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We’ve updated our post about the ‘EA game dev’ who said he received death threats, with new information including photos he shared from the EA office (some of which were taken from the Visceral Games Twitter feed) and the fact that his full name was not in EA’s current employee database.

EA Temporarily Removes Microtransactions From Star Wars Battlefront II EA Temporarily Removes Microtransactions From Star Wars Battlefront II

EA is temporarily pulling the microtransactions from Star Wars Battlefront II, a shocking move that comes after days of zealous fan anger and just hours before the official launch of the game.

Looks Like Skyrim Performs Pretty Well On The Switch Looks Like Skyrim Performs Pretty Well On The Switch

How does the seminal role-playing game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim perform on a handheld console with the processing power of a high-end tablet? Pretty good, as it turns out.

How To Get In Better Shape How To Get In Better Shape

We’re just one week away from Thanksgiving, which means it’s time to start thinking about losing all the fat you’re about to gain. On today’s Kotaku Splitscreen, we’re here to help.

The Curious Case Of The 'EA Game Dev' Who Said He Received Death Threats [UPDATE] The Curious Case Of The 'EA Game Dev' Who Said He Received Death Threats [UPDATE]

Earlier this week, a man with “Game Dev @EA” in his Twitter profile wrote that he had received death threats from angry Star Wars Battlefront II fans. His story was covered by news outlets like USA Today, the BBC, and Yahoo. Vice wrote an editorial about it, CNBC ran a headline about it, and the tweet was retweeted by…

GameStop 'Temporarily Pauses' Unlimited Used Games Program GameStop 'Temporarily Pauses' Unlimited Used Games Program

GameStop has suspended its PowerPass program, which offers customers six months of unlimited access to used games. The retail chain told employees yesterday to pull down all signage involving the program and store it in their backrooms, according to two GameStop staff.

IGN Staff Walk Out After Former Employee's Sexual Harassment Claims [UPDATE] IGN Staff Walk Out After Former Employee's Sexual Harassment Claims [UPDATE]

Prominent staff at the gaming site IGN say they’ve walked out today in the wake of allegations late last week that a former editor sexually harassed two women at the company.

EA Defense Of Star Wars Battlefront II Becomes Most Downvoted Reddit Comment Ever EA Defense Of Star Wars Battlefront II Becomes Most Downvoted Reddit Comment Ever

We’re four days away from the first Star Wars video game story since Star Wars Kinect, but few people are talking about what Star Wars Battlefront II’s campaign might look like. Instead, the internet discourse has been all about microtransactions, and players feel so ripped off that they’ve granted publisher EA the…

The Xbox One X Is A Tough Sell The Xbox One X Is A Tough Sell

The Xbox One X does exactly what it’s meant to do, but who is it for? Is it worth buying the most powerful game console ever? Let’s discuss on today’s Kotaku Splitscreen.

It's Amazing That Doom Can Even Run On The Switch It's Amazing That Doom Can Even Run On The Switch

Doom does not perform nearly as well on the Switch as it does on PS4, Xbox One, or PC. On Nintendo’s latest console, Doom runs at a lower framerate, with big sacrifices in resolution and graphical fidelity. But really, isn’t it a miracle that Doom is on the Switch at all?

EA Is Buying Titanfall Developer Respawn For Over $400 Million EA Is Buying Titanfall Developer Respawn For Over $400 Million

Mega-publisher EA has purchased a new studio—Respawn, the developer of Titanfall. The news comes just weeks after the publisher shuttered Visceral Games.

Rockstar Changed Truth/Doubt/Lie For The L.A. Noire Remaster Rockstar Changed Truth/Doubt/Lie For The L.A. Noire Remaster

One of the most bizarre quirks in the detective game L.A. Noire was that choosing the “doubt” option—out of “truth/doubt/lie”—would transform protagonist Cole Phelps into a raging psychopath. For the remastered version, publisher Rockstar has changed those options entirely.

Video Game Publishers Have Come Up With Fun New Ways To Say 'Microtransaction' Video Game Publishers Have Come Up With Fun New Ways To Say 'Microtransaction'

What do you call it when a video game is full of items or services that you can buy with real money? Is it “games as a service”? “Recurrent consumer spending opportunities”? Or maybe PRI (Player Recurring Investment)?

Telltale Games is laying off 90 people, or about 25% of its staff, the company said today. “The decision is designed to make the company, a leader in player-driven narrative games, more competitive as a developer and publisher of groundbreaking story-driven gaming experiences with an emphasis on high quality in the…

Here's A Ton Of New Info On Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Here's A Ton Of New Info On Xenoblade Chronicles 2

We’re just over three weeks away from Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and to celebrate, Nintendo today offered a bunch of new details for the upcoming Switch role-playing game, including a spotlight of the combat system and the reveal of a season pass.

How Microsoft Almost Published Torchlight, And Other Memories From Runic Games How Microsoft Almost Published Torchlight, And Other Memories From Runic Games

Last week, publisher Perfect World shut down Runic Games, the Seattle-based developer of Torchlight and Hob. To commemorate, we asked one of the studio’s co-founders to share some thoughts and anecdotes.

The Difference Between Mario Odyssey And Breath Of The Wild The Difference Between Mario Odyssey And Breath Of The Wild

Just what makes Super Mario Odyssey so delightful to play? Today on Kotaku Splitscreen, let’s discuss.

Blizzard Announces World of Warcraft Classic Blizzard Announces World of Warcraft Classic

Move over, Nostalrius—Blizzard is making its own classic servers for World of Warcraft, called World of Warcraft Classic.

StarCraft II Is Going Free-To-Play StarCraft II Is Going Free-To-Play

StarCraft II is going free-to-play, Blizzard announced today during the BlizzCon 2017 keynote. On November 14, you’ll be able to download the Wings of Liberty campaign without paying a cent, getting access to both single- and multiplayer for free.

Studio Behind Torchlight Shuts Down; Big Layoffs At Studio Behind Gigantic Studio Behind Torchlight Shuts Down; Big Layoffs At Studio Behind Gigantic

China-based publisher Perfect World this week laid off most of Motiga, the developer of the hero shooter Gigantic, and shut down Runic Games, the studio behind the popular action-RPG Torchlight and the recently released puzzle-platformer Hob. Both game developers were based in Seattle.

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