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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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Halo Infinite Briefly Names Juneteenth-Themed Cosmetic ‘Bonobo’

Halo Infinite Briefly Names Juneteenth-Themed Cosmetic ‘Bonobo’

Screenshot: 343 Industries / Kotaku Last night, developer 343 Industries rolled out a Juneteenth-themed cosmetic option for Halo Infinite, its multiplayer shooter. For a moment, the affiliated Pan-African-themed color palette was titled “Bonobo.” A bonobo, for those who don’t know, is an endangered species of great ape. I do not need to tell you how …

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Bethesda Plans To Follow Up Elder Scrolls 6 With Fallout 5

Bethesda Plans To Follow Up Elder Scrolls 6 With Fallout 5

Image: Bethesda In an interview published today, Bethesda’s creative director Todd Howard revealed the studio’s future plans, explaining that after the Elder Scrolls 6 comes out, the studio’s next game will be Fallout 5, the next main entry in the company’s post-apocalyptic open-world RPG franchise. However, considering how long it takes Bethesda to make these …

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