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Videogamedunkey, YouTube's Biggest Video Game Reviewer, Now Wants To Sell Them

Videogamedunkey, YouTube’s Biggest Video Game Reviewer, Now Wants To Sell Them

The biggest critic in gaming is getting into publishing. Jason “videogamedunkey” Gastrow announced in his latest YouTube video that he and his wife, Leah Gastrow, will run a new indie label called Bigmode dedicated to discovering and evangelizing the best games that haven’t even been made yet. “I’m sick of sitting on the sidelines waiting …

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YouTuber Confesses To Secretly Being Gaming Industry Leaker After Getting Caught

YouTuber Confesses To Secretly Being Gaming Industry Leaker After Getting Caught

Image: Ubisoft / Dan Allen Gaming / Kotaku It turns out a Twitter account called TheRealInsider, the latest in a crop of leakers posing as gaming industry insiders, was actually run by YouTuber Dan Allen Gaming. The account had convinced many in the scene that it was the real deal after accurately teasing which new …

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Surprisingly, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Won Me Over In The First Few Hours

Surprisingly, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Won Me Over In The First Few Hours

screenshot: nintendo I’ve been looking forward to Monolith Soft’s next game since the last one ended in 2017, though not without my fair share of reservations. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was a meandering JRPG with a hodgepodge of systems and extremely uneven storytelling. As much as I love the series, I was worried Xenoblade Chronicles 3 …

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PlayStation Studio Refreshingly Honest About What It Isn't Working On

PlayStation Studio Refreshingly Honest About What It Isn’t Working On

Video game companies are notoriously cagey about sharing their plans. In a market saturated with sequels and spin-offs, developers nevertheless treat every new project with extreme secrecy. They’ll rarely even be up-front about what they are not working on, but today the PlayStation studio behind Ghost of Tsushima did just that. As it approaches its …

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God Of War Ragnarök Producer Asks Rabid Stans To Chill Out Over Reveal Rumors

God Of War Ragnarök Producer Asks Rabid Stans To Chill Out Over Reveal Rumors

OMG relax already!Image: Sony Santa Monica Studio For the past week, God of War: Ragnarok has been trending on Twitter, though there isn’t any definitive news from developer Sony Santa Monica Studio. Instead, there have just been a series of tweets from “industry insiders” pointing to a potential livestream reveal of the game on June …

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Devs Share The Wild, Secret Hacks Your Favorite Games Rely On

Devs Share The Wild, Secret Hacks Your Favorite Games Rely On

Image: Kotaku / Tortoon / Alexander_P (Shutterstock) Did you know all the horses in Assassin’s Creed 1 are built using really fucked up human skeletons? Or that TitanQuest used invisible squirrels as in-game timers? All of this is true and is more proof that games are mostly wild collections of code and hope that have …

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Fall Guys Goes Free-To-Play, Servers Immediately Crash

Fall Guys Goes Free-To-Play, Servers Immediately Crash

Image: Mediatonic Oops, they did it again. Fall GuysMediatonic’s bubbly platformer royale, released on Xbox and Switch yesterday as part of a big free-to-play overhaul. The game’s servers immediately combusted, with reports of connectivity woes continuing more than 24 hours later. First released for PlayStation and PC in August 2020, Fall Guys was one of …

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Halo Infinite's Juneteenth Cosmetic Briefly Named After Ape, Sparks Outcry

Halo Infinite’s Juneteenth Cosmetic Briefly Named After Ape, Sparks Outcry

screenshot: 343 Industries / Kotaku Last night, developer 343 Industries rolled out a Juneteenth-themed cosmetic option for Halo Infinite, its multiplayer shooter. For a moment, the affiliated Pan-African-themed color palette was titled “Bonobo.” HAS bonobosfor those who don’t know, is an endangered species of great ape. I do not need to tell you how abhorrent …

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