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The 2017 Speakys: Readers’ Choice Awards

Well, would you look at the time. The Kotaku and TAY readers’ choice awards have returned! 2017 may have been a bit rough in many regards, but it was a phenomenal year for gaming as a whole. Which were your favorites? For those who don’t know, The Speakys are reader-run awards I organize every year to poll the general reader […]

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Who’s Your Favorite Game Character Of 2017?

There were so many great games in 2017 with fantastic stories and equally great characters. Persona 5’s entire ensemble added something to the gripping narrative and I found myself sympathizing with all of their plights. Nier: Automata had an amazing cast of robots who were memorable and fascinating, even if most of them ended up suffering miserably. There were really […]

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What Are You Playing This Weekend?

The weekend is for having just installed a new graphics card and being pretty pumped to cancel all your plans and see how great all your video games look now. Yay! While looking back, I realized it’s been about a year since I was determined to finish The Witcher 3, and yet, readers, I have not. I am super close […]

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How to Use Firefox’s Killer New Screenshot Tool

Image credit: othree/Flickr If you’re not taking screenshots of your computer screen much, remembering which key combos to hit might be more confusing than convenient. If you hate keyboard shortcuts, Mozilla’s new Firefox Quantum browser makes it incredibly easy to capture what’s on your screen thanks to its built in Firefox Screenshots service. It syncs wherever you use the new […]

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Gaming PC Names Are Truly Embarrassing

PLAY HARD!!! Image via Cyberpowerpc.com I am in the market for a brand new gaming PC—thank you Kirk Hamilton—so today I decided to start browsing a bit. And I discovered the glory of video game PC branding. It’s sort of like Taco Bell crossed with Hot Topic. Here is a list of actual names of actual gaming PCs that you […]

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Hori’s PS4 Fighting Edge Controller Is A Beauty

Back in 2012 we reviewed Hori’s Fighting Edge for the PlayStation 3, a mighty beast of an arcade fighting controller with a fancy programmable touch panel. The PS4 version of the Fighting Edge is still a beast, but it trades the gimmicky touchscreen for brushed aluminum. It looks good. It feels even better. Being only a casually-competitive fighting game player, […]

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How To Fix Your Game’s Camera Without Really Trying 

Tokyo 42 came out earlier this year and while its cyberpunk ninja sprawl was both beautiful and exciting to navigate, the game’s camera didn’t always play nice. SMAC Games, the studio behind the game, recently published an update to address the issue and Paul Kilduff-Taylor, a developer on games like Frozen Synapse and Frozen Cortex, discussed the solution in a […]

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Splatoon 2’s Lobby Ain’t What It Used To Be

Splatoon 2’s hub world of Inkopolis is a place to relax, try out new gear, and share awesome art. When the game launched in July, it was a metropolis brimming with positive illustrations. Five months later, it looks like a shitpost disaster town. The quality of art in Splatoon 2 has long been dependent on the game’s players, because they’re […]

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The Switch’s Screen Is Great For Pinball

Zen Studios’ Pinball FX 3 might not look as good on the Switch as it does on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but neither of them play the long game like this. Zen’s community-driven video game pinball platform made its Switch debut this week. The latest iteration of Pinball FX allows players to earn levels and unlock upgrades on […]

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Crytek Sues Star Citizen Makers For Breaching Contract

Star Citizen German game publisher Crytek is suing Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games (CIG) for breaching contract and infringing its copyright, asking for a jury trial to determine the value of damages. The two companies had originally partnered on Star Citizen, which still has no release date but has raised nearly $200 million in crowdfunding since it first launched […]

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Prometheus Lens Is Dead, Long Live Prometheus Lens

All good things must come to an end. Especially in Destiny. Last Tuesday, Bungie accidentally put a hilariously powerful laser gun into Destiny 2. Called Prometheus Lens, it was capable of deleting other players in the competitive Crucible in around a second, comically faster than any other standard weapon in the game. Bungie quickly acknowledged the gun was bugged, but […]

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What Are You Playing This Weekend?

The weekend is for snow, one of the greatest things that exists. Also, video games. I am making all sorts of Witcher 3 progress again, delightfully. I’m also going to check out Floor Kids on my Switch, as well as the host of super-exciting changes in The Long Dark’s latest patch. So much to do! What about you? What are you […]

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Rainbow Six Siege’s New Update Makes Up For A Rough Year

The last year hasn’t been great for Rainbow Six Siege, a game that has recently become notorious for game-breaking bugs and exploits. The latest update, which came out this week, adds powerful new operators that shake up the game in novel ways. Through these additions, Ubisoft has put Siege back into an upswing. The  White Noise update, which landed earlier […]

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Video Game Characters Who Should Go On Mute

While playing through a recently-released role-playing game for the Nintendo Switch, I got to thinking. Wouldn’t it be great if, instead of simply turning voice-over on or off, we could selectively mute individual characters? Who would you silence? Aside from Tidus. Some characters are just too damn annoying to speak. Sometimes it’s about bad voice acting or direction. Other times […]

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What Are You Playing This Weekend?

The weekend is for regretting the fact that you made oatmeal raisin cookies the other night and instead making the superior cookie, chocolate chip. Also, video games. I am, at long last, back on my bullshit with The Witcher 3. I meant to power through the plot over the holiday, but one thing led to another and now I’m halfway […]

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Hi Super Nintendo Chalmers

A few years back, there was a funny Super Nintendo joke. In 2017 it has been brought back and perfected, thanks to a masterful console paintjob by zoki64. https://kinja.com/ajax/inset/iframe?id=youtube-video-1LW__eE7-BA&start=0 The Slovenian artist was commissioned by SpicySNES to create this custom console design, which isn’t just painted exquisitely, but also has fantastic detail, like the re-coluring work extending beneath the cartridge […]