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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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Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands’ New Blightcaller Class Is Kinda Weird

screenshot: Gearbox For those who love the grind, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands work borderlands heaven. For those who don’t, it’s a solid shooter that lacks the sharp hooks of a true-to-form live-service game. I imagine this dynamic will remain much the same in the wake of the game’s latest expansion, which adds the game’s first new …

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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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Anti-Apex Legends #NoApexAugust Campaign Fails Spectacularly

screenshot: EA It’s not a universal maxim, but in many cases, there’s no surer sign a game is alive and well than when waves of players start calling it a “dead game.” The most recent example is Apex Legendswhich just set an all-time player count record amid a coordinated—I use that word generously—social media campaign …

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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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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 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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