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The Art Of Hades

13 hours 51 minutes ago

Ah, this is exciting. Welcome to The Art of Hades, a look at the work that went into what’s easily one of the best-looking video games of 2020.

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Luke Plunkett

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Lupin III: The First's Director on Bringing an Anime Icon to 3D (and Having Him Fight Nazis)

15 hours 36 minutes ago

Lupin III: The First is finally coming to Western shores, giving fans outside of Japan the chance to officially see the beloved thief complete his greatest heist yet: stealing our hearts and minds as he takes the leap to sumptuous 3D animation. But it’s not the only major first that, well, The First has for Monkey…

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James Whitbrook on io9, shared by Riley MacLeod to Kotaku

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Smartphone Prices Are Out of Control. Here Are the Budget Phones That Don’t Suck, According to Gizmodo

17 hours 51 minutes ago

Today’s flagship phones are impressive, no doubt, and the iPhone 12 may end up being the new king. But have you seen what sub-$500 models can do lately? If you gawk at the grand-plus prices of today’s flagships, you might be surprised at how easy it is to get by with a lower-priced model.

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Whitson Gordon on Roundups, shared by Gabe Carey to Kotaku

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Thanks To My Childhood, I Can't Throw Out My Console Boxes

17 hours 51 minutes ago

My first console was a PlayStation, a gift from my mother’s boyfriend. I don’t remember asking for it; I think it was a gift to curry favor. My mother had an antipathy towards video games that bordered on hostility, so while she didn’t outright ban my sister and me from playing them, it was very clear that the console…

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Ash Parrish

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Cozy RPG Ikenfell Uses Cats As Save Points

18 hours 21 minutes ago

Ikenfell, released earlier this month on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC, is an excellent little RPG that puts a tactical spin on the reflex-based battle mechanics of the Mario franchise’s role-playing spin-offs. It also uses cats as save points which, come on, of course I’m going to write about.

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Ian Walker

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All The Big Games Coming Out In Fall 2020

19 hours 50 minutes ago

It’s fall and not just any fall. It’s election year fall. It’s two brand-new video game consoles fall. It’s tentatively stepping outside to see if everything is okay fall. We’d probably be better off staying inside baking pies and playing video games. Fortunately, there are plenty of games on the way.

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Mike Fahey

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Marvel's Avengers Is Fantastic Once You're Fully Powered Up

21 hours 51 minutes ago

When I first played Marvel’s Avengers, I thought it had a fun campaign and some great moments of escapism, but was hobbled by a repetitive, slow-paced endgame. Since then, I’ve put many additional hours into the game and changed my mind. Once your superhero is fully powered up—with the best Gear and all of his or her…

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Kevin Wong

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Fake MMO CrossCode Sounds Like A Real SNES RPG

23 hours 51 minutes ago

Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s daily hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make. Today we’re listening to the soundtrack from CrossCode, a 2018 game that sounds like an early ‘90s RPG classic.

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Mike Fahey

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Ancient Mummies Exhumed, Forced to Chaperone School Field Trip

1 day 19 hours ago

Mummies aren’t scary. In fact, they’re some of the least scary monsters around, thanks to becoming generic CG action flick villains in movies like The Mummy (1999) and The Mummy (2017). But the decline of the creatures in pop culture began earlier than that, thanks to a TV series titled Mummies Alive, one of the more…

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Rob Bricken on io9, shared by Riley MacLeod to Kotaku

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