Stadia’s Sudden Shutdown Blindsided Staff, Devs, And Bungie

photo: Hulton Archives / Stringers / Kotaku (Getty Images) Few thought Google’s troubled streaming service, Stadia, might ever become a dominant player in the gaming industry, but almost no one expected it to shut down so abruptly, including the company’s own employees. Stadia VP Phil Harrison, almost becoming the grim reaper of new gaming initiatives, … Read more

Far Cry 6 Game Of The Year Edition Leaked, We Have Questions

image: Ubisoft An image found on the backend of the Xbox online store seems to reveal that Ubisoft is gearing up to launch a “Game Of The Year Upgrade Pass” for Far cry 6. That’s…fine, I guess, but it raises the question: Which site out there thought it was the best game of 2021 and … Read more

One Of The Biggest Reasons To Play Destiny 2 Is Bugged Now

image: Bungie/Kotaku There have been a fair number of complaints about destiny 2‘s Season of Plunder, but for the most part I’ve been having a blast. So it’s a major bummer that one of the main reasons to play right now appears bugged for the second week in a row. An upgrade that’s key to … Read more

How Bungie’s 15 Year Old Shooter Defined Triple-A Games

image: Microsoft/Bungie These days, the Blockbuster Game, a release from a major publisher that’s hoping to be an event that occupies everyone’s attention and Game of the Year discussions, is an institution. It’s easy to tell what such a game is in its current state, as it’s typically about fathers trying to connect with their … Read more

Apex Legends Devs Are Sick Of Players Harassing Them

Respawn Entertainment took to Twitter this week with a statement condemning the “increased harassment” its employees have faced over the variety of issues plaguing the popular battle royale shooter Apex Legends. In the statement, Respawn said that while it “loves hearing feedback” from the community, attacking developers isn’t healthy constructive criticism. The studio continued saying … Read more

Destiny 2 Nixes Season 18 Challenge Because It Took Too Long

image: Bungie destiny 2‘s Season of Plunder has been a surprisingly enjoyable romp through space pirate fantasy so far, but it hasn’t been without its issues. The biggest one yet materialized this week when a new story quest required players to kill 50 champions before they could progress. Bungie decided to auto-complete the challenge for … Read more

Modern Warfare 2 Is Officially Dropping Red Dots

image: Infinity Ward Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, out October 28, will stand by controversial design decisions even after its strained beta weekend, developer Infinity Ward says. The long-standing ability to slide-cancel—which allowed players to manipulate sliding into a super-fast run—is gone, and, in a move that has replaced some players’ eyes with infernal … Read more

Lightfall’s Exotic Rifle Worth The $100 Premium?

Quicksilver Storm is an exotic auto rifle available to certain Lightfall pre orders.image: Bungie Bungie’s loot shooter destiny 2 will grow once more come February 28, the day its anticipated new Lightfall expansion is slated to launch. But with the “Deluxe” edition launching at the heady price of $100, one naturally wonders if any of … Read more

EA And DICE’s Battlefield Series Of Games Is Now 20 Years Old

Screenshot: Saving Private Ryan On September 10, 2002, publishers Electronic Arts and a relatively unknown developed called DICE released a multiplayer shooter called Battlefield 1942. In the 20 years since everyone involved has been on one hell of a ride. The game, which not only featured infantry but also allowed players to control vehicles, was … Read more

Halo Infinite’s Forge Mode Could Save The Floundering Game

image: 343 Industries Last week, the multiplayer shooter Halo Infinitewhich makes headlines more often for its stumbles than its successes, suffered its biggest PR blow to date: Couch co-op, a feature first flaunted half a decade ago, wouldn’t come out as intended. It wasn’t delayed, as with most of the planned features for Halo Infinite. … Read more