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The Hottest Game Of The Summer Has A Cheating Problem

The Hottest Game Of The Summer Has A Cheating Problem

Screenshot, Annapurna / Kotaku It’s like clockwork: A game comes out with a robust competitive component…and is instantly inundated by players who rocket to the top via nefarious, unsanctioned means—cheaters, in other words. The latest victim is Neon Whitea multi-genre speedrunning game developed by Angel Matrix and published by Annapurna Interactive. What’s most curious about …

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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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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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Kojima Studio Confirms 'Good Relationship' With Sony After Xbox News, Angry Fanboy Reactions

Kojima Studio Confirms ‘Good Relationship’ With Sony After Xbox News, Angry Fanboy Reactions

Image, Kojima Productions Do you hear that? Out in the distance, you can hear thousands of angry fanboys continuing to fight online in the endlessly sad console war. The latest battle involves Metal Gear and Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima and his independent studio deciding to do business with Microsoft and work on an Xbox-exclusive …

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What To Expect From Xbox's Big Press Conference Tomorrow

What To Expect From Xbox’s Big Press Conference Tomorrow

Image, bethesda For Xbox, a lot is riding on its big not-E3 press conference. Right now, following a number of notable delays, the mega-publisher’s 2022 is devoid of any major exclusives. In addition to the requisite announcements of games coming to Game Pass and announcements about more devices on which you can stream those games, …

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