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The Creator Of Yu-Gi-Oh!, Kazuki Takahashi, Has Died At Age 60

Image: Yu-Gi-Oh Manga artist Kazuki Takahashi, best known as the creator of the Yu-Gi-Oh series (and the popular card game it’s based on), has been found dead. ace NHK reports, via an English-language story in the Japan Times, a body was “found floating while wearing snorkeling gear in the waters off Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, on …

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Phishing Scam Reportedly Behind $540 Million Axie Infinity Hack

Image: Sky Mavis NFT Pokémon clone Axie Infinity went from being famous for players profiting off its “play-to-earn” gaming scam to infamous for getting hacked out of $540 million in cryptocurrency. Now according to a new report by The Block we know what made the security breach possible: a sophisticated phishing attempt socially engineered on …

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GTA Publisher Take-Two Sends DMCA Notice To Creator Of VR Mods

Image: Rockstar Games Another day, another DMCA takedown notice sent to a Grand Theft Auto modder. This time, it’s virtual reality modder Luke Ross who says that Take-Two has issued him a DMCA claim over his VR mods even though he argues that his work contains no copyrighted code or material. It’s just the latest …

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Halo 2’s Iconic E3 Trailer Will Be A Playable Level, Someday

screenshot: Bungie / Kotaku The coolest part of halo 2 never made it into halo 2. If you’re at all a fan of the series, you know exactly what I’m talking about: the “Earthcity” demoshown off during Microsoft’s E3 presentation in 2003. That level never made it into the full release of halo 2but nearly …

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EA’s Terrible Meme Tweet Angered Many Devs, Execs

Image: EA / Kotaku Remember last week? It happened about 34 years ago, so if you don’t, I understand. But last Thursday, the official EA Twitter account tweeted a bad joke about single-player games that led to an internet-wide roasting and eventually an apology from the battlefield publisher And apparently, EA is still dealing with …

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Diablo Immortal Earns $1 Million A Day, Data Shows

Image: blizzard In its first month of release Blizzard’s controversial new mobile game, Diablo Immortal, has racked up nearly $50 million in reported revenue across 10 million downloads. Even as debates and criticism swirled around the free-to-play RPG, data shows that the game has made at least $1 million a day since launch. ace first …

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