Chess Looks Wild In 2021

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This week we figure out how tall the very big lady from Resident Evil Village is, flip out a Bernie chair, learn what games will be free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers this month, buy 900lbs of PlayStation consoles and check in on chess YouTube in 2021.


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I can’t wait for this MOBA to become really popular and spawn a mod that then spawns a MOBA that then spawns a new auto chess game that then spawns a card game that then spawns...

This is why I’m proud to work at Kotaku. We do the real work.


What would you rather have? 912lbs of PlayStation consoles or $240 worth of pudding?



There was a lot of good (and bad!) Bernie memes created this past week. This is the best.


I would play more chess if the pieces were people and shot lasers. I think what I want is laser tag, actually. Yes. That’s what I want. Never mind. (Original video here!)


Okay, no more Bernie memes. The new cool thing is remixing this song.

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Kotaku Weekend Editor | Zack Zwiezen is a writer living in Kansas. He has written for GameCritics, USgamer, Kill Screen & Entertainment Fuse.


Cayde-6's Unloaded Dice

I’ll be honest: You know what chess needs?


Seriously. The problem with chess is that every move is made with a specific certainty in mind. You know that when you move on to a square that is occupied by your opponent’s piece, you WILL take that square.

But that’s not how things work. In real life, shit is random.

Take, for example, the fact that Kind Harold of England most probably died by taking an arrow to the eye.