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Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Cloud-Based Gaming: Winners!

The announcement of <i>Final Fantasy VII</i>’s Cloud for <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> got us thinking about which other games he could be in, which led to a Photoshop …

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Surviving Zombies in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

Morg City is a weird place. There are tentacular monsters, bulbous glowing plants, and sacrificial altars. Also, Jeff Goldblum is a practicing magician.<p>Despite the oddities at play here, Call of Duty: Black Ops III continues Treyarch's survival horror spin-offs with Shadows of Evil, the newest …

US Gamers' Political Views Detailed in New Study

The Entertainment Software Association, the group that organizes E3 every year and represents the video game industry's interests in Washington, has released the results of a new study. But this one is not about violence in games or buying behavior. Instead, it reveals trends about gamers' …

Bungie Teases Destiny's November and December Update Details

Having just concluded the first Trials of Osiris since the launch of The Taken King, Bungie offered some stats regarding the Destiny competitive multiplayer event, as well as some teases about what's to come in forthcoming game updates.<p>With this iteration of Trials adjusting matchmaking to make its …

The Problem With Destiny's Weird 'Sleeper Simulant' Quest

Bungie knows how to make a shooter. Nobody’s questioning that. A year into Destiny and its safe to say that they’ve learned some important lessons about how to make an MMO, too — hard fought lessons, as anyone who played the game last year can attest. But as things like the raids, The Black Spindle …

Destiny gets a new timed quest leading to the Sleeper Simulant exotic weapon (update)

One of <i>Destiny: The Taken King</i>'s most talked about mysteries is the Sleeper Simulant, a new exotic heavy weapon that, so far, nobody's been able to find. Reddit has been aflame with discussions on where it could possibly be located, with some industrious players diving into the code of the game …

These Destiny players made a Backstreet Boys music video and it's amazing

Getting six players together to run a raid in <i>Destiny</i> can be a huge headache, but wrangling a half-dozen Guardians with the kind of killer choreography skills needed to pull off the above music video is ... well, almost unthinkable. YouTube group Husky Raid shows how it's done, all to the tune of …

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Abilities Include Making Enemies Barf, Attacking With Drone Swarms

Activision has released a new gameplay trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III that shows off the shooter's futuristic new cybernetic modificiations that players can use in the game's campaign. Specifically, what you're seeing here is a soldier's "Chaos Cybercore" abilities, which are designed to …

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Xbox One Digital Copies Removed Temporarily

Something strange appears to be going on with digital preorder copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops III for Xbox One. The digital version of this year's shooter has been removed from the Xbox Store and Amazon, a move that Microsoft says is temporary and one that Activision claims it had no hand in …

PlayStation 4 drops to $350 in the US

Sony is cutting the base price of its PlayStation 4 from $399.99 to $349.99 including a game. The drop has been heavily rumored following a similar cut in Japan last month. The new prices come into force tomorrow with the release of <i>Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection</i>, as you'll be able to pick …