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Elden Ring One-Shot Boss Kills Show Faith Builds Are Strong AF

Elden Ring One-Shot Boss Kills Show Faith Builds Are Strong AF

Elden Ring’s faith stat is pretty flexible to build around, particularly because developer FromSoftware baked so many incantations and spells into the game. Still, it tends to see very little use at high levels, as YouTuber Your Average Gamer put it in an email to Kotaku Dot Com, folks claim it’s not as good as …

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Everything You Need To Know About The Weird New Tiny Tina's Wonderlands Class

Everything You Need To Know About The Weird New Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Class

Screenshot: Gearbox For those who love the grind, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is Borderlands heaven. For those who don’t, it’s a solid shooter that lacks the sharp hooks of a true-to-form live-service game. I imagine this dynamic will remain much the same in the wake of the game’s latest expansion, which adds the game’s first new …

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How To Actually Play Netflix’s Surprisingly Terrific Games

How To Actually Play Netflix’s Surprisingly Terrific Games

Image: Digital Sun Yes, Netflix has some excellent games, but no one’s playing them. According to a recent report, less than 1 percent of people who subscribe to the streaming service actually avail themselves of its free games. That stat surely isn’t helped by the process you’ve gotta go through to play, which, while not …

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New Steam Shooter Is Basically Half-Life 2 And It Rules

New Steam Shooter Is Basically Half-Life 2 And It Rules

Gif: Siris Pendrake / Kotaku I’ve probably written this before on this very website, but whenever someone asks me what my favorite video game is, my default answer is Half-Life 2. So any game that tries to capture Half-Life 2’s excellent mix of exploration, action, puzzle-solving, and emptiness has my attention. And if that game …

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OMG, Someone Actually Conquered Halo 2's 'Impossible' $20,000 Challenge

OMG, Someone Actually Conquered Halo 2’s ‘Impossible’ $20,000 Challenge

Screenshot: Bungie / IGDB They said it was impossible and, for nearly two decades, that seemed to be the case. But last night, a streamer named Jervalin beat Halo 2’s “LASO deathless” challenge, earning a cool $20,000 in the process. Talk about finishing the fight. Let’s rewind. Earlier this summer, the YouTuber Charles “Cr1tikal” White …

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EA Changes Sims 4 Paid Mod Rules After Fan Backlash

EA Changes Sims 4 Paid Mod Rules After Fan Backlash

Screenshot: EA Last month, EA announced new rules and restrictions on paid mods, early access, and how creators can advertise their creations. And this led to many unhappy responses and ongoing controversy within the Sims community. The Sims 4 might have been released in 2014, but the life simulator continues to get massive official updates …

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10 Things Every GTA Online Player Trying The Giant New Update Should Do

10 Things Every GTA Online Player Trying The Giant New Update Should Do

Image: Rockstar Games With the new Grand Theft Auto Online update released last week, the game has become easier after Rockstar added more ways to make money that don’t involve ripping your hair out and putting up with annoying trolls. But a big update like this for an already massive game can be very overwhelming. …

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No One Expected GTA Online’s Latest Mission To Be So Terrifying

No One Expected GTA Online’s Latest Mission To Be So Terrifying

Screenshot: Rockstar Games / Kotaku Earlier this week, Rockstar released a massive free update for Grand Theft Auto Online. For the most part it focused on improving and expanding on what was already in the game. But the update also included a new series of missions involving covert government operations and conspiracies, and this new …

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Octopath Traveler: Champions Of The Continent Is Better Than The Nintendo Switch Original

Octopath Traveler: Champions Of The Continent Is Better Than The Nintendo Switch Original

Image: Square Enix Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent, newly available on mobile, is a worthy sequel to the original 2018 Switch role-playing game. I had expected a watered-down combat system and a menu hell like many other gacha games on mobile devices. Square Enix proved me wrong. Champions retains the visuals and music that …

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The Nier: Automata Secret Door Hunt Is Over, In The Wildest Possible Way

The Nier: Automata Secret Door Hunt Is Over, In The Wildest Possible Way

Gif: Square Enix / Sadfutago It all started with a question: “How do you get into the church?” The answer, it turns out, is simple: You don’t—at least not yet. Yes, Nier: Automata’s baffling secret door was all just an intricate mod. If you haven’t been following along, Nier: Automata’s secret door had all the …

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