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Heavy Rain’s Taxidermist DLC Is Good David Cage

David Cage, the writer/director for the upcoming Detroit: Become Human, is best in small doses. Given a single idea, the man famous for designing Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls knows how to pack a punch. Take, for example, the Heavy Rain DLC episode The Taxidermist. It’s an evocative, visceral experience, and not…Read more… Continue […]

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Heavy Rain’s Taxidermist DLC Is Good David Cage

David Cage, the writer/director for the upcoming Detroit: Become Human, is best in small doses. Given a single idea, the man famous for designing Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls knows how to pack a punch. Take, for example, the Heavy Rain DLC episode The Taxidermist. It’s an evocative, visceral experience, and not…Read more… Continue […]

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Why People Cheat In Games, According To The People Who Stop Them

The folks behind EasyAntiCheat, a service that stops people from cheating in video games, deal with one of the messiest issues in the medium. People often feel that anyone caught breaking the rules should be punished severely, but you don’t always know why someone cheated. That’s where things get dicey.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Division’s Next Patch Finally Expands The Map For PvE Players

Building off of a trailer released on Wednesday, the developers of The Division delivered an impressive livestream yesterday that shows that the game’s free 1.8 fall patch may be the best for players who are into combat in the game’s open world. Some changes to how combat unfolds were especially encouraging.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Shadow Of War Producer Memorialized In DLC

On March 3rd, Monolith executive producer Michael Forgey died of cancer. The staff at Monolith announced yesterday that they will memorialize Forgey as a downloadable comrade in the upcoming Middle-earth: Shadow of War.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Latest Patch For No Man’s Sky Fixes Save File Issues

No Man’s Sky has now been patched five times since its latest major update, Atlas Rises. Today’s patch 1.35 brings a lot of granular changes and bug fixes, especially to the user interface. Here are some of the notable changes from the patch.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Sonic Mania’s Clever Boss Fight Twists

Sonic Mania’s a lot of fun but one of its most exciting features is a dangerous string of bosses. Reshuffling and changing what Sonic can do adds a lot of danger to each encounter. We take a look at the boss design in this critical video.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Everyday It Rains: A Root Editor’s Personal Struggle Through the Hell of Hurricane Harvey

Editor’s Note: Yeats (or perhaps Achebe) was right: Things fall apart. And for The Root Senior Editor Kirsten West Savali, in the last year, those three words have become like a living mantra.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Speedrunners Organize Two-Day Marathon For Hurricane Harvey Relief

Games Done Quick, the folks behind the popular semi-annual week-long charity speedrunning marathons, are holding an impromptu two-day event to raise money to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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“19 years later,” Harry Potter’s biggest legacy is how it shaped modern fandom

Like many people, some of my favorite memories from high school are of road tripping to concerts with my friends. Only in my case, we were driving to suburban libraries and the musicians were “wizard rockers”—Harry Potter-themed bands who half-ironically, half-sincerely sang about J.K. Rowling’s wizarding series to…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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