All this time, Aliens: Colonial Marines' stupid AI may have been caused by a single typo

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All this time, Aliens: Colonial Marines' stupid AI may have been caused by a single typo

Aliens: Colonial Marines released on February 11, 2013. It wasn't very good. As Chris Thursten noted in our review, the AI of the aliens was especially bad. At the time, he said, "aliens pop out of vents and pop back in again, get stuck on the ceiling, fall off walls and run in circles." Well, it turns out the game's laughably stupid xenomorphs may have been caused by a typo—more specifically, a single letter mucking up the game's code.

Fallout 4 meets Silent Hill 2 in horror mod Claustrophobia

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Fallout 4 meets Silent Hill 2 in horror mod Claustrophobia

"After receiving a lead to a condemned apartment complex on the outskirts of West Roxbury, you are compelled to visit it." You probably wouldn't guess it, but that's the setup for a Fallout 4 mod (OK, sure, West Roxbury kinda gives it away, but play along). It's called Claustrophobia, and it's a little house of horrors inspired by Silent Hill 2 and Resident Evil 1 built entirely within Fallout 4. 

Riot releases Dark Star Cho'gath League of Legends skin to raise funds for charity

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Riot releases Dark Star Cho'gath League of Legends skin to raise funds for charity

Riot Games connected with the Make-A-Wish Foundation last year to grant a wish to a teenager suffering from osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer, who wanted to visit Riot headquarters and create a skin for Cho'Gath, his favorite League of Legends character. From that collaboration, Dark Star Cho'Gath was born, and now Riot is selling skins, icons, emotes, and bundles featuring the champion, with 100 percent of proceeds going to charity. 

Rainbow Six Siege players who use slurs are now getting instantly banned

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Rainbow Six Siege players who use slurs are now getting instantly banned

 Note: This story contains a video and image that uses homophobic and racist slurs.

Dropping hate speech in Rainbow Six Siege now comes with automatic consequences. Since yesterday, dozens of players have been saying that they received an automatic instant ban after using a racist or homophobic slur in text chat.

Nothing can stop Dauntless' bugged laser beam

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Nothing can stop Dauntless' bugged laser beam

Dauntless is a free-to-play co-op action RPG about hunting big-ol' monsters called Behemoths. It's a game explicitly about boss fights where positioning and timing are of the utmost importance and preparation is half the battle. So you can imagine how jarring it is to see players casually melt Behemoths with a rainbow laser beam from sniper range, as Twitch streamer TaintedAura does here: 

Warhammer 40k Monopoly is a thing now, because of course it is

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Warhammer 40k Monopoly is a thing now, because of course it is

 You can now pre-order, and soon play, a Warhammer 40,000 themed Monopoly set. That’s right, the grim darkness of actually playing a game of Monopoly is now on direct par with the grim darkness of the far future, in which there is only war. Continuing their endless quest to make literally everything into Monopoly (See: Bob’s Burgers, The Walking Dead, Fallout, Attack on Titan), USAopoly has announced that this ill-conceived team up with Games Workshop will be available for purchase on August 15th. If you’ve ever wanted to lay a hotel down on HOLY TERRA, well, now’s your chance. 

The best gaming mouse is on sale for $50 today

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The best gaming mouse is on sale for $50 today

Amazon is selling the Razer DeathAdder Elite for $49.99 today, which is one of the lowest prices we've ever seen for this mouse. That's almost as cheap as it was during last year's Black Friday event, when it was going for $42.50.