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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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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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The Xbox Game Pass Library Has Gotten Much Better

Rocket League and Warhammer: Vermintide 2 came to Xbox Game Pass this week. Game Pass lets you pay $10 a month for access to a library of over 100 Xbox games. As long as you keep your subscription active, you can download and play any of them. Game Pass was an interesting idea when Microsoft […]

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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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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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Here Is Pixar’s Dory Fighting Crime

I had many possible topics in mind for today’s Kotaku Game Diary: The slew of wonderful Metroid-like games I’ve been playing on the Switch. An analysis of a vexing Nioh boss. A meditation on the lack of playable denouements in video games. All will be covered in due time.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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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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PUBG Is Struggling To Find Its Place In A Battle Royale World

A declining player base. Multiple public-relations gaffes. And gameplay that still feels unfinished. Can PUBG turn its fortunes around, or will the game that launched a whole genre be remembered as just a flash in the frying pan?Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The rumored, leaked and teased nightclub management expansion to Grand Theft Auto Online is coming o

The rumored, leaked and teased nightclub management expansion to Grand Theft Auto Online is coming out some time in July. In a post today, development studio Rockstar noted players can “[r]un your nightclub business from setup, design, staffing and promotion.” More details to come.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Sea of Thieves’ New Event Is All About Exploration

Sea of Thieves is slowly expanding with new monsters and new events aiming to bring excitement and color to a game derided for repetitive content. A new event involving exploring and hunting down hidden thrones throughout the world shows one way the controversial pirate game could build a community.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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