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Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Jul 20, 2019 at 03:30. 8 comments

Someone Made An Awesome Final Fantasy VII Remake Boss Fight In Dreams

Someone Made An Awesome Final Fantasy VII Remake Boss Fight In Dreams
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After an exciting showing at this year’s E3 , hype around the Final Fantasy VII remake could not be higher. Its mix of classic storytelling and revamped combat shows a lot of promise. However, there’s been no demo in sight. In the meantime, one intrepid Dreams player has crafted an intense Final Fantasy VII-based boss...

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Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Jul 19, 2019 at 03:00. 5 comments

In Night Call, You're A Taxi Driver Who Has To Find A Killer

In Night Call, You're A Taxi Driver Who Has To Find A Killer

There’s a serial killer on the loose in Paris. The taxi that you drive is running low on gas, the police detective in your back seat is strong-arming you into gathering information, and if you don’t make rent, you’re gonna end up on the streets. This is Night Call, a slice-of-life mystery game that mixes noir investigating with a tireless nightly grind to earn enough to make ends meet.

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Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Jul 18, 2019 at 23:00.

The Strange Guilt Of Changing Jobs In An MMO

The Strange Guilt Of Changing Jobs In An MMO
Kotaku Game DiaryDaily thoughts from a Kotaku staffer about a game we're playing.  

As I continue to lose myself in the world of Final Fantasy XIV’s latest expansion, writing guides on how new folks can get started and fighting terrifying raid bosses , I’ve also taken the time to experiment with new jobs. I followed my co-worker Mike Fahey’s lead and started the new Dancer job. And oh my...

Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Jul 18, 2019 at 02:30. 2 comments

Get To The Orange Door Is Basically 1980s Titanfall 2

Get To The Orange Door Is Basically 1980s Titanfall 2
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When it comes to first person shooters, my preferred style is super fast and acrobatic. As much as I love throwbacks like Amid Evil , I’ve been wanting something that feels like Titanfall 2 . Get To The Orange Door is an early access shooter with a 1980’s aesthetic and all the wall running, double jumping chaos I’ve...

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Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Jul 17, 2019 at 20:45.

Luigi’s Mansion 3 will release one November 31st, Nintendo announced via Twitter this morning

Luigi’s Mansion 3 will release one November 31st, Nintendo announced via Twitter this morning

Luigi’s Mansion 3 will release one November 31st, Nintendo announced via Twitter this morning. That means you have multiple months to get used to the idea of... ugh, Gooigi.

Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Jul 17, 2019 at 20:30. 1 comments

Nintendo Announces New Joy-Con Colors, Which Look Pretty Damn Nice

Nintendo Announces New Joy-Con Colors, Which Look Pretty Damn Nice

This morning, in addition to a new Switch with longer battery life , Nintendo announced some fresh new Joy-Cons. As a plebeian stuck with drab grey controllers, these neon wonder-cons have literally brightened my day.

The new Joy-Cons will come in two colors: the somewhat less impressive Blue/Neon Yellow combo and the actually super great Neon Purple/Neon Orange mashup. Since I’m perpetually...

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Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Jul 17, 2019 at 20:00.

Playing As Luigi In Super Mario Maker 2 Probably Won't Help You Complete Levels Faster

Playing As Luigi In Super Mario Maker 2 Probably Won't Help You Complete Levels Faster

Last week, after a few individual level records were broken in Super Mario Maker 2 using Luigi a small question began to form: was Mario’s lanky brother somehow faster? Was playing at the Big L essential for getting record? After some investigating, there’s now an answer. Probably not.

Questions about Luigi’s efficacy started after Mario speedrunner and record holder Kosmic (alongside runner...

Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Jul 17, 2019 at 05:00.

Final Fantasy XIV's New Raid Bosses Bring The Pain

Final Fantasy XIV's New Raid Bosses Bring The Pain

It’s been two weeks since Final Fantasy XIV’s Shadowbringers expansion launched. That’s been enough time to explore and complete the exciting story, and players have been eager for more. The latest raid content, Eden’s Gate, released today, offering a handful of difficult boss fights and an intriguing mystery storyline to follow. These are some of the toughest and trickiest bosses so far, and...

Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Jul 16, 2019 at 21:10. 1 comments

A Short Hike, a delightful indie game about climbing mountains and meeting cool people, is coming to

A Short Hike, a delightful indie game about climbing mountains and meeting cool people, is coming to

A Short Hike, a delightful indie game about climbing mountains and meeting cool people, is coming to Steam and itchio on July 30th. It’s a great way to unwind and worth checking out after a stressful day.

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Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Jul 16, 2019 at 01:00. 11 comments

Four-Year Effort To Beat Ocarina Of Time In Under 17 Minutes Finally Succeeds

Four-Year Effort To Beat Ocarina Of Time In Under 17 Minutes Finally Succeeds

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is well-known for impressive speedruns, even among casual players. Every time it seems there are no improvements left to make, a new glitch or intense session of play shaves seconds off the best time. Last week, the fastest completion time slipped under 17 minutes, marking the culmination of countless hours of hard work and optimization. I got stuck in the...

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Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Jul 15, 2019 at 19:01.

Old game, new system

Old game, new system

Old game, new system. I’m playing Devil May Cry on the Nintendo Switch right now on Twitch. Come join me and Paul to talk about Capcom classics, cool coats, and orbs.

Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Jul 15, 2019 at 16:14.

Nothing to see here

Nothing to see here

Nothing to see here. Paul and I are streaming through new levels in Hitman 2 right now on Twitch. Come join chat to watch “accidents” happen.

Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Jul 15, 2019 at 15:50.

An Eye-Popping Neon Throwback To Classic Shooters

An Eye-Popping Neon Throwback To Classic Shooters

Bad Vibes is a colorful first person shooter that is a feast for the senses. Sometimes all you want to do is shoot some baddies and work through some negative feelings. What better way to do that then with some magic orbs and trippy sights?

Bad Vibes, created by pfail, has been out since 2017 and has received a few updates since then. The concept is simple: you’re in a maze and need to...

Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Jul 15, 2019 at 13:56.

Dr. Mario World Is Classic Puzzle Gaming, With The Good And Bad Of Mobile Gaming

<i>Dr. Mario World</i> Is Classic Puzzle Gaming, With The Good And Bad Of Mobile Gaming

Nintendo’s mobile games have ranged from the simplified platforming of Super Mario Run to the light strategy gacha Fire Emblem Heroes. It’s only natural that the company would move out to puzzle games. At least initially, their upcoming game Dr. Mario World is a fun little blast of brainteasing, but comes with a few of the usual mobile gaming caveats and concessions.

I played a short session...

Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Jul 15, 2019 at 13:10.

Rip and tear!

Rip and tear!

Rip and tear! I’m playing Sigil, a new Doom WAD by legendary creator John Romero, right now on Twitch. It’s gonna be one Hell of a time, so come join chat.

Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Jul 15, 2019 at 10:47.

Adorable Little Discord Bot Is Actually A Devious Game In Disguise

Adorable Little Discord Bot Is Actually A Devious Game In Disguise

When my Discord server first added Smilebot, everything seemed normal. It was a little widget that spewed emojis and told you what your mood was. When I returned to my Discord after a plane flight, competing corporate factions in our sever were at war with each other in a competition to craft materials and please faceless overlords.

Smilebot is the brain-child of Vancouver-based designer James...

Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Jul 15, 2019 at 10:35.

'Skyrim Grandma' Will Be An NPC In The Elder Scrolls VI

'<i>Skyrim</i> Grandma' Will Be An NPC In <i>The Elder Scrolls VI</i>

Shirley Curry, the 82-year-old grandmother and YouTuber known for her Skyrim videos, will make an appearance in The Elder Scrolls VI. Bethesda will use photogrammetry technology to scan the legendary Skyrim enthusiast and add her to the game.

Bethesda revealed new information about the technology behind The Elder Scrolls VI today at PAX East during the Elder Scrolls 25th Anniversary Panel....

Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Jul 15, 2019 at 04:03.

Tim and Heather are streaming Shenmue right now on our Twitch channel

Tim and Heather are streaming Shenmue right now on our Twitch channel

Tim and Heather are streaming Shenmue right now on our Twitch channel. Lan Di killed their father; they will have revenge. Come join the chat. We’re going to talk about Sega, sailors, and more.

Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Jul 15, 2019 at 02:32.

Metal Gear Solid Retrospective: 'You Enjoy All The Killing, That's Why'

<i>Metal Gear Solid</i> Retrospective: 'You Enjoy All The Killing, That's Why'

After Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, the titular character went into retirement—both in the series’ fiction and real life. It would be another eight years before fans would play a Metal Gear game. That game was Metal Gear Solid, and it helped codify the stealth genre forever. Solid Snake’s story is full of betrayal, blood, and isolation.

Being a hero sucks, and yet, players couldn’t get...

Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Jul 15, 2019 at 00:55.

I’m playing Devil May Cry 5 with my pal Tim Rogers right now on Twitch

I’m playing Devil May Cry 5 with my pal Tim Rogers right now on Twitch

I’m playing Devil May Cry 5 with my pal Tim Rogers right now on Twitch. It’s fun, fresh, and we’re gonna slash all the demons. Come and join chat!

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