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Kate Gray Kate Gray Jul 16, 2019 at 04:00. 3 comments

In My Sims World Of Only Women, Marge Simpson Is Married To Taylor Swift

In My Sims World Of Only Women, Marge Simpson Is Married To Taylor Swift

I’ll let you in on a secret: I only work in the games industry to bring it down from the inside, like the insidious woman-spy I am! Bwahaha! Mine is an evil laugh! Turns out that all those threads about me on various terrible corners of the internet had it right all along, and I’m definitely only here to fuck up the patriarchy by... writing... about... games. Somehow. It’s a work in...

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Kate Gray Kate Gray Jul 15, 2019 at 03:42.

Pretzel After Dark Is A Sexy Take On Twister

<i>Pretzel After Dark</i> Is A Sexy Take On Twister

There’s something very saucy about playing sexy board games. It feels like redefining innocent childhood memories, like reading Harry Potter slash fiction where Ron and Malfoy get busy on the roof of the Hogwarts Express, or finding out that The Hunchback of Notre Dame was about Frollo having a raging anger-boner for Esmeralda.

NSFW Warning: This post contains explicit cartoon imagery.

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Kate Gray Kate Gray Jul 14, 2019.

In Fable II, The Way To A Man's Heart Is Through Farts

In <i>Fable II</i>, The Way To A Man's Heart Is Through Farts

Fable II is a weird game. Fable II is a Peter Molyneux game. Those two sentences are one and the same. Molyneux’s style of game development is—at least the way I imagine it—to walk into the room where all the designers are, ask them to make something outlandish and nonsensical, and leave again. It sounds incredibly frustrating, but damn if it doesn’t make some of the best, strangest things...

Kate Gray Kate Gray Jul 07, 2019.

There Was Nearly A Sequel To Space Jam About Skateboarding

There Was Nearly A Sequel To <i>Space Jam</i> About Skateboarding

Tony Hawk could have been the next Michael Jordan, but instead we live in the timeline where he’s just that guy who gets mistaken for Tony Hawk a lot.

He hasn’t done badly, it’s just that Michael Jordan actually met Bugs Bunny, and no amount of skateboarding awards can ever reach those lofty heights. But, for a brief moment in 2003, there was hope, when Hawk was asked to meet with Warner...

Kate Gray Kate Gray Jun 29, 2019. 19 comments

Life Got You Down? Load Up The Sims 4 And Open A Semen Café

Life Got You Down? Load Up The Sims 4 And Open A Semen Café

There’s a lot of potential in the mod scene that surrounds The Sims 4. You can tell your Sims not to wash their dishes next to the toilet , give them outfits that don’t suck like the base games ones do, or just make them get naked and have orgies . This week... I tried something a little different.

CONTENT WARNING: Usually, these pieces are labelled Not Safe For Work (NSFW). This is still...

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Kate Gray Kate Gray Jun 22, 2019. 3 comments

Sexting With A Robot Is Just About As Weird As You'd Expect

Sexting With A Robot Is Just About As Weird As You'd Expect

Does anyone remember Cleverbot, the sort-of-not-really AI that you could sort-of-not-really have a conversation with? It was really popular around the time I was sitting my Italian exam at university, circa 2011. I know this because I asked it if it could help me learn Italian, and it replied: “pizza, pizza, spaghetti cappuccino.” Thanks, Cleverbot.

Last night, I played a game called Cyber...

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Kate Gray Kate Gray Jun 15, 2019. 17 comments

Knife Sisters Explores The Tricky Subject Of Player-Character Consent

Knife Sisters Explores The Tricky Subject Of Player-Character Consent

What does it mean for a game to let you consent?

Does consent mean offering “Yes” and “No” options? Is it enough for the player to consent, or does the player-character also get a say? If so, will it destroy the player’s sense of agency to give the player-character enough agency to disagree with their choices?

I don’t have the answers here. It’s actually something I’m struggling with in my own...

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Kate Gray Kate Gray May 01, 2019. 21 comments

Dragon Age: Inquisition Let Me Be A Hot Mess

Dragon Age: Inquisition Let Me Be A Hot Mess

I think I’m bad at role-playing games. I’m far too impatient, too lusty, too easily distracted. I usually leave a trail of dead party members behind me because I keep missing those five-second side-conversations earlier in the game that somehow butterfly-effect themselves into someone dying.

NSFW WARNING: A butt.

I lost Lydia somewhere in a Skyrim dungeon, and she was murdered by elder tech...

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Kate Gray Kate Gray Apr 23, 2019. 9 comments

That Time I Turned Clue Into A Torrid Murder Love Affair

That Time I Turned Clue Into A Torrid Murder Love Affair

I grew up in the 90s, when computers, and the internet, were fun things to do after school for half an hour, rather than the place where I spent almost every waking hour of my life. This was partly because it cost a lot of money to access the internet through the anguished robot scream of dial-up, and partly because, well, there wasn’t much to look at anyway.

This was a time when porn was...

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Kate Gray Kate Gray Apr 09, 2019. 15 comments

The Fallout 4 Character Who Broke My Heart

The Fallout 4 Character Who Broke My Heart

I have a thing for broken boys. You know the type. At first they seem strong, even mean, but much like one of those gross chocolates with cream centers, they have a soft heart once you lick your way inside.

Luckily for me, just about every game with romance options has at least one of these types. In Dragon Age: Inquisition, it was Iron Bull, who hid his fear behind jokes and intimidating...

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Kate Gray Kate Gray Mar 27, 2019. 10 comments

Looking Back On Super Meat Boy Creator's Controversial 2008 Flash Game

Looking Back On Super Meat Boy Creator's Controversial 2008 Flash Game

Edmund McMillen—the guy who you might know from Super Meat Boy, The Binding of Isaac, or even just Indie Game: The Movie—used to make Flash games. I used to play Flash games. Lots of them, in fact. It’s been over a decade since my Flash game heyday, and I’m starting to realize how many of them were formative in my gaming career.

NSFW warning: This story contains uncensored screens of a game...

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Kate Gray Kate Gray Mar 05, 2019. 13 comments

Xbox Live Indie Games Had Some Really Weird Smut

Xbox Live Indie Games Had Some Really Weird Smut

In the summer of 2014, I was working on Official Nintendo Magazine. In the fall of 2014, Official Nintendo Magazine was closed down forever, and I was moved to Official Xbox Magazine. I had never owned an Xbox.

NSFW warning: Scantily-clad cartoon women.

One of my new responsibilities as rapidly-learning Xbox writer was to review the games on Xbox Live Arcade. This was a service on the Xbox that...

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Kate Gray Kate Gray Feb 14, 2019. 18 comments

I Made A Sex Club In The Sims And Everyone Got Pregnant

I Made A Sex Club In The Sims And Everyone Got Pregnant

I’ve been playing a lot of The Sims 4 recently. There was a huge sale on Origin, so I bought about 75 percent of the expansions and various other DLC, and though I started fairly tamely (I made myself! And then my housemate!) it didn’t take long until I was double-fisting mods and cheats into my hungry mouth.

NSFW Warning: This story contains cartoonish nudity and sex scenes.

One of those mods...

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Kate Gray Kate Gray Feb 02, 2019. 22 comments

What I Learned From Watching A Great Deal Of Overwatch Porn

What I Learned From Watching A Great Deal Of Overwatch Porn

Last week, I stumbled upon Overwatch porn. I wasn’t looking for it—I know as much about Overwatch as I do about sports, cars, or how to talk to my parents about what I write—but it’s not hard to stumble across porn when browsing the gigantic nudity repository that is the internet.

NSFW Warning: This post is so incredibly NSFW, even though I tried really hard to crop the images for minimum...

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Kate Gray Kate Gray Jan 19, 2019. 15 comments

A Game About Slapping An Ass Gave Me Embarrassing Flashbacks

A Game About Slapping An Ass Gave Me Embarrassing Flashbacks

Story time! I went to an all-girls’ school. My friends and I had that special bond of closeness that apparently comes with synced-up periods and measuring the length of each other’s winter leg hair. This, obviously, led to a brief era of trying to catch one of the others unawares with the most impressive, most unexpected spank possible. We’re talking sneaking up behind each other in the...

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Kate Gray Kate Gray Jan 14, 2019. 12 comments

The Week In Games: Guacamole Potatoes

The Week In Games: Guacamole Potatoes

This week is all about trying to rival the Awesome Games Done Quick speedrunners with Guacamelee! 2 on Xbox One, and checking out the rootin’ tootin’ side-scroller shootin’ Gunman Clive when it comes out on Switch.

A new year brings with it new games, and though January sadly won’t give us the new Animal Crossing, it does give us a beautiful exploration game, and... could that be a PS Vita...

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Kate Gray Kate Gray Jan 14, 2019. 12 comments

The Dance Dance Revolution World Championship Looks Like Hard Work

The Dance Dance Revolution World Championship Looks Like Hard Work

The Dance Dance Revolution world championships are next weekend, hosted in Japan by KONAMI. This weekend, at the qualifiers, dancers from across the globe are burning through calories like it’s the end of Footloose.

I had a friend who was really good at Dance Dance Revolution. I couldn’t compete with her. My technique, polished through many hours of not playing Dance Dance Revolution, was to...

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Kate Gray Kate Gray Jan 14, 2019. 18 comments

Fortnite YouTuber Dabs For 10 Hours, Makes $2000

Fortnite YouTuber Dabs For 10 Hours, Makes $2000

Luke TheNotable streamed the entirety of Fortnite’s “Infinite Dab” animation, which runs for ten hours. For his efforts, he got $2000 from donations, 6000 new subscribers, a pair of broken headphones (from dabbing too hard), and a whole lot of dab-induced shoulder pain.

Back in December, Fortnite’s notes for their 7.10 patch included this little snippet:

Dab for days with the new emoting power...

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Kate Gray Kate Gray Jan 13, 2019. 17 comments

Awesome Games Done Quick Ends with $2.3 Million Raised For Charity

Awesome Games Done Quick Ends with $2.3 Million Raised For Charity

On Friday, the charity speedrunning stream hit one million dollars for US charity Prevent Cancer Foundation. Late on Saturday night, it hit two million dollars, and the crowd went wild.

Donations hit the 2mil mark during a thrilling Super Mario Odyssey speedrun. As the run time ticked towards three hours, Twitch chat began a $5 donation chain, and the donation counter began to explode.

The...

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Kate Gray Kate Gray Jan 13, 2019. 21 comments

Sunday Comics: Fox Meat

Sunday Comics: Fox Meat

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 January 7. Read more of Awkward Zombie.

Corpse Run by Alex Di Stasi. Published January 10. Read more of Corpse Run.

Double XP by M.S. Corley and Josh Crandall. Published January 9. Read more of Double...

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