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Steam Deck’s Greatness Makes It Hard To Go Back To The Switch

Photo: Kotaku / Valve / Nintendo / Antonio Guillem (Shutterstock) Recently, I’ve been playing Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope on the Nintendo Switch. The original Mario + Rabbids was one of my favorite Switch games. So far this new entry is even better, adding more chaos and depth to the previous game’s already-great tactical …

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Weirdly, The GTA Remaster Devs Fixed The Worst Switch Port

gif: Studio Wildcard / Digital Foundry / Kotaku Back in 2018, the Switch received one of its worst and most unplayable ports in the console’s history, a remarkable distinction given how many rough games are on the platform. You might know it, as it’s a pretty popular first-person open-world survival simulator called Ark: Survival Evolved. …

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Blizzard Hears Fans On Overwatch 2 Battle Pass Complaints Slug

Image: Blizzard One of the most contentious things about Overwatch 2 has been the beloved hero shooter’s shift from paid game to free-to-play download supported by grindy battle passes. Blizzard now says it wants to address those concerns moving forward, ironing out the game’s progression in future seasons so that players feel “more rewarded just …

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Sonic Co-Creator Yuji Naka Arrested Over Dragon Quest Game

Over the past 24 hours a number of people in Japan—including a Square Enix employee—have been arrested on insider trading charges related to a DragonQuest game announcement. Legendary Sega designer Yuji Naka is reportedly among them. The scandal centers around a studio called Aiming, which in 2020 was announced as the developer of a new …

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OG Splinter Cell Goes Free As Ubisoft Shares Remake Concept Art

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell turns 20 this month, and in recognition of the anniversary, Ubisoft has uploaded a 20-minute-long YouTube video with various developers talking about their experience behind the multi-vision goggles of stealthy assassin Sam Fisher. Additionally, the Toronto studio currently helming the remake announced last year has shared a handful of high-def “early …

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Overwatch 2 Patch Delayed, Mei Still ‘Temporarily Disabled’

Image: Blizzard An urgent update for Overwatch 2 was supposed to have gone live this afternoon, but was delayed at the 11th hour when Blizzard discovered a “critical issue”. Posting on the game’s official forums, a community rep says: Today’s patch is delayed as we work to resolve a critical issue. We’ll provide an update …

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