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South Park: The Stick Of Truth: The Kotaku Review

I wish I could spend this entire review talking about how South Park: The Stick of Truth is one of the funniest games I’ve ever played.


It's Like A Lonely Cross Between Pokémon And Harvest Moon.

It’s like a lonely cross between Pokémon and Harvest Moon. This is Toby’s Island, a PC RPG where, as a boy washed up on a dangerous island, you try to survive by farming, building, crafting, and raising monsters to fight for you. Its two-man development team is looking to raise $US20,000 on Kickstarter. Video below.


Here's The Censored Version Of South Park: The Stick Of Truth

Via Reddit, here’s what you see when you try to play a certain scene in the European (and Australian) version of South Park: The Stick of Truth on consoles. (Warning: minor spoilers.)


This Week In The Business: They Are The 0.15 Per Cent

STAT | 0.15% — Percentage of mobile gamers that provide 50% of the revenue for free-to-play games, according to analytics firm Swrve; this was taken from data for January from tens of millions of mobile game users.


3DS Platformer Fractured Soul Has Been Ported To PC, And It's Out Today.

3DS platformer Fractured Soul has been ported to PC, and it’s out today. You can get it on GOG, Desura, or the official website.


Sit Down For 40 Minutes Of Thief Gameplay

We’ve got our review of Thief here, but if you want to see some gameplay for yourself, TotalBiscuit plays through 40 minutes from the game (and 10 minutes of PC graphics options) for your viewing pleasure.


Bravely Default Was Influenced By... Uh, 90210

Play a couple hours of the terrific new JRPG Bravely Default and a number of its influences will become apparent. There’s Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, and so on. But one influence may be less evident…. the early 90s high school TV drama Beverly Hills 90210.


Ken Levine's New Game Could Be Really Fascinating

It really sucks that Irrational Games is shutting down, and I hope that everyone who was laid off finds new employment soon. It’s a bad situation, yes, but for gamers, there’s something to be optimistic about — a new digital game by Ken Levine.


Video Gaming's Latest Breakthrough Moment

There are topics that mainstream video games rarely tackle, but lately, the list is getting shorter. It got shorter yet again last week. It happened in a PS3 game, or rather, in an expansion to a PS3 game from last year. It’s something I can’t not talk about. Spoilers for The Last of Us: Left Behind follow.


Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Is Getting Its Own PS4 Console

To mark MGS V: Ground Zeroes’ release, the Sony Store is releasing a special Ground Zeroes emblazoned PlayStation 4 in Japan.