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What Are You Playing This Weekend? 

The weekend is for having a friend stay with you and debating between actually cleaning the house/buying food or just kicking your dirty laundry under the bed/ordering pizza. Also, video games. Advertisement I have an upcoming game to play, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time for more Witcher 3. I’ve definitely been taking my time with Blood and Wine. I don’t want it to end! Overwatch’s new PvE event has also gotten me picking up the game a bit more than usual lately, so I’ll probably play that a bit too. Advertisement What about you? What are you playing? READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


Show Us Your Ugliest Video Game Outfits

You did it. You finally got that sweet armor set you’ve been assembling for days. You look like a million bucks. Time to parade around town being shiny AF and… oh no. You found a new chest plate with slightly better stats. Have fun being a damn circus clown for the next 20 hours. Advertisement I’ve been playing a lot of Zelda: Breath of the Wild lately, and I have to admit: my Link has been the victim of more than a few fashion crimes. This outfit almost works, until you realize that the Blood Mohawk Helm Of Genghis Khan looks goofy as heck on beautiful boy-man Link Zeldanson, the tunic is a patchwork quilt torn from the loving hands of somebody’s grandmother, and the greaves belong in a different fantasy universe altogether. But the helm grants me an attack bonus! And I’ve got a fairy power-up on my tunic! It’s like my grandmother always used to say: “Form comes second to function when giants won’t stop stomping on you.” Advertisement This is hardly the only ugly outfit my Link has spent hours running around READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Weekends are for reminding yourself that even though the workout routine you just started isn’t super impressive, you gotta start somewhere, and getting some exercise will make you happier than lounging around. Also, video games. Advertisement I am so excited for the PS4 Gwent beta this weekend I can’t even tell you. Playing Gwent against real people is going to be a disaster. I can’t wait for all the cool ways I’m gonna lose. I’m also going to play some Overwatch, because my roommate told me I’ve been playing too much The Witcher 3 and she misses me. She also just bought The Witcher 3 on Steam sale, though. Please check back in a few weeks to see if The Witcher has ruined my household. Advertisement What about you? What are you playing this weekend? READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


Show Us Your Keyboard

I swear the color scheme is just a coincidence. While all of us at Kotaku are big fans of typing, a handful of us have started taking our love of keyboards to the next level. There’s nothing like a good mechanical keyboard, especially when you take extra steps to make it your very own. I’ll show you what I’m typing on if you show me yours. Advertisement I’ve been covering keyboards for Kotaku for years now, but it’s only recently that I’ve been introduced to the wonderful world of customization. I blame Chris Person, who was parading a sexy set of pastel keycaps around the office when I was visiting our New York headquarters earlier this year. Between that, with Gita Jackson’s recent acquisition of a lovely pink Filco keyboard (which is perpetually out of stock) and a visit to Reddit’s Mechanical Keyboard community, I was hooked. Acting on a suggestion from some folks on the Reddit board, I pulled the trigger on a Unicomp Ultra Classic, the spiritual successor to IBM’s famed Model M keyboard. Like the original Model M, the Ultra Classic utilizes a unique READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Tell Us Your Best Stories Of When Somebody Rescued You In A Video Game

Nothing ever goes according to plan. Maybe you die in the middle of a desert full of horrifying fuck demons, and you think your loot is gone for good. Maybe you find yourself lost in space. Maybe you accidentally punched the wrong person. Regardless, you need help. When have other players come to your rescue in a video game? Advertisement For me, the original EverQuest may as well have been called, “Nathan Bungles Everything, And Well-Meaning Strangers Save Him While Politely Resisting The Urge To Call Him A Stupid Child.” The first time I ever logged in, I unintentionally, uh, assaulted another player in a city area, prompting guards to swarm on me. Recognizing that I was an idiot baby, that very player found me at my spawn point, led me to my corpse, and cooly gave me instructions on how to enable/disable auto-attack so I wouldn’t do that again. There was also the time I got lost in a desert full of sand giants and other nastiness long before I was the proper level for it, and a group took time out of their rigid “killing shit as tall READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


Help Me Finish The Witcher 3

This is you all talking about your favorite part of The Witcher 3. I’m Geralt, walking away because I haven’t gotten to that part yet. The new year means it’s time for resolutions. This year I’d like to practice my guitar more, be as fit as I was in my 20s, figure out my romantic life—but I probably won’t do any of those things. But I might, with your help, finish The Witcher 3. Advertisement My colleague Patricia and I were talking today about how we’ve both recently (finally) started playing The Witcher 3. I’m only about 10 hours in, and I didn’t get my fellow Kotaku staffers’ flood of screenshots and jokes. I want to finish the game, but it’s just so long, and there are so many sidequests. I have so many games to play, and those stars in Overwatch aren’t going to get themselves…  But I want to see The Witcher 3 through. I want to share in the memories and laughter of my colleagues. I want the monsters, the cats, the frying pans, the kisses. I want the haircuts. Oh how I want the haircuts. Advertisement READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!