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'Stray': How a virtual orange tabby is helping real cats

‘Stray’: How a virtual orange tabby is helping real cats

NEW YORK (AP) — The virtual cat hero from the new video game sensation “Stray” doesn’t just wind along rusted pipes, leap over unidentified sludge and decode clues in a seemingly abandoned city. The daring orange tabby is helping real world cats as well. Thanks to online fundraising platforms, gamers are playing “Stray” while streaming …

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Let’s Talk About Stray’s Weird Bummer Of An Ending

Let’s Talk About Stray’s Weird Bummer Of An Ending

Screenshot: Annapurna / Kotaku Stray, a post-apocalyptic adventure game about a cat, is mostly excellent. Two of us at Kotaku recently powered through its puzzles, devouring its dense, mysteriously post-apocalyptic environments and generally enjoying living out the power-fantasy of role-playing a cat. Then we hit the credits. Obviously, we had to talk. Ari Notis: John, …

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Pressing paws: Stray, the video game that’s a hit with cats (and their humans)

When a video game has us playing as an animal, it’s usually some psychedelic anthropomorphic cartoon creature such as Crash Bandicoot or Sonic the Hedgehog. Rarely do we actually behave like an animal, although when we do, it can be hilarious: 2019’s breakout cult hit Untitled Goose Game stars a nasty goose honking, pecking and …

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We played 'Stray,' everyone's favorite new cat-centric video game. It's purrfection

We played ‘Stray,’ everyone’s favorite new cat-centric video game. It’s purrfection

We had to know: Was it really the cat’s meow? So we tried it out for ourselves, paying $30 to download it for a PlayStation 5. It was quickly apparent why “Stray” appeals to gamers (who like cats), people who simply like cats, and actual cats. It’s beautifully animated and offers a respite from video …

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Real-world animal shelters are streaming Stray to save cats’ lives

Real-world animal shelters are streaming Stray to save cats’ lives

Stray is a game that stars an adorable orange cat, which has instantly helped make it a sensation. People absolutely love cats, and it’s a compelling game where the feline protagonist navigates through a dystopian environment in an attempt to return home. The story is melting the hearts of cat lovers and tugging on their …

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Stray Should Have Been A Game Entirely About Kittens, Not Shooting

Stray Should Have Been A Game Entirely About Kittens, Not Shooting

Screenshot: BlueTwelve Studio / Kotaku There’s a lot of buzz about Stray right now, by dint of its coming out during a pretty dry patch for new releases, and more importantly, how you get to play as an incredibly cute cat. Unfortunately, what I think a lot of people are about to discover this week, …

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Stray improves adventure games by turning you into a cat

Stray improves adventure games by turning you into a cat

Stray has a lot of things in common with other adventure games. You have to solve puzzles, navigate a dense urban environment, and utilize stealth to avoid powerful enemies. There are characters to befriend and things to collect. But there’s one key difference between Stray and its contemporaries: you play as a cat. That may …

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Stray Won’t Show You The Cat’s Butthole (Probably)

Stray Won’t Show You The Cat’s Butthole (Probably)

Image: Annapurna / Kotaku If there’s a cat in your house, how does it typically walk around? With its tail pointed straight up, probably—y’know, like any normal cat. But the feline protagonist of Stray is a bit more modest: He primarily keeps his tail down, at least based on gameplay footage viewed during a hands-off …

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