Kotaku’s Biggest Gaming Culture News of the Week November 18, 2023

From memes to memes, interactive entertainment is always in motion. Here are your quick notes for the week’s biggest stories in gaming.

Baldur’s Gate 3’s New Deluxe Edition Is a Stolen for Its Price

A Tiefling Guard stares off into the distance.

Screenshot: Larian Studios / Kotaku

Baldur’s Gate 3 It already has a special edition in the form of a Collector’s Edition. Even we I took it out of the box here Kotakuand there are plenty of cool ornaments that pay homage to their tabletop roots. Of course this was expensive, only for PC and PlayStation 5 It did not include players and a physical copy of the game. However Baldur’s Gate 3 is Coming to Xbox Next month, Larian Studios is taking the opportunity to release a new Deluxe Edition for all three platforms. And considering what comes in the box, I think it’s pretty affordable. Read more

The Best Soullikes of 2023 Just Got Easier

The Scrapped Watchman (the third main boss in the game) captures the Lies of P player character P in the open courtyard.

Picture: Neowiz Games / Round8 Studio

Like game director Ji Won Choi I promised at the beginning of NovemberDual developers Neowiz Games and Round8 Studio have released a new update for their gothic Belle Époque-era Soulslike RPG. P’s lies. And as expected, this update makes some significant changes to the game so you have a real fighting chance of surviving in this bloody retelling of the game. Pinocchio story. Read more

Modern Warfare III Players Beg for Removal of OP ‘Groot’ Skin

Groot (Nova's Gaia appearance) shoots an unfortunate soldier in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III.

Picture: Activation

Modern Warfare III Gamers beg Activision to remove “truly invisible” cosmetic first introduced Modern Warfare II This once again plagues multiplayer matches. Read more

Valve Has a Plan to Stop Bots and Dealers from Stacking the New Steam Deck

On November 16, Valve will let people buy a new Steam Deck OLED Limited Edition model that includes all the upgrades of the base OLED version of the portable, but also has some extra cosmetic details. And to help people Actually When you get the chance to buy this thing, Valve is implementing some measures to slow or stop bots and sellers from buying it all instantly. Read more

Hades Joins the Best Library of Free Games That No One Uses

The hero of Hades holds a sword in front of stone snakes.

Picture: Super Giant Games

One of the best action RPGs of a generation is finally getting a mobile version, but it’s a mixed blessing. The good news is hades It’s coming to iPhones in 2024 and it’ll be free For Netflix subscribers. The bad news is that it will be exclusive to both and there will be no way to purchase the game directly or play it on Android devices. Read more

Suicide Squad Game Resurfaces with Large Map and Live Service Plans

A screenshot shows the Suicide Squad standing together in the Hall of Justice.

Rocksteady is finally ready to start talking Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice Leagueafter delay (Again) earlier this year. The studio first announces upcoming supervillain co-op action game We are back to 2020. In a new video series that goes behind the scenes of the game, the developers revealed how big its map will be and showed off some new cutscenes. Conveniently, they made almost no mention of aspects of the live service that fans were unhappy with. Read more

Here Are Your Picks for 2023’s Biggest Gaming Awards Rejects

Geoff Keighley stands on stage at the awards ceremony.

Photograph: JC Olivera (Getty Images)

Geoff Keighley’s Game Awards It’s far from the be-all and end-all that games are good, creatively bold, and deserve praise year after year, but they’re still too fun to be taken seriously. This is a day when, instead of being canned the night before the quarterly earnings announcement, game developers will dress up, take to the stage, and receive our collective thanks for their artistic achievements. Read more

Former Mass Effect Leader Founds New Studio to Make Narrative-Driven Games

Garrus is seen talking to Shepard in the Castle tower with a fountain in the background.

Screenshot: BioWare/Kotaku

Chinese publisher NetEase is opening a new studio with head writer behind it Mass Effect starring in the series.

Worlds Untold will be based in Vancouver and will be led by CEO Mac Walters, known for his work at BioWare spanning almost 20 years. Walters was a writer on martial arts RPG Jade Empirelater a senior writer on the first entry in the sci-fi RPG series, Mass Effectand was eventually promoted to head writer Mass Effect 2 And 3. It was then brought as follows: creative director Mass Effect: Andromedaworked on early narrative direction Anthemand managed the project Mass Effect: Legendary Edition remasters, before ending his tenure as production director at the studio. Dragon Age: Fearwolf. So it’s been at the forefront of narrative direction for BioWare’s last two decades. How you feel about this probably depends on your views on the studio’s situation, but personally speaking, narrative wasn’t my biggest issue with most of these games. Read more

Kotaku Unboxes The Spider-Man 2 Limited Edition PS5

Kotaku Unboxes The Spider-Man 2 Limited Edition PS5

The $600 set is currently sold out on the PlayStation store, but it’s still a gift to keep in mind this holiday season for the Spidey-loving gamer in your life.

Total Recall: How Does KotOR Hold Up in 2023?

How Does KotOR Stand in 2023? | Total Recall

We look back at what made BioWare in the first place Star wars RPG is one of the most famous games of all time



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