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Mario Is Dressing Up As Luigi For Halloween Mario Is Dressing Up As Luigi For Halloween

In a loving tribute to his brother Green Mario, who was tragically murdered earlier this year, Mario has decided to spend Halloween dressed as a rotting corpse.

The Hex Mashes Up Game Genres, Then Gets Really Weird The Hex Mashes Up Game Genres, Then Gets Really Weird

I’m just gonna cut to the chase: The Hex is this year’s Frog Fractions, Undertale, or—perhaps most aptly, given that it’s from the same creator—Pony Island. It’s a game that makes confetti of genre conventions and reassembles the scraps into a surprising story about how we interact with games.

Not Here To Win Hearts Or Minds Not Here To Win Hearts Or Minds

Rafael Amarante is a freelance concept artist and designer from Brazil who has worked on games like Halo 2: Anniversary.

We Were All Wrong About Mario's Nipples We Were All Wrong About Mario's Nipples

The world lost its shit last year when Mario emerged from the seas topless, his nipples bare and out there. They were thrilling and new to behold, but it turns out they weren’t as new as everyone thought.

Rocket League’s New Cross-Play Feature Won’t Arrive Until 2019, Developers Say Rocket League’s New Cross-Play Feature Won’t Arrive Until 2019, Developers Say

Rocket League, everyone’s favorite car soccer game, has been at the forefront of discussions around online cross-play for several years now. Long before Sony agreed to play nice with the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One when it came to Fortnite, Rocket League studio Psyonix has been working to create unified player…

Twitch's Casino Section Is Full Of Suspicious Channels Twitch's Casino Section Is Full Of Suspicious Channels

On Twitch, if a streamer’s concurrent view count consistently stays above 20,000, it means they’ve probably hit the big time. It’s the culmination of years of hard work, of amassing followers and community building. Even big names like Myth and Summit1g average below 20,000 some months. Yesterday, I watched a casino…

For Honor's New Update Is Full Of Surprisingly Cool Ideas For Honor's New Update Is Full Of Surprisingly Cool Ideas

For Honor’s Marching Fire update went live this week. While some of the changes it brings can be quite granular, when taken as whole it offers a substantial refresh of Ubisoft’s 20-month-old medieval brawler. For those willing to pay, there are four new fighters. For everyone else, there’s an overhaul of the game’s…

New Breath Of The Wild Glitch Turns Head Stomp Into High Speed Takeoff

Breath of the Wild players have always taken advantage of the game’s wonky physics, either in speedruns or for fun. It’s one thing to ride on stasis-launched trees, but it’s way more fun to shoot across Hyrule Field with a good head stomp. A new glitch allows just that, letting players gain tremendous speeds and blast…

Obama Does Not Care About Pokémon

Barack Obama, the 44th President of The United States Of America, a 57 year-old man and father of two, does not care one bit for your pocket monsters.

MapleStory 2 Players Keep Submitting And Selling Bigoted Items To The Shop MapleStory 2 Players Keep Submitting And Selling Bigoted Items To The Shop

Players of the kid-friendly MMO MapleStory 2 say that the player-created item shop is rife with racism and anime porn. The Maple Story 2 team told Kotaku that they “actively monitor the Design Shop for offensive material as well as have a reporting system,” but also: “Given the volume of the reports, there has been a…

A Bullet-Hell Shooter About Loving Your Enemy A Bullet-Hell Shooter About Loving Your Enemy

The Void Rains Upon Her Heart is an early access bullet-hell game available on PC. It’s all about earning randomized loot and learning to love the monsters you face. Random sequences of difficult bosses challenge the player to adjust their strategies, while special rewards augment your abilities and encourage…

Red Dead Redemption Recapped, For Those Requiring A Refresher

Red Dead Redemption is one of my favorite video games of this decade. As its sequel looms on the horizon, I replayed Red Dead Redemption. I wrote, narrated, and edited this 32-minute short film which summarizes the game’s story with period-appropriate narration.

A Stealth Game With A Sneeze-Prone Hero A Stealth Game With A Sneeze-Prone Hero

The next game from Blendo Games, who made Quadrilateral Cowboy and Thirty Flights of Loving, is a first person shooter called Skin Deep. It has a sneeze meter.

You Can Now Officially Get The Steam Achievement For Not Playing A Game For Five Years You Can Now Officially Get The Steam Achievement For Not Playing A Game For Five Years

On October 17, 2013, farcical indie adventure The Stanley Parable was released on Steam. It features an achievement called “Go Outside,” which requires not playing the game for five years. Today is October 17, 2018. Achievement unlocked?

Chinese Phone Company Boasts Their New Phone Is Better Than The Switch Chinese Phone Company Boasts Their New Phone Is Better Than The Switch

The Chinese phone manufacturer Huawei debuted three new products at a launch event yesterday. The Mate 20 is a slick flagship phone that checks all the existing boxes and then some. Then there’s the Mate 20 Pro, a slightly bigger and even more powerful version of the base phone. And finally, the Mate 20 X, gaming…

Call of Duty Blackout Players Are Now Thanking The Bus Driver, Too Call of Duty Blackout Players Are Now Thanking The Bus Driver, Too

Call of Duty’s hardboiled new battle royale mode isn’t a lot like its candy-colored cousin Fortnite except for one thing: players’ gratitude for public transportation. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 players have taken to “thanking the bus driver,” a custom in Fortnite, for transporting them to an island of near-inevitable…

GTA Online Players Are Using Drones To Stop Trolls GTA Online Players Are Using Drones To Stop Trolls

Every few months or so new vehicles and weapons are added to GTA Online via free updates. These new toys, like the deadly orbital cannon or the powerful flying jet bike, are often used to troll other players or to cause general chaos and destruction. But a recently added gadget is being used by some players to try to…

Katamari Damacy's Creator Had To Move Mountains To Get His Game Made Katamari Damacy's Creator Had To Move Mountains To Get His Game Made

Today, Katamari Damacy is one of Bandai Namco’s most beloved series, but when its creator Keita Takahashi was trying to bring his quirky idea to life in the early 2000s, he encountered numerous pitfalls along the way, mostly in the form of bureaucratic red tape. But he persevered and won, as author L. E. Hall…

Nike's Got More PlayStation Sneakers Coming Nike's Got More PlayStation Sneakers Coming

Following on from the Nike x PlayStation PG2's that dropped earlier this year—and are now not cheap—there are two more pairs of Paul George’s signature shoe coming, this time in grey and white.

A Look Back At The Odyssey Series, From Mario To Etrian To Assassin's Creed A Look Back At The Odyssey Series, From Mario To Etrian To Assassin's Creed

Triple-A blockbuster season is heating up, which means everybody is now knee-deep in gargantuan games like Black Ops 4, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. These franchises have long, complicated histories—one more so than all the rest. I speak, of course, of the Odyssey series.

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