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Wal-Mart has some hilarious stuff going on on their Diablo III product page:
We're all looking forward to next Tuesday's launch of Blizzard's long-time-coming action RPG Diablo III. Every store has some sort of preorder going on, and megachain Wal-Mart is no different. The pri...
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hay do u think u can tell me some facts about black ops 2 i dont got it yet but i will soon can u tell me some facts im a gamer like u
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Last week, I saw something that sounded amazing. Like a dream come true. A dream called... TacoCopter. "Flying Robots Deliver Tacos To Your Location," said the website.
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I kind of want to be a bummer scientist. I would spend my days studying bummers and their corollaries. It would be a thankless but utterly necessary job.
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The game's title is "You vs. Cat."

Yeah.
We all love playing games with our cats. Dangling yarn in front of them, throwing balls their way, terrorizing them with a laser pointer—it isn't fun unless our feline friends are spazzing out and cha...
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Exactly, +Kerry Amburgy-Dickson . Though they could be using some screen protection.

But I really hope nobody is declawing their cat - that's a horrible practice, no matter the excuse.
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My review of ThatGameCompany's "Journey." I expected this game would be lovely, but I did not expect that it would be as focused and powerful as it is. It's a triumph.
This is the story of a scarf. I'd knitted it off and on for most of life. I never felt any hurry to complete it; in fact, I never really knew how long I wanted it to be.
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srsly good
Lies, bloodshed, betrayal! Power and influence, secrets and whispers, fragile alliances shattered in heartache and death! Also, lots of intense, weird sex.
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I was discussing with friend about how the BSG board game had been designed for geeks, since obviously that is the main audience: there are so many tokens, pieces, cards, dice and character sheets that it almost looks like a mashup of D&D and Warhammer. WELL IT SEEMS LIKE IT HAS BEEN TOPPED
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I'M SO HOPEFUL

wait a second here...
Man, what the heck is this guy on about? He is clearly just trolling for pageviews. I mean come on Kotaku, no one should be nervous about Mass Effect 3.
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I liked all of the Mass Effect games, but the second one was my favorite. I wrote about why:
When all is said and done, I'd say that Mass Effect 2 was my favorite of the three Mass Effect games. It wasn't so much the story, the characters, or the gameplay that put it over the top—it was the T...
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i like the third one just a little more
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It's not impossible! Someone could make a seriously cool video game about The Hunger Games. Some thoughts on how to pull it off:
Sooner or later, we're going to get a video game based on The Hunger Games. No film can be as popular as this one, raking in just under $155 Million opening weekend, and not bring a huge amount of tie...
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This movie rocks
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Over at Kotaku, we're going to start running roundups each Saturday highlighting our best articles from the week. Traffic's not a factor in selection, nor is newsworthiness.

We run hundreds of articles each week, so this should help people find the work we're proudest of. Here's week one:
Every week, we will be compiling the best of Kotaku. From our reviews and feature articles to comments from you, the community members. Highlighted first is our favorite image that we've found this we...
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Thanks! Yeah, Journey has some similarities with both ICO and SOTC. More aesthetic than mechanical, but they're still nice compliments to one another. Hope you dig it!
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I was happy with how this piece came together; it's an idea I've been chewing on for a while now.

I'm not really one for the whole "games vs. narrative" debate, but this felt like it could be a useful perspective to share.
Look, okay. Let's press "pause" on the debate. You know the debate I'm talking about, right? That endless disagreement in the video game world about gameplay versus story. "The two things are incompat...
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Can you give me an example of that? To me, it's the complete opposite. Game play can alter the narrative far more than narrative altering the game play.
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A few months ago, I wrote an article on nerds and male privilege. Maybe you read it. Believe me, nobody was more surprised than me when it proceeded to go viral and start rocketing around the Internet...
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I'M SO FEARFUL
I, like so many other video game enthusiasts, am something of a Mass Effect fan. I love the stories, I love the characters. I love the music, I love the constantly improving gameplay, I love my many S...
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Writer, Composer, Saxophonist, Songwriter
Employment
  • Kotaku
    San Francisco Features Editor, 2011 - present
  • Edge, Joystiq, Kill Screen
    Freelance Writer/Critic, 2010 - present
  • The Urban School of San Francisco
    Jazz Instructor, 2004 - present
  • Paste Magazine
    Games Editor, 2010 - 2011
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San Francisco
Previously
Bloomington, Indiana - Miami, FL
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Introduction
Writer, composer, saxophonist, omnivore | San Francisco Features Editor at Kotaku | Seen in Kill Screen, Paste, Joystiq, EDGE Magazine | Victim of bright city lights
Bragging rights
Played saxophone on "Where the Boys Are" with Connie Francis in the Castro Theatre. Ran a 10K to a stage and then performed for like 7,000 people. Raised a Gold Chocobo in FFVII. Outscored Tom Bissell in a round of Gears Horde. Make the meanest guacamole in San Francisco.
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  • University of Miami Frost School of Music
    Jazz Performance (Saxophone)
  • Indiana University
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