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Speedrunner Finally Ties Perfect Dark World Record, Screams His Head Off

Yesterday Kevin “KevinDDR” Birrell managed to beat Perfect Dark’s Air Force One level in 52 seconds. This made him the second person in history to do so, tying speedrunner Karl “Sim Threat” Jobst’s record, set back in November 2017. From the decibels Birrell let loose upon completion during a livestream, the run was clearly more […]

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Bethesda Takes Hard Line On Cross-Play With Its Elder Scrolls Card Game

Bethesda’s VP of marketing said over the weekend that the developer intends for The Elder Scrolls: Legends, Bethesda’s card game, to be fully cross-play, with progress carrying over no matter what system people play it on when it eventually releases on consoles. While not mentioning Sony specifically, the message feels aimed at increasing pressure on […]

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Breath Of The Wild Gets Official Placement On The Zelda Timeline, But There Are Shenanigans

Since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild came out in March 2017, fans have been dying to know where it fits on the series’ official timeline. Now, Nintendo has provided an answer—sort of. Breath of the Wild is way at the end, but it’s not connected to the rest of the timeline. In […]

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Smash Pro Plans To Donate Some Of His Evo Winnings To Lesser-Paid Players

Photo: Robert Paul/Evo Yesterday, William “Leffen” Hjelte won Super Smash Bros Melee gold at Evo, fighting games’ biggest stage, but now he’s cementing himself as one of the greats. Leffen announced that he will donate a portion of his prize money to lower-placing players, who took home pennies by comparison. Leffen explained his rationale on […]

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World Of Warcraft Players Are Removing Pieces Of Armor To Protest Recent Plot Developments

Despite being the leader of World of Warcraft’s Horde, Sylvanas is currently on Horde players’ shit list. The reason? Earlier this week, she did too big of a murder. Now another major Horde character has turned against her, and players are demonstrating in-game to show solidarity. In a cinematic released yesterday, legendary Horde warrior Varok […]

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Valve Finally Confirms Dota 2’s Latest Loot Box Was Bugged

Image: Valve (Dota 2) After days of players complaining of a rare item not dropping in Dota 2’s latest loot box, Valve put out a statement overnight confirming that they were right: Theories that the loot box was bugged weren’t sour grapes, but actually true. On July 31, Valve released “Immortal Treasure III,” the newest […]

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Inspired By Her Game Dev Dad, 7-Year-Old Releases Her First Steam Game

Penny McDonald’s debut game, Answer The Question, released on Steam this week to unanimously positive reviews. Also, Penny is 7 years old. Penny’s illustrious game development career began last week, though she’s been playing games since she was a toddler. She was intrigued by the progress of a an ongoing project by independent game developer […]

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Four Years Later, Players Found A Metroid Hidden In Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze

Screenshot: Kotaku (Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze) There’s a metroid in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and someone finally found it. The search took four years, but it turns out it’s actually not that hard to find once you know where to look. Players have long suspected there might be more Metroid-themed easter eggs hiding out […]

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Actually, Hollow Knight’s Tough Platforming Is Fantastic

It’s not every day you get assigned to write an article about how your boss is completely wrong, but this morning during one of our many discussions about the fantastic game Hollow Knight, Kotaku editor-in-chief Stephen Totilo told me to write [Editor’s note: suggested you write] about how wrong he is about the nails-tough platforming […]

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June’s Best-Selling Video Game Console Was The NES Classic

The best-selling piece of video game hardware earlier this summer was not the surging Nintendo Switch nor the dominant PlayStation 4—it was a miniature version of the Nintendo Entertainment System. That’s the word from retail analyst NPD Group, which reports that “the NES Classic was June 2018’s highest unit-selling hardware platform, while the PlayStation 4 […]

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A Major World Of Warcraft Character Turned Evil, And Fans Are Freaking Out

There are heel turns, and then there’s what World of Warcraft’s Sylvanas Windrunner—current leader of the game’s Horde faction—did in a new short released by Blizzard yesterday. She torched the World Tree, a major Alliance landmark, and slaughtered countless innocent night elves in the process. Now Horde players are revolting. If you don’t really follow […]

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