The Endless Appeal of a Good Video Game Character Creator

GIF Earlier this month, a hentai game blew up. It wasn’t the sex, though: people were talking about the game because of the incredibly detailed character creator. It’s not the first time a game has exploded

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Neil Druckmann Promoted To Vice-President Of Naughty Dog

Neil Druckmann Promoted To Vice-President Of Naughty Dog

Neil Druckmann, one of Naughty Dog's most well-known developers, has been promoted to the position of vice-president of the studio. The announcement came as part of a blog post from Naughty Dog president Evan Wells, assuring fans hopeful

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NBA 2K League Draft Tips Off In April

NBA 2K League Draft Tips Off In April

The NBA 2K League announced plans to host its first league draft on April 4 at The Hulu Theater inside Madison Square Garden's lobby. The NBA 2K League Draft Lottery, which will determine the draft order for the

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NBA 2K League Draft Tips Off In April

NBA 2K League Draft Tips Off In April

The NBA 2K League announced plans to host its first league draft on April 4 at The Hulu Theater inside Madison Square Garden's lobby. The NBA 2K League Draft Lottery, which will determine the draft order for the

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The ‘Magic Formula’ Behind Horizon: Zero Dawn’s Success

SURPRISE! It’s a bonus episode of Kotaku Splitscreen, featuring Guerrilla Games’ boss Hermen Hulst, who shares some insight as to how Horizon: Zero Dawn turned out so special.In this 20-minute interview, Hulst and I talked about how Guerrilla went from...

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Mario Drifting Into Google Maps For Mario Day

Mario Drifting Into Google Maps For Mario Day

  March 10 is Mario Day. Get it? Because it's Mar10. To celebrate the occasion, Google and Nintendo are putting Mario on the map – literally. On the Google Maps app for Android and iOS, users on Mario Day can

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BlazBlue Producer Is Wrong About Why Japanese Players Dominate His Games

During a recent press event, Arc System Works chief development officer Toshimichi Mori sat down to discuss his team’s next fighting game, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle. The upcoming release’s simple controls, he said, are a way to make the game

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Bethesda Game Studios Expands With Acquisition Of BattleCry Studio

Bethesda Game Studios Expands With Acquisition Of BattleCry Studio

Bethesda Game Studios announced today that it will be expanding to another location in Austin, Texas. BattleCry Studios will be absorbed under the Bethesda umbrella to become Bethesda Game Studios Austin. “As the vision, scale and ambitions for

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Here’s What We Know About Artifact, Valve’s New Card Game

Valve demoed its upcoming card game Artifact recently at its Seattle office and the details have begun pouring in. While Valve founder Gabe Newell reportedly called Blizzard’s Hearthstone the “benchmark” for online card games, Artifact sounds like it w...

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NHL Enters Esports Fray With Gaming Tournament

NHL Enters Esports Fray With Gaming Tournament

The Madden, FIFA, and NBA 2K sports series all have robust esports leagues either already in progress or forming as we speak. It was only a matter of time before NHL got in on the action as

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Mike Dies Keeps Finding Exciting New Ways To Kill Me

GIF If Spaceman Mike stands completely inside a portal, he’s transported to another place. If even a tiny bit of him remains outside, he dies. Developer Psydra Games does so much with such a simple mechanic

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In Japan, It’s ‘Super Monster Wolf’ Versus Wild Boars

The Super Monster Wolf. Only in Japan would the solution to an ecological problem involve a robotic wolf. But when that problem is the proliferation of wild boars, the furry, fanged, red-eyed “Super Monster Wolf” might actually do the trick.

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In Japan, It’s ‘Super Monster Wolf’ Versus Wild Boars

The Super Monster Wolf. Only in Japan would the solution to an ecological problem involve a robotic wolf. But when that problem is the proliferation of wild boars, the furry, fanged, red-eyed “Super Monster Wolf” might actually do the trick.

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Re-Up Your PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Membership at a Discount

PlayStation Plus 1 Year | $46 | eBay | Promo code PSPRING20Xbox Live Gold 1 Year | $41 | eBay | Promo code PSPRING20Ebay’s big sitewide coupon isn’t supposed to work on gift cards, but apparently, that doesn’t apply to

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Get a Nintendo Switch For $224, While They Last 

Nintendo Switch | $260 | eBay | Promo code PSPRING20. Also available in neon. Update: The $224 model is sold out, but you can use the same PSPRING20 promo code to get this listing (also available in neon) for $260. That’s

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Off-Meta: Rainbow Six Siege: Chimera guide

Absolutely everything you need to know about the new Operation.

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Off-Meta: Rainbow Six Siege: Chimera guide

Absolutely everything you need to know about the new Operation.

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Off-Meta: Rainbow Six Siege: Chimera guide

Absolutely everything you need to know about the new Operation.

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Off-Meta: Rainbow Six Siege: Chimera guide

Absolutely everything you need to know about the new Operation.

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Final Sea Of Thieves Beta Sailing Off This Weekend

Final Sea Of Thieves Beta Sailing Off This Weekend

If you've enjoyed its previous beta sessions, or are merely Sea of Thieves-curious, this is your last weekend to check out the game before it launches in a few weeks. The final beta has set sail, and

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Battlegrounds Team Gets DQ’d, Loses $12,000 For Using See-Through Wall Glitch

OpTic Gaming has been stripped of its second-place finish in a PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds tournament after officials ruled that one of its players, Ian “Bahawaka” Crowe, abused a glitch allowing him to see through walls.During game eight at the PUBG...

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Off-Meta: Rainbow Six Siege: Outbreak guide – Tips, tricks and strategy advice

Our complete guide to the new PVE Outbreak event.

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Earther Future Bay Area Flooding Could Be Even Worse Than We Thought | The A.V.

Earther Future Bay Area Flooding Could Be Even Worse Than We Thought | The A.V. Club ’90s kids didn’t give a damn about the peerless movie-serial nostalgia of The Rocketeer | The Takeout God bless ranch dressing, and may God bless the United

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Can a Video Game Teach Your Kid to Play an Instrument? 

I learned how to play the piano the old-fashioned way—by being dragged by my mother to weekly lessons taught by an elderly woman in the neighborhood, and yawning at the sheet music as my kid-fingers played a clunky rendition of

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How Do You Play Artifact, And How Will You Pay For It?

After watching several rounds of Valve’s new card game, Artifact, and playing a couple of my own, I don’t think it’s a stretch to call it the Dota 2 of card games. Designed by Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield,

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Off-Meta: Super Smash Bros Switch guide

Everything we know so far about Super Smash Bros Switch.

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