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The European Speedrunner Assembly’s charity marathon is happening from now until July 29.

The European Speedrunner Assembly’s charity marathon is happening from now until July 29. Featuring a wide variety of games and runners, the event benefits Save The Children. You can find more information and the schedule on their official site.  Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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This Week In The Business: Development Challenges, Big and Small

QUOTE | “If a player sees our game, [and] intuitively he or she is not able to compare it immediately with another game, then we have succeeded.” – Remedy Entertainment CEO Tero Virtala wants to make Control a true ‘Remedy’ game, apart from its past Microsoft-owned IPs Quantum Break and Alan Wake.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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All the Fantastic Cosplay We Saw at San Diego Comic-Con, Day 2

Things just keep getting better at San Diego Comic-Con—especially with the cosplay! io9 is on the con floor and scouting all of San Diego in search of the coolest cosplay we can find, and the Friday crowd definitely raised the bar. We’ve got Black Panther, Star Trek: Discovery, Disco Darth Vader, and many, many, many…Read […]

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Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Ranking Monster Hunter Weapons • T

Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Ranking Monster Hunter Weapons • The Witcher 3's “Paperchase” Quest Is Painfully Accurate • Overlord S3.1 Review: B+ & S3.2 Review • The First Arc of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Has The Most Killer Theme • The First Few Screens of Broken Age Are Right On Read more… […]

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Enter The Gungeon’s Big New Update Completely Revitalizes The Game 

Yesterday, Enter the Gungeon finally received its long-awaited Advanced Gungeons & Draguns update, a free second major expansion that completely revitalizes the 2016 game. It feels like Dodge Rolls’ roguelike shoot’em up came out forever ago, but playing it again this week it feels completely new again.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Destiny 2 Players Find Wild Secret Quest, With A Familiar Reward

Today, intrepid Destiny players uncovered a hidden mission that appeared during an otherwise ordinary patrol event. After a few hours of widespread experimentation and failure, a group completed the challenge, unlocking a powerful weapon that’ll be familiar to anyone who played the first Destiny.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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YouTuber Keemstar Makes A Fuss After Epic Muscles In On His Fortnite Tournament Turf

For millions of Fortnite fans, Friday Fortnite—a YouTuber- and streamer-focused tournament series hosted by shameless drama profiteer Keemstar—has become a weekly ritual. This week was supposed to be its swan song, but the party’s been called off because Epic decided to host an even bigger shindig just down the block.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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What Fortnite’s Dance Emotes May Owe To The Black Artists Who Created Them

One of the many purchasable dance emotes in Fortnite is from Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot.” It’s called the Tidy Emote, and goes for 500 V-Bucks, the equivalent of $5 in the game’s rotating store. Players who get it canmake their character mimic Snoop’s wheel turning gesture from the video’s “park it like […]

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The One Thing Windows Vista Did Right

Vista was bad. Coming five years after XP, it was heavily anticipated by Windows users who were impatiently awaiting something interesting from Microsoft as Apple’s star was on the rise. Yet when the OS dropped publicly in January 2007, it was immediately reviled by, well, everyone (except our expert reviewers). It…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Prey’s Mooncrash DLC Is Better Than The Main Game

Prey: Mooncrash released last month, adding a rogue-like twist to the 2017 game’s mix of action and exploration. The DLC arrived during E3 and was easy to sleep on—I ignored it in favor of big releases like Octopath Traveler. That was a mistake. Mooncrash might be even better than the main game.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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30 years ago, Bionic Commando proved video game grappling hooks are awesome

Bionic Commando was a game that flew in the face of its own era. When it reached Nintendo’s Famicom on this day in 1988—first released in Japan as Hitler’s Resurrection: Top Secret, the heavily altered home version of a 1987 arcade oddity—jumping had already become the definitive verb of the time, the thing most…Read more… […]

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