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Why I Play

In the first years of my career as a games writer, I got used to a certain reaction from my parents’ friends when they were told about what I was doing for a living. It was usually along the lines of “what a waste”. I imagined them shaking their heads as if they’d just been […]

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile Is A Pretty Decent Port

In the past 24 hours, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile has soft-launched on Android devices in Canada, presumably to test things out before the wider launch. While Kotaku UK’s office is not in Canada, we did manage to get our hands on a build of the new game, and have spent this morning trying our very best […]

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Soulcalibur VI Makes It Easier To Fight Back When Being Beaten Down

In the five years since we last saw a mainline Soulcalibur title released, no competitor has really stepped up to fill the game’s specific niche. Focused on armour and weapons, the Soulcalibur games have always had a unique combat range, pacing, and impact speed built around various weapon styles. I played Soulcalibur…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Final Fantasy VR Fishing Game Is Not At All What I Expected

When I think about fishing, I think about relaxation: chilling out somewhere beautiful in the sun, watching the shimmering water, waiting for fish to bite. Admittedly all of my real-life fishing experiences took place in the rain-drenched Highlands of Scotland and were absolutely horrendous, but video games are about…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Now That I’ve Got A Baby, It’s Harder To Enjoy A Game Like Destiny 2

I had a baby nine months ago. As you might expect, this has significantly changed my relationship with video games, at least temporarily. It has made the Nintendo Switch my favorite console of all time, because I can play it both on the big screen on the occasional evening and in my hands during naptime/train…Read […]

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Harassment Livestreams On Twitch Are Multiplying And Easy To Find

Earlier this week Kotaku UK ran an article from Charleyy Hodson about the sexual harassment she recently faced on Twitch while livestreaming in the site’s IRL category. Everyone seems to agree there’s a problem, but it’s not so easy to find consensus on how platforms like Twitch should be tackling it. Given the focus…Read more… […]

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Ark: Survival Evolved Studio Reverses Plan To Wipe The Servers

On Monday July 17th, we at Kotaku UK received an email about Ark: Survival Evolved, offering an interview with its developer Studio Wildcard to discuss a major change. Wildcard would today announce, we were told, that all official game servers would be wiped at launch, despite previously pledging that this would never…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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