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The VTuber Isn’t The Human, It’s The Talking Cat On Her Shoulder

VTubers have quickly become my favorite new type of content creators on the internet. Though I’ve seen enough now to know that the possibilities for what creative and wildly entertaining forms their avatars might take are endless, I still wasn’t prepared for the inventive and adorable VTuber persona of Atom and…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Twitch’s Best Virtual Bartender Wants To Help Viewers With Addiction

It’s not every day that you hear about a VTubing bartender whose goal is not to encourage people to get shitfaced but rather to help them avoid overindulging their vices. But, then, Twitch streamer Takahata101 isn’t your average VTuber. Previously a gaming streamer, on New Year’s Eve of 2020 he debuted a new format,… Read […]

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Halo Infinite: The Kotaku Review

How do you even consider Halo Infinite in totality? Not just any Halo game but this Halo game—one that was supposed to herald a new generation of Xboxes but was delayed out of the launch window; one that’s had no shortage of public scrutiny over its tumultuous development process; one that’s not even out yet […]

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Halo Infinite: The Kotaku Review

How do you even consider Halo Infinite in totality? Not just any Halo game but this Halo game—one that was supposed to herald a new generation of Xboxes but was delayed out of the launch window; one that’s had no shortage of public scrutiny over its tumultuous development process; one that’s not even out yet […]

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GameStop Pushes Employees To The Breaking Point During Holiday Rush

It’s been a gangbusters year for those at the top of the GameStop pyramid. Revenue is down and stores are closing, but the stock price continues to hover around an unprecedented $200 a share, forging gilded parachutes for its fleeing C-Suite. For many at the bottom, however, it’s been one of the worst in recent…Read […]

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Call of Duty: Vanguard Player Headshots Opponents With Donkey Kong Bongos

When Nintendo released the bongo drum controllers used with the Donkey Konga games and Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, the company probably didn’t envision them being used in a Call of Duty game. To be fair, neither did I. But in a recent Call of Duty: Vanguard match, Twitch streamer DeanoBeano managed to amass 105 kills […]

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Call of Duty: Vanguard Player Headshots Opponents With Donkey Kong Bongos

When Nintendo released the bongo drum controllers used with the Donkey Konga games and Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, the company probably didn’t envision them being used in a Call of Duty game. To be fair, neither did I. But in a recent Call of Duty: Vanguard match, Twitch streamer DeanoBeano managed to amass 105 kills […]

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Best Selling Console On Black Friday Wasn’t The Switch Or PS5, But The Xbox Series S

It appears that over the Black Friday shopping period, it wasn’t the Switch or PS5 that was selling like hotcakes, but instead, the less powerful Xbox Series X sibling, the $300 Xbox Series S. This is likely due to a few factors including its price and its availability on retail sites like Amazon. Read more… […]

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Meet The Minecraft Players Who Beat The Game Without Leaving Spawn

Minecraft is nothing less than the best selling video game in history. It’s no mistake that Mojang’s masterpiece has ended up where it is: It is a game of infinite possibilities, where players are free to create whatever they want, with only their own imaginations as a limitation. It turns out that for some people,…Read […]

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Meet The Minecraft Players Who Beat The Game Without Leaving Spawn

Minecraft is nothing less than the best selling video game in history. It’s no mistake that Mojang’s masterpiece has ended up where it is: It is a game of infinite possibilities, where players are free to create whatever they want, with only their own imaginations as a limitation. It turns out that for some people,…Read […]

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The Nintendo Switch Has Crazy Sales On Right Now

Black Friday is awful, and we should all refuse to take part. But in other news, goodness gracious, there are a lot of amazing prices on Nintendo Switch just now. Publishers like Capcom, Ubisoft and EA have joined Nintendo’s own first-party titles in luring you toward the evils of capitalist convenience.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Recent EVE Online Riots Where Thousands of Fans Burned Their In-Game Money, Explained

EVE Online’s latest slate of updates, “New Dawn”, promised to bring with it a return to an age of prosperity to the game’s universe. Alongside the first patch of the new quadrant came a Nov. 12th Developer Blog detailing how CCP, the developer behind the game, planned on delivering that new age. However, rather than…Read […]

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The Recent EVE Online Riots Where Thousands of Fans Burned Their In-Game Money, Explained

EVE Online’s latest slate of updates, “New Dawn”, promised to bring with it a return to an age of prosperity to the game’s universe. Alongside the first patch of the new quadrant came a Nov. 12th Developer Blog detailing how CCP, the developer behind the game, planned on delivering that new age. However, rather than…Read […]

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Arcades In Japan Keep Closing, Which Sucks

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the Japanese arcade industry hard. With the country closed off to tourism, it might only seem like big city arcades are the ones that are hurting the most. That’s simply not the case. Earlier this year, Kotaku reported that things were horrible for Japanese arcades. “The government is…Read more… Continue […]

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Xbox Boss ‘Disturbed’ By What’s Going On At Activision Blizzard, Reconsidering Relationship

Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, sent an email to staff calling the latest wave of allegations about Activision Blizzard deeply troubling, as first reported by Bloomberg and confirmed to Kotaku by Microsoft PR. Spencer joins a growing list of developers, shareholders, and game industry executives speaking up about reported…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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What Phil Spencer Can’t Tell You About Elder Scrolls VI Exclusivity

When the hotly-anticipated open world sci-fi RPG Starfield comes out next year it won’t be coming to PS4 or PS5. That’s a fact that seemed obvious the second Microsoft announced it was buying publisher Bethesda over a year ago in a groundbreaking $7.5 billion deal, but it took the Xbox team until just a few […]

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Monster Girl Encyclopedia Wiki Will Be Sacked By Host Due To ‘Fetish’ Content

Fandom, the company that now hosts a solid majority of video game and other pop-culture wikis, recently updated its “community creation policy” with a new section stating that it will no longer host pages that contain “fetish” content. Thanks to this policy update, the Monster Girl Encyclopedia Wiki, a compendium of…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Woman Allegedly Made $57,000 By Selling Unofficial Demon Slayer…Cakes

A 34-year-old resident of Tokyo’s Shibuya has been arrested on suspicion of violating Japanese copyright law after selling unlicensed Demon Slayer cakes. According to Kyodo News, the women sold the cakes through Instagram, with customers submitting their desired images to be turned into frosting, cream, and sugar. The…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Woman Allegedly Made $57,000 By Selling Unofficial Demon Slayer…Cakes

A 34-year-old resident of Tokyo’s Shibuya has been arrested on suspicion of violating Japanese copyright law after selling unlicensed Demon Slayer cakes. According to Kyodo News, the women sold the cakes through Instagram, with customers submitting their desired images to be turned into frosting, cream, and sugar. The…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Take-Two Interactive Removes More GTA Mods Using DMCA Strikes

As players continue to criticize the recently released GTA Trilogy remastered collection, Rockstar Games parent company Take-Two Interactive has decided this is the perfect time to use DMCA takedown notices to remove some more GTA mods and fan projects. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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