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MMO Players Feel Conflicted About Online Sugar Daddies MMO Players Feel Conflicted About Online Sugar Daddies

Kristin Carnage was making her way through a city in World of Warcraft when a stranger stopped her female avatar. The stranger, a male avatar, opened a trade window with Carnage and moved, in her words, “a ton of gold” in his section of the trade box. For a while afterward, he offered to help run her through content…

The Special Olympics USA Games announced today it’s getting its first-ever games tournament. On July 2 in Seattle, athletes will compete at Forza Motorsport 7.

Here Are Overwatch's New Anniversary Skins Here Are Overwatch's New Anniversary Skins

Overwatch’s two-year anniversary event is now live, and Doomfist is actually lookin’ pretty good right about now.

An experimental storm-tracking backpack item accidentally made its way into Fortnite’s latest patch today. The backpack, which indicates where the eye of the storm will end up, “was not intended to make it into the v4.2 Content Update,” said developer Epic Games on Fortnite’s subreddit. “We can’t promise this will…

Steam Top Seller House Flipper Makes It Fun To Watch Paint Dry Steam Top Seller House Flipper Makes It Fun To Watch Paint Dry

Imagine if the most annoying thing about tiling your bathroom was waiting for a three-second loading bar to fill up. That’s all it takes in House Flipper, a satisfying game about being a one-man house-flipping business and one of Steam’s top-selling new releases.

FLCL: Progressive's Premiere Is Good, But Tame FLCL: Progressive's Premiere Is Good, But Tame

“There is no amount of weed that will make this make sense,” said a college boyfriend a few minutes into the iconic 2000 anime FLCL. After 18 years, demented and amazing teen angst anime FLCL is getting two sequels, the first of which airs June 2. Its premiere episode is easy to watch and, disappointingly, a little…

Smash Players Plead With Each Other To Please, For The Love Of God, Stop Smelling So Bad Smash Players Plead With Each Other To Please, For The Love Of God, Stop Smelling So Bad

At Jason “RustyTrombone” Husisian’s first Super Smash Bros. tournament at a hotel in Easton, Pennsylvania, he was focused on out-maneuvering his opponent when a nearby attendee’s smell filled his nostrils. “I get a whiff and I legit start coughing,” Husisian recalled. “It smelled like he worked in a crematorium.”

In a blog post today, Epic Games announced that Fortnite mobile players now have the ability to customize the game’s HUD using a blueprint. Players have been asking for this since Fortnite mobile’s release. The post also said that, soon, Fortnite mobile will have its own voice chat and—thankfully—come to Android this…

Fortnite's Latest Patch Adds Small But Needed Quality Of Life Updates Fortnite's Latest Patch Adds Small But Needed Quality Of Life Updates

After a delay, Epic Games released its latest Fortnite patch today, and although it’s not the most action-packed update, it’s got some great quality of life improvements.

Forgotton Anne Is A Very Anime Platformer About Rebellious Household Objects Forgotton Anne Is A Very Anime Platformer About Rebellious Household Objects

Puzzle-platformer Forgotton Anne plays like a side-scrolling Studio Ghibli movie. Without a health bar, an inventory or a weapon, Anne, who keeps peace in the Forgotten Lands, is Sophie from Howl’s Moving Castle or Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service—only, it’s unclear whether she’s righteous or inhumanly callous.

What Stops Women From Going Pro In Esports What Stops Women From Going Pro In Esports

Cecilia D’Anastasio: So Nintendo invited a bunch of Super Smash Bros. pros to showcase Smash 5 at E3 this year! And among some of my favorites—Armada, Zero and Hungrybox—are exactly no women. I didn’t notice an outcry. Frankly, it was about as surprising as walking outside and noticing the sky, which was very much not…

Hundreds Of Fortnite Players Are Calling A Store Named 'Epic Loot Games' Hundreds Of Fortnite Players Are Calling A Store Named 'Epic Loot Games'

Like many customer support reps for Fortnite developer Epic Games, Hunter Davies has heard from hundreds of anxious, frustrated, and furious Fortnite players. Problem is, Hunter Davies doesn’t work for Epic Games. He works for Epic Loot Games, a small hobby shop in an Ohio strip mall that has received a great deal of…

Overwatch’s two-year birthday is coming up, and instead of confetti cake, players are getting a competitive mode for “Deathmatch” and a new Deathmatch map called Petra on May 22 . Of course, there will be new skins and dance emotes, too. I cannot wait to see the Doomfist dance.

Lu Over The Wall Is A Delightful Film About Mermaids, Music, And Growing Up Lu Over The Wall Is A Delightful Film About Mermaids, Music, And Growing Up

In one scene in anime movie Lu over the Wall, a band of incognito high schoolers stuff a mermaid in a cooler for their gig at a fishing town’s lantern festival commemorating loved ones lost at sea.

Final Fantasy XIV is getting a huge content update on May 22, publisher Square Enix announced today. In addition to the new main scenario quest “Under the Moonlight” and a new dungeon, FFXIV is getting some much-needed user experience updates: improvements for color-blind players and cross-world Linkshell chat.

D&D's Upcoming Adventure Will Showcase Its Grossest Monster D&D's Upcoming Adventure Will Showcase Its Grossest Monster

Sometimes, people create horrible and unconscionable things all in the name of fantasy.

Nintendo Doesn't Want The Best Smash Bros. Melee Player In The World At Its Big Tournament Nintendo Doesn't Want The Best Smash Bros. Melee Player In The World At Its Big Tournament

Nintendo didn’t invite the top player of its longest-running esports title, Super Smash Bros. Melee, to its biggest (and likely only) tournament of the year. Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma isn’t exactly salty that he won’t be playing at the E3 Invitational next month; he’s more disbelieving. “It’s not as outlandish as flat…

Twitch Counter-Sues Gambling Streamer Who It Banned Twitch Counter-Sues Gambling Streamer Who It Banned

Two years ago, Twitch booted a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive streamer who, among other things, allegedly ran a potentially illegal and reportedly rigged site that let kids gamble on CS:GO skins. Earlier this year, that streamer sued the gigantic video platform. And now, Twitch is counter-suing the streamer saying…

Nathan, Eric and I (Cecilia) will be streaming Overwatch on Kotaku’s Twitch channel at 8pm est. Tune in for the hooks!

You Likely Never Saw Twitch's 'Most Popular' Emote You Likely Never Saw Twitch's 'Most Popular' Emote

“Fed7,” a squished image of a man saluting in a white T-shirt, was until yesterday the most popular emote on Twitch, according to one analysis. So why is is that most viewers have probably never even seen it?

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