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The week’s best gaming stories, from Pokimane to adults-only N64

The week’s best gaming stories, from Pokimane to adults-only N64

From fusions to memes, the interactive entertainment landscape is always in motion. Here’s your cheat sheet for the week’s biggest gaming stories.

Pokimane Cookie Apology Tour Has Officially Started

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Screenshot: Pokimane / Kotaku

Following intense controversy surrounding her new snack brand, popular Twitch streamer Pokimane apologized for an insensitive comment she made to “rude talk” during a livestream on November 18. Read more

Nintendo adds adults-only N64 app for Switch in Japan

June is sitting in a red chair on a spaceship with some kind of hot drink in a white and red mug.

Image: Strange

When you think of Nintendo, you tend to think of games for the whole family. You think of Link and Mario, of the sun and the smiling stars. The word “adult” probably doesn’t come up when you reflect on gaming on the Switch, but apparently that’s about to change. The company is adding a new 18+ app to its subscription service. Nintendo Switch onlinealthough only in Japan. Read more

Cyberpunk 2077The incredible turnaround will now be preserved forever

V looks over her shoulder as Night City lights up behind her.

Image: CD Projekt Red

As Cyberpunk 2077 Approaching its third anniversary, the beleaguered blockbuster is getting a send-off to immortalize its unlikely turnaround. CD Projekt Red announced a Last edition for the sci-fi RPG on November 21st including this year’s game Phantom Freedom expansion and the massive revision 2.0 patch. There will even be a physical copy for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S owners. Read more

Sony fails to resolve $7.9 billion lawsuit over PlayStation Store prices

A PlayStation logo hangs above people passing by.

Photo: Justin Sullivan (fake images)

A lawsuit filed last year accused Sony of using its walled-off video game platform to overcharge players on the PlayStation Store. The London Court has now allowed that lawsuit to move forward, against the PS5 manufacturer’s objections, which could result in payments to gamers in the UK of up to 7.9 billion dollars if you finally succeed. Read more

Baldur’s Gate 3 The deluxe edition will defy an infuriating trend

Gale looks sad in front of a customized Baldur's Gate 3.

Image: Larian Studios

Buying super special “collector’s editions” of video games can be like wading into treacherous waters. These often expensive boxes filled with goodies (and a video game too) tend to sell out pretty quickly, and then you’re more likely to find them for double the price on reseller sites like eBay or the Facebook Marketplace. But if you are looking at the Baldur’s Gate 3 Deluxe Edition launching next year, Larian Studios tells fans not to worry about it going out of stock, because the team won’t make it a limited item. Read more

PSA: You shouldn’t cook your Steam Deck

A very cooked Steam Deck.

Photo: Mr.Coleman/Reddit

Slow news day? You bet. But look, it’s Thanksgiving and chances are people are cooking and eating just about anything they can find right now. Please, if we can save just one person from trying to cook their Steam Deck, then it will be worth it. Read more

Shooter under siege Destiny 2 Gets witcher 3 Armor

Destiny 2's Guardians dress up as Warlocks.

Image: Bungie

The white wolf comes to Destiny 2 by way of some new cosmetics. Bungie teased a crossover with CD Projekt Red’s beloved role-playing game The Witcher 3 That will add three new armor sets for players to look like protagonist Geralt of Rivia, at least if they’re willing to shell out $20 or more for a single set. The new skins look great, but they also come to Destiny 2The lowest point in years.. Read more

Steam’s Big Fall Sale Offers Some Good Deals

An image shows a collage of games on sale with discount stickers applied to each one.

Image: CD Projekt Rojo / Bethesda / Blizzard / EA / Lucasfilm / Valve / Kotaku

Valve’s annual fall sales. Some of the biggest and best PC games, including action RPG Diablo IVThe fantastic Star Wars game Jedi: survivorand The latest from Bethesda, star fieldThey are all on sale right now. Read more

This award-winning virtual reality game challenges gender norms

This award-winning virtual reality game challenges gender norms

kotaku got to work with the innovative and immersive my body at the Games for Change festival

mortal kombat 1 Players travel back in time to avoid buying skins

Three characters from Mortal Kombat 1: Sub-Zero (left), Raiden (center) and Scorpion (right), pose in front of the camera.

Image: NetherRealm Studios

To avoid what many consider aggressive monetization, mortal kombat 1 Players are doing everything they can to avoid purchasing cosmetics in NetherRealms’ latest 2D fighter. The latest exploit involves them using a console date change hack to acquire character skins that were once free and are now only available if you purchase them. Read more



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