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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson 34 minutes ago. 11 comments

Players And Makers Of Apex Legends Resort To Name-Calling Over Microtransactions

Players And Makers Of Apex Legends Resort To Name-Calling Over Microtransactions

Over the weekend, the frustrations of Apex Legends players percolating over the battle royale game’s microtransactions boiled over as a developer on the game called players who are rude to developers as “ass-hats” and called one player a “dick.” Understanding why a developer would do that means understanding why the community is so angry.

Prior to this incident, the Apex Legends subreddit was...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach 2 hours 13 minutes ago. 5 comments

Everything Microsoft Showed On Today's Inside Xbox

Everything Microsoft Showed On Today's Inside Xbox

Microsoft showed off Gears of War 5's horde mode, NBA 2k20's career mode, and the new games coming to Game Pass during its latest episode of Inside Xbox.

The episode spanned over an hour and a half, and while it was mostly full of new trailers for games we already new about, there were a few interesting bits of new information sprinkled throughout.

Here’s the full rundown:

Devil May Cry 5 is...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey 2 hours 48 minutes ago. 4 comments

Playing PC Building Simulator On My Switch Feels Weird

Playing PC Building Simulator On My Switch Feels Weird
Kotaku Game DiaryDaily thoughts from a Kotaku staffer about a game we're playing.  

I’ve been installing motherboards, CPUs, memory sticks, hard drives, power supplies, and video cards into computer cases for nearly three decades. With last week’s console release of PC Building Simulator, now I’m putting together gaming rigs on my Nintendo Switch. It’s surreal.

Demoed in 2017 and released in...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach yesterday at 20:35. 4 comments

Nintendo Switch Is Getting A Ton Of New Indie Games (Including Ori And The Blind Forest)

Nintendo Switch Is Getting A Ton Of New Indie Games (Including Ori And The Blind Forest)

There are a bunch more indie games coming to the Switch, including the Microsoft-published Ori and the Blind Forest which Nintendo announced in its “Indie World Showcase” will be coming to the platform on September 27.

There, it will also join Cuphead, which released on Switch earlier this year and was also previously a console-exclusive on Xbox One. But there was a lot of other info on a wide...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach yesterday at 19:35. 4 comments

Minecraft Is About To Start Looking Much Better On PC

Minecraft Is About To Start Looking Much Better On PC
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It turns out that Minecraft is getting a visual update after all, just not the one that was originally promised. Over night, graphics card makers Nvidia announced a new update for the game that will add Minecraft to the growing list of PC games that support real-time ray tracing.

“Ray tracing is...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen yesterday at 04:30. 1 comments

The Week In Games: Totally Rad

The Week In Games: Totally Rad

Yo, this upcoming week is totally tubular and rad. Like, you know it is just super rad. Very gnarly. Other 80s slang and phrases. Rad is coming out next week. I love the look of this game, but it doesn’t sound like it is very......rad . See what I did there? Moving on.

Next weekend I won’t be here. I will be out in the world, traveling the roads and stopping at fast food joints in other...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen yesterday at 03:20. 2 comments

Rainbow Six Siege's Next Operation Will Add A Cool New Grappling Hook And A Reworked Kanal

Rainbow Six Siege's Next Operation Will Add A Cool New Grappling Hook And A Reworked Kanal
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Ubisoft announced new details about the upcoming third season of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Year 4 were announced today at the Rainbow Six Major in Raleigh. A new operation is coming called Ember Rise. It will add two new operators, a total revamped version of the map Kanal, a battle pass system and a series of...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen yesterday at 01:00. 1 comments

Every Flavor Of Game Fuel Reviewed And Then Mixed Together

Every Flavor Of Game Fuel Reviewed And Then Mixed Together

A few weeks ago I bought a can of Mountain Dew Amp Game Fuel and reviewed it. I hated it. It sucked. Evidently, this angered some people on the internet. I guess some folks really love Game Fuel? Between comments calling me names and people yelling at me for not liking an energy drink, some helpful folks suggested I try the other flavors. So I did just that.

To do this right, I decided to...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen Aug 18, 2019 at 23:30. 1 comments

'Shop Contest: Happy Birthday!

'Shop Contest: Happy Birthday!

In a few days, August 20th to be precise, I celebrate my birthday. I’m having a party, but maybe you wonderful Kotaku readers can help plan a second party. But as I write about video games, legally it must be video game-related. Them’s the rules.

Your challenge this week: Throw me a party with video game characters or set in different video games!

I like small parties and big parties, so do...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen Aug 18, 2019 at 21:30. 3 comments

Sunday Comics: Just Saying

Sunday Comics: Just Saying

Hello! It’s time for Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon.

Awkward Zombie by Katie Tiedrich. Published Aug 12. Read more of Awkward Zombie.

Corpse Run by Alex Di Stasi. Published Aug. 15. Read more of Corpse Run.

Clueless Hero by Luis Lee and Ana Gaby Perez. Published Aug. 12. Read more of Clueless...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen Aug 18, 2019 at 04:00.

'Shop Contest: Danny Trejo, Winners!

'Shop Contest: Danny Trejo, Winners!

Last week I asked you folks to create some images to honor and celebrate the man, myth, and legend himself, Danny Trejo. He recently saved a small child from a car crash, on top of other cool stuff.

Our winning image this week comes from Add88 who has envisioned an alternate universe where Henry Cavil wasn’t playing Geralt in The Witcher show, but instead, Mr. Trejo got the role. I’d watch it.

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Aug 17, 2019 at 06:00.

New Overwatch Custom Mode Turns Sigma Into A Dodgeball Player

New Overwatch Custom Mode Turns Sigma Into A Dodgeball Player

If you think about it, Overwatch’s new hero, Sigma, is kinda like a schoolkid—by which I mean he’s slow, and he likes to throw rocks. This, obviously, makes him an ideal competitor for a large-scale game of dodgeball.

Overwatch player Pug has created a custom mode called “Sigma Dodgeball” (code: 0V80F), in which two teams of six Sigmas face off in the time-honored sport that’s basically an IRL...

Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Aug 17, 2019 at 05:30. 2 comments

It's The End Of A Generation At This Year's Pokémon World Championships

It's The End Of A Generation At This Year's Pokémon World Championships

At the 2019 Pokémon World Championships this weekend, trainers can choose any of the existing 807 known Pokémon to fight by their side. This is the last time they’ll be able to do so, at least in the near future.

Earlier today, the Pokémon Company announced that Pokémon Sword and Shield will be the official games used for competitive play during the 2020 season. While that’s not necessarily a...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Aug 17, 2019 at 04:00.

Cloud Saves On PS4 Have A Weird Limit

Cloud Saves On PS4 Have A Weird Limit

Cloud saves are great. They keep your save data safe, providing backups for everything you’ve ever accomplished in a PS4 game. They also makes it easy to stop playing on one PS4 and pick up right where you left off on another. But PS4 cloud saves have a bizarre 1,000-file cap, and no one’s really sure why it exists.

Twitter user Dizzy_Ziddy ran into this problem just this week while trying to...

Jason Schreier Jason Schreier Aug 17, 2019 at 03:00. 5 comments

Halo Infinite Creative Director Leaves Company

Halo Infinite Creative Director Leaves Company

Tim Longo, creative director for the upcoming Halo Infinite, left developer 343 Industries this week, Kotaku has learned. It’s part of a leadership shakeup that arrives late in the development of the next Halo game, which is scheduled for release in fall 2020.

Longo, an industry veteran who also served as creative director for Halo 5, had moved to a different role a few weeks ago, according to...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Aug 17, 2019 at 02:00.

Mortal Kombat 11 Is Letting A DJ Voice Sub-Zero And, Bless Him, He's Trying

Mortal Kombat 11 Is Letting A DJ Voice Sub-Zero And, Bless Him, He's Trying

Renowned Belgian DJ Dimitri Vegas did the music for Mortal Kombat 11’s launch trailer. Next week, developer NetherRealm Studios is releasing a Sub-Zero skin featuring Vegas’ likeness, which is great. It also features Vegas’ voice, and that’s not so great.

Mortal Kombat 11’s voice cast consists of proper professional voice actors with a firm handle on what they are doing (and also Ronda Rousey...

Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Aug 17, 2019 at 01:30. 4 comments

The Chill YouTube Comments On Game Soundtracks Are A Pleasant Surprise

The Chill YouTube Comments On Game Soundtracks Are A Pleasant Surprise
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This hour-long video on YouTube, whose title roughly translates to “One hour corridor ‘Chrono Trigger,’” plays the same three-minute “Corridors of Time” track from the game over and over again. It has over 1 million views, and it also has one of the most pleasant comment sections I’ve seen, full...

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Aug 17, 2019 at 01:00.

Fire Emblem's Depiction Of Abuse Feels Real

Fire Emblem's Depiction Of Abuse Feels Real

In Fire Emblem: Three Houses, there’s a character in Golden Deer house named Marianne. She’s so shy that she barely speaks. At first, I thought this was a confidence problem. I eagerly gave her gifts, not just to get to her next support rank and trigger a new conversation, but because being nice to someone who was clearly struggling felt like the least I could do.

Editor’s note: This piece...

Riley MacLeod Riley MacLeod Aug 17, 2019 at 00:30. 10 comments

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

The weekend is for going to the farmer’s market to buy a million zucchinis, because that is the time of year it is. It’s also for playing video games.

I’m excited to play more Breath of the Wild this weekend, during which time I hope to not stand around in the rain like an idiot again. I left my game at a shrine I was too tired to figure out, so I’m not totally looking forward to the brain...

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Jason Schreier Jason Schreier Aug 17, 2019 .

The New Grandia HD Collection Is Pretty But Really Needs A Fast-Forward Button

The New Grandia HD Collection Is Pretty But Really Needs A Fast-Forward Button

Grandia and its sequel, Grandia II, are both very good classic role-playing games, full of charm and adventure and spirit. They came out in 1997 and 2000, respectively. Even an HD remake isn’t enough to make up for that.

Today, publisher Gungho Entertainment put out HD remakes of the first two Grandia games for Switch. The pack will cost you $40, and it includes two turn-based RPGs that rank...

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