Category Archives: Asian news

Monster Hunter: World costumes are coming to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition.

Monster Hunter: World costumes are coming to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. Unlockable via Extra Battle Mode, there are Rathalos, Zinogre, and Kirin Armor costumes for Ken, R. Mika and Ibuki.

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Five Of My Favorite Things About Monster Hunter World

Kotaku’s review of Monster Hunter World will be coming soon. (Sneak preview: it’s pretty damned good.) In the meantime, here are a few of the things I like about it.The monsters are terrificThis series has always been all about the

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How SoulCalibur’s Nightmare Has Changed Over Two Decades

Soul Calibur VISoulCalibur VI’s second trailer dropped today, offering players a glimpse at the 20-year-old fighting game’s upcoming roster. One constant throughout SoulCalibur’s shifting cast of fighters is the cursed villain Nightmare, whose new desi...

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Miitomo Is Shutting Down In May

Miitomo, Nintendo’s first tentative step into the world of mobile gaming, will be ceasing operations at 12:00am on May 9.While Nintendo can’t reach into your phone and delete the app, they’ll be shutting down pretty much everything it relies on,

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Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Gamer Diary: Doki Doki Literature

Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Gamer Diary: Doki Doki Literature Club ‱ Yes, Your Name. and A Silent Voice Were Snubbed from the Oscars For The Boss Baby. No, the Academy Doesn’t Hate Anime ‱ Review of

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The Art Of Games Of Thrones: Season 7

As they have many times before, German studio Karakter were employed by HBO to help out on the latest series of Game of Thrones, to work on not just VFX and general concept stuff, but also to design locations like

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There Are Two New Farming Games In Steam’s Top 10 Right Now

Shooting, stabbing, soaring, and truck simulating? That stuff’s old hat. These days soil-tiling—possibly while wearing an old hat—is where it’s at. Yesterday, two early access farming games, My Time At Portia and Staxel, both launched into Steam’s top ...

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What We Liked (And Didn’t Like) About Assassin’s Creed Origins’ Story

Here at Kotaku, several of us have finally been wrapping up Assassin’s Creed Origins. That means we can get together to talk about it, spoilers and all.Yesterday afternoon, I got on the horn with fellow Kotaku Assassin’s Creediphiles Luke Plunkett

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Overwatch League Commissioner Just Hasn’t ‘Gotten Around’ To Posting Code Of Conduct

(image via Overwatch League/YouTube)Overwatch League has a code of conduct, but no, you can’t see it, at least not until league commissioner Nate Nanzer gets around to putting it online, which he still hasn’t done two weeks into the league’s

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Twitch Reacts To Snoop Dogg Apparently Pretending To Play A Game

Yesterday, Snoop Dogg livestreamed the early access survival game SOS, a game where 16 players need to work together to escape a dangerous island. He appeared to do a pretty good job grabbing loot even though he wasn’t actually playing

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Splinter WaPo Staffers Fighting for Better Wages Told to Sit Down, Shut Up, and Be Grateful for Jeff

Splinter WaPo Staffers Fighting for Better Wages Told to Sit Down, Shut Up, and Be Grateful for Jeff Bezos | The Muse How James Franco Exploits Queerness to Cover His Tracks | Deadspin Judge Reads Batshit Victim-Blaming Letter From Larry Nassar, Where ...

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Sailor Moon Cosplay Is A  Husband And Wife Thing

Cosplay by fenixfatalist & vergiil-sparda | Photo by MiademaOn the left, fenixfatalist as Sailor Neptune. On the right, her husband vergiil-sparda as Sailor Uranus.It’s not their first time cosplaying together (see below), but it is his first t...

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Doki Doki Literature Club Mods Make The Game Less Depressing

Upsetting visual novel Doki Doki Literature Club has a lively modding scene. Fans have started making sequels, alternate routes and happier rewrites for the game and its characters.Pi, a project lead on Doki Doki Literature Club mod Monika After Story,...

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Nice Troll, Football Team

Photo: David Rogers / GettyMy beloved Aston Villa, once champions of Europe but now languishing in England’s second division, haven’t given me much to smile about the last few years. Except for today, with some A+ video game-related social media

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Atari Asks Random Internet People To Invest In Its Next Game

President and COO of Atari Game Partners, Todd Shallbetter, pitching the internet on his company’s next game. Image via YouTubeFor as low as $250, you too can become an investor in Atari Game Partners’ attempt to bring a Rollercoaster Tycoon

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Pop Team Epic Is Burning Anime To The Ground

Pop Team EpicA nail-studded bat smashes a TV showing glitched-out anime in the opening of every episode of the new, surreal anime Pop Team Epic. The show tells you straight-up what it’s about: burning anime tropes to the ground. And

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You Can’t Fool YouTube’s Copyright Bots

If you’ve gone to YouTube to watch an unofficial upload of a TV episode, or even a single scene from your favorite anime, you’ve probably seen the weird things uploaders do to stop YouTube from taking down their videos. Your

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Judge Orders Makers Of Illegal Bots To Pay Twitch $1.3 Million

Back in 2016, Twitch announced that it was taking legal action against seven of the most active sellers of view bots, software used to make Twitch channels look like they have more viewers, followers, and fans in chat than they

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Devrim Kay Is All The Destiny 2 I Need

No matter where I am in the solar system, what fantastic adventures I embark upon in the name of Dead Orbit, my heart is always back in the European Dead Zone, sniping from the church belfry with my Destiny

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Studio Layoffs Put Star Game Designer David Jaffe At A Crossroads

David Jaffe. Source: Boxed TrailersYesterday, games studio Bartlet Jones was forced to lay off the the majority of its small staff after the publisher of their yet-unannounced game pulled funding. David Jaffe, the veteran games designer who co-heads th...

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There’s Something… Off About Marvel’s Star Wars Comic 

Image: Marvel Comics. Star Wars #42 art by Salvador Larroca and Guru-eFX, lettering by Clayton CowlesThe most recent arc of Marvel’s primary Star Wars comic has been fantastic, as the team behind the first, outstanding volume of Darth Vader, Kieron

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Assassin’s Creed Origins’ New DLC Is Just More Assassin’s Creed Origins

When it came out last fall, Assassin’s Creed Origins was already a massive game. Its new downloadable expansion The Hidden Ones makes it bigger without adding many surprises or new ideas. That’s disappointing for those of us hoping the game’s

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BioWare Doubles Down On Anthem As Pressure Mounts

Promotional material from BioWare’s AnthemOver the past few months, BioWare has essentially transformed into a single-game studio as it harnesses its teams to work on the ambitious multiplayer action game Anthem, sources say. There are still small team...

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Only One Day Left To Get Civilization VI and Owlboy For $12 

Humble Monthly As if Civilization VI and some DLC for $12 weren’t enough, Humble just added Owlboy as an early access title for this month’s Humble Monthly.If you aren’t familiar, the Humble Monthly subscription plan delivers you a selection of new

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We Can’t Stop Watching This Cruel Mario Clone

GIF Watching this brutal Super Mario clone spring hilarious, unexpected traps on a poor player is hypnotic.The game is TrapAdventure 2, created by Hiroyoshi Oshiba and available as a free download on iOS (though unlocking ad-free

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Curiosity Kills In Subnautica, But It’s Hard To Stop Diving Back In

What is inside that ship? I bet it’s bad news.Most of your time in Subnautica is spent deciding whether to listen to your curiosity or your terror. It’s a tough choice.Subnautica’s version 1.0 came to PC last night after entering

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