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All The Big Announcements From Nintendo's Indie World

Today’s “Indie World” presentation from Nintendo was surprisingly packed full of big announcements, including sequels to indie Switch hits Axiom Verge and Golf Story. Here’s a rundown of the big stuff you missed if you weren’t watching along.Read more… Source: Kotaku | All The Big Announcements From Nintendo's Indie World

Pokémon Has A Lot In Common With Confidence Games

Pokémon is one of the most popular media properties in the world. In this video presentation, I argue that Pokémon’s popularity owes a lot to its many structural resemblances to classic confidence games. Yes, I’m saying Pokémon’s game design follows the blueprint of a criminal scam, and I mean that as an enormous…Read more… Source: …

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2K's Social Media Accounts Have Been Hacked, Posted Some Bad Stuff

Publisher 2K have suffered quite the security breach tonight, as pretty much every aspect of their social media presence, from Twitter to Facebook, have been hacked, with those responsible posting their own ramblings across the accounts.Read more… Source: Kotaku | 2K's Social Media Accounts Have Been Hacked, Posted Some Bad Stuff

Q&A: Xbox's Aaron Greenberg Says He Isn't Really Worried About PS5

X019, the annual Xbox fan festival, is currently running in London at the Copper Box Arena, where I caught up with Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg. He’s currently general manager of games marketing at Xbox, after holding multiple roles over the years. Greenberg has been around since the earliest days of Xbox, “back when…Read more… Source: Kotaku …

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Death Stranding Chapter Four Is So Freaking Cool

Death Stranding is, in its early hours, a slow but beautiful game about exploring an open world and delivering packages. You’d be forgiven for thinking that’s all the game had to offer, but pushing forward reveals more dangerous situations. The first and perhaps most shocking is Chapter Four, where things finally take…Read more… Source: Kotaku …

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New Apex Legends Bug Lets Players Attack Each Other Before Matches

The latest Apex Legends update dropped today, bringing with it balance adjustments, limited-time duos matches, and the long-awaited Firing Range practice mode. But sometimes we have to take the good with the bad, which in this instance means dealing with the arrival of a bug that gives players the ability to attack…Read more… Source: Kotaku …

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Indivisible Creative Director On Making A Party-Based RPG That Feels Like A Fighting Game

After four years in development, Indivisible arrived last month, bringing the combo-heavy combat of certain old-school RPGs into the modern age. It garnered praise across the gaming world, but it soon became clear that there were a few issues holding it back from true greatness, some of which are still waiting to be…Read more… Source: …

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Hands-On With Diablo IV: Dungeon Delving With An Open-World Twist

Diablo IV’s announcement at Blizzcon yesterday was packed with gruesome death The long-awaited sequel’s tone is dark, and that carries over into the gameplay. My hands-on time with a demo build was exciting. Diablo IV eagerly ramps up the gore and dark magic for an experience that feels old-school but adds a few…Read more… Source: …

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Disco Elysium’s Voice Acting Is Good Enough Not To Skip

I recently picked up Disco Elysium, an introspective detective game that launched on PC a couple of weeks ago. Like many people who have sat down with the game, I’ve found it very engrossing. It’s so engrossing that I’m not barreling through the dialogue as fast as I can read it, which I usually do. …

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Luigi's Mansion 3 Is An Eerie Delight, From The Lobby To The Penthouse

Why is Luigi still scared of ghosts? After all, it was nearly 20 years ago that he Hoovered up an entire building full of poltergeists in the original Luigi’s Mansion. Then he cleared out six haunted houses in 2013's Dark Moon. As he enters a massive spook-infested hotel in this month’s Luigi’s Mansion 3, one …

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