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Stud-Free LEGO Enterprise Is Much Larger Than It Seems

Kotaku - 8 hours 37 min ago

It's one thing to build a model of the U.S.S. Enterprise from Star Trek with LEGO bricks. It's another to build it so that none of those signature LEGO studs show. It took builder extrodinaire Chris Melby eight months and around 18,000 pieces to make this five foot-long masterpiece a reality.

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Heroes Of Might & Magic 3 HD Released, Problems Abound

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 11 hours 7 min ago

The list of games that have caused me sleepless nights (because I didn’t go to bed) or hindered my ability to get anything done (because I was playing them) is not a short list, but somewhere near the top is New World Computing’s indisputable classic* Heroes of Might & Magic III.

News of an official HD re-release was therefore exciting, though my family, friends and colleagues may have felt otherwise. The original HOMM3 (because really, who types the whole thing out every time) still has buckets of charm and is perfectly playable today, but the idea of re-drawn and re-animated creature sprites plus support for higher resolutions and widescreen appealed. … [visit site to read more]

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12 Monkeys' Heroes Both Do The Unforgivable, But We Still Root For Them

Kotaku - 12 hours 7 min ago

Last night's episode of 12 Monkeys went to an incredibly dark place, showing both Cole and Cassandra Railly doing things that are basically unforgivable. It's actually hard to say whose transgression was worse. And yet, we still manage to sympathize with both of them, which is kind of impressive. Spoilers ahead...

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That's Certainly A Metal Gear Rising Looking Number Two Right There

Kotaku - 12 hours 7 min ago

Appearing incredibly briefly in a Sony flavor reel shown during the Taipei Game Show, this is definitely the sort of two one might expect to find following the words "Metal Gear Rising."

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Stardust Vanguards Launches 4-Player Mecha Combat

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 14 hours 7 min ago

Something I unreservedly admire about contemporary indie games is that ‘couch co-op’ is getting a lot more love. Even if ‘couch’ is a misnomer, today we’ve plenty of choice in local multiplayer games, be they co-operative, competitive or somewhere in between. It is a wonderful time.

To such choices we can add Stardust Vanguards [official site], which launched on Steam and the Humble store yesterday. It’s a mecha-inspired arena shooter of sorts, and involves one to four players (the more the merrier) duking it out as giant robots whizzing through space. Your basic loadout consists of a rapid-fire cannon and one of those improbable energy swords – which in this case can deflect bullets. Oh, joyous day!

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Dying Light Benchmarked: Graphics And CPU Performance

Kotaku - 14 hours 7 min ago

Most known for developing the Call of Juarez and Dead Island franchises, Techland is back this week to launch a new open world survival horror title for the PC (including Linux and SteamOS), PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Watch The Biggest Smash Bros. Tournament of The Year Live, Right Here

Kotaku - 14 hours 18 min ago

Apex 2015—the biggest Smash tournament ever—almost didn't happen . But thanks to the community's rallying, the tournament was able to quickly find a new venue for the competition. Which means that we can start enjoying some great top-level play!

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The Pirate Bay Is Back (Update...And It's Down) 

Kotaku - 14 hours 39 min ago

Update, 2:57 pm: Looks like it's down again. Will report back when I hear more about the outage.

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This Week In The Business: Free-To-Start

Kotaku - 16 hours 7 min ago

QUOTE | "As we look to the future, we believe a very big part of our player base will expect a free-to-start experience." - EA CEO Andrew Wilson, talking about how EA is considering ways to let people try games for free with a variety of business models.

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Meet Frankensteined World Leader In Civilization V Mod

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 18 hours 6 min ago

The inimitable forces behind Colonialist Legacies have gone and Frankenstein-ed together something audaciously lovely: a fully animated, fully voiced 3D leader screen for their Civilization V mod pack. It’s Australia’s Henry Parkes and he didn’t make his grand entrance on the Internet alone. No, the esteemed gentleman is just one part of their new and improved Australia mod.

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What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 20 hours 6 min ago

An intrusion like the moon through clouds. A misplaced man, a misplaced question. The question: one of play. But what of play?

So rude, crude; a thought pre-chewed. Its exhalation an imposition, its intonation an accusation. So to play we return again. Reveal your secrets, my secret brethren.

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1/26/2015: Say Hello To All Of Team Kotaku

Kotaku - 20 hours 7 min ago

Well, almost every full-time employee, anyway. Our friend András couldn't make it from Budapest to join, but this is basically your whole Kotaku team saying hello from our New York headquarters.

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Dead State Demo Is Hammering At Your Door

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 21 hours 7 min ago

Zombies! They’re everywhere these days. Shambling up and down the road, moaning about something or other in those inaudible voices, causing long queues for the teller at your local bank. That sort of thing. They’re a menace and there’s just too many of them on the streets. It’s enough to make one long for the days when a human’s brains were their own concern.

Still, despite our zombie glut there’s still unlife in the concept yet. Now you too can put this to the test with a demo for Dead State [official site], courtesy of DoubleBear Productions.

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Portal 2 Mod Looks Slick Enough To Be A Valve Game

Kotaku - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 19:00

Portal Stories: Mel, an upcoming mod for Portal 2, is starting to less like a mod in this new trailer, and more like a straight-up official Valve entry in the series.

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Pikachu Keeps Loners Company at Pokémon Cafe

Kotaku - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 18:00

For some folks, eating alone is awful. But not at the Tokyo Pokémon Cafe , where Pikachu will watch you eat.

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Game Where You Build Stupid Shit But It Actually Works

Kotaku - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 17:30

Besiege is a devilishly simple, physics-based building game. You can create machines of destruction with ease.

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That Time A Video Game Changed The Way I Walked

Kotaku - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 17:00

It's strange to remember just how easily influenced I was. Embarrassing to admit just how obsessively I was able to actually love one. single. video game.

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Mean Girls Video Game Alert

Kotaku - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 16:30

It's been a while since we last got a Mean Girls game, so let's get another Mean Girls game. Sadly, there is not a Lindsay Lohan to be found, but what can be found is a faithful recreation of the film's story and themes, with high school hostility replaced by....wait, a tower defence game?

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It’s Good That Fantastic Four Doesn't Look Like Marvel's Other Movies

Kotaku - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 16:00

Marvel Comics' first modern superhero success has been made into some very bad movies. The one coming up this summer has the chance to be much better, mostly by looking nothing like the comics it came from.

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