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Prey’s Mooncrash DLC Is Better Than The Main Game

Prey: Mooncrash released last month, adding a rogue-like twist to the 2017 game’s mix of action and exploration. The DLC arrived during E3 and was easy to sleep on—I ignored it in favor of big releases like Octopath Traveler. That was a mistake. Mooncrash might be even better than the main game.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Shadow Of The Colossus Player Rips Through 16 Giants In 36 Minutes

Shadow of the Colossus battles are supposed be dangerous clashes against massive foes, but a new boss rush world record highlights some intense climbing tricks and AI foolery that turns the game’s iconic beasts into pushovers.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Hands-On With Days Gone: Fun, But Kind Of Generic

Yesterday, I checked out a handful of upcoming PlayStation games and finally got to play Days Gone. Zombie apocalypses seem a dime a dozen these days, and while the setting and characters felt generic, the teeming zombie hordes are some of the most terrifying I’ve ever faced.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Sonic Mania’s Encore Mode Is The Perfect Excuse To Play Again

Sonic Mania’s blend of classic stages and ROM-hack inspired originals created a mix tape of everything awesome, fast, and blue. The Encore DLC, released today as part of Sonic Mania Plus, embraces the mixing and matching that made the base game great.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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What To Do During Monster Hunter: World’s Summer Festival

Monster Hunter: World’s Summer Twilight festival is live until July 26. It transforms the gathering hub with palm trees and an ice-sculpted dragon. It also brings back most event quests and adds two new armor sets to collect. There’s lots to do, but here’s what you should focus on.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Why Mafia III’s Developers Cut Its Initial, ‘Shocking’ Opening

Mafia 3’s opening used to be much more intense, the game’s director has revealed. A “cold open” sequence that ended with the main character killing a cop was eventually cut from the game—and apparently deleted from the developer’s servers, so it never gets out.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Battlefront II’s Emperor Palpatine Was Quietly Removed From The Game

The Empire is without an emperor. Last week, a Star Wars Battlefront II update apparently brought back the evil Emperor Palpatine’s game-breaking ability to shoot lightning through walls. An emergency fix completely removed him from the game, and it’s unclear when he’ll return.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Did You Know That Uncharted’s Damage Meter Is Actually ‘Luck’?

A tweet from a Naughty Dog animator helps explain how the heck Uncharted’s Nathan Drake can survive getting shot at so much. Pointing back to a little-known design factoid reminds players that Drake isn’t a massive bullet sponge—he’s just really lucky.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Easter Egg Hunters Discover A Hidden Weapon In Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1’s easter eggs include a giant shark hidden in a puddle and a dripping pipe that gave the announcement date for Battlefield V. An easter egg from last year—which initially granted a dog tag—escalated to include weapons skins and secret codes. Recently, easter egg hunters completed the last step, finding a…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Battlefield V’s Alpha Is Faster And Team-Focused

Battlefield V kicked off a closed alpha today, giving players a taste of what’s in store for the latest entry in EA’s shooter series, which will be released October 19. My coworker Paul Tamayo and I are huge fans of the Battlefield series, and have been dying to play the game. We sat down earlier […]

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Heavy Rain Headlines July’s PlayStation Plus Lineup

I’ve never actually played a David Cage game; I end up watching them on YouTube since they’re already so cinematic. Could Heavy Rain’s inclusion in July’s PS Plus lineup change my trend? (Probably not.) 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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Jurassic World Evolution Is A Clumsy But Fun Park Builder

Movie tie-ins are a gamble that usually ends with a lackluster game. For every Spider-Man 2, there’s a dozen games that are clunky and not worth your time. Jurassic World Evolution falls somewhere in between. It’s not the most detailed park-building sim, but if you embrace some of its clumsiness, you’ll find yourself…Read more… Continue […]

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I Love Monster Hunter Even More After Teaching It To My Girlfriend

My girlfriend recently bought a PlayStation 4 and a copy of Monster Hunter: World. We’ve been spending a lot of time in the game together, and helping her learn the ins and outs of hunting has turned me into something of a coach. It’s been an exciting new way to experience one of my favorite […]

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Seeing The Resident Evil 2 Remake In Action Soothes My Skeptical Heart

When Resident Evil 2 released in 1998, it had to follow up on a game that defined a new genre of horror. Not only did it manage to improve the formula, it went on to be what many people consider the best game in the series. After a long stretch with no new information besides […]

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Three Small Ways Shadow Of The Tomb Raider Is Changing Things

Rise of the Tomb Raider, released in 2015, was an excellent game, so it’s no surprise that the new Shadow of the Tomb Raider being demoed at E3 looks and plays a lot like it. There were, however, three small changes that delighted me during the press demo I watched.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Spyro Reignited Trilogy Breathes New Life Into An Old Classic

Spyro’s not just from Skylanders. The little purple dragon’s video games were a big deal on the original Playstation. That was two decades ago though. Our field team at E3 had a chance to play the upcoming Spyro Reignited Trilogy and it seems pretty magical.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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