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Everything Shown At Today's Nintendo Direct Mini

Everything Shown At Today’s Nintendo Direct Mini

Image, Atlus Switch-owning JRPG fans are feasting today. The biggest standouts from today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase include Persona 5 Royal and Nearer: Automata ports for the Nintendo Switch, but there were also neat-looking indie titles like the beautifully handcrafted RPG Time: The Legend of Wright and visually striking co-op adventure Blanc, Here’s our …

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Miyamoto Couldn't Stand Wind Waker's Art Style At First

Miyamoto Couldn’t Stand Wind Waker’s Art Style At First

Image, Nintendo If there’s one thing that’s helped The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker stand the test of time, it’s the game’s distinctive art style. But it turns out this now-defining aspect stoked some controversy in development. According to a slew of old interviews, resurfaced and translated by the folks at DidYouKnowGaming?Nintendo bigwig Shigeru …

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Electronic Arts is still the odd one out in gaming |  CNN Business

Electronic Arts is still the odd one out in gaming | CNN Business

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here, New York CNN Business , All things considered, video game leader Electronic Arts is having a pretty decent year despite inflation concerns, recession fears and other macroeconomic headwinds. Shares of EA (EA) …

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Destiny 2 YouTube Takedown Revenge Plot Leads To $7.6 Million Bungie Lawsuit

Destiny 2 YouTube Takedown Revenge Plot Leads To $7.6 Million Bungie Lawsuit

Image, Bungie A spree of rogue DMCA takedown notices for Destiny 2 content on YouTube earlier this year has now ballooned into a $7.6 million lawsuit, as Bungie goes after the alleged perpetrator in court. In addition, some Destiny 2 content creators now say they feel “betrayed” after the person who was seemingly responsible denied …

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Fall Guys Goes Free-To-Play, Servers Immediately Crash

Fall Guys Goes Free-To-Play, Servers Immediately Crash

Image, Mediatonic Oops, they did it again. Fall GuysMediatonic’s bubbly platformer royale, released on Xbox and Switch yesterday as part of a big free-to-play overhaul, The game’s servers immediately combusted, with reports of connectivity woes continuing more than 24 hours later. First released for PlayStation and PC in August 2020, Fall Guys was one of …

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Gaming's Latest 'AI' Woman Recycles The Usual Sexist Tropes

Gaming’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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Nintendo Unleashes Lawyers On YouTube Musician's Metroid Covers

Nintendo Unleashes Lawyers On YouTube Musician’s 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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Sonic Frontiers Director Tries To Explain Its 'Open Zone' Gameplay, Just Describes An Open-World Game

Sonic Frontiers Director Tries To Explain Its ‘Open Zone’ Gameplay, Just Describes An Open-World Game

Screenshot, Sega Morio Kishimoto, longtime Sonic Team dev and director of Sonic Frontiersrecently 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 different …

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Halo Infinite's Juneteenth Cosmetic Briefly Named After Ape, Sparks Outcry

Halo Infinite’s Juneteenth Cosmetic Briefly Named After Ape, Sparks Outcry

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 bonobofor those who don’t know, is an endangered species of great ape. I do not need to tell you how abhorrent …

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