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How to Clean Your Video Game Consoles How to Clean Your Video Game Consoles

Your video game console is filthy. Choked with dust, smeared with fingerprints or riddled with insects. Your game controllers are a horror show, the seams in the plastic filled with unidentifiable gunk. Let’s clean them.

The Endless Quest To Make My Windows PC Stay Asleep Overnight The Endless Quest To Make My Windows PC Stay Asleep Overnight

My PC can do a lot of things. It can play video games at high resolutions and snappy frame rates. It can run the latest virtual reality software, transporting me to fantastical virtual worlds. It cannot, however, reliably sleep through the night.

Trump Says Video Game Violence Is 'Shaping Young People's Thoughts' Trump Says Video Game Violence Is 'Shaping Young People's Thoughts'

Today during a meeting on school safety at the White House, U.S. President Donald Trump suggested that violent video games are partly responsible for school shootings.

Steam's Notorious Sex Game Publisher Keeps Churning Out Incomprehensible Games Steam's Notorious Sex Game Publisher Keeps Churning Out Incomprehensible Games

While Steam has gained a lewd reputation, the specifics of who brings risque games onto the platform is largely unknown to the general public. In trying to find out whether or not Steam was actually being overrun by sex games, I accidentally stumbled on a controversial yet popular publisher who distributes…

Luigi Will Comment On Your Super Mario Odyssey Outfits Luigi Will Comment On Your Super Mario Odyssey Outfits

Luigi is finally in Super Mario Odyssey as part of the game’s new Balloon World update which went live today. What strange wind brought him and his balloons to New Donk City is anybody’s guess, but while he’s around he has some thoughts to share about Mario’s clothes.

It's Hard To Go Back To Sub-60 FPS Gaming It's Hard To Go Back To Sub-60 FPS Gaming

On today’s Kotaku Splitscreen, we’re talking about noir games, how to get your husband into The Witcher 3, PC vs. consoles, and much much more.

The LAN Cafe Is Making A Comeback The LAN Cafe Is Making A Comeback

At a modern LAN cafe in downtown Manhattan, a teenager with floppy brown hair zones out to a Kingdom Come: Deliverance Twitch stream. He’s lounging with a Mountain Dew and an empty cup of coffee. Behind him, 30 PCs glow with light from rounds of League of Legends and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Waypoint Cafe, which…

Oh yes, it’s already time to start thinking about E3. EA said today that it will again host EA Play, which will still take place in Los Angeles from June 9 to June 11, 2018. Attendees will get to play the next Battlefield, lots of sports games, and “get an inside look at the stunning new action game Anthem.”

Metal Gear Survive's Credits Thank Hideo Kojima, But Not By Name Metal Gear Survive's Credits Thank Hideo Kojima, But Not By Name

Metal Gear Survive is the first game in the longrunning series to not involve director Hideo Kojima, which may make you wonder: Is he in the credits? The answer is yes, sort of.

Batman: Arkham Knight Is Still Worth Going Back To Batman: Arkham Knight Is Still Worth Going Back To

I’m not sure Batman: Arkham Knight is a game anyone can ever finish. There’s so much to it, even if you skip the 200+ Riddler trophies and the mountains of “AR” challenges. I’ve needed to clear space on my PS4 and was considering deleting it before going back and realizing there’s more fun stuff in this game I’d never…

Rise And Shine, Noctis Lucis Caelum Rise And Shine, Noctis Lucis Caelum

Players who pick up Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition on Steam before May 1 will receive the Half-Life Pack, allowing Noctis and multiplayer characters to cosplay Gordon Freeman. There’s even a crowbar.

We Played Metal Gear Survive's Bizarre Single Player

Metal Gear Survive tosses players into a giant wasteland full of zombies and dangerous animals, where they have to loot supplies and build up a massive base. Heather and Paul pilfered potatoes and gaped at nanotech dinosaurs in the game’s single player mode.

Fixes for Dragon Ball FighterZ’ connectivity issues are coming. In a video released today, producer Tomoko Hiroki laid out plans for one patch late this month that “might not fix everything,” and another in mid to late March. The plan is to “gradually resolve the issue.” That is certainly a plan.

Warcraft III Gets Some Big New Changes Warcraft III Gets Some Big New Changes

Alongside the announcement of a Warcraft III tournament, Blizzard last night said it will add some significant features to the 16-year-old game, raising the inevitable question: Is a remaster coming?

Some Art From Black Panther & Thor: Ragnarok Some Art From Black Panther & Thor: Ragnarok

Anthony Francisco is an artist who has worked on some of Marvel’s recent movies like Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok.

   

Blizzard has announced that it’s hosting a Warcraft III invitational tournament at the end of the month. Yes, Warcraft III, the one with strategy and sheep that explode if you click on them enough. Veteran pros like Madfrog and Tak3r will participate in the event, which will be accompanied by balance changes and…

Foundation is a cute “organic city-building simulation” set in medieval Europe. It’s currently up on Kickstarter.

Descenders Scratches That Tony Hawk Itch Descenders Scratches That Tony Hawk Itch

Descenders is a game about riding a bike. It’s also the closest I’ve come to playing a Tony Hawk game since, well, there were good Tony Hawk games to play.

Pit People is finally coming out of Early Access on March 2. The Behemoth (makers of Castle Crashers) have been working on it since 2013. At its core it’s a hex strategy game with a quirky sense of humor, which is how it won over Mike Fahey when he played it last year.

It’s Good To Be A Kirby Fan It’s Good To Be A Kirby Fan

It can be frustrating to be a fan of video game. The game you’ve waited years for has been delayed a second time. The series you love is being ruined by its publisher. The patch the developer just issued nerfed your favorite character. These problems do not apply in the world of Kirby, the Nintendo series that must be…

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