First-person shooters

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Players Abhor The New Hulu-Like Menus

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Players Abhor The New Hulu-Like Menus

Image: Activision Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is ostensibly a game about shooting people in the face. But like lots of other modern games, it’s also about playing dress-up and navigating an endless sea of ​​unlocks and monetizable cosmetics. While the shooting is good, the stream of menus in-between has some players raging and …

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Fans Can't Believe They Have To Play In Fair Matches

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Fans Can’t Believe They Have To Play In Fair Matches

Screenshots: Activision Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 drops on October 28, although if you preordered it, you’ve likely already gotten some through some of the campaign. But ahead of the game’s full release, which will give people full access to the multiplayer component, some are decrying the game’s skill-based matchmaking (SBMM). Modern Warfare 2 …

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The Red Ring Of Death Stalked All My Friends, And Then It Came For Me

The Red Ring Of Death Stalked All My Friends, And Then It Came For Me

It would come sooner or later. There was no escape.Image: Microsoft / Evan Amos / Kotaku Hidden from the bustle of Jamaica Avenue, down a winding flight of stairs, the shop looked like a mausoleum, with stacks of busted PS2s, OG Xboxes, and GameCubes lining the walls. That small store in the Jamaica Colosseum Mall …

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Destiny 2's Most Powerful Exotic Gets Controversial Downgrade

Destiny 2’s Most Powerful Exotic Gets Controversial Downgrade

Image: Bungie Destiny 2’s Exotic Trace Rifle Divinity has been the backbone of a lot of players’ arsenals for end game content ever since it was first introduced back in the Shadowkeep expansion in 2019. Yesterday, Bungie finally announced a long-awaited nerf to how powerful it is, and while many are welcoming the change, it’s …

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Game Devs And Stadia Employees Alike Were Blindsided By The Sudden Shutdown

Game Devs And Stadia Employees Alike Were Blindsided By The Sudden Shutdown

Photo: Hulton Archive / Stringer / 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, fast becoming the grim reaper of new gaming initiatives, …

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Now and Forever, Halo 3 is the Original Blockbuster Game

Now and Forever, Halo 3 is the Original Blockbuster Game

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 is typically about fathers trying to connect with …

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Apex Legends Devs Are Sick Of Players Harassing Them

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 …

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Destiny 2 Gives Up On New Challenge, Tacitly Admitting There's A Much Bigger Problem

Destiny 2 Gives Up On New Challenge, Tacitly Admitting There’s A Much Bigger Problem

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 …

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Is This Destiny 2 Exotic Really Worth $100?

Is This Destiny 2 Exotic Really Worth $100?

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 the bundled …

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Destiny 2 Players Are Losing It Over Stealth Change That Feels Harsh

Destiny 2 Players Are Losing It Over Stealth Change That Feels Harsh

Screenshots: Bungie / Kotaku Destiny 2‘s Crucible has seen better days. Rarely does it seem like the PVP offerings please anyone. Hardcore players complain about gun balance, while newcomers are quickly thrashed and resign themselves to never coming back. But today many players are united in being pissed off about the latest change to the …

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