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Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Fallout 76's Private Servers Might Be The Best Feature • Pop Culture, Dads, And Me • I Fell For Xenoblade Chronicles 2's Nonsense • Jump Force Made Its E3 Premiere In The Most Surreal Way • Dev Journal: Day 7 & Day 8 • Excitement For The Melodramatic

Someone Explain the Appeal of Kingdom Hearts To Me Someone Explain the Appeal of Kingdom Hearts To Me

Yes, I understand that Google is a thing.

Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Finding Joy In The Mundane • Developer Journal: Day 4, Day 5 & Day 6 • Caligula Ep 11 Review: C+ • Impressions: Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion • Living Under A Rock Is Kind Of Peaceful • Ubisoft Committed Much Music In Their Conference And I’m Here For it

Digital Devil Saga Had the Perfect Soundtrack for Me To Turn Off

Listen, I love video game music. I think done right, it can elevate almost any game. I share Kirk Hamilton’s thoughts that games should feel musical- that the Super Mario series is better because of how musical the games are, how rhythmic the movement feels, how momentum builds as you go along. Other times, the music…

Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: E3 2018 In Review - The Final Act Of A Generation Begins • Nintendo’s Efforts To Understand Competitive Splatoon Are Welcome But Confusing • Staged Enthusiasm • Gamer Diary, Developer Journal: Day Two and Day Three • My Dad And Video Games

Ape Escape Is the Platonic Ideal of a Fun Video Game Ape Escape Is the Platonic Ideal of a Fun Video Game

Once upon a time I went to college. I studied Literature, with a capital “L”. I read a lot of really old books, a lot of really modern ones, got super into poetry, and picked up the Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism for upwards of eighty dollars. There was a brief moment in time post-graduation - I’m talking…

Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Fallout: 76 Is Not Really A Fallout Game, And That’s OK • Sorry Ya’ll But I’m Not Feeling Insomniac’s Spider-Man • E3 2018 Wasn’t Great - Next Year will Be • A Few Words on Sonic Generations • Battlefield V: How Not To Reveal A Game

The First Few Screens of Broken Age Are Right On The First Few Screens of Broken Age Are Right On

I wrote over the weekend about how my fiancée’s renewed interest in point-and-click Nancy Drew computer games made me hopeful that we could game together again, possibly with LucasArts games and going from there once we have a home console set up again.

Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Early Impressions On Octopath Traveler’s Prologue Demo • E3 Was A Hoot And A Half And I’m Glad I Was Able To Go • Father’s Day Post, Almost A Dad, Er, Day Late • Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion Review • Thoughts On Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The Power of the Point-and-Click The Power of the Point-and-Click

Anyone else here have a significant otter other?

E3 Was a Hoot and a Half and I'm Glad I Was Able To Go E3 Was a Hoot and a Half and I'm Glad I Was Able To Go

E3, and by extension any con or expo really, can be an exhausting experience. I spent all of Tuesday at the convention and came home incredibly worn out. I skipped Wednesday but got an invite from my boss to come back on Thursday to play some Nintendo games- and I figured, why the heck not?

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit and the Feeling of Just Existing In Video Games The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit and the Feeling of Just Existing In Video Games

At E3 I attended a couple Square-Enix presentations: Shadow of the Tomb Raider and DONTNOD’s The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit. Both games had their strengths and weaknesses and I’m glad I went. Something struck me in the middle of the Captain Spirit presentation that reminded me of my favorite moment from Life…

Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: The Long and Weird Tale of Tales of Vesperia • Nyren’s Corner: Microsoft’s E3 Was Amazing, But Two Things Left Me With Mixed Feelings • ThePickyGamer’s Reactions To EA, Microsoft, and Bethesda at E3 2018 • Anthem Looks…

I Finally Started Playing Undertale and So Far I Can Dig It I Finally Started Playing Undertale and So Far I Can Dig It

It’s always a little strange to start playing a game with an enormous amount of hype behind it.

I Finally Pulled the Trigger on Dropmix and I'm Super Glad I Did I Finally Pulled the Trigger on Dropmix and I'm Super Glad I Did

I first played Dropmix at PAX about two months ago. For the unfamiliar- Dropmix is a card-based music game, sort of like if DJ Hero (remember DJ Hero?) and Yu-Gi-Oh! had a baby. You can use the system to just mess around with beats and music, almost like musical solitaire. At PAX, my friend Gabe and I played the game…

Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Kirby: Star Allies is perfect!-ly quaint • The Wondrous World of Gaming While Wasted • A Bite of My Backlog: Azure Nights 2 Session 2 • I’m Going To E3 And All I Care About Is Gaming Chairs • What Deus Ex Human Revolution has in common with Dragon Age 2

I Unironically and Unabashedly Love Video Game Music and All Derivatives Thereof  I Unironically and Unabashedly Love Video Game Music and All Derivatives Thereof 

I’m getting a red squiggly line underneath “unironically” but I’M GOING FOR IT ANYWAYS because I’ve got to my article in!

I'm Going To E3 And All I Care About Is Gaming Chairs I'm Going To E3 And All I Care About Is Gaming Chairs

I do some video game industry-adjacent work as a staff writer for The Completionist, and a bunch of us from the office are going to E3. I’ve never been before; I’m really looking forward to. I remember reading about the show in Nintendo Power and being convinced that this was what Heaven was, just booth after booth of…

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