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New World Bots Are Stealing All Resources And Tanking The Economy

Amazon Game Studios’ New World has been plagued by a number of issues since the MMORPG launched in September, from incredibly simple exploits to repeated pauses in its economy due to cheaters. The game’s latest confounding issue comes in a deluge of high-level farming bots that are stripping the natural world bare and…Read more… Continue […]

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Modders Fight GTA Lawsuit As ‘Definitive’ Bundle Crashes And Burns

Attorneys representing the four defendants in Take-Two Interactive Software’s copyright infringement lawsuit against a group of Grand Theft Auto modders recently responded to the video game conglomerate’s complaint, flatly denying several allegations of wrongdoing. They also argue that their clients’ work constitutes…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Modders, Not Rockstar, Have Fixed The GTA Trilogy’s Infamously Ugly Rain

The recently “remastered” GTA trilogy has some of the ugliest rain I’ve ever seen, and a handful of days later, modders have fixed it. No longer will you walk the streets of Vice City at night, only to be covered in the drippings of Spiderman’s leaky web-shooter. Finally, you can be free of that oddly […]

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What Simple Mods Can Make A Bad Car Better?

Everyone customizes or modifies their car for different reasons. Some want to eke a bit more performance from the motor, while others want to personalize the design to reflect their own style. But, for people who drive bad cars, modification can be the only way to make owning the car bearable.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Classic Mods And Old GTA Games Didn’t Need To Die For These Unfinished Remakes

After months of rumors, speculation, leaks, and teasers, Rockstar finally released the remastered Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition collection yesterday. It landed with a thud as players encountered and documented countless visual bugs, gameplay glitches, and odd changes to models and textures. Even…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Horror Developer Makes ‘Hostile’ Kickstarter Update, Then Apologizes To Fans

The creative director of upcoming horror/shooter game Scorn, Ljubomir Peklar, has issued an apology after an update he made to Kickstarter backers last week went horribly wrong.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Horror Developer Makes ‘Hostile’ Kickstarter Update, Then Apologizes To Fans

The creative director of upcoming horror/shooter game Scorn, Ljubomir Peklar, has issued an apology after an update he made to Kickstarter backers last week went horribly wrong.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Why You Should Always Try the Demo Before Buying a Game

How often do you buy video games? Are you someone who frequently drops $60 on the latest Nintendo title, or do you wait for only those games you’ve been watching closely? Regardless, no matter your purchasing habits—no matter how sure you are that you want that game—whenever possible, you should always try its demo…Read more… […]

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Stardew Valley Dev’s Next Game Has ‘Greater Focus’ On Combat

Revealed just last week, Stardew Valley developer Eric Barone has already provided a nice little update about his next game, Haunted Chocolatier. According to a new blog post, the upcoming action-RPG has a “greater focus on combat” in comparison to his previous hit.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Deathverse Is A Surprise Follow-Up To Suda’s Let It Die

In 2016, Goichi Suda’s Grasshopper Manufacture and Supertrick Games released Let It Die, a roguelike that had players climbing up a tower killing everything in their paths. Today, Sony announced a surprise successor to the game, only this time it’s a multiplayer “survival action game,” instead.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Stardew Valley Dev Returns With A Cozy RPG About Haunted Chocolate

Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone, the developer behind the popular farming simulator RPG Stardew Valley, has announced his next game. It’s called ConcernedApe’s Haunted Chocolatier, and though it looks like his previous hit, this action RPG is more concerned with concocting confections than with cultivating the garden.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Stardew Valley Dev Returns With A Cozy RPG About Haunted Chocolate

Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone, the developer behind the popular farming simulator RPG Stardew Valley, has announced his next game. It’s called ConcernedApe’s Haunted Chocolatier, and though it looks like his previous hit, this action RPG is more concerned with concocting confections than with cultivating the garden.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Circuit Superstars Is Charming, Old School Isometric Racing Fun

Top-down racers are enjoying something of a renaissance lately, between last year’s indie darling Art Of Rally and Rush Rally Origins, which goes for a more realistic take on the isometric style. I’ll admit that the from-above perspective has never been my preferred way to play racing games, and so I tend to stay away…Read […]

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Circuit Superstars Is Charming, Old School Isometric Racing Fun

Top-down racers are enjoying something of a renaissance lately, between last year’s indie darling Art Of Rally and Rush Rally Origins, which goes for a more realistic take on the isometric style. I’ll admit that the from-above perspective has never been my preferred way to play racing games, and so I tend to stay away…Read […]

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Behind The Scenes Of The Fall’s Gayest RPG

Creating Get In the Car, Loser!, an RPG road-trip adventure game in which high schoolers take on “machine devil cultists” to save the world, was a labor of love for its developers, Love Conquers All Games. I spoke to Christine Love, the game’s lead developer, about the team’s development process and how she approached…Read more… […]

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Eidos Montreal Announces Workers Switching To Four-Day Weeks

In an industry plagued for years by workplace crunch and the mistreatment of developers, good news can be hard to come by. But in an apparent effort to address some of these issues, Eidos Montreal—the studio behind the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy game—has announced it will be switching to a four-day work week. It…Read […]

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New Database Helps Players Find Games With Accessibility Features

As the conversation around video game accessibility becomes more prominent, it’s clear that some games just don’t take the necessary steps to open up the experiences they offer to players with disabilities. Recently Steven Spohn, the senior director of AbleGamers, criticized Deathloop on Twitter for its lack of…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Konami Apologizes For Atrocious eFootball 2022 Launch, Fixes On The Way

Konami Digital Entertainment has released a statement regarding the just-released and frequently mocked eFootball 2022, apologizing for the sorry state the soccer simulation game shipped in and confirming that the development team is preparing an update to release some time this month.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Starfield’s Massive Script Equals Massive Amounts Of Work, Say Devs

At the Tokyo Game Show yesterday, Bethesda’s creative director Todd Howard told an audience that upcoming space-faring RPG Starfield will have more than 150,000 lines of dialogue. If that sounds like a lot, that’s because it is. In response to the announcement, some developers at other AAA studios expressed shock at…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Starfield’s Massive Script Equals Massive Amounts Of Work, Say Devs

At the Tokyo Game Show yesterday, Bethesda’s creative director Todd Howard told an audience that upcoming space-faring RPG Starfield will have more than 150,000 lines of dialogue. If that sounds like a lot, that’s because it is. In response to the announcement, some developers at other AAA studios expressed shock at…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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