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9 Things We Just Learned About Xbox, Game Pass And Microsoft's Gaming Future

9 Things We Just Learned About Xbox, Game Pass And Microsoft’s Gaming Future

Image: Microsoft / Kotaku Microsoft is making big moves and Game Pass is just one piece of the puzzle. The subscription service has kept Xbox Series X/S relevant despite the lack of recent conversation-stealing first-party exclusives, but the company seems to be setting its sights on the mobile space for its next big gaming push. …

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Witcher Fans Are Convinced They Know the Real Reason Henry Cavill Left The Netflix Series

Witcher Fans Are Convinced They Know the Real Reason Henry Cavill Left The Netflix Series

Photo: Gareth Cattermole (Getty Images) The first time the internet saw DCU Superman star Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s adaptation of The Witcherdog howled in collective laughter over the terrible wig. Four years later, fans are losing their minds that Hollywood’s leading himbo won’t be reprising the role after season three ends. …

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Myst Sequel Riven, GOAT Or Worst Puzzle Game Of All Time, Gets Remake

Myst Sequel Riven, GOAT Or Worst Puzzle Game Of All Time, Gets Remake

Screenshots: Cyan / Mobygames Due to an ancient witch’s curse, Myst, officially the worst game ever made, will never go away. Further proof of this affliction is that the original creator Cyan Worlds has just announced its remake Myst‘s almost-as-awful sequel, Riven. So if you love randomly flipping levers while sitting through the most dreadful …

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IKEA Asks Horror Game To Change So People Stop Comparing It To IKEA

IKEA Asks Horror Game To Change So People Stop Comparing It To IKEA

Screenshots: Ziggy In an unexpected move, furniture giant Ikea has sent a solo indie developer a cease and desist letter reviewed by Kotakudemanding he make changes to his unreleased survival horror game set in an Ikea-like furniture store. Lawyers representing Ikea are claiming that the game commits trademark infringement because some press outlets have drawn …

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Players Abhor The New Hulu-Like Menus

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Players Abhor The New Hulu-Like Menus

Image: Activision Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is ostensibly a game about shooting people in the face. But like lots of other modern games, it’s also about playing dress-up and navigating an endless sea of ​​unlocks and monetizable cosmetics. While the shooting is good, the stream of menus in-between has some players raging and …

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You're Going To Have To Pay To Use Some Fancy Colors In Photoshop Now

You’re Going To Have To Pay To Use Some Fancy Colors In Photoshop Now

Photo: Pantone It’s very likely you don’t give a great deal of thought to where the digital colors you use originally came from. Nor, probably, have you wondered who might “own” a particular color, when you picked it when creating something in Photoshop. But a lot of people are about to give this a huge …

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Yoko Taro Is Gonna Delete These Fans' Saves Forever And They're Gonna Like It

Yoko Taro Is Gonna Delete These Fans’ Saves Forever And They’re Gonna Like It

Can I go uhhhh… happy ending?Illustration: Square Enix Usually, when a game’s online servers are sunsetted, players don’t get the opportunity to go out in a self-aware blaze of glory before the final dawn arrives. But then again, most games don’t have the bizarre Nier creator, Yoko Taro, as their director. The game in question …

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Fans Can't Believe They Have To Play In Fair Matches

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Fans Can’t Believe They Have To Play In Fair Matches

Screenshots: Activision Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 drops on October 28, although if you preordered it, you’ve likely already gotten some through some of the campaign. But ahead of the game’s full release, which will give people full access to the multiplayer component, some are decrying the game’s skill-based matchmaking (SBMM). Modern Warfare 2 …

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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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