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Dead Rising Studio Capcom Vancouver Shuts Down Dead Rising Studio Capcom Vancouver Shuts Down

Capcom’s main western studio is being shut down, the publisher confirmed today. Employees at Capcom Vancouver, which was primarily known for the Dead Rising series and was already hit by layoffs earlier this year, were told today that the studio is closing.

Games not made by Nintendo are dominating the Nintendo Switch’s latest eshop best-seller list. Even on the indie-stuffed Switch, there are usually one or two Nintendo games high on the list. Right now, the highest is Mario Kart 8 in the 14th spot. It helps that Nintendo has had few major releases of late.

Thoughts From A Destiny 2 Latecomer  Thoughts From A Destiny 2 Latecomer 

On my PlayStation 4, it’s still the late summer of 2017, because I’m in the early stages of Destiny 2. So far it’s both better and worse than I expected.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Kotaku Review Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Kotaku Review

The new Tomb Raider’s freshest idea is the floating of a question: What if all this tomb raiding that Lara Croft does indicates that she is a treasure-plundering jerk who wrecks other people’s cultures and, worse, their lives?

Ubisoft Wants You Playing New Assassin’s Creed Games For Six Months Or More Ubisoft Wants You Playing New Assassin’s Creed Games For Six Months Or More

Back when last year’s Assassin’s Creed Origins was still a fairly new game, Ubisoft found an unusual way to brag about it. In a press release three and a half months after it launched, the company noted: “Average playtime per player expected to almost double.”

A Note About Sunday's Spider-Man Proposal Story

Since Sunday evening, we’ve been updating our article about a marriage proposal in the new Spider-Man game to better reflect the dynamics and details of the situation. The ex-girlfriend in the story, who has been harassed in the fallout of the proposal’s coverage, denies dating the ex-boyfriend’s brother, a detail we…

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Shadow Of The Tomb Raider Is More Rewarding With The Hints Turned Off Shadow Of The Tomb Raider Is More Rewarding With The Hints Turned Off

Modern action-adventure games are pretty easy for me. They’re too easy, you might say, if you’d like there to be some mystery about where your cliff-climbing character should jump or which levers they should pull while trying to operate ancient machinery. Hints tend to come fast, as your hero will start muttering…

Artist James Clar’s new exhibition in Manhattan, The World Never Ends, includes a mock documentary called “Beyond the Uncanny Valley,” which features top Japanese fighting game players—including Momochi and Chocoblanka—as they discuss a future in which esports is king. It runs through October 20. Details here.

A meme—“Press F to pay respects”—based on a ridiculous Call of Duty moment was widely used during a Jacksonville tribute stream last night to express grief over the shootings. Twitch chat was full of “F” and other more conventionally somber sentiments. The hour-long stream appeared to raise a little over $10,000 more…

The PS4 is losing exclusivity on a game you probably didn’t realize it had. The Lego Harry Potter Collection, which consists of two last-gen games covering all seven Potter books, is coming to Xbox One and Switch on October 30. It’s been out for PS4 since October 2016.

EA’s livestream tribute to the victims of the Jacksonville shooting will run from 5-6:30 PM ET on Thursday and will be hosted by members of the Madden community, according to an EA post. The company is also running a GoFundMe tribute fund for the victims, pledging that 100% of the money collected will go to those…

There Will Be A Football Mini-Game In NBA 2K19. Hmmm. There Will Be A Football Mini-Game In NBA 2K19. Hmmm.

It’s been over a decade since the gaming label 2K stopped making football games to rival EA’s Madden series, but wouldn’t you know it: someone is throwing a football at the end of the trailer for 2K’s latest big basketball game. It’s there to be noticed.

What’s The Quickest You’ve Bailed On A Game? What’s The Quickest You’ve Bailed On A Game?

I don’t think I ever played New Super Mario Bros. Wii U past the second boss, didn’t play past the tutorial in Rainbow Six Siege. Life is short, I’ve got too many games to play, and sometimes I just need to bail early. Same with you?

Ubisoft Is Walking A Tightrope With The Division 2's Paid Extras Ubisoft Is Walking A Tightrope With The Division 2's Paid Extras

A couple of recent Division 2 community flare-ups have illustrated the challenges of modern video game publishing (and purchasing), as Ubisoft slices and dices its upcoming game into numerous special editions and expansions while still trying to make players feel like they’re getting a great deal.

Last Night, I Opted For A Game With Swords Instead Last Night, I Opted For A Game With Swords Instead

I played Chasm last night. I was thinking about finally starting Destiny 2 after waiting nearly a year, but I just couldn’t.

Fortnite Now Gives You A Reward If You Turn On Two-Factor Authentication Fortnite Now Gives You A Reward If You Turn On Two-Factor Authentication

I have avoided the depths of distraction that ensnare millions of people who download Fortnite. I don’t play much. But I do get the emails telling me people are trying to hack my account and have finally done something about it.

Nintendo’s Next Labo Kit Is More Of An Open-World Game Nintendo’s Next Labo Kit Is More Of An Open-World Game

Nintendo Labo is still for kids, and still something that requires you to be excited about cleverly-constructed cardboard contraptions. The new Vehicle Kit coming out in mid-September, however, is also more of a full-fledged video game.

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