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People Are Still Finding New Ways To Break Classic RPGs People Are Still Finding New Ways To Break Classic RPGs

What’s it like to speedrun huge role-playing games like Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger? What kind of tricks are people still discovering? Today on Kotaku Splitscreen, we talk to a speedrunner to find out.

Man Arrested For 'Swatting' Call That Led To Murder Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter Man Arrested For 'Swatting' Call That Led To Murder Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter

Twenty-five-year-old Tyler Barriss was charged today in Kansas for involuntary manslaughter and two other counts in the wake of a swatting call that led police to kill an unarmed 28-year-old at his home. The maximum sentence varies but if found guilty, Barriss could face a hefty fine and years in prison.

Look At This Giant Detective Pikachu Amiibo Look At This Giant Detective Pikachu Amiibo

The 3DS game Detective Pikachu is coming to the west in March, The Pokémon Company said today, and with it comes a giant Amiibo that’s nearly double the size of a standard Pikachu.

Bungie Outlines Destiny 2's Future, Says It Is 'Shifting The Balance' On Microtransactions  Bungie Outlines Destiny 2's Future, Says It Is 'Shifting The Balance' On Microtransactions 

It’s been a rough few months for Destiny 2, a video game in which players travel through space, shooting aliens and then posting complaints on Reddit. This afternoon, for the first time in 2018, Bungie put up a lengthy blog post addressing player issues and outlining what’s coming next.

The excellent Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is coming to PC on February 1, publisher Square Enix said today. This version of the game will run at 60 FPS and include New Game Plus and New Game Minus modes, among other features.

Surprise: There's A New Nintendo Direct This Morning Surprise: There's A New Nintendo Direct This Morning

After days of hype and feverish anticipation, Nintendo this morning dropped a surprise Nintendo Direct mini. It won’t blow anyone away, but it’s got some unexpected port announcements (The World Ends With You!) and ends with a tease for Dark Souls remastered.

My PC Building Adventure, Part Three: I Am A God My PC Building Adventure, Part Three: I Am A God

This will be a short update on my PC building adventures, because there isn’t much left to say, except this: I HAVE CREATED SOMETHING WHERE THERE WAS ONCE NOTHING. WORSHIP ME, PEASANTS.

Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter Gets First Update In Over Four Years Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter Gets First Update In Over Four Years

The Polish developer CD Projekt Red first announced Cyberpunk 2077 in May 2012. After a few brief teases, the studio went silent. And now, for the first time in nearly half a decade, Cyberpunk 2077 has re-emerged with a juicy, tantalizing message.

Pokemon Go is discontinuing support for Apple devices that can’t upgrade to iOS 11—in other words, starting February 28, your iPhone 5 won’t be able to play it. “This change is a result of improvements to Pokémon Go that push the application beyond the capabilities of the operating systems on such devices,” says The…

Obscure Hidden Message In BioShock Re-Surfaces A Decade After Release Obscure Hidden Message In BioShock Re-Surfaces A Decade After Release

More than 10 years after the release of BioShock, an obscure error message has popped up again thanks to an unlikely source—an anonymous developer, posting on 4chan, who says he or she worked on BioShock 2.

My PC Building Adventure, Part Two: Something Went Horribly Wrong My PC Building Adventure, Part Two: Something Went Horribly Wrong

Last week, I wrote that my PC building adventure would lead to a three-part series on Kotaku, unless something went horribly wrong. Well, my friends, it may not shock you to hear that something went horribly wrong.

Our Video Game Predictions For 2018 Our Video Game Predictions For 2018

Assuming we don’t all die in a nuclear holocaust, what will video games bring in 2018? This week on Kotaku Splitscreen, it’s time for some predictions.

Eleven Observations From Rewatching Most Of Lost Eleven Observations From Rewatching Most Of Lost

On a whim a couple of months ago, I decided to start rewatching Lost, a show about people on an island eating fish biscuits for nourishment. Sadly, ABC pulled it from Netflix today, choosing instead to put it all on Hulu. But I got through most of it, and I have a lot of thoughts.

IGN Fires Editor-In-Chief For 'Alleged Misconduct' IGN Fires Editor-In-Chief For 'Alleged Misconduct'

The massive gaming website IGN has fired its editor-in-chief, Steve Butts, after an investigation into alleged workplace misconduct, the company said today.

My PC Building Adventure, Part One: Picking The Components My PC Building Adventure, Part One: Picking The Components

I am building a computer. I never thought I’d write those words, as my crafting ability is typically limited to LEGO sets and coffee tables, but peer pressure from Kirk Hamilton and the Kotaku commentariat has convinced me to take on this lofty, ambitious quest.

Final Fantasy VIII Retrospective: The Greatest Love Story Final Fantasy VIII Retrospective: The Greatest Love Story

How do you follow the biggest role-playing game of all time? How do you look at Final Fantasy VII and make something even better? If you’re Square in the 1990s, the answer is simple: You break everything.

Why We Love The Disaster Artist Why We Love The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist, the incredible true-ish story behind the making of one of the worst movies of all time, came out in theaters earlier this month. Allow me and Gita to tell you why it’s fantastic.

Assassin's Creed Origins Is Better If You Play It Slowly Assassin's Creed Origins Is Better If You Play It Slowly

Today on Kotaku Splitscreen, we’re revisiting our predictions for 2017 and seeing what we got right (aka: mostly wrong). We also talk about Danganronpa V3, Leeroy Jenkins, and the delights of Assassin’s Creed Origins.

How To Stop Ads From Appearing On Your PS4 Homepage How To Stop Ads From Appearing On Your PS4 Homepage

If you’re a PS4 owner, you may turn on your console today and find a surprise home-page advertisement for Destiny 2, a video game in which players travel through space, battling against adversaries like the Fallen, the Cabal, and the Eververse.

The U.S. Is Way Behind On The Trails Series The U.S. Is Way Behind On The Trails Series

In a world where Japanese publishers have finally started to embrace global simultaneous releases, and there’s no longer much stress over whether we’ll see niche role-playing games come to the West, one series remains woefully behind: Trails, also known as Kiseki, also known as the best JRPG series out there.

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