Tuesday, October 4

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Edgerunners Mods Are Really Popular Right Now

“Looks like a prison from here, a cage of light.”Image: CD Projekt Red / UJBCyberpunk 2077 might be getting its first major expansion next year, but that hasn’t stopped fans from creating their own mods for the game so they can finally have Netflix’s popular anime series, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, in the game for realsies. Following the release of animation studio Trigger and developer CD Projekt Red’s 10-episode anime tie-in series, Cyberpunk 2077 has experienced a resurgence as one of the most popular games on Steam. Since our last article on the matter, in which Cyberpunk 2077 averaged a total of 85,555 concurrent players, the open-world role-playing game is now pulling big boy numbers with CDPR claiming that the game has had a whopping one million players each night across platforms.Read...
Guillermo del Toro Proudly Shows Off His ‘Pinocchio’ During Tudum
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Guillermo del Toro Proudly Shows Off His ‘Pinocchio’ During Tudum

It's turning out to be a great time to be a Pinocchio fan! In addition to Disney's live action adaptation, which recently premiered on Disney+, famed director Guillermo del Toro is working on another adaptation for Netflix. The Shape of Water writer shared a behind-the-scenes sneak peek of his upcoming film, releasing on Netflix this December, at the streamer's Saturday, Sept. 4 Tudum fan event, and the intricate production of the part-stop-motion, part-CGI film looks incredible.   The two minute feature expertly flashes between shots that show the puppeteers at work on set in comparison with the final product, proving movie magic is real. del Toro himself spoke about the process that was showing on screen, proudly introducing, "This is my Pinocchio." Sped up footage showed crew members bu...
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Stonkbros Are Angry Over Netflix’s GameStop Documentary Trailer

Image: Epic / Google / KotakuBack in January of 2021 GameStop’s stock price exploded as Reddit trolls went to war with old-school investors after the latter bet on the company failing. Reddit et al called their bluff, and well, it’s now the stuff of documentary films. Speaking of, Netflix just released a new trailer for its upcoming documentary about the wild “gamestonks” saga, and it’s made some of the trollish Redditors who were involved in all this very mad. So mad, they’re threatening to cancel their streaming subscriptions.Let’s rewind real quick to (briefly) explain what the hell happened back in January 2021.At the beginning of the year, GameStop’s stock was trading at under $20 a share, and the brick-and-mortar retail chain it was attached to was in desperate need of a Plan B. But ...
‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ (2022) on Netflix
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‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ (2022) on Netflix

All Quiet on the Western Front has a new full-color version, bringing the classic book to life—and showing an even more devastating view of the harrowing realities of the Great War. Erich Maria Remarque, a German veteran and journalist, wrote the 1928 book and was forced into exile in Switzerland for criticizing the war and the government."This German world bestseller is able to convey the inhuman terror of war, perhaps more impressively than any other literary work," Edward Berger, director of the new Netflix adaptation, said in a statement. "For me, creating its first German film adaptation is one of the most exciting challenges of all."Find out all about the new movie and its previous adaptations, as well as why the novel was so incredibly groundbreaking and important.Related: The 50 B...
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There’s So Much Assassin’s Creed Now, It’s Hard To Keep Up

Screenshot: UbisoftI am sorry if the front page of Kotaku reads like an advertisement for Ubisoft right now, but do you want to know the wildest thing about it all? That’s not even everything that the French company announced recently in the world of Assassin’s Creed during its big Ubisoft Forward event. There was so much Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft held an entire showcase for the open-world series today.We knew it was coming, of course. And Ubisoft has always been a company that has had multiple Assassin’s Creed irons in the fire. But on the other hand, there’s a reason why this is the first year a series-exclusive segment was necessary. Let’s go over it, shall we? In addition to finally ending Assassin’s Creed Valhalla with a free content update that wraps up the story, Ubisoft is making a...
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Every Game At Ubisoft Forward, From Assassin’s Creed To Rabbids

Screenshot: Ubisoft / KotakuToday Ubisoft showed off a wide variety of upcoming and currently available titles from the French publisher. With Ubisoft Forward, there were some fun titles like Mario + Rabbids and Just Dance, a bunch of stuff for The Division franchise, some hints at a partnership with Netflix, and a lot of Assassin’s Creed. Did I mention Assassin’s Creed? Because good god there’s a ton of that.You can check out the whole show here, but these were the notable moments. Screenshot: Ubisoft / KotakuMario + Rabbids: Sparks of HopeThe colorful fusion of Mario and the Rabbids is set to hit the Nintendo Switch on October 20 of this year. Ubisoft kicked off its showcase by demoing some gameplay from Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope. The footage showed off a unique battle against a wo...
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Cyberpunk 2077’s First Expansion Out Next Year, Keanu Returning

Screenshot: CDPR / KotakuBetter late than never, Cyberpunk 2077 is getting its first major expansion, CD Projekt Red announced in a Twitch livestream today. It’s called Phantom Liberty, it’s out next year, and it will feature the return of Keanu Reeves’ Johnny Silverhand. It won’t, however, be available on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.That last snippet shouldn’t be too much of a shock, seeing as an intergenerational launch was perhaps most responsible for Cyberpunk 2077's well-documented-woes. Following three delays, the open-world shooter finally hit PlayStation, Xbox, and PC in December 2020. On next-gen consoles and high-end PCs, it worked (mostly) as intended. But on last-gen consoles, it was a buggy, subpar disaster. CD Projekt Red spent much of the following year getting Cyberpunk 2077 ...
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Game Pass Vs. The New PS Plus, The Comparison We Had To Make

Image: Sony / Microsoft / KotakuTwo months ago, Sony reimagined PS Plus, its longtime membership program for PlayStation owners. Now, it looks a whole lot like Microsoft’s Game Pass: For roughly the same amount of money, both offer access to a Netflix-style games-on-demand library. Obviously, we had to stack the two services up against each other.PriceGame Pass is available as a subscription for console, PC, or both. The two separated tiers cost $10 a month. Xbox Live Ultimate, which joins the two and provides access to the EA Play Library (a similar games-on-demand service) and Xbox Live Gold, costs $15 a month. There is no way to pay for multiple months or a year up front at a tiered markdown (at least officially).PS Plus is also available for a subscription, but it gets very complicated...
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17 NSFW Anime And Manga To Check Out For The ‘Plot’

Kotaku: the okaku of culture’s guide.Image: Aniplex of America / Trigger / Sentai Filmworks / Diomedéa / Passione / KotakuAnime as a medium has the power to cross physical and cultural barriers through its transformative stories and evocative art styles. To this day, legacy anime like Astro Boy, Akira, and Dragon Ball Z’s inspire modern popular media through their iconic characters and genre-defining stories. You don’t get that kind of influence without a healthy dose of plot. I’m not talking about your parent’s idea of plot, dear reader. I’m talking about that spice melange, that watch-after-dark kinda plot.Ask an anime aficionado if they also watch those pervy shows that crop up during seasonal release line-ups and they’ll likely serve you a bold-face lie to save face. But they’ve likely...
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Netflix’s Bastard!! Is A Refreshingly Self-Aware, Horny Anime

Spicy. Screenshot: LIDEN FILMS / Netflix / KotakuWhen I first watched Netflix’s new anime Bastard!!: Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy, I expected a melodramatic anime series along the lines of Record of Lodoss War. What I got was an unapologetically horny show about a wizard and his ever-growing harem of big-haired anime waifus. I loved every second of it. Bastard!!: Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy, made by LIDEN FILMS, is a remake of the 1992 anime Bastard!! Ankoku no Hakaishin. Bastard!!!’s elevator pitch in the Kotaku summer anime guide, which you should totes check out by the by, is that a wizard named Dark Schneider is resurrected to save the kingdom of, I shit you not, Meta-Licana (pronounced Metalicana), from evildoers. However, that description is just the tip of the iceberg for what this horne...