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No, PUBG Is Not An ‘Asset Flip’

On Steam, “asset flip” refers to a game that’s haphazardly assembled from pre-purchased environments, objects, and sound effects for the purpose of making a quick buck. Or at least that’s what it’s supposed to refer to. Over time, the definition of “asset flip” seems to have devolved into “anything that ever uses a…Read more… Continue […]

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Nintendo’s Two-Switch Combo Is A Neat Digital Magic Trick

At an E3 where Nintendo and its partners largely played it safe with big Smash Bros. and Pokémon sequels, the company tucked a clever new Switch development in a trailer for a new Mario Party. Blink and you’d miss it: the sight of two Nintendo Switch screens connected into one oddly-shaped game board.Read more… Continue […]

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Metro Exodus Leaves The Train Tunnels For A Dangerous Open Russia

Our train slowly chugged to a halt. Something was apparently blocking the road up ahead, possibly put there by a rival band of survivors. The captain sent my character out to investigate. Moments later, I was killed by a giant floating orb of static. Post-nuclear Russia is not a place to explore blindly.Read more… Continue […]

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At E3, SoulCalibur’s Objectified Women Felt Like A Relic Of The Past

In SoulCalibur 6, Ivy Valentine will be as she always was: wrapped in stringy cloth, balloon-breasted, mostly naked. She wields a snake sword that extends into a whip, a dominatrix’s weapon that’s helped land her in innumerable knock-off porn videos and pin-up images. As one the Soul series’ most recognizable…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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At E3, SoulCalibur’s Objectified Women Felt Like A Relic Of The Past

In SoulCalibur 6, Ivy Valentine will be as she always was: wrapped in stringy cloth, balloon-breasted, mostly naked. She wields a snake sword that extends into a whip, a dominatrix’s weapon that’s helped land her in innumerable knock-off porn videos and pin-up images. As one the Soul series’ most recognizable…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Director Of Deus Ex And Epic Mickey Has Plenty More Wild Video Game Ideas

After his time producing and directing immersive simulators like System Shock and Deus Ex, legendary designer Warren Spector made waves when he announced Epic Mickey, a game about a certain famous mouse. What other ideas does Spector have rattling around his brain? On Kotaku Splitscreen, we discuss.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Director Of Deus Ex And Epic Mickey Has Plenty More Wild Video Game Ideas

After his time producing and directing immersive simulators like System Shock and Deus Ex, legendary designer Warren Spector made waves when he announced Epic Mickey, a game about a certain famous mouse. What other ideas does Spector have rattling around his brain? On Kotaku Splitscreen, we discuss.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Today, the World Health Organization added “gaming disorder” to its classification of diseases.

Today, the World Health Organization added “gaming disorder” to its classification of diseases. It’s apparently recognized by an impaired control over gaming, an allegedly addictive behavior. Psychologists have led a backlash against the classification, arguing that it could stigmatize gamers based on controversial…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Today, the World Health Organization added “gaming disorder” to its classification of diseases.

Today, the World Health Organization added “gaming disorder” to its classification of diseases. It’s apparently recognized by an impaired control over gaming, an allegedly addictive behavior. Psychologists have led a backlash against the classification, arguing that it could stigmatize gamers based on controversial…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Jurassic World Evolution Is A Clumsy But Fun Park Builder

Movie tie-ins are a gamble that usually ends with a lackluster game. For every Spider-Man 2, there’s a dozen games that are clunky and not worth your time. Jurassic World Evolution falls somewhere in between. It’s not the most detailed park-building sim, but if you embrace some of its clumsiness, you’ll find yourself…Read more… Continue […]

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Warner Bros. Is Starting to Crack Down on Harry Potter Fan Events

Without much in the way of officially-sanctioned Harry Potter conventions, fans of the wizarding world have spent years running their own cons celebrating J.K. Rowling’s beloved book and film series—but that’s starting to change, thanks to a new crackdown being enforced by Warner Bros.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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