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Timed DLC Exclusivity Is Bullshit

There’s some new Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC out today, as you may have heard. It’s called “Jaws of Hakkon” and you can get it for Xbox One, PC, and… well, that’s it. Did you play Dragon Age on PlayStation 4? Sorry. No DLC for you this week.


Leaked Video Shows What Phantom Dust Reboot Could've Looked Like

Last month, we broke news that Microsoft had cancelled the Phantom Dust reboot that was in the works at an independent studio called Darkside Games. As a result of this cancellation, Darkside shut down, laying off around 50 staff.


Cop Fired For Making Racist Threats On Xbox Live

What’s dumber than a police officer saying “I get paid to beat up n*****s like you” out loud? Saying it into a microphone where someone else is recording it to put it on the internet.


Ori And The Blind Forest: The Kotaku Review

Pleasant. If I had to sum up Ori and the Blind Forest in one word, that would be it. The new Xbox One and PC platformer looks like a magnificently drawn kids’ fantasy book sprung to life. It has the lush, magical aesthetic and inoffensive charm that gamers have come to accept — and expect — from indie games.


Now That's A Disturbing Fighting Game Character

Do attractive female fighting game characters in skimpy outfits bother you? Then meet Killer Instinct‘s latest combatant, Hisako. You’ll like her. She’ll break your bones from the inside.


All The Indie Game News Out Of GDC

The Game Developer’s Conference is indie game central this year. There’s so much indie new that it’s difficult to keep track of. Here are the major announcements compiled into one great big list for your convenience.


Screamride Is Great, But Players Are Making It Even Better

Is Frontier Development’s Xbox-exclusive amusement ride builder worth a play? That depends — how strong is your stomach?


Microsoft HoloLens Designer Killed In Hit-And-Run

Microsoft has lost one of its developers working on the awesome-sounding “HoloLens” holographic headset to a tragic car crash. Local Seattle station Kiro TV reports that Mike Ey, a 30-year-old project designer for HoloLens, was killed in a hit-and-run accident over the weekend.


Microsoft Australia Is Giving Customers 3 Months Of Free Netflix With The Xbox One

With news that Netflix is launching here in Australia on March 24, both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One are touting their own Netflix functionality.But the Xbox One has landed the first strike, announcing that its own Netflix app is available for download as of today, ahead of the launch.

Perhaps more importantly, Microsoft is giving away three months of Netflix free with new purchases of the Xbox One.


Pneuma: Breath Of Life: The Kotaku Review

The people who made Pneuma: Breath of Life are trying to convince players that their game is talking to them. Not, like, in terms of art direction, puzzle design or anything like that. It’s more in the vein of an actual conversation. Part of it is worth listening to, while the other part feels like background noise you can’t quite tune out.