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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey 3 hours 10 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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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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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Aug 15, 2019 at 20:00. 1 comments

Even The Non-Fighting Parts Of The New Switch Game Astral Chain Are Excellent

Even The Non-Fighting Parts Of The New Switch Game Astral Chain Are Excellent

Developer PlatinumGames does fast and stylish action incredibly well, and the Nintendo Switch exclusive Astral Chain is a continuation of that trend. But what I love best about the quirky new action adventure is the puzzle solving, world-building, and general goofing around that occurs between battles.

In Astral Chain, the few survivors of a global disaster huddle together behind the walls of...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Aug 14, 2019 at 02:00. 20 comments

Video Game Consoles Won't Get Pricier In America, At Least For Now

Video Game Consoles Won't Get Pricier In America, At Least For Now

A 10 percent tax on video game consoles and other consumer electronics has been delayed until December 15, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced today. According to President Trump, the purpose of the delay is to prevent the tariffs from hurting the holiday shopping season.

The next round of tariffs in the Trump administration’s ongoing trade-war with China is...

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Aug 12, 2019 at 23:36. 11 comments

A Mural In Fire Emblem: Three Houses Is Cleverly Hiding The Main Character's Crest

A Mural In Fire Emblem: Three Houses Is Cleverly Hiding The Main Character's Crest

Fans have been using an image seen in an early Fire Emblem: Three Houses trailer to puzzle out information about the characters’ Crests, which are symbols of a powerful bloodline that gives them special powers. In addition to a few that aren’t seen in the game, all the crests you encounter are represented in this mural—except for the main character’s. But fans are collectively realizing that...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen Aug 12, 2019 at 20:57. 18 comments

The Week In Games: Jason Returns, Again

The Week In Games: Jason Returns, Again

You can never really escape Jason Voorhees. The masked slasher from The Friday The 13th films is returning again this week. A new edition of The Friday The 13th game is heading to the Nintendo Switch.

I wonder if in 20 or 30 years people will still be making and watching Jason films. How many times can you reboot and remake this franchise? Is he even that scary anymore after spending decades...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Aug 10, 2019. 1 comments

Hamsterdam Is The Perfect Name For This Bite-Sized Brawler

Hamsterdam Is The Perfect Name For This Bite-Sized Brawler
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Which came first, the name Hamsterdam or the game Hamsterdam? However Muse Games came up with the name for this charming tap-and-swipe beat-em up, it fits. Once little Pimm starts doling out the beatdowns, it’s like, “Damn, hamster.”

Released earlier this month for iOS, Android, Switch, and PC, Hamsterdam is a story...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Aug 06, 2019. 7 comments

Cook, Serve, Delicious 3 Takes The Intense Restaurant Sim On The Road

Cook, Serve, Delicious 3 Takes The Intense Restaurant Sim On The Road

The first two Cook, Serve, Delicious games cast players as the head chef and principle operator of small restaurants, cooking and managing their way to foodie fame. Announced today for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC, Cook, Serve, Delicious 3 sends players on a journey across war-torn America in a food truck with a trusty robot crew. Gotta love a sequel that switches things...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Aug 06, 2019. 14 comments

2011's DC Universe Online Finds New Life On The Nintendo Switch

2011's DC Universe Online Finds New Life On The Nintendo Switch

On a large computer monitor or television set hooked to an Xbox One or PlayStation 4, DC Comics’ eight-year-old, free-to-play massively multiplayer online superhero role-playing game looks pretty rough. On a lesser-powered console like the Switch with its smallish handheld display, DC Universe Online is a perfect portable MMO.

DC Universe never was a looker. Released in 2011 on PC and...

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Aug 05, 2019. 8 comments

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Made Claude's Voice Actor Reminisce About Military Academy

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Made Claude's Voice Actor Reminisce About Military Academy

Joe Zieja’s path to voicing the English-language version of Fire Emblem: Three Houses lead Claude von Reigan was a circuitous one. Zieja said over the phone that he only realized what a huge role Claude was while he was recording. He told me that the director for the English voice actors, Patrick Seitz, broke the news while he was halfway through a recording session. The internet was crazy...

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Aug 05, 2019. 3 comments

Zelda Fans Protest, Smash PS4 Over Very Similar Chinese Game

Zelda Fans Protest, Smash PS4 Over Very Similar Chinese Game
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Open-world game Genshin Impact has been described as an anime Breath of the Wild. Some Zelda fans in China are not happy about it. At all.

The Chinese-developed RPG’s first gameplay footage was shown recently at the China...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen Aug 05, 2019. 7 comments

The Week In Games: Mr. President, Your Mech Is Ready

The Week In Games: Mr. President, Your Mech Is Ready

After years and years of being a Japan-only Xbox release, Metal Wolf Chaos is finally come out in more places later this week. Now we can all experience the fun of being the President of The United States and using a giant mech to fight the Vice President’s evil army.

This weekend has sucked due to some terrible acts of violence and hatred that happened over here in the US. So I don’t really...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Aug 03, 2019. 13 comments

The Kill La Kill Fighting Game Is Flashy But Flimsy

The Kill La Kill Fighting Game Is Flashy But Flimsy

Like the anime it’s based on, Kill La Kill the Game: IF is fast, stylish, rude, and racy. Unfortunately, like the outfits its main characters sport, there’s not a lot of substance.

Kill La Kill is a damn fine original series from Japanese animation studio Trigger. It tells the story of a conflict between Honnouji Academy high school students wearing outfits made out of powerful alien fabric...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Aug 02, 2019.

This Delightful Bird Rhythm Game Is Also An Entire Musical

This Delightful Bird Rhythm Game Is Also An Entire Musical
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Songbird Symphony is the touching tale of an orphaned chick who sets off on an adventure to find his true family, discovering a wonderful little combination rhythm/platforming game along the way. His name is Birb. It’s a good name.

Despite his strong sense of rhythm and penchant for bursting into song, Birb’s adoptive...

Stephen Totilo Stephen Totilo Aug 01, 2019.

Fortnite Adds Titans (I Mean Mechs)

Fortnite Adds Titans (I Mean Mechs)

The new season of Fortnite started earlier today and brought a new round of surprise changes. The most titanic one to drop? A new two-player mech called the B.R.U.T.E.

The new vehicle is showcased in a trailer for Fortnite Season 10 (or X, as they’re calling it).

An official blog post outlining the seasonal changes to Fortnite Battle Royale and the game’s other modes. It promotes the...

Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Aug 01, 2019. 1 comments

Electronic Arts Says Its Customers Just Aren't That Interested In Switch Versions

Electronic Arts Says Its Customers Just Aren't That Interested In Switch Versions

The Sims on Switch seems like a no-brainer. It’s a chill game about managing the daily life of virtual human beings where high-end graphics and framerate don’t really matter. In a recent earnings call, however, the head of Electronic Arts explained why the publisher sees things differently, and why it hasn’t brought The Sims—or much of anything else, really—to Switch.

“Any time we’re...

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Jul 31, 2019. 6 comments

Fire Emblem Is Slowly Improving Its Same-Sex Romance Options

Fire Emblem Is Slowly Improving Its Same-Sex Romance Options

The newer Fire Emblem games have placed an emphasis on romance and dating, though the series has been slow to make same-sex romance a viable option. Fire Emblem: Three Houses does allow you to experience same-sex romance—and it is explicitly romantic, and accessible for both male and female main characters. However, the female main character has a lot more options if you’re looking to get...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Jul 31, 2019. 17 comments

Tactical Strategy Game Mutant Year Zero Looks Like A PS2 Game On Switch [Update]

Tactical Strategy Game Mutant Year Zero Looks Like A PS2 Game On Switch [Update]

What the duck am I looking at?

Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden was one of last year’s surprise delights. Now it’s out on Switch, which should be a great thing. There’s just one problem: It looks really bad.

[Update - 10:23, July 31]: The Switch version of Mutant Year Zero got a patch yesterday afternoon that definitely improves performance and the visuals while in docked mode. However, in...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen Jul 29, 2019. 4 comments

The Week In Games: Are You Ready For Some Football?

The Week In Games: Are You Ready For Some Football?

Like taxes and death, we can never really escape the yearly Madden games. If you love football, then get ready. This week Madden NFL 20 releases for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

I’ve never been a big fan of sports video games outside of Blitz and the dunk contests in some of the NBA games. But I did play a bit of Madden back on the PS2 and Xbox. I remember I would take popular teams and move them to...

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