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Hyper Light Drifter Keycap Set Shouldn’t Be Too Hard To Type On

Players who figured out the blocky glyph language of Hyper Light Drifter should have no problem typing on this officially-licensed set of keycaps. Don’t worry, they come with actual letters as well. Designed by Redditor Atakoshi and licensed by developer Heart Machine, DSA Drifter is a special set of low-profile keyboard keycaps based around the pixelated language found in the […]

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How to Ditch Apple Completely

Illustration by Sam Woolley / GMG Apple keeps giving us reasons to say goodbye. iOS 11 is buggy as hell, with the most recent error making iPhones almost unusable, and the latest version of macOS briefly exposed Mac owners to a major vulnerability. As for the iPhone X, it may be pretty sleek for an iPhone, but Apple’s still playing […]

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Dreams For PS4 Is Hard To Explain, But It Looks Brilliant

Dreams is one of the most exciting upcoming releases for the PlayStation 4 next year. It’s also very difficult to explain what it is. It builds on developer Media Molecule’s “play, create, share” ethos, but unlike the studio’s previous work in the LittleBigPlanet series, it is not a cute co-op platformer that lets you create your own levels. Its ambition […]

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Nine Parchments: The Kotaku Review

When an explosion at the Astral Academy scatters nine magical parchments to the four winds, a group of irresponsible students sets off on an adventure to retrieve the lost magic for their own mischievous use. At least it should be a group. Action RPG Nine Parchments can be played alone, but where’s the fun in that? It was nice of […]

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Portal Gets Its Own Bridge Building Game

Portal has gone all over the place, from the darkest depths of Aperture Science to outer space, briefly. Next stop: the open road. Or some bridges, anyway. Because why not? I guess? Bridge Constructor: Portal is a collaboration between Bridge Constructor developer ClockStone Software and Valve. In it, you’ll solve puzzles that involve trucks crossing abyssal chasms, but unlike in other […]

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We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Keyboard

A standard mechanical keyboard switch is about .75 inches tall and .6 inches wide and deep. NovelKeys’ “Big Series” switches are four times that size. Why? If I had to guess, I’d say it was for the clicks. Currently available for preorder at $25 apiece and expected to ship out in time for Christmas, the Big Keys series takes three […]

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Super Mario Odyssey: The Kotaku Review

For Mario, 3D used to mean freedom. In 1996, Super Mario 64 broke Nintendo’s mascot from the shackles of having to run in a straight line, letting the player choose their own path. But for quite some time now—no matter how 3D the graphics may have been—Mario’s adventures have reverted back to running on a straight line. With Super Mario […]

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Universal Paperclips Guide: 3 Tips for Beating the Addictive New Clicker Game

Purple Sherbert Photography/Flickr The best video game of the year might just be Universal Paperclips, a browser-based clicker that explores the dangers of unchecked artificial intelligence. It’s kind of like FarmVille, but instead of growing vegetables you’re making paperclips—and (spoiler alert) you might just end up destroying the world in the process. The best way to enjoy Universal Paperclips is […]

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Dick Moves for Winning Board Games

Photo by Wokandapix Board games are a safe place to play out conflicts with your family and friends, with the understanding that once the game is over, everyone is on good terms again. That also makes them the perfect place to take out all your petty frustrations and revenge fantasies, under the guise of good fun. Here’s how to destroy […]

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How to Play YouTube in the Background on Your Phone

Photo: garryknight via Visualhunt.com I rely on one song to be my psych-up music before job interviews: the theme from the 2011 video game Skyrim. The only place I’ve found the right version of this song is on YouTube—the midi and orchestral arrangements just don’t cut it. But every time I’m in one of these high-stakes moments, I inevitably navigate […]

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Microsoft Made Pricey New Surface Books, Including a Giant One—They Seem Nice!

All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo Microsoft is finally dragging its ambitious Surface Book line into the present day, refining the striking design and making this a laptop you can covet for reasons besides that funky hinge. The surprise launch of the original Surface Book back in 2015 might have left critics thunderstruck, but it hasn’t transformed the computer market like its […]

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Razer Wolverine Ultimate Controller Review: Elite-ish

In 2016, Razer attempted to take on Microsoft’s luxurious Xbox One Elite controller with the $150 Wildcat, an ambitious premium gamepad that fell short of greatness. Now Razer is back with the $160 Wolverine Ultimate, a modular, remappable beast that’s one of the best wired Xbox controllers going. After several years of wired Xbox and PC controllers named after cats, […]

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Blade Runner Inspired Two Very Different Video Games

Blade Runner fuses together a morally ambivalent story about godhood with a visual panache that has shaped cinematic science fiction since its 1982 release. While it has inspired many games like Snatcher, Mean Streets, and the forthcoming Cyberpunk 2077, there have actually been only two Blade Runner video games, each of which approaches its source material in unique ways. This […]