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Game Pass Gets Vampire Survivors, One Of 2022’s Best Games

Image: Poncle Sony might have made a splash with its recently-detailed PS Plus revamp, but Game Pass continues to grow its library. The park-builder Jurassic World Evolution 2 is obviously a main draw and—bonus!—out today. Later this week, Game Pass will also get one of the best games of the year: Vampire Survivors. Here’s everything …

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New Xbox Patent Sounds Cool For People Buying Games On Disc

Photo: Luke Plunkett Microsoft have applied for a patent that, while not a perfect solution for every gripe you may have with modern consoles and digital ownershipmay nevertheless be a great step forward for anyone who has a catalog of games they own on disc but have bought (or are thinking of buying) a digital-only …

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Red Dead Online Will Get More Updates…One Day

Screenshot: Rockstar Games It’s been nearly a year since Red Dead Online’s last major update. The long wait for new content has led to a growing movement among some players to #SaveRedDeadOnline, putting pressure on developer Rockstar using social media and emails. Today, Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Rockstar’s parent company Take-Two Interactive, confirmed that he …

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Kingdom Heart Cloud Versions Get ‘Busy Servers’ Warning

Once, long ago, buying and playing a video game was pretty easy. You bought the disc or cart, stuck it in the console, and hit play. Not so much anymore. Case in point: The not-so-great cloud-streaming-only versions of Kingdom Hearts released on Switch earlier this year recently got an update, and now feature a warning …

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Mario Strikers Daisy Fandom Is Ready To Riot Against Nintendo

In an ideal world, Battle League gets kaiju Daisy DLC.Image: Nintendo / Kotaku Nintendo fans are currently up in arms, but not over graphical downgrades or Pokédex revamps. Nope, this time, it’s over a shunned character in an upcoming game, and not even an A-lister at that: Princess Daisy isn’t in Mario Strikers: Battle League. …

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Elden Ring Outsells Call of Duty And Cyberpunk, Now Mainstream

Image: FromSoftware Recent NPD figures reveal that FromSoftware’s latest grueling action-RPG, Elden Ringis toppling over literal titans as it outsells Call of Duty: Vanguardchallenges Cyberpunk 2077and, as Forbes’ Paul Tassi highlightshas shipped up to “half the lifetime sales of the entire Dark Souls trilogy” while leaving its FromSoft siblings Bloodborne and Sekiro in the digital …

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Retro Game Prices Are Being Manipulated, Lawsuit Claims

Screenshot: Heritage Auctions / Kotaku The market frenzy leading to record-breaking prices for retro games appears to haveed since last year, but frustration over the collectible grading firm at the center of the spike hasn’t. Earlier this week a number of Wata Games customers filed a class action lawsuit attempting to put an end to …

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