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I Love Having My Own Spaceship In Video Games (And In Real Life)

I Love Having My Own Spaceship In Video Games (And In Real Life)
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Here’s a good way to win me over in both real life and in video games: Give me a damn spaceship. If you did, you’d find that the majority of my complaints against your considerable flaws (we all have them, except Toad, who is the best) would disappear. Because I now have a...

Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Dec 03, 2019 at 08:30. 11 comments

The Art Of Obsidian's The Outer Worlds

The Art Of Obsidian's The Outer Worlds
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The Outer Worldsis one of the best games of the year , so it’s a treat tonight to be sharing some of the concept art that went into the game’s...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Nov 20, 2019. 12 comments

The Outer Worlds Gets A Bigger Text Mode

The Outer Worlds Gets A Bigger Text Mode

The Outer Worlds received an all important new feature in today’s patch: a bigger text mode. Finally, no more squinting at my TV from six feet away.

The option to shift to the larger print can be found in the settings menu. There’s no slider so you can only toggle it on or off, but it’s a huge improvement. Sometimes I skip dialogue in The Outer Worlds because I just want to get to the quest,...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Nov 18, 2019. 23 comments

I Didn't Realize How Much I Love Suspending Games Until The Outer Worlds Took That Away

I Didn't Realize How Much I Love Suspending Games Until The Outer Worlds Took That Away

The Outer Worlds begins with your character coming out of cryo-sleep. They’ve been out of commission for years as their colony ship traveled across the galaxy, but once awakened they’re able to pick up right where they left off. I’ve come to take it for granted this console generation that my games can do this as well.

It’s become standard for consoles to checkpoint where your game is at...

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Nov 06, 2019. 21 comments

Give Vicar Max A Chance In The Outer Worlds, Guys

Give Vicar Max A Chance In The Outer Worlds, Guys

When you first meet Maximillion DeSoto in The Outer Worlds, he has a snide comment about everything. When I recruited Felix, a nice kid who is trying his best, Max sneered about adopting street urchins. I disliked Vicar Max almost the moment he settled in with my party. He’s a dickhead, but after spending some time with him, I decided: He’s an interesting dickhead. Give the guy a chance.

I...

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Nov 01, 2019. 5 comments

The Outer Worlds Does Colorblind Gaming Right

The Outer Worlds Does Colorblind Gaming Right

It’s cool that many modern games include colorblind options, so that those who struggle to differentiate between various hues can still enjoy the experience to the fullest. It’s even cooler, though, when a game is designed from the ground up with that support in mind.

Obsidian’s Josh Sawyer shared this info in a Tweet earlier in the week, saying that not one but two of the game’s directors had...

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Ian Walker Ian Walker Oct 31, 2019. 6 comments

Save Time In The Outer Worlds By Being A Huge Dumbass

Save Time In The Outer Worlds By Being A Huge Dumbass

There are all kinds of speedrunning strategies out there, from finding ways outside the boundaries of the game world to manipulating seemingly random elements for favorable outcomes. Some of the most interesting utilize legitimate gameplay mechanics in interesting ways. In The Outer Worlds, for instance, a decent chunk of time can be saved by simply making your character a complete buffoon.

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Oct 30, 2019. 9 comments

I Made A Radical (Literally) Playlist For The Outer Worlds

I Made A Radical (Literally) Playlist For The Outer Worlds
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Whenever I really love a piece of media, I make a mixtape of songs that remind me of it. As soon as I finished The Outer Worlds, I began compiling my mixtape. There’s something nice about having a compilation of songs that take you back to a tone and a mood, since it allows you...

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Chris Person Chris Person Oct 29, 2019. 2 comments

Modern Warfare Glitch Looks Like A Horror Game

Modern Warfare Glitch Looks Like A Horror Game

Today on Highlight Reel we have tons of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare clips, The Outer Worlds moments, falling animals, WWE 2k20 glitches, and much more!

Watch the video then talk about your favorite highlight in the comments below. Be sure to check out, like, and share the original videos...

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Oct 26, 2019. 6 comments

Tips For Playing The Outer Worlds

Tips For Playing The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds is out today, and while it’s easy to be wowed by Halcyon, you might need a couple tips to make the most of your time there.

Kotaku video producer Paul Tamayo has put together a quick video with tips to get you started. For some more specific help, I’ve got you covered.

There’s A Best Way To Manage Your Inventory

When you’re carrying too heavy a load in The Outer Worlds, you’ll...

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Oct 25, 2019. 14 comments

We Checked Out The Outer Worlds' Second, Monster-Filled Planet

We Checked Out The Outer Worlds' Second, Monster-Filled Planet

Yesterday, Paul Tamayo and I played through a small portion of The Outer Worlds. The game is out today, but if you haven’t picked it up yet, let us wet your whistle.

Paul and I played through the beginning portions of Monarch, the second planet you’ll visit in The Outer Worlds. If you want to go in spoiler free, maybe skip this one. If not, come along with us and meet the totally normal Mather...

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Oct 24, 2019. 21 comments

Yes, The Outer Worlds Is Coming To XBox Game Pass

Yes, The Outer Worlds Is Coming To XBox Game Pass

Want to play The Outer Worlds, but don’t have the spare cash? If you’re planning on playing on XBox One or PC, you can pick up the game on Game Pass.

Game Pass is a subscription service for the XBox One that allows players to pay a monthly fee for access to hundreds of games. The back catalog, including games like Dishonored 2 and Wolfenstein: The New Order, may be worth the ten dollar a month...

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Paul Tamayo Paul Tamayo Oct 23, 2019. 7 comments

The Outer Worlds Is A Virtual Theme Park Where Relationships Matter

The Outer Worlds Is A Virtual Theme Park Where Relationships Matter

The Outer Worlds feels like a throwback to old school Fallout, but with some topical issues and a couple of new tricks up its sleeve. It feels like a virtual theme park full of new adventures around every corner, and I’m totally hooked.

While I was expecting another expansive first-person roleplaying game with dialog trees, I was surprised how much I care about the characters and my...

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Oct 22, 2019. 22 comments

The Outer Worlds Will Rattle Your Idea Of A Perfect Planet

The Outer Worlds Will Rattle Your Idea Of A Perfect Planet

The very first quest in The Outer Worlds, Obsidian’s highly anticipated first-person RPG out October 25, asked me to make what felt like an impossible choice. On one side was a community of outsiders frustrated by corporate control. Their outpost was something like a worker’s paradise—they were well fed and mostly happy, surviving by relying on each other. I admired their leader, Adelaide, for...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen Oct 21, 2019. 18 comments

The Week In Games: Outta This World

The Week In Games: Outta This World

The Outer Worlds comes out this week. For many fans, this is the true follow-up to Fallout New Vegas they’ve been waiting for. But it isn’t the only big and exciting game coming out this week. Get ready folks, it’s a busy week!

I have constantly mixed up The Outer Worlds and Outer Wilds when talking about these games with other writers at Kotaku. It doesn’t help that they are both games set...

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Aug 02, 2019. 18 comments

The Outer Worlds Is Just As Screwed Up As Real Life

The Outer Worlds Is Just As Screwed Up As Real Life

Before one of the designers of The Outer Worlds talked to me about the game he worked on, he commented on the Buffy The Vampire Slayer patch on the back of my denim vest.

Brian Heins, senior designer at Obsidian Entertainment, liked the patch. We’re both big Buffy fans, it turned out. My mother and I devoured the series in highschool, once staying up all night to finish the fifth season. The...

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Jason Schreier Jason Schreier Jun 18, 2019. 19 comments

The Outer Worlds Is An RPG About Controlling The Narrative

The Outer Worlds Is An RPG About Controlling The Narrative

If you fall into the category of people who believe that 2010’s Fallout: New Vegas was the best game in the series, then The Outer Worlds might be for you. Last week at E3, I spoke to the game’s co-director, Leonard Boyarsky, for a bonus episode of Kotaku Splitscreen digging deep into this cyberpunky role-playing game.

In a behind-closed-doors session at a booth belonging to Private Division,...

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Paul Tamayo Paul Tamayo Jun 14, 2019. 13 comments

The Outer Worlds E3 Demo Featured Flexible Combat And Strategic Lying

The Outer Worlds E3 Demo Featured Flexible Combat And Strategic Lying
E3 2019It's time for the biggest gaming show of the year. We've got articles, videos, podcasts and maybe even a GIF or two.  

This week, my colleague Jason Schreier and I had a chance to sit in on a demo for The Outer Worlds, the newest game from Obsidian Entertainment. Outer Worlds is a first-person role-playing game where you find yourself stranded on a distant planet fighting against a giant...

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Jason Schreier Jason Schreier Dec 14, 2018. 22 comments

Don't Expect The Outer Worlds To Be As Gigantic As Fallout: New Vegas

Don't Expect The Outer Worlds To Be As Gigantic As Fallout: New Vegas

The Outer Worlds, the next game from the developers at Obsidian, might be the game I’m most excited for in 2019. Helmed by the original creators of Fallout, it appears poised to be the New Vegas successor that everyone has wanted for years. Just don’t expect it to be quite as vast.

The Outer Worlds, which was announced last week at The Game Awards, is a sci-fi role-playing game set in a...

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Jason Schreier Jason Schreier Dec 07, 2018. 24 comments

Obsidian's Next Game, The Outer Worlds, Is Basically Fallout: New Vegas In Space

Obsidian's Next Game, The Outer Worlds, Is Basically Fallout: New Vegas In Space

As Bethesda takes Fallout multiplayer, the original creators of Fallout are making a brand new single-player shooter-RPG along with the studio that made Fallout: New Vegas. It’s called The Outer Worlds, it’ll be out next year, and it’s basically New Vegas in space.

Game studio Obsidian announced The Outer Worlds at The Game Awards tonight, with a two-minute trailer showcasing the game’s...

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