‘We Stormed It. I Was Part of History Last Night’—Insider Footage of the ‘Storming’ of Area 51

RACHEL, Nev. — Jeffrey Gonzalez had waited 16 years for this moment. He’s been investigating and researching paranormal activity since 2003, but he never thought he would have a close encounter with Area 51. That is until 2:30 am on September 20 when other attendees of the Alienstock festivities in Rachel, Nevada,…

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Source: Kotaku – ‘We Stormed It. I Was Part of History Last Night’—Insider Footage of the ‘Storming’ of Area 51

Every Game Needs A Studio Trigger Anime Opening

Today Skullgirls studio Lab Zero Games debuted the animated opening to Indivisible, the eagerly-anticipated action role-playing game. I thought I could not get more excited about this game. I was wrong. Flashy animated intros from Studio Trigger, the folks behind Kill La Kill, have that effect. Every game should have…

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Source: Kotaku – Every Game Needs A Studio Trigger Anime Opening

Farewell To My Cat

I put my cat to sleep on Tuesday afternoon. She sat on my lap, swaddled in a medical blanket and a favorite scarf of my wife’s. A veterinarian injected anesthesia to knock her out and then delivered a fatal shot. I knew Quimby the cat for 15 ½ years. Some readers of this site may recall her, too, as she helped me…

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Source: Kotaku – Farewell To My Cat

Untitled Goose Game’s Developers Stopped Work On Launch Day To Attend The Climate Strike

Today is the long-awaited launch day of Untitled Goose Game, the avian sensation that’s been sweeping multiple nations since its first trailer came out in 2017. It’s also the day of the Global Climate Strike, meaning that people across more than 150 countries are walking out of school and work to demand urgent action…

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Source: Kotaku – Untitled Goose Game’s Developers Stopped Work On Launch Day To Attend The Climate Strike

Climate Activism Is Feminism In a Dying World

In the absence of clear, concise, and unified action from elected officials around the world to fight the climate crisis, it’s the utmost bullshit that teenagers, children, and other students have had to step in and rise up. The nihilism driving this lack of interest (or, in cases like the Trump administration,…

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Source: Kotaku – Climate Activism Is Feminism In a Dying World

Get 5% Back On Paypal, Chase Pay, And Department Store Purchases With Your Chase Freedom

Chase has announced its Q4 bonus categories for the Chase Freedom card, and you’ll have the opportunity to get 5% back on Paypal, Chase Pay, and department store purchases from October through the end of the year, if you activate the offer here.

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Source: Kotaku – Get 5% Back On Paypal, Chase Pay, And Department Store Purchases With Your Chase Freedom

Despite The Haters, The Division 2's All-Women Gaming Group Is Going Strong

The note atop the thread in The Division 2 subreddit was awkward. “The moderators have allowed for many congratulation raid completion posts,” it began. This was one of many threads in celebrating various groups of gamers for clearing The Division 2’s daunting eight-player raid. But, it continued: “This one is…

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Source: Kotaku – Despite The Haters, The Division 2’s All-Women Gaming Group Is Going Strong

5 new releases we love: Brittany Howard goes solo, Vivian Girls return to form, and more

There’s a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on Spotify.

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Source: Kotaku – 5 new releases we love: Brittany Howard goes solo, Vivian Girls return to form, and more

Borderlands 3: The Kotaku Review

Take a bag of potato chips—any brand, anywhere—and you more or less know what you’re going to get. Crispy, greasy salt and oil delivered via thin layers of starch, they make a mess of crumbs and grease, and they’re terribly delicious, extremely difficult to stop eating once you’ve caved into the first, and likely to…

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Source: Kotaku – Borderlands 3: The Kotaku Review

The A.V. Club’s 17 most-anticipated shows of fall 2019

With autumn upon us, it’s time to harvest the benefits of studio executive sessions, production deals, and in certain cases, years of storytelling. The A.V. Club has looked out at the ever-widening TV landscape—where networks are doubling their pleasure by launching proprietary streaming services—to put together our…

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Source: Kotaku – The A.V. Club’s 17 most-anticipated shows of fall 2019

World of Warcraft's Greatest Tragedies Look So Much Cuter In A Pop-Up Book

Last year, in the lead-up to World of Warcraft’s Battle for Azeroth expansion, Horde leader Sylvanas Windrunner went a bit more evil than usual. She set the world tree ablaze, destroying the night elf capital of Teldrassil and murdering countless innocents in the process. It was one of the most horrific events in the…

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Source: Kotaku – World of Warcraft’s Greatest Tragedies Look So Much Cuter In A Pop-Up Book

If I Had Infinite Time I Would Never Stop Chasing Perfect Ranks In Games

I play games because they give me pleasure, but sometimes, that pleasure comes specifically from a desire to master all of their secrets. Clear all the time trials, get higher ranks, collect all the goodies. Sayonara Wild Hearts, Devil May Cry 5, Monster Hunter World. Sometimes you just want to be the best.

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Source: Kotaku – If I Had Infinite Time I Would Never Stop Chasing Perfect Ranks In Games

Untitled Goose Game: The Kotaku Review

The way Untitled Goose Game’s goose moves, I think, is what makes it so endearing. Its self-assured waddle. The way it leans its feathered neck forward, with an almost innocent inquisitiveness, before turning on some poor guy’s sprinklers and drenching him. How it flaps and flutters after its plans have been thwarted…

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Source: Kotaku – Untitled Goose Game: The Kotaku Review

Person Naruto Runs Through 'Storm Area 51' Newscast

In what started as a joke and is now our manifest reality, thousands of people are expected to storm Area 51 today. Today, we witnessed just one of many on camera running through the desert like characters from the popular anime series Naruto.

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Source: Kotaku – Person Naruto Runs Through ‘Storm Area 51’ Newscast

The Creepypasta Community That Influenced Control

Control’s setting, a secretive government facility that studies supernatural happenings, is engrossing. If you can’t get enough of the game’s surreal atmosphere, perhaps you should check out the SCP Foundation, a community-run fiction archive that many speculated was an inspiration for Control. It turns out that…

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Source: Kotaku – The Creepypasta Community That Influenced Control

Jump Aboard the Bandwagon: Two Sizes of the Instant Pot Ultra Are Down to Their Best Price

If you don’t have an Instant Pot yet, or want a compact-sized companion to go with your full sized model, the newest Instant Pot Ultra Mini has a rare sale today on Amazon as part of the company’s Gold Box deals. Meanwhile, the standard 6 qt. Instant Pot is still down to an all-time low $84, though that deal has been…

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Source: Kotaku – Jump Aboard the Bandwagon: Two Sizes of the Instant Pot Ultra Are Down to Their Best Price