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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.

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Aug 17, 2019 at 00:19. 6 comments

No Man’s Sky fans on Reddit raised money to put up a billboard outside of Hello Games’s studio, and

No Man’s Sky fans on Reddit raised money to put up a billboard outside of Hello Games’s studio, and

No Man’s Sky fans on Reddit raised money to put up a billboard outside of Hello Games’s studio, and now it’s up. They were under budget and used the remainder of the funds to donate games and consoles to a children’s hospital. ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Aug 16, 2019 at 20:38. 3 comments

No Man's Sky Players Are Spotting Pink Grass, And They're Thrilled

No Man's Sky Players Are Spotting Pink Grass, And They're Thrilled

No Man’s Sky’s massive updates have changed a lot of the game since launch, including planet generation. Somewhere along the way, some bright colors of grass were lost—especially pink grass. Players seem to have noticed their absence sometime after NEXT, last year’s update. It wasn’t that pink grass planets stopped existing entirely, but they were much rarer than they used to be. With the...

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Aug 16, 2019 at 03:00. 12 comments

Apex Legends Developers Listen To Kotaku Article, Add 'You're Welcome' Button

Apex Legends Developers Listen To Kotaku Article, Add 'You're Welcome' Button

Apex Legends now has a “you’re welcome” button. You’re welcome.

Every time a player says “Thank you” in Apex Legends using the ping system, I had always wanted to be able to say “you’re welcome.” I felt that way in February , and I feel like that now. That’s just what you say when people say thank you. We all know this, and I would like to be polite in my bloodsport.

Apex developer Respawn has...

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Aug 16, 2019 at 02:00. 13 comments

No Man's Sky's New Multiplayer Hub Seems Fun, But It's Broken

No Man's Sky's New Multiplayer Hub Seems Fun, But It's Broken

No Man’s Sky’s new multiplayer hub, the Space Anomaly, is beautiful. It opens up new opportunities for players who want to work together in space. It’s also pretty buggy.

Multiplayer in No Man’s Sky has been a journey. Although players believed (due to some vague and never-quite-explained comments from director Sean Murray) that they would be able to play with each other at launch, that did...

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Aug 15, 2019 at 03:31. 5 comments

No Man's Sky Beyond Makes A Great First Impression, Except For The Bugs

No Man's Sky Beyond Makes A Great First Impression, Except For The Bugs

No Man’s Sky’s Beyond update has the same pull for all the checklist and spreadsheet lovers out there as it always has, with a lot less of the frustration.

As annoyed as I am that I can’t get into my old save for No Man’s Sky right now, I also can’t wait to play more. So far, I’ve done a bunch of things I couldn’t do before: I sat in chairs, watched non-playable characters walk around a space...

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Aug 15, 2019 at 00:30. 19 comments

Players Say No Man's Sky Beyond Is Crashing, And Developers Promise A Fix Soon

Players Say No Man's Sky Beyond Is Crashing, And Developers Promise A Fix Soon

No Man’s Sky players are saying that Beyond is running poorly on console, with frequent crashes. Hello Games says they’re aware of the issue and are working on a fix.

This morning, I woke up at 6 a.m. eager to start playing No Man’s Sky Beyond. After my download finally finished a few hours later, I opened up my old save to begin milking aliens. It immediately crashed. Then it crashed another...

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Aug 14, 2019 at 23:00. 2 comments

I Broke My Brain Designing Randomly Generated Sims Buildings

I Broke My Brain Designing Randomly Generated Sims Buildings
Kotaku Game DiaryDaily thoughts from a Kotaku staffer about a game we're playing.  

I build a lot in The Sims, but like a lot of Simmers, I end up building the same house over and over. No matter how hard I try, they look like the houses in the neighborhood I grew up in. They’re suburban houses with two stories, vaguely Georgian architecture, two beds, and one bathroom. I needed to figure out...

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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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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Aug 09, 2019.

Interview: No Man's Sky Beyond Creator On New Multiplayer Features, Taming Animals, And More

Interview: No Man's Sky Beyond Creator On New Multiplayer Features, Taming Animals, And More

When No Man’s Sky Beyond was announced in March, Hello Games called it “three major updates rolled into one larger free release.” Out August 14, the first will be a new approach to multiplayer, and the second is VR. Since that blog post, No Man’s Sky players have been waiting to hear what the third pillar of the update is. According to Hello Games co-founder Sean Murray, it’s the fabric that...

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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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Aug 02, 2019. 2 comments

No Man's Sky Beyond Is Coming In Two Weeks

No Man's Sky Beyond Is Coming In Two Weeks

Interlopers, rejoice. No Man’s Sky Beyond is coming on August 14.

No Man’s Sky fans have been anticipating the latest in a string of massive, free updates, titled Beyond since it was announced in March. Hello Games co-founder Sean Murray said at the time that the update would be “three major updates rolled into one larger free release.”

Though we know that one of these updates is going to be No...

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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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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Aug 01, 2019. 7 comments

Monster Prom Team Says Papa Roach Stole Game Art For Tour Poster

Monster Prom Team Says Papa Roach Stole Game Art For Tour Poster

This past week, the video game Monster Prom had its promotional art reused without permission by the band Papa Roach for a tour poster.

In case you forgot who Papa Roach are, which is understandable, they had this hit song in the year 2000:

Right now, developers of the game Monster Prom say that they saw art that they’re selling as a poster for their game on a Papa Roach tour poster....

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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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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Jul 26, 2019. 7 comments

Tips For Playing Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Tips For Playing Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Fire Emblem: Three Houses is a lot of game, and it’s easy to get lost in the sheer amount you can do. I’ve got tips for everything from battle strategy to raising support levels to spending your days at Garreg Mach monastery effectively. Check out the video above for some helpful hints to get into the game, and then read below for even more tips for beginners and series veterans alike. It’s...

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Jul 26, 2019. 1 comments

Today’s update to Rage 2 adds a New Game Plus and two new difficulty modes

Today’s update to Rage 2 adds a New Game Plus and two new difficulty modes

Today’s update to Rage 2 adds a New Game Plus and two new difficulty modes. They’ve also added a BJ Blaskowicz voice pack, in case you’re just that psyched for Wolfenstein: Youngblood.

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Jul 25, 2019. 10 comments

Having Someone To Pass The Controller To Makes Single-Player Games Better

Having Someone To Pass The Controller To Makes Single-Player Games Better
Kotaku Game DiaryDaily thoughts from a Kotaku staffer about a game we're playing.  

I don’t play a ton of shooters, but after getting super obsessed with Apex Legends, I wanted to try Titanfall 2. I also wanted my boyfriend to try Titanfall 2, but I’d always rather play with someone sitting on the couch than online. Me and my boyfriend live about 10 minutes from each other—it would just feel...

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Jul 25, 2019. 21 comments

Fire Emblem: Three Houses: The Kotaku Review

Fire Emblem: Three Houses: The Kotaku Review

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

At the start, none of the future rulers of Fódlan, the fantasy continent where Three Houses takes place, know that the regions they will lead are on the brink of war. Edelgard, the successor to the Adrestian Empire, is the only one who seems to have really grappled with what being a leader will mean, and it has made her cold. Dimitri,...

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Gita Jackson Gita Jackson Jul 24, 2019. 16 comments

The Internet Reacts To Overwatch's Sigma (And His Feet)

The Internet Reacts To Overwatch's Sigma (And His Feet)

So the new Overwatch character is a scientist? And he got feet?

The fact that Sigma, the new mad scientist of Overwatch, is not wearing shoes did not escape anyone’s notice. In fact, the internet is talking about it a lot. Meanwhile, a Blizzard character artist’s explanation that Sigma is barefoot to “sell the ‘asylum’ look” answers absolutely zero questions.

There are plenty of other jokes to...

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