Ever since Mario Kart 8’s second DLC pack arrived last week, fans and players have been deliberating on just how game-changing the new high-speed 200CC difficulty mode truly is. Apparently, it changes things up enough to render “fire hopping,” the game’s most controversial exploit, effectively inert. »
Nobody does self-referential humor quite like Nintendo, that’s for sure. Mario Kart 8’s new DLC is no exception to this rule. »
Hai Lam, the team captain and accomplished player for the North American League of Legends eSports team Cloud9, has been pushed into retirement due to a longstanding wrist injury. While Hai said that he’ll stay on in C9 as its “Chief Gaming Officer,” his departure comes at a critical time for his beleaguered team. »
Vote manipulation. Banned journalists and YouTubers. Reddit moderators who enjoy a disproportionate amount of influence. Not all is well in the community of one of the most world’s popular video games.
Mario Kart 8’s second batch of DLC finally came out today. Just like the first round that added Zelda and F-Zero stuff into the mix, this one looks pretty rad. Perhaps more importantly, it also looks ridiculously, disgustingly cute. »
Sometimes you feel like you’re so friggin’ close to securing a kill in a game like Heroes of the Storm that you start to act a little...reckless. Other times, you’re not actually that close to the kill at all; you just think you are. These are also known as the most embarrassing MOBA moments imaginable. »
Fans of the original Alan Wake have long wondered why their hunger for creeptacular suspense-filled third-person action game goodness hasn’t been fed with a sequel. This week, they got more of a proper answer. And a new hope. »
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I imagine that parents get struck with a revelation in the process of rearing a child that helps them appreciate the enormity of the task before them. I say “imagine” because I’ve never had a child. At least, a real one. But I was struck by that revelation recently thanks to a small, weird Nintendo game of all things. »
Heroes of the Storm is officially launching on June 2nd, following an open beta period beginning May 19th, Blizzard just announced. If you haven’t been able to check the newfangled MOBA out yet, you really should! It’s a lot of fun. Also I’m betting that there will be lots of boosts and other goodies during the beta.
Was anybody else seriously let down by these? I thought fatalities were supposed to be some cool, over-the-top expression of a particular character. Or at least, they’re obviously meant to be a defining point of MK as a series/the subject of 99% of its hype pre-release. This video makes it look like you just… »
The thing is it’s really not just $5. It’s $5 dollars per individual skin. There are a bunch of skins for each champion, and more than 120 champions. It’s easy to spend $50-100 on this to get the same feature that HOTS provides for free. »