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As Spreadsheet Of Accused Abusers Spreads, Anime Conventions Get Their MeToo Movement As Spreadsheet Of Accused Abusers Spreads, Anime Conventions Get Their MeToo Movement

A spreadsheet containing the names of alleged abusers and harassers who attend U.S. anime conventions is making its way around social media as part of a small #MeToo movement in the niche community.

A Gamer's Guide To Not Getting Hacked A Gamer's Guide To Not Getting Hacked

If you play video games, you are an ideal target to get wrecked by hackers.

Yesterday, Riot Games updated its company manifesto, which, according to Kotaku’s report, was a contributing factor to its sexist culture. Released in 2012, Riot’s values “served us well for many years, but didn’t evolve along with us,” the website reads. The new manifesto has removed points like “Take Play Seriously”…

Smash Ultimate Online Won't Let You Taunt, So Everyone's Teabagging Instead Smash Ultimate Online Won't Let You Taunt, So Everyone's Teabagging Instead

Nintendo’s removal of the “taunt” option in Smash Ultimate online play has sparked an outbreak of one of gaming’s most notorious behaviors: teabagging.

Peach Is A Monster In Smash Ultimate, Pros Say Peach Is A Monster In Smash Ultimate, Pros Say

Gonzalo “Zero” Barrios, regarded as the best Smash 4 player in the world, recently needed a safe approach against Ezra “Samsora” Morris Jr., who was playing Peach. It was their both of their final stocks at last weekend’s Smash Ultimate tournament, Smash Conference. Barrios tried hard to bait Morris’s white…

The Division 2 won’t be landing on Steam initially and will, in fact, launch on the Epic Games store on March 15, GamesIndustry.biz reports. The Epic Games store is skimming only 12% off sales compared to Steam’s 30%, making it an attractive option for game developers. GamesIndustry.biz added that publisher Ubisoft…

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, One Month Later Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, One Month Later

Smash Ultimate is a living game, and one month later, it’s just starting to walk on two legs. Sure, its launch was explosive, but Smash takes on new meaning as fans’ ideas about it evolve. Who’s top tier in the meta? What’s the wackiest ruleset anyone’s come up with? Will we decide a year from now, en masse, to play…

Middle Eastern Fortnite Players Start Massive Protest For Dedicated Servers Middle Eastern Fortnite Players Start Massive Protest For Dedicated Servers

Alaa “DvLZStaTioN” Ebrahim has been missing his sniper shots. The popular Fortnite YouTuber, who has three million subscribers, says it’s not his fault. Nor are the times when his opponents’ shots hit him even as he moves away from the rain of bullets. Ebrahim, who lives in Bahrain, a small island country in the…

Hooray! Just now, beloved ESPer anime Mob Psycho 100's second season launched on Crunchyroll. It’s a hilarious, psychedelic twist on shonen anime tropes centered on an innocuous kid who happens to be a powerful psychic. You can read our review of the first season here.

The Five Best Anime Of 2018 The Five Best Anime Of 2018

Anime wasn’t very generous to us in 2018. There weren’t as many wholly original standouts, like in 2017, or 2016's steady flow of genre-defining pillars. Adding to that, 2018 also gave us a couple stinkers in the “thanks, I hate it” category: an anime about anthropomorphic horse girls who race each other and are idol…

Tips For Playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate [UPDATED] Tips For Playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate [UPDATED]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has it all, and whether you’re a seasoned pro or a newbie coming in blind, “it all” is a lot. Every fighter from every prior Smash game is available, plus over 100 stages, a lot of wily items, a slew of quality-of-life updates and a somewhat perplexing collectables system called “Spirits.”…

Blizzard Creates Official Catalog Of Overwatch Pros Who Break The Rules Blizzard Creates Official Catalog Of Overwatch Pros Who Break The Rules

We know who’s been naughty now, thanks to Blizzard’s new website outing Overwatch pros for violating the Overwatch League’s rules and code of conduct.

Valve Walks Back Its Stance On Balancing Artifact Cards Valve Walks Back Its Stance On Balancing Artifact Cards

Digital card game Artifact received some crowd-pleasing changes yesterday, and thank God, because players have been bleeding out of the game since its late November launch.

It’s hard to put into words why Fortnite—as repetitive as it can be as a game—has so immersed a huge number of gamers. “Fortnite Isn’t A Game, It’s A Place,” a new article by writer Owen Williams, described Fortnite’s appeal as a hang-out spot rather than as your bread-and-butter shooter.

Smash Ultimate's Big Boys Finally Kick Butt Smash Ultimate's Big Boys Finally Kick Butt

There was a time when a popular Smash flex was showing someone that you could even beat them with Bowser, the hulking, slow-to-move Mario monster. Before Bowser’s huge form had even initiated an attack, it’s likely his opponent had already gotten in a shot or two. It’s not that he wasn’t powerful—he was, when he could…

FBI Seizes 15 DDoS-For-Hire Websites FBI Seizes 15 DDoS-For-Hire Websites

Today, the FBI announced it took action against 15 domains that allegedly helped take down other people’s websites, game servers and other online services through distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. The seizures comes a week before Christmas, which, the FBI says, is “a period historically plagued by prolific…

What We Like (And Don't Like) About Unlocking Smash Ultimate's Fighters What We Like (And Don't Like) About Unlocking Smash Ultimate's Fighters

Since Smash Ultimate’s launch, a debate has been brewing among fans new and old: Is the fighter-unlocking system in Smash Ultimate bullshit, or actually super fun?

The State Of Twitch In 2018 The State Of Twitch In 2018

By pretty much every measure that matters, 2018 has been Twitch’s biggest year ever. Already a force in the gaming world, Fortnite helped catapult the streaming platform into the mainstream. There were big moments, bigger numbers, and of course, lots of growing pains.

Smash Ultimate patched the game last night to make its crappy online experience significantly less crappy. After some time with the game post-patch, it appears that Smash made players’ preferred online play rules “more highly prioritized.” We have updated our article on Smash online to reflect that change.

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