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Super Smash Bros is a staple of my childhood. Some of my fondest memories from my early teens were of me and my brother packing up our N64 and later GameCube every other Sunday afternoon. We would take it to our grandma’s when our cousin was staying over the weekend and we would hook everything up and play all…

Try As It Might, Dissidia NT Will Never Be eSports Try As It Might, Dissidia NT Will Never Be eSports

Square-Enix have touted the arcade brawler as their entry into the eSports world, perhaps tooting their own horn too early. They bought themselves some early interest by putting forward a pre-release tournament with FGC folks who’d never really played the game before, then getting themselves a slot on the Wednesday…

Play through H.P. Lovecraft's first published story as a free interactive fiction game Play through H.P. Lovecraft's first published story as a free interactive fiction game

“The horrible conclusion which had been gradually obtruding itself upon my confused and reluctant mind was now an awful certainty. I was lost, completely, hopelessly lost in the vast and labyrinthine recesses of the Mammoth Cave.”

Possible Echo Fighters for Every Smash Ultimate Character Possible Echo Fighters for Every Smash Ultimate Character

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is shaping up to be the best in the series and arguably one of the best games ever made. One of the reasons for that is bringing a lot of fan favorite characters to the roster. In previous games, there has been consternation over “clones,” or characters who share movesets with another…

Developer Diary Day Thirty-Three Developer Diary Day Thirty-Three

The good news is I have seemed (at least on the surface) to have fixed what wasn’t working, and now it seems all the routes work. This will totally be something I’ll need to have play tested at least a few times just to make sure that it, yes, does in fact work.

Give us playable Kairi: why female playable characters are important Give us playable Kairi: why female playable characters are important

Female representation in video games needs some work. While more games are presenting female characters as options for players to choose, especially in western role playing games, this choice of gender usually has no story or mechanical change within the game. This lack of representation leads to a major problem.…

Things You Realize After a Second Playthrough of Persona 5 Things You Realize After a Second Playthrough of Persona 5

Persona is a series that I hold very dear to me. I love the balance between demon hunting, plot-driven gameplay and the more laid-back leisure time you can have with your friends. This offshoot of the Shin Megami Tensei franchise has garnered so much popularity that it’s commonly looked to nowadays as a major player…

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Developer Diary Day Thirty-Two Developer Diary Day Thirty-Two

I think I’ve figured out the best way to solve my tie problem in a fairly elegant way, but now the code isn’t actually working. And I can’t figure out why. The syntax looks like it -should- work based of off how I wrote it, but it won’t actually implement and it keeps defaulting to one path without doing the other…

Open Forum: Zzz Open Forum: Zzz

Welcome to the Open Forum, hosted by Kotaku’s reader-run blog,TAY. Feel free to join in the topic discussion, talk about anything here, or check out the other articles on TAY, AniTAY and TAYClassic Is this is your first time on TAY? Then scope out this TAYTorial!

Playlog: Destiny 2 - I Have No Idea What I'm Doing Playlog: Destiny 2 - I Have No Idea What I'm Doing

Those of you who aren’t in the TAY Discord (and really, you should be!) may not know that some giveaways were done in order to commemorate the 3 years of its existence. Well, during those giveaways, this happened:

Developer Diary Day Thirty Developer Diary Day Thirty

The first background is done, or at least done-ish. It’s done enough to work in the game, though I’m not 100% happy with it. I will probably go back and work on it some more, but I want to move on for now so I can get more of the total game done.

Developer Diary Day Twenty-Nine Developer Diary Day Twenty-Nine

Whoohoo! Major milestone unlocked! The first act is DONE. I mean, it will still need to be edited and revised, but it’s done enough to actually be put in the game and put into place. Now it needs to be coded so that the routes will separate out. I had been thinking this through for a while, and while I have in mind…

SNK Heroines Outfits Are Pretty Rad SNK Heroines Outfits Are Pretty Rad

Yeah, this game again. I didn’t intend on writing another post about it, but apparently cute girls with fanservice outfits is a popular subject around here. I don’t get it, but then again I passively thirst about anything that looks remotely human, so that’s just me.

If A Mediocre Game Is Fun, Is It Still A Mediocre Game? Thoughts on Marvel: Powers United VR If A Mediocre Game Is Fun, Is It Still A Mediocre Game? Thoughts on Marvel: Powers United VR

Last week, Oculus Studios and Sanzaru Games released Marvel: Powers United VR exclusively for the Oculus Rift. Oculus had noted it was one of the their largest investments in a single game yet and it was to my knowledge their first with an IP. The game, however, was met with mixed reviews with critics calling the game…

TAY: Open Forum TAY: Open Forum

Welcome to the Open Forum, hosted by Kotaku’s reader-run blog, TAY. Feel free to join in the topic discussion, or comment about anything. Feel free to check out the other articles on TAY, AniTAY and TAYClassic. Is this is your first time on TAY? Then check out this TAYTorial!

Nothing Lasts Forever, Especially My Thunder Sword: Impermanence in Breath of the Wild Nothing Lasts Forever, Especially My Thunder Sword: Impermanence in Breath of the Wild

Upon riding a fortuitously placed updraft into the evening sky and launching a final light arrow directly into Calamity Ganon’s massive, pinkly glowing eyeball - a privilege extended only to those players lucky and talented enough to make it through a perilously possessed Hyrule Castle, snipe an enraged lesser-version…

SixTAY Days of Writing - Wrap-Up SixTAY Days of Writing - Wrap-Up

Yesterday marked the end of an event two months in the making. Several of us did it, others did not. 60 posts in 60 days, no breaks. It’s hard man. However, that’s the life of your typical journalist. Gotta keep writing. Sometimes, you won’t have to post on a couple of days, but that’s because you’re working on a…

How Video Games Stop Us From Believing in the Good Fight How Video Games Stop Us From Believing in the Good Fight

In the pursuit of fun, some level of humanity is lost

Down The Drain - Pinball Arcade's Tables Through The Ages: Present Day Down The Drain - Pinball Arcade's Tables Through The Ages: Present Day

Pinball, as we know it, is suffering. Suffering from being murdered. Murdered by VIDEO GAMES. Ok, let’s cut the melodrama - It was inevitable, as people stopped frequenting arcades in America to stay home, that pinball would die. A few hardheads and pinball dads still frequent trade shows, restore tables and generally…

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