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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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Splatoon 3’s Best New Feature Is A Shoe Store Run By A Crab

screenshot: Nintendo / Kotaku You don’t need to be a Splatoon aficionado to be able to recognize good. Mr. Coco, an enormous wife-beater-wearing crab-like who runs a shoe shop, is purest goodness. That’s just solid good. The store is called Crush Station, and that makes no sense on any level. perfection. In today’s astonishingly dreary …

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Skyrim Mod Adds Shadow Of Mordor’s Brilliant Nemesis System

screenshot: Bethesda It’s come back with a vengeance. yes, Shadow of Mordor‘s brilliant Nemesis system has languished for half a decade. But one enterprising modder recently resurrected the tech (kinda) by adding it to The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimBethesda’s decade-old fantasy RPG. The Nemesis system is a set of AI behavioral guidelines first introduced in …

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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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Diablo IV Leaks Send Blizzard Into Damage Control

Image: blizzard It’s been a week since the Diablo 4 beta testing startedand players are already leaking footage of the game on the internet. What’s funny is that the screenshots have the testers’ identifying number all over them, which means that Blizzard likely already knows who these people are. Diablo IV | Developer Gameplay Showcase …

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A New Fatal Fury / Garou Fighting Game Is Coming From SNK

Image: SNK During the EVO 2022 festivities over the weekend publisher SNK released a short video announcing an all-new Fatal Fury game, which given the amount of time since the last one felt both like a huge surprise but also something of an inevitability. Here’s the clip, which over 30 seconds manages to show…a single …

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