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Chris Kohler
chriskohler
Features Editor, Kotaku. Japanese curry aficionado. Author of the books Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life and Final Fantasy V from Boss Fight Books.
Feb 7
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40 years ago today: Olympic athlete Valerij Yakushin, luge competitor for the Soviet Union, crouches down to look into the eyepiece of Midway’s Submarine arcade cabinet in the game room at the Olympic Village in Lake Placid, New York on February 7, 1980.

Jan 3
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It’s a new year, so this is your semi-regular reminder that if you’re a freelance writer, you can (and should!) pitch Kotaku, using the email address pitches@kotaku.com, with your story ideas. Include some clips to let us know who you are as a writer and what you can bring to the table.

Dec 17
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Luigi’s Mansion 3 is getting a $10 season pass. Two multiplayer DLC packs will each include three extra costumes for ScareScraper and three new mini-games for ScreamPark. The first will launch by April 30; the second by July 31. You can pre-buy them both starting today and get a new Polterpup flashlight for all modes.

Dec 16
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I’ve finally done it. I’ve crammed the entirety of the first Legend of Zelda into a single Mario Maker 2 level (KFH-GN2-L2G). And I was able to do it without cutting anything. Okay, maybe there are some small insignificant cuts here and there, but why quibble? Let’s just say it’s 100 percent identical.

Dec 9
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How’s your Mario Making going after that last update? Making any Zeldas? I made a Zelda. If you make one, be sure to submit it to the contest! I am not eligible. Please enjoy this one, though. THB-4LW-MJG. Don’t forget about all of Link’s items!