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XCOM 2 Headlines June’s PS Plus Lineup

I’ve always lacked the patience for XCOM games. Maybe June’s PS Plus lineup will encourage me to give XCOM 2 a go, at least until I lose a squad member and quit in sadness yet again. As always, PS Plus games are only “free” if you have an active PS Plus subscription.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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A Look Back At Black Ops III’s Strangest Level

Call of Duty: Black Ops III mixes the series’ familiar first-person shooting with a wild cyberpunk storyline. The narrative breaks apart the further the player progress unless it finally explodes in a level that mixes World War II, zombies, and dying dreams. That level, Demon Within, is both the high point of the…Read more… Continue […]

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Beyond: Two Souls Headlines May’s PlayStation Plus Lineup

If you need some David Cage before Detroit comes out in May, next month’s PlayStation Plus lineup has you with Beyond: Two Souls. As ever, these games are only “free” if you have an active PlayStation Plus account.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Revisiting Dead Space’s Perplexing Final Boss Fight

Dead Space brims with apprehension and panic—its tight spaceship corridors provide little place to run as monsters challenge the player to adapt quickly or get torn to shreds. The game’s final boss, a giant zombie slug, throws all of that out. Dead Space’s final boss fight isis a loud, bombastic battle that clashes…Read more… Continue […]

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I Love Deadly Premonition, But The Villains Are A Mess

We recently finished playing Deadly Premonition on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. In Deadly Premonition, FBI detective Francis York Morgan tries to find the murderer behind a series of serial killings in the town of Greenvale. Greenvale is full of colorful residents with daily schedules and humanizing side-stories. Its…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Here’s February’s PlayStation Plus Lineup

February’s PlayStation Plus lineup has you covered if you missed Rime or, like me, heard the jokes about Knack but never actually played it. As always, these games are only “free” if you have an active PlayStation Plus subscription.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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How Yakuza’s City Changes From Game To Game

The Yakuza series has a few constants: burly men with tattoos, karaoke and cabaret, dramatic fist fights, and the city of Kamurocho. From Yakuza 0’s 1980s setting to Yakuza 6’s modern day, players have seen the city grow and expand, adding life and character to one of gaming’s greatest locations.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Headlines January’s PlayStation Plus Lineup

There are some good games in January’s PlayStation Plus lineup. In addition to some solid PS4 games with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Telltale’s Batman, the PS3 gets The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, and the Vita gets Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness. As always, these games are only “free” if you have an active…Read more… Continue […]

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Here’s December’s PlayStation Plus Lineup

There’s a range of games in December’s PlayStation Plus lineup, from the bloody action of Darksiders II to visual novel Xblaze Lost: Memories. As always, these games are only “free” if you have an active PlayStation Plus membership.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Demon’s Souls Servers Are Shutting Down, Removing Part Of What Made The Game Great

Today, Sony Entertainment and Atlus announced that the online servers for Demon’s Souls will shut down next year on February 28th. The game, which mixed online and single-player elements, will transform into something completely different. This asks the question: how do we preserve experiences tied to online features?Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Best Part Of Oblivion Was The Absurd Poison Apples

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is an awkward game that feels a little bit like world full of Disney World animatronics. One piece of poison food highlighted the game’s silliness while also forcing players to get intimate with their targets.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Here’s November’s PlayStation Plus Lineup

I managed to miss Bound when it came out last year, so I’m excited to see it make its way to November’s PlayStation Plus lineup. As always, the following games are only “free” if you have an active PlayStation Plus membership.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Sometimes A Weird Video Game Is Better Than A Polished One

I’ve been playing through Deadly Premonition and Binary Domain on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. One is an offbeat crime thriller and the other is a clumsy shooter about robots. They’re pure pulp. They’re also two of the best games I’ve ever played.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Metal Gear Solid V Is Free This Month For PlayStation Plus Members 

You can get Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain with your PlayStation Plus membership this month. There’s also the Amnesia collection, which has both The Dark Descent and A Machine for Pigs, two games I’m too scared to play.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Atlus Files Copyright Strike Against PS3 Emulator That Advertised Persona 5

Atlus has filed a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown against the creators of the Playstation 3 emulator RPCS3, previously noted for running Persona 5. With the emulator, the game would be playable on PC, which doesn’t officially run the game.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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L.A. Noire’s Ending, Revisited

I’ve been playing through L.A. Noire for the last month and a half on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. This weekend we finished the game. The conclusion is bittersweet but there was no other way for a tale of crime and corruption to end. Controversial in its day, L.A Noire’s ending is perfect when viewed in retrospect.Read […]

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