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The Most Memorable Game and Tech Commercials From Our Childhoods

A well-edited trailer can make any movie look good, but Hollywood has several minutes to convince a movie theater’s captive audience that a flick is worth seeing. Advertisers limited to just 30 seconds of broadcast TV, when viewers are eager to do anything but pay attention, have a much harder job. But that just encourages …

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Elden Ring Player Proves Faith Builds Rule With One Shot Kills

Elden Ring‘s faith stat is pretty flexible to build around, particularly because developer FromSoftware baked so many incantations and spells into the game. Still, it tends to see very little use at high levels, as YouTuber Your Average Gamer put it in an email to Kotaku Dot Com, folks claim it’s not as good as …

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Soccer Story Is A Sports Fantasy RPG That’s Coming To Game Pass

screenshot: No More Robots There’s a new RPG coming out this year, and it’s soccer-themed (which rules). Soccer Story is an open world game with turn based combat and real time soccer matches. Best of all, you’ll be able to grab it on the Game Pass once it’s released. Soccer Story Reveal Trailer You’ll be …

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Splatoon 3 Rewards Splatoon 2 Players For Transferring Saves

Image: Nintendo Some players have poured hundreds of hours into Splatoon 2. Thankfully, Nintendo recently revealed that all of that hard work won’t be wasted when fans boot up Splatoon 3. Instead, they’ll be able to transfer their save data and reap big rewards in the process. Nintendo unleashed a torrent of info about what’s …

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Three Idols, Splatfest Confirmed, And More Revealed

Image: Nintendo Nintendo opened the floodgates today and unleashed a torrent of info about its upcoming party shooter, Splatoon 3. In addition to revealing 12 new maps, a Wednesday Direct also showcased new weapons, personal lockers, and shops galore. Splatfests are also confirmed, with three idols at the helm this time around. It was a …

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PS Plus August 2022 Lineup Adds Yakuza, Bugsnax

screenshot: sega Following a ballyhooed June relaunch, Sony’s PS Plus membership now comes with access to a games-on-demand library (well, if you pay for either of the two pricier tiers). Like Microsoft’s competing Xbox Game Pass servicePS Plus is starting to see a regular addition of several games on a monthly basis—gotta keep the content …

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Splatoon 3’s Three Hosts Include A Manta Ray Named Big Man

screenshot: Nintendo / Kotaku today, in a ploddingly paced live streamNintendo revealed tons of details about Splatoon 3. Over the course of 30 minutes, Nintendo detailed the maps, modes, and menu minutia coming to the forthcoming multiplayer shooter. Yeah, yeah, yeah, that’s cool and all. I’m just here for the new hosts: a trio called …

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Elden Ring Patch 1.06 Might Make Illicit Item Bans Clearer

Image: FromSoftware Cursed items already have a long and story history of Elden Ring. Players have been soft-banned for collecting illicit panties hidden in the game files, for example. And some have tried to get others banned by forcing unauthorized items on one another. The whole thing has created a swirl of confusion around whether …

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Super Punch-Out’s Two-Player Mode Has Been Found After 28 Years

Image: Nintendo Super Punch Out!!the 1994 SNES game released as a sequel to the 1987 NES original, is like its predecessor a single-player game. You play as Little Mac and fight your way through a succession of cartoonish boxing opponents, and every single battle is just you against the computer. Or it was, until now! …

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Wind Waker Re-written By Fan, Feels Like All-New Zelda Game

screenshot: YouTube Wind Waker work, I am very proud to say, my favorite video game of all time. I’ve played it through so many times that I like to think I’ve seen every line of dialogue the game has to offer. So I’m very excited to try this mod out that takes every one of …

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