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When Konami Employees Got Complaints For Being Too Dirty

When Konami Employees Got Complaints For Being Too Dirty
Total RecallTotal RecallTotal Recall is a look back at the history of video games through their characters, franchises, developers and trends.

I’ve been reading through the new book Japansoft: An Oral History recently, and while it’s full of very cool and interesting stories about the earliest days of Japanese game development, there’s one story in particular that’s my favourite.

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Feb 15, 2020 at 05:30. 9 comments

Jedi: Fallen Order Almost Couldn't Include The Word 'Jedi'

Jedi: Fallen Order Almost Couldn't Include The Word 'Jedi'

At the D.I.C.E. Summit in Las Vegas earlier this week, Respawn Entertainment director Stig Asmussen sat down for a brief fireside chat about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The talk provided a peek behind the curtain on the game’s development, including the revelation that the studio almost had to tiptoe around using the official Jedi moniker while working with the iconic science fiction...

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Feb 15, 2020 at 04:00. 2 comments

The 'Nintendo Play Station' Will Sell For Over $400,000

The 'Nintendo Play Station' Will Sell For Over $400,000

Bidding on the so-called ‘Nintendo Play Station,’ a prototype of a doomed collaboration between Nintendo and Sony , has reached $350,000 as deep-pocketed collectors put up ever-increasing amounts of money in hopes of owning the rare device.

The console, which is essentially a Super Nintendo Entertainment System paired with a CD-ROM drive and manufactured by Sony, is currently being auctioned...

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Feb 15, 2020 at 00:30. 3 comments

Why The Heck Is Mew Hanging Out With Professor Oak

Why The Heck Is Mew Hanging Out With Professor Oak

It’s fitting that Pokémon Masters, DeNA’s mobile take on the ever-popular series, used Valentine’s Day to introduce some of my earliest loves: Professor Oak and Mew. The sync pair is currently free for every player who logs into the game until March 15

Pokémon Masters marks the first time Professor Oak himself has stepped into the ring to battle. He first appears in the mobile game with the...

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Feb 14, 2020 at 23:30. 5 comments

Final Fantasy XIV's Wedding Attire Will No Longer Be Tied To Character Gender

Final Fantasy XIV's Wedding Attire Will No Longer Be Tied To Character Gender

There’s a saying among some Final Fantasy XIV players: “glamour is the true endgame.” While there are plenty of high tier raids and continuing story quests, fashion is a key component of the game, and today brings some good news for players who put fashion first. In the lead-up to the next round of fresh content, patch notes have revealed a key change to Final Fantasy XIV’s wedding attire:...

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Feb 14, 2020 at 07:30. 3 comments

Xbox x Air Jordan Collab Is A Tasteful Nod To A Classic

Xbox x Air Jordan Collab Is A Tasteful Nod To A Classic

Because it’s All-Star weekend in the NBA, and because that’s traditionally been a time for companies related to basketball to show off some cool stuff, Jordan and Xbox have decided to team up and make a console that nobody can actually buy.

This kind of thing isn’t new, particularly for Microsoft who seem 1000x more keen for these PR stunts than in actually releasing limited edition consoles ....

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Feb 14, 2020 at 07:00.

Counter-Strike's Dust, Remade In Fortnite

Counter-Strike's Dust, Remade In Fortnite

It’s one of the most iconic maps in all of video games, and soon Counter-Strike’s famous Dust stage will be playable in Fortnite’s creative mode thanks to the work of some expert modders.

Team Evolve have brought the map as faithfully as Fortnite’s tools will allow, and seeing as the map will also allow creative mode’s Search and Destroy game type, you’ll be getting pretty damn close to an...

Feb 14, 2020 at 06:30.

I Love The Garbage Children Of Fire Emblem's New DLC

I Love The Garbage Children Of Fire Emblem's New DLC

I’m just going to be upfront here and say that I never really enjoyed many of the characters in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. As such, my hopes for the secret fourth house introduced in the game’s first major expansion, Cindered Shadows, weren’t very high. But after taking a few hours to complete its isolated storyline, I was surprised to find myself finally invested in some of Three Houses’...

Feb 14, 2020 at 05:30.

Steam Can Now Tell You What To Play Next

Steam Can Now Tell You What To Play Next

If you’ve ever been stuck scrolling through a games library that includes dozens/hundreds of PC titles, and you just can’t work out what to play next, Steam is going to try and help with a new feature called Play Next.

Unlike Steam’s store recommendations, which tell you what you should buy next, this is going through your existing purchases and trying to say, hey, you already own this, maybe...

Feb 14, 2020 at 02:00.

The Unpredictable Challenges Of Gaming With Cerebral Palsy

The Unpredictable Challenges Of Gaming With Cerebral Palsy

The world of video games should be one without limits. Sadly, this is often not the case. As a lifelong gamer who also happens to have cerebral palsy, my own experiences with video games have been both helped and hindered by their mechanics.

Cerebral palsy manifests itself differently in every person who is diagnosed with it. Some of us can walk unassisted, while others need devices like...

Feb 13, 2020 at 08:00. 8 comments

Bungie Actually Explains How A Big Destiny 2 Bug Was Caused, Then Fixed

Bungie Actually Explains How A Big Destiny 2 Bug Was Caused, Then Fixed

We normally hear there’s a problem with a game, wait for it to be fixed, learn it’s been fixed then get on with our lives, none of us the wiser as to what actually just happened. So it’s cool to see Bungie taking a step back and filling everyone in on how a bug gets fixed.

Destiny 2 Taken Offline Again After Players Lose Currency, Materials [Update]

Bungie has once again taken Destiny 2...

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Feb 13, 2020 at 07:30. 3 comments

Company Of Heroes, The Best RTS Ever Made, Is Coming To iPad

Company Of Heroes, The Best RTS Ever Made, Is Coming To iPad

Relic’s 2006 classic Company of Heroes, which I will remind you all is the perfect RTS , is coming out tomorrow (February 13) on the iPad, and that is just the most wonderful news.

Company Of Heroes Was The Perfect RTS

Our list of the best strategy games on the PC contains only three RTS titles. And none of them are…

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It’s basically the entire base game (so no British expansion,...

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Feb 13, 2020 at 06:00. 1 comments

E3 Host Geoff Keighley Bows Out Of Show, Criticizes Event’s Direction

E3 Host Geoff Keighley Bows Out Of Show, Criticizes Event’s Direction

Rumors of Nintendo’s possible absence from this year’s E3 have proven to be unfounded, but doubts are still swirling around the 2020 edition of gaming’s signature mid-June hype festival in Los Angeles. Earlier today, longtime E3 participant Geoff Keighley announced he wouldn’t be involved with the show this year.

“I have made the difficult decision to decline to produce E3 Coliseum,” he

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Feb 13, 2020 at 04:00. 1 comments

Under Night In-Birth’s Rough Climb From Disappointment To Evo Headliner

Under Night In-Birth’s Rough Climb From Disappointment To Evo Headliner

The latest fighting game documentary from Esteban Martinez over at YouTube channel Hold Back to Block is a fantastic look at the trials and tribulations of the Under Night In-Birth community on its road to becoming part of the official Evolution Championship Series lineup in 2019.

While Under Night In-Birth is considered one of the best examples of the fighting game genre today, it wasn’t...

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Feb 13, 2020 at 03:00. 2 comments

Breath Of Fire Needs To Make A Comeback

Breath Of Fire Needs To Make A Comeback

In the wake of the international success of Persona 5 and Dragon Quest XI, perhaps it’s time for publishers to take a look at some of their long-dormant JRPG series. Capcom’s Breath of Fire, which is packed with strong ideas and still in the hands of a financially healthy publisher, is the perfect place to start.

In December, Nintendo updated the Super Nintendo library for its Nintendo Switch...

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Feb 13, 2020 at 01:30. 3 comments

Ubisoft Resurrects Prince Of Persia... As A VR Escape Room

Ubisoft Resurrects Prince Of Persia... As A VR Escape Room

It’s been nearly a decade since Ubisoft released a triple-A Prince of Persia game. But if you’d like to jump back into the dusty tombs and elaborate palaces of the once-popular series, you can do that in the company’s latest virtual reality escape room: Prince of Persia: The Dagger of Time.

Dagger of Time tasks teams of two to four players with exploring a reimagined Fortress of Time, the...

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Feb 12, 2020 at 12:15. 6 comments

Pokémon Home App Includes Bonus, Uh, Gif

Pokémon Home App Includes Bonus, Uh, Gif

The Pokémon Home app that’s now out has a little surprise tucked away inside its files (at least on Android): this very good gif.

If you open up the app’s APK, there’s a folder for gifs, which includes five Pikachu animations related to the program, and one that’s not.

Originally made by nippori way back in 2014 (and itself based on this vid), who knows why it’s in there. Maybe it was dropped...

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Feb 12, 2020 at 07:30. 5 comments

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Feb 12, 2020 at 07:00. 2 comments

Red Dead Timelapse Is Just The Cutest Lil' Thing

Red Dead Timelapse Is Just The Cutest Lil' Thing

The world of Red Dead Redemption 2 is vast and realistic, but with a few camera tricks it can be made to look like a tiny little model railway set.

This timelapse, tilt-shifted video was made by Red Dead Online Guides, and like so many other videos about Red Dead is great to watch just to see Rockstar’s world go about its business, whether the player is involved or not.

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Feb 12, 2020 at 06:30. 15 comments

Fire Emblem: Three Houses is Being Demade To Look More Like Older Games

Fire Emblem: Three Houses is Being Demade To Look More Like Older Games

Know what I loved about Three Houses? Almost everything ! Know what I didn’t love? A lot of the game’s 3D visuals, from the monastery to the battle mode, looked like ass. Something this ambitious mod project is looking to fix.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses: The Kotaku Review

Fire Emblem: Three Houses is a game for interesting times.

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FE: Three Houses GBA Demake is an attempt to entirely...

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