A week ago, a team won a six-figure esports competition through sheer patience. Obey Gaming, a team competing in H1Z1 King Of The Kill, orchestrated their strategy around not starting fights, opting to wait patiently on the sidelines as the Battle Royale-esque game of survival and slaughter played out. This patience would not only lead to them lasting longer than many other top teams, but winning in the first televised H1Z1 broadcast ever. Advertisement This result, however, was leaked well in advance of the airing of the tournament on The CW. It was a taped broadcast, cut down from a live event held a month prior, with the audience all placed under non-disclosure agreements. Much of its intensity and presentation was manufactured in an editing room, and many firefights were shortened or cut to make room for advertisements. It wasn’t quite the home run the battle royale esports scene was looking for. Games like King Of The Kill or PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds fall under a burgeoning umbrella of “battle royale games,” named after the movie of the same name. If you’ve seen Battle Royale or its Western version, The Hunger Games, you get the premise: READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
GIF You know those moments in games where you can’t even believe what you just accomplished? This PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds kill is the epitome of that. Advertisement Streamer Jbellizzi found a motorcycle, and he decided to do what any self-respecting vehicle-owner (specifically named Evel Knievel) would do: ramp it over a house. Then he pulled off one of the more improbable kill combos I’ve seen in my life: Motorcycle backflip to knee slide double kill? It’s some fucking Tony Hawk shit. And he somehow survived all of it. Advertisement “WHAT THE FUCK,” Jbellizzi yelled incredulously. “What? How? I’m a god. I’m a god!” His joy is so good and pure that I don’t even mind the fact that I’m now deaf in one ear. You’re reading Steamed, Kotaku’s page dedicated to all things in and around Valve’s wildly popular PC gaming service. Games, culture, community creations, criticism, guides, videos—everything. If you’ve found anything cool/awful on Steam, send us a message to let us know. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Degica Games announced they are bring the G.Rev developed shmup-fighter Senko no Ronde series back with Senko no Ronde 2, for PlayStation 4 and PC this Summer. …Read More The post Degica Reveals Senko no Ronde 2 Coming West for PS4 and PC by Azario Lopez appeared first on DualShockers.
Tesla vs. Lovecraft, the newest twin-stick shooter by developer 10tons, will be coming to Steam Greenlight this May. Help take down Lovecraftian horrors with the power of Quantum Teleportation. …Read More The post Tesla vs. Lovecraft Twin Stick Shooter Brings the Horrors to Steam Greenlight by Jordan Loeffler appeared first on DualShockers.
Along with a date for the game’s Steam Early Access launch, Nvizzio Creations and Darewise Entertainment have provided a new gameplay trailer for ROKH, demonstrating the game’s construction system and harsh Martian environment. …Read More The post Adaptive Survival Game ROKH Early Access Date and New Trailer Revealed by Jordan Loeffler appeared first on DualShockers.
Playeruknown’s Battlegrounds mixes tactics and battle royale bloodshed into a tense experience. We sit down to sneak around, gather an arsenal, and kick everyone’s butt in this Kotaku Plays. Advertisement Holy crap! We did it. Faced with 100 other players armed with shotguns, assault rifles, and frying pans, we somehow persevered to come out on top. Battlegrounds is a killer game that perfect expresses how long stretches of quiet can lead to explosive results. Shaking from too much cold brew, I make plenty of mistake mistakes. But Battlegrounds offers a lot of flexibility in how you want to approach the match. Survival takes all forms from actively chasing down players, staying at the edge of the battle and picking your shots, or just hiding in the bathroom. It’s exciting and terrifying. Death can come at any time. Advertisement But hey, we made it. A few shotgun blasts later and we stand alone, Highlander-style over our enemies. Next time? We’ll probably just get shot in the back or something. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Buckle Up for an Adventure in Highly Customizable Battle Suits on a Mission to Free an Enslaved Nation from Tyranny. Press release: Ronneby, Sweden – April 26th, 2017 – Swedish indie developer Nodbrim Interactive today announced that Acaratus, its medieval steampunk tactical turn-based RPG, is set to fully launch on Steam on 25th May priced at $14.99/£10.99/€13.99. Outfitted with customizable… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
Phoenix Point, the newest game from the creator of the original X-COM, has been in development for a year. Check out its recently launched crowdfunding campaign on Fig. …Read More The post X-COM Creator Announces New Title Phoenix Point Now In Active Crowdfunding by Jordan Loeffler appeared first on DualShockers.
Keep it in your pants. Please, I’m begging you. Advertisement Warning: this post is SUPER NSFW. Conan Exiles recently added a series of new emotes, which include dancing. They’re pretty cool… when your character is fully clothed. If not, well, things quickly dart past Sketchy Avenue and go barreling down Nightmare Alley. This goes double if you’re dancing while running, as PC Gamer’s Chris Livingston discovered. Advertisement I present exhibit A: And exhibit B, which is kinda cute until OH NO HIS SPINE: And exhibit C, which just kills me: Dicks are fine. Some dicks are even very good! This, though? This is not what dicks are supposed to do. These dicks have committed heinous dick crimes and should be put in dick jail. If you see these dicks on the street, do not hesitate to call the police. Advertisement You’re reading Steamed, Kotaku’s page dedicated to all things in and around Valve’s wildly popular PC gaming service. Games, culture, community creations, criticism, guides, videos—everything. If you’ve found anything cool/awful on Steam, send us a message to let us know. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Press release: Dynasty Feud is a 2D fighting game, a multiplayer party brawler that pits unique teams of characters against each other in a series of pulse-racing rounds. With up to eight different dynasties battling it out across sprawling dynamic maps at once, Dynasty Feud, offers a fast, paced, hectic gameplay, as players try to outwit each other in frantic… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
The full title of ORGS Studio’s action RPG/survival game is The Zombiest Adventure in The Perverted Age of Enlightenment With A Pinch of Woodpunk. It now has a release date on Steam. …Read More The post Zombiest Adventure in The Perverted Age of Enlightenment Release Date Revealed by Jordan Loeffler appeared first on DualShockers.
You can probably guess how this ends. Sometimes, it’s the little things in life that bring us the most joy. Other times, it’s big things, like cars, inside of things that should not be able to contain their screaming metal fury, like underground tunnels. Advertisement Streamer Chris Grant managed to squeeze a PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds car into a bunker tunnel. He wasn’t expecting to find other players lurking beneath the earth’s crust, but he really, really hoped he would. Spoiler: he did. Advertisement Just imagine it. You’re hunkered down in what you believe to be a fairly defensible, well-hidden structure. You probably think you’ve got it made in the shade, or the dim light of a place where the sun does not traditionally shine, as it were. Then a fucking car shows up. A junked up, smoke-belching sedan that’s clearly not long for this world, and as its final act, it’s gonna end you. “Oh, come on,” you probably think as tires grind your bones to chalky powder. Advertisement Bonus: PauseUnpause and friends managed to navigate a truck into a gymnasium, because the real PlayerUnknown is the dumb ideas we have along the way. You’re reading Steamed, Kotaku’s page dedicated to…
‘THE ZOMBIEST ADVENTURE’: A CRAZY APOCALYPSE IN THE 17TH CENTURY RELEASES APRIL 26TH. Press release: What would happen if the zombie apocalypse had occurred in 1650? The Zombies Adventure in The Perverted Age of Enlightenment With A Pinch of Woodpunk explores that possibility in a crazy game full of action and humor. It’s 1650, and for some reason the dead… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
The world of bright psychedelic plants, trippy platforming and first person exploration are indeed alive these days. Developer Harmlessmonkii has seen the multi-colored lights and released a new trailer for his first project, PsychoDelia. The game is …Read More The post PsychoDelia Gives off a Hallucinatory Contact High with New Trailer by Leif Conti-Groome appeared first on DualShockers.