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All The Easy Shortcuts You Can Take In Mario Kart 8's 200CC Mode

Kotaku - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 17:15

Among the many, many things that Mario Kart 8’s new super-ultra-mega-fast 200CC mode changes are the shortcuts every course has. Now they’re a lot easier to speed through—as long as you don’t run into a wall first.

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Our First Look At The Next Tony Hawk Game

Kotaku - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 16:50

An article in the latest issue of Game Informer reveals that a new Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater game is fast approaching. Let’s hope its not as sad as that last Tony Hawk game .

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Matt DeVries explains Fear Factory departure

Metal Insider - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 16:48
Matt DeVries left Six Feet Under and then joined Fear Factory on bass in early 2012. Now, after just three years, he’s stepped down and issued a statement explaining his departure: “For those that haven’t already heard, I’ve decided to step down as bass player of Fear Factory. The main reason being to simply take some time off […]
Categories: Music

Of Course Star Wars Is Coming To Disney Infinity 3.0

Kotaku - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 16:34

Teased since the release of 2.0 last year and officially revealed via Game Informer’s June cover story, Disney Infinity adds Star Wars characters to the toys-meet-games mix.

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Half-Life 2 World Record Speedrun Will Make Your Head Spin

Kotaku - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 16:21

It’d be easy to assume the GIF above is the most impressive part of this run, but it’s not.

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The Free Dragon Age: Inquisition Multiplayer DLC Looks Cool

Kotaku - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 16:21

New dragons, familiar faces, and no $$$ required to enjoy it? Sounds pretty damn rad to me.

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Phil Rudd thinks he’ll be on a future AC/DC tour

Metal Insider - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 16:17
The embattled (and for now, former) AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd plead guilty last month to threatening to kill his former assistant, and has now opened up in a video interview with A Current Affair about his current situation. Rudd spoke of his former band-mates, who are out on tour: “I’m sure they’re having a great old time. I’m sure they’re […]
Categories: Music

Now Even Goat Simulator Is A Zombie Game

Kotaku - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 16:04

In its unstoppable ascent to the upper echelons of the video game industry, weird-as-fuck indie game Goat Simulator is taking aim at the fiercest, most ubiquitous competition of all: zombie games. Watch out, Dying Light!

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New & Noteworthy, May 5th – Continuum

Metal Insider - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 15:35
This week’s new release list brings us a lot of veteran acts extending their legacies even further. Representing almost every genre available, at least one of these albums will be to your liking, no matter what. Dig in and enjoy!   Kamelot, Haven (Napalm) In 2012, Kamelot proved that they would not only survive with new […]
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All The Ways Jason Voorhees Can Kill People In Mortal Kombat X

Kotaku - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 15:33

If you want to know every disgusting method Jason Voorhees will use to chop up the fighters of Mortal Kombat X, here you go.

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Today's Best Gaming Deals: Metal Gear, Witcher III, Mordor, and More

Kotaku - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 15:28

If you’re planning to get Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on PS4, this is likely the best preorder discount you’ll see. [preorder Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, $53 with code EMCASAS83]

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Dimesland, Wild Hunt guitarist Drew Cook passes away

Metal Insider - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 15:07
While no official cause of death has been revealed, the Oakland area has lost a prolific guitarist, as Dimesland and Wild Hunt guitarist Drew Cook passed away several weeks ago. Both Dimesland and Wild Hunt have issued statements about Cook, who appears to have passed on or around April 21st, the same day that Wild […]
Categories: Music

Die Ersten Fünf Minuten Aus Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

Kotaku - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 15:00

No one will be seated during the thrilling hot dog scene in the first five minutes of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood.

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North American Anime, Manga Releases, May 3-9

Anime News Network - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 14:30
Patlabor: The Movie, Free! anime, The World God Only Knows OVA collection ship
Categories: General Anime

ACLU suing police over Exodus lyrics arrest

Metal Insider - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 14:24
It was last September when 31 year old James Evans was arrested for posting Exodus lyrics online. Those lyrics, from “Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer),” caused quite a stir in Muhlenberg County, as “multiple agencies received calls concerned about the post,” eventually leading to his arrest. Now, the ACLU is filing a federal lawsuit against the county and the police […]
Categories: Music

The Game of the Year edition of 2014’s excellent Lord of the Rings game Shadow of Mordor comes out t

Kotaku - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 14:17

The Game of the Year edition of 2014’s excellent Lord of the Rings game Shadow of Mordor comes out today. Catch up on our previous coverage of the game and its DLC with these reviews.

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Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor: The Kotaku Review

Kotaku - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 14:00

Lugdash Broken-Shield. Now there was a tricky orc to assassinate. Until I discovered he was scared of fire. Once I set his minions ablaze, Lugdash dropped everything and fled. I wasn’t going to lose the kill, so I chased after him. We both ended up running for a long, long time.

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Necrobutcher not happy about Lords of Chaos film

Metal Insider - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 13:51
We reported yesterday about the inclusion of Jonas Akerlund as director into the Lords of Chaos film project produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free London, RSA London and VICE, and it generated a polarizing outburst between fans of Mayhem, the book and the metal community in general, but the only relevant opinion happened late yesterday when […]
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The Guy Behind One Of The Year’s Best 3DS Games

Kotaku - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 13:40

“Creating a game with a new character like Qbby made me feel happier than I’ve ever felt before.” That’s Yasuhiro Mukae talking. He’s best known for making Kirby games, but we’re not talking about Kirby.

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