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How Much Will Your Old CPU Slow Down Your GTX 1060 Or RX 480?

It’s always easier to replace a video card than it is a CPU and motherboard, so it’s not surprising to find people with a GTX 1060 or RX 480 surrounded by comparatively ancient components. These setups are sacrificing some performance by bottle-necking their GPU, sure, but exactly how much is going to waste?


What Happens After An Indie Game Fails On Steam

Brigador took five years to create. It’s a mech game with a great retro-chic look, a standout soundtrack and fully destructible everything. The developers jokingly call it a “Kool-Aid Man simulator”. On Steam, it has a 94 per cent positive rating. Despite all that, it flopped.


The Rare Pokemon GO Monsters That No One Has Caught Yet

Pokemon GO is supposed to have the original cast of the first Pokemon games: This means, at minimum, a roster of 151 creatures. But so far, there’s no way of collecting the full set.


The Pokemon GO Story The Mainstream Media Keeps Avoiding

“I’m sad I didn’t get a selfie,” Gizmodo’s Rae Johnston told me this morning. It was the daily commute, nothing out of the ordinary.

Except for a senior citizen playing Pokemon GO.

She’s level 22. Rae isn’t level 21. My partner only just hit level 21. I’m only level 20. It’s an exceptional effort. But this old lady walks everywhere. She hits all the Pokestops.

This is the Pokemon GO mainstream media keeps ignoring.


I Am Setsuna: The Kotaku Review

The name “Tokyo RPG Factory” conjures a dreary image. An assembly line for role-playing games, perhaps, where dozens of masked workers flank a conveyor belt, smashing together parts: An oversized sword here, a Firaga there, a melancholy hero to tie it all together. Every day they must crank out a new RPG to be shipped across the globe for mass consumption.


Why No Man's Sky Is The Most Necessary Game Of 2016

I’m writing this while sitting on a train. It’s almost full, packed with commuters. Most have their heads down looking at the tiny screens of their phones. Schoolkids argue loudly about something I can’t quite hear. Some people are just waiting, staring out the windows. Staring at the floor. Eating some chips. Everyone on public transportation is on pause, between one thing and the next. Worried about their destination. Excited to get there or dreading the moment they arrive.

This is what a large number of human beings do every day. Locked in a steel box, eager to be somewhere else. It is a bizarre modern practice but it has become completely mundane for millions. A lot do it because they require money for food and shelter. Otherwise they will die hungry and alone. They invented trains and all the corresponding destinations. They pay close attention when to exit and are ready to get instantly annoyed if the train isn’t quick enough. They will spend years, decades, perhaps even centuries doing this. Or at least until teleportation is commercially available.


Ask Dr. NerdLove: Why Can't I Get Over My Crush?

Hello, you shimmery, shiny pheromone factories of the Internet and welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove, the only dating column that turns LFGs to LTRs. This week we’ve got readers with colossal problems stemming from minuscule issues ranging from insecure exes to mighty crushes to disappointing discoveries. Let’s dive in, shall we?


Sunday Comics: Here Comes Pokemon GO

Welcome to Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon.


Why Some Have Accused Bethesda Of Ripping Off A Mod For Fallout 4

The tensions between the modding community and Bethesda continue to rise this week, with a prominent modder claiming that the developers took heavy inspiration from his Fallout: New Vegas mod without giving him any credit.


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