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The BioShock Problem: When Gameplay And Narrative Clash


It may not seem like it, but gaming is still in its infancy. Yes, we’re beaming games from $10,000 rigs through the cloud to our phones, and swinging around swords in room-scale wireless virtual reality. That’s some Ready Player One shit, for sure. But while the technology is progressing rapidly...

VTuber Explains Twitch Protest To Fox News, Does Great


As we’ve covered, yesterday thousands of streamers took the day off on Twitch to protest the site’s ongoing facilitation of harassment campaigns known as hate raids. And while regular readers of video game websites would have been armed with a lot of information going into the day, viewers of...

Twitch Takes Traffic Hit Following Streamer Boycott Over Harassment


Yesterday, thousands of streamers abandoned Twitch for 24 hours in protest of its ongoing facilitation of harassment campaigns known as hate raids. While the Amazon-owned streaming platform has yet to implement proposed changes to the controversial raid system, it’s clear what some previously...

Twitch’s Biggest Stars Keep Jumping To YouTube


As marginalized creators boycott Twitch for a day, well-off white guys continue to leave for lucrative deals with its chief competitor, YouTube. Earlier this week, it was Ben “DrLupo” Lupo. Today, as the #ADayOffTwitch campaign is in full swing, it’s Tim “TimTheTatman” Betar, who announced...

Please, Free Me From The Bad Takes About China’s Gaming Restrictions


Whenever any kind of news about China hits the internet, I brace myself for oversimplifications by English-language writers and commentators. But in a country with roughly 720 million gamers (roughly twice the U.S. population), the context behind the recent gaming restrictions placed on Chinese...

Dr Disrespect Says He's Suing Twitch


Like hearing that a celebrity you don’t care about has died, it’s impossible not to want to know why game streamer Dr Disrespect was banned from Twitch. Sure, you might wish he would just go away, yet still...what if it’s really awful? Well, we may well soon find out as the streamer has apparently...

I’m Still on My BS, But Now I Get Healthcare


Hello again, Kotaku readers. My name is Sisi. I am an award-nominated game designer, a roleplaying game enthusiast, and mobile gaming casual. Maybe you’ve already read some of my pieces about Genshin Impact, and I’m psyched to be doing this for you on a full-time basis. Read more

Street Fighter Pros Apologize For Trolling Streamers


Kawano is one of Japan’s top Street Fighter V players. He recently took first place in Evo 2021 Online East Asia and won the Topanga Championship 3. But his actions online earlier this summer have recently come under greater scrutiny.Read more

Twitch's Response To #TwitchDoBetter Could Do A Lot Better


Over the last few days, Twitch streamers from marginalized groups have taken to Twitter to appeal to the Amazon-owned company to start doing something meaningful about the serious issues of harassment on the platform. In response, Twitch put up a Twitter thread saying it will engage in “open...

Streamers Are Rallying Behind ‘Twitch Do Better’


Over the past few days, you might have seen the #TwitchDoBetter hashtag pick up steam on social media networks like Twitter. You might’ve further wondered why it’s popping now, and what it’s all about. Twitch is a company, after all, and companies can always, always do better. But this recent...

Amouranth Is Twitch's Smartest Troll, But She's On Thin Ice


It’s past midnight on a Tuesday. Kaitlyn “Amouranth” Siragusa stands in her bedroom, which emanates a soothing purple glow. Clad in a fire engine-red top and a choker with a heart-shaped clasp, she appears neither bored nor tired, nor does her tongue seem to be pulsating in agony. This is pertinent...

Yes, That Was Final Fantasy At The Olympics Ceremony. And There's More!


For the nerdy among us, Japan is practically synonymous with video games. And if you play video games and happened to watch the opening ceremony for the biggest sporting event of the year, you probably went, “wait a minute, is that...?” Oh, it was. Actually, there was a slew of musical references...

Summer Games Done Quick 2021 Starts Today, Here’s How To Watch


Like last year, the in-person part of this 2021's Summer Games Done Quick was canceled due to the continuing covid-19 pandemic. However, there are still a ton of games being played really, really fast online, all week long. And all of it for a good cause! Read more

Twitch Gives Trans, Black, And Disabled Streamers Tags, But Not Protection


It’s been a whirlwind month for Anne Atomic. The streamer saw her star suddenly begin to rocket into the stratosphere in late May when Twitch introduced both a hot tub section and hundreds of new tags, including a particularly long-requested option: “transgender.” For Anne Atomic, these proved...

Top Smash Bros. Competitors Want Special Treatment


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate competitor Tyler “Marss” Martins set off a firestorm in the fighting game community over the weekend when he suggested top players should be able to register for open-bracket tournaments ahead of those he deemed less important.Read more

Top Twitch Streamers Fight Over Sketchy Gambling Streams


Gambling streams are nothing new on Twitch. For years, streamers have sunk money into slot machines and poker, often in conjunction with casino websites and other gambling companies. Though allowed on Twitch, these channels have a history of engaging in sketchy behavior. Recently, some of...

Wholesome Games Respond To Backlash In The Classiest Way


Wholesome Games is a gaming community, focused around a Twitter account, that brings attention to gorgeous, sweet, friendly games, for no reason other than the sheer joy of it. So of course, after they recently announced a second, higher profile Wholesome Direct showcase for this weekend, June...

E3 Avatar Creator: The Kotaku Review


E3 is here. Registered participants will soon be able to log in to the E3 portal to connect with developers, industry professionals, and fans. Since the event is purely digital, the ESA is encouraging participants to create avatars so exhibitors who may or may not be there and who may or may...

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