9-Year-Old Dragon Ball FighterZ Player Faces His Own Dad In Tournament

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Most fighting game tournaments do very little to curate tournament matchups. Sure, the biggest events will do some seeding to ensure that big names and regional rivals don’t play against each other right out of the gate, but for the most part, competitors need to be ready for whoever is thrown at them. Tsuyoshi, a…

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https://kotaku.com/9-year-old-dragon-ball-fighterz-player-faces-his-own-da-1834092114

Sea of Thieves’ Producer Outlines A Promising Year-Two Plan

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Sea of Thieves’ first year had as many ups and downs as a boat in a storm. A rough launch gave way to numerous updates and events that expanded the game world. The Anniversary Update, to be released April 30, will add a story mode and competitive PVP. I spoke with the Xbox One and PC game’s executive producer Joe…

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https://kotaku.com/sea-of-thieves-producer-outlines-a-promising-year-two-p-1833950231

How Knights Of The Old Republic Pulled Off A Voice-Acting Triumph

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For their groundbreaking Star Wars role-playing game Knights of the Old Republic, BioWare and LucasArts made the highly ambitious decision to have a cast of actors voice the game’s entire massive, branching script. That story, excerpted below, is told in the latest entry in the Boss Fight Books series, written by…

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https://kotaku.com/how-knights-of-the-old-republic-pulled-off-a-voice-acti-1833889388

The New Shazam Movie Has Some Odd Video Game References

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This weekend the newest DC superhero film, Shazam, was released. Critics enjoyed it. I liked it a lot too. Though while the action and jokes are strong in Shazam, there are some weird video game references that caught me off guard.

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https://kotaku.com/the-new-shazam-movie-has-some-odd-video-game-references-1833860728

Yoshi’s Crafted World: The Kotaku Review

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I think I fell in love with Yoshi’s Crafted World when I discovered the costumes. You don’t know cute until you’ve seen Yoshi running around the place in a little shonky cardboard cow outfit. My heart melted.

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https://kotaku.com/yoshis-crafted-world-the-kotaku-review-1833604173

Gabe Newell Really Likes Resident Evil 2 And Confirms Valve Is Still Working On VR Games 

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Gabe Newell, the president of Valve, has been answering a lot of emails lately and sharing some interesting information about his gaming tastes, the state of Valve, the future of VR and more. The YouTube channel Valve News Network, a popular channel that covers Valve news, has been collecting and sharing Newell’s…

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https://kotaku.com/gabe-newell-really-likes-resident-evil-2-and-confirms-v-1833502354

The Google Stadia Backlash Has Begun

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While people are still grappling with the technical ramifications of Google’s Stadia platform, gamers have begun asking deeper, more troubling questions. What do mods look like in a world of game streaming? What happens to game preservation? What happens if Google dwarfs gaming the same way it has with search,…

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https://kotaku.com/the-google-stadia-backlash-has-begun-1833515412

30 Hours With Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the latest game from Dark Souls and Bloodborne development studio FromSoftware, is out tomorrow. After 30 hours of fighting and struggling and strategizing and getting good, I can say I’ve been having an absolute blast.

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https://kotaku.com/30-hours-with-sekiro-shadows-die-twice-1833460160