Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: How The Bartering System Ruined Ma

Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: How The Bartering System Ruined Mass Effect 1 For Me • Loot Anime Episode 27: Game On! Unboxing • The Magicians, Season 3, Episode 8 Recap: “Six Short Stories About Magic” • Late TAY

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Nintendo Gold Points Can Now Be Used On The Eshop

Nintendo Gold Points Can Now Be Used On The Eshop

Nintendo announced last month that they were planning to expand the Nintendo rewards system by allowing you to use gold points – points specifically gained as a percentage of money spent on games and associated content – to make

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Metroid, Redesigned

Concept artist Ian Baker has been working on something on the side for a little while now: a personal redesign of the Metroid universe, focusing mostly on Samus but also touching on a few bad guys as well. The look

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Top Overwatch League Teams Are Figuring Out How Specifically To Dismantle Each Other

Who’s the best team in the Overwatch League right now? It’s not really clear, and that’s a good thing.After a first stage that, at times, felt like a feeling-out process, Overwatch League teams are now showing a much better understanding

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For Honor Dedicated Servers Coming To Consoles Tomorrow

For Honor Dedicated Servers Coming To Consoles Tomorrow

Some months ago, Ubisoft announced that dedicated servers will be coming to For Honor, the publisher's weapon-based fighting game. Last month, dedicated servers launched for PC, but it's coming to consoles tomorrow March 6. The change

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The Week In Games: Scribbling The Night Away

Scribblenauts Showdown looks like, uh, something. There’s a range of stuff coming this week, including not only the newest Scribblenauts (developed this time by Shiver Entertainment, new Miami studio led by a former Zynga executive) and Final Fantasy ...

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If These Esports Fans Aren’t Giving Each Other Handjobs, They’re Very Good Actors

GIF This past weekend at IEM Katowice, Counter-Strike pro Janusz “Snax” Pogorzelski did an interview on behalf of his team Virtus Pro, since they’d ended up in last place. The interview footage gained attention thanks to

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Zotac Magnus EK71080 Mini PC Review: A Powerful Little Black Box

Zotac is renowned for making powerful mini PCs. Zotac also makes the world’s smallest Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 graphics card. Combine those two things and you’ve got one heck of a powerful small black box.There are several ways to make

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Fortnite Player Adds Insult To Injury

GIF Today on Highlight Reel we have manipulative drops, merciful Hunt:Showdown moments, hungry monsters, and much more!Watch the video then talk about your favorite highlight in the comments below. Be sure to check out, like, and

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Entertainment Software Association To Meet With White House On Thursday

Entertainment Software Association To Meet With White House On Thursday

After the whirlwind last week where the White House announced a meeting with video game leaders, and the Entertainment Software Association subsequently stated that none of its member companies have received invites, the ESA has

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Earther Cool, Cool; Another Nor’easter Is Going to Hit the East Coast This Week | The A.V.

Earther Cool, Cool; Another Nor’easter Is Going to Hit the East Coast This Week | The A.V. Club The Lonely Island share an incredibly strange, ambitious song they wrote for the Oscars | The Takeout Why are candy-coated fennel seeds served at Indian

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No Man’s Sky Fans Rejoice After Finally Finding Rare Beetle

In the universe of No Man’s Sky there’s an animal that’s only been spotted a few times. Called the Greater Mushroom Beetle, these are creatures that No Man’s Sky players tried to locate for months on end. Yesterday, another specimen

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The White House has finally sent out invitations to the video game industry for a meeting on Thursda

The White House has finally sent out invitations to the video game industry for a meeting on Thursday, and the ESA says it will attend. “Video games are plainly not the issue: entertainment is distributed and consumed globally, but the

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Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition Adds A Big New Scene To The Final Act

Final Fantasy XV may be one of the strangest video games ever created, in large part because the developers have spent the past year and a half updating, changing, and adding new features to the game. And as of tomorrow,

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Some Overwatch Players Think Brigitte’s Face Looks Too Much Like Mercy’s

Ever taken a long, hard look in the mirror and seen a face that doesn’t feel like your own? Overwatch’s latest hero, flail-slinging support Briggite, is having that problem in a very literal sense.For the past few days, Overwatch fans

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The 10 Best Deals of March 5, 2018

GIF We see a lot of deals around the web over on gamequit.com, but these were our ten favorites today.Head over to our main post for more deals, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook to

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Eight Takeaways From Our Hands-On With Labo

Eight Takeaways From Our Hands-On With Labo

We recently got to go hands-on with Labo, spending time popping its cardboard pieces out of templates, folding them together, playing with the compatible games, and looking at the surprisingly versatile Toy-Con garage. Since its debut, Nintendo has

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Life Is Strange 2 Details In Coming Months, Features New Story And Characters

Life Is Strange 2 Details In Coming Months, Features New Story And Characters

With the release of the bonus episode of Life is Strange: Before the Storm, both Deck Nine Games and original Life is Strange developer Dontnod are closing the book on Max and Chloe's story. However,

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The Sports Desk – The Golf Club 2019, Tennis World Tour & MLB The Show 18’s Diamond Dynasty

The Sports Desk – The Golf Club 2019, Tennis World Tour & MLB The Show 18’s Diamond Dynasty

This week there are a variety of details to cover for a trio of games, and instead of breaking it up into separate columns, I figured I'd just run it all in one jam-packed Sports Desk. Enjoy. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HB

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In UFO STI WTF, Even Aliens Need STI Checkups

UFO STI WTF is a short, visual novel browser game, built by a team as part of a game jam during the sex, love, and relationship-focused Australian games festival Heartbeat. The game attempts to remove the shame and fear that

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Skyrim Switch Studio Publicly Offers To Port Monster Hunter World For Capcom

Skyrim Switch Studio Publicly Offers To Port Monster Hunter World For Capcom

Iron Galaxy, a studio known for lots of mercenary work on ports and also titles like Killer Instinct and Extinction, has publicly offered their services to Capcom to help port Monster Hunter World to Switch. Capcom has previously

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For Years, PlayStation Plus Kept The Vita Alive

Last week, Sony announced that the Vita, along with PS3, will stop getting monthly games through the PlayStation Plus subscription service in March 2019. In the wake of that news, it’s worth remembering: Vita owners never had an easy go

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Speedrunner Says He’s Banned From All GDQ Events After Sharing His Medical Marijuana

A prominent speedrunner says he’s been banned from participating in all future events hosted by the charity organization Games Done Quick after he gave marijuana to a friend at the most recent speedrunning marathon.BubblesDelFuego, a speedrunner known ...

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Save Nearly $700 on LG and Apple’s Stunning 5K Display

Refurb LG Ultrafine 5K Monitor | $620 | WootApple and LG teamed up to create one of the only 5K monitors on the market, and amazingly, one that can be driven by a single USB-C cable, if you have a

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Fear Effect Sedna Review – Dead On Revival

Fear Effect Sedna Review – Dead On Revival

In 2000, Kronos Digital and Eidos released a unique anime-inspired action game called Fear Effect for the original PlayStation. Its slick presentation, Ghost in the Shell-inspired world, and mature narrative earned it a cult following. That following had reason to rejoice

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Fortnite Battle Royale’s $10 Battle Pass Is Nice But Not Essential

Games aren’t made for free, so when they’re sold for free, something’s got to give, and a lot of the time, developers’ solutions come off as skeezy or predatory. Loot boxes are passe. And don’t even get gamers started on

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