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343 Releases Previously Unseen Images From Halo 2 Development

Image: 343 Of halo, “the sandbox” often refers to the weapons and vehicles on a map at any given time: all the toys you have to play with. But for a whole other set of halo fans, that sandbox is the game itself. Be it through Forge or ambitious modding projects like SPV3, playing with …

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With 16 New Cards, Marvel Snap’s Next Update Is Its Biggest Yet

Image: Marvel / Second Dinner / Kotaku Marvel Snap is expanding with its next big update and upcoming cosmic-themed season. Not only is the game getting over a dozen new, rare, and powerful cards, but developer Second Dinner will be adding the previously announced Token Shop to the game, letting players focus on grinding for …

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FTC Trying To Stop Microsoft’s Purchase Of Activision Blizzard

Image: NurPhoto (Getty Images) Politico are reporting that, “according to three people with knowledge of the matter”, the Federal Trade Commission is “likely to file an antitrust lawsuit to block Microsoft’s $69 billion takeover of video game giant Activision Blizzard”. The FTC, emboldened by their recent success in stopping the merger of book publishers Penguin …

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Microsoft Explains Why The Elder Scrolls VI Might Be Exclusive

screenshot: ZeniMax The court proceedings to justify why Microsoft should be allowed to acquire Activision Blizzard are still currently ongoing. In a response to the UK market regulator’s statement about the acquisition, the publisher suggests that it makes good business sense for them to make a “mid-sized” game like the upcoming Elder Scrolls VI exclusive, …

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Microsoft Explains Why The Elder Scrolls VI Might Be Exclusive

screenshot: ZeniMax The court proceedings to justify why Microsoft should be allowed to acquire Activision Blizzard are still currently ongoing. In a response to the UK market regulator’s statement about the acquisition, the publisher suggests that it makes good business sense for them to make a “mid-sized” game like the upcoming Elder Scrolls VI exclusive, …

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Everything Coming To The Witcher 3 In The Free New-Gen Upgrade

screenshot: CD Projekt Red / Kotaku one of the best games of the last decade is about to get even better, and for free to everyone who already owns it. CD Projekt Red finally revealed everything that will be included in The Witcher 3′s new-gen upgrade, and even showed off a bit of it in …

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Call Of Duty’s Armor-Piercing Ammo No Longer Pierces Armor

Equip armor piercing rounds to…damage vehicles?Image: Activision / Kotaku yesterday, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0 got their latest patch. the notes indicate the usual tweaks and bug fixes one expects of long-term live-service games, but one change to weapon ammo has fans scratching their heads. Armor-piercing ammunition, it seems, no longer …

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Call Of Duty’s Armor-Piercing Ammo No Longer Pierces Armor

Equip armor piercing rounds to…damage vehicles?Image: Activision / Kotaku yesterday, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0 got their latest patch. the notes indicate the usual tweaks and bug fixes one expects of long-term live-service games, but one change to weapon ammo has fans scratching their heads. Armor-piercing ammunition, it seems, no longer …

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Black Friday Isn’t Worth It If You Really Want To Play Games

photo: Richard Baker (Getty Images) I remember being disturbed by the talking mannequin while watching the 2009 rom-com Confessions of a Shopaholic who convinces Isla Fisher that a $120 Henri Bendel scarf is all she needs to conquer a job interview. It was disturbing because I, aching for anything loose and glamorous in the West …

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Xbox Admits PlayStation Exclusives Are ‘Better Quality’

photo: Daniel Boczarski (Getty Images) In its latest written response sent to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) group, Microsoft uses a lot of data to show that its buying of beleaguered publisher Activision Blizzard isn’t going to hurt Sony or Nintendo. In fact, as its bizarre frenzy of self-negging continues, it suggests that …

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