37 Counter-Strike Coaches Banned For Cheating

As part of its attempts to crack down on cheating in Counter-Strike, and in particular one exploit that teams have been taking advantage of all year, the Esports Integrity Commission has just handed out bans for 37 coaches, some for just a few months, others for up to three years.

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Source: Kotaku – 37 Counter-Strike Coaches Banned For Cheating

Today’s Xbox Series X Previews Revealed Mostly Good News

Over the past week or so, Xbox Series X preview units were made available to select members of the media. Microsoft did not send us one of these units. I’m not sad, but, earlier today, I was cutting onions and peppers while listening to Phoebe Bridgers, and then, without thinking, I rubbed my eyes. True story. This…

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Source: Kotaku – Today’s Xbox Series X Previews Revealed Mostly Good News

I’m Trying To Kill Fewer Enemies In Spelunky 2

Spelunky 2 can be a violent experience. While searching for the main character’s parents is its ostensible goal, you sure do a lot of killing along the way. I’m doing my part to stem the tide of violence with a self-imposed goal: kill as few enemies as possible.

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Source: Kotaku – I’m Trying To Kill Fewer Enemies In Spelunky 2

Going Under Is Another Roguelike In A Hellish Setting: Late Stage Capitalism

Capitalism sucks. It is a brutal economic system that is the source of poverty, war, famine, and the other two horsemen of the apocalypse. A new Steam, Xbox, PS4, and Switch rogue-like called Going Under takes all the dehumanizing and depressing bits of our current flavor of late stage capitalism, softens it with…

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Source: Kotaku – Going Under Is Another Roguelike In A Hellish Setting: Late Stage Capitalism

Among Us, As Told By Steam Reviews

If you’ve ever harbored a quiet fear that all your friends are deceiving you, well, bad news: They are. Among Us, the sci-fi deception sensation that’s sweeping space stations across the nation, has definitively proven it. Steam users are loving it, even as they realize they can’t trust anyone—especially not Cyan.

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Source: Kotaku – Among Us, As Told By Steam Reviews

How a Bargain-Basement Internet Conspiracy Theorist Rode the QAnon Wave to the Edge of Congress

At an indoor, largely maskless victory party in August, Marjorie Taylor Greene had a message for her detractors. Greene, a bargain-basement conspiracy theorist, had handily won her primary runoff, despite warnings from a handful of spooked Republican activists. In her heavily red corner of Georgia, the nomination…

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Source: Kotaku – How a Bargain-Basement Internet Conspiracy Theorist Rode the QAnon Wave to the Edge of Congress

Hasbro's Bringing Back Transformers: Beast Wars, Which Are The Best Wars

Rumored for what felt like years and officially revealed this weekend during the virtual Hascon event, the third stage of the Transformers’ War for Cybertron line is Kingdom, revisiting the glory of late ‘90s spin-off Beast Wars, in which robots transform into wild animals.

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Source: Kotaku – Hasbro’s Bringing Back Transformers: Beast Wars, Which Are The Best Wars

Lunar: The Silver Star Was One Good Argument For The Sega CD

Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s daily hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make. Today let’s give a listen to Lunar: The Silver Star, the marquee Sega CD RPG which kicked off the long-running series.

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Source: Kotaku – Lunar: The Silver Star Was One Good Argument For The Sega CD

New From Kotaku's Reader-Run Community: Astolfo Is More Than Just A Bigoted Meme, And More

Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Astolfo Is More Than A Bigoted Meme Reminder: Enter TAY’s Spooky Story ContestTAY Retro: Amiga 500 – “Brighter By Far” [TV Commercial (UK)]

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Source: Kotaku – New From Kotaku’s Reader-Run Community: Astolfo Is More Than Just A Bigoted Meme, And More

The Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Remakes Are Full Of New Graffiti

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is a pretty damn good re-release, but not everything in the game is an authentic recreation of what came before. In the case of in-game graffiti, some new pieces were done specifically for the update, each of them paying tribute to the developers behind the release.

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Source: Kotaku – The Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Remakes Are Full Of New Graffiti

OJ Simpson Trivia And Driving Games Found Their Way Onto A 1000 Games For Windows CD From 2001

1000 Games for Windows is a shareware compilation disc once found in the bargain bins of the early 2000s. On the surface it appears to be a fairly standard disc filled with a variety of smaller games and programming experiments from around the world. There’s also an entire transcript of the infamous OJ Simpson trial…

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Source: Kotaku – OJ Simpson Trivia And Driving Games Found Their Way Onto A 1000 Games For Windows CD From 2001