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Fall Guys Goes Free-To-Play, Servers Immediately Crash

Fall Guys Goes Free-To-Play, Servers Immediately Crash

Image: Mediatonic Oops, they did it again. Fall GuysMediatonic’s bubbly platformer royale, released on Xbox and Switch yesterday as part of a big free-to-play overhaul. The game’s servers immediately combusted, with reports of connectivity woes continuing more than 24 hours later. First released for PlayStation and PC in August 2020, Fall Guys was one of …

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AI: The Somnium Files—Nirvana Initiative: Good mystery, embarrassing baggage

AI: The Somnium Files—Nirvana Initiative: Good mystery, embarrassing baggage

AI: The Somnium Files—Nirvana InitiativeImage: Spike Chunsoft There’s a good mystery at the heart of Spike Chunsoft’s new (and awkwardly titled) visual novel AI: The Somnium Files—Nirvana Initiative, as there is at the core of most of writer Kotaro Uchikoshi’s games. The author of titles like the well-received escape room/visual novel hybrids 9 Hours, Nine …

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Krafton's Latest 'AI' Woman Recycles The Usual Sexist Tropes

Krafton’s Latest ‘AI’ Woman Recycles The Usual Sexist Tropes

Image: Krafton When I first saw Ana, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds publisher Krafton’s attempt to put a face on its artificial “virtual human” technology, I was disappointed to see that this supposed Web 3.0 innovation was really just another pretty, pale girl. She’s airbrushed, but still tangible. She’s biting her tongue, looking at you. And I fear …

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Krafton's Latest 'AI' Woman Recycles The Usual Sexist Tropes

Krafton’s Latest ‘AI’ Woman Recycles The Usual Sexist Tropes

Image: Krafton When I first saw Ana, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds publisher Krafton’s attempt to put a face on its artificial “virtual human” technology, I was disappointed to see that this supposed Web 3.0 innovation was really just another pretty, pale girl. She’s airbrushed, but still tangible. She’s biting her tongue, looking at you. And I fear …

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Sonic Frontiers 'Open Zone' Sounds Like Every Open World Game

Sonic Frontiers ‘Open Zone’ Sounds Like Every Open World Game

screenshot: Sega Morio Kishimoto, longtime Sonic Team dev and director of Sonic Frontiersrecently did his best to clarify what Sega means when it hypes up the game’s “open zone” mechanics. But his explanation seems to confirm the phrase is just a trumped-up marketing term rather than some sort of indication that Borders is substantially different …

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Sonic Frontiers 'Open Zone' Sounds Like Every Open World Game

Sonic Frontiers ‘Open Zone’ Sounds Like Every Open World Game

screenshot: Sega Morio Kishimoto, longtime Sonic Team dev and director of Sonic Frontiersrecently did his best to clarify what Sega means when it hypes up the game’s “open zone” mechanics. But his explanation seems to confirm the phrase is just a trumped-up marketing term rather than some sort of indication that Borders is substantially different …

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Halo Infinite Briefly Names Juneteenth-Themed Cosmetic 'Bonobo'

Halo Infinite Briefly Names Juneteenth-Themed Cosmetic ‘Bonobo’

screenshot: 343 Industries / Kotaku Last night, developer 343 Industries rolled out a Juneteenth-themed cosmetic option for Halo Infinite, its multiplayer shooter. For a moment, the affiliated Pan-African-themed color palette was titled “Bonobo.” HAS bonobosfor those who don’t know, is an endangered species of great ape. I do not need to tell you how abhorrent …

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Upcoming Shooter Exoprimal Not Related To Dino Crisis

Upcoming Shooter Exoprimal Not Related To Dino Crisis

screenshot: Capcom / Kotaku Earlier this year, Capcom officially unveiled Exoprimala new Anthem-like online shooter featuring loads of dinosaurs. That dino-filled trailer also featured a woman with red hair, which seemed to be a nod or even a connection to Dino Crisis 1 and 2 lead Regina. Was this new Exoprimal game connected to Dino …

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Halo Infinite Briefly Names Juneteenth-Themed Cosmetic 'Bonobo'

Halo Infinite Briefly Names Juneteenth-Themed Cosmetic ‘Bonobo’

screenshot: 343 Industries / Kotaku Last night, developer 343 Industries rolled out a Juneteenth-themed cosmetic option for Halo Infinite, its multiplayer shooter. For a moment, the affiliated Pan-African-themed color palette was titled “Bonobo.” HAS bonobosfor those who don’t know, is an endangered species of great ape. I do not need to tell you how abhorrent …

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