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The Scott Pilgrim Creator's Long-Awaited Follow-Up Is Great

There's not that much about video games or comic books in Seconds, the new graphic novel from the creator of the much-loved Scott Pilgrim series. And it's one of the best things about Bryan Lee O'Malley's ambitious new creation. Read more...

What Over A Decade of Progress In Pokémon Looks Like

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire were released back in November 2003 on the Game Boy Advance. The remakes, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, are bringing that world back to life this year on the 3DS—and when compared to the originals, we can see just how much better the modern games look. Read more...

?Why Board Games Are Beautiful

The best thing about board games, hands down, is the people. I don't just mean the sorts of people who play board games, I mean that more broadly: Playing a tabletop or board game means spending time with your friends, your family, your loved ones. Board games are about people. Read more...

9 Games About Ghosts You Can Play For Free

Ghosts! They're cute and spooky and a little bit dead. And now here are a bunch of free games you can play about them. Read more...

Twenty Super Mario Bros. 3 Glitches You Might Not Know About

Over the years, folks have found a ton of glitches inside of Super Mario Bros. 3—so even if you've played it before, chances are good that there's still stuff you've never seen inside the game. Read more...

?How To Beat 400 Games In 4.5 Years

In January of 2010, I decided to change my outlook on how I manage my gaming time, how I collect games, and how I contend with the nemesis that so many gamers share: the dreaded backlog. Read more...

Big-Time Doom Fans React To Yesterday's Doom Reveal

We didn't see the new Doom that was shown exclusively to Quakecon attendees in Dallas this week. You probably didn't either. But all the people in a video shot by the folks at the unofficial Quakecon Forums did. Read more...

You'll finally be able to buy games and add-ons for your Xbox when you're away from the console.

You'll finally be able to buy games and add-ons for your Xbox when you're away from the console. Mobile purchasing via SmartGlass or Xbox.com is one of the features coming to the Xbox ecosystem in a future update, which will roll out next week in early-access form to select XB1 owners. Read more...

Watch Dota 2's Biggest Tournament of the Year, Right Here

The main event for The International starts today, with ViCi Gaming facing NewBee in the first upper bracket match, followed by Evil Geniuses versus Team DK. You can watch it all go down here. Read more...

Highlight Reel: Any Landing You Can Walk (Or Swim) Away From

Today's gaming highlights: Casually landing a plane on a boat in a warzone, jumping over buildings like Superman, an incredible sniper shot, and more! Read more...

Yep, Swatting Is Still The Dumbest Prank Around

Jerks continue to waste everyone's time—and risk people's lives—by getting the cops to raid the homes of unsuspecting, innocent gamers. We and other outlets have covered "swatting" incidents. Now Phoenix, Arizona station 12 News is on the case, too. Read more...

Deals: Civilization: Beyond Earth, Goat Simulator, 1960s Batman, Dune

The only thing better than digitally tripping people with goats is tripping real people with real goats, but at least you can do the former for under $6 today. [Goat Simulator] Read more...

Nintendo, Your Cat Mario Show Is Weird

Yesterday Nintendo premiered the Cat Mario Show on the eShop in Europe. It's an edutainment show aimed at kids who want to learn facts about Nintendo properties. It's also mildly terrifying for reasons I can't quite explain. Read more...

Paintball Can Be Badass With A Counter-Strike Sniper Rifle

The Asiimov skin for the AWP sniper rifle in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive can be a pricey one, $30 or a lot more if you're not lucky. So buying one might not be the best idea. But modifying a generic paintball marker to match the one in CS:GO? That's much better. Read more...

How BioWare Plans Who You Can Romance In Their Games

Creating romances in a BioWare game isn't just a matter of writing and art. It's also a matter of math. That's one of several insights in a really good 48-minute talk delivered by the writers of Dragon Age Inquisition at last week's GaymerX2 convention. The topic was romance (read: who your character can eventually have sex with). I recommend listening to it. Read more...

Today's selection of articles from Kotaku's reader-run community: Those Somewhat Silent Protagonists

Today's selection of articles from Kotaku's reader-run community: Those Somewhat Silent Protagonists • Every Game Wants to Be Half-Life • Stop With The Elitism! Read more...

Make A Career Out Of Building (And Blowing Up) Spaceships

With the help of Kerbal Space Program's new First Contract update. Read more...

Custom Metal Gear Rex Has A Working Gun

Made by really talented modeler NG78, this custom Metal Gear Rex is a bit more different than the ones we've seen so far. Read more...

Alien Isolation's Worst Aspect: The Unpredictable Alien

One thing I noticed playing Alien Isolation was its unpredictability. Multiple replays showed the alien and other characters never did the same thing twice, which is entirely the point, explains creative lead Alistair Hope. Read mor...

This changes everything.

This changes everything. The 'Toy Box' is one of my favorite new features in World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, and once it's implemented, it'll free up so much bag space. Similarly to mounts, it'll be a collection tab for all the non-combat vanity items, and we'll no longer have to keep them in our inventory. Read more...

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