Mortal Kombat 2021: The Kotaku Movie Review

As I said last month following a preview of the film’s first 12 minutes, the new Mortal Kombat movie starts off strong. The opening battle between the men who would become Sub-Zero and Scorpion is one of my favorite cinema moments of the year. The remaining 98 minutes? Not so much. The fights are outstanding, the…

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Source: Kotaku – Mortal Kombat 2021: The Kotaku Movie Review

Clone Hero Is So Much Fun I Don't Mind The Carpal Tunnel

As the last of the notes disappeared from the screen, I put my fake, plastic guitar down to look at my hands. They were shaking, and my fingers were curled as if they were still wrapped around the fretboard. I felt pain twisting around my wrist and creeping into my finger joints. Still, I wore a smile so big and deep…

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Source: Kotaku – Clone Hero Is So Much Fun I Don’t Mind The Carpal Tunnel

The Nier Replicant Remaster Does Many Good Things And One Awful Thing

I played the original Nier back in 2010 and thoroughly enjoyed it despite the main character being a hideous troll of an old man. Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139…, with the handsome younger hero originally exclusive to Japan, looks, plays, and feels better overall, save the unfortunate inclusion of an achievement for…

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Source: Kotaku – The Nier Replicant Remaster Does Many Good Things And One Awful Thing

Call of Duty Gets '80s Map For Season Three

Following yesterday’s Warzone nuke events, Call of Duty’s Season Three has officially begun for both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. Season Three introduces a “new” Warzone map, while Cold War gets new multiplayer maps, weapons, operators, Zombies updates, and more. There’s also a new 100-tier Battle Pass to grind.…

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Source: Kotaku – Call of Duty Gets ’80s Map For Season Three

CD Projekt Refunded Only 30,000 Copies Of Cyberpunk 2077

Only a tiny fraction of the overall Cyberpunk 2077 sales resulted in refunds, CFO Piotr Nielubowicz told investors during an earnings call earlier today. Out of the 13.7 million copies sold, the Polish developer apparently issued just 30,000 refunds.

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Source: Kotaku – CD Projekt Refunded Only 30,000 Copies Of Cyberpunk 2077

Destiny 2's New Transmog System Sounds Like A Grind-In-The-Ass

Bungie finally shed some light on Destiny 2’s upcoming transmog options in a blog post today. The new system, called Armor Synthesis, will be added to the loot-shooter service game within a few weeks, fulfilling a long-standing request of the Destiny community. Unfortunately, its implementation sounds like more of a…

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Source: Kotaku – Destiny 2’s New Transmog System Sounds Like A Grind-In-The-Ass

Gearbox Threatens To Leave Texas Over Anti-Trans Bill

During a committee hearing held yesterday in the Texas House of Representatives, Gearbox exec David Najjab testified against Texas House Bill 4042, which would force transgender athletes in public schools to compete in sports according to the gender they were assigned at birth.

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Source: Kotaku – Gearbox Threatens To Leave Texas Over Anti-Trans Bill

Epic Games Store Adds New Apps Including, Um, Another Game Store

Epic announced today that a slate of new non-gaming apps are now available on the Epic Games Store. The most interesting new app added is the indie games storefront Itch.io, potentially giving the thousands of smaller games on their store a huge new audience of EGS users.

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Source: Kotaku – Epic Games Store Adds New Apps Including, Um, Another Game Store