Kotaku’s biggest gaming culture news for the week of November 18, 2023

From integration to memes, the landscape of interactive entertainment is always moving. Here’s your cheat sheet for the week’s most important stories in the game.

The new Baldur’s Gate 3 Deluxe Edition is a steal for the price

screen shot: Larian Studio / Kotaku

Balder’s Gate 3 Now it has a special edition in the form of its collector’s edition. We even Unboxed it here Kotaku, and it has a lot of goodies that pay homage to its desktop roots. Of course, it was expensive, only for computers PlayStation 5 players, and does not include a physical copy of the game itself. but Balder’s Gate 3 Is Coming to Xbox Next month, Larian Studios will take this opportunity to release a new Deluxe Edition for all three platforms. And considering what’s in the box, I think it’s pretty affordable. Read more

The best Soulslike 2023 just got easier

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

Image: News Games / Round8 Studio

Like game director Ji Won Choi Early November is promisedDeveloper duo Neowiz Games and Round8 Studios have released a new update for their gothic RPG set in the Belle Époque era. The lies of P. And as expected, this update brings significant gameplay changes to give you a real fighting chance to survive this bloody retelling of the game. Pinocchio Story. Read more

Modern Warfare III players request to remove OP ‘Groot’ skin

Groot (Gaia Nova skin) shoots a hapless soldier in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III.

Image: Activision

Modern War III Players beg Activision to remove ‘literally invisible’ cosmetics that were first introduced Modern Warfare II Which again hurts multiplayer matches. Read more

Valve has a plan to prevent bots and sellers from hoarding the new Steam Deck

On November 16th, Valve will let people purchase a new Steam Deck OLED Limited Edition model that has all the updates of the base OLED version of the portable PC, but with some additional aesthetic details. And to help people in fact If you get a chance to buy this item, Valve is implementing some safeguards to stop bots and sellers from buying them immediately. Read more

Hades joins the best free game library that nobody uses

The hero of Hades wields a sword against the stone slaves.

Image: Giant games

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

Suicide Squad is re-emerging with a large map and live service programs

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

Rocksteady is finally ready to talk about it Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice Leagueafter delay (Again) earlier this year, this studio first announced its upcoming superhero collaboration action game It goes back to 2020. In a new series of behind-the-scenes videos, the developers explained how big the map will be and showed off some new cutscenes. Conveniently, they barely mentioned any aspects of the live service that fans weren’t happy with. Read more

Here are your picks for the biggest gaming awards snubs of 2023

Jeff Keeley takes the stage at his award show.

Picture: JC Olivera (Getty Images)

Jeff Keighley Game Awards They’re far from the be-all and end-all of good, creatively bold and laudable games every year, but they’re still fun to be serious about. It’s the day game developers dress up, take the stage, and receive our collective thanks for their artistic success, rather than getting canned the night before the quarterly earnings call. Read more

The former leader of Mass Effect is forming a new studio to make narrative-driven games

Garros is seen talking to Shepard in the Citadel Tower with a fountain in the background.

screen shot: BioWare/Kotaku

Chinese publisher NetEase is opening a new studio with a lead author Major impact The series at the top

Worlds Untold will be based in Vancouver and will be led by CEO Mack Walters, known for his nearly 20-year tenure at BioWare. Walters was the author of the Martial Arts RPG Jade Empirethen a senior writer on the first entry in the sci-fi RPG series, Major impactand was eventually promoted to lead author Mass Effect 2 And 3. Following this, he as creative director Mass Effect: Andromedahas worked on the primary narrative direction the anthemand the project was directed Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Remaster, before ending his tenure at the studio as production manager on Dragon Age: Dreadwolf. So he was at the forefront of many of BioWare’s narrative paths over the last two decades. How you feel about it will probably vary depending on your opinions on the state of the studio, but speaking personally, the narrative wasn’t my biggest problem with most of those games. Read more

Kotaku Unboxes The Spider-Man 2 Limited Edition PS5

Kotaku Unboxes The Spider-Man 2 Limited Edition PS5

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

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