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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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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: 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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Switch’s Steel Assault Looks Like A Gorgeous, Lost GBA Game

Steel Assault seems almost engineered to catch your eye the second it crosses your feed. Each pixelated scene looks at once like generic retro-gaming fodder while also bursting with vibrant colors, as if someone smashed a gumball machine and then used the pieces to craft a side-scrolling action game for the Game Boy…Read more… Continue […]

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Switch’s Steel Assault Looks Like A Gorgeous, Lost GBA Game

Steel Assault seems almost engineered to catch your eye the second it crosses your feed. Each pixelated scene looks at once like generic retro-gaming fodder while also bursting with vibrant colors, as if someone smashed a gumball machine and then used the pieces to craft a side-scrolling action game for the Game Boy…Read more… Continue […]

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Switch’s Steel Assault Looks Like A Gorgeous, Lost GBA Game

Steel Assault seems almost engineered to catch your eye the second it crosses your feed. Each pixelated scene looks at once like generic retro-gaming fodder while also bursting with vibrant colors, as if someone smashed a gumball machine and then used the pieces to craft a side-scrolling action game for the Game Boy…Read more… Continue […]

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Classic LittleBigPlanet Servers Shut Down Permanently Following Hacks

LittleBigPlanet fans have a bit of a good news/bad news situation this morning. After months of downtime, the PS4 servers for LittleBigPlanet 3 are back online, with all the community content restored and working as before. However, servers for all prior PS3 and Vita versions will remain offline indefinitely, having…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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How The Messiest Mega Man Game In History Got Canned

Announced back in 2010, Mega Man Universe was an ambitious project that, in retrospect, sounded like it could have been Super Mario Maker for the Capcom crowd. Or maybe it was going to be a Mega Man 2 remake. According to new information dug up by fansite Protodude’s Rockman Corner, when the game was first […]

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Sonic 2 Boss Toy Can Be Defeated By Hitting Weak Spot Three Times

For nearly three decades Sonic the Hedgehog fans have been flinging our spiky blue hero against the armored hull of Dr. Robotnik’s Death Egg Robot from Sonic 2. Why’d we have to wait until Sonic’s 30th anniversary for a proper Giant Eggman Robot Battle Set?Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Sonic 2 Boss Toy Can Be Defeated By Hitting Weak Spot Three Times

For nearly three decades Sonic the Hedgehog fans have been flinging our spiky blue hero against the armored hull of Dr. Robotnik’s Death Egg Robot from Sonic 2. Why’d we have to wait until Sonic’s 30th anniversary for a proper Giant Eggman Robot Battle Set?Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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More Mega Man Games That Look Like This Please!

For a little while now, Owlboy creator Simon S. Andersen has been working on a personal project where he takes some old and obscure Mega Man games and gives them a fresh, albeit unplayable, coat of paint.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Ninja Gaiden’s Disastrous PC Port Now At Least Has In-Game Graphics Options

Just over a month after its release on PC, Koei Tecmo’s Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection—a full-priced product from a major international publisher—has finally got around to adding some in-game graphics options.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Ninja Gaiden Pacifist Speedrun Is Impressive AF

Ninja Gaiden protagonist Ryu Hayabusa deals with a lot of bullshit in the iconic NES platformer from 1989, so it only makes sense that he would obliterate everything in his path en route to finding his father’s killer. But speedrunners, the crazy people that they are, have devised a way to beat the game without…Read […]

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Metroid Dread First Game To Take Advantage of New Switch Model

Metroid Dread launches the same day as the new Nintendo Switch model, and though the game is not a Switch-OLED exclusive, Nintendo hopes its fancy enhancements will drive players to the new console.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Metroid Dread First Game To Take Advantage of New Switch Model

Metroid Dread launches the same day as the new Nintendo Switch model, and though the game is not a Switch-OLED exclusive, Nintendo hopes its fancy enhancements will drive players to the new console.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Nintendo’s E3 2021 Plans Include A Direct And Treehouse Live

Nintendo fans wondering about the company’s E3 plans can now cease their incessant pondering. There’s be a 40-minute Nintendo Direct on June 15 focused on Switch games, followed by three hours of deep dives via Treehouse Live. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Sonic Diamond Necklaces Are Cool, Actually

Soon, rappers, jewelry enthusiasts, or nerds with money to burn can buy their own Sonic-themed diamond necklace. Tucked into today’s Sonic news stream was a gem (heh) of an announcement—a collaboration between Sega and jewelry maker King Ice to create four gold chains featuring the diamond-encrusted heads of beloved …Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Sonic Diamond Necklaces Are Cool, Actually

Soon, rappers, jewelry enthusiasts, or nerds with money to burn can buy their own Sonic-themed diamond necklace. Tucked into today’s Sonic news stream was a gem (heh) of an announcement—a collaboration between Sega and jewelry maker King Ice to create four gold chains featuring the diamond-encrusted heads of beloved …Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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