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Paradox’s Stellaris, a very big and very PC strategy game, is coming to PS4 and XB1. If this is a test for a console Crusader Kings II, then count me in.

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Douglas P. Lobo is a digital painter based in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Valve is overhauling Steam broadcasting. After accidentally launching Steam TV on Friday, Valve has officially rolled out the platform for DOTA 2 and plans to do so for all games in the near future. Features include Steam chat integration, live event rewind, and annotations for moments like first blood in a DOTA match.

Total War: Rome II Still Kinda Sucks Total War: Rome II Still Kinda Sucks

Creative Assembly, the studio behind the Total War series, recently decided to revisit 2013's Rome II—seen by many fans as the weakest game in the series in years—with a brand new expansion.

Through the Darkest of Times, A German Game That's Allowed To Use Swastikas Through the Darkest of Times, A German Game That's Allowed To Use Swastikas

It’s only been a matter of days since Germany’s classification board agreed to start allowing video games to depict overt Nazi symbols, something that had previously been forbidden. Which means a game about The Third Reich already in development is going to be one of the first to be able to implement the change.

Falcon Age, coming to PS4 (and PS VR) next year, is all about falcon-hunting. And yes, you can pet the bird.

Mario Kart Victory Would Piss Me Off Too

Today on Highlight Reel we have Rocket League victories, Tony Hawk’s Pro God, and much more.

Twitch Cuts Ad-Free Viewing Benefit From Prime Membership Twitch Cuts Ad-Free Viewing Benefit From Prime Membership

New Twitch Prime members will no longer have access to ad-free viewing after September 14, the streaming platform Twitch announced today. Existing subscribers will still be able to watch streams uninterrupted until their next renewal date, at which point the ads will be inescapable for anyone who doesn’t sign back up…

Here’s a first look at Life is Strange 2, which stars two brothers, Sean and Daniel Diaz, on the run from cops “after a tragic event that changes their lives forever.” The five-episode series will start on September 27 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

The Sims' Caribbean-Inspired Outfits Are Lackluster The Sims' Caribbean-Inspired Outfits Are Lackluster

The Sims 4 got an update last week that gave the game some Caribbean themed hair, clothing and furniture in honor of Carnival. While the hair is phenomenal, the rest has me a little confused.

Valve's Card Game Artifact Was Booed Last Year, Cheered This Year Valve's Card Game Artifact Was Booed Last Year, Cheered This Year

At Valve, everything happens in Valve Time—even fans learning to appreciate new games, apparently.

HD remasters of both Grandia I and II will be coming to Switch this winter publisher GungHo Online announced on Facebook. Both are JRPGs from Sega Saturn and Dreamcast eras respectfully defined by a unique turn-based battle system that incorporates active movement around the battlefield. Grandia II is currently …

The Best Competitive Local Multiplayer Games The Best Competitive Local Multiplayer Games

For a couple of years, I ran multiplayer Kotaku Game Nights in bars and pubs around London and Brighton, UK. We’d play good music with actual DJs, set up a bunch of consoles, get the beers in, and welcome anywhere from 50-200 people, depending on the night. It was the ultimate testing ground for competitive…

My New Favorite World Of Warcraft Spot Is A Junk Pile My New Favorite World Of Warcraft Spot Is A Junk Pile

On the far western side of Tiragarde Sound in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth’s island nation of Kul Tiras, surrounded by tiresome rolling green hills, lies a gold and amber treasure trove of discarded tech garbage. It’s a beautiful place, as long as you don’t mind the vicious robot dogs.

We Can't Fix The Internet We Can't Fix The Internet

As a teenager in the early 2000s, I was a member of a large, passionate, and loosely affiliated community of Harry Potter lovers (known, like other, similar communities, as a fandom), mostly gathered on LiveJournal. We discussed the books and characters; we wrote fanfiction and long diatribes about the movie…

Nvidia's Beefy New Graphics Card Will Cost $1,200 Nvidia's Beefy New Graphics Card Will Cost $1,200

The next set of graphics cards from Nvidia will start at $600 and go all the way up to $1,200, the company announced today, promising that the new RTX lineup will come out in September. Third-party versions will run a bit cheaper, from $500-$1,000.

Yakuza's Arcades Are A Sly Way To Preserve Old Games Yakuza's Arcades Are A Sly Way To Preserve Old Games

I played Yakuza Kiwami 2 this weekend and loved every second of it. Arcades are a big part of Yakuza’s gorgeous cityscapes, and their changing roster of old Sega game shows a different way of preserving classic games.

Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night has been delayed until 2019 and its Vita version cancelled. The game was expected last year but got delayed in March of 2017, at which time the Kickstarted project similarly announced a cancellation of the Wii U version, so this all feels a bit like déjà vu.

Sony Finally Gets A Little Weird With Its New DualShock 4 Colors Sony Finally Gets A Little Weird With Its New DualShock 4 Colors

Sony has announced four new color variations for the Dualshock 4, including a couple of spunky two-tone ones that look fun as hell.

Hitman Season 1 will be remastered and playable in Hitman 2, IO announced today. The missions will be updated with Hitman 2's AI, graphics, new items, and new game modes. The redone missions will be free for players who own Hitman; IO doesn’t mention what it will cost for new players.

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