How You Can Support Black Gamers

More than a week has passed since the brutal police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Rallies and protests have since ensued, rightfully, from coast-to-coast. And it’s not just Floyd. It’s Philando Castile and Breonna Taylor, Freddie Gray and Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner (among many, many, many…

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Source: Kotaku – How You Can Support Black Gamers

Sonic 3D Blast Is Better In 2D

Before Sonic Adventure, Sega’s blue mascot made his first foray into the third dimension with 1996’s Sonic 3D Blast for the Sega Genesis and Saturn. It wasn’t great! But now we have a 2D total conversion thanks to independent developer Sotaknuck, which takes the story and aesthetics of Sonic 3D Blast and reimagines…

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Source: Kotaku – Sonic 3D Blast Is Better In 2D

The Next Total War Game Is Having A Very Weird, Epic-Exclusive Launch

Having previously been a series that we first associated with DVD drives and then Steam, the next release in the Total War series—the spinoff A Total War Saga: TROY—is going to be a 12-month Epic Games Store exclusive. And it’ll be…free?

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Source: Kotaku – The Next Total War Game Is Having A Very Weird, Epic-Exclusive Launch

Put Zappa In Guilty Gear Strive, Dammit

Arc System Works recently shared the results of a survey taken by players of the Guilty Gear Strive closed beta. The most interesting findings come from the character request section. Players from around the world left some surprisingly uniform responses, and sadly, my favorite character is nowhere to be seen.

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Source: Kotaku – Put Zappa In Guilty Gear Strive, Dammit

The Invisible Killing of Tony McDade

On May 27, Tony McDade, a trans man and Tallahassee resident, was killed by a police officer. No video exists of his death, so both local and national outlets have deferred to the police department’s description: McDade was a suspect in a fatal stabbing; as officers attempted to arrest him he allegedly moved as if…

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Source: Kotaku – The Invisible Killing of Tony McDade

Street Fighter Event Benefiting Black Lives Matter Demolishes Fundraising Expectations

Last night, the Street Fighter subreddit organized an online Street Fighter V tournament to raise money for Black Lives Matter charities in response to the recent police murder of George Floyd, a black Minnesotan, and ongoing attempts by activists across the country to hold law enforcement accountable. They ended up…

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Source: Kotaku – Street Fighter Event Benefiting Black Lives Matter Demolishes Fundraising Expectations

Animal Crossings’ Sharks Don’t Do Fish Crimes But I Love Them Anyway

Hot on the caudal fin of Tripwire Interactive’s bloody aquatic epic Maneater, Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ summer season fills its seas with man-eating beasts. Animal Crossing’s sharks don’t actually eat people and can be caught by a single human holding a flimsy fishing pole, but that just makes them more lovable.

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Source: Kotaku – Animal Crossings’ Sharks Don’t Do Fish Crimes But I Love Them Anyway

Pokémon Sword and Shield's Isle Of Armor DLC Drops June 17

According to information released today initially on the official Japanese Pokémon website, the first DLC from Pokémon Sword and Shield’s expansion pass, The Isle of Armor, brings new pocket monsters and fresh adventures to the games on June 17.

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Source: Kotaku – Pokémon Sword and Shield’s Isle Of Armor DLC Drops June 17