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Adequate Man What Is Your Go-To Cliché?

Adequate Man What Is Your Go-To Cliché? | Splinter Stephen Miller’s Uncle Says ‘Dozens’ of Family Members Hate His Guts Too | Jezebel A Murky Scandal Involving a Powerful Punk Rock Dharma Teacher Is Dividing a Major Buddhist Community | The Grapevine Barbie Dreams II: Nicki Minaj and Ex Safaree Swing at Each Other in…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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In Defense of ROMs, A Solution To Dying Games And Broken Copyright Laws

Various game emulation sites are pulling down their software libraries, or ceasing to exist entirely, following a lawsuit filed by Nintendo against one of the largest of their kind. This is hardly tantamount to the erasure of all unauthorized copies of older video games from the internet, but it’s still gotten a lot…Read more… Continue […]

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How To Get Monster Hunter: World Working Better On PC

Monster Hunter: World finally came out on PC last week. It’s a hell of a fun game, but the PC version has some frustrating technical problems. Fortunately, fans and modders have been working on unofficial fixes to improve things while we wait for official ones.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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What It Means To Buy A Video Game

Videos games are an expensive hobby, often demanding a great deal of trust whenever you buy a new one. Buying a game winds up being a number of things. A purchase is a gamble. It’s an encouragement. It’s a participation in exploitation. And it’s a conversation with the many people who brought you the game. […]

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New YouTube Series Explores The One Sided Relationship Between Creators And Fans

When you watch a YouTuber for hours, you can feel like you know them. That’s called a “parasocial relationship.” It’s an uneven relationship between a fan and a creator, sometimes even fostered by creators for financial gain. YouTuber Shannon Strucci is taking an in-depth look at the phenomenon in a series of…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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A Screenshot Tour Back Through The Stunning Assassin’s Creed Origins

Assassin’s Creed Origins was a slow burn. The ancient Egyptian adventure didn’t grab me in its earliest scenes, didn’t immediately hook me with its stoic hero Bayek. It felt fine at first. Solid. But it also felt plain. I kept playing and grew to marvel at it.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Patrick Söderlund, Who Made $48.3 Million Last Year, Leaves EA

Longtime executive Patrick Söderlund, who spent nearly 20 years working at Electronic Arts in various positions, is leaving the publisher this year, after receiving a $20 million bonus in 2017 that was granted in an attempt to get him to stay. He made $48.3 million last year, according to SEC filings.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How Weta’s VFX Team Brought the Most Epic Moments of Avengers: Infinity War to Life

Avengers: Infinity War has just hit Blu-ray and DVD, which means it’s time to sit down and spend multiple hours watching your favorite Marvel movie heroes get beaten into bloody pulps by Thanos all over again. They’ve done so in a rather beautiful manner thanks to the work of Weta VFX—and we sat down with […]

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The Chinese Room, makers of Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, have been acquired by f

The Chinese Room, makers of Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, have been acquired by fellow British studio Sumo Digital. Co-founder Dan Pinchbeck is staying on while Jessica Curry has departed. The news comes almost a year after the studio laid off much of its staff and went “dark.”Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Ninja Should Stream With Women

During a recent Samsung event, Twitch megastar Tyler “Ninja” Blevins said he purposely avoids streaming with “female gamers.” The site’s number-one streamer said that he believes if he invited women on his channel, the gossip mill would immediately begin cranking out videos suggesting that Ninja is in romantic…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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