Horror Stories From Inside Amazon's Mechanical Turk

The workers of Mechanical Turk, Amazon’s on-demand micro-task platform, say they have encountered mutilated bodies, graphic videos of botched surgeries, and what appeared to be child pornography. They say they have been asked to transcribe Social Security numbers and other personal data. Sometimes their temporary…

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Source: Kotaku – Horror Stories From Inside Amazon’s Mechanical Turk

Nintendo Explains How Pokémon Home Will Work

Today Nintendo announced that its cloud storage program for Pokémon, Pokémon Home, will have a paid and free version. The free version has a paltry max capacity of 30 Pokémon, while the paid version will let you store up to 6,000 at $3 a month or $16 a year.

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Source: Kotaku – Nintendo Explains How Pokémon Home Will Work

Save Your Eyes And Turn Your Virtual Boy Headset Into A Regular Console

Retro console modders iFixRetro recently undertook the thankless task of rehabbing an old, beat-up Virtual Boy and transforming it into a painless console they could sit on a shelf and play games on their TV with. Who doesn’t wish they could go back and play Virtual Boy Wario Land without burring their face in…

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Source: Kotaku – Save Your Eyes And Turn Your Virtual Boy Headset Into A Regular Console

In Case You Have Problems Seeing Your Switch's Screen

Going back to the original Game Boy, there have been peripherals like the Booster Boy or the Light Boy to help players see the screen. The Switch’s screen is more illuminated and has brighter colors, but just in case you’re having difficulties seeing it, you’ll be happy to hear that help has arrived.

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Source: Kotaku – In Case You Have Problems Seeing Your Switch’s Screen

Kind Words is the massive multiplayer game primarily about being nice to people

The internet, and its ability to connect people across the world, is one of the most impressive marvels of human achievement. But if the equally impressive list of slurs I’ve been called by teens over Apex Legends voice chat is any indication, it’s also kind of a toxic waste dump. The online gaming community is one of…

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Source: Kotaku – Kind Words is the massive multiplayer game primarily about being nice to people

Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: AniTAY’s Top Anime of 2019: Part 3

Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: AniTAY’s Top Anime of 2019: Part 3! The Top 10! Streaming, Services, And Brands – The Future Of GamingTAY Retro: Famicom – Tenka no Goikenban: Mito Koumon [TV Commercial, JP]

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Source: Kotaku – Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: AniTAY’s Top Anime of 2019: Part 3

Red Dead Player Kidnaps Sheriffs, Shoots Them In Beautiful Locations

Red Dead’s the kinda game where after a while you have to learn how to make your own fun, which can sometimes involve visiting some of the game’s most breathtaking locations and taking some photos. And sometimes, along the way, kidnapping the game’s Sheriffs then duelling them for sport.

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Source: Kotaku – Red Dead Player Kidnaps Sheriffs, Shoots Them In Beautiful Locations

Animal Crossing Fans Are So Desperate For News That They’re Analyzing Obscure Stickers

Earlier today, fans spotted some Animal Crossing: New Horizons decals for the Switch on the Japanese HMV store website. Eager fans are now pouring over them trying to figure out which new characters will be in the game.

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Source: Kotaku – Animal Crossing Fans Are So Desperate For News That They’re Analyzing Obscure Stickers

NBA 2K Players Are Paying Their Respects To Kobe Bryant

The NBA 2K community has, as you’d expect given his impact on both the series and basketball itself, been deeply affected by Kobe Bryant’s death yesterday, with players (and the developers) spending the last 24 hours finding ways to pay their respects.

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Source: Kotaku – NBA 2K Players Are Paying Their Respects To Kobe Bryant

Being Muted In A Video Game Doesn't Violate Civil Rights, Federal Court Declares

If you or a loved one has been muted in a video game, you may not be entitled to financial compensation. Exposure to muting might finally wake you up to the idea that there are consequences to your actions. Please do wait. Do not call now!

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Source: Kotaku – Being Muted In A Video Game Doesn’t Violate Civil Rights, Federal Court Declares

Kingdom Hearts III's New Secret Ending Is Breaking My Brain

Kingdom Hearts III’s new DLC Re:Mind remixes the game’s finale into a series of altered events with additional boss fights and story beats. It also adds an additional chapter in which players can face off against highly difficult “data” versions of defeated villains. Diehard fans who push through these fights will…

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Source: Kotaku – Kingdom Hearts III’s New Secret Ending Is Breaking My Brain

I Reviewed Cyberpunk 2077 Based On Its Trailers

Cyberpunk 2077, my most anticipated game of the year, has been delayed from April to September. April was probably already too late for Cyberpunk 2077 to save my soul. Waiting until September is gonna feel like slow murder. So I did the only logical thing: I wrote a 4,500-word review without playing it. Then I made…

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Source: Kotaku – I Reviewed Cyberpunk 2077 Based On Its Trailers

Record a terrifying glitch?

Record a terrifying glitch? Pull off some impressive gunspinning? Did something in a game explode at just the right moment? We wanna see it! Our weekly show Highlight Reel is always looking for the best clips from around the gaming world. Send your clips to HighlightReel@Kotaku.com and we might feature them clip on…

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Source: Kotaku – Record a terrifying glitch?

Fallout 76 Players Who Had Their Inventories Hacked Say Bethesda Returned Their Stuff By Cloning Their Characters

Last month someone managed to steal a number of Fallout 76 players’ items and gear using a cheat program. Now some of those players say Bethesda has finally managed to restore their lost valuables by giving them access to cloned versions of their characters from before the incident.

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Source: Kotaku – Fallout 76 Players Who Had Their Inventories Hacked Say Bethesda Returned Their Stuff By Cloning Their Characters