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Destiny 2's New 'Dawning' Event Is A Blast Destiny 2's New 'Dawning' Event Is A Blast

It’s holiday season in Destiny, a video game in which players travel through space trying to get at least one exotic drop before they die. That means it’s time for The Dawning, an annual event devoted to sleighs and snow. Last year’s Dawning was full of Grinchy loot boxes, but this year’s is stuffed with holiday cheer.

Blizzard Abruptly Kills Heroes of the Storm Esports, Leaving Players And Casters Fuming Blizzard Abruptly Kills Heroes of the Storm Esports, Leaving Players And Casters Fuming

Last night, Blizzard announced plans to scale down Heroes of the Storm, moving its developers to other games and putting an end to its Heroes of the Storm Global Championship (HGC) esports league. The news came as a shock to hundreds of Heroes of the Storm players and broadcasters, many of whom say they now find…

Call of Duty Developer Evacuated After Bomb Threat Call of Duty Developer Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Infinity Ward, the Los Angeles-based developer behind various Call of Duty games including Infinite Warfare, evacuated employees today following a bomb threat, Kotaku has learned.

How The Game Awards' Big Announcements Came Together How The Game Awards' Big Announcements Came Together

How does a surprise Game Awards announcement come together? Host Geoff Keighley joins this week’s Kotaku Splitscreen to discuss.

Don't Expect The Outer Worlds To Be As Gigantic As Fallout: New Vegas Don't Expect The Outer Worlds To Be As Gigantic As Fallout: New Vegas

The Outer Worlds, the next game from the developers at Obsidian, might be the game I’m most excited for in 2019. Helmed by the original creators of Fallout, it appears poised to be the New Vegas successor that everyone has wanted for years. Just don’t expect it to be quite as vast.

Guy Counts Every Ellipsis You Have To See To Finish Xenogears Guy Counts Every Ellipsis You Have To See To Finish Xenogears

There are 6,970 ellipses in the main story of the epic Japanese role-playing game Xenogears, according to one intrepid player who decided to spend his free time counting them all. Todd, who goes by SpikeyHairedOrphan on Reddit, thinks that if you counted all of the optional dialogue, you’d probably find thousands more.

The next episode of The Walking Dead’s final season will hit on January 15, 2019. A team of 40-something former Telltale developers are picking up where they left off to finish episodes three and four despite the studio’s demise.

Obsidian's Next Game, The Outer Worlds, Is Basically Fallout: New Vegas In Space Obsidian's Next Game, The Outer Worlds, Is Basically Fallout: New Vegas In Space

As Bethesda takes Fallout multiplayer, the original creators of Fallout are making a brand new single-player shooter-RPG along with the studio that made Fallout: New Vegas. It’s called The Outer Worlds, it’ll be out next year, and it’s basically New Vegas in space.

BioWare Wants You To Know That Story Is A Priority For Anthem  BioWare Wants You To Know That Story Is A Priority For Anthem 

One of the biggest ongoing questions surrounding BioWare’s upcoming online shooter Anthem is whether it will be able to hit the narrative bar that the studio has set for itself through series like Dragon Age and Mass Effect. With a new trailer tonight—and a presentation to press this morning in Los Angeles—BioWare is…

Destiny 2's Newest DLC Embraces The Grind Even More Destiny 2's Newest DLC Embraces The Grind Even More

Today marks the release of the latest expansion for Destiny 2, a video game in which players travel through space trying to buy enough shaders to please Bobby Kotick. In the past, Destiny’s expansions have followed a certain familiar rhythm. The Black Armory is very different.

Fortnite maker Epic Games announced today that it’s opening its own PC store, the newest entry in a now-crowded market that also includes Steam, GOG, and Discord. Epic says its store will take a 12% cut—as opposed to Steam’s 30% cut—offering what appears to be a way better deal for developers.

Why Obra Dinn Is One Of The Year's Best Games Why Obra Dinn Is One Of The Year's Best Games

On this week’s Kotaku Splitscreen, we implore you to not miss Return of the Obra Dinn, a phenomenal game and contender for 2018's greatest.

Despite all the rumors, Rocksteady is not making a Superman game, as you may already know if you listen to Kotaku Splitscreen. The studio behind the critically acclaimed Arkham trilogy won’t be at The Game Awards next week either, according to director Sefton Hill.

Genesis Classics On Switch Is The Perfect Way To Play Old Games Genesis Classics On Switch Is The Perfect Way To Play Old Games

In another reality, one where companies like Nintendo and Sony actually cared about preserving their old games and ensuring that their entire libraries were playable now and forever, something like Genesis Classics might not be a rarity. But it is, and hey, it’s pretty damn great.

Indie Dev Releases Game After Documenting Its Development Every Week For Three Years Indie Dev Releases Game After Documenting Its Development Every Week For Three Years

“I’m actually hoping to finish it in the next few months, so probably around April, May... and then I will hopefully be able to release it in the summer, around June or July,” said Karl Wimble in a video about his game, Equilinox, on February 19, 2016. The game came out on November 23, 2018, and if that’s not game…

Here’s a first look at some of the new stuff we’ll see in Destiny 2's new update, Black Armory, which starts on Tuesday. You’ll need the paid Annual Pass to get access to the new activities and raid lair, although anyone who owns Forsaken will be able to find the new seasonal weapons.

Red Dead Online Goes Live This Week Red Dead Online Goes Live This Week

The multiplayer component to Rockstar’s new Western will be out this week, the developer said today, promising a beta for Red Dead Online that will launch on a staggered schedule for Red Dead Redemption 2 owners starting tomorrow.

This week’s episode of Kotaku Splitscreen tackles two big games: First we bring on Kotaku’s Ethan Gach to talk about the bizarre, buggy Fallout 76 (6:51) and then Kirk and I take a deep dive into Red Dead Redemption 2's story (35:32), spoilers and all. (Seriously, we spoil it all.) Listen here or via your favorite…

The Past, Present, And Future Of Diablo The Past, Present, And Future Of Diablo

On November 2, 2018, Blizzard closed its annual BlizzCon keynote by announcing, to scattered applause, a Diablo game for phones. It was a baffling marketing decision that immediately set off controversy, as fans of Blizzard’s iconic action-role-playing game franchise loudly accused the company of neglecting its PC…

The Legacy Of Stan Lee The Legacy Of Stan Lee

What does Stan Lee mean to hardcore comics fans? To answer that question, we brought old friend Evan Narcisse back for this week’s episode of Kotaku Splitscreen.

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