Upgrade to Nylon-Braided Charging Cables On the Cheap

2-Pack Anker PowerLine+ USB-C to USB 3.0 Cables | $9 | AmazonAnker PowerLine+ 6' Lightning Cable | $10 | Amazon | Promo code 822ANKERAnker’s nylon-braided PowerLine+ cables are durable, yes, but the most important thing is that they just feel

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Brave Man Counts One Piece’s Most Famous Sound Effect

[Image: Hikaru]If you’ve read the One Piece manga, you know how often the “boom” (ドンor “don” in Japanese) sound effect appears written. A lot! YouTuber Hikaru bought all 87 volumes of One Piece and counted each boom, even as the

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Blade Runner 2049 brought humanity to today’s most artificial movie gimmick

Screenshot: TrailerThis year’s Oscar nominations will be announced on January 23. Will the Academy uphold conventional wisdom or think outside of the box? With Oscar This, we highlight unlikely candidates—the dark horses we’d love to see compete.Note: ...

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So Far, The Most Inventive-Looking Nintendo 3DS Game Of 2018

[Image: Bandai]This is Baku Tsuri Bar Hunter. It’s for the Nintendo 3DS, and it looks wonderfully peculiar.In English, the title means “Burst of Laughter Fishing Bar Hunter.” If the fishing-reel peripheral that encases the Nintendo 3DS wasn’t self-expl...

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So Far, The Most Inventive-Looking Nintendo 3DS Game Of 2018

[Image: Bandai]This is Baku Tsuri Bar Hunter. It’s for the Nintendo 3DS, and it looks wonderfully peculiar.In English, the title means “Burst of Laughter Fishing Bar Hunter.” If the fishing-reel peripheral that encases the Nintendo 3DS wasn’t self-expl...

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According to Gamemeca (via tipster Sang), during the Nintendo Switch’s first three days on sale in S

According to Gamemeca (via tipster Sang), during the Nintendo Switch’s first three days on sale in South Korea, over 55,000 units were sold. Sure, PC gaming rules the country, but that three-day number is better than the first month for

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Square Enix Announces Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition for PS4 and Xbox One

On March 6, Square Enix is releasing Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition for Xbox One and PS4. It’s filled with new features, including a new dungeon, a first-person mode and the ability to control the game’s royal boat. Via the

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Rumor: Latest South Park Title Coming To Nintendo Switch

Rumor: Latest South Park Title Coming To Nintendo Switch

According to a retailer listing, Ubisoft's newest South Park title, The Fractured But Hole, might be coming to the Nintendo Switch fairly soon. The listing comes from Australian retailer Sanity, which put up mention of the

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More Bloodborne Cut Content Shown In Video

More Bloodborne Cut Content Shown In Video

Bloodborne's cut content is a treasure trove of interesting material. While a model viewer got us close to a lot of these NPCs and enemies, Youtuber Lance McDonald has actually placed a lot of the

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Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Albums That Can Replace Video Game

Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Albums That Can Replace Video Game Soundtracks • RedStripe Loved Trax: Top Ten Standout Hit Songs Of 2017 • NieR: Automata Is the Anti-Assassin’s Creed: Or It’s All About PerspectiveYou’...

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Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Albums That Can Replace Video Game

Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Albums That Can Replace Video Game Soundtracks • RedStripe Loved Trax: Top Ten Standout Hit Songs Of 2017 • NieR: Automata Is the Anti-Assassin’s Creed: Or It’s All About PerspectiveYou’...

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Artist Turns Household Objects Into Cool Spaceships

Eric Geusz is a freelance artist who also happens to be a software engineer at Northrop Grumman, and he is very good at turning stuff like tongs, a PlayStation controller and a stapler into impressive starship designs.(And yes, I know

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Freedom Planet Developers Tease Possible Switch Support

Freedom Planet Developers Tease Possible Switch Support

GalaxyTrail, developers of the indie Sonic-influenced Freedom Planet, are teasing support for the sequel on the developer's Facebook page. Freedom Planet is a 2D sidescroller with more than a little Sonic mentality, with the first game seeing success

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Here’s Five Deleted Bloodborne Characters, Working In-Game

GIF It’s one thing to discover all the bits and bobs in Bloodborne that ended up on the cutting room floor. But what are those characters like patched into the game, running around in the flesh?Over

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Watch This Speedrunner Play Two Punch-Out Games At Once Using One Controller

Watch This Speedrunner Play Two Punch-Out Games At Once Using One Controller

Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 set new records for charitable donations, but this run of Mike Tyson's Punch-Out and Super Punch-Out might be the most memorable thing that happened over the weekend. In this run, which

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Video Game Portraits Are Beautiful Works Of Art

Screenshot artist Andy Cull, whose work we featured last month on Kotaku, is part of a group called Infinite Lives. In this post, you’ll find some “screenshots” from their efforts that represent “the best in video game portraiture”, using a

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I Farmed 9999 Coins So My Son Could Have The Stupid Skeleton Outfit From Super Mario Odyssey

This is what love is.Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record

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What Is Your Favorite Game Level?

Screen Grab Credit: Narelle Ho SangSuper Mario Odyssey did a fantastic job melding a nostalgic love for the older retro Mario titles and its more modern 3D games. Its levels are inspired, creatively designed to balance a sense of wonder

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Coming In 2020

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Coming In 2020

Marvel is on the cusp of ending this major phase in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the first half of Avengers: Infinity War coming this May and the second part in 2019. Until now, no movie past

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How One Of Horizon Zero Dawn’s Most Powerful Scenes Connects Aloy’s Childhood With Her Future

I’m blown away by Horizon Zero Dawn’s breathtaking landscapes, dinosaur-mecha battles, and its emotionally powerful story.In my closing article for today’s run as guest editor, I thought I’d get into why I’m loving my time with Horizon Zero Dawn and

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The Sports Desk – Full Ace Tennis Simulator

The Sports Desk – Full Ace Tennis Simulator

This year looks to be a full one for tennis games, with Mario Tennis Aces, AO Tennis, and Tennis World Tour all coming. Hopefully there's one more that joins the crew – Full Ace Tennis

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Sega Bringing Back House Of The Dead For Japanese Arcades

Sega Bringing Back House Of The Dead For Japanese Arcades

Sega has announced a new House of the Dead game more in line with the previous games in the series than the 2009 Wii title Overkill. The new game, simply titled House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn, is

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I Didn’t Expect To Like Bayonetta 2 So Much

There are moments in Bayonetta 2 that are such a visual feast, I wished I could slow everything down with Witch Time. Fighting an onslaught of demons and angels with hundreds of explosions assaulting the screen, I loved how Bayonetta

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How Kratos’ Axe Changes God Of War’s Combat

How Kratos’ Axe Changes God Of War’s Combat

In our new cover story on God of War, we share hands-on gameplay impressions of playing the new God of War. In this feature, we speak with lead gameplay designer Jason McDonald about the development and evolution

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Our 20 Most Anticipated Games Of 2018

Our 20 Most Anticipated Games Of 2018

2017 offered gamers lots of amazing moments, from exploring an open-world Hyrule in The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, to battling massive mechanical beasts in Horizon Zero Dawn. But now that we're finally done

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Ninja Gaiden II’s Brilliant Use Of Weather

When I think back on the NES era, the Ninja Gaiden series stands out for having gorgeous cinematics, tough as nails gameplay, and amazing music.The first game had one of the most engaging stories of the 8-bit era. And while

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