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Judge Grants a Nationwide Stay Halting Part of Trump's Immigration Ban After ACLU Files Emergency Lawsuit

Kotaku - Sun, 01/29/2017 - 02:31

A federal judge in Brooklyn has granted a stay halting Donald Trump’s dangerous, xenophobic immigration ban, after the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Immigration Law Center sued on behalf of two men from Iraq who were detained at New York’s JFK Airport. The stay applies nationally. The ACLU and the…


Two John Hurt Video Games That Couldn't Be More Different

Kotaku - Sat, 01/28/2017 - 23:21

Tender Loving Care was an experiment in interactive cinema while Privateer 2: The Darkening was an ill-fated Wing Commander spin-off. They were the only two games actor John Hurt ever performed in, but even the rich, rumbling tones of his English voice could do little to save either one.


Geralt Of Rivia's Voice Actor Says Doing Witcher 3 Sex Scenes Was Like 'Being Caught Masturbating'

Kotaku - Sat, 01/28/2017 - 21:10

Doug Cockle, the voice behind The Witcher’s Geralt, recently described his experience working on the series, including how awkward it can be to record intimate lines when he’s the only one present.


Track: Boys Latin | Artist: Panda Bear | Album: Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper

Kotaku - Sat, 01/28/2017 - 20:20

Track: Boys Latin | Artist: Panda Bear | Album: Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper


Auschwitz-Themed Escape Room Stops Selling Tickets Amid Backlash

Kotaku - Sat, 01/28/2017 - 18:50

In a move surprising almost no one, an escape room inspired by the Auschwitz Nazi death camp has decided to stop selling tickets amid public outcry over its apparent exploitation of one of the darkest chapters in the world’s history.


The Weekend In Esports: The ELEAGUE Major 2017 Hunts For A Champion

Kotaku - Sat, 01/28/2017 - 17:10

Four teams left in 2017's first major CS:GO tournament will look to set the agenda for the game with a dominating finish in Atlanta this weekend.


This Week In The Business: Influencers Passing Their Prime

Kotaku - Sat, 01/28/2017 - 15:00

QUOTE | “These days it is impossible to ‘buy’ endorsements from influencers in a way that makes any economic sense. The videos where someone is paid to promote a game they aren’t passionate about don’t deliver the performance needed to justify repeat spend, and the influencer loses subs, so in the end everybody…


For The First Time In Almost 20 Years, Team Rocket Beat Ash In The Pokémon Anime

Kotaku - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 23:10

Team Rocket has had a rough career. Giovanni, their leader, doesn’t always appreciate them. They’re usually broke. And they usually lose. Well, not this time.


What Are You Playing This Weekend? 

Kotaku - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 23:00

The weekend is for taking a shower that’s longer than 10 minutes because you have to run out the door to work. It’s also for playing games!


Developer Admits He 'Deserved' To Have Game Removed From Steam After Fake Reviews

Kotaku - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 22:57

There are plenty of sketchy games on Steam, but some are so fishy that the stink even causes Valve’s eyes to water. Platformica was one such game, and now it’s off Steam. Somewhat surprisingly, the game’s developer has admitted that, yeah, he screwed up.


The Sims 4 Celebrity House Update: Vampire The Weeknd

Kotaku - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 22:32

The Celebrity House has a new neighbor, and he’s tryna to put them in the worst mood.


Top Smash Players Want Duck Hunt's Stage Banned

Kotaku - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 22:00

Competitive Super Smash Bros. 4 players are asking for silly dog Duck Hunt’s stage to be banned from tournaments. Its architecture forces players into boring, long sequences where they stare at each other and wait.


Top World of Warcraft Guild Boots Raider Over Sabotage Scandal

Kotaku - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 21:40

In World of Warcraft, major guilds race to pull off world firsts in new raids. It’s serious business. There are, however, limits. One member of a guild called Method thought it would be cool to sabotage another top guild’s efforts. It was not.


A Normal Lost Phone Tries To Explore Trans Identity And Falls Short

Kotaku - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 21:00

A Normal Lost Phone bothers me. As an adventure/puzzle game, it is experimental and intelligent. Players must learn more about a lost phone and its owner. But as the game begins to explore LGBTQ themes, it takes a turn for the uncomfortable.


Flappy Bird Creator Releases Cute, Frustrating New Game

Kotaku - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 20:44

The creator of Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen, is back after over three years with Ninja Spinki Challenges, which was made in conjunction with the publisher Obokaid’em Games. The new game is absolutely adorable. It’s also very hard.