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The Most Powerful Hit In Smash Bros. Requires Four People

Kotaku - 4 hours ago. Have you ever wondered how hard you can hit a character in Smash Bros. in a single go, without actually using an item? Science can answer that question.Read more…...

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The Best Smash Bros. Player In The World Is Feeling Burnt Out

Kotaku - 5 hours ago. Playing video games professionally is such a strenuous and time-consuming job that pro gamers regularly run into the problem of burnout. The latest person to succumb to this unfortunate trend is Gonzalez “Zero” Barrios, the reigning champion of the Smash Bros.’ eSports scene.Read more…...

Counter-Strike Champ Makes Cheating Teammate’s Life A Living Hell

Kotaku - 7 hours ago. Lets say you’re playing a video game and you encounter a teammate who is very obviously cheating—we’re talking, impossible headshots, the ability to see through walls, the works. What do you do?Read more…...

Heroes of the Storm just put out a spotlight for the upcoming Warcraft character Manbearpig Rexxar.

Kotaku - 7 hours ago. Heroes of the Storm just put out a spotlight for the upcoming Warcraft character Manbearpig Rexxar. I love the idea of adding a beastmaster—I mean, there’s already one in Dota 2. Allowing you to manage a bunch of different animals seems like a logical next step from all the summoning-heavy specialists already in HOTS. Read […]...

Track: Blank Space | Artist: Taylor Swift | Album: 1989

Kotaku - 7 hours ago. Track: Blank Space | Artist: Taylor Swift | Album: 1989Read more…...

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Take A Break From Metal Gear And Play Nova-111

Kotaku - 7 hours ago. Have you head of Nova-111? I barely had, but now I must show it to you. It’s a wonderful surprise of a video game. It’s partially turn-based, partially real-time. It’s action mixed with puzzles. Its on Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Vita, PC and Mac and is coming to Wii U. It just came out. It’s […]...

Take A Break From Metal Gear And Play Nova-111

Kotaku - 7 hours ago. Have you head of Nova-111? I barely had, but now I must show it to you. It’s a wonderful surprise of a video game. It’s partially turn-based, partially real-time. It’s action mixed with puzzles. Its on Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Vita, PC and Mac and is coming to Wii U. It just came out. It’s […]...

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio recently praised Minecraft.

Kotaku - 7 hours ago. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio recently praised Minecraft. “If you play Minecraft, you’re basically writing code when you’re converting a hammer into a pickax,” said Rubio, according to the AP. “Kids might not realize they’re coding, but that’s going to be almost a basic proficiency just because of the way they grew up.”Read more…...

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio recently praised Minecraft.

Kotaku - 7 hours ago. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio recently praised Minecraft. “If you play Minecraft, you’re basically writing code when you’re converting a hammer into a pickax,” said Rubio, according to the AP. “Kids might not realize they’re coding, but that’s going to be almost a basic proficiency just because of the way they grew up.”Read more…...

I Can’t Stop Collecting Stuff in Video Games

Kotaku - 9 hours ago. Here’s something I wish more game designers understood: If you put an interaction in your game, I am going to interact with it. Anytime a game responds to its players, the rats—or at least this rat—are going to press the lever for more cocaine pellets. Jenova Chen, during a talk about the design of Journey […]...

I Can’t Stop Collecting Stuff in Video Games

Kotaku - 9 hours ago. Here’s something I wish more game designers understood: If you put an interaction in your game, I am going to interact with it. Anytime a game responds to its players, the rats—or at least this rat—are going to press the lever for more cocaine pellets. Jenova Chen, during a talk about the design of Journey […]...

I Can’t Stop Collecting Stuff in Video Games

Kotaku - 9 hours ago. Here’s something I wish more game designers understood: If you put an interaction in your game, I am going to interact with it. Anytime a game responds to its players, the rats—or at least this rat—are going to press the lever for more cocaine pellets. Jenova Chen, during a talk about the design of Journey […]...

‘Only Lesbians Play Pokémon,’ And Other Video Game Store Horror Stories

Kotaku - 9 hours ago. After roughly 1200 comments and dozens of emails, I have the first round of your horrible video game store experiences. It’s disconcerting how many of you seemed to have been conned out of your money due to bullshit policies on returns and generally grouchy employees. Fortunately, sharing the misery helps lighten the load (I think). […]...

Today’s Best Gaming Deals: Xbox Bundles, Star Wars Toys, and More

Kotaku - 9 hours ago. In celebration of Labor Day, Microsoft is offering up your choice of Xbox One bundle, plus a copy of Assassin’s Creed Unity, and an extra game of your choice. It’s not uncommon to see Xbox One bundles being sold with two extra games, but this is the first time we’ve seensuch a large selection of […]...