‘I’d Have These Extremely Graphic Dreams’: What It’s Like To Work On Ultra-Violent Games Like Mortal Kombat 11

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Mortal Kombat 11 is a brutal game. That’s what you come for—sensational, over-the-top violence that’s inventive and gratuitous on a level that doesn’t exist anywhere else. It can be shocking in its detail and funny in its execution, but it’s always arresting. It’s also short. Fatalities, gory, physically improbable…

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https://kotaku.com/id-have-these-extremely-graphic-dreams-what-its-like-t-1834611691

In Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, I Travel In Straight Lines, No Matter What

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I don’t like getting lost in video games. I love to explore and find secret treasures in the depths of a virtual world, but I’m methodical about it. It’s why I use the map in Metroid, and it’s also why I only travel in straight lines in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Even when it makes no sense and results in a slower and…

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https://kotaku.com/in-assassins-creed-odyssey-i-travel-in-straight-lines-1830623959

Rick and Morty Get Szechuan Sauce, Black Mirror Goes Social, and More in Tabletop Gaming News

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Welcome back to another installment of Gaming Shelf, our regular column where we look at the coolest board games and tabletop roleplaying games out there. This week, we’ve got a cool new Kickstarter for an Assassin’s Creed roleplaying game, the long-awaited arrival of Betrayal Legacy, and a whole bunch more. Didn’t…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/rick-and-morty-get-szechuan-sauce-black-mirror-goes-so-1830475641

Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey and Living in Myth

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Growing up, I was obsessed with Greek mythology. I was that annoying kid “um actually”-ing Hercules in the theater, frustrated that a Disney movie didn’t make its star the bastard son of Zeus who murdered his wife and children in a rage. “He’s called Heracles.” I’ve long been fascinated with these legends and the…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/assassins-creed-odyssey-and-living-in-myth-1830313252