Cheating Scandal Chess Pro Defiant After Security At Tourney

Two days after released a 72-page report detailing Grandmaster Hans Niemann’s repeated history of online cheating on its website, the beleaguered pro is now, much to everyone’s surprise, competing in 2022’s US Chess Championship. And while the internet has cracked plenty of jokes about how, exactly, Niemann might be cheating in over-the-board play, it … Read more

You Can’t Play Overwatch 2 Right Now Because It’s Under Attack

screenshot: Blizzard Entertainment If you’ve been having trouble getting into Overwatch 2 on launch, you’re not alone. Blizzard president Mike Ybarra announced on Twitter that the Overwatch 2 servers are currently undergoing a “mass” distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, which typically occurs when something is maliciously flooded with traffic to prevent others from connecting. … Read more

Overwatch 2 Wasn’t Playable Last Night, But The Memes Were Dank

First time?picture: Blizzard / Kotaku If you weren’t able to log in and play Blizzard’s highly anticipated hero shooter sorta-sequel, Overwatch 2, you weren’t the only one. After months of developer updates the free-to-play game’s launch day was met with not just one, but two DDoS attacks, forcing players to suffer through ungodly-long queues only … Read more

The New Need For Speed Game Looks Anime AF

picture: EA / Criterion / Kotaku Fans of Electronic Arts racing series need for speed might not have to wait long for the next game because new leaked images show its upcoming game hit the internet, and y’all it’s looking anime AF. Today, members of the r/NeedForSpeed subreddit spotted leaked images of the new Need … Read more

Overwatch 2’s Phone Requirement: ‘Punished For Being Poor’

picture: Blizzard “It feels like being punished for being poor,” Overwatch player Richard Meunster told Kotaku over email. Along with 19 million other peopleRichard and his brother both use Cricket Wireless, one of the prepaid phone services that Overwatch 2 will not accept for its newly installed, mandatory two-factor authentication system, SMS Protect. every single … Read more

GTA V Requires You Kill At Least 96 People To Beat It

picture: Rockstar North Matthew Judge, or Twitch streamer and YouTube creator DarkViperAUhas been working on his “pacifist run” of GTA V for three years. You might know “pacifism” as abhorring all violence, but pacifist video game runs have a more Machiavellian approach to world peace: It’s okay to kill, as long as the killing is … Read more

Xbox Game Pass Surprisingly Loaded To Start October 2022

screenshot: Asobo Studio / Focus Entertainment The spooky season is upon us and a lowkey stacked October for Xbox Game Pass is bringing the rat kings, HR Giger body horror, and twee trick-or-treating to celebrate. Whether you just want to go medieval against online strangers in Chivalry 2 or bask in the striking beauty of … Read more

TV Network Ripped Online After Calling Classic Sega Game Indie

screenshot: sega A British media conglomerate, Sky, has just made a complete ass of itself on Twitter, after attempting to hang wiv da cool kidz while promoting its new partnership with David Beckham’s eSports company, Guild. Asking followers of the [checks notes] technical support account to tweet a screenshot of their “favorite childhood #IndieGame,” they … Read more

Phasmophobia ‘Sex Pest’ Kicked From Official Discord Server

picture: Kinetic Games An admin on the official Discord servers for Kinetic Games’ extremely popular indie horror game Phasmophobia was recently removed after a Twitter user issued a public condemnation of the studio for not keeping its community safe from sexual harassment and racism. Last week, Twitter user @CrownedCollider posted a thread in which they … Read more

‘Call The Cops!’ Fishing Tourney Becomes Frenzy Over Cheating

“Maybe we should cut you open and count the rings of whiskey.”picture: RockstarGames If you thought last month’s chess grandmaster anal bead conspiracy saga was the worst thing that could happen to a competitive sporting event, I’ve got some bad news for you. The rolling world of competitive sports fishing now has an oh-fish-ial controversy … Read more