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Honoring My Steady, the SteelSeries Qck Gaming Mousepad

Honoring My Steady, the SteelSeries Qck Gaming Mousepad

In Japan, Nintendo has filed a trademark for “Kirby Air Ride.” The trademark covers things like “electronic game programs,” “video game programs,” “smartphone programs,” “computer programs” and download versions of these. The original Kirby Air Ride was released on the GameCube back in 2003. 

Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jan 23, 2020 at 07:15. 3 comments

How to Dress Like a "Shipster"

How to Dress Like a "Shipster"

Ninja Theory are working on a game called Project: MARA, which is “an in-development experimental title that explores new ways of storytelling”, so they can “[recreate] the horrors of the mind as accurately and realistically as possible”. 

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Jan 14, 2020. 6 comments

Adults Can Have Gummy Vitamins Too, Shop The Vitamin Gold Box on Amazon

Adults Can Have Gummy Vitamins Too, Shop The Vitamin Gold Box on Amazon
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It appears that Chinese Switch consoles are locked. Tencent is handling the Chinese market, and domestic games, which read “CHN” on the Switch cards, are reportedly locked. This means international players...

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Chris Kohler Chris Kohler Jan 04, 2020.

How to Dress Like a "Shipster"

How to Dress Like a "Shipster"

It’s a new year, so this is your semi-regular reminder that if you’re a freelance writer, you can (and should!) pitch Kotaku, using the email address pitches@kotaku.com, with your story ideas. Include some clips to let us know who you are as a writer and what you can bring to the table.

Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Dec 20, 2019. 7 comments

Crusader Kings: The Kotaku Review

Crusader Kings: The Kotaku Review

Crusader Kings the video game is a massive, unwieldy thing that can’t possibly be crammed into a 2-3 hour board game experience . But developers Free League, bless them, have certainly given it a shot.

Crusader Kings II: The Kotaku Re-Review

When I first reviewed Crusader Kings II in 2012, I called it “one of the most challenging,…

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Crusader Kings the board game tries to take pretty...

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Dec 20, 2019. 11 comments

Some Of The Best Video Game Screenshots Of 2019

Some Of The Best Video Game Screenshots Of 2019

One of my favourite end-of-year treats in this job is getting to see all the amazing screenshots that Andy Cull puts together for his annual collections.

We’ve featured them for the last few years , and this year’s compilation includes shots from games like Red Dead Redemption 2, Sekiro, Metro Exodus and Control.

You can see them below:

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Dec 19, 2019. 5 comments

A Closer Look At Dark Souls' Most Difficult Player-Created Challenges

A Closer Look At Dark Souls' Most Difficult Player-Created Challenges

Dark Souls’ gloomy world and difficult battles appeal to players and writers alike. One of the deepest dives is You Died: The Dark Souls Companion, written by Jason Killingsworth and long-time Kotaku contributor Keza MacDonald. The original released in 2016 but a brand-new Kickstarter for a hardcover version places it all into a package that would look nice on a mahogany bookshelf.

One of the...

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Dec 18, 2019. 3 comments

Thursday's Best Deals: Hot Sauce, AirPods Pro, Google Home, Backcountry, and More

Thursday's Best Deals: Hot Sauce, AirPods Pro, Google Home, Backcountry, and More

Total War: Three Kingdoms’ next DLC chapter pack is a prequel called Mandate of Heaven. In a neat touch, your playthrough of the prequel can then carry over into the main game.

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Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Dec 18, 2019. 13 comments

In Defense Of Final Fantasy XIII

In Defense Of Final Fantasy XIII

Final Fantasy XIII is ten years old today, which means that 2019 is officially running out of ways to remind us of our mortality. It was a controversial entry in the Final Fantasy series, shifting the series’ usual approach to combat and ditching old traditions to tell a techno-thriller story starring deeply flawed heroes. To this day, fans react dramatically at its very mention. Looking back...

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Dec 16, 2019. 1 comments

Sunday's Best Deals: Flint & Tinder Jackets, House Plants, Greenworks Snow Throwers, and More

Sunday's Best Deals: Flint & Tinder Jackets, House Plants, Greenworks Snow Throwers, and More

Shintaro Kojima has left Capcom. Kojima produced Monster Hunter: Generations and has worked on a number of Monster Hunter games including the franchise’s debut PlayStation 2 title. 

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Dec 13, 2019. 3 comments

Thursday's Best Deals: Hot Sauce, AirPods Pro, Google Home, Backcountry, and More

Thursday's Best Deals: Hot Sauce, AirPods Pro, Google Home, Backcountry, and More

To go with the already-released Stormtrooper , Fortnite has got some extra Star Wars stuff in the form of skins for Rey, Finn and a Sith Trooper.

They’re available now in the game’s item shop.

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Dec 11, 2019. 1 comments

Saturday's Best Deals: Jachs Henleys, Philips Norelco, Best-Selling Magazines, and More

Saturday's Best Deals: Jachs Henleys, Philips Norelco, Best-Selling Magazines, and More

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, the upcoming game from the two-man dev team responsible for Astebreed, was originally supposed to be out this winter in Japan. The release date has been pushed back to 2020. Its US release date is TBA. 

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Dec 11, 2019. 8 comments

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Chris Kohler Chris Kohler Dec 10, 2019.

Upgrade Your Closet With These Under-$20 Items

Upgrade Your Closet With These Under-$20 Items

How’s your Mario Making going after that last update ? Making any Zeldas? I made a Zelda. If you make one, be sure to submit it to the contest ! I am not eligible. Please enjoy this one, though. THB-4LW-MJG. Don’t forget about all of Link’s items!

Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Dec 05, 2019. 5 comments

Mecha game Daemon X Machina is getting Witcher III themed threads, hairdos, and body types, letting

Mecha game Daemon X Machina is getting Witcher III themed threads, hairdos, and body types, letting

Mecha game Daemon X Machina is getting Witcher III themed threads, hairdos, and body types, letting players turn their anime-style pilots into Geralt or Ciri with the character creation tool. The free DLC pack is available starting today. In case you missed it, read Kotaku’s Daemon X Machina review here .

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Dec 05, 2019. 20 comments

On December 12 another wave of classic games are coming to Nintendo Switch Online

On December 12 another wave of classic games are coming to Nintendo Switch Online

On December 12 another wave of classic games are coming to Nintendo Switch Online. From the SNES there’ll be Star Fox 2, Super Punch-Out!!, Kirby Super Star and Breath of Fire II, while for the NES there’s Journey to Silius and Crystalis.

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Chris Kohler Chris Kohler Dec 04, 2019. 4 comments

Thursday's Best Deals: Hot Sauce, AirPods Pro, Google Home, Backcountry, and More

Thursday's Best Deals: Hot Sauce, AirPods Pro, Google Home, Backcountry, and More

Hey do you like Donkey Kong and do you want to listen to me yell about Donkey Kong for like two hours? Here you go, it’s the latest Retronauts podcast.

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Dec 02, 2019. 6 comments

This is New Cities, an upcoming city-builder for the PC with a strong focus on road networks and the

This is New Cities, an upcoming city-builder for the PC with a strong focus on road networks and the

This is New Cities, an upcoming city-builder for the PC with a strong focus on road networks and the economy. I really like the scale of it, those cities look enormous.

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Peter Tieryas Peter Tieryas Nov 30, 2019. 6 comments

The Castlevania Anniversary Collection is on sale this weekend so I picked it up as it includes the

The Castlevania Anniversary Collection is on sale this weekend so I picked it up as it includes the

The Castlevania Anniversary Collection is on sale this weekend so I picked it up as it includes the Japanese editions of some of the classic games. I knew there was an array of differences between the US and Japanese versions, but it’s been neat seeing them directly. One of the most interesting is that in the original Famicom edition of Castlevania, there’s an easy mode that gives you more...

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Nov 27, 2019. 13 comments

Facebook has purchased Beat Games, the studio behind virtual reality rhythm game Beat Saber

Facebook has purchased Beat Games, the studio behind virtual reality rhythm game Beat Saber

Facebook has purchased Beat Games, the studio behind virtual reality rhythm game Beat Saber. The developers will “continue to work on Beat Saber across all currently supported platforms”.

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