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Japan Wins One of the Closest Pokémon Championships In History

During this weekend’s Pokémon World Championships, Japan reasserted itself as the best region on the planet. Ryota Otsubo won the master’s division against Australia’s Sam Pandelis in a match where both sidewere full of twists on teams we’ve seen before this season. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Undertale Drama

Undertale’s stigma as a toxic fandom arose after incidents involving harassed YouTubers, pornography, and fans who plastered the internet with in-game jokes. Over time, a game that started out as heartwarming and lovable gained infamy for supposedly having one of the worst fandoms on the internet. Undertale’s descent…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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EA just announced sign-ups for the closed alpha of Battlefield 1 Incursions, a new 5v5 competitive m

EA just announced sign-ups for the closed alpha of Battlefield 1 Incursions, a new 5v5 competitive mode that allows only one vehicle per team. The alpha, which debuts for selected players in September, will feature a scaled-down version of Battlefield 1's Giant’s Shadow map. Sign-ups end August 26 at 11:59 pm PDT.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What We Mostly Didn’t Like About The Defenders

The Defenders mini-series made its Netflix debut Friday, bringing together Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil and Iron Fist as Marvel’s street-level super team. We assembled Gita Jackson and Mike Fahey to discuss what worked, what didn’t, and how horrible Danny Rand is. So horrible.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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What We Mostly Didn’t Like About The Defenders

The Defenders mini-series made its Netflix debut Friday, bringing together Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil and Iron Fist as Marvel’s street-level super team. We assembled Gita Jackson and Mike Fahey to discuss what worked, what didn’t, and how horrible Danny Rand is. So horrible.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Teen Accused of ‘Slender Man’ Stabbing of Her Classmate Pleads Guilty to Reduced Charge 

Anissa Weier, one of two teenage girls charged with the 2014 stabbing of a classmate, Payton Leutner, on behalf of the “Slenderman,” a mythological monster created on an internet forum, has pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree homicide as a party to a crime, with use of a deadly weapon. The Associated Press …Read more… Continue […]

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Clear Up Your Skype Calls With This $25 USB Microphone

While this Samson USB microphone isn’t exactly professional quality, it’ll sound infinitely better than the microphone built into your laptop. So if you like to vlog, or just have participate in a lot of conference calls (my condolences), it’s a great buy at $25. That’s an all-time low, and well below its usual…Read more… Continue […]

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Tens Of Thousands Of People Are Watching The Eclipse On Twitch And Freaking Out

Some people are out there chasing today’s eclipse outside, sometimes in a different state or country. Plenty of people are choosing to stay inside and watch the eclipse online, though, with the company of thousands of other strangers screaming into a ridiculous chat room.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Tens Of Thousands Of People Are Watching The Eclipse On Twitch And Freaking Out

Some people are out there chasing today’s eclipse outside, sometimes in a different state or country. Plenty of people are choosing to stay inside and watch the eclipse online, though, with the company of thousands of other strangers screaming into a ridiculous chat room.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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One Of Gen Con’s Biggest Hits Was A Board Game About Photosynthesis

Before last weekend’s Indianapolis tabletop gaming convention Gen Con, I was skimming lists of the weekend’s most anticipated games and seeing the same-old, same-old: a feudal japan card game, a fantasy role-playing campaign—but a ubiquitous outlier kept catching my eye: Photosynthesis, a game about growing trees.…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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One Of Gen Con’s Biggest Hits Was A Board Game About Photosynthesis

Before last weekend’s Indianapolis tabletop gaming convention Gen Con, I was skimming lists of the weekend’s most anticipated games and seeing the same-old, same-old: a feudal japan card game, a fantasy role-playing campaign—but a ubiquitous outlier kept catching my eye: Photosynthesis, a game about growing trees.…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Microsoft Again Stretches Definition Of ‘Exclusive’

One of the most annoying trends in video games is the word “exclusive,” which perhaps once meant “limited” or “restricted” but now, thanks to Microsoft and Sony, means absolutely nothing. Today’s big exclusive is PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Which probably isn’t an exclusive.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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NFL Signs On To Co-Organize, Overhaul Madden 18 Championships

Today, Electronic Arts and the NFL announced the launch of the Madden NFL Club Championship, an esports event that involves all 32 of the NFL’s teams. The competition, which will be part of this year’s Madden NFL Championship Series, starts on August 22, which is the game’s preorder release day. Starting today,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Root So, Two White Women in MAGA Hats Walk Onto an HBCU … | Jezebel Joss Whedon’s Ex-Wife: ‘He

The Root So, Two White Women in MAGA Hats Walk Onto an HBCU … | Jezebel Joss Whedon’s Ex-Wife: ‘He Is Not Who He Pretends to Be’ | Splinter Charlottesville Was a Preview of the Future of the Republican Party | Deadspin Gymnast Botches Turn On Beam, Kind Of Invents New Skill |Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Root So, Two White Women in MAGA Hats Walk Onto an HBCU … | Jezebel Joss Whedon’s Ex-Wife: ‘He

The Root So, Two White Women in MAGA Hats Walk Onto an HBCU … | Jezebel Joss Whedon’s Ex-Wife: ‘He Is Not Who He Pretends to Be’ | Splinter Charlottesville Was a Preview of the Future of the Republican Party | Deadspin Gymnast Botches Turn On Beam, Kind Of Invents New Skill |Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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