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Hub Worlds Can Be Games’ Greatest Pleasure

Video game hub worlds are towns and hamlets that the player returns to between gameplay to restock and reflect. In games like Monster Hunter World or Splatoon 2, they offer a sense of security and community that ground the player in the world and make them feel truly at ease.Read more… Continue Reading at

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Demon’s Souls Servers Are Shutting Down, Removing Part Of What Made The Game Great

Today, Sony Entertainment and Atlus announced that the online servers for Demon’s Souls will shut down next year on February 28th. The game, which mixed online and single-player elements, will transform into something completely different. This asks the question: how do we preserve experiences tied to online features?Read more… Continue Reading at

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The Surge’s Claustrophobic World Is Disappointing

For the last month, I’ve been livestreaming my playthrough of The Surge on Kotaku’s Twitch channel, defeating one boss a week. Last night, I completed the game. While it was exciting at first, I can now officially confirm that The Surge is not very good.Read more… Continue Reading at

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