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Spelunky 2 Speedrunner Beats Game On One Point Of Health

Spelunky 2 has been out for less than a week, and while many players (like me) are still fumbling through its depths, others are kicking its arse. The latest world record speedrun clears the game in under four minutes, with the runner doing most of it on one point of…

Morning Music: Spelunky’s Sublime Music Keeps Me Addicted To Dying

Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s new, daily hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-arse sounds they make. Ever play Spelunky? No no no. We are hipsters here, so obviously I meant the original freeware game from 2008. Ugh, whatever. Just come in already.

Live, Die, Upgrade, Repeat: The Modern Roguelike

Live, Die, Upgrade, Repeat: The Modern Roguelike

When most games today focus on streamlined experiences that promote steady progress, there’s something almost anachronistic about the roguelike, with its constant restarts and uneven level design. And yet it’s in this environment that the formula has blossomed and spread into countless different genres, precisely because of those factors. With…