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Playing Nicely With Transformers’ Biggest Decepticon Ever

Back in 2015, Hasbro asked Transformers fans to choose between Autobot Omega Supreme and Decepticons Scorponok and Trypticon as the next massive titan-class toy. City-sized T-rex Trypticon won, and now he’s on my desk, with a friend ready to help open him up.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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At a Climate Justice Fashion Show, the Kids Prove They’re Gonna Be All Right 

There’s not a ton of room for environmental optimism these days—optimism in general seems to have taken a leave of absence in the Trump age—but that wasn’t the case at the 6th annual Climate Justice Youth Summit (CJYS), hosted by UPROSE, a Latino community-based organization based in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The summit…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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GameCube-Only Controller Rule In Smash Melee Competition Raises Eyebrows

Five prominent Super Smash Brothers: Melee tournament organizers and players have formed a competition committee and released a recommended ruleset for tournament play, including a lengthy section imposing a “tentative ban” on the use of non-Gamecube controllers. The ruleset writers explained that the 16-year-old…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Final Fantasy VII Retrospective: Great Because It’s Weird

Before I played Final Fantasy VII, I didn’t think it was going to be very good. I don’t remember how I was introduced to the game—maybe it was a store ad, or a magazine, or that wild 1997 TV commercial—but I do remember hating it.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Hackers And Modders Behind The Next Official Sonic Game

For decades, Sonic the Hedgehog has inspired an obsessive fandom that’s been difficult to separate from the uneven quality of the games. Fans have created impressive art, music, and even games that pay tribute to the series and its characters. Some of these creations are so impressive, that SEGA brought on fans to…Read more… Continue […]

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Fortnite Developers Apologize For Surprise Change That Wiped Out Several Players’ Bases

Developer Epic Games issued an apology this morning after several fans of Fortnite, a surprisingly cute player vs. environment game about surviving the apocalypse, were caught off guard when their labored-after bases disappeared. The unannounced change was a part of an early morning patch for the Early Access game.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Splatoon 2 Uses Ketchup and Mayo Ink For Splatfest, And It Looks Gross

Splatoon 2's big event has kicked off in Japan, where players are finding that the game takes the mayo vs ketchup theme all the way. Yes, you will be shooting the warring condiments onto your enemy squids this weekend. Eww.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Splatoon 2 Uses Ketchup and Mayo Ink For Splatfest, And It Looks Gross

Splatoon 2's big event has kicked off in Japan, where players are finding that the game takes the mayo vs ketchup theme all the way. Yes, you will be shooting the warring condiments onto your enemy squids this weekend. Eww.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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People Are Falling In Love With A Video Game Mouse Who Uses Sign Language

In the upcoming VR game Moss, tiny hero Quill uses squeaks and various non-verbal cues to communicate with the player. On August 2, Polyarc animator Rick Lico tweeted a test clip of the mouse issuing a greeting using American Sign Language (ASL). The response was overwhelming. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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People Are Falling In Love With A Video Game Mouse Who Uses Sign Language

In the upcoming VR game Moss, tiny hero Quill uses squeaks and various non-verbal cues to communicate with the player. On August 2, Polyarc animator Rick Lico tweeted a test clip of the mouse issuing a greeting using American Sign Language (ASL). The response was overwhelming. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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How to Safely Share Your HBO, Netflix, and Other Streaming Logins With Friends

Armed with the right login credentials from generous friends and family, you could happily enjoy Netflix, Spotify, and a ton of other streaming services without spending a dime—but is all this password-sharing smart? In some cases, sharing your login info could result in you losing the service altogether. We’ve looked…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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