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Tekken-Style Health Bars Make Watching Taekwondo So Much Better

Martial arts competitions can be a little confusing to the untrained eye. The scoring systems simply favor landed hits, no matter how slight or imperceptible. During a recent exhibition, the Korea Taekwondo Association demonstrated a brand new piece of technology designed to make the sport more spectator-friendly,…Read more… Source: Kotaku | Tekken-Style Health Bars Make …

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NBA Free Agency Drama Blamed On Video Games

NBA megastar Giannis Antetokounmpo is due to hit free agency in 2021, and already teams and players are making preparations to try and sign the guy. Things are indeed so crazy that a chat between Antetokounmpo and former MVP Steph Curry the other night, reportedly over PUBG of all things, turned into drama.Read more… Source: …

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Nintendo's President Explains Its Reluctance To Fund Smash Bros. Tournament Prizes

During a recent interview with Japanese business journal Nikkei, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa was asked a variety of questions concerning the publisher’s future, one of which concerned Nintendo’s support for Super Smash Bros. competitions, in particular its reluctance to support Smash tournaments with prize…Read more… Source: Kotaku | Nintendo's President Explains Its Reluctance To Fund …

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Hard Games Haven't Gotten Easier, But They Did Get Nicer

In an earlier era of video game design, the most lucrative way to extract money from customers was to pulverize them into atomic dust and make them insert a quarter to reassemble themselves back into a humanoid shape.Read more… Source: Kotaku | Hard Games Haven't Gotten Easier, But They Did Get Nicer

How An Overwatch Skin Left Some Of D.Va's Biggest Fans Feeling Betrayed

Overwatch hero D.va has been considered a symbol of empowerment by a lot of feminists in the Korean Overwatch community, representing how women could be lauded for their talent instead of their looks. Long before Mei graced protest memes for Hong Kong, a group called FAMERZ, then called National D.va Association,…Read more… Source: Kotaku | …

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Lost Odyssey Is A Moving Story About Immortality, Memories, And Loss

There’s a game I keep coming back to every few years. It’s Lost Odyssey for the Xbox 360. Developed by Hironobu Sakaguchi’s Mistwalker Studios, it’s basically Final Fantasy mixed with the old show about immortals, Highlander. Read more… Source: Kotaku | Lost Odyssey Is A Moving Story About Immortality, Memories, And Loss

The Weird But Memorable Sidequests Of Yakuza 0

I loved Yakuza movies growing up, and the Yakuza series reminds me of the best of them. I actually enjoyed films like Sympathy for the Underdog, Battles Without Honor and Humanity, and Sonatine more than their mafia-themed cousins we have here in the west. So when Luke wrote his great review of Yakuza 0, I …

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Fight, Magic, Item: The Comfort Of Simple RPGs

The last two games I played on my Switch were the original Dragon Quest and Breath of Fire, two early examples of the Japanese role-playing game. Today, they might seem overly simplistic: grind for levels, brute-force through a boss, repeat. These two games are, if anything, even more simplistic than their peers. And…Read more… Source: …

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