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Looks Like The Steam Deck Might Get Some Competition

Five months after Valve announced the Steam Deck, a new challenger enters the handheld console market. The chip manufacturer Qualcomm partnered with gaming hardware company Razer to produce the Snapdragon G3x, a streamer-friendly console that can play games across PC, mobile, consoles, and the cloud.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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PS5 Owners Don’t Play Sony’s First-Party Games

It’s hard to believe, but a year ago to the date, Sony officially released the PlayStation 5 (well, in the States; globally it came out on November 19). Despite serious supply issues, an estimated 13 million players have been able to get their hands on one. And they’ve used these coveted next-gen consoles to play—cue…Read […]

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City-Builder Airborne Kingdom Is A Perfect Fit For Switch

For a city-building game, Airborne Kingdom sure loves to move. The management sim, which is criminally somehow not named Cities in the Skylines, is ostensibly about traveling the world in a floating fortress. Your quest is to accrue resources that will make the fortress float forever. I’ve been playing the past week…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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An Action Platformer Perf For Those Too Chicken For Halloween

Sometimes, Halloween can be just a bit too scary. There are ghosts and ghouls and undead and…assholes. Living is frightening and, so too, is the thought of death and mortality. That’s exactly why Skul: The Hero Slayer works as a comfy spooky game. It’s not really scary. It just pretends to be.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How To Move Your Animal Crossing Island Onto Your New Switch, OLED Or Not

In the liminal period between Animal Crossing: New Horizons offering nothing new to do and Animal Crossing: New Horizons offering arguably too much new stuff to do, Nintendo released a new Switch model complete with a bigger screen and a 0 percent increase to battery life. Perhaps you were lucky enough to snag one.…Read more… […]

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Legendary Namco Graphic Designer Hiroshi Ono Dies At 64

Hiroshi Ono, better known as “Mr. Dotman,” passed away on October 16. The news was announced by his official Twitter account. According to Automaton, Ono had been hospitalized for autoimmune hepatitis. He was 64 years old. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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You’ll Have To Pay More Than Double For Switch Online If You Want N64 Games

In September, Nintendo announced that it would make N64 games available as part of its Nintendo Switch Online service. At the time, Nintendo withheld the pricing info, leading some to speculate about how steep it could be. Today, we get our answer. Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack (official name) will run you…Read more… Continue […]

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You’ll Have To Pay More Than Double For Switch Online If You Want N64 Games

In September, Nintendo announced that it would make N64 games available as part of its Nintendo Switch Online service. At the time, Nintendo withheld the pricing info, leading some to speculate about how steep it could be. Today, we get our answer. Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack (official name) will run you…Read more… Continue […]

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Former Pac-Man Champ Billy Mitchell Can Now Sue World Record Leaderboard Group

Billy Mitchell, a pro gamer best known for making the numbers on an arcade machine get really big, is going to court. As spotted by Axios’ Stephen Totilo, a U.S. appeals court gave the green light yesterday for Mitchell to proceed with a defamation suit against Twin Galaxies, the popular gaming leaderboard site.Read more… Continue […]

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Former Pac-Man Champ Billy Mitchell Can Now Sue World Record Leaderboard Group

Billy Mitchell, a pro gamer best known for making the numbers on an arcade machine get really big, is going to court. As spotted by Axios’ Stephen Totilo, a U.S. appeals court gave the green light yesterday for Mitchell to proceed with a defamation suit against Twin Galaxies, the popular gaming leaderboard site.Read more… Continue […]

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Console Hackers Commandeer Switch Game’s Very Fast Sega Saturn Emulator

Last week, publisher City Connection released new versions of the arcade / Sega Saturn shmups Cotton 2, Cotton Boomerang, and Guardian Force for both PS4 and Switch. It wasn’t long before Switch tinkerers over on GBAtemp realized they could inject other Saturn games into City Connection’s emulator, which turned out…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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New Final Fantasy Origin Trailer 100% Chaos-Free After Last One Got Memed

Last week, Square Enix released yet another trailer for Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, its upcoming Souls-like prequel to the original Final Fantasy. And while the project continues to look great, English-speaking fans apparently missed out on some more aggressive references to Chaos, the Stranger of…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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New Final Fantasy Origin Trailer 100% Chaos-Free After Last One Got Memed

Last week, Square Enix released yet another trailer for Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, its upcoming Souls-like prequel to the original Final Fantasy. And while the project continues to look great, English-speaking fans apparently missed out on some more aggressive references to Chaos, the Stranger of…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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New Mobile Game Trailer Seems Similar To Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers

The latest Doula Continent mobile game, Doula Continent: Soul Master Duel, is popular in China. It’s getting a big PR push, and Jackie Chan even stars in a live-action trailer that claims Soul Master Duel is “exactly the same as the animation.” But you know what also seems similar?Via analyst Daniel Ahmad, you can see…Read […]

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FIFA Player Accused Of Rape Suspended And Removed From Roster

Benjamin Mendy, a Manchester City defender in the real-life Premier League, was suspended after being charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault of three women at his Cheshire home between October 2020 and August 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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FIFA Player Accused Of Rape Suspended And Removed From Roster

Benjamin Mendy, a Manchester City defender in the real-life Premier League, was suspended after being charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault of three women at his Cheshire home between October 2020 and August 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Nintendo Switch Gets N64 And Genesis Collection, Complete With Online Multiplayer

During today’s Direct presentation Nintendo finally confirmed what a lot of observers already suspected: Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games are coming to the Nintendo Switch Online service later this October.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Billy Mitchell’s Old Website Now Debunks His Controversial Pac-Man High Scores

If nothing else, you’ve gotta respect the bit. Billy Mitchell, the so-called “video game player of the century,” appears to have let ownership over his old website, perfectpacman.com, lapse some years ago. Now someone else has commandeered the domain, and is using it to publish a multipart investigation into the…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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RIP Clive Sinclair, Iconic British Computer Pioneer And Less Successful EV Pioneer

Clive Sinclair, one of the driving forces behind Britain’s computer industry and a major player in making computers cheap and available to everyone, died today, at the age of 81. Sinclair was best known in America for the astoundingly cheap Timex-Sinclair 1000 computer, which sold for $99 back in 1981. In the UK, he’s…Read more… […]

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RIP Clive Sinclair, Iconic British Computer Pioneer And Less Successful EV Pioneer

Clive Sinclair, one of the driving forces behind Britain’s computer industry and a major player in making computers cheap and available to everyone, died today, at the age of 81. Sinclair was best known in America for the astoundingly cheap Timex-Sinclair 1000 computer, which sold for $99 back in 1981. In the UK, he’s…Read more… […]

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