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Resident Evil 7’s New DLC Drops The Horror For Action

Resident Evil 7 embraced an unsettling horror presentation built around claustrophobia and dread. Players were fragile and death lurked around every corner. The game’s latest downloadable content switches things up. It’s all about making the monsters fear you. Spoilers Ahead At the end of Resident Evil 7, players were shocked to encounter series regular Chris Redfield working alongside a revamped […]

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Never Stop Sneakin’ Is A Stealth Game For People Who Hate Stealth

https://kinja.com/ajax/inset/iframe?id=mcp-3450043&sponsored=false&post_id=1821123901 Never Stop Sneakin’, the new game from the creator of Dust: An Elysian Tail, open with a time-travelling madman kidnapping every president of the United States throughout history. It’s ridiculous. It’s also an excellent little top-down stealth game, and I don’t even like stealth games. Normally I’m far too impatient for stealth. Waiting for guards to pass, sneaking past […]

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EA Leak Gives Us A Glimpse At How Publishers Plan Marketing Campaigns 

A new leak from the mega-publisher Electronic Arts reveals a marketing plan for two of the company’s smaller games, and while there’s nothing particularly extraordinary in here, it makes for an interesting peak inside the sausage factory. The marketing plan was first posted last week by Reddit user OldSoul2, who said he had been accidentally getting e-mails from EA and […]

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Overpowered New Gun Dominates Destiny 2 PvP

Image via Mesa Sean With the launch of Curse of Osiris, there’s plenty of new stuff in Destiny 2, a video game in which players travel through space resisting the urge to spend money to change the colors of their helmets. There’s also a gun that’s just about wrecking everyone. Meet Prometheus Lens, a brand new exotic that has taken […]

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The Traditional Games Nintendo Continues To Sell

[Image: Nintendo] On Nintendo’s Japanese website, there is a page called “Other Products” (その他の商品). It’s fascinating. This piece originally appeared 8/10/17. At the top of the page, there is an entry for Western-style playing cards: [Image: Nintendo] Below that, there is a mahjong set. [Image: Nintendo] Look at these pieces. The chips have “Nintendo” emblazoned on them. How cool is […]

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Dumb Rumor Spreads About The Game Awards

This morning, I woke up to a string of headlines declaring that journalist Geoff Keighley had teased a major announcement at this week’s Game Awards. OK, I thought, clicking one of the articles, only to find out that he had done it during an interview with… me. Wait, what? Maybe it started on Twitter, or Reddit, or on the front […]

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Final Fantasy XV Gets Character Swapping

It’s the one-year anniversary of Final Fantasy XV’s launch, which means it’s nearly time for Square Enix to finish the game. Today, the studio announced plans to let you play it all as one of Noctis’s pals. The feature, which will be implemented at some point before the new downloadable content Episode Ignis drops on December 13, will allow you to […]

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Gifts For The Overly Competitive Player

Image via Shutterstock We all love to compete, but as the generation that grew up on Quake and Brood War gets older, we’re not as keen on energy drinks and pop rocks anymore. Joints can ache after an hour’s worth of play, and quality-of-life improvements are a bigger deal than a mild video card increase or another headset. This guide […]

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Street Fighter Transformers? Why The Hell Not 

Shoryuken! Hadouken! Spinning Bird Kick! Psycho Crusher! Now transform into a car! Due out in Japan in May, Transformers X Street Fighter II figures turn four existing transforming robots into mechanical world warriors. Titan Returns Hot Rod becomes Ken, complete with a tiny version of himself to serve as his robot head, which seems like a very Ken sort of […]

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Someone’s Making A Spiritual Successor To Theme Hospital

On the back of the recent revival of management sim games, a new studio out of Prague has decided to tackle healthcare with an upcoming game called Project Hospital. As the name suggests, the game revolves around building and maintaining a hospital. Players will focus on identifying diseases, researching cures, and treating as many patients as possible. They can also […]

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Black Adam Player Proves Unbreakable At Injustice 2 World Championships

https://clips.twitch.tv/embed?clip=TriangularCovertAirGuitarPeanutButterJellyTime&autoplay=false&tt_medium=clips_embed Ryan “Dragon” Walker was crowned the first Injustice 2 world champion during a special Eleague broadcast last night, in a 3-1 victory over FoxyGrampa in the grand finals. Walker had already taken the Evo title, and now boasting two major championships, it’s fair to say he’s the top player in Injustice 2 for the time being, as former king […]

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The Xbox One X Is A Tough Sell

The Xbox One X does exactly what it’s meant to do, but who is it for? Is it worth buying the most powerful game console ever? Let’s discuss on today’s Kotaku Splitscreen. First Kirk and I talk about World of Warcraft Classic, the end of Miiverse, and whether the video game industry is really unsustainable. Then we’re joined by indie […]

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Ingress Players Use Unofficial Tools To Stalk One Another

Ingress In May, Nicci Kay and her wife moved 25 miles south to the port city of Tacoma, Washington where, in time, they planned to overtake the Resistance’s hold on the area. Kay is an Ingress player, an agent in a great and invisible cyberwar over territory that spans the globe, involving two factions: the Resistance and the Enlightened, of […]

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Sunday’s Best Deals: SSDs, SodaStream, Philips Hue, and More

Samsung SSDs, Philips Hue lights, and Super Mario Odyssey game guides lead off Sunday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. https://kinja.com/ajax/inset/iframe?id=twitter-630717684355694593&autosize=1 Top Tech Deals Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD, $300 An SSD is the best upgrade you can give your older computer, and Samsung’s 850 EVO line […]