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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen today at 04:35. 1 comments

'Shop Contest: Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary, Winners!

'Shop Contest: Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary, Winners!

Last week I asked you all to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the beloved educational TV show, Sesame Street! And we celebrate the only way we know-how around these parts, which is to shove non-video game characters into video games. We truly are an odd bunch, aren’t we?

Our winning image this week was created by PunditGuy who creates an image so simple and perfect that I was angry for hours...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen today at 04:20. 3 comments

15 Years Later, November 2004 Might Still Be One Of The Best Months In Video Game History

15 Years Later, November 2004 Might Still Be One Of The Best Months In Video Game History
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Today is the 15th anniversary of the release of Half-Life 2. A big game for sure, but it was just one of many huge and popular games that were all released in November 2004. Those weeks in late 2004 saw the release of World Of...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen today at 02:00. 3 comments

Mountain Dew Merry Mash-Up Is Like Christmas In A Can

Mountain Dew Merry Mash-Up Is Like Christmas In A Can

We are only a few weeks into November, which means it’s time to start celebrating Christmas. For some reason. I’m not a big fan of Xmas and seeing Christmas trees and candy canes popping up in stores already makes me hiss like a cat. Really. And to help celebrate the holidays, Mountain Dew has released Merry Mash-Up, a new flavor of their popular soda.

Well, actually, this flavor was first...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen today at 00:30. 4 comments

The Rockstar Games That Still Need PC Ports

The Rockstar Games That Still Need PC Ports

Red Dead Redemption 2 was finally released for PC earlier this month, nearly a year after it was first released for PS4 and Xbox One. It has had a rough launch, but a few patches and fan mods will turn it into the best way to play RDR2. But while most of Rockstar’s recent games have found their way to PC, eventually, there are still a few games that are missing PC ports.

Red Dead Redemption

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen yesterday at 23:30. 3 comments

Polteageist Is Made Out Of Tea And You Shouldn't Drink It

Polteageist Is Made Out Of Tea And You Shouldn't Drink It

Every Pokemon is interesting and worth talking about. I don’t play a ton of Pokemon, but I do enjoy the universe and I love learning more about the creatures in it. So, Here’s Another Pokemon! It’s Polteageist!

Polteageist Details

Type: Ghost

Average Height: 0' 08"

Average Weight: 0.9 lbs.

First Added In Generation VIII

New Pokemon are here! Sword and Shield, the latest mainline Pokemon game, was...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen yesterday at 22:30. 1 comments

Someone Call Mulder, I Got Aliens In My Attic

Someone Call Mulder, I Got Aliens In My Attic

Hello! This week we learn the future of Anthem, figure out what is happening in Death Stranding, learn about the Star Wars and Fortnite crossover, watch a weird trailer for the new Jumanji game and meet some aliens.

Great Kotaku Content From The Past Week Fallout 76, One Year Later

Bethesda launched Fallout 76 one year ago today, and almost everything that could go wrong did. And

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett yesterday at 11:39.

2K's Social Media Accounts Have Been Hacked, Posted Some Bad Stuff

2K's Social Media Accounts Have Been Hacked, Posted Some Bad Stuff

Publisher 2K have suffered quite the security breach tonight, as pretty much every aspect of their social media presence, from Twitter to Facebook, have been hacked, with those responsible posting their own ramblings across the accounts.

While 2K have now regained control over many of those accounts, some—like the company’s Facebook page—are still hosting the intrusive comments from earlier in...

yesterday at 07:31. 6 comments

Q&A: Xbox's Aaron Greenberg Says He Isn't Really Worried About PS5

Q&A: Xbox's Aaron Greenberg Says He Isn't Really Worried About PS5

X019, the annual Xbox fan festival, is currently running in London at the Copper Box Arena, where I caught up with Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg. He’s currently general manager of games marketing at Xbox, after holding multiple roles over the years. Greenberg has been around since the earliest days of Xbox, “back when there were only about 20 people working on the console.” We spoke about X019...

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yesterday at 06:44. 1 comments

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Camera Angles And Hitboxes Are Still Pretty Broken

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Camera Angles And Hitboxes Are Still Pretty Broken

Post-launch updates are slowly improving Modern Warfare, but there are still major issues that need to be addressed to make it a less frustrating Call of Duty.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s multiplayer plays much more slowly than other recent entries in the franchise. Unless you’re playing the tiny “Shoot House” map, which has become the “Nuketown” of Modern Warfare, you’re probably slogging...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson yesterday at 05:20. 2 comments

Path Of Exile Is Getting A Sequel

Path Of Exile Is Getting A Sequel

After a years-long ascent from action-RPG also-ran to PC gaming mainstay, Path of Exile, the free-to-play game that has, for many players, usurped Diablo as the premiere grimdark monster-mashing loot fest, is officially getting a sequel.

Announced today during ExileCon in New Zealand, Path of Exile 2 was originally set to be a large update to the first game, but is now being billed...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach yesterday at 05:05. 2 comments

Untitled Goose Game As A PS1 Game Is Perfect

Untitled Goose Game As A PS1 Game Is Perfect

Indie developer Narayana Walters decided the titular fowl from Untitled Goose Game wasn’t menacing enough and so decided to recast the anti-hero in the lo-fi hell of a PlayStation 1 game.

Untitled Goose Game is an animal circus full of clever little details and brilliant moments of spontaneous slapstick, but at bottom it’s about a bird being an asshole and not giving a fuck . Walters’ short...

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson yesterday at 04:25. 6 comments

Tips For Playing Pokémon Sword And Shield

Tips For Playing Pokémon Sword And Shield

Pokémon Sword and Shield are out today. While everyone has their own strategies for battling, raising your Pokémon and becoming the Champion, Sword and Shield have some new features and new ways to make all your monsters the very best. If you’re just starting out in your journey through Galar, here’s some tips to get you going.

Tips For Starting

Pokémon Sword and Shield are a lot of the same,...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson yesterday at 03:30. 2 comments

Pokémon Sword And Shield Players Report Alarming SD Card Issue, But It’s Fixable

Pokémon Sword And Shield Players Report Alarming SD Card Issue, But It’s Fixable

Pokémon Sword and Shield are out today. It should be a joyous occasion, except that some players have hit quite a snag: They say that the downloadable versions of the games are deleting all of their Switch save data. In reality, that’s not quite what’s happening, but the glitch in question is certainly alarming.

It began last night, with a handful of players reporting on Twitter that Sword and...

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Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra yesterday at 02:30. 5 comments

Death Stranding Chapter Four Is So Freaking Cool

Death Stranding Chapter Four Is So Freaking Cool

Death Stranding is, in its early hours, a slow but beautiful game about exploring an open world and delivering packages. You’d be forgiven for thinking that’s all the game had to offer, but pushing forward reveals more dangerous situations. The first and perhaps most shocking is Chapter Four, where things finally take off at a breakneck pace.

Sony’s video embargo for Death Stranding was...

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yesterday at 01:30. 3 comments

The Best Way To Play Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Is On Hard

The Best Way To Play Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Is On Hard

One of the biggest surprises in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, out today from developer Respawn, is how much its approach to combat takes cues from the blueprint established by FromSoftware’s action role-playing games. If you’ve played Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, Bloodborne, or Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, you know what to expect: Melee fights that require a degree of finesse, with careful...

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Riley MacLeod Riley MacLeod yesterday at 01:00. 1 comments

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

The weekend is for doing A Very Serious Housecleaning and plugging a bunch of cracks in my apartment, because the cold weather seems to be driving roaches inside, and I am a massive bug baby. It’s also for playing video games while I try not to think about roaches.

I have been playing a ton of Holedown on Switch this week, which is a game where you fire balls at numbered blocks to try to get...

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Jason Schreier Jason Schreier yesterday at 00:30. 13 comments

Sources: BioWare Plans A Complete Overhaul For Anthem

Sources: BioWare Plans A Complete Overhaul For Anthem

Recent silence and a couple of high-profile departures from BioWare have led fans and pundits to speculate that the studio has abandoned its most recent game, Anthem, but the opposite is true. For the last few months, BioWare and parent company EA have been planning an overhaul of the online shooter, according to three people familiar with those plans. Some call it “Anthem 2.0” or “Anthem...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach yesterday at 00:05. 6 comments

Spamming Like In Death Stranding Makes You Feel Real Good

Spamming Like In Death Stranding Makes You Feel Real Good
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Death Stranding’s America is dotted with thousands, possibly even millions, of player-made structures that can make the post-apocalyptic expanse less dangerous and also less lonely⁠—perhaps even welcoming. These structures have a social media-inspired system that lets you click...

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Nov 15, 2019 at 22:00. 1 comments

Pokémon Sword and Shield: Which To Buy?

Pokémon Sword and Shield: Which To Buy?

While I’ve been spending a lot of time with Pokémon Shield, Natalie Degraffinried has been exploring Pokémon Sword. As is tradition for Pokémon, each version of this game has exclusive Pokémon, and this one has some version-exclusive gym leaders as well. We sat down to talk about what’s different between each version.

While choosing a Pokémon game will ultimately come down to personal...

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Nov 15, 2019 at 21:39.

YouTube Channel Of A Man Feeding Stray Cats Keeps Me Calm

YouTube Channel Of A Man Feeding Stray Cats Keeps Me Calm

Life is hard. Take a load off by watching a Japanese man feed stray cats.

I discovered Niiyan1216, a series of videos where a Japanese man feeds stray cats, over a year ago. I was perusing the subreddit Deep Into YouTube, which is dedicated to finding rare, interesting videos. I’m a huge cat person, so of course I clicked on the thumbnail with a cat in it. It’s not exactly mind-blowing—the...