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Hot Wheels RC Brings Rocket League To Life This Fall

Last year, Rocket League developer Psyonix added iconic Hot Wheels vehicles to its popular car soccer video game. This year, Hot Wheels returns the favor, recreating the video game in miniature with the Hot Wheels Rocket League RC Rivals Set. While I would have been satisfied with a couple of traditional Hot Wheels cars and …

Don't Expect Much From Lego Marvel 2's Black Panther DLC

Here’s the whole level in a little over 13 minutes. In today’s downloadable Black Panther level for Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2, Everett K. Ross is kidnapped by Erik Killmonger, setting up an epic showdown that doesn’t actually happen. I don’t expect much from a $2.99 piece of Lego game DLC. A few extra characters, …

Rare Says Sea Of Thieves Will Run Well Even On Crappy PCs

Usually, when developers talk about PC ports of big games, they emphasize top-tier performance. The best possible graphics, the highest resolutions. God rays, 4k, a million frames per second. Rare, though, has taken a different approach with Sea of Thieves. The game, Rare says, will run capably on a whole host of different PC configurations. …

Sex, Pong, And Pioneers: What Atari Was Really Like, According To Women Who Were There

Back in 1973, Steve Miller Band’s “The Joker” was blaring from the PA in a California warehouse as two dozen women in flared jeans assembled Pong circuit boards. The smell of corned beef and marijuana wafted down the manufacturing line. Orders for Atari’s landmark table tennis video game were still pouring in on the crisp …

EVE Exploiters Will Soon Face Harsher Punishments

EVE Online is under siege. The invasion isn’t masterminded by one of EVE’s infamous misanthropes or some grand armada worth hundreds of thousands of dollars— it’s an invasion of exploiters, botters and hackers. This time, instead of the players battling in space, CCP Games’ Security Team is on the front line. Since the Ascension expansion …

Divinity: Original Sin 2's Director Wants The Game To Kick Players' Asses

Today on Kotaku Splitscreen we’re talking to the director of Divinity: Original Sin 2, one of the best role-playing games we’ve ever played. First, Kirk and I talk about Nintendo Labo and The Leftovers before getting into the news of the week (18:37) on Counter-Strike’s co-creator getting charged with commercial sexual abuse of a minor, …

Making A New Game For The Original Sega Genesis Isn't Easy

Image credit: Peter Taylor, via Flickr Matt Phillips has been working on Tanglewood, a new game for the Sega Genesis, for a few years now. Set to release sometime this year, the project has been a challenging endeavor but one which hasn’t dissuaded its creator from doing the same thing for his next game. Tanglewood …