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Three Rules The Makers Of Assassin's Creed Origins Used To Design Quests Three Rules The Makers Of Assassin's Creed Origins Used To Design Quests

Assassin’s Creed Origins is an incomprehensibly large game, so packed with quests that most players will likely never see them all. If you do see them all, however, you may notice that they follow certain rules—rules that Ubisoft detailed pretty specifically while making the game.

Prey's Director On The Polarizing Final Act: 'There Was Definitely Too Much' Prey's Director On The Polarizing Final Act: 'There Was Definitely Too Much'

The problem with developing a video game is: Sometimes you need to stop. Even when you’re not totally happy with your final act. This week on Kotaku Splitscreen, we discuss all that and more.

Here’s the official trailer for Diablo III on Switch, which leaked yesterday. It’s out this fall for $60 and includes all of the downloadable content Blizzard has released so far.

Inmost, announced today, is a narrative 2D platformer that looks spectacular. It’s developed by a Lithuanian studio called Hidden Layer Games and published by Chucklefish (Starbound, Wargroove, Stardew Valley), who have somehow turned into one of the most interesting publishers in the field.

IGN Pulls Ex-Editor's Posts After Dozens More Plagiarism Accusations Surface IGN Pulls Ex-Editor's Posts After Dozens More Plagiarism Accusations Surface

The gaming site IGN is working to remove all of the posts written by former editor Filip Miucin, who was fired last week for plagiarism, after internet sleuths found that dozens of his articles and videos copied or rephrased from other websites without attribution.

Patrick Söderlund, Who Made $48.3 Million Last Year, Leaves EA Patrick Söderlund, Who Made $48.3 Million Last Year, Leaves EA

Longtime executive Patrick Söderlund, who spent nearly 20 years working at Electronic Arts in various positions, is leaving the publisher this year, after receiving a $20 million bonus in 2017 that was granted in an attempt to get him to stay. He made $48.3 million last year, according to SEC filings.

Dark Souls Remastered will come to Switch on October 19, publisher Bandai Namco said today. It’s a little later than we’d all expected, but hey, it’s still Dark Souls on Switch.

What Would Make Someone Plagiarize A Game Review? What Would Make Someone Plagiarize A Game Review?

Just what would make someone plagiarize a video game review? This week on Kotaku Splitscreen, let’s discuss.

Former IGN Reviewer Responds To Plagiarism Allegations: 'Not At All Intentional' [UPDATES: Third Review Questioned, Video Removed] Former IGN Reviewer Responds To Plagiarism Allegations: 'Not At All Intentional' [UPDATES: Third Review Questioned, Video Removed]

Former IGN editor Filip Miucin, who was fired this week after an investigation into allegations that he had plagiarized a video game review, responded last night on his YouTube channel, telling viewers that there were “a lot of circumstances” surrounding the review and that he did not intend to plagiarize from another…

Twenty-Five Year Old Charged With Stealing In-Game Items From EA Twenty-Five Year Old Charged With Stealing In-Game Items From EA

The Federal Bureau of Investigation filed charges yesterday against a 25-year-old, accusing him of hacking into EA’s servers and stealing in-game currency for FIFA 18 that the publisher says was worth $324,000.

Our First Look At Red Dead Redemption 2 Gameplay Our First Look At Red Dead Redemption 2 Gameplay

Rockstar today showed off a first look at the western Red Dead Redemption II, which comes out October 26 for PS4 and Xbox One, and it looks like a fascinating evolution of the first one. Most importantly, this time you can brush your horse.

Blizzard Says Multiple Diablo Projects Are In The Works (Diablo III Switch Is Probably One) Blizzard Says Multiple Diablo Projects Are In The Works (Diablo III Switch Is Probably One)

Things have been slow in Diablo-land for the past few years, but that’s likely going to change soon, with Blizzard teasing on Twitter today that it has some Diablo projects in the works. One of them, we believe, is Diablo III Switch.

God of War’s long-awaited New Game Plus will arrive on August 20, Sony said today. The mode comes in a free update and will offer new gear, tougher enemies with “new tricks up their sleeves,” and an option to skip cinematics. No word on whether you’ll be able to change the size of Kratos’s beard.

RIP Luigi (1983-2018)

Luigi Mario, best known to friends and family as Luigi, died this morning at the age of 35. He is survived by his fraternal twin brother, Mario, and his son, Waluigi.

Castlevania's Simon And Richter Belmont Join Smash Bros Ultimate Castlevania's Simon And Richter Belmont Join Smash Bros Ultimate

Simon Belmont, the star of Castlevania, hasn’t had his own game in a while, but he is coming to Super Smash Bros. So is his descendant, Richter Belmont.

Nintendo is holding a special Super Smash Bros. Direct this morning, which you can watch right here. Starts at 10am ET.

IGN Pulls Review After Plagiarism Accusations [UPDATE: Writer Fired] IGN Pulls Review After Plagiarism Accusations [UPDATE: Writer Fired]

The gaming site IGN has removed a review for the game Dead Cells after allegations surfaced yesterday that the review’s writer had plagiarized from a small YouTube channel.

Breath Of The Wild Gets Official Placement On The Zelda Timeline, But There Are Shenanigans Breath Of The Wild Gets Official Placement On The Zelda Timeline, But There Are Shenanigans

Since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild came out in March 2017, fans have been dying to know where it fits on the series’ official timeline. Now, Nintendo has provided an answer—sort of. Breath of the Wild is way at the end, but it’s not connected to the rest of the timeline. In other words: shenanigans!

Releasing Cool New Games On 3DS Is Such A Waste Releasing Cool New Games On 3DS Is Such A Waste

You have probably been here before. A Japanese company announces an exciting new game. The concept sounds great, the trailer has you hyped, and everything seems perfect... until you see those three words that you’ve grown to loathe in 2018. “Only for 3DS.”

Dota 2 Pros Play Bots, Get Wrecked Dota 2 Pros Play Bots, Get Wrecked

A team of three former Dota 2 pros, one current pro, and a commentator played against five artificial intelligence bots last night at an event in San Francisco. The bots defeated the humans, 2-1, talking plenty of smack along the way.

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