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Asshole Goose Delays Video Game Asshole Goose Delays Video Game

Game delays can be as frustrating as they are necessary, and so announcing them is awkward for everyone. Developers don’t want to disappoint, gamers just want the game, ungh! If only there was a perfect way to let the world know your game was going to be late.

Behold, The Mother Of All Civilization VI Canals Behold, The Mother Of All Civilization VI Canals

I’ve written before about how canals are very much a thing in Civilization, but the latest expansion for Civilization VI kicks this up to a whole new level.

Nobody Watched Movies On Steam, So The Video Section Is Going Away Nobody Watched Movies On Steam, So The Video Section Is Going Away

Did you know that Steam wasn’t just for games? For the past few years you’ve also been able to watch short films and documentaries on the service, but since you probably didn’t know that and nobody watched them, Valve is getting rid of the Video section in the store.

Fortnite Ads Pulled From YouTube Over Child Predator Scandal Fortnite Ads Pulled From YouTube Over Child Predator Scandal

YouTube has blown up this week over revelations that child predators have been using a combination of seemingly harmless videos and the site’s comments section to engage in predatory behaviour. In response to this, major advertisers like McDonalds and Nestle have begun pulling commercials off the platform, along with…

Pokémon YouTubers Mistakenly Banned For Child Abuse Pokémon YouTubers Mistakenly Banned For Child Abuse

A trio of popular Pokemon YouTubers were among the accounts wrongly banned by Google over the weekend for being involved in “activity that sexualises minors”.

Civilization Has Helped Me Feel Slightly Less Terrible About Climate Change

A large part of my day involves sitting on Twitter watching news break, and so a large part of my day is spent surrounded by people justifiably freaking out over climate change news. It’s depressing as hell, but help has come in the last month from the most unlikely of places: Civilization VI.

Epic Is Suing That Awful Fortnite Festival Epic Is Suing That Awful Fortnite Festival

The organisers of Fortnite Live, a dumpster fire of a show that drew almost 3000 people to a showground in England then disappointed them, are being sued by Epic for using the game’s name and imagery without permission.

Yakuza Kiwami: The Kotaku Review  Yakuza Kiwami: The Kotaku Review 

The Yakuza series combine deep melodrama with exploration through vibrant city streets. Yakuza Kiwami is a remake that recreates the feeling of the original game, adding new features to streamline the experience. It’s a glorious crime story that benefits from a fresh coat of paint.

For The Motherland For The Motherland

Dmitri Dimas-ch is an artist from Russia.

This GRIS vinyl figure is going on sale in a couple of months for $45. It’s lovely.

It's Good Playing Metro Exodus In Russian It's Good Playing Metro Exodus In Russian

I’m not normally someone who bothers wading into the subs vs dubs argument when it comes to stuff like anime or JRPGs, but there’s one specific place I’ll always recommend you play the game as it was originally intended: the Metro series.

But That's None Of My Business But That's None Of My Business

Nishio Nanora is a 2D and character artist from Japan.

Overwatch Pros Share Their Cheesiest Pick-Up Lines

At the preview event for the latest season of the Overwatch League, cosplayer Stella Chuu—no stranger to this kind of business—polled players on their selections for Valentine’s Day pick-up lines.

Fortnite "Festival" Ends In Predictable Shambles [Update] Fortnite "Festival" Ends In Predictable Shambles [Update]

In the proud tradition of shows like DashCon, Fyre and NathanCon, an under-staffed, under-planned and unlicensed Fortnite party held in the UK over the weekend turned out to be a complete disaster.

Civilization VI: Gathering Storm: The Kotaku Review Civilization VI: Gathering Storm: The Kotaku Review

For Civ fans, the future has been set in stone since October 2016: no matter how good Civilization VI was at launch, it wouldn’t be done until it had gotten two expansions. Well, now it’s got them.

Antique Bricks Antique Bricks

Luca Boni is an artist based in South Africa.

Big Destiny 2 Figures Are Very Furry Big Destiny 2 Figures Are Very Furry

Fancy toy company 3A are continuing to bring out some beautiful Destiny figures, with the latest being these very fluffy Titans.

2000 Fans Are Basically Playing Football Manager With A Real Team 2000 Fans Are Basically Playing Football Manager With A Real Team

The point of playing Football Manager is that you can pretend to manage a big club, but a bunch of fans of French side Avant Garde Caennaise have taken that one very big step further, and are now helping run their actual team.

Gotta Go Fast Gotta Go Fast

Brian Coughlan is an artist based in Scotland.

NBA Star's Game Boy Jordans Are Just Lovely NBA Star's Game Boy Jordans Are Just Lovely

Russell Westbrook wore a pair of custom Super Soaker-inspired sneakers to a game the other day, and it looks like his next retro tribute is going to be a pair of Game Boy-themed Jordans.

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