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For Better Or Worse, Final Fantasy XIV Bards Can Play Music Now For Better Or Worse, Final Fantasy XIV Bards Can Play Music Now

Today’s 4.15 update for Final Fantasy XIV adds a massive new 48-person player-versus-player battle mode, but that’s not important. Bards can play music now. It’s beautiful and horrifying.

New Capture Card Records 4K 60fps Video, If Your PC Can Handle It New Capture Card Records 4K 60fps Video, If Your PC Can Handle It

Today marks the launch of Elgato’s 4K60 Pro, the first “consumer-priced” capture card that will grab 4K video at 60 frames per second. It works great, but its PC requirements are as steep as its $400 price tag.

Splatoon 2's Big Winter Update Adds A Ton Of New Stuff Splatoon 2's Big Winter Update Adds A Ton Of New Stuff

Here’s something for Splatoon 2 players to be thankful for this week. The game’s next big update drops on November 23, adding four battle stages, a new Salmon Run stage, four hairstyles, an increased level cap, fresh tunes and more.

Ten Years Of Rock Band, That Game Everybody Used To Play Ten Years Of Rock Band, That Game Everybody Used To Play

One November 20, 2007, Harmonix, EA and MTV Games released the first Rock Band, a four-player, instrument-driven rhythm game that briefly changed the face of social multiplayer gaming. Where are your plastic instruments now?

Now that the two canceled Avengers Alliance games are a distant memory, FoxNext Games and Marvel Entertainment unveil Marvel Strike Force, a squad based mobile RPG in which players battle it out with collectible heroes and villains from the comics, due out in early 2018. How long you think this one will last?

Hand of Fate 2: The Kotaku Review Hand of Fate 2: The Kotaku Review

Hand of Fate is a unique hybrid of deck-building card adventure and action role-playing game that came out of nowhere to become one of my favorite games of 2015. Hand of Fate 2 improves upon the original in every way.

Shouldn’t your keyboard match your Gundam? Designed by Hidden Lab, the officially-licensed Gundam RX-78-2 double shot keyset is a stunning way to turn a keyboard into a Newtype (sorry). The $130 set is being offered as a group buy, shipping in May.

Don't Preorder Video Games Unless You're An Alternate Dimension Pony-Person Don't Preorder Video Games Unless You're An Alternate Dimension Pony-Person

In the first episode of Hasbro’s My Little Pony: Equestria Girls animated series, a pony who transformed into a human after passing through a dimensional portal waits in line for a new video game. What happens next challenges the notion that preordering video games is bad.

Eleven-year-old Titan Quest just got a new expansion pack. Titan Quest Ragnarok, available now on Steam for $14.99, is a Norse-themed expansion for last year’s anniversary edition of the classic action RPG, adding a new story chapter, the Runemaster mastery class, weapons, items and more.

Players Are Creating Amazing Avatars For Final Fantasy XV's Multiplayer  Players Are Creating Amazing Avatars For Final Fantasy XV's Multiplayer 

Final Fantasy XV’s multiplayer expansion, Comrades, launched this week, and players have been putting its ridiculously detailed character creator to good use.

NCSoft’s all-star arena combat game Master X Master (MXM) will shut down on January 31 after only seven months in operation. The developer says the game “failed to connect with players.” Recent in-game purchases will be refunded, and all content will be unlocked until the lights go out.

Battlefront II’s Starfighter Assault Mode Should Be Its Own Game Battlefront II’s Starfighter Assault Mode Should Be Its Own Game

I have no need for the petty foot-based battles of filthy rebels and shiny Stormtroopers, adorable prequel droids and Order 66-awaiting clones. My star wars take place in the heavens of Battlefront II’s Starfighter Assault mode, so good it should be its own game.

Lineage 2: Revolution Pretty Much Plays Itself Lineage 2: Revolution Pretty Much Plays Itself

Released late last year in Asian territories to tremendous success, mobile massively multiplayer role-playing game Lineage 2: Revolution is now available on iOS and Android in North America. If the idea of a mobile MMO is daunting, do not fret—most of the game can be played on autopilot.

When my older capture devices wouldn’t accept a 4K signal, I switched to Avermedia’s Live Gamer Portable 2 Plus. The $200 box records 1080p, 60 FPS video to a PC or SD card, while still displaying at 4K on my TV. Downside—it won’t pass an HDR signal. Upside—it’s shaped like a Toblerone.

Switch launch game Super Bomberman R might not have been everyone’s favorite, but it’s still getting love. Today’s 2.0 update adds a brand-new 3-on-3 Grand Prix battle mode, fixes some bugs, and adds characters and accessories based on Konami classics like Rumble Roses and Silent Hill.

ThatGameCompany's Latest Game Is Like Journey With Friends ThatGameCompany's Latest Game Is Like Journey With Friends

“We want you to feel like a kid going to a magical theme park,” says ThatGameCompany’s Jenova Chen in IGN’s new gameplay video of his latest game, Sky. Coming first to iOS, the “global social adventure experience” is giving off serious Journey vibes.

Hori's Portable Gaming Monitor Isn't Pretty, But It Works Hori's Portable Gaming Monitor Isn't Pretty, But It Works

When there’s no usable television in sight or your eyes just aren’t good enough to share the Nintendo Switch’s 6.2 inch screen with a friend, a portable gaming monitor is a nice thing to have around.

Switch Developers Dedicate Entire Trailer To New Icon Switch Developers Dedicate Entire Trailer To New Icon

Nintendo Switch owners yearning to keep their system dashboard as pretty as possible did not appreciate Kingdom: New Lands’ minimalist icon design. Well their nightmare is now over. This week’s game update swapped the pixelated crown for an icon so epic it got its own trailer.

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2: The Kotaku Review Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2: The Kotaku Review

When we last left Lego Marvel Super Heroes, the Avengers, X-Men and Fantastic Four had banded together to gather the cosmic doohickeys needed to finish story mode and get to the exciting free-roaming bits. Four years later, the X-Men and Fantastic Four are gone, but everything else is pretty much the same.

A History Of Cool And Quirky Fighting Game Cameos A History Of Cool And Quirky Fighting Game Cameos

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Injustice 2! Final Fantasy XV’s Noctis in Tekken 7! Fighting games have a history of enhancing their rosters with guest characters from comics, cartoons, movies and unrelated video games. Here are some of our favorites.

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