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Some Of 2017’s Best Video Game Screenshots

GIF Screenshot artist Andy Cull, a man whose work we’ve featured on Kotaku before, has created a gallery with some of his favourite images taken from games he played in 2017. If nothing else, they make for excellent wallpaper. Obviously, as you’re probably noticing some of these shots look a lot better than anything you’d normally get just hitting F12. […]

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Battlefield 1’s New DLC Blends Conquest and Assault, And It’s Great

https://kinja.com/ajax/inset/iframe?id=mcp-3454103&sponsored=false&post_id=1821272056 With all of the games that 2017 has offered up so far, 2016’s Battlefield 1 continues to give me new stuff to play. The third DLC pack, titled “Turning Tides,” is being split into two releases. The second half is slated for a January 2018 release window, but the first half came out this week and features two new […]

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The Dutch Are Coming To Civilization VI

Image: MineTimelapser Another of my favourite Civ V factions will be returning to Civ VI next year, with the Dutch accidentally revealed a little early on local TV. The Dutch program RTL Boulevard had footage of the new Civ over the weekend (ahead of 2K’s usual announcement channels), showing that they’ll be led by Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, the […]

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Batman PS4 Controller Knows Where The Trigger Is

Kotaku regular Devin Smith, aka End of Line Designs, is back with another custom video game controller redesign, this time turning a DualShock 4 into something Batman would throw at a bad guy’s face. This pad has a retractable “cowl” for the touchpad, a busted-up finish to match Batman’s battle damage and some trademark spiky armguards (though those are just […]

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Batman PS4 Controller Knows Where The Trigger Is

Kotaku regular Devin Smith, aka End of Line Designs, is back with another custom video game controller redesign, this time turning a DualShock 4 into something Batman would throw at a bad guy’s face. This pad has a retractable “cowl” for the touchpad, a busted-up finish to match Batman’s battle damage and some trademark spiky armguards (though those are just […]

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It’s Wild Out There

Geoffrey Bire is an artist at Ubisoft, where he’s worked on games like Ghost Recon: Wildlands and The Division. You can see more of Geoffrey’s work at his ArtStation page. To see the images in their native resolution, click on the “expand” button in the top-left corner. Advertisement Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, […]

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DayZ’s developers say that the massively influential survival game is finally leaving early access “

DayZ’s developers say that the massively influential survival game is finally leaving early access “next year.” That’ll also mean a console version sometime next year, if all goes according to plan. Personally, I’m expecting it to add a battle royale mode shortly after, which, in DayZ time, means the year 2020. Vía https://kotaku.com/dayz-s-developers-say-that-the-massively-influential-su-1820933240 ʕ ᴖᴥᴖʔ Subscribe to me here on […]

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AI Is Learning How To Build Its Own Video Game Worlds

GIF A team of researchers from the University of Lyon, Purdue and Ubisoft have published a paper showing what may well be the future of creating video game worlds: an AI that is able to construct most of its own 3D landscapes. Similar to Nvidia’s work that is able to conjure its own celebrity mugshots, the tech would require only […]

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Some Of The Best Scrabble Moves You’ll Ever See

GIF There are professional Scrabble players. Here are some of the best of them, recounting to The New Yorker some of their favourite moves. I expected to watch this and be floored by the words. Which I was, but my main takeaway is that professional Scrabble players seem like the nicest people on Earth. https://kinja.com/ajax/inset/iframe?id=youtube-video-O3eO646jjzQ&start=0 Vía https://kotaku.com/some-of-the-best-scrabble-moves-youll-ever-see-1820527565 ʕ ᴖᴥᴖʔ Subscribe […]

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The Challenge Of Designing Two Of Persona 5’s Best Characters

Persona 5's art book, now available in English, has some…interesting things to say about the design of a couple of the game’s best characters, Takemi and Kawakami. The book—which is incredible, by the way—is full of developer commentary, explaining the design process behind everything from the Phantom Thieves to the game’s boss battles. Advertisement A lot of this is good […]

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There’s A Hot Ryu Action Figure

Image: ToyArk Shirtless, bearded Ryu, one of the best Street Fighter skins of all time, is now also one of the best Street Fighter figures of all time. Made by Storm Collectibles, he features…no shirt and a beard. And some fireball effects for his hands, if you want to clip them on to detract in some small way from his […]

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World Of Warcraft LEGO Castle Used Over 55,000 Pieces

Image: Mark Erickson Here’s World of Warcraft’s Theramore, built in LEGO by Mark Erickson. As The Brothers Brick report, it’s an immense structure, with around 55,600 pieces used to stick it atop 80 x 80 inches worth of mats. Image: Mark Erickson And as you can see below, he’s done a real good job getting it to scale with the […]

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First-Person Castlevania Game Looks Amazing

GIF Remember how moving to first-person was the best thing that happened to Metroid in years? Maybe Castlevania should try something similar, if this fan-made game (built atop Doom) is any indication. A proper, modern first-person game with decent visuals wouldn’t be very Castlevania at all, but this pixellated acid trip through vampire hell looks like a blast. https://kinja.com/ajax/inset/iframe?id=youtube-video-ZzBLZ5o18VA&start=0 It’s […]

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Third-Party Nintendo Switch Games Are So Damn Big

Just before the Nintendo Switch launched, we wrote about a game that required more space than the system’s 24GB of usable onboard memory . In March it was an exception, but by the end of the year it’s already becoming the norm for third-party releases on the platform. Nintendo’s own releases on the Switch keep things slim, with downloads for […]