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Brian Ashcraft

Another Pokémon Go Death Reported In Japan

In the Japanese city of Kasugai, a 29-year-old woman was fatally hit by a car as she crossed the street on her bicycle. The driver had been playing Pokémon Go.

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Brian Ashcraft

The View From Mt.

The View From Mt. Fuji. By Hiro Tanaka.

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Luke Plunkett

The PC's Best Piracy Control Is Wavering

Denuvo, an advanced form of anti-piracy tech, withstood cracks for years . But 2016 may well be seen as the year it finally succumbed its opponent’s advances in an age-old arms race.

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Allegra Frank

X-Men teen spinoff New Mutants lands an appropriate pair of writers

The Fault in Our Stars scribes are joined by longtime X-Men producer

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Luke Plunkett

Planet Coaster, aka Rollercoaster Tycoon for the modern day, looks very promising.

Planet Coaster, aka Rollercoaster Tycoon for the modern day, looks very promising . It’s out on PC on November 17.

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Mike Fahey

Battleborn Adds A New Character And Reveals Another, In Case Anyone's Interested

The third of five promised free characters arrived today for Battleborn, the game that makes me sad every time I write about it. He’s a pink bird. They’ve also revealed a kid in a mech suit as character number four. That’s pretty cool, right?

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Luke Plunkett

Aven Colony is a city-building game set in space, as you land on an alien planet and have to start a

Aven Colony is a city-building game set in space, as you land on an alien planet and have to start a settlement from scratch. It’ll be out on PC...sometime in the future.

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Nathan Grayson on Steamed, shared by Nathan Grayson to Kotaku

Russian Subway Dogs is a game about, er, Russian subway dogs.

Russian Subway Dogs is a game about, er, Russian subway dogs. The game is a cartoony, action-based take on a real phenomenon. Stray dogs have figured out how to navigate the subway system in search of food and, perhaps on some level, a home. The game is currently on Kickstarter, and it’s set to release next year.

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Polygon

Allegra Frank

Russian free-to-play Halo Online canceled

Full release is never coming after months of delays

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Michael McWhertor

Amazon making live-action series based on Bandai Namco’s The Idolmaster

Korean drama series set to stream in 2017

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Cecilia D'Anastasio

The Surprising And Allegedly Impossible Death Of EverQuest's 'Unkillable' Dragon

Rare today are opportunities for gamers to step outside the prescribed outlines of a developer’s intended gaming experience, especially in MMORPGs. Back in the early 2000s, anarchic players eagerly hunted down the virtual unknown, where possibility and impossibility were deadlocked within some specter of the original game.

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Nathan Grayson

Overwatch Players Are Getting Sick Of The Sombra ARG

Blizzard’s been hinting at a new Overwatch hero, Sombra, for months . What began with cheeky easter eggs has evolved into a full-blown alternate reality game (ARG). After the latest countdown-based twist, people are worn out.

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Kirk Hamilton

I Want To Know More About This Hitman NPC’s Extremely Grim Safari

In the newest Hitman level, there’s this guy. He’s smoking a cigarette and taking in the view, reminiscing about what sounds like the grimmest safari ever.

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Michael McWhertor

Dear Esther coming to PS4, Xbox One in September

With new directors’ commentary

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Polygon

Noah Caldwell-Gervais

Obduction review

The town of Hunrath is displaced in time and space, a jumble of both the old and the new as well as the familiar and the exotic. Obduction is that kind of game as well.

Obduction is the first adventure puzzle game from developer Cyan, the creators of Myst, since that franchise wound down in 2005 with Myst 5: End of Ages. That pedigree is apparent from the bottom up, from alternately elegant and infuriating puzzles to vistas that provoke genuine surprise and wonder.

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Riley MacLeod

Hitman’s next Elusive Target will be available August 26 for 72 hours.

Hitman’s next Elusive Target will be available August 26 for 72 hours. This one seems pretty, well, elusive.

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Mike Fahey

Rick & Morty Co-Creator Announces VR Game Studio With Comic Strip

Rick & Morty co-creator (and co-voicer) Justin Roiland has teamed up with former Epic Games producer Tanya Watson to create Squanchtendo, a virtual reality studio focused on something something. Comics are fun! Look at those comics!

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Heather Alexandra

This easter egg from Deus Ex: Mankind Divided paints a grim future for Sonic the Hedgehog.

This easter egg from Deus Ex: Mankind Divided paints a grim future for Sonic the Hedgehog. Deux Ex and Knuckles will be coming to a store near you in 2029.

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Ashley Feinberg on The Concourse, shared by Riley MacLeod to Kotaku

My Year In Gawker Hate Mail

I started working at Gawker.com in April of last year, and ever since, I’ve received a constant barrage of always furious, often antisemitic, and rarely coherent emails to my inbox. Reading these is, truthfully, the single best part of my day.

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