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Metroid Dread Speedrunners Are Beating The Game In 90 Minutes Flat

There comes a time in every game’s life-cycle when speedrunners crack the code, and a baseline time against which to compete reveals itself. Now that we’re a few weeks removed from the release of Metroid Dread, such a benchmark has crystallized: The game’s fastest players are racing from start to finish in about an…Read more… […]

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You’re Probably Not Actually Stuck In Metroid Dread

Maybe you’ve been playing Metroid Dread since it hit Nintendo Switch on October 8, but put it down out of frustration from being stuck in the dang game. Or is that just me? Good news: you’re not actually stuck. It’s just easy to not realize what blocks are destroyable while you’re exploring.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Nintendo Apologizes For Metroid Dread Bug And Promises An Update

Near the end of Metroid Dread, some players are getting an error message that reads, “The software was closed because an error occurred.” The error prevents the player from proceeding, because the game goes into forced shutdown. “A bug has been found in #MetroidDread that can prevent players from progressing under a…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Metroid Dread Developers Criticize Studio For Not Crediting Them

Released last week for the Nintendo Switch, Metroid Dread has wowed critics and players alike. It currently sits at 89 on Metacritic, with some already calling it the best 2D Metroid in the series. Now, some of the developers want to know why they’re not mentioned in the credits.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Metroid Dread Developers Criticize Studio For Not Crediting Them

Released last week for the Nintendo Switch, Metroid Dread has wowed critics and players alike. It currently sits at 89 on Metacritic, with some already calling it the best 2D Metroid in the series. Now, some of the developers want to know why they’re not mentioned in the credits.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Metroid Dread Players Discover Gnarly, Secret Way To Quick-Kill Kraid

Kraid is a good boy. I don’t know why he’s locked up in a room full of boiling lava in Metroid Dread, which arrived on the Switch last Friday, but he doesn’t deserve it. If you’re a monster who’s willing to make his life even more terrible, however, players recently discovered a much easier way […]

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Metroid Dread Is Already Running Great On Switch Emulators

Hey, real quick: If you are a Nintendo lawyer or employee, just like… don’t read this. It was a silly mistake. Ignore this blog. You can go now. Okay, everyone else…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl Is So Good Smash May Need To Watch Its Back

A lot of hay’s been made about Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl’s supposed failings. There’s no voice acting, the graphics are rough, the roster is disappointing, it feels like an early access game, etc. But I’m here to say none of that matters. Well, okay, it may matter to you, which is totally valid, but in the […]

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Metroid Dread: The Kotaku Review

I admit I was skeptical. If a game is genuinely going to conjure a sense of dread, as Metroid Dread’s title seems to promise, I think it needs to be thorny and aggressive and hostile in ways I wasn’t convinced the Nintendo of 2021 could deliver. Boy, was I wrong to doubt: Metroid Dread is […]

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Metroid Dread File Size Is Smaller Than A Call of Duty Update

Metroid Dread is almost here and understandably, folks are excited. But unless you buy a physical copy, before you can play Dread, you’ll need to download it. Luckily, Nintendo has compressed this next epic chapter in the Metroid saga into a teeny-tiny package. In fact, its total file size of 4.1GB is smaller than…Read more… […]

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Nintendo Deletes Horny Tweet

I don’t know what to say so I’ll just start with the facts. Nintendo, through its France office, tweeted an image over the weekend of Metal Gear’s Snake looking at Samus Aran from Metroid’s ass. A couple hours later it then deleted the tweet. Now we are left to pick up the pieces.Read more… Continue […]

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Metroid Prime 3 Could Have Been Open World, And That Hurts

You know what I’d sell my extended family to be able to play? An open-world Metroid Prime. Just the phrase sets my imagination reeling, combining an all-time favorite game series with the possibility of all that player freedom. Which makes it all the more galling that this is something that could have happened.Read more… Continue […]

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Hands On: Metroid Dread’s First Hour Is Legit Kinda Terrifying

If there’s one thing I want from Metroid games above all else, it’s a feeling of dread.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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All The Biggest Announcements From Nintendo’s Big September Direct

Today’s surprise Nintendo Direct offered 40 packed minutes of forthcoming Switch games, new content for old ones, and, er, teasers for forthcoming Directs about specific games like Smash and Animal Crossing. Below you’ll find all the big stories that came out of the presentation. Read more…

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Sony Brought Its PlayStation A-Game Today

Sony held a PS5 showcase today. It announced new games there. It showed some more footage of ones it had already revealed. There were big name drops, the occasional dud, and a lot of CGI. In other words: a completely standard video game marketing event. Against the backdrop of the past year under a pandemic, […]

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Sony Brought Its PlayStation A-Game Today

Sony held a PS5 showcase today. It announced new games there. It showed some more footage of ones it had already revealed. There were big name drops, the occasional dud, and a lot of CGI. In other words: a completely standard video game marketing event. Against the backdrop of the past year under a pandemic, […]

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That Time Miyamoto Helped A Game By Crouching In It For 20 Mins

A former Retro Studios developer’s anecdote about working with legendary Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto is too good not to share. It will surprise no one that the Mario creator knows exactly what he’s doing (most of the time) but hearing about how he works in practice adds a whole other layer of idiosyncratic…Read more… Continue […]

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