Shadow Of The Tomb Raider’s New Tomb Is As Awkward As The Rest Of The Sport

Kotaku Game DiaryDaily thoughts from a Kotaku staffer about a game we’re playing.  Some games’ post-release plans are stingy, others generous, some comically convoluted. And then there’s the seven-part plan for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, an awkward game that is now getting some awkward expansions.On paper before release, it all seemed pretty good. Shadow of…

Premature Evaluation: Atlas

Premature Evaluation is the weekly column in which Steve Hogarty explores the wilds of early access. This week it’s extremely not buggy pirate ’em up Atlas Developer: Grapeshot Games, Instinct GamesPublisher: Grapeshot Games Release: Out now (early access)On: WindowsFrom: SteamFor: £23.79, $30, €25Last week brought news that beleaguered swashbuckling MMO Atlas had been hacked by…

This firm is teaching people techniques to play video video games at a stage the attach they’ll win prizes of millions of greenbacks

In December, eSports EdTech company Learn2Play hit a major milestone of one million users. By raising $2.1 million in seed investments, and the fact prize money in eSports tournaments has surpassed $200 million this year, the company’s success arguably reflects the explosive growth of the industry. “I’ve never been a sports enthusiast, and I’ve never…

On Baseball: Edgar Martinez Confounds Friends Even as He Joins Them in Cooperstown

On BaseballImageSeattle’s Edgar Martinez has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and his closest competitors can all agree on one thing: He sure could hit.CreditCreditStephen Dunn/Getty ImagesThe years go by, the players retire, and if you knew them a bit, you remember little snapshots of their clubhouse routines.Mariano Rivera carefully signing baseballs —…

Stalemate To Checkmate: After 12 Attracts, World Chess Championship Will Velocity Up

Reigning chess world champion Magnus Carlsen (right), from Norway, plays Italian-American challenger Fabiano Caruana in the first few minutes of round 12 of their World Chess Championship match on Monday in London. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption toggle caption Matt Dunham/AP Reigning chess world champion Magnus Carlsen (right), from Norway, plays Italian-American challenger Fabiano Caruana in…

UCL scheme a nightmare for United, a dream for City

Dec 17, 2018Mark OgdenSenior Writer, ESPN FC The path to the 2019 Champions League final in Madrid has now become clear following the draw for the round of 16, which has thrown together some of Europe’s biggest clubs.Heavyweight clashes between Liverpool and Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid and Juventus, and Ajax…

Houston Rockets ‘Parting Ways’ With Carmelo Anthony

ImageCarmelo Anthony is moving on from the Houston Rockets less than a month into his first season with the team.CreditCreditMary Altaffer/Associated PressThe Houston Rockets have announced plans to cut ties with Carmelo Anthony, forcing the former All-Star into an early-season hunt for a new team willing to extend his N.B.A. career.Before Houston’s nationally televised game…

The ten Worst Family Games

We can’t even pretend to enjoy these anymore. Photo illustration by Slate Read Slate’s complete list of the 40 Best Family Games. A Deranged Superfan’s Guide to Making Monopoly Fun H_NGM_N IS _CTU_LLY F_N Murder for Kids: A Defense of Clue While assembling our list of 40 essential family games, we spent a lot of…