The Best And Worst Parts Of Every Assassin’s Creed Game

Released back in 2007, the first Assassin’s Creed took the world by storm and kicked off a large and still ongoing franchise, one of Ubisoft’s most successful, too. While every fan of the franchise no doubt has their favorite (and least favorite) entries, we aren’t here to rank them all. I mean, we did that already.

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Source: Kotaku – The Best And Worst Parts Of Every Assassin’s Creed Game

Report: 17-Year-Old Arrested On Suspicion Of Being Hacker Behind GTA VI Leak

Today, London City Police announced they had arrested a 17-year-old from Oxfordshire Thursday evening. While the police have yet to confirm why, it’s been reported that the teen was arrested in connection with the recent Uber and Grand Theft Auto VI leaks. The suspect remains in City Police custody at this time.

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Source: Kotaku – Report: 17-Year-Old Arrested On Suspicion Of Being Hacker Behind GTA VI Leak

The Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Fire Is Out Of Control In The Cyberpunk 2077 Modding Scene

Cyberpunk 2077 might be getting its first major expansion next year, but that hasn’t stopped fans from creating their own mods for the game so they can finally have Netflix’s popular anime series, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, in the game for realsies.

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Source: Kotaku – The Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Fire Is Out Of Control In The Cyberpunk 2077 Modding Scene

TikTok’s Ugly ‘NPC In Real Life’ Trend Reflects The Worst Side Of Growing Up Online

I’ve been seeing these videos for at least a year, what I’d call the “NPC in real life” trend on TikTok, videos which involve harassing, embarrassing, or frightening people in public. Harassment is a staple of online life, something I placidly accept from YouTube “prank” channels, niche celebrity drama, and my Twitter…

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Source: Kotaku – TikTok’s Ugly ‘NPC In Real Life’ Trend Reflects The Worst Side Of Growing Up Online

Xbox Launches 'Project Amplify' To Address Gaming’s Desperate Need For More Black Developers

To cap off National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, Xbox announced “Project Amplify,” an outreach program to help the next generation of Black game developers begin charting their career paths within the industry.

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Source: Kotaku – Xbox Launches ‘Project Amplify’ To Address Gaming’s Desperate Need For More Black Developers

River City Girls Zero’s Charming Presentation Masks A Frustrating Vintage Beat ‘Em Up

We might have to wait a little while longer before we can ora ora ora our way into River City Girls 2, but beat ‘em up fans can satiate their hunger by time-warping into the rerelease of a much older game from the ‘90s, now retitled River City Girls Zero. It’s out for just about every platform now, including PC and…

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Source: Kotaku – River City Girls Zero’s Charming Presentation Masks A Frustrating Vintage Beat ‘Em Up

Trombone Champ Is Now A Steam Top Seller, Which Is Fantastic

It just simply could not be better that one of the top 10 selling games on Steam right now is Trombone Champ, the utterly ridiculous and hilarious trombone sim-cum-Guitar Hero game from one of the funniest developers in the industry. But it’s also astonishing, given the daft obscurity of the game’s themes.

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Source: Kotaku – Trombone Champ Is Now A Steam Top Seller, Which Is Fantastic

The Story Behind Mortal Kombat’s Iconic Dragon Logo

You’ve probably seen the silhouette of Mortal Kombat’s dragon logo so often that you don’t even think about how little sense it makes. There weren’t any dragons in the original Mortal Kombat, and it doesn’t factor into the backstory about an interdimensional martial arts tournament to determine the fate of the planet.…

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Source: Kotaku – The Story Behind Mortal Kombat’s Iconic Dragon Logo

Detective Pikachu 2 May Still Exist, Even Be 'Nearing Release'

It’s been three years since The Pokémon Company announced Detective Pikachu 2 for the Nintendo Switch. And given the complete silence on the project since, you’d be forgiven for having completely forgotten it was ever a thing. However, due to a throwaway line on a developer’s LinkedIn profile, it seems it’s not only…

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Source: Kotaku – Detective Pikachu 2 May Still Exist, Even Be ‘Nearing Release’

Sorry, Nintendo, Everyone’s Having A Hard Time Remembering It’s Tears Of The Kingdom, Not BOTW 2

Nintendo, ever the iconoclasts, chose the most recent Nintendo Direct to announce not the GameCube Zelda remakes we’re certain they’ve already finished, nor any information about the upcoming Mario movie, but instead to surprise-reveal the official title of Breath of the Wild 2 . It was The Legend Of Zelda: Tears of

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Source: Kotaku – Sorry, Nintendo, Everyone’s Having A Hard Time Remembering It’s Tears Of The Kingdom, Not BOTW 2

Madden Streamers Are Going On 'Strike' Over In-Game Gambling Odds

Some of the biggest streamers in the Madden community have announced they’re going on “pack strike”, creating a hashtag and refusing to spend any money on Madden 23’s Ultimate Team mode until publisher Electronic Arts make some changes.

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Source: Kotaku – Madden Streamers Are Going On ‘Strike’ Over In-Game Gambling Odds

Steam Has New Sales & Popularity Charts, And They're Great

People like to buy games from and play games in Steam, but anyone interested in really poking around the site (like us, it’s our job) has two things they want to know: which games are selling the most copies, and which games are being played the most.

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Source: Kotaku – Steam Has New Sales & Popularity Charts, And They’re Great

Congressman Under Investigation For 'Sex Trafficking' Caps Off Twitch's Worst Week Ever

First Amazon-owned Twitch was ravaged by a major gambling scandal. Then it revealed a new, worse revenue split for creators because it had to charge itself too much for servers. Next Bloomberg reported that the platform has a major problem when it comes to potential predators using it to target children. And now Rep.…

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Source: Kotaku – Congressman Under Investigation For ‘Sex Trafficking’ Caps Off Twitch’s Worst Week Ever

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands Was So Successful, Gearbox Is Turning It Into A Franchise

Released earlier this year, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands has proven to be a big success for Gearbox and 2K. In fact, it did so well that Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford confirmed that the Borderlands spin-off is now the start of a brand new franchise, with more Wonderlands content to come in the future.

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Source: Kotaku – Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Was So Successful, Gearbox Is Turning It Into A Franchise