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Bobby Kotick Will Stay On Activision Board For Another Year

Bobby Kotick Will Stay On Activision Board For Another Year

Look at this man. How does he keep getting away with it?Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Just yesterday, Activision Blizzard shareholders voted to approve a report looking into the company’s anti-harassment efforts. While the company itself is “carefully considering” that, stockholders also gave the green light to the Board of Directors nominees, which included shitty …

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Diablo Immortal's China Release Delayed Following Weibo Ban

Diablo Immortal’s China Release Delayed Following Weibo Ban

Screenshot: Blizzard / Kotaku Diablo Immortal has been one of the more hotly contested releases of 2022, receiving the lowest ever user score on Metacritic, while simultaneously receiving eight million downloads and making over $24,000,000 in its first two weeks. However, according to a report by Reuters, the announcement of an eleventh-hour delayed launch in …

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Shredder's Revenge Review–2022's Raddest Beat 'Em Up

Shredder’s Revenge Review–2022’s Raddest Beat ‘Em Up

By now, you’ve probably seen the reviews for Tribute Games’ TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge. It’s got an 85 on Metacritic and an 87 on OpenCritic, scores that solidify the general consensus among critics: Shredder’s Revenge is 2022’s raddest beat ’em up so far. I want to take that a step further and say this lovingly crafted …

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Krafton's Latest ‘AI’ Woman Recycles The Usual Sexist Tropes

Krafton’s Latest ‘AI’ Woman Recycles The Usual Sexist Tropes

Image: Krafton When I first saw Ana, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds publisher Krafton’s attempt to put a face on its artificial “virtual human” technology, I was disappointed to see that this supposed Web 3.0 innovation was really just another pretty, pale girl. She’s airbrushed, but still tangible. She’s biting her tongue, looking at you. And I fear …

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Sonic Frontiers ‘Open Zone’ Sounds Like Every Open World Game

Sonic Frontiers ‘Open Zone’ Sounds Like Every Open World Game

Screenshot: Sega Morio Kishimoto, longtime Sonic Team dev and director of Sonic Frontiers, recently did his best to clarify what Sega means when it hypes up the game’s “open zone” mechanics. But his explanation seems to confirm the phrase is just a trumped-up marketing term rather than some sort of indication that Frontiers is substantially …

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Nintendo Lawyers Force YouTuber To Remove Metroid Covers

Nintendo Lawyers Force YouTuber To Remove Metroid Covers

Image: Nintendo / Kotaku / Tsvet04ek (Shutterstock) Stop me if you’ve heard this story before…A YouTube channel that featured music, covers, or remixes of classic songs from popular Nintendo games has been forced to remove content after being contacted by Nintendo’s army of lawyers. Well, it’s happening again. A new channel now claims to be …

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