'Shop Contest: Respect Your Cat Day, Winners

Happy Respect Your Cat Day! If you have a cat, let it do whatever it wants today. If you don’t have a cat, then just salute some pictures of cats online or get one in The Sims and be nice to it. In honor of this great day, I asked you folks to create images featuring cats. Real or fake!

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Source: Kotaku – ‘Shop Contest: Respect Your Cat Day, Winners

The Punch-Out Speedrunning Community Spent Five Years Trying To Beat One Player And All His Records

Back in the early 90s and early 2000s, Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out for the NES was a popular early speedrunning game. But eventually, players moved on. However, one player went back to some old Punch-Out fansites in 2010 and discovered that every world record at the time had been set by one player, Matt Turk. Nobody had…

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Source: Kotaku – The Punch-Out Speedrunning Community Spent Five Years Trying To Beat One Player And All His Records

Iron Danger Is A Fantasy Role-Playing Game With Superhot-Style Time Dilation

In Iron Danger you can rewind time whenever you need to in order to save your life and land the killing blow. It’s a cool idea and works well enough in practice, but that fun premise doesn’t stop the rest of Iron Danger from being an otherwise pretty middling isometric role-playing game experience.

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Source: Kotaku – Iron Danger Is A Fantasy Role-Playing Game With Superhot-Style Time Dilation

Level Up Your Gaming Arsenal With These 11 Subscription Services and Upgrades

If you prefer to stay inside, you might turn to video games to pass the time. There is just one problem, though—video games get expensive really, really quick. But, there’s a way to mitigate the cost of gaming with various gaming subscription services, allowing you to have access to a wide array of games for a small…

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Source: Kotaku – Level Up Your Gaming Arsenal With These 11 Subscription Services and Upgrades

Borderlands 3’s Latest Expansion Gives The Series Its First Good Boss Fight

Guns, Love, and Tentacles, yesterday’s major update to Borderlands 3, revolves around a gay wedding on an alien planet. While that’s fantastic in its own right, the rest of the expansion is pretty great too, combining fresh aesthetics with a bevy of cool new guns and what is arguably the series’ only good boss fight…

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Source: Kotaku – Borderlands 3’s Latest Expansion Gives The Series Its First Good Boss Fight

Coronavirus Is Pushing Reddit's Relationship_Advice to a Breaking Point

“Anyone else breaking up through the pandemic?” reads one subject line. “My [23F] partner [24M] isn’t taking quarantine seriously and keeps making unnecessary trips to see his family,” reads another.

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Source: Kotaku – Coronavirus Is Pushing Reddit’s Relationship_Advice to a Breaking Point

Super Mario Bros. 3's Angry Sun Gave Me Anxiety

I’ve been playing Super Mario Bros. 3 on my Nintendo Switch lately. It’s been reminding me how the Angry Sun, an enemy that appears in the fifth level of the game’s Desert Land, provoked terror in me when I was young. Its implementation is a lesson in narrative level design and accomplishing less with more.

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Source: Kotaku – Super Mario Bros. 3’s Angry Sun Gave Me Anxiety

Engineer Combines Smash Controller With A Taser Because Why Not

Recent advances in virtual reality have done wonders to make video games more immersive than ever. But certain persistent technical limitations still bedevil this developing technology, such as, say, its inability to shock the living hell out of players with agonizing bursts of electric current. It’s a problem. But…

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Source: Kotaku – Engineer Combines Smash Controller With A Taser Because Why Not

Sony And Microsoft Put Out Vague Statements About How Covid-19 Will Affect Their Games

Christian PetersenIn a press release on its website, Sony announced that it doesn’t expect the game and network services part of its business to be impacted during the current fiscal year, which ends March 31. At the same time, the company didn’t rule out that things could change in the future. Sony and Microsoft both…

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Source: Kotaku – Sony And Microsoft Put Out Vague Statements About How Covid-19 Will Affect Their Games

Even Final Fantasy XIV Is Freezing House Evictions

Final Fantasy XIV has one of the most competitive housing markets in an online game. Buying a cozy digital home requires lots of money and the patience to fight with other players—including big guilds and bot owners—to place a bid on a home. If you don’t use it, you also lose it. In light of the current covid-19…

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Source: Kotaku – Even Final Fantasy XIV Is Freezing House Evictions

I'm Driving Myself Crazy Trying To Name My Animal Crossing Island

It is important, in these trying times, to take it easy on yourself. That self-critical voice constantly berating you in your head? Turn it down to a whisper. Unfortunately, I am a gigantic dummy incapable of following my own advice. Case in point: I’ve spent the better part of three days (and counting) trying to name…

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Source: Kotaku – I’m Driving Myself Crazy Trying To Name My Animal Crossing Island