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Blizzard Announces Free Kiriko Amidst Battle Pass Controversy

Blizzard Announces Free Kiriko Amidst Battle Pass Controversy

Image: Blizzard Blizzard just announced that the new (and widely leaked) ninja character Kiriko will be free for all Overwatch 2 players who already own a copy of the original Overwatch. While that seems like cause to celebrate, the controversial, free-to-play sequel’s move to lock access to most future characters behind a battle pass system …

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There's So Much Assassin's Creed Now, It's Hard To Keep Up

There’s So Much Assassin’s Creed Now, It’s Hard To Keep Up

Screenshot: Ubisoft I am sorry if the front page of Kotaku reads like an advertisement for Ubisoft right now, but do you want to know the wildest thing about it all? That’s not even everything that the French company announced recently in the world of Assassin’s Creed during its big Ubisoft Forward event. There was …

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Tencent And Sony Acquire 30% Of Elden Ring Maker FromSoftware

Tencent And Sony Acquire 30% Of Elden Ring Maker FromSoftware

Image: FromSoftware Elden Ring It wasn’t just a hit with fans of FromSoftware’s notoriously difficult action-RPGs. Today Tencent Holdings and Sony announced they’ve acquired 30% of the Souls-series developer’s shares, split in favor of Tencent. FromSoftware is expected to earn $260 million from the arrangement. Today’s announcement from FromSoft’s parent company Kadokawa revealed that Sony …

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Dev Explains How Steam Curator Reviewers May Be Scammers

Dev Explains How Steam Curator Reviewers May Be Scammers

Steam is both an easy-to-use digital game storefront and a rabbit hole of shady shit, filled with weird, archaic leftovers from past ideas Valve never got around to finishing or improving. One such example is the curator system. Most users barely interact with it, but recently an indie developer believes the system is being used …

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After Years Of Disappointment, Pokémon Go Fest Recaptured Magic

After Years Of Disappointment, Pokémon Go Fest Recaptured Magic

Image: Niantic As has been chronicled on Kotakumy journey into Pokémon GO has been one that began two years ago in lockdown-induced happinessand then slowly descended into disappointment after disappointment. However, this weekend, despite what appeared to be Niantic’s best effortsI finally experienced Pokémon GO at its absolute best: A joyful day out with a …

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Transphobic Guilty Gear Player Spreads Lies About Bridget

Transphobic Guilty Gear Player Spreads Lies About Bridget

That transphobic email was bullshit blazing. Image: Arc System Works Transphobic gamers seem to be getting stunned by facts again as one appears to have impersonated an Arc System Works representative and sent out a fake email to players, insisting that popular, returning Guilty Gear Strive character Bridget isn’t transgender. The deception came to light …

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