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The Unsettling Power Of Dishonored's Dunwall

The Unsettling Power Of Dishonored’s Dunwall

This tyranny knows no bounds.Screenshots: Arkane Studios Out of the thousands of games I’ve played, a handful have worlds so vivid and memorable, I can immediately call them to mind. The bustling Holy Land of 2007’s Assassin’s Creedthe industrial Midgar of 1997’s Final Fantasy VII (and its solid 2020 remake), the vast Tamriel of 2011’s …

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A Rare Opportunity To See The Huge Money Spent To Keep Game Pass, PS Plus Bursting With Games

A Rare Opportunity To See The Huge Money Spent To Keep Game Pass, PS Plus Bursting With Games

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) Video games are a nearly $200 billion industry. That’s a lot of money sloshing around an increasingly small group of notoriously secretive companies. Where does it all go? At least some of it is poured back into competing storefronts and subscription services like PlayStation Plus and Game Pass. Thanks to …

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Ubisoft's Big 2022 Pirate Blockbuster Delayed Yet Again

Ubisoft’s Big 2022 Pirate Blockbuster Delayed Yet Again

Image: Ubisoft Ubisoft faces another massive delay. Earlier this year it was Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. Now it’s Skull and Bonesthe Assassin’s Creed publisher’s only major fall blockbuster. Previously set to come out in November, two sources familiar with the game’s development now tell Kotaku it’s been delayed again. Ubisoft confirmed as much shortly after …

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Ubisoft Boss Clarifies His Controversial Remarks About Toxicity

Ubisoft Boss Clarifies His Controversial Remarks About Toxicity

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) In a new interview with La Presse, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot appeared to say that toxicity in the games industry comes from necessary “friction” in the creative process. The implication was that it was almost inescapable. Two years into a workplace reckoning over sexual harassment, misconduct, and browbeating at the …

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Ubisoft Boss Clarifies His Controversial Remarks About Toxicity

Ubisoft Boss Still Doesn’t Get Why His Company Is So Toxic

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) In a new interview with La Presse, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot appeared to say that toxicity in the games industry comes from necessary “friction” in the creative process. The implication was that it was almost inescapable. Two years into a workplace reckoning over sexual harassment, misconduct, and browbeating at the …

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Sorry, Nintendo, Everyone's Having A Hard Time Remembering It's Tears Of The Kingdom, Not BOTW 2

Sorry, Nintendo, Everyone’s Having A Hard Time Remembering It’s Tears Of The Kingdom, Not BOTW 2

Image: Nintendo / Kotaku Nintendo, ever the iconoclasts, chose the most recent Nintendo Direct to announce not the GameCube Zelda remakes we’re certain they’ve already finished, nor any information about the upcoming Mario moviebut instead of surprise-reveal the official title of Breath of the Wild 2 . It was The Legend Of Zelda: Tears of …

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GTA VI's Vice City Is Already Being Mapped Using MS Paint, Google Earth, And Math

GTA VI’s Vice City Is Already Being Mapped Using MS Paint, Google Earth, And Math

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Definitive EditionImage: Rockstar Games / Kotaku / Peter Bardocz (Shutterstock) Earlier this week, early development footage of the next Grand Theft Auto game, assumed to be Grand Theft Auto VI, leaked all over the internet. You probably already know about all that. Since then, it’s become harder to find the …

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Bringing Yakuza's Kiryu Back In Like A Dragon 8 Is Silly

Bringing Yakuza’s Kiryu Back In Like A Dragon 8 Is Silly

How many times do you need to say goodbye, old man?Screenshots: Sega Last night, we finally got a look at the next mainline game in the Yakuza series, Like a Dragon 8and the announcement trailer immediately had folks online racing to assemble memes poking fun at the youthful new hairdo of the series’ longtime, stalwart …

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