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Blizzard, communication, and how to fix ...

Let’s get the bad out of the way. Best to pull the band-aid off right here and now, and then we can try and be constructive: Blizzard mishandled how it communicates with the player community this expansion. In fact, saying they mishandled it seems charitable, because for the most part they didn’t do it to mishandle it. It was haphazard, with many decisions communicated poorly at best. One need only look at flying — originally Blizzard promised flying would come ‘in the first big content patch‘ only to later announce nope, it isn’t in a way that was both confusing and...
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FEATURE: Aniwords – What’s Up with...

It’s no secret that Sword Art Online, following in the footsteps of cult classic .hack//Sign, ushered in a new era of popularity for anime set in video games turned real. With the huge commerical and popular success garnered by the franchise’s first season (later followed with a sequel season and supposedly green-lit to be adapted into anime for as long as author Reki Kawahara continues to write the light novels), more anime with a similar premise have surfaced—although it’s important to note that there’s only correlation here, not necessarily...
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Don’t expect Batman: Arkham Knight to be...

A leaked email, circulated to the people at Kotaku Australia, indicates that the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight won’t be properly fixed for a fair while. Said email was an internal memo for the staff at EB Games stores, and states: “We have stopped sales of Batman: Arkham Knight PC while Warner and Rocksteady work on addressing performance issues with the game. The latest information from Warner is that the updates won’t be available until Spring.” That’s the Australian Spring, so Autumn for everybody in the other hemisphere. There’s little to indicate what date this...
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Metrico shifting demographics to the PC

Infographic-based puzzle-platformer Metrico will be hopping its way onto PC as Metrico. Metrico was a rather unusual little PlayStation Vita platformer that had you traversing the world through infographics, which… tracked a lot of things. Like, you pressing buttons, or tilting the Vita. These presses and movements fed into the infographics that made up the levels, barring your path or opening up routes; figuring out what was being tracked and how to use this to get around the obstacles was of primary importance. It was also free on PlayStation Plus, which got it quite a...
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Just Cause 3’s E3 gameplay footage now o...

Avalanche Studios have sneaked seven minutes of high-explosive Just Cause 3 gameplay footage onto the internet, like the rebels they are. These narrated seven minutes are pulled from the E3 showfloor presentation and show off the sort of driving, flying, swooping, grappling, shooting, and exploding that you’ll be able to do in the full version. Of particular note are “making a statue slap itself”, “using a jet as a really big bomb”, and “driving through a patch of sunflowers.” What? The sunflowers are pretty. I like that you can drive through fields of flowers. Stop...
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