Vampire: the Masquerade– Bloodlines Is Getting A Sequel, And It Looks Pretty Good

Cult classic Vampire: the Masquerade– Bloodlines is getting a sequel. The 2004 roleplaying game left a lasting impression on roleplaying fans despite some clumsy gameplay. I spent time with the folks at Paradox Interactive and developer Hardsuit Labs to ask questions and see the game in action. It captures much of the…

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Source: Kotaku – Vampire: the Masquerade– Bloodlines Is Getting A Sequel, And It Looks Pretty Good

Ladykiller in a Bind creator Christine Love gives a talk at GDC about sex as a reward in games.

Ladykiller in a Bind creator Christine Love gives a talk at GDC about sex as a reward in games. “The problem with ‘the chase’ is that it’s one-sided,” Love explained to a room of Sexy Microtalks attendees. Love instead suggests making sex a crucial and indispensible aspect of gameplay, not just a reward. When sex is…

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Source: Kotaku – Ladykiller in a Bind creator Christine Love gives a talk at GDC about sex as a reward in games.

Tim Schafer Talks Unionization, Streaming, And The Future Of Double Fine

After cracking jokes on stage during the Game Developers Choice and IGF awards at GDC last night, Double Fine boss Tim Schafer had almost completely lost his voice, but he still croaked his way through his annual appearance on Kotaku Splitscreen. Jason and I talked to him about the unionization joke he told at the…

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Source: Kotaku – Tim Schafer Talks Unionization, Streaming, And The Future Of Double Fine

Unions Stole The Show At Last Night's GDC Awards

“I’m not anti-union, but I don’t really think we need them, right?” said Double Fine head Tim Schafer while hosting yesterday evening’s Game Developers Choice Awards in San Francisco. “We’re all great here and in this show. No one here is union and…” Then the stage lights went out.

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Source: Kotaku – Unions Stole The Show At Last Night’s GDC Awards

Seemingly Unbreakable Getting Over It World Record Turns Out To Be A Fake

In Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy, a man in a pot tries to climb a mountain with a sledgehammer. A Chinese speedrunner named Ccfst recently seemed to help that man climb the mountain faster than anyone before him, setting a new world record that struck some as impossible. The skeptics were right. Over the weekend,…

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Source: Kotaku – Seemingly Unbreakable Getting Over It World Record Turns Out To Be A Fake

Divinity Original Sin 2 had a disastrous production, according to director Swen Vincke, who said in

Divinity Original Sin 2 had a disastrous production, according to director Swen Vincke, who said in a postmortem panel at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco that they didn’t finish the writing until months before the game came out. They even changed a chunk of Sebille’s origin story one week before…

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Source: Kotaku – Divinity Original Sin 2 had a disastrous production, according to director Swen Vincke, who said in

Steam Libraries Are Getting An Overhaul 

This week at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Valve announced a series of changes coming soon to Steam. Foremost among them are an overhauled game library and an event system that can be used by developers to keep players clued in about what’s happening in games they own.

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Source: Kotaku – Steam Libraries Are Getting An Overhaul 

Nintendo Reveals The 10 Current Best-Selling Indie Games On Switch

Indie games make up a crucial and vibrant part of the Switch’s great library of games, as evidenced by yesterday’s Nindies showcase. At the Game Developers Conference event today, Nintendo shared which indie games have sold best on Switch up until now. While many of them are familiar faces, like Stardew Valley, a few…

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Source: Kotaku – Nintendo Reveals The 10 Current Best-Selling Indie Games On Switch

Neo Cab is an upcoming narrative game about the ride-share gig economy in the far future where drive

Neo Cab is an upcoming narrative game about the ride-share gig economy in the far future where drivers compete with self-driving cars. The player must regulate protagonist Lena’s mood, displayed on her biofeed bracelet, while also balancing her Neo Cab driver rating—two things that might come in conflict when a…

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Source: Kotaku – Neo Cab is an upcoming narrative game about the ride-share gig economy in the far future where drive

Blaster Master Zero 2 Is An Amazing Sequel To A Rebooted Classic

Two years ago, Inti Creates released Blaster Master Zero, an outstanding remake of Sunsoft’s NES classic about a boy, a frog, and a futuristic combat vehicle. This week’s surprise sequel, Blaster Master Zero 2, sees Jason and the crew of the SOPHIA taking the battle against evil mutants into deep space. It’s the…

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Source: Kotaku – Blaster Master Zero 2 Is An Amazing Sequel To A Rebooted Classic

Sekiro's Training Dummy Will Be Your New Best Friend

A whole bunch of us at Kotaku have been playing Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. We have impressions, we have gameplay, but we really wanted to dig into the nitty gritty about one particular aspect of the game: how well it handles combat training. Below is a conversation between myself and Professional Video Game Expert…

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Source: Kotaku – Sekiro’s Training Dummy Will Be Your New Best Friend

Our Readers' Five Favorite Lawn Games (And Also Lawn Darts)

The overwhelming top pick in this week’s lawn game Co-Op was Lawn Darts, a game so dangerous that it’s no longer allowed to be sold, though you may be able to find a set on eBay or at a garage sale. There’s also a modern version that uses weighted darts, rather than metal spikes that could go through someone’s skull,…

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Source: Kotaku – Our Readers’ Five Favorite Lawn Games (And Also Lawn Darts)