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Yannick LeJacq
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Ah, Moo Moo Meadows. So calming. So picturesque. Wait a minute...something's not right here. Luigi, now what've you done?!?!
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The Sims 4 launched this week. We've been having a lot of fun with the game so far. But we've also encounter a few hurdles along the way. Don't worry, though, because many of these obstacles are easily overcome with a few small changes.
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You've really gotta hand it to Nintendo fans. Instead of just moping about not being able to trash talk in Mario Kart 8, they keep coming up with bigger and better ways to show off their skills. Not satisfied with taunting people in-game, one player has put his Mario Kart swagger to song:
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I can never stay mad at Blizzard, even when they make me sit through an hour of complete and utter bullshit:

http://kotaku.com/yep-blizzard-still-makes-the-best-trailers-1621592312
The wait is over, World of Warcraft fans and people who love amazing short CGI films. Blizzard has finally pulled the lid off the next big WoW expansion, Warlords of Draenor. And it looks...well, what did you expect from the king of video game trailers?
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Well, this sounds interesting. Square Enix just announced that it's making a new "episodic adventure game" called Life is Strange with Dontnod Entertainment, the studio that made last year's stylish beat-em-up Remember Me. I'm curious and tentatively excited.
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Talked to EA about the new EA Access program: 

http://bit.ly/1oMojOO
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The Sims 4 is a big game. But like any so-called life simulator, it only seems that way when you add up its countless tiny bits and pieces into one giant mosaic. Actually playing the game feels like you're both telling and watching a series of private, intimate stories.
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"I go to the comments, and it's mainly spam, it's people self-advertising, people that are trying to provoke, people who reply to all these...just all this stuff that, to me, it doesn't mean anything." This is rockstar Let's Play-er PewDiePie explaining why he's removing comments from his insanely popular YouTube channel, which recently surpassed 30 million subscribers.
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I wrote a story about two brothers who recently became the first people to hack Mario Kart 8: http://bit.ly/1BjT8jL
"I don't want to go to bed at night thinking I've ruined thousands of people's fun," one of the two men who's cracked open the code for the Wii U's biggest game told me this week. I was confused.
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Happy birthday to System Shock 2, one of the best games ever made:

http://kotaku.com/bioshocks-terrifying-predecessor-turns-15-today-1619645384
Before there was BioShock, there was System Shock 2. The first full title produced by Irrational Games when it was still a tiny spin-off from Looking Glass Studios, this terrifying hybrid of a first person shooter and RPG first came out 15 years ago today. Let's all remember in turn just how scared we were when we first stepped into the Von Braun spaceship.
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It's Friday afternoon. Let's talk about stuff! And things.

http://kotaku.com/the-worst-in-video-game-marketing-1618365019
Before we ever get to play most video games, we see ads for them. Usually they'll get us excited about the next chapter in a favorite franchise, or even a brand new one. But sometimes they take things too far. We've seen loads of ads that are meaningless or, worse, in bad taste. Ill-advised. Offensive, even.
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I'm disappointed that the Google bot doesn't even seem to have a record of Nintendo's pre-release Gamcube ad featuring this naked guy in a cube-shaped tank of water. I think they were trying to attract the serious crowd. 
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Have at it, nerds!

http://bit.ly/1ohjfDs
Video games don't usually repel their players. Gamers are nothing if not tolerant--of horrific acts of violence, long loading times, high prices, we'll put up with a lot. But everyone has their limits. What was the first game that turned you off not because it wasn't fun, but because you found it morally repugnant?
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Writer, Researcher
Employment
  • Freelance
    Writer, 2011 - present
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Contributing Writer, Blogger, present
  • Kill Screen
    Writer, 2011 - present
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New York, NY
Previously
Amman, Jordan - New York, NY - Middletown, CT - Princeton, NJ - Skowhegan, ME - New Lebanon, NY - Cambridge, MA
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half man half amazing
Education
  • Wesleyan University
    History, 2007 - 2011
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