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Pokémon Go Holds Make Up Event For Letting In Players Without Tickets, Lets In Players Without Tickets

It’s now officially a trademark move for developer Niantic. Last month Pokémon Go players were accidentally let in for free to the ticketed Kanto Tour event. To make up for it, Niantic announced there would be a special bonus event for those who’d paid. That started today, and guess what: They let people in who […]

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Diablo II: Resurrected Will Work With Your Decades-Old Saves

Have a special Necromancer you’ve been farming Diablo II with for years? There’s good news: Diablo II Resurrected will let you import them to continue commanding armies of the dead over 20 years later.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Valve’s Card Game Is Officially Dead

Artifact has now failed twice. After a messy launch and a failed attempt to reboot it last year, Valve announced today it’s calling it quits on the beleaguered Dota 2 card game.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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An Ode To My Favorite Flavor Texts

More than the set piece battle or the final showdown between hero and villain, it’s the quieter, smaller moments in video games that get me. In some games, those tiny moments can be a sudden expression on a character’s face or a short piece of dialogue from an inconsequential scene. But more often than not, […]

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Aliens: Fireteam Pits Colonial Marines Against The Xenomorph Horde This Summer

Coming summer 2021 to Xboxes, PlayStations, and Steam from Cold Iron Studios, Aliens: Fireteam is a co-op survival shooter set 23 years after the original Alien trilogy. Turns out those pesky H.R. Giger critters are still a huge problem, and it’s up to the Colonial Marines to feed them. Or exterminate them, I guess. Read […]

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Don’t Miss Bravely Default 2’s Excellent Card Game

Like every massive RPG, Bravely Default 2 features a game within the game. It’s called Bind & Divide, or B&D (yes, yes, like the game). It’s a compelling card game you don’t want to miss, but you could easily roll the credits without ever playing a round.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Pokémon Go Devs Have Punished Over 5 Million Cheaters Since 2020

Niantic, the studio behind augmented reality mobile games like Pokémon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and Ingress, has reportedly punished over 5 million cheaters since the beginning of 2020, with over 1 million players receiving permanent bans across the three games.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 Delayed Past 2021, Developers Removed From Project, Preorders Halted

The troubled development of the sequel to Vampire: the Masquerade just got a lot more troubled, with publishers Paradox announcing tonight that not only will the game not be released in 2021 as originally planned, but that developers Hardsuit Labs have also been removed from the project.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Everything Blizzard Announced During BlizzConline’s Opening Ceremony

It sure as heck isn’t BlizzCon, but until we can safely gather together again in the stew of scents and juices that is a convention hall (so maybe never?), BlizzConline will have to do. Blizzard kicked off the online version of its annual convention today with a handful of announcements that were…less exciting than…Read more… […]

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The Rogue Returns As Diablo IV’s Latest Class

Having peaced-out at the end of the 1996 original, the bow-wielding rogue hasn’t shown their face around Sanctuary for nearly a quarter of a century. Consider their stealth-imposed exile over—the rogue returns in Diablo IV.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Blizzard Arcade Collection Bundles Three Classics For $20

Available now for PlayStations, Xboxes, Switch, and PC, the Blizzard Arcade Collection bundles together The Lost Vikings, Rock n’ Roll Racing, and Blackthorne, those early games Blizzard made before the days of Diablo, StarCraft, and World of Warcraft.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Watch The BlizzCon 2021 Keynote Here

BlizzCon 2021 begins today at 5:00 p.m. ET and according to Blizzard will be about an hour long.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Strixhaven, Magic: The Gathering’s Newest Set, Is Hogwarts Without The Terf

Do you still love the Harry Potter franchise but absolutely cannot abide supporting its terfy author? If so, Magic: The Gathering’s latest card set, Strixhaven: School of Mages, might be for you. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Please, Just Let Me Be The Dog

There’s a new game out. It lets you play as a dog (or wolf I guess, but whatever.). But then, throughout the game, it turns you back into a human against your will. Hey, stop that. Video game. Stop. Let me be the dog, please.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Destiny 2’s Cosmodrome Isn’t Getting Any Bigger

Bungie announced yesterday that Destiny 2's partial Cosmodrome, which was brought over from the first game last November, won’t be expanding to reach its original size and scope. The studio says its part of a trade-off to focus on making new content.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Just say no: Video game romantic rejection is far too rare

Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend? Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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CD Projekt Red Hackers Allegedly Ready To Auction Stolen Source Code

Earlier this week, Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red announced that its cybersecurity had been compromised, resulting in attackers gaining access to various internal files. Now, it appears as if those hackers are ready to cash out with a big-money auction of the data, which allegedly includes source code for… Read more…

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CD Projekt Red Hackers Allegedly Ready To Auction Stolen Source Code

Earlier this week, Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red announced that its cybersecurity had been compromised, resulting in attackers gaining access to various internal files. Now, it appears as if those hackers are ready to cash out with a big-money auction of the data, which allegedly includes source code for…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Destiny 2’s Season Of The Chosen Is Good So Far

Season of the Chosen went live in Destiny 2 today, and with it a whole new set of things to grind for. So far, these things—new armor, guns, and exotic gear—seem pretty cool, with interesting new perks to make them worth chasing. But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t already feeling daunted by […]

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Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.5 Sets The Stage For Endwalker On April 13

There’s a new Final Fantasy XIV expansion coming later this year, but first we’ve got some loose ends to tie up. The third and final installment of the Nier-themed raid series and the first of a two-part story update leading to this fall’s Endwalker expansion arrives on April 13, alongside the open beta of the…Read […]

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