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Valve Just Patched A Bunch Of Games Without Telling Anyone

If you’re a Steam user, you’ll probably have noticed an unusual amount of updates over the last 24 hours. You’re not alone — people’s libraries have been updating, seemingly en masse.

The fun part: the developers weren’t the ones responsible.


Target Just Slashed Prices On Consoles And Old Games

For a business that once looked like they were abandoning gaming altogether, Target has done a pretty good job of appealing to gamers with some heavy discounts. Their Ebay store offerings before Christmas were some of the best all year, something many of you took advantage of.

They’re now apparently in the process of clearing out a good deal of gaming stock, from consoles to games.


NVIDIA's Dark Souls 3 Game Ready Drivers Are Still Causing Issues

If you’re paying any degree of attention to the gaming world, you’ll probably be aware that Dark Souls 3 comes out today. And if you’re a PC gamer, you’ll probably be abreast of the fact that the GPU manufacturers like to push out new patches to coincide with major game launches.

NVIDIA’s Game Ready driver for Dark Souls 3 is version 364.72, and it’s also the latest release with Microsoft’s WHQL certification. Problem is, lots of gamers are having issues.


PS4 Remote Play Actually Works In Australia

Sony unleashed the latest major software update for the PS4 on the world last night, and with it came Remote Play on PC and Mac. The idea is pretty attractive, especially for those with families or large sharehouses where there’s a high possibility of the TV being in use. I’ve toyed around with Remote Play across a variety of games for a number of hours. And it’s pretty impressive so far — with a few caveats.


The FBI Needs Help Combating A New Strain Of Ransomware

According to the Reuters global news wire, the Federal Bureau of Intelligence has reached out to cyber security experts over the long Easter weekend for help in fighting a new strain of ransomware.


Vulkan's Graphics API Is Finally Out, But Don't Expect Performance Gains Yet

It was meant to launch last year, but as they say: better late than never. The release version of the Vulkan graphics API, derived from the abandoned carcass of AMD’s low-level Mantle API, has finally been released royalty-free to all and sundry.


Kotaku Is Giving Away A $3,550 Custom Street Fighter Arcade Cabinet

Kotaku is celebrating the Aussie release of Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fistavailable now on DVD, Blu-ray and digital — with a humdinger of a competition. Up for grabs: A custom ArcadeWorx cabinet with Street Fighter artwork, a 32-inch Dick Smith LED TV, an Xbox 360 (with Ultra Street Fighter IV) and two Mad Catz SXT Cross Arcade Fightstick Pro sticks. But be quick — today is your last day to enter! [Kotaku]


Will Disney Destroy The Star Wars Universe?

Disney paying a cool $4 billion for Lucasfilm — which essentially means Mickey Mouse now owns Star Wars — is stupidly big news. Disney’s record with Marvel suggests it won’t automatically wreck a beloved cult property, but do we need more Star Wars movies anyway? And what does it mean for Star Wars gaming? Kotaku’s Mark Serrels and Lifehacker’s Angus Kidman debate the issue.



Sleeping Like Superman: I Witnessed One Man's Journey Into Madness

Last week, Kotaku Australia editor Mark Serrels set out to accomplish something massive: to adjust his sleep schedule from a solid eight hours per night into what’s know as a polyphasic sleep schedule. That is, to go from sleeping eight hours a night, to having 20-minute naps every four hours. It took a week before the the experiment was called off, and what I witnessed during that time was one man’s slow descent into madness.


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