Česká válečná série Arma dostane čtvrtý díl, už je k dispozici ochutnávka


Po bezmála deseti letech od posledního dílu přestalo české studio Bohemia Interactive napínat miliony svých fanoušků a oznámilo budoucnost své klíčové značky Arma. Oficiální čtvrtý díl je sice teprve v počáteční fázi vývoje, už teď je však k dispozici předběžný přístup do nového enginu skrze...

Welcome To Logjam, A Sexy Lumberjack Simulator


Indie developer Robert Yang, creator of games like Hard Lads and Rinse & Repeat, has a new release out today called Logjam. It’s about a lumberjack who is just trying to make it through a very hot, sweaty day.Read more

Turns Out A Short Yakuza Is A Very Good Yakuza


If the Yakuza (and its spin-off Judgment) games are famous for one thing, it’s that you can smash a dude’s face in with a bike and that it looks very funny. If they’re famous for two things, it’s that they are really long, and that their stories and cutscenes go forever.Read more

Jedna z nejlepších zombie her málem nebyla o zombiích


Chet Faliszek, autor legendární multiplayerové střílečky Left 4 Dead, zavzpomínal na její nelehký zrod. Když totiž její koncept představoval vedení, dostalo se mu odpovědi, že zombie už jsou poněkud ohrané a měl by zkusit jiné téma

PUBG Mobile’s Neon Genesis Evangelion Crossover Is Plain Weird


The latest PUBG Mobile event melds the handheld battle royale with anime masterpiece Neon Genesis Evangelion. Among other things, this means we get to see series mascot Eva Unit-01 perform silly dances, which is both delightful in an irony-poisoned sort of way and a serious indictment of...

Real Lego Figures Vs Skywalker Saga’s Digital Recreations


Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is excellent. It’s one of my favorite video games of 2022 and is probably my favorite Star Wars game ever made. It’s also one of my favorite Lego games, too. As a big Lego fan and someone with many sets and minifigs, I decided to use some of my expensive plastic...

From VR To Vibrators, Video Game Sex Tech Now Has Infinite Possibilities


In 2002, games journalist and researcher Jane Pinckard used the Trance Vibrator—a USB accessory that would vibe in time with the music of the trippy PS2 shooter Rez—to masturbate. In her now-classic blog, Pinckard lauded the game’s dripping colors and transportive sounds, but found the physical...

Developers Are Finally Starting To Leave Last-Gen Behind


We’re now 18 months into the life of the PS5 and the Xbox Series X/S. The PS4 and the Xbox One are officially last-gen, a fact that’s become increasingly clear to anyone who’s tried to play Elden Ring on an old console whose fan sounds like a wind tunnel. Developers are also taking note, and recent...

Cyberpunk 2077 Totally Misunderstands Subways, According To A Transit Expert


When it comes to offering plausible visions of the future, the cyberpunk genre tends to fall just short of perfection. Eidos Montreal’s trench coat runway show, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, portrayed a convincing version of near-future Prague but royally screwed up how vents work. DICE’s parkour...

Game Pass Gets Vampire Survivors, One Of The Best Games Of The Year


Sony might have made a splash with its recently-detailed PS Plus revamp, but Game Pass continues to grow its library. The park-builder Jurassic World Evolution 2 is obviously a main draw and—bonus!—out today. Later this week, Game Pass will also get one of the best games of the year: Vampire...

Take-Two nemají v plánu přebrat po EA značku FIFA. Alespoň zatím


Vydavatelství Take-Two má jako jedno z mála peníze i zkušenosti na to vytvořit úspěšnou konkurenci zavedeným fotbalovým sériím od Electronic Arts a Konami. Podle vyjádření ředitele Strausse Zelnicka ovšem zatím nemají v plánu navázat spolupráci s organizací FIFA

Team Fortress 2 Players Beg Valve To Acknowledge The Game’s Bot Problem


There is a very large group of people who want you to know that multiplayer FPS Team Fortress 2, the 2007 game from Half-Life creators Valve, has a bot problem. A “rampant bot problem” we’re told, in hundreds upon hundreds of identically worded emails sent to Kotaku and every other gaming site....

Roztomilí Fall Guys budou zdarma a opustí Steam


Populární Fall Guys čekají po dvou letech od vydání veliké změny. Hra přejde na platební model free 2 play, dočká se next-gen vylepšení a editor levelů. Nejvíce vášní ovšem vzbuzuje rozhodnutí opustit digitální obchod Steam ve prospěch konkurenčního Epic Store

Xbox Patent Sounds Cool For People Buying Games On Disc


Microsoft have applied for a patent that, while not a perfect solution for every gripe you may have with modern consoles and digital ownership, may nevertheless be a great step forward for anyone who has a catalogue of games they own on disc but have bought (or are thinking of buying)...

Fall Guys Gets Free-To-Play Overhaul Next Month


It was a big day for jelly bean battle royale Fall Guys. Mediatonic announced the pandemic-era hit would go free-to-play, land on Xbox and Switch next month, and start its seasonal calendar over from scratch again. It’s effectively going the Rocket League route, but three years ahead...

Hlavní roli měla mít černoška, stěžují si autoři úspěšné Star Wars hry


Na konci roku 2019 slavila značka Star Wars úspěchy se hrou Jedi: Fallen Order, která nejenom zvládla skvěle hratelnost a vizuály, ale i příběhově rozšířila svět této sci-fi ságy. Nyní však vyšlo na povrch, že autoři nejsou spokojení s hlavní rolí, kterou měla místo známého herce bílé pleti obsadit...

Top Halo Pro Stops Playing In Protest Against Own Team


Tyler “Spartan” Ganza, one of the best professional Halo Infinite players in the world, has voluntarily benched himself for the rest of the game’s scheduled season, alleging that his team, eUnited, is holding him to contract under conditions that are “unconscionable and oppressive.”Read more

The Revamped PS Plus Lineup Is Stacked, Once You Make Sense Of It


With the big PS Plus relaunch on the horizon (get your Zero Dawn jokes out of here), we finally have an idea of what exactly to expect. Today, in a blog post, Sony outlined everything—games, streaming offerings, a partnership with Ubisoft—coming to the service. It’s a lot. Let’s break it down.Read...

Biden On Buffalo Shooting: 'Hate That Remains A Stain' On Nation’s Soul


In the wake of the horrific shooting in Buffalo this past weekend, President Joe Biden and New York Governor Kathy Hochul issued statements in response to the tragedy. Both the President and the First Lady issued an immediate response on May 15, referring to the shooting as “senseless...

V Activisionu vyvinuli program na měření diverzity herních postav


Jedno z největších světových vydavatelství Activision Blizzard se pochlubilo novým softwarovým nástrojem. Díky Diversity Space Tool je nyní snadné matematicky vyjádřit diverzitu jednotlivých herních postav ve střílečkách Overwatch a Call of Duty. Vývojáři se ovšem od jeho použití distancují

The Best Lord Of The Rings Video Games


Tolkien’s influence on video games stretches back decades. Fans have been playing games based on The Lord of the Rings (and The Hobbit) for almost as long as there have been video games, and for every misguided flop there has been a game that has been surprisingly OK for a licensed product. And...

Somehow, The N64 Can Do Portal


Valve’s Portal, released in 2007 (!), is one of the last games you’d expect to see the humble little N64 being able to manage, and yet here we are in 2022, seeing it manage it quite nicely.Read more

Nezištně pomáhá hráčům porazit obtížného bosse, už ho zabil tisíckrát


Zatímco pro většinu hráčů je letošní hit Elden RIng opravdovou výzvou, která je často nad jejich schopnosti, člověk s přezdívkou LetMeSoloHer ji dokáže projít s prstem v nose. Jeho avatar oblečený jen do slipů a s vázou na hlavě pomáhá méně schopným hráčům porazit nejtěžšího bosse ve hře. Díky tomu...

New Cloud Technology Warns You When Not To Play Kingdom Hearts


Once, long ago, buying and playing a video game was pretty easy. You bought the disc or cart, stuck it in the console, and hit play. Not so much anymore. Case in point: The not-so-great cloud-streaming-only versions of Kingdom Hearts released on Switch earlier this year recently got an update,...

Activision Blizzard's New Diversity Game Tool Comes Across Terribly


Today Activision Blizzard fulfilled its daily oopsie quota by blogging about how the publisher’s subsidiaries have apparently been using a special tool to help develop more “diverse” characters. It apparently thinks it can accomplish this without, I don’t know, actually talking to or hiring...

13 Killer Strategies For Dead By Daylight


If life were a Scream movie, I would likely have already been trapped under a garage door by now. It would have been punishment for spending $62 on a skort one time and watching Friday the 13th after eating a weed-infused chocolate chip cookie. It really enhanced the ki, ki, ki, ma, ma, ma...

The Super Mario Daisy Fandom Is Ready To Riot Against Nintendo


Nintendo fans are currently up in arms, but not over graphical downgrades or Pokédex revamps. Nope, this time, it’s over a shunned character in an upcoming game, and not even an A-lister at that: Princess Daisy isn’t in Mario Strikers: Battle League.Read more

Skyrocketing Retro Game Price 'Manipulation' Controversy Goes To Court


The market frenzy leading to record-breaking prices for retro games appears to have slowed since last year, but frustration over the collectible grading firm at the center of the spike hasn’t. Earlier this week a number of Wata Games customers filed a class action lawsuit attempting to put an...

Elden Ring Officially Mainstream As Sales Top Call of Duty


Recent NPD figures reveal that FromSoftware’s latest grueling action-RPG, Elden Ring, is toppling over literal titans as it outsells Call of Duty: Vanguard, challenges Cyberpunk 2077, and, as Forbes’ Paul Tassi highlights, has shipped up to “half the lifetime sales of the entire Dark Souls...

Crypto Pokémon Clone’s Currency Plunges To Less Than A Penny


Crypto markets are bottoming out and nothing’s immune, not even the potions critters use to breed in the Pokémon-style collectathon Axie Infinity. Called Smooth Love Potions, the currency has been trending down for some time now as players flood the market with it. For the first time in...

Apex Legends už vydělaly padesát miliard. A to teprve míří na mobily


Battle royale střílečka Apex Legends je i po třech letech stále na vrcholu. Meziročně zaznamenala čtyřicetiprocentní nárůst zisků, její poslední dvanáctá sezona pak byla tou nejúspěšnější vůbec. Další výrazný nárůst popularity se navíc dá očekávat s uvedením verze pro mobilní telefony

Six Months Later, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy Still Needs Some Work


When Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - Definitive Edition launched last year, it was a disaster. Three of the most beloved video games of all time had been officially re-released on modern hardware and not only looked like shit, but ran like it too. Things were so bad, in fact, that Rockstar had...

Skyrim Player Recreates Themselves Perfectly In-Game


The very first time I played Skyrim back in 2011 I rushed through the character creation and made a guy that ended up looking like Matt Pike, which ruled. The second time, though, I spent an age trying to put myself in the game and couldn’t get anywhere near it.Read more

Alan Wake Is Coming To Switch And Also TV Via AMC Show


Today, in honor of the 12-year anniversary of Alan Wake’s original release this week, Remedy provided some fresh news about the franchise. Included was the announcement that the remastered Alan Wake is coming to Switch this year, as well as some more details about the barely-talked about TV show...

So Much For Video Game Release Dates


Bethesda’s open world space RPG Starfield is the latest major 2022 release to slip to next year. But will it be the last? Probably not. So who’s next? God of War Ragnarök? Bayonetta 3? Gotham Knights? This fall, traditionally the biggest release season of the year, remains an almost entirely blank...

Congrats On The Sex, Master Chief


I genuinely don’t think we’re prepared for what’s coming. If you thought the discourse was A Lot when he showed ass, brace yourself: In the latest episode of the Halo show, Master Chief had sex.Read more

New 40K Game Is XCOM With Space Marines, And It's Great


Like I’ve said before, there are too many Warhammer games, and one of the big downfalls of that carefree licensing is that when there are so many games coming out with the same branding they just become background noise. Which is a shame when one comes along that deserves to stand out.Read more

Twitch Streamer Nearly Burns Down Kitchen


Streamer Kjanecaron was doing a subathon earlier today for her 92,000 followers and decided to spend some of that time doing some cooking. It was a bad idea.Read more

RIP iPod, Home Of The Mobile Gaming Renaissance (2001–2022)


Pour one out for every kid who one-strapped a backpack in middle school, as they’re likely in mourning today. With Apple’s discontinuation of the 7th-generation iPod Touch, announced yesterday, it’s official: the iPod is dead.Read more

Final Fantasy XIV Players Sent To In-Game Jail As Devs Mull Mod Controversy


At least two Final Fantasy XIV players pulled into an in-game jail by moderators while streaming the massively multiplayer online game this week. Many believe this was done to reprimand them for using third-party modifications to optimize HUD details for high-level raiding, a frequent pain point...

Nadšenec již 40 let hraje jednu D&D kampaň, přestavěl kvůli tomu dům


Hry na hrdiny jsou oblíbenou kratochvílí milionů lidí napříč celým světem, jen málokdo je jim však oddán tak jako Američan Robert Wardhaugh. Univerzitní profesor proprietami ze hry Dungeons & Dragons zabral celý suterén rodinného domu, kolem jediné kampaně pak už 40 let buduje rozsáhlou mytologii

True Elden Ring Lord Let Me Solo Her Kills Malenia 1,000 Times


Well, folks, he’s done it. Klein Tsuboi, the famed Elden Ring hero we’ve come to know as ‘Let Me Solo Her,’ has bodied one of the Lands Between’s hardest bosses more times than you or I ever could. In fact, LMSH took to YouTube on May 10 to livestream himself slaying the redheaded goddess Malenia...

Lawsuit Claiming Steam Gives Valve Too Much Power Is Moving Forward After All


A U.S. district judge has decided that an antitrust lawsuit against Valve over how it operates and uses the Steam platform can move forward. The company suing Valve, Wolfire Games, alleges that the Half-Life and Portal developer uses its digital storefront and its huge amount of control over the...

Elon Musk’s Dumb Elden Ring Build Proves The Billionaire Is Maidenless


Elon Musk, who is 50 years old, is just like any other 13-year-old. Between long days spent fanboy-tweeting at Metal Gear Solid video game designer Hideo Kojima, drinking chocolate milk, and determining the definition and reach of “free speech”, Musk plays Elden Ring.Read more

Now Would Have Been A Good Time For Another Batman Arkham Game


Yesterday, Gotham Knights showed off a dozen minutes of gameplay and my excitement started to fizzle. Weird, floaty superpowers. Chunky Jason Todd. And a menu screen that looks ripped straight out of every failed live-service loot game. Gotham Knights may turn out to be great, but right now it’s...

Waiting For Hollow Knight: Silksong? Here's The Perfect Game To Tide You Over


A sign of a great game is when, no matter how many days I’ve spent with it, I justify yet another morning playing before I start to write. Haiku, the Robot is one such game, an absolutely captivating Metroid-me-do, that I want to be playing right now, instead of finally stopping to tell you to...

Let's All Retire To The Happiest Village In Video Games


Nara is an artist from Korea who, as a fun side project, has imagined a game with the visuals of Link to the Past or an early Pokémon title, but with none of that combat or danger messing up the vibes.Read more

Pokémon x Converse Sneaker Collab Looks Lovely


Pokémon and Converse Japan have announced a collaboration that will see four pairs of Chuck Taylors released, each one—appropriately, given the shoe in question—paying a coloured homage to the series’ earliest roots.Read more

You Can Now (Try And) Play The Leaked 2001 Duke Nukem Forever Build


You know how yesterday we wrote about that 2001 build of the infamous Duke Nukem Forever, and how it was supposed to be released to the public in June? Yeah, by “June”, they meant “the day after”, because it’s now available to download and try out.Read more

KOMENTÁŘ: Square Enix rezignují na hry, chtějí už jen dělat byznys


Jedno z největších světových vydavatelství Square Enix nečekaně prodalo své nejoblíbenější značky jako Tomb Raider nebo Deus Ex, a to včetně jejich zkušených vývojářských týmů. Namísto nich se prý rozhodlo dát přednost moderním trendům, jako jsou digitální tokeny NFT nebo online předplatné. První...

Scary, $5 Retro FPS Perfectly Captures Classic Resident Evil Vibes


A few years ago, Resident Evil 7 successfully took the classic horror franchise in a new direction with its jump to a first-person perspective. RE7 was very good and very scary, and made me think about what a classic Resident Evil game would be like in first-person. Thankfully, Nightmare of Decay...

Elden Ring Speedrunner Decides Eyes Are OP, Beats Bosses While Blindfolded


Elden Ring players are still finding new ways to play FromSoftware’s latest notoriously challenging RPG. Some have beaten it while overloaded on equipment. Others have modded it to fight as non-canon Tarnished like Darth Vader and Homer Simpson. Now, speedrunner Christopher “star0chris” Campanella...

Pokémon Legends Arceus Outsells Classic Games, Proves Risks Pay Off


According to the fiscal report that Nintendo released today, Pokémon Legends: Arceus sold 12.64 million units last year. While it doesn’t usurp Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl’s combined sales figure of 14.65 million, it’s nevertheless impressive for an original title that deviated...

Keep Your Elden Ring Spark Alive With These 8 Electrifying, Distinct Games


You lay your final blows on the galactic Elden Beast and welcome in an age of your choosing to the troubled Lands Between. The screen fades to black, the credits start to rain down, and as you listen to Elden Ring’s full-bodied orchestra one last time, you know that you did good. Alternatively,...

VR Devs Really Want You To Feel Spiders On Your Face


Off the top of your head, what’s the best way to increase immersion while using virtual reality? Flawless, controller-free hand tracking? Direct brain integration? Maybe some kind of smell-o-vision? Nope, sorry, the answer we’re looking for is “literally being able to feel spiders crawling on your...

EA's FIFA Series Loses Its Name After Nearly 30 Years


Next year’s FIFA won’t be called FIFA anymore, EA announced Tuesday. The mega sports franchise is parting ways with soccer’s international governing body and will be renamed EA Sports FC, but EA promises nothing else will change.Read more

Internet Hero Saves Abandoned Nintendogs Thrown Away In Old Cartridge


Last month, Ben was riding on the last train home from a concert, when he spotted an odd little black object on the floor. It turned out to be a left-behind Nintendogs DS game cartridge. After getting back home, he got it to work and discovered two lost pups inside the game. His tale of rescuing...

Sony Bets New PS5 Stock On A Post-Covid World (Whenever That Happens)


We’re over a year into the PlayStation 5’s lifecycle and Sony still can’t make anywhere near enough of them. It hopes that could change soon. The company is promising to sell 18 million more PS5s in the next year if the current covid lockdown in China only lasts a couple of months. With the global...

Stanley Parable Fans Find Ultra Rare Creeps You Likely Missed


Starting out in 2011 as a mod for Half-Life 2 before getting its own Source engine release on Steam as a standalone game just two years later, The Stanley Parable has become an undeniable classic. Its bizarre premise of the titular character stuck in an office, hopelessly navigating a labyrinth...

EA Is Once Again Making A Lord Of The Rings Video Game


I know licensing isn’t the sexiest topic, but when it comes to certain properties—like Star Wars and major sports—it plays a super important role in what games we get to play and who makes them. Which is my way of explaining why I’m writing about the surprise announcement that EA is making...

Massive Leak Claims To Be 2001 Build Of Duke Nukem Forever


Duke Nukem Forever began development in 1997 and was supposed to be out in 1998. It wasn’t released until 2011, and when it did, it fucking sucked. But what if the game had come out in 2001, like it was at one point supposed to?Read more

RECENZE: Rogue Legacy 2 dokonale rozumí svému žánru


Po devíti letech se dočkáváme nástupce Rogue Legacy, nenápadného hitu v žánru roguelites. Její pokračování je snad po všech stránkách propracovanější a ukazuje, jak si autoři s tímto stylem her opravdu rozumí

Final Fantasy XIV Mod Drama May Prompt Official HUD Upgrades, Director Says


As part of a larger blog reiterating the Final Fantasy XIV team’s disapproval of mods following their prevalence in a high-profile raid event, producer and director Naoki Yoshida promised to improve the massively popular game’s HUD to match the functionality of these unofficial tools.Read more

Meet The Only Person Keeping Action RPG Babylon’s Fall Alive


Babylon’s Fall, the troubled live-service action-RPG from action game luminaries Platinum Games, has seemingly hit life support. After two months on the market and a lukewarm reception at launch, Square Enix’s latest effort was reduced to just one player on PC last week. They revealed themselves...

Valve Boss Gabe Newell Didn't Want Zombies In Left 4 Dead


Quick, without thinking too much, describe Left 4 Dead in only a few words. You probably came up with something like “a co-op zombie shooter.” Or perhaps “an online co-op FPS zombies game from Valve.” Point is, zombies would almost certainly be in there. Even so, back during Left 4 Dead’s...

NBA Playoff Teams As Anime Characters


What started out as a casual ironic viewing of the NBA playoffs has quickly shifted into an unironic obsession, with the games becoming a must-watch priority in my life. Why the sudden change, you ask? I realized that the NBA is eerily like the many anime series I’ve watched. Read more

Bloodborne Is Scarier Than Ever In 2022


Somewhere, a baby is crying. Their lonely yelps stick to the air like mist sticks to glass. The sound stretches out over the mirror of water upon which Rom, the Vacuous Spider just died as the nightmare moon descends. It trails you through every unlit building, but melts into happy giggles when...

Xbox Network Had A Rough Weekend


If Xbox Live was Microsoft’s online gaming service at the height of its powers, then this past weekend was Xbox Dead. For more than 36 hours in mid May, Xbox players had trouble connecting to the Xbox network. In some cases, players say they couldn’t even play single-player games offline that they...

Wordle Removes ‘Fetus’ Answer Following Attack On Abortion Rights


Today’s Wordle answer was supposed to be “fetus,” and for many it still was, despite The New York Times trying to pull the word ahead of time. In light of reports that the Supreme Court is currently slated to overturn Roe v. Wade and toss out abortion rights for millions along with it, the Greylady...

Hra má roky zpoždění, vývojáři pracují na realistickém muchlání povlečení


Podle původních plánů měl vesmírný simulátor Star Citizen vyjít už před osmi lety. Fanoušci i tak projektu stále věří a dále přispívají obrovskými částkami, takže vývojáři mohou oznamovat stále nové vymoženosti. Nejnověji je to fyzikální modul starající se o co nejrealističtěji působící muchlání...

40K Developers Criticised Over Dumb Twitch Drops


Complex Games, the developers of the new Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters, have issued a statement apologising to players after running a campaign where certain in-game items were only available to those who sat through some Twitch streams.Read more

Zelda Player Kills Guardian With Anime-Ass Swordplay


Is there a better argument for Breath of the Wild having one of the all-time great open worlds than the fact that, so many years after release, players are still messing around with the game’s items and physics to pull off cool shit that we’ve never seen before?Read more

Kids 'Tipping' Streamers & Watching After 10pm Is Being Banned In China


On Saturday the Chinese government announced a number of changes to the way kids can access and interact with content online, with the National Radio and Television Administration saying “platforms need to step up controls to stop underage users from tipping livestreamers or becoming livestreamers...

RECENZE: King Arthur Knight's Tale je bratříček XCOMu s rytíři a kouzelníky


Kvalitních a propracovaných tahových strategií ve stylu XCOMu moc nevychází, a proto je rozhodně dobrou zprávou, že se King Arthur Knight's Tale od Neocore Games povedl. Hra má sice své mouchy, ale zároveň i nezpochybnitelné klady, které s velkou pravděpodobností přitáhnou řadu virtuálních stratégů

Co přinesla nová sezona League of Legends a jak si vedli čeští hráči


Od konce října jsme se dočkali dalších zápasů profesionálních hráčů v League of Legends. Nová sezona, dvanáctá v pořadí, lákala na řadu změn. Nejdůležitější se pokusím přiblížit. Podíváme se, jaké soutěže jsme mohli sledovat a jak si vedli čeští hráči

The 10 Best Star Wars Games Ever Made


Looking online it seems there have been approximately 64,534 Star Wars games released since the first film hit theaters in the ‘70s. (Editor’s note: That’s incorrect.) But, while many of them are good, some are really, really good. These are the kind of games that are so great that even non-Star...

Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT Fans Lose Millions Trying To Buy Video Game 'Land'


Something bad is happening over in the Bored Ape Yacht Club, the year-old NFT collection owned by blockchain tech firm Yuga Labs. Bad things seem to happen almost daily in the NFT sphere and the cryptocurrency community at large, which are both unfortunately frequent targets of multimillion-dollar...

Top Twitch Streamers Are Capitalizing On Depp V. Heard Trial Trauma


If you’ve visited Twitch lately, you may have noticed that the most-popular “Just Chatting” category and the front page have been dominated by one thing: the defamation trial between actors Amber Heard and Johnny Depp. What started on April 11 as an in-court battle recounting a toxic relationship...

Listen To A Bunch Of EVE Online Nerds Go Wild Over An Official Excel Collab


During the keynote of this weekend’s EVE Fanfest convention in Reykjavik, Iceland, EVE Online creative director Bergur Finnbogason previewed an upcoming collaboration between the spacefaring MMO and Microsoft’s Excel spreadsheet program in front of a crowd of dedicated fans. They ate it up.Read more

Let’s Talk About The Disappointing Ending To Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands


Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands tees up a flurry of intriguing narrative ideas, a veritable world of possibility full of fascinating concepts and mind-blowing potential outcomes. And then…it does nothing with them, culminating in an ending that fails to realize its own potential. Let’s chat about it.Read...

Jumpstart AAPI Month With Thai Survival Horror And Five More Hidden Gems


I answer the questions dutifully—“Where are your parents from?” “My dad is from Bangladesh, my mom is from Bulgaria”—but growing up in predominantly white Long Island made me embarrassed that anyone ever had to ask. I’m pale. My hair is thin and bleached blonde, and I could never grow it out to...

Chystá se prý další Mafia, odehrávat by se měla před prvním dílem


Ve studiu Hangar 13, které je podepsáno pod remakem nejslavnější české hry vůbec Mafie, i jejího nepříliš kvalitního třetího dílu, se po dlouhé době zase začínají dít věci. Nejprve odešel dlouholetý ředitel Haden Blackman, poté se vynořily zvěsti o chystaném prequelu

Fan Is Making His Own Metroid 64, Nintendo Be Damned


The Metroid series took a little nap during the N64 era, with Nintendo unable/unwilling to release a single home console game between the success of the SNES’ Super Metroid in 1994 and the GameCube’s Metroid Prime in 2002. So a fan is stepping in—and back in time—to make one for themselves.Read more

The 24 Karat Gold Nintendo Wii Is Finally Up For Sale


In 2009, THQ pulled a publicity stunt by covering a Nintendo Wii in 24 karat gold and trying to get it delivered to Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty never actually got her hands on the console, but now, after over a year of auction hijinx, you might be able to.Read more

Activision Has The Population Of A Small Town Working On Call Of Duty Games


The Call of Duty machine can never stop. It must endlessly push forward, through lawsuits, controversies, and layoffs. To stop would mean…well, we don’t know, because it never has. And to help keep the machine going, Activision now has over 3,000 human souls working tirelessly on the publisher’s...

Twitch Streamer xQc Claims He Lost Over $1.8 Million Gambling Last Month


Popular Twitch streamer xQc recently admitted that he lost $1.8 million to gambling over the last month. After news of his losses spread online, his dad called him during a stream to ask if he was okay and to express how worried he was about the streamer’s gambling problems. Read more

Uncanny: YouTubers Recreate GTA 3 Animations IRL All Over Tokyo


Life imitates art, and nowhere is this more apparent than through these YouTube videos of a guy running through the streets of Tokyo, Japan as if he were a character from Grand Theft Auto 3. While the movement is strange for a human, it will look familiar to anyone who has tried moving around in...

Bungie Defends Abortion Rights Even As People Urge It To Stick To Games


A studio best known for blockbuster games about shooting aliens now increasingly has a reputation for not taking shit from the people who play them. Creator of Halo and Destiny 2, Bungie, took fire from angry gamers this week, for coming out in support of abortion rights. Instead of flinching like...

The Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe Is The Smartest, Silliest Game Of The Year


The Stanley Parable was a cultural phenomenon. It was an overnight hit, turning its two primary developers, William Pugh and Davey Wreden, into indie millionaires, almost driving them apart, and feeling like an ending to the so-called Indiepocalypse of the preceding few years. But this was 2013...

Hangar 13 Bosses Leave, New Mafia In Development


Hangar 13 studio head Haden Blackman is leaving the Mafia III maker after seven years, 2K Games announced Wednesday. The publisher wrote in an email to staff that the former LucasArts veteran is going to “pursue his passion at a new endeavor.” Kotaku understands that the move comes with a new Mafia...

Halo Infinite Just Can’t Catch A Break


Busted challenges. A dysfunctional battle pass. A bunch of ultimately ineffectual “fixes.” A cacophonous uproar of player feedback, much of which isn’t positive. It may sound like the launch-window era of Halo Infinite, but no: This is Halo Infinite today, six months after its launch, during...

RECENZE: Trek to Yomi je samurajská jednohubka


Samurajská akce Trek to Yomi sází zejména na výraznou stylizaci a práci s kamerou, které mají navodit atmosféru starých samurajských filmů. Ačkoliv hra je místy fantastická, hluché pasáže se jí bohužel nevyhnuly

Podle simulace v NHL 22 vyhraje Stanley Cup Florida Panthers


Každoroční předpovědi od výrobců sportovních her z Electronic Arts sice většinou nevychází, ale přesto je zábavné je sledovat. Podle počítačové simulace by si letos slavný Stanley Cup měli odnést hokejisté Floridy

I Like Bandai Namco's New Logo


Last year, Japanese publisher Bandai Namco announced that it was doing away with its logo, the same one it had used since the two formerly separate companies had merged all the way back in 2006.Read more

A Very Long Look At A Cancelled Half-Life Game


From 2005 to 2008, French studio Arkane—who we now know as the team behind Dishonored and Deathloop—were working on a Half-Life game. We knew this, and have even seen the game before, but today we got a real good look at it.Read more

Slavný raper považoval GTA za hru pro děti, než ji sám vyzkoušel


Skvěle hodnocená spolupráce mezi Dr. Dre a studiem Rockstar se nerodila snadno. Slavný raper nejenže nejprodávanější videohru historie nehrál, ale dokonce ji donedávna ani neviděl. Nechtěl pracovat na „něčem pro děti“, přesvědčil ho až kolega Dj Pooh, který mu ji předvedl

Metroid Prime's Iconic Logo Took Creator 53 Revisions To Get Just Right


The Metroid Prime logo looks so perfect and appropriate for the game that you probably never really noticed or thought about it much. It’s just one of those things that looks like it always existed or came into this universe fully formed. But the designer behind the iconic logo is here to remind...

Lidé si v zápalu hraní už zase rozbíjejí televize


Už to tu jednou bylo. Stejně jako kdysi s Wii Sports, i letos se kvůli novince Nintendo Switch Sports stávají situace, že při hraní pohybové hry lidem létají z rukou ovladače. A když máte opravdu smůlu, odnese to televize, před kterou hrajete

Now New York City Is Suing Activision Blizzard


Activision Blizzard is facing (what feels like) its 8,583,129th lawsuit, as first reported by Axios. This one’s from New York City, and alleges that longtime CEO Bobby Kotick raced to find a buyer for the mega-publisher he has been leading for 30 years to explicitly avoid consequences for turning...

‘Behind’ The Latest Overwatch 2 Porn Controversy


The time-traveling, pulse pistol-packing Overwatch character, Tracer, looks like she’s ready for a fight. Bulky tactical gear shields her body and helps mold it into a weapon, and she wears a chunky pair of canary-colored goggles to safeguard her face. But what will keep us, her faithful admirers...

Somehow, Elden Ring's Most Forgotten Boss Now Has An Entire Fandom


Elden Ring is full of captivating enemies, many of them awe-inspiring and grotesque. Malenia and Radahn are obvious examples of formidable foes in the Lands Between that players have fallen in love with, but there’s another, more humble enemy roaming around Limgrave that has somehow captured...

Wario's First Big Speaking Role Was For...A British Supermarket


The inhabitants of the Mushroom Kingdom aren’t big on speeches. They’ll write long-ass letters, sure, but when it comes to speaking out loud most of them will restrict themselves to the odd soundbyte or celebratory quip. Except, that is, for Wario.Read more

Reggie Did Not Like The Game Boy Micro, So Now We Are Enemies


You will have seen a lot of Reggie Fils-Aime news lately. The man has a book out, telling stories about the notoriously secretive video game industry, so that’s to be expected. Much of it is insightful, some of it emotional, some of it even a little puzzling. One section, though, simply has...

Prince Of Persia Remake Does Not Sound Like It's Having A Good Time


Prince of Persia: The Sands Of Time is an absolute classic, and while the original—first released in 2003—is still very enjoyable, the modern remake that’s currently in development will hopefully be an improvement. If, that is, the thing can ever find its way out of development hell.Read more

Halo Infinite Update Is So Big It Requires A Table Of Contents


Halo Infinite’s second season kicked off today, ushering in a handful of new maps, modes, and cosmetics to the popular multiplayer shooter. Developer 343 Industries detailed all of the minor changes in patch notes that are so long they come with a six-chapter table of contents. They’re so long that...

The Best Star Wars Games To Get During All These May 4th Sales


Tomorrow is May 4th, aka Star Wars Day. You see, May 4th sounds kind of like “may the force,” which is part of the franchise’s famous phrase “May the Force be with you.” Yeah, it’s kinda dumb, but as is now something of an annual tradition, a bunch of digital storefronts have old and new Star Wars...

Don’t Sleep On Perfect Tides, One Of The Year’s Best Games


Perfect Tides is the rare game that sneaks up on you, the kind of game you don’t even see coming, yet turns out to be incredible. A point-and-click adventure game first released back in February, I hadn’t heard of it until last month, when folks I follow in games media started more and more loudly...

Square Enix Will Hold On To A Few Western-Made Franchises


Yesterday, Square Enix announced that it was selling its Western studios, like Crystal Dynamics—and much of the intellectual property (IP) connected to those studios, like the Tomb Raider franchise—to Swedish holding company Embracer Group for $300 million. But while this move seems to signal...

Ninja Says He Wanted To Gift Evo $500,000 For Smash, But Nintendo Ghosted Him


Massive streaming personality Tyler “Ninja” Blevins claims that he tried to give the prestigious Evolution Championship Series fighting game tournament (also known simply as Evo) a bonus $500,000 for its Super Smash Bros. prize pool years ago, only to get shut out by Smash developer Nintendo.Read...

PAX East Enforcer Dies From Covid 'After Being Exposed During The Convention'


A PAX East Enforcer died from coronavirus after working at the convention last Saturday. Dawn “Deestar” Wood was well-regarded by other Enforcers who donated to the GoFundMe for her funeral (which met its goal in a single day). The organizer for the fundraiser emphasizes that Wood had “the most...

Even Game Pass Knows It’s Backlog Season


It’s that time of year again, when the release cadence cools down a bit, giving you time to make your way through your backlog from the spring (or the fall). Game Pass, for the moment, isn’t adding too much to the top, and is in fact removing quite a bit from the bottom. Here’s everything coming...

Bulánci už umí mluvit, zahrát si je budeme moci ještě letos


Po mimořádně úspěšné crowdfundingové kampani jsou očekávání od pokračování kultovních Bulánků jen ta největší. První záběry ze hry ukazují, že minimálně pamětníci originálu budou spokojeni. Bude to však stačit k úspěchu?

The Steam Deck Can (Officially) Now Run A LOT More Games


When Valve’s Steam Deck launched back in February, it could only certifiably run a (relative) handful of the platform’s 1000s of titles. The exact number was 399, but now, just a few weeks later, that figure has roughly tripled.Read more

Elden Ring Mod Lets You Rampage As Darth Vader


Darth Vader is a powerful Sith Lord capable of defeating the biggest, baddest, and most dangerous foes in the galaxy. And now, thanks to a talented modder, one of the most iconic villains in cinema history has been added to the PC version of Elden Ring. Impressive. Most impressive.Read more

Florida Cops Killed Someone Over Shoplifted Pokémon Cards


Osceola County Sheriff’s Office deputies opened fire on four suspects believed to have stolen Pokémon cards and a pizza, Vice reports. One died after being transported to a hospital, while two others were charged with petty theft.Read more

Damn, Some Halo Infinite Players Actually Completed Every Weekly Challenge


When Halo Infinite launched last fall, it came with something new to the franchise: weekly rewards. Some players said these challenges “weren’t Halo” and wrote them off. Others deemed them tedious and unrewarding. But a select few actually stuck with the slog for the entire season. Kotaku caught...

Wonderlands Crossplay Is Still So Broken I Just Bought A Second Xbox


Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands was released on March 25. At launch, the game suffered from numerous server issues and problems with lag. Eventually, a lot of that was fixed. However, 38 days later, crossplay across certain platforms is still a mess. And so, tired of waiting for the crossplay woes to...

Wordle’s Creator Just Endorsed An Excellent New Word Puzzler


Friends don’t excitedly text me their black, yellow, and green Wordle clusters anymore. They no longer boast about how quickly they completed the daily word puzzle game, nor do they complain about how the New York Times totally rigged it after buying it from its creator, Josh Wardle. For the most...

The Fisher-Price Controller, Modded To Play Baby Game Elden Ring


It’s time once again to reset the clock on the innovative and weird milestones players are up to in the Elden Ring community. This time around, a gamer modded a children’s toy into a playable Xbox controller. This isn’t an Onion article, you’re in the right place. Read more

Tomb Raider's New Owners Have Been Snatching Up Old Series For Years Now


The video game industry is undergoing a tidal wave of consolidation right now, and Swedish holding company Embracer Group is riding it to become one of the newest players in a rapidly shrinking space. A few years ago most people had never heard of it. Now it’s bigger than rivals like Ubisoft...

Nintendo Switch Sports Fans Are Accidentally Smashing TVs Again


It’s like we’re back in the 2000s. Cropped cardigans are making a comeback, Biden is still in the White House, and Nintendo dropped a Wii Sports sequel in the form of Switch Sports. The nostalgia is so uncanny that players of Nintendo’s quirky sports simulator are once again flinging controllers...

It's Time To Bring Back Deus Ex


It’s been a long six years for Deus Ex fans, who’ve understandably been concerned that the long-dormant cyberpunk series would remain untouched. But today, in the cold, harsh light of an industry-shaking acquisition, we’re feeling…is it hope? This is what hope feels like, right?Read more

Huh, You Can Beat Elden Ring While Overloaded


Elden Ring can be tough enough as it is, but it’s even tougher when you pick up too much crap and become overloaded. When this happens, as anyone who has played a Bethesda RPG will know, you go from being a nimble killing machine to a near-immovable lump of stone. It’s supposed to be a temporary...

ANKETA: Jak hodnotíte herní sérii Polda?


Série adventur Polda, kterou máme spojenou hlavně s povedeným českým dabingem, je tu s námi už víc než dvacet let a letos vyšel sedmý díl. Napište nám, jak na sérii vzpomínáte a jak ji vnímáte dnes

Byli jsme nezkušení, vývoj hry trval šest let, říká tvůrce české Euthie


Deskovka Euthia: Torment of Resurrection sklízí vysoké známky a pochvalné reference od hráčů nejen na známém serveru BoardGameGeek, taktéž naše nedávná recenze na Bonuswebu naznačila, že se hra opravdu povedla. Rozhodli jsme se proto vyzpovídat jejího tvůrce Tadeáše Spoustu z nově vzniknuvšího...

Everything You Need To Know About That New Overwatch 2 Scoreboard


Overwatch had a nontraditional approach to keeping score. Typically, competitive shooters like Apex Legends and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds keep a running list of kills, points, and team ranking on a shared scoreboard. Overwatch, instead, used a less specific system that awarded an individual...

Genshin Impact Fans React To Historic First Delay In Two Years Of The Pandemic


Yesterday, Genshin Impact developer HoYoverse announced that the latest update for their open world RPG would be delayed, a first for a live service game that’s been reliably consistent for the past two years. The official Twitter account said that version 2.7 would be postponed because of “project...

How Many Times Can You Spot This Guy In The New Doctor Strange Footage?


If there’s anything that’s going to finally get me back into the terrifying prospect of a crowded, dark room with poor ventilation, it’s Sam Raimi directing a Doctor Strange sequel. But unless Strange PhD has cast another of his wayward spells, I’m going to be spending far too much time staring...

How To Make A Mii For Nintendo Switch Sports


RIP Wii Sports. Bowling only has ten pins. Boxing is gone. The most anticipated mode—golf—isn’t even available yet. But perhaps the most egregious crime committed by Nintendo Switch Sports is how it totally sidelines Miis, the lovable oddball player-created avatars who’ve defined Nintendo accounts...

The Overwatch 2 Beta Has Support Players Feeling Left Out


The Overwatch 2 beta has arrived, and it’s come bearing gifts for tank and damage players who’ve received a bunch of new bells and whistles to mess around with. But alas, healers, the stalwart cornerstone of the team-based shooter, are feeling left by the wayside. Blizzard just rolled out a patch...

Ubisoft's Six-Year Development Hell Pirate Game Leaks In New Footage


Narrated test footage for Skull and Bones has leaked online, showing off a big part of the blockbuster’s transformation since it was last officially shown at E3 2018. It’s pretty and also looks like a textbook modern Ubisoft game. Players will collect blueprints, loot materials, and build up their...

Pregnant Sim Trapped In The Walls For Months, Need I Say More?


Hope Wallston—an ex-realtor, single mother, and blogger within The Sims 4— has been living inside of fellow Sims Rodney and Kristyn’s walls for nearly two months. Her captor, the TikTok account @simslicious, has been documenting all the ups and downs of her imprisonment, which includes a visit from...

Final Fantasy XIV’s Newest Raid Is Blowing Everyone’s Minds


Final Fantasy XIV’s latest update saw Square Enix give serious players a new “ultimate” raid to conquer. The last few days have been a whirlwind as groups try to be the first to complete the raid, known as Dragonsong’s Reprise, and new developments concerning the potential revival of a dearly...

The Last Of Us Part II Modder Proves Abby Really Is Invincible


The Last of Us Part II’s biggest badass is so tough even guns can’t kill her. That’s at least according to the U.K.-based modder Speclizer, who used mods to experiment with various ways of breaking Naughty Dog’s PlayStation 4 swansong in order to put some longstanding player-held “myths” to...

For Achievement Hunters, This Game Is Torture


2013 PC indie darling The Stanley Parable released its revised, multiplatform, expanded Ultra Deluxe update yesterday, which in itself is a remarkably strange act. This version of the game, which may as well be considered a sequel given how much is new, is a Möbius strip of meta within meta, that...

Activision Shareholders Approve Xbox Deal, But Wall Street Has Doubts


Shareholders at Call of Duty and Overwatch 2 publisher Activision Blizzard voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to approve a $69 billion sale to tech giant Microsoft. The deal gives golden parachutes to top execs at Activision, including embattled CEO Bobby Kotick. But despite gaming’s biggest...

Call Of Duty Will Now Punish Cheaters By Making Everyone Else Disappear


Call of Duty: Vanguard has added a new tool to its arsenal of methods for trying to humiliate cheaters. The online shooter’s anti-cheat tech now includes a new “mitigation technique” called Cloaking that will make everyone but the cheater invisible, a punishment worthy of Black Mirror.Read more

Nintendo Switch Sports Is A Worthy Successor To Wii Sports


The review embargo for Nintendo Switch Sports has lifted ahead of its April 29 launch, and critics’ impression is that the sports game is a spiritual return to Nintendo’s remote-waggling classic Wii Sports. Its predecessor was a cultural phenomenon, so the Switch version has massive shoes to fill....

Discord Is Getting Newfound Attention Now That Elon Musk Owns Twitter


We’ve entered the timeline where the world’s richest troll, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has bought Twitter. The deal, which ran him a cool $44 billion, will pretty much give the tech bro free rein over the Bird App. Now, he can “authenticate all humans” like he intends to, pushing us ever closer to...

New Disney Game Looks Perfect (For Disney Adults)


While my household is still in mourning over the untimely demise of Disney Infinity, the former movie studio and now cultural monopoly has today unveiled a new video game that, if Disney is your thing, is very much catering towards your things.Read more

Final Fantasy XIV's Director Is Asking You Not To Be Jerks


Final Fantasy XIV recently introduced a new 5v5 player-vs-player mode called Crystalline Conflict. And while for the most part it seems to be going just fine, and folks are happy with it, the team behind the game aren’t as happy with some people’s behaviour in the mode, and so have taken the time...

The Latest Sims 4 Update Is Trolling Players With An Unexpected Demon


Picture your worst nightmare. Really allow yourself to round out each gruesome detail. Feel your heart race, then step back to reflect on what you’ve created. I’m guessing it’s not a Sim with a cell phone, but somehow, developer Maxis has managed to turn that innocuous image into a menace to Sims...

Let's 'Marie Kondo' Your Disgusting Elden Ring Inventory


I was shocked when I opened up my boyfriend’s Elden Ring inventory. Baffled and terrified, even. It was fully stocked in a way that only the cheese section of your fridge should be—there were multiples of the same armor sets, a despicable buildup of consumables and common items like herba...

Game Pass Hidden Gem Mixes XCOM, Worms, And Comic Book Vibes


What happens if the world gets too stupid, too overrun with people who don’t trust science or educators? Well, according to the recently released Research and Destroy, once folks stop trusting science and start believing in every wild theory they find online, the world is actually taken over...

Dragon Age 4 QA Devs Say They're Unionizing Over Bad Pay And Covid Safety


The video game industry is currently undergoing a small but unprecedented wave of developer organizing. Last week it even reached the halls of famed RPG maker BioWare, where a group of QA contractors working on Dragon Age 4 revealed their intention to unionize. The two biggest reasons why? Bad...

A Random Elden Ring Wall Is Mysteriously Poisoning Players


We all know Elden Ring director Hidetaka Miyazaki loves poisoning players, but apparently there exists an inconspicuous wall in FromSoftware’s latest game that can inflict a toxic status effect just as well as any swamp.Read more

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Players Pissed Over ‘Short’ DLC


Watching the news cycle around Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands for the past month has been like watching the news cycle of a game on fast-forward. You know how it goes: Game comes out. Gets positive reviews, fans praise it. DLC hits, is then slammed by fans. By now, it’s basically a framework. Only this...

Sony Requiring Some Game Devs To Provide Free Trials To PS Plus Subscribers


When Sony combines PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now in June, its new most expensive tier will be $18 a month and include time-limited game trials. But most games don’t currently have such demos. To fix that moving forward, Game Developer now reports Sony will require all developers of games...

Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Everything You Need To Know


Pokémon GO Fest 2022, the biggest event in the massive mobile game’s calendar, is confirmed for the 4th and 5th June this year. For the not-inconsiderable sum of $14.99, the weekend will include rotating habitats, Land Forme Shaymin, shiny debuts, and “customized special research,” where players...

Our Favorite Cosplay From Romics 2022


With cosplay shows finally making a comeback not just in the US but internationally as well, we’re once again going to take a trip overseas and take Kotaku’s first ever look at Romics, a big convention that’s been running in the Italian capital for over 20 years now.Read more

Bethesda Adds Free Classic Elder Scrolls Games To Steam


Back in February, Bethesda confirmed that it was shutting down its proprietary PC game launcher and would move affected games back to Steam. Now, as we get closer to the May 11 shutdown, Bethesda has started adding some of its classic games to Steam. Some are arriving on Valve’s digital storefront...

Business Suit Blanka Is The Best Thing Fortnite’s Ever Done


Look, I didn’t want to do this. I didn’t have “give Fortnite props” on today’s to-do list. But if nothing else, I’m a purveyor of truth, and the truth is that the battle royale’s second Street Fighter collab looks surprisingly wonderful.Read more

Even The Studio Behind Pokémon Is Getting In On The 4-Day Work Week


The studio behind Pokémon is moving to an optional four-day work week. Game Freak announced the new “progressive” work policy on Tuesday, citing a desire to give employees more flexibility. The move comes as other studios are implementing similar policies, and is at odds with fans’ perceptions of...

Pokémon GO Mega Evolution Revamp Might Finally Make It Useful


After years of bemusement, Niantic is finally overhauling Pokémon GO’s lackluster  Mega Evolution systems, adding levels and bonuses to give players a reason to engage. This, they say, will make it easier to use the mightier monsters in the game, while adding more reasons to do so. It’s already...

Elon Musk Buying Twitter Sucks, But Marginalized Game Devs Aren't Leaving


Yesterday, Elon Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion dollars, and a lot of people in the video game industry are unhappy about it. Some are making Mastodon accounts, others are making jokes, while others are voicing their concerns about the Tesla founder taking over the platform. However, a sizable...

Ubisoft Just Shut Down Online Services For 91 Games


To all the folks still playing Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 on Xbox 360, I’ve got some bad news: Ubisoft has turned off online services for that game and 90 other titles, including Far Cry 2, Splinter Cell, Just Dance, and more across multiple console and PC platforms. Read more

Borderlands Is Having Its Biggest Year Ever


The revival of a beloved spinoff. A film adaptation (whose cast makes no sense at all). A mainline entry (that, against all odds, feels astonishingly fresh). Yes, it’s safe to say Borderlands is back, and having its biggest year in a long time.Read more

GTA V Next-Gen Quietly Gets A Bunch Of Welcome Boosts, Improvements


Rockstar Games quietly patched Grand Theft Auto V on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, adding a handful of small but highly requested tweaks to the next-gen version of the nearly decade-old game. Players have also noticed new files added to the PC version of the game hinting that next-gen improvements will...

I Am Going To Give You All The Tips And Guides, Kotaku


Oh, hello. I don’t think we’ve met. My name is Ashley, and I’m Kotaku’s newest staff writer, where I’ll be focusing on tips and guides. Didn’t you read the headline? It’s okay, I forgive you.Read more

The Elusive No Man's Sky Squid That Disappeared for Four Years


About four years ago, developer Hello Games launched “Next,” an enormous free update for galaxy-spanning adventure No Man’s Sky that added more danger, resources, and bizarre alien creatures to the game’s sprawling universe. Things like the nightmare-inducing double squid, with 16 arms...

The True Next-Gen Game Is Still Rare AF


The delineation between console generations is muddier than ever. Microsoft’s two next-gen machines, the Xbox Series X and the slightly lower-powered Xbox Series S, have been out for about a year and a half. In that time, you can count the number of true next-gen Xbox games on one hand. The rare...

Trapas ruské propagandy. Chycení atentátníci prý nesli do akce hru The Sims


Rusko se pochlubilo úspěšným překažením atentátu na moderátora Vladimira Solovjova. který je jednou z hlavních tváří válečné propagandy. Záběry ze zásahu proti údajným teroristům zveřejněné na oficiálních kanálech ovšem vyvolaly vlnu nedůvěry, mezi zabaveným majetkem totiž byly mimo jiné i...

PS5 Gets Nice New Graphics Feature


Any PC gamers among you, or even more serious Xbox owners (who have had this for years), will be familiar with technology called Variable Refresh Rate, or VRR, a feature that allows for “a dynamic display refresh rate that can continuously and seamlessly vary on the fly”. That feature is coming...

Slapstick Russian Propaganda Says Nazi Assassins Owned The Sims 3


Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) released a series of photos on Monday, reportedly showing the belongings of a group of “Nazi Assassins” who had been plotting to murder Russian TV host Vladimir Solovyov. It is a very funny series of photos, for a number of reasons.Read more

Elden Ring Players Are Trying To Create The ‘Ultimate’ Berserk Mod


It’s no secret that many aspects of FromSoftware’s Soulsborne games are inspired by Kentaro Miura’s popular manga Berserk. In fact, Elden Ring already pays homage in many ways, right down to Blaidd the Half-Wolf’s uncanny likeness to Berserk protagonist Guts. Now, Elden Ring’s cycle of manga refs...

Zadupeme je do země, vyhrožovala Kim Kardashianová autorům hry Roblox


Nová reality show zachycující soukromý život rodiny „profesionálních celebrit“ Kardashianových začala epizodou, která se točila kolem populární videohry Roblox. Když se Kim od svého syna dozvěděla, že se v ní zobrazují reklamy na její údajné erotické video, prohlásila, že se bude soudit. Podle...

Diablo Immortal Is Hitting PC Because Players Would Just Emulate It Anyway


Today, Blizzard announced that Diablo Immortal will be out on June 2 for iOS, Android, and PC. The PC version was a surprise as Blizzard had previously said that this new entry in the ARPG dungeon-crawlin’ franchise was built for mobile devices from the ground up. But according to the Warcraft...

BioWare Contractors Supporting On Games Like Mass Effect Seek To Unionize


Keywords Studios developers working in support of Dragon Age 4 maker BioWare are seeking to unionize. That’s according to an April 20 application filed with the Alberta Labor Relations Board. The staff is preparing for a union vote following recent labor organizing efforts at other game...

Elden Ring Invader Finds Jesus, Satan Hangin’ Out Together


There’s no shortage of bizarre players to encounter in Elden Ring. From ”Will Smith” invading just to slap people to nightmarish multiplayer confrontations, the Lands Between is full of curious and strange discoveries. But I wasn’t expecting to stumble upon the most blasphemous run-in yet:...

An Old-School Batman Voice Clip Is Hiding In A Bunch Of Your Favorite Games


Did you know that the “let’s go” voice clip in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike was pulled from the 1960s Batman television series? I sure didn’t, and being confronted with this apparently well-known fact over the weekend sent me tumbling down a rabbit hole of video game sample usage.Read more

Half-Life’s Iconic Intro + TikTok Voice Is A Cursed Must-Watch


Half-Life is widely considered one of the best video games ever made for a host of reasons. Among them, its intro is perhaps one of the most memorable video game openings of all time, a masterclass in establishing a game’s particular tone while also organically introducing you to its world....

The Month After The Xbox Series X Became Easy To Buy


After an astonishing 17 months since release, Microsoft’s latest generation of Xboxes is finally more easily available. As a result, the publisher is seeing its first good month for sales in a very long while, with the Xbox Series S and Series X bringing in more money in March than even Nintendo’s...

Elden Ring Gets Game Boy Demake In New Fan Project


Elden Ring is a colossal open-world game full of unique bosses, esoteric quests, and mysterious secrets. What would the Game Boy version of that play like? One fan is determined to find out.Read more

Halo Infinite Devs Delay For Health, Community Disappointed Anyway


It’s rare to see a video game developer publicly acknowledge crunch, let alone cite its avoidance as a reason for delays. On Friday, developer 343 Industries revealed the long-anticipated roadmap for Halo Infinite, replete with a number of pushed-back features alongside a frank acknowledgement that...

PUBG's Among Us Gun Is Looking Real Sus Right Now


The popular social deduction game Among Us has snuck its way onto the free-to-play PUBG Mobile sequel you might not have heard of. In a limited-time event that runs until May 19 in the battle royale shooter New State Mobile, you can get a sus-looking gun that has my imposter senses tingling.Read...

Your Spring 2022 Anime Guide


Springtime is upon us once again, and much like the sprouting of cherry blossoms, new anime are cropping up all over the pace. Read more

RETRO: Čtvrtstoletí stará hra vyšla poprvé v Evropě a na cartridge


Retro videohry táhnou, a proto se na staré železo stále dočkáváme nejen nových titulů od nezávislých vývojářů, ale i reedicí starých klasik. Nebo jako v případě Undercover Cops letité japonské videohry, která byla nyní poprvé oficiálně přeložena do angličtiny a vydána v Evropě a USA

Digital Store GOG Among First To Offer Menstrual Leave To Employees


The digital storefront GOG, formerly known as Good Old Games, recently announced that it will offer its employees menstrual leave, allowing anyone suffering from excessive period pain or other complications extra time off. It makes the studio one of the first companies in the games industry...

Report: Private Equity Eyeing Ubisoft As The Next Big Gaming Acquisition


Private equity firms could be beginning to circle over Ubisoft, Bloomberg reported Friday. Talks are early, but include interest from firms like Blackstone Inc. and KKR & Co. Even if it’s not private equity, senior current and former Ubisoft developers Kotaku has spoken with in recent months...

Vyfoťte se s Batmanem a usedněte na trůn. V Praze probíhá Comic-Con


Až do neděle 24. dubna probíhá v prostorách O2 univerza třetí ročník festivalu Comic-Con Prague. Určen je fanouškům komiksů, cosplaye, videoher, zkrátka populární kultury. Mezi hosty je například herec Christopher Lambert, známý z filmů Mortal Kombat či Highlander

Dr. Dre Thought GTA Was ‘For Kids’ Until DJ Pooh Gave Him A Personal Demo


Last year, Dr. Dre headlined GTA Online’s most recent update, The Contract. However, it took some convincing to actually get him to appear digitally in-game. According to a new interview, he initially declined because he didn’t really know much about GTA and thought it was “for kids.”Read more

Report: Netflix Doubles Down On Games As Stock Plummets


Netflix built its foundation on streamlined DVD rentals and, eventually, on tepid “prestige” TV series that people talk about for a week before forgetting they ever existed in the first place. Now, amid a rare financial stagnation, Netflix plans to commit hard to games, per a new report in...

Why Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, A Co-Op Game, Keeps Nerfing Powerful Guns


It didn’t take long for players of Gearbox’s new loot-shooter Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands to determine a “best gun.” About a week after launch, fans settled on Liquid Cooling, a legendary-tiered pistol that can technically fire forever without reloading, provided you can reliably land critical hits....

And Now, A Game Where You're A Serial Killer (But Also Have No Bones)


Shhh…be very quiet if you are reading this in bed. I don’t want to alarm you, but there might be a serial killer hiding under your mattress. However, he might also have no bones and can only wiggle and flail about to get anywhere, which gives you a big advantage. It’s also the setup for a silly...

The Nintendo of America Contractors Who Feel Like Second Class Workers


A union-busting complaint recently filed with the National Labor Relations Board accused Nintendo of America and contract worker agency Aston Carter of surveillance, retaliation, and other unfair labor practices. According to four sources familiar with the incident, that complaint, first reported...

Na Slovensku vzniká ambiciózní simulátor lovení divoké zvěře


Prvotina nově založeného slovenské studia Nine Rocks chce povýšit přehlížené lovecké simulátory na novou úroveň. Díky finanční podpoře vydavatelství THQ Nordic mohou autoři nabídnout krásnou grafiku i v žánru neobvyklou příběhovou kampaň

Nike's Official Hello Kitty Sneakers Are Perfect


I’ve written before how I’m a huge fan of Nike’s subtle “tributes” to things they don’t actually hold the license for, the latest example being a line of Prestos based on Star Wars characters like Boba Fett. These upcoming Hello Kitty sneakers, though, are the real deal.Read more

PlayStation's Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Dismissed By Court


A lawsuit brought against Sony last year accusing PlayStation of “pay disparity, wrongful termination, and other instances of gender-based discrimination” has been dismissed by the United States District Court of North California.Read more

Sonic Origins Has Some Of The Dumbest DLC I Have Ever Seen


Were you excited yesterday by the announcement of Sonic Origins, a modern remake of four classic Sonic games? You might want to pump your brakes, then, because this game has some of the dumbest DLC and preorder exclusivity I have ever seen.Read more

Beloved Tales From The Borderlands Finally Getting 2022 Sequel It Deserves


Today, Gearbox announced at PAX East that it was developing a new entry in the Tales From The Borderlands series. The original Telltale-developed game was a narrative-focused adventure game, similar to The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us. The just-announced sequel will star new characters...

Why Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Is Selling Zillions Of Copies


WB Games announced today that Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga had a massive launch, selling through over 3 million copies worldwide, and has set new records for Lego games across all platforms around the world. To put it another way: This latest Lego Star Wars game is one of the biggest releases...

8 Kick-Ass Skateboarding Games You Should Totally Play


Skateboarding games have changed a lot since the 1980s. With new hardware comes new engines, which leads to better physics, fancier graphics, and new innovations like the genre-changing dual-stick controls seen in games such as Skate. But while the genre is seeing a resurgence thanks to SkateBird...

Holy Crap, There Are A Lot Of Star Wars Games Coming


Earlier this week, we learned that Amy Hennig would get another chance to help make a Star Wars game following the infamous shutdown of her previous attempt with EA and Visceral. A big announcement to be sure, but have you noticed? There are a lot of Star Wars games being announced this past year...

Shadowrun Trilogy Is Coming To Xbox, PlayStation And Switch


We’re coming up on the tenth anniversary of the release of 2013's Shadowrun Returns, and it’s only today I learned that the game (and its two sequels) were never released on console. I just assumed they had been, at some point! That sucks, so it’s wonderful to see Paradox get around to fixing...

Digimon Survive Is Coming Out The Same Day As Xenoblade Chronicles 3


Long-awaited strategy JRPG Digimon Survive finally has a release date and it’s July 29, 2022. Any other year, like the ones Survive was previously supposed to release in, that would be a perfectly reasonable date for a niche game with a cult following. But the announcement comes just a day after...

Why Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Isn't An M-Rated Borderlands, A Series First


Longtime Borderlands players will notice something…different about Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands: It’s comparatively tamer than its predecessors. That’s by intent, as it’s the first game in the series to feature a “T” rating, something its creative director called a “pillar” of its design in a recent...

TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge Stars Original Cast, Out This Summer


Today, we got a better look at TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge, an upcoming four-player side-scrolling beat-’em-up being developed by Streets of Rage 4 publisher Dotemu. This new retro-looking action game is heavily inspired by Konami’s popular TMNT arcade classics and the original 1987 animated show....

The Pokémon Company Buys Its Trading Card Manufacturer While Demand Soars


The Pokémon Company has announced that it will be acquiring The Millenium Print Group, the manufacturer that has been printing the Pokémon trading card game since 2015. According to a press release put out by TPC, Millenium will remain autonomous, while benefiting from TPC’s investments...

Elden Ring Update Accidentally Made Malenia So Much Harder Now, Cool


Elden Ring’s already a punishing game filled with tough bosses that’ll break your spirits, but patch 1.04, which changed the game balance in late April, makes one of the hardest enemies even harder. Players are reporting the late-game boss Malenia, Blade of Miquella is totally busted now. There...

Elden Ring's Legendary '50 Hit' Illusory Wall, Murdered In The Big Patch (RIP)


In the wake of Elden Ring’s latest game-upending patch, players are combing through the Lands Between to see what may have been quietly added—or lost. Among the wreckage: YouTuber Zullie the Witch found that the game’s infamous gazillion-HP illusory walls are no more, a change that wasn’t indicated...

Sega Remasters The First Four Sonic Games For Sonic Origins


Wasting no time capitalizing on its second smash-hit live-action video game adaptation, Sega reaches its pristine, puffy white gloves into its content bucket, pulling out Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic 2, Sonic 3 (& Knuckles), and Sonic CD and bundling them all together as Sonic Origins, a...

Battlefield 2042 Is Now A Little Bit Better


Battlefield 2042's big update dropped earlier today, adding stuff like VoIP communications, more scoreboards and some much-needed balancing. I’ve been playing the game all day to see what difference it has made and...things are better.Read more

Snoop Dogg Is Now Playable In Call Of Duty


The “Tracer Pack: Snoop Dogg Operator Bundle” dropped on Call of Duty: Warzone and Vanguard today, introducing Snoop Dogg as a playable operator, meaning that he is now, alongside Captain Price and Kevin Spacey’s ghost, a part of Call of Duty canon.Read more

Lego Star Wars DLCs Add Rogue One, Classic '90s Minifigs


Today, 12 new characters become available in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga via two new character DLC packs. One is based on the movie Rogue One, while the other draws inspiration from the classic Lego Star Wars minifigs from late 1999. Both packs are available now across all platforms. Read...

GTA V’s Next-Gen Ports Remove Some Transphobic Content


The recently released PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of Grand Theft Auto V seem to be missing some content that was considered by many to be transphobic. These elements had received criticism from some journalists and players, though Rockstar Games has not commented publicly on what motivated...

Nintendo Worker Files Complaint With National Labor Relations Board


On April 15, an anonymous employee filed a complaint against Nintendo and contracting company Aston Carter with the National Labor Relations Board. The public case docket lists allegations of coercive statements, discharge, retaliation against concerted activities, and surveillance. Read more

Elden Ring Patch Patches Patches


Elden Ring’s latest update includes a proper ending to Patches’ quest that sees the fan favorite NPC reward players with his iconic pose.Read more

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Already Has DLC, Will Never Let You Go


Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands hasn’t even been out for a month and it’s already getting DLC. The first, “Coiled Captors,” is part of the “Mirrors of Mystery” series of additional biomes to shoot and loot your way through, which itself is part of the game’s season pass. It’s out today for...

New World Of Warcraft Expansion Lets You Fly Dragons


Blizzard pulled back the curtain on the next chapter in World of Warcraft in a developer livestream Tuesday, and it’s all about dragons. The appropriately titled Dragonflight expansion will unleash players upon the Dragon Isles and let them roll as a new playable dragon race called the Dracthyr....

Elden Ring Patch Really Wants Folks To Finally Notice The Damn Tutorial


Among the many changes buried in Elden Ring’s latest patch, one harks back to the very beginning of the game. Like many games, Elden Ring offers a combat tutorial a little after creating your Tarnished near the start of the game. Unlike most games, the tutorial is a side path that’s so easy...

Xbox Game Pass’ April Lineup Is Kind Of A Letdown


Assassin’s Creed Origins, one of the best Ubisoft maps games of the modern era, is coming to Game Pass. But…not anytime soon. Microsoft says it’ll hit the games-on-demand service “in the next two months.” In the meantime, the library is getting beefed up by a lineup that’s frankly underwhelming....

Kim Kardashian Threatens To Sue Roblox Over Sex Tape Ad, Creator Banned


I’m used to Roblox being almost everywhere, but I wasn’t expecting to see it in a clip of The Kardashians. On the April 14 episode “Burn Them All to the Fucking Ground,” Kim Kardashian became visibly upset after her son Saint supposedly discovered an in-game advertisement that used an image of...

Amouranth už nechce být erotickým idolem a mohutně investuje


Populární streamerka oznámila, že už nechce být nadále vnímána jako e-girl a tak už přes stránku OnlyFans nebude nadále zásobovat fanoušky erotickým obsahem. Místo toho koupila již třetí benzinovou stanici a společnost vyrábějící nafukovací hračky

Crusty PlayStation Leads To Bomb Scare At Boston Airport


Passengers at Boston’s Logan International Airport were evacuated from a terminal on Saturday and the local bomb squad called in after TSA agents found a “suspicious item” inside a Delta passenger’s bag that turned out to be a “PlayStation”.Read more

It's April 2022, And Battlefield 2042 Is Finally Getting VoIP


While you would think that a blockbuster multiplayer shooter featuring up to 128 players at a time would be built entirely upon voice communication, ever since its launch last year Battlefield 2042 has not allowed players to chat via VoIP. That’s finally about to change.Read more

Report: Streets Of Rage Film Happening, Script By John Wick Creator


2022 continues to offer up headlines that seem like they were created by a rogue AI learning how to play Mad Libs. Today’s example: It’s reported that, following the continued success of the Sonic films, Sega and dj2 Entertainment are working with the writer of John Wick on a movie adaptation...

Nintendo’s GBA Emulator For Switch Online Seemingly Leaks


The retro library for Nintendo Switch Online might be getting beefed up any day now. Game Boy and Game Boy Advance emulators for the service developed by Nintendo have apparently leaked online, and it looks like a long list of games, including Mario Kart, Golden Sun, and Pokémon Pinball: Ruby &...

Report: Jason Momoa Will Star In That Minecraft Movie


The Minecraft movie is stacking up its cast. Jason Momoa, whom you may know as the guy with mountainous biceps and a waterfall of hair from Aquaman or the guy with mountainous biceps and a waterfall of hair from Game of Thrones, will star in the Minecraft movie. At least, that’s according to...

Blizzard Boss Tries To Shut Down Player Speculation After NFT Survey


While some companies are doubling down on the lucrative scam behind NFTs, others are trying to head off any association right from the start. After an Activision Blizzard survey went out polling players on their interest in the blockchain technology, Blizzard boss Mike Ybarra was quick to shoot...

Cut Content Reveals Elden Ring’s Best Summon Used To Have Its Own Quest


It seems like every day we learn about some new piece of Elden Ring content that didn’t survive to launch, but this one is a doozy. At some point in the game’s development, acquiring the potent Mimic Tear summon would have apparently required completion of a lengthy questline.Read more

Halo Infinite Is Losing Its Most (Accidentally) Powerful Gun


Next month, Halo Infinite is getting a welcome infusion of new content for its second season. But for all the forthcoming multiplayer maps, modes, and cosmetics, developer 343 Industries is taking something out of the campaign: the scorpion gun.Read more

Elden Ring Players Are Getting Soft-Banned After Picking Up Hacked Underwear


There are many dangers in Elden Ring. Walk through any field or turn any corner in the Lands Between and you’re sure to meet an unceremonious end. However, there seems to be something else for players to fear far more than even Radahn himself. That’s Fia’s underwear, the Deathbed Smalls, which...

Microsoft Is Doing A Huge PC Game Pass Giveaway For Certain Players


Microsoft is currently running a big promotion for PC Game Pass. New subscribers who recently played one of the company’s big fall 2021 releases get three months of access to the service’s Netflix-like library of games for free. It’s perfect timing, too, because the PC side of Game Pass currently...

After Two Years, Ghost Of Tsushima Has Received Its Final Patch


No art is ever “done,” but there comes a point where it has to exist on its own merits, untethered from its creators. That time has come for Ghost of Tsushima, which has now received what appears to be its final significant post-release update.Read more

Super Mario Bros.' Iconic Blocks Hold More Coins Than You Think


Without thinking too hard about it, what’s the maximum number of coins you can knock out of multi-coin blocks in the original Super Mario Bros.? Did you say 10? Well, you’re wrong, but it’s not your fault. You just haven’t done a deep dive into the almost 37-year-old game’s code like a complete...

Report: Future Xbox Games Might Have Ads, Tech's Being Developed


Raise your hand if you’re excited to see more ads inside your favorite video games? I don’t see any hands. Well, bad news: A new report claims that Microsoft is building an advertising program to give “select brands” the ability to buy ads that will then appear in free-to-play Xbox games. And while...

Kingdom Hearts 4 Sleuthers Find Sora’s Apartment IRL, And It Ain’t Cheap


Kingdom Hearts stans are tearing all the meat off the bones from the recent Kingdom Hearts IV announcement trailer, picking it apart for any and all possible details about Sora’s upcoming adventure. There’s a bit of disappointment to go with the hype, like the painful revelation that our big-shoed...

XCOM 2, One Of The Best PC Strategy Games Ever Made, Is Currently Free


XCOM 2 is very good. Some have even called it one of the best PC games ever made. Even if you don’t agree with that, it’s still an incredible strategy game pitting aliens against humans in a large-scale, global conflict. Now, via the latest Epic Games Store giveaway, you can get XCOM 2 for the...

The Ways Shanghai's Food Crisis Is Impacting Chinese Game Devs


For the past few days, Genshin Impact players have been speculating about how extended lockdowns and food crises in Shanghai have been affecting the game’s development. The promised teapot event was never released, and the Serenitea housing system has been in extended maintenance mode since...

Amouranth Says She's 'Quitting' OnlyFans, Invests In Twitch


On April 12, top Twitch streamer and content creator Kaitlyn “Amouranth” Siragusa announced her intention to quit OnlyFans this June. She tweeted that she had made a $350,000-$400,000 investment in Twitch, and that she had plans for “moving “influencer” and “creator economy” into what...

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga’s 15 Most Obscure Playable Characters


The Star Wars universe is filled with a long, ever-growing list of scoundrels, droids, aliens, and other characters. Many of them have gone on to become fan favorites, famous villains, or iconic heroes. However, for every Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker or Rey, there are a dozen nobodies and obscure...

Touching One Piece Moment Turned Into Hilariously Frustrating Minigame


The emotional scene where Shanks gives Luffy his omnipresent straw hat in the first chapter of legendary shonen manga One Piece is no doubt seared into readers’ minds. But what if it was used in a goofy, slapstick comedy game à la those masochistic diversions that were all the rage around 2010?...

Ohromný loňský únik chystaných her se stále více naplňuje


Loni v září jsme byli svědky jednoho z největších úniků informací týkajících se tajných chystaných her. Dlouhý seznam tehdy ještě nepotvrzených titulů se postupem času naplňuje, a zvyšuje tak pravděpodobnost, že bychom měli uniklým jménům přikládat větší váhu

No Man's Sky Players Are Getting Swarmed By Pirate Armies After Latest Update


Yesterday, developer Hello Games rolled out the 4,521,781th free update for its popular simulation of the universe, No Man’s Sky. Called “Outlaws,” among other new features, it adds a “pirate underground,” replete with an entire black-market economy. But some players say it’s added too many...

Elden Ring Player ‘Let Me Solo Her’ Has Become A Total Legend Among Fans


You’ve probably hit a number of Elden Ring bosses that just kick your teeth in. No matter how many times you leveled up or how reinforced your gear is, some enemies almost always beat you to a pulp. While Torrent is usually at the ready so you can flee a fight if the challenge becomes too tough...

Fortnite Coachella's Coming, But With None Of The Sunburn Or Drugs


Epic Games, which is virtually only in competition with itself when it comes to wacky crossovers with franchises like Naruto, Silk Sonic, and whatever character Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson is playing this year, announced a collaboration between Fortnite and the Coachella Valley Music and Arts...

Club Penguin Remake Pulled By Disney, Three Arrested


Club Penguin was a massively popular children’s MMO that was eventually acquired (and later shuttered) by Disney. However, that hasn’t stopped popular clones from amassing millions of users. Now the official website for the most popular clone, Club Penguin Rewritten, has been seized by the City...

Where To Find A Ton Of Legendary Loot In Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands


Yeah, sure, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands has an end goal. Ostensibly, you’re tasked with completing a main story, something about saving the world and defeating the big bad villain and blah blah blah. But c’mon, we all know what the real point is: finding a ton of kickass loot. Let us help.Read more

Nomura Explains What's Up With Sora's Realistic Kingdom Hearts 4 Look


When Square Enix revealed Kingdom Hearts IV over the weekend, it looked…different. Hero Sora was looking realistically emo with nerfed kicks while hanging out in a Shibuya apartment that actually exists. But fans were quick to point out that there were likely lore reasons explaining the...

Elden Ring 'Easy Mode' Is One Of The Most Popular PC Mods ATM


There are a lot of Elden Ring mods. In fact, popular PC game modding destination Nexus Mods currently hosts 527 or so. But amid all the available ReShades, pretty face settings, and weapon reskins, one of the most popular mods for FromSoftware’s latest hit is an easy mode, created by modder...

Let's Revisit A 1995 Anime Convention


Anime and/or cosplay cons are now so commonplace you can find them in cities big and small across America, but in 1995 people’s options for sharing their interests (and buying associated merch) were a lot more limited.Read more

Guy Buys NFT For $2.9 Million, Asks for $48 Million, Is Offered $3600


Sina Estavi is a “crypto entrepreneur”, who last year bought a digital token representing Twitter founder Jack Dorsey’s first ever tweet. He paid $2.9 million for it, and this month sought to make good on his “investment”, putting it up for auction with an expectation it could net him $48 million....

Please Enjoy This Satisfying Video Showing How Heatsinks Are Made


Heatsinks are great. Not only do they serve an important purpose in keeping our electronics cool and safe, but they’ve got that neat thing going on where they’re all spiky and springy. Have you ever stopped and wondered, though, how a heatsink is actually made? I never had, until today, but am...

Zahráli jsme si erotický přídavek k Cyberpunku a nestydíme se za to


Skupina talentovaných fanoušků za tichého souhlasu autorů hry vytváří erotickou fanfikci k populární hře Cyberpunk 2077. Na rozdíl od drtivě většiny podobných projektů má ovšem Cyberbang 2069 nepopiratelné produkční hodnoty a o samotný sex v něm ve skutečnosti až tak nejde

Elden Ring Summon Has A Cool Secret Ability Most People Won’t See


While handy as backup against bosses, Elden Ring’s summons can be pretty brainless for the most part. But one particularly crafty spirit ash is worth finishing a short quest to acquire, if only to see her unique interactions with the wildlife of the Lands Between.Read more

Witcher 3 Next-Gen Upgrade Pulled From Russia Studio, Delayed Indefinitely


The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S upgrade for The Witcher 3 won’t arrive anytime soon. In fact, CD Projekt Red announced today that it’s delayed indefinitely. That follows the decision to bring development on the next-gen version back in house after it was handled by Saber Interactive’s Russia...

14 Games Like Wordle That Will Keep The Serotonin Flowing


Wordle has brought us a lot of wonderfle things, not least a surge of freely available, one-a-day puzzles to enjoy, without the faff of having to install apps or register accounts. Played in a browser, whether on your phone or laptop, Wordle and the many, many games it’s inspired have become a part...

‘Suspended’ Valorant Pro Sinatraa Announces Return To Competition


Ousted esports player Jay “Sinatraa” Won, who was suspended from his Valorant team the Sentinels last year for six months due to sexual assault allegations and failure to cooperate with an investigation, announced a return to the competitive scene. While he hasn’t signed to a team, Sinatraa...

Fire Emblem Warriors Was Brilliant Actually: A Defense Of Musou


Every time Nintendo puts out news about Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, I brace myself for a wave of anti-musou sentiment on Twitter. Just search “Fire Emblem” and “musou,” and you’ll see Twitter grousing about how Three Houses’ sequel would be so much better if it wasn’t a musou. As someone...

The Best Part Of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Is Its Endgame


Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands doesn’t really get started until the end. The best part of Gearbox’s new loot-shooter is an endgame mode called Chaos Chamber. It is both a total bummer and, ultimately, for the best that you can’t unlock it until you roll the credits, as, take it from me, doing so...

No Man's Sky Update Overhauls Space Combat, Adds Pirate Underground


No Man’s Sky keeps getting bigger with its next expansion, subtitled Outlaws. This free update promises to introduce players to the game’s criminal underworld by focusing largely on activities like smuggling and pirate raids when it goes live today.Read more

Gearbox Boss Randy Pitchford Buys Hollywood's Magic Castle


Gearbox co-founder/CEO/magician Randy Pitchford has bought The Magic Castle, an iconic Hollywood property that’s both home to The Academy of Magical Arts (AMA) and has also been the subject of serious allegations of a “variety of abuses, including sexual assault, sexual harassment...

Bungie Going 'Digital-First', Many Future Roles Will Be 'Fully Remote'


Like pretty much everything else on the planet, the pandemic has knocked the video game industry on its ass. But while game delays, console shortages and under-cooked releases have been the main issues facing players, those actually making the games have faced the same obstacles many of us have;...

The Best Video Game Sale Of The Season Is Actually On 3DS


Last week, Cyberpunk 2077 was $5 at Best Buy. Amazon was giving away games like Elden Ring as part of a buy two, get one free discount. And PlayStation’s spring sale, running all month, is offering some solid deals on a ton of games. But the actual best low-key video game sale of the season...

Elden Ring Looks Tiny, Adorable With ‘Tilt-Shifted’ Camera


Elden Ring is not an adorable game. Literally everything, from the ferocious wildlife to the beefed-up Starscourge Radahn, wants to bury your Tarnished and stop you from restoring order to the Lands Between. But the idea that FromSoftware’s famously difficult Souls-like could be cute sent YouTuber...

Elden Ring Speedrunner Kills Toughest Bosses With Only His Ass


Most people ask themselves normal questions like, “Is it going to rain later?” and “What should I have for dinner tonight?” Many Elden Ring players are not normal, however, which is why one asked himself if he could beat the game’s bosses by exclusively smashing ass. And because this is Elden Ring...

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Turns Your Old Protagonist Into A Villain


The second trailer for Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes debuted this morning, and it’s promising me everything that I could want in the musou follow-up to a tactical RPG masterpiece. After showing our new protagonist getting beaten down by the protagonist of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, the video...

Another PlayStation ‘Console Exclusive’ Comes To Xbox


At this point, it’s fair to assume that any proclamations of “console exclusivity” should be taken with an entire deer lick of salt. The PlayStation 5 launch title Bugsnax comes out on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S on April 28, as part of the Game Pass library, developer Young Horses announced. It’s...

While Sony And Microsoft Acquire Studios, Nintendo Buys Land


While the rest of the video game industry is consolidating, Nintendo is spreading out. The Switch manufacturer has finally responded to massive moves by competitors Sony and Microsoft by announcing a $39.8 million land deal to break ground on a new R&D office. Whatever it takes to finally port...

Dark Souls 3 Player Beats The Game Without Taking A Single Step


Many of FromSoftware’s games are punishing. They require calmness, patience, and quick reflexes, as any wrong move or panicked action could—and often does—result in an unceremonious death. So, you’d think taking advantage of every tool in your arsenal when exploring FromSoft’s games would be...

A Very Cool Idea For A New Assassin's Creed Game


From the earliest days of the Assassin’s Creed series, certain elements of the fanbase have been insufferable with their ideas—and demands—for new settings and time periods for the games to take place in.Read more

Halo: Infinite Is Now Playable In Third-Person


While Halo: Infinite is a first-person game by design, that doesn’t mean, like so many other games designed to be played a certain way, we can’t play it another way if we want.Read more

The Giant Gaming Leak That Keeps Getting Vindicated


Last September, a massive list of potential PC games leaked through Nvidia’s GeForce Now video game streaming service and was posted online. At the time, no one quite knew what to make of it. Was it insider info or speculative placeholders? Now evidence is mounting that at least some of the leak...

Sony Goes Big On Epic Games With Whopping $1 Billion Investment


Epic Games recently announced an epic new wave of fundraising, notable both for the $2 billion it’s pulled in and for an eye-raising firm present among the leading partners: Sony. The makers of PlayStation VR have invested a cool $1 billion in Epic to further “the development of new digital...

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Is On Track To Be The Biggest Video Game Movie Ever


Paramount Pictures is in the green bill zone. The studio’s latest tentpole, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, had an absolutely massive weekend, bringing in $71 million at the domestic box office for a total international cume of $141 million. It’s the biggest opening ever for a movie based on a video...

The Best Dreamcast Games


Here’s a terrifying fact: Sega has been out of the console business longer than they were in it. And while it was the Dreamcast that finally did the struggling giant in, for a platform that was only around for a couple of years it certainly left one hell of a legacy behind.Read more

The Art Of Apollo 10½ Is A Space Age Wonder


It’s kinda flown under the radar a little, maybe because it launched straight to Netfflix, but Richard Linklater’s Apollo 10½ came out earlier this month and is, if nothing else, a very cool visual record of a very certain point in time.Read more

Hello Yaddle, Goodbye Weekends


The recently released Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is great. One of my favorite games of 2022 and the best Star Wars game ever made. Even if it didn’t include Yaddle, I’d still love this game. But it does include Yaddle. It only took 20 years, three blogs, and my entire run as weekend editor...

Sega Says 'Future Of Gaming' Includes NFTs And Cloud Streaming


It seems, like some other big video game publishers, Sega is also interested in adding NFTs into future games as revealed in an interview with various executives and producers. During that same interview, Sega talked more about its “Super Game” projects, confirming that it will be more than...

RIP Sora's Big-Ass Clown Shoes, 2002-2022


Big news! Kingdom Hearts IV was just announced today. We don’t know much about the game’s plot, when it will be released, or how it connects to other games, but we do know one thing: Series protagonist Sora no longer has his big clown shoes anymore. And the internet isn’t taking it very well. Read...

Kingdom Hearts IV Has Been Announced


As part of the series’ 20th anniversary celebrations, Square Enix just used a Sunday evening presentation in Japan to unveil two new Kingdom Hearts games, one of them being Kingdom Hearts IV.Read more

Seven Characters Missing From Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga


Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is a really, really big game filled with hundreds of characters, ships, planets, and weapons all pulled from every Star Wars film ever made. But, as a lifelong Star Wars nerd, I’m very skilled at nitpicking things I love and after thinking about it for some time...

New Lego Star Wars Has A Droid That Might've Killed A Pregnant Woman


Gather ‘round, folks. Take a seat by my campfire. Turn off the lights. (I don’t know why my campfire exists in a room with lights…) Now, prepare to learn the scary lore behind a creepy little droid that briefly appears in the newly released Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. You might think...

Jak vzpomínáte na Maxe Payna?


V souvislosti s oznámením, že se chystá remake prvních dvou dílů kultovní střílečky Max Payne, je otázka tohoto týdne jasná

Steam’s Top Guide For Elden Ring Is A Foot Fetishist’s Dream


Elden Ring is full of hard bosses, esoteric secrets, and weird exploits, but the current top guide on the game’s Steam page isn’t about any of that. It’s about feet. The fleshy pads come in all different shapes and sizes, and Elden Ring, like the Souls games before it, is full of them. So of course...

Call Of Duty Cheating Accusations Lead To Controversial 'Hacking Exam'


Before YouTuber IShowSpeed was put under the spotlight for his toxicity, Jake Lucky, an esports commentator and the person responsible for highlighting Speed’s behavior, was also under public scrutiny. Lucky, who tried to exonerate an alleged Call of Duty: Warzone hacker with a lie detector test...

Genshin Impact’s Kokomi Used To Suck, But Now She's Fun As Hell


I didn’t try to recruit Kokomi, the water-element healer, during her initial, limited release. Instead, I opted to skip her for Childe, the water-based archer who can slay packs of enemies in seconds flat. I regret that now. After spending over a hundred wishes to get Childe (which would’ve cost...

How To Earn Millions Of Studs Quickly In Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga


Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is a very good game. In fact, I’d say it’s probably one of the best Star Wars games ever made. A big reason why is that it contains such a rich assortment of characters and ships from all the films, from the most widely known to those only true Star Wars diehards...

Hurdle Gives Wordle Addicts Five Times The Hit


Wordle produces more variants than the most prolific of viruses, with new ones finding their way to wider popularity every day. The one I’ve most recently caught is Hurdle, where you have to complete five of the five-letter word puzzles in a row.Read more

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Is Getting Its Own Sake


In the past few years, there has been a small, yet increasing number of gaming-themed sakes. A handful of sake breweries have embraced video games to sell their booze. The latest? The Nakagawa Shuzo sake brewery in Tottori, Japan. Read more

'Sus' Has Made It Onto Jeopardy


Among Us didn’t invent the word, I know, but it’s certainly responsible for its explosion in popularity over the last few years, so it shouldn’t be too surprising to see “sus” finally make it onto the game show Jeopardy.Read more

Gran Turismo 7 Update Eases Up On The Grind After Fan Outrage


Last month Gran Turismo 7 director Kazunori Yamauchi apologised to fans angry at the state of the game’s microtransactions, announcing a credits handout and a promise to “dramatically change GT7’s car economy to help make amends” in the wake of some disastrous downtime. The first of those changes...

Ruská vojačka z Overwatche se nenápadně zbavila písmene Z na brnění


Už podruhé v rámci několika měsíců musí Blizzard kvůli aktuálnímu dění zasáhnout do konceptu jedné z oblíbených postav ze střílečky Overwatch. Tentokrát byla upravena ruská vojačka Zarya, jejíž brnění už nadále není označeno písmenem Z, kterému válka na Ukrajině dala nechtěný kontext

Report: Facebook Eyes ‘Zuck Bucks’ And NFTs As It Loses Users To TikTok


Facebook parent company Meta reportedly has plans to launch a new digital currency for the metaverse. Internally, employees at Meta are calling the unannounced currency “Zuck Bucks.” These new digital dollars won’t likely be connected to any kind of blockchain, but don’t worry; Meta, led by...

Call Of Duty Maker Announces Raises For QA Workers Amid Unionization Fight


Activision Blizzard announced a big win for its part-time developers today as it battles an ongoing union push at one of the big studios behind Call of Duty: Warzone. Contract QA staff across the company will be converted to full-time, and also see their minimum hourly rate raised to $20. That’s...

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga: 16 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting


Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is here and it’s great! After a long wait made longer by some delays, the latest and biggest entry in the Lego Star Wars series is finally out on all major platforms. And while these games have never been known for their difficulty, I have some useful tips...

Master Chief Gets Naked In The Halo Show


All the discourse in the world over seeing what’s underneath Master Chief’s helmet, but not a peep over seeing what’s under the suit. Yep, that’s right: In the Halo show, Master Chief (Pablo Schreiber) gets naked.Read more

Genshin Impact Update Makes Its Saddest Anime Boy Even Sadder


The most poignant lines in Genshin Impact’s latest update came when I discovered a bouquet of white flowers laid next to the bodies of dead Hilichurls. As I surveyed the grisly scene, the wanderer Dainsleif said, “The Inteyvat [flower] is a symbol for a wanderer far from home, signifying...

Kirby And The Forgotten Land’s Final Moments Are Fittingly Bonkers


Since Kirby’s debut in 1992, most of his games have started out cute and cuddly only to unveil some monstrous, Lovecraftian horror at their conclusion. It’s an oft-memed pattern we’ve come to expect out of every installment. But the pink puffball’s latest outing, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, still...

Cyberpunk 2077 Hits $5 Bargain Bin On Console


There’s currently a fire sale on console copies of Cyberpunk 2077 over at Best Buy. If you’ve been cautiously waiting to see what all the fuss is about, now’s your chance.Read more

New Epic And Lego Project Will Inflict The Metaverse On Children


Right now, every company in the world is scrambling to announce something with the word “metaverse” in its pitch. Scrambling because it’s essential this be done before anyone actually works out what a “metaverse” might be, and all the wind comes out of it like stale air from a forgotten Whoopee...

Maybe We Don't Need These Expensive Video Game Remakes


As video games get more expensive to make, and publishers grow ever more adverse to taking risks with that expenditure, the last few years have seen a growing trend of old video games being made new once more.Read more

A Look At A Script For The Cancelled Deus Ex Movie


Did you know it has been ten years since a Deus Ex movie was announced? What once seemed a natural step, a big-screen adaptation of a triumphantly resurgent video game franchise, ended up being nothing of the sort as the series floundered through publisher mismanagement and the film itself ended...

Remedy Remaking Max Payne 1 And 2 Inside Control Engine


Film noir sad sack Max Payne is getting his due with a full remake of the first two games, developer Remedy Entertainment announced today. The new compilation will include both Max Payne and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max and be exclusive to PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.Read more

For These Players, It’s All About The Elden Bling


You would think the importance of wearing the best battle-ready equipment you can find for the frenetic combat crucible of a Souls game is obvious. For the most part, it is. Whether running through the gothic world of Bloodborne or the high-fantasy setting of Dark Souls, many players try to ensure...

Lego Star Wars Makes Comboing Younglings A Real Strategy


The Jedi Code says one must not “seek adventure and excitement” and to use the Force for “knowledge and defense, never for attack,” blah blah blah. Someone should’ve told Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga that, because fans have discovered that it lets you get some sick air by comboing Jedi...

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Already Has A ‘Best Gun’


You’d think it’d take a while for the community of a game with 87 bazillion guns to determine the best one. But players of the loot-shooter Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands (fact check: out for less than two weeks) have already crowned a reigning champ: a legendary-tiered pistol called Liquid Cooling.Read...

Nintendo Walked Right Into Porn When Promoting Switch Sports


If you’ve been bowling, there’s a good chance you’ve seen those corny 3D animations that unfold whenever you get a strike, spare, split, or miss the pins outright. These 90s relics are having a bit of a horny renaissance right now, thanks to an artist who recently posted a salacious bowling...

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, As Told By Steam Reviews


Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is exactly what it says on the tin. The open-world action game is TT Games’ latest entry in the Lego Star Wars series, and it’s pure nostalgia for anyone who grew up watching the Star Wars movies. It’s reviewed very well for being faithful to the movies ahumorous...

GameStop Fans Dissect Chairman's Poop Tweet For Meme Stock Clues


GameStop’s most enthusiastic investors don’t believe in the dying retailer. They believe in Ryan Cohen, its tech-savvy chairman and potential savior. If you want proof of the billionaire backer’s cult of personality, look no further than his post yesterday about poop.Read more

Look Out, Horizon Forbidden West Has A Hole In It


Horizon Forbidden West is an absolutely extraordinary game. It’s also enormous and littered with hundreds upon hundreds of little secrets and hidden details. Although one recently discovered by Reddit user squidflowpro is certainly not meant to be there—it’s a cave that lets you jump straight...

The Best Kirby and the Forgotten Land Power-Ups To Reach Maximum Poyo Mode


Having fully shifted into poyo-mode with roughly two-thirds (or three fifths, some sort of fraction. Math is hard) of Kirby and the Forgotten Land finished, I can finally say I’ve nestled myself into a comfortable groove of go-to power load outs. Venturing out into the dystopian world with nothing...

Funimation's YouTube Channel Is Now Crunchyroll Dubs


If you’ve been looking for Funimation’s YouTube channel, you won’t find it. The channel has been rebranded as Crunchyroll Dubs. While the name has changed, what it’s offering, so far, hasn’t. Anime News Network reports that it will still stream trailers, clips, and episodes of English-dubbed anime....

Next Tomb Raider Game Will Use Unreal Engine 5


Development on the next Tomb Raider game was announced on today’s “The State of Unreal” livestream. The general manager at Crystal Dynamics, Dallas Dickinson, confirmed that the studio has started developing Lara Croft’s next adventure in Unreal Engine 5.Read more

Elden Ring’s Devs Really Don’t Want You To Miss This Heartbreaking Quest


Unlike other role-playing games, Elden Ring’s lack of a quest log requires players to really pay attention to dialogue and the world around them to follow along with certain NPC storylines. But the beginning of one questline was so well-hidden that FromSoftware took steps to make sure folks would...

The Chrono Cross ‘Remaster’ Is Another Barebones Square Enix Port


It’s 2022 and you can once again play one of the best JRPGs from Square Enix’s golden age on a modern handheld. But even enjoying it as I have been on Switch, it’s hard not to feel like the Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition remaster is another missed opportunity by a publisher intent...

Halo Infinite Listens To Pros, Nerfs Best Gun


That sound you hear? That low hum, that ceaseless wailing? It’s an elegy of Halo Infinite fans around the world. Developer 343 Industries will soon nerf the best weapon in its multiplayer shooter, fulfilling a longtime request of top-flight players—and thumbing its nose at the desires of the...

The Next Generation Of Video Game Graphics Is Looking Pretty Good


We’ve seen an eye-popping gorgeous tech demo for a not-real game that I totally wish was real. We’ve seen Keanu Reeves (‘90s edition) alongside Keanu Reeves (modern-day edition). We’ve seen…a beard. But today, Epic Games presented by far the biggest look into its Unreal 5 3D creation engine, which...

Elden Ring Players Are At War With AFK Rune Farmers


Elden Ring has a new rune farming strategy that revolves around hiding in seeminglyunreachable parts of the map until your opponent dies or gets bored and leaves. Now, players who just wanted a good old fashion PVP showdown are finding new ways to fight back. The results are entertaining...

Horizon Forbidden West's Best Hidden Feature


Horizon Forbidden West has one of the most extraordinary suites of in-game and accessibility options, making for a frankly daunting collection of tweaks and changes available to adapt the game for exactly how you want to play it. But there’s one feature buried there that you’ve likely missed,...

April’s Game Pass Lineup Is No Joke


Over the past few months, Microsoft has bucked expectations and irritated games journalists everywhere by dropping gems, like Tunic and Paradise Killer, on Game Pass without warning. Then it went silent on the Game Pass front for weeks. For a while there, some reasonable observers (hi) assumed...

It’s Possible To Beat Elden Ring As A Pacifist


With folks constantly on the prowl for hands-off strategies in Elden Ring, it was only a matter of time before someone figured out how to reach the end of the game without fighting anything at all.Read more

Razer's Headquarters Looks Like One Of Its Gaming Peripherals


Razer is known for its black-and-green gaming keyboards, headsets and desktops. And now, add regional headquarters to that illuminated list. Pointed out by VR dev Kenji Iguchi in a now-viral tweet, Razer’s new Southeast Asia headquarters is the most Razer-y thing imaginable. I mean, just look...

Battlefield 2042's First Serious Changes Are Coming (Slowly)


As much as I’ve enjoyed Battlefield 2042, I’m also aware that most long-time fans of the series have not been enjoying the game’s launch, equipped with a long list of complaints that range from the game’s lack of polish to its overall feel. And while DICE have slowly been chipping away at some...

Official Formula 1 'Ethereum NFT Game' Shuts Down


F1 Delta Time, an official NFT and crypto-powered racing game that launched back in 2019, closed its doors last month, leaving everyone who had spent money and invested in the project probably wishing they had done something else with their time.Read more

A Very Good Story About Joel Embiid Crushing Kids At Video Games


Joel Embiid is a gift to the game of basketball, a guy who is one of the best players in the NBA and a real chance to be named the league’s MVP this year. He is an unstoppable force on the court, so it may not surprise you too much to know he’s just as relentless off it as well. Even when he’s...

Konec kontroverzního projektu Abandoned? Autoři stále nic nepředvedli


Loňská kontroverze ohledně hry Abandoned byla ukázkou opravdu nepovedené propagace viditelně nehotového projektu. Nyní to chvíli vypadalo, že chtějí autoři potichu zmizet ze scény, ovšem vzápětí otočili a už poněkolikáté plánují ze hry konečně něco ukázat

Reddit Is Hosting What May Be The Internet's Most Wholesome Fan War


Who produced this amazing pixel art of Elden Ring’s Ranni sitting next to the protagonist of Hollow Knight, and why? The answer is r/Place, a Reddit battlefield where anyone can place a dot and change the course of meme history. In an era where so much of the modern internet is trash, r/Place...

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga: The Kotaku Review


I love Star Wars, like a lot. Since the movies first excited my imagination I’ve spent far too much money on this franchise, buying up games, books, comics, and Lego sets. So, understand that what I’m about to say comes from a place of pure love and care: Star Wars is really silly and dumb....

Players Stock Up On PS Now Subs To Save Big On New PS Plus


When Sony’s revamped version of PS Plus launches in June, its priciest tier will cost twice as much as what you’re currently paying. But there’s a way to slash that in half: If you can secure a year of PS Now now, you’ll be able to temporarily lock in the new service at a lower price point....

Military MMO Dev Wargaming Cuts Ties With Belarus, Russia Over Invasion works


Hit freemium developer Wargaming is abandoning its operations in Belarus and Russia over the invasion of Ukraine, now in its 39th day. The World of Tanks maker said it has turned over live operations of its games in both countries to its now-former studio in Russia and will “not profit from this...

NFL Star's Version Of Water Cup Challenge Now In Running For GOTY 2022


Here’s how one guy ended up thrown into a swimming pool in front of millions of viewers. On Friday, professional NFL player JuJu Smith-Schuster was recorded taking the “water cup challenge” on TikTok. It was the most nerve-wracking two minutes of Jenga I’ve ever endured. No matter how full the...

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands Has Fake Walls That Hide Loot, Just Like Elden Ring


Merriam-Webster defines “wall” as “a means of access” or “a usually swinging or sliding barrier by which an entry is closed and opened.” Wait, nope, my mistake. That’s the Elden Ring definition of “wall”—and as spotted by Polygon’s Mike Mahardy, apparently the Tina Tina’s Wonderlands one, too.Read...

Manga Publisher Shueisha Establishes Game Company


Shueisha publishes Weekly Shonen Jump, the most famous weekly manga magazine in Japan. And now, the company is getting into gaming in a much bigger way. Famitsu reports that the iconic publisher established Shueisha Games on February 16, 2022, to develop and release games for consoles, PC and smart...

2001 Demo For Previously Unknown Gex Jr. Leaks Online


Gex is back. But not how his fans probably were hoping for. Instead of a new game or remake, fans can check out a demo for Gex Jr. a never-before-seen spin-off of the original Gex franchise. This new demo has surfaced online over 20 years after it was seemingly abandoned. Read more

Twitch Streamer Beats Elden Ring Without Damage Of Any Kind


Yesterday, Twitch streamer Seki did something very impressive in FromSoftware’s Elden Ring. After many attempts and practice, the expert player completed what appears to be the world’s first recorded no-hit/no-damage run of Elden Ring. Read more

Vytrhané bulvy, přejeté mimino. Vybrali jsme dvacet nejbrutálnějších her


Odpůrci videoher nejčastěji poukazují na to, jak jsou odporně krvavé a násilné. To samozřejmě není pravda. Tedy ne vždy. Stejně jako ve filmovém nebo literárním odvětví, i mezi hrami najdeme mírumilovné, ale také hodně brutální a násilné kousky. Morbidní zábava je totiž také zábava

Everybody's Golf PS4 Servers Shutting Down In September


Sony has quietly announced that all of the online and multiplayer features of 2015's Everybody’s Golf will be taken offline permanently in September. This will make some trophies impossible to collect, though the game’s singleplayer and offline modes will remain playable. Read more

Classic Doom With Ray Tracing Looks Amazing


Okay, before we begin, you won’t be able to play this version of Doom on a pregnancy test or cash register. But whatever, the original Doom with ray tracing is so cool that I can forgive that one drawback. Read more

No Man’s Sky Neo-Nazi Banned After Wreaking Havoc On Galactic Hub


18 quintillion planets, and you still can’t get away from the worst people on Earth. To wit: The central nexus of No Man’s Sky, a region of charted space known as the Galactic Hub, was recently menaced by a troll who players say is a “neonazi.” Developer Hello Games has banned the griefer...

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Players Trolled By Loot


Loot shooter series Borderlands is about picking up a shiny new gun one minute and throwing it away for something more powerful the next. TIny Tina’s Wonderlands continues this trend, but with a few added wrinkles that can end up trolling unsuspecting players who aren’t paying close enough...

We’re Getting More Hyper Light Drifter, Be Still My Beating Heart


It’s been nearly nine years since the evocative pixel-art action RPG Hyper Light Drifter first took my breath away in its Kickstarter teaser. Now developer Heart Machine has a successor planned and it’s just around the corner. It’s called Hyper Light Breaker, it will be 3D instead of top-down,...

Steam’s Latest Puzzle Sensation Is Very Trippy, Very Good


The best moment of any good puzzle game is when it rewires your brain and you suddenly feel like the smartest person in the world. That moment when you look at a puzzle and think to yourself, “Oh…that would work!” and then it actually does and you feel amazing. But a great puzzle game should also...

Twitch Pauses 'Boost' Feature After Porn Sneaks Onto Front Page


Twitch just can’t seem to scrub porn off its platform. Thanks to the “Boost This Stream” feature the Amazon-owned company introduced last October, viewers are paying to promote, or “boost,” sexually explicit content onto the platform’s front page. Unsurprisingly, Twitch has paused the boosting...

13 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands


If you’ve played Borderlands, you’ve played Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. Gearbox’s latest, a fantasy twist on the loot-shooting series for which the studio is known, feels a lot like the previous four games—and 400 expansions and events—in the series. You shoot a bazillion guns. You find a bazillion...

The Best (And Worst) April Fools’ Jokes In Gaming For 2022


April Fools’ is finally upon us, or as our UK editor John Walker likes to call it: “International Lying Day.” Never fear, readers. We Kotaku bloggers are vigilantly keeping alert for any announcements that seem a little bit too good or too weird to be true. Not me, though. Some April Fools’ jokes...

GameStop’s Meme Stock Is Back With A Vengeance


People have been waiting for the GameStop bubble to pop for over a year now. Instead, the ailing brick and mortar video game retailer just posted another record week on Wall Street. Earnings are down. Employee morale is in the pits. But the company’s stock went from $78 per share last month to over...

The Xbox Series X Is Easy To Buy For The First Time In Years


It seems an extraordinary thing for it to be a news story that, one-and-a-half years after release, you can buy an Xbox. But we live in extraordinary times, and right now is the first time the Xbox Series X has ever been easily available. You can just buy one! You know, if you have a spare...

Making Your Own Kaneda Bike From Akira Seems Hard


YouTuber Ayato has a big project on his hands: making a DIY Kaneda bike from Akira. The Kaneda bike is one of the most iconic bikes in anime—no, make that popular culture writ large. There are numerous Kaneda bike projects on YouTube, but in my opinion, this one is the best. In a series of clips...

Letošní výstava E3 se úplně ruší, nebude ani digitálně


Největší herní událost roku, výstava E3, která se již po čtvrt století každoročně odehrává v kalifornském Los Angeles, se po minulém ryze digitálním ročníku tentokrát neuskuteční vůbec. Chabou náhradou bude aspoň akce Summer Game Fest Geoffa Keighleyho

Forgotten Pokémon Musical From 2000 Gets 68-Minute Documentary


For one brief, shining moment in time over 20 years ago, Pokémon ascended from the anime/video games plane where it normally resides and became something more. Something fancier, something jauntier. And then, just as quickly as it rose, it slipped right back down again, and most folks now forget...

Activision Blizzard Removes Vaccine Mandate, 'Effective Immediately'


Activision Blizzard Chief Administrative Officer Brian Bulatao (above) emailed all employees of the company earlier today, informing them that “effective immediately” the publisher was removing the mandate for employees working from offices to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and hopes to have...

Sonic The Hedgehog 2's Official Sneaker Collab Is Not Great


Let’s imagine it’s Saturday morning. You drive up to your local Aldi parking lot, you get out of your car, you walk inside. Mostly to get some cheap groceries, but also partially so you can saunter up and down the middle aisles, perusing the special buys that are currently on rotation. Maybe you’ll...

Sony Cuts PlayStation Jobs Despite Growth


Sony is cutting up to 90 jobs from its “merchandiser” and retail marketing teams as part of a “global transformation,” according to a new report by Axios. The layoffs come despite the continued growth of PlayStation thanks to the success of the PS5, and some employees were caught off guard by...

Elden Ring Characters Beat Each Other To A Pulp In Bonkers Tekken Mod


We’re one month removed from Elden Ring’s launch, probably FromSoftware’s biggest Souls-like release thus far, and the action-RPG is still top of folks’ minds. It’s still on mine, even if I managed to leave the Lands Between briefly to play Ghostwire: Tokyo. I love the characters and world of Elden...

Report: E3 2022 Canceled


Pour one out for the “world reveals” and “world exclusives.” E3 won’t happen at all this summer, IGN reports.Read more

9 Games Like GTA V Worth Checking Out In 2022


Nearly a decade later, Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V remains incredibly popular. Its multiplayer mode, GTA Online, is still one of the most-played games in the world. And it just launched on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. So one way or another, it’s very likely you’ve played GTA V. In fact, it’s...

Ghostwire: Tokyo’s Captivating World Is Overshadowed By Weak Combat


Ghostwire: Tokyo, Tango Gameworks’ new action-adventure game with immersive sim-like elements, is a frustrating juxtaposition of highs and lows. It’s at once a compelling narrative about loss and the lengths we go to recover that which is gone, and a plodding first-person shooter with seriously...

A Horror Game That Commits So Hard To Consequences, It's A Knockout


The most fascinating aspect of Weird West’s design is how friendly the game is to my fuck-ups. Have you ever thought to yourself: “I would like to play a top-down Dishonored game, but as a western?” Say no more. Even if that’s not a thought you’ve ever had, you should consider it. Weird West, which...

The Old Nintendo Headquarters Hotel Looks Stunning Inside


When it was announced that Nintendo’s former headquarters was going to be turned into a hotel, I imagined the worse case scenario: a cheesy cash-in to make some quick yen. That certainly doesn’t appear to be the end result. The hotel looks to be a stunning celebration of Nintendo’s heritage. Read...

Over Half Of Netflix Subscribers Watched Anime In 2021


Remember how hard it used to be to watch anime? Depending on where you called home, it was once difficult, if not impossible, to check out the latest shows. It was only a few decades ago that people were trading DVDs (and before that, VHS tapes!), and the idea of a simultaneous release seemed like...

Vyzkoušeli jsme si hru, na které si ulítává miliardář Elon Musk


Podle nejbohatšího muže na planetě jsou už šachy zastaralé a s komplexností se nemůžou rovnat roztomilé mobilní hře The Battle of Polytopia. Po vyzkoušení můžeme říct, že jeho názoru rozumíme, byť bychom asi byli ve vyjádřeních diplomatičtější

7 Possible Berserk References In Elden Ring


FromSoftware president Hidetaka Miyazaki’s love for the late Kentaro Miura’s manga and anime series Berserk is the worst kept secret in the gaming industry. While he avoids explicitly discussing the connections between his games and Berserk, it’s clear that every Miyazaki-helmed project since...

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands Is Actually Twice As Fun On The Highest Difficulty


Borderlands games aren’t exactly known for being challenging. Even if you turned up the heat, you wouldn’t get a tougher game. You’d just get a more arduous one, the many bullet sponges simply becoming bullet-spongier. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands does away with all that by including an actually...

A Stunning Southern Dystopia Is One Of The Best-Written Games Of The Year


The unnerving tone of Geography Of Robot’s Southern Gothic point-n-click adventure Norco fascinates me. Its conflation of a recognisable 21st-century Louisiana, and dystopian science fiction, creates an oppressive darkness that weighs on my mind as I click through the game’s “mind-map” menu, where...

Big Horizon Forbidden West Patch Makes The Game Less Shimmery


Developer Guerrilla Games has rolled out a massive patch for Horizon Forbidden West, purporting to fix more than a dozen quests, plus a litany of minor hiccups. It also aims to make the game less shimmery. Those who made it through the era of puddlegate unscathed should rejoice.Read more

Anno: Mutationem: The Kotaku Review


Anno: Mutationem is an overly ambitious love letter with one too many recipients. While the game has an interesting gumbo of ideas, its story buckles under the weight of living up to the very properties it attempts to pay tribute to. Ultimately, Mutationem’s ending fails to deliver a satisfying...

Elden Ring, One Month Later


It feels like just yesterday FromSoftware fans were worried they were going to die before Elden Ring arrived, and now we’re an entire month removed from its launch. In that time, dedicated players have eagerly explored every inch of this massive game, resulting in a lot of great coverage here...

The Traditional Beauty Of Nintendo's Playing Cards


In the late 19th century, Nintendo got its start making another type of game: playing cards. The company continues to make cards, and whether it’s the ones from past or today, the decks show off the beauty of Japan. Read more

Enjoying The View


Louis Laurent is an artist at Framestore, a studio that has worked on movies like No Time To Die, the upcoming Dr Strange sequel and Spider-Man: No Way Home.Read more

Battlefield 2042's Maps, Ranked


Hi, yes, it’s me again, one of the only 14 people on Earth who enjoy playing Battlefield 2042. As I enter my sixth month of playing the game, and as I approach the game’s level cap on a personal basis, I’ve found my attention of late turning towards the finer details of the game’s maps, and which...

War Game Disables In-Game Chat Over 'Political' Concerns


War Thunder is a multiplayer combat game on PC and consoles that lets players take control of tanks, ships and aircraft from various time periods and just go at it. And like many other games of this type—World of Tanks and Warships in particular—the in-game chat experience can sometimes...

Valorant Art Director Comments On Endeavor Skin Criticism


On March 23, Matthew Hagg, a professional Call of Duty player known as Nadeshot, expressed disappointment in a viral tweet that a new skin bundle for a weapon in the first-person shooter Valorant didn’t have a ton of alternate colors and special effects. He noted that the new cosmetics had “so much...

Loop Hero's Developers Tell Russian Players To Pirate Their Game


Four Quarters, the developer behind the highly regarded deck-building roguelike Loop Hero, is encouraging players to pirate its game if they can’t find any legal means of purchasing it amid the ongoing sanctions placed on Russia after its military invasion of Ukraine. Read more

Ghostwire: Tokyo Has One Of The Coolest Healing Systems In Open-World Games


Ghostwire: Tokyo, the cool new Tango Gameworks project about chatting up spirits and fighting ghastly humanoids, has managed to pull me away from Elden Ring. It’s a nice reprieve. Ghostwire is nowhere near as hard as FromSoftware’s latest Souls-like. So rather than roaming a vast, haunting open...

The New PS Plus Isn’t Game Pass, But That’s OK


This morning, Sony finally unveiled its games-on-demand service in a blog post with more asterisks than the lease on your first apartment.. It’s a revamp of PS Plus called… [drum roll] wait for it… [another drum roll] PS Plus.Read more

Crypto Gaming's Biggest Success Story Scammed Out Of $600 Million


Pokémon-style NFT battler Axie Infinity was one of the biggest “success” stories in the world of crypto gaming. Now it’s responsible for one of the biggest thefts in the history of the technology. The gaming-focused blockchain Ronin Network announced earlier today that an Axie Infinity exploit...

Pokemon GO's Creators Want Players Back Outside, Despite The Outcry


Recent changes to Pokémon GO have yet again stirred controversy. The nerfing of Incense, and the halving of Community Day, have once more sent out a signal that Niantic wants the mobile game to return to its pre-pandemic form, before some of its audience is ready. We spoke to POGO’s live game...

Damn, Elden Ring Doesn't Even Let You Die In Peace


I should know better by now; I should expect that anyone I meet in Elden Ring will either straight-up suck or have some kind of tragic storyline that will desiccate my bones in existential dread. Probably, I should be killing every NPC I see just to save myself the anguish, leaving only the Turtle...

PlayStation Unveils Game Pass Competitor That Will Let You Play Old Games


Forget “Netflix for games” for a sec. The conversation to watch this week is “Hulu for games.” Yes, Sony has finally lifted the curtain on its eagerly anticipated overhaul of PS Plus and PS Now, formerly known under the code name “Spartacus.” The new service has three tiers, with the third and most...

Kingdom Hearts Celebrates 20 Years With Tamagotchi


What better way to celebrate twenty years of Kingdom Hearts than with Tamagotchi. You remember those virtual pets, right? Sure you do. And this fall, they’re teaming up with Square Enix’s Disney-themed RPG.I remember first writing about Tamagotchi for Wired Magazine back in 2004, when infrared...

Go Mouthful Mode On Real-World Kirby Car Cake


It’s not only the Waddle Dee Town Café in Kirby and the Forgotten Land where you can stuff your face with Kirby-themed eats. At Kirby Café in Japan, try out real-world mouthful mode as you chow down on Kirby burgers and cakes. Read more

Activision Blizzard Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit For $18 Million


U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer approved a $18 million relief settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission today. This settlement comes months after Activision Blizzard originally agreed to settle with the EEOC on September 27, 2021. But those attempting to hold the game publisher...

Our Favorite Cosplay From Japan Expo 2022


With most of the scene having been shut down during the pandemic, and major shows only just starting to make their way back into the lineup, it’s lovely to be able to turn our attention internationally once again with this feature on Japan Expo 2022, which was held in Bangkok a few months back.Read...

Hell Yes, Kairosoft's Classic Management Games Are Now On Steam


Readers, an occasional dabble with emulation and board game ports aside, I don’t normally play games on my phone. Ever. But over the years I have made one major concession and played the shit out of a series of management games released by Japanese studio Kairosoft.Read more

Games Industry Mourns Coffee Talk Creator, Who Passed Away At 32


It’s with a heavy heart that we must report that Mohammad Fahmi, the creator of the beloved barista visual novel Coffee Talk and a notable figure in the Indonesian game development scene, passed away over the weekend. He was 32 years old. A cause of death hasn’t been specified at this time.Read more

This Cyberpunk Game's Simmering Lesbian Romance Has Me Hook, Line, And Sinker


I was immediately smitten with Anno: Mutationem’s sleek, side-scrolling pixel art and bombastic, beat ‘em up-inspired action sequences. However, even these notable highlights pale in comparison to its wonderful portrayal of Ayane, one of the game’s side characters, who ascends from mere NPC into...

Internet Angrily Descends On Wrong Will Smith and Chris Rock After Oscars Slap


The internet is a mess, especially after something big happens that pierces the online zeitgeist and bleeds it dry. Right now, that’s the fact that newly-minted Oscar winner Will Smith seemingly slapped two-time Oscars host Chris Rock over a poor ‘joke’ regarding Jada Pinkett Smith at last night’s...

I Wish Kirby Still Kissed His Homies In Forgotten Land


I’ve been having a great time with Kirby and the Forgotten Land. The pink puffball’s saccharine-sweet, post-apocalyptic journey is the perfect palate cleanser after exploring the massive Elden Ring. But one thing in Forgotten Land bothers me more than any horror that could spring from the minds...

Tiny Tina's Revolution Side-Quest Is Borderlands Writing At Its Best


Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands revitalizes Borderlands, thanks to a fantasy-inspired respray and an increased focus on melee attacks. A quieter but perhaps no less significant change is how the loot-shooter handles side-quests. For me, this clicked in an early optional mission called “Goblins Tired...

Genshin Impact's Latest Character Reveals Clouded By Ongoing Leak War


Genshin Impact’s characters are its greatest asset, so naturally developer Hoyoverse strives to control how and when information about them is revealed to the game’s massive player base. Nevertheless, Genshin has been struggling with leaks since it was first released, and no amount of legal action...

Elden Ring Beaten In 20 Minutes With Ridiculous Teleporting Glitch


We’ve seen a few Elden Ring speedruns already, with folks doing things like beating the game without dying a single time in the Lands Between, among other challenge runs. But someone who’s been setting world records for finishing FromSoftware’s latest Souls-like with the fastest time possible...

Destiny 2 Maker Blasts YouTube's Takedown System In Wild Lawsuit


Earlier this month, a bunch of Destiny 2 YouTube videos, including some by high profile content makers and even Bungie themselves, were hit by rogue copyright takedown notices generated by fake Google accounts. Bungie is now trying to sue the people responsible, and has called out YouTube...

Pokémon Characters Make For Some Terrific Needle Felting


You know what’s cuter than regular Pokémon characters? Fuzzy Pokémon characters! Beloved Pocket Monsters look even more adorable in felt. Needle felting is, as Craftsy explains, “the process of transforming wool into 3D objects using a barbed needle.” To create needle felting crafts, it’s necessary...

The Week In Games: Rule The Middle Ages On Your Console


A wide variety of games, both big and small, are out this week across everything from PS5 to Switch to Mac. Possibly the biggest and most interesting release is the next-gen console ports of Crusader Kings III. Very curious to see how that plays on a TV with a controller! Read more

Streamují, i když je nikdo nesleduje. Jsou jich zástupy


Streamovací platforma Twitch je plná uživatelů, kteří nadšeně sdílejí se světem svůj obsah, aniž by je přitom kdokoliv sledoval. Najdeme mezi nimi nadšence, kteří by se rádi prosadili, vyložené podivíny i jen takové, kteří si prostě jen zapomněli vypnout nahrávání

Modder Adds Elden Ring's Message System To Fallout: New Vegas


One of the coolest parts of Elden Ring is the ability to leave messages for other players in the game’s large open-world environment. You can warn folks of enemies, hint towards a treasure, or troll people with silly jokes or lies. And now someone has added this feature into Fallout New Vegas via...

Fortnite Players Have Now Raised Over $70 Million For Ukraine


Fortnite continues to provide millions of dollars in immediate aid for Ukraine. The latest update from Epic is big, announcing that as of March 25 it has raised over $70 million in aid for charities and groups supporting Ukrainians during the ongoing and horrific Russian invasion of the country....

Among Us Servers Have Been Down For Over 48 Hours Due To DDoS Attack


Popular online indie sneak-and-stab simulator Among Us is currently facing an ongoing DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack. According to Among Us developers Innersloth, the game has been offline in both North America and Europe for over two days due to the attack. Read more

Retro Computer And Game Museum In Ukraine Destroyed By Russian Bombing


A large, privately-owned, and operated museum dedicated to retro computers and video games was destroyed earlier this week in Ukraine as a result of the ongoing and horrific invasion of the country by Russia. While a museum being destroyed doesn’t compare at all to the thousands dead and injured...

Devs Announce NFT Plans For Popular Game, Get Review Bombed On Steam


Storybook Brawl is a popular free-to-play card game on Steam. It has a fairly large and active playerbase who enjoy the game a lot. And now almost all of them seem angry and are review bombing the game’s Steam page after the devs behind Storybook Brawl announced plans to integrate NFTs...

All Of The Upcoming Video Game TV Shows Currently Announced


If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’ve most likely noticed that there are a lot of video game TV shows in the works. In fact, it can sometimes feel like we can’t go more than a week or two without another story or report about some video game getting a show on Netflix or Amazon...

Elden Ring Players Love (And Hate) That Moonveil Katana


Whether you like it or not, samurai are dominating Elden Ring. It’s a good class, with some solid base stats and starting gear that can see you through the end of the game if you treat them right and level them up. The uchigatana is an especially excellent beginner weapon, but there’s another sword...

Wordle Prototype's Obscure Word List Makes Its Current Puzzles Look Easy


Wordle’s creator, Josh Wardle, gave a talk at this year’s GDC, which has been bringing people joy. Described by one member of the audience as “the opposite of every NFT and Metaverse panel,” during the talk Wardle explained the hit game was created as long ago as 2013.Read more

Plus: Ghostwire: Tokyo, The Planet Crafter hit it big on Steam


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Creators of Bloodborne PS1 Demake Announces Bloodborne Kart


On April Fools’ Day last year, Lilith Walther, the creator of the Bloodborne PSX project announced that she was canceling her PS1 demake to instead create a racing kart version of it. She showed off some footage of the project, which looked too good to remain a joke video. Apparently, Walther...

Elden Ring's Wolf Pack Ashes Are Loyal Pups, And Therefore The Best


Elden Ring has a bunch of spirit ashes, ethereal summons you can call forth to aid you in battle. Some, like Banished Knight Oleg, are highly effective damage dealers, capable of wiping out even the toughest of bosses. Others, hm, not so much—looking at you, spirit jellyfish ashes. While each...

Gran Turismo 7 Gives Angry Fans One Million Free Credits, Big Changes Coming


A live-service game is once again apologizing for its microtransactions, and promising to do better. In a new blog post, Gran Turismo 7 director Kazunori Yamauchi acknowledged frustrations with the state of the game and announced developer Polyphony Digital will issue 1 million credits to every...

Space Race: The Kotaku Review


I want to get this out of the way up top: I’m someone who can forgive many of a board game’s flaws if it looks good.Read more

KOMENTÁŘ: Některé hry autoři oznamují příliš brzy. Proč to dělají?


Nové informace o čtvrtém Zaklínači pořádně rozvířily herní diskuze. Je to však už několikátá zásadní hra, o které se dozvídáme zřejmě s mnohaletým předstihem. Nabízí se otázka, jaký smysl vlastně má poutat hry, na které můžeme zároveň ještě s klidem na dlouho zapomenout

Devs Want To Challenge Your Expectations Of Who Makes Games


While the video game industry is becoming more diverse every year, marginalized game developers are still often dismissed in professional settings based on their appearance. One developer started the hashtag #WhatAGameDevLooksLike after security guards at a games conference apparently stopped...

Returnal's Co-Op Is Kind Of A Letdown


When Returnal landed with a splash on PlayStation 5 last year, all I wanted was the chance to play it cooperatively with a friend. Now that such a mode is here? Meh.Read more

Elden Ring: The Kotaku Review


I spend too much time, at least for someone with only 33 years on his odometer, thinking about legacy. I find myself overly concerned with what I’ve accomplished and what I’ll leave behind, especially in comparison to other people—both successful and otherwise. As such, while playing FromSoftware’s...

Elden Ring Invader Stumbles Into Creepy AF Nope-Fest


Elden Ring can be pretty horrifying. Sometimes it’s the monsters, eldritch horrors with way too many appendages and exposed arteries. Other times it’s the environment, shrouded in misty white fog and just a few obelisk structures as haunting music hums in the background. Such is the case with this...

The Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Film Is A Fresh Take On The Manga


I was originally on the fence about watching Jujutsu Kaisen 0, the new anime film based on the manga of the same name, a prequel to the wildly popular Jujutsu Kaisen manga series. I’ve read Jujutsu Kaisen 0 and am entirely caught up on Jujutsu Kaisen so I didn’t think the film would have much...

Pokémon Go Fans Upset As Dev Undoes Another Great Change


Pokémon Go creator Niantic Labs announced Wednesday that, from April on, the mobile game’s Community Days will revert to their pre-pandemic length of only three hours long. Following the recent enormous nerfing of in-game item Incense, players are not at all pleased at Niantic’s seeming refusal...

You Can Boost Your Elden Ring Runes Without Really Trying


Have you spent a long time murdering eagles and other assorted avians in Elden Ring, only to walk away with a pouch full of mostly bird feathers—and a flock that’s largely flown away? That’s certainly been my experience trying to get the drops needed to craft Gold Pickled Fowl Foot, the go-to item...

Report: Microsoft, Nvidia, Ubisoft Hacked By Suspected Teenagers


Over the past month a number of the world’s biggest tech companies have been hacked by a group known as Lapsus$, including Microsoft, Nvidia, Ubisoft, Samsung and Okta. These haven’t been minor breaches, either; Nvidia lost sensitive GPU designs, and Microsoft gigabytes of important source code....

The Creator Of The Gif Has Died


Stephen Wilhite, the man widely credited as being the creator of the Graphics Interchange Format image, better known as a gif, has died at the age of 74.Read more

6 Games To Check Out If You Like XCOM


Few tactical shooters stack up to XCOM. The venerable sci-fi series is considered best-in-class for the genre, thanks to a formula calcified in the widely praised XCOM: Enemy Unknown and its equally praised successor, XCOM 2. (The spinoff XCOM: Chimera Squad, released in 2020, is fine.)Read more

Elden Ring Mods Turn The Game Into A Surreal Fever Dream


Gather ‘round, readers, as I regale you with another tale of the weird shit players are up to in Elden Ring. Don’t worry, this post won’t be about panties, murdering turtle clergy, or rolling death strats (we’ve already done those). This time around, Elden Ring has become an even wackier gameplay...

Elden Ring’s Wildlife Can Go All The Way To Hell


Elden Ring is massive, filled to the brim with all sorts of murderous creepy crawlies seemingly designed to make your stay in the Lands Between as unsettling as possible. But the enemies that keep giving me the most trouble are also the most banal.Read more

My Most Grueling Triangle Strategy Battle Was Kind of An Accident


Triangle Strategy drops one of its most difficult maps very early on in its story campaign. To be fair, it’s not meant to be one of the most grueling encounters in the game. I made the fight much more difficult than it had to be because the alternative was becoming an arsonist.Read more

Sony's Latest PlayStation Update Did Not Proceed As Planned


Sony rolled out a firmware update for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 this morning. Around the same time, PlayStation’s online services went down, with players reporting connection issues with Elden Ring and GTAV, among other titles. It’s not yet clear if there’s a connection between the update...

Elden Ring Patches Out Spiral Of Death Exploit That Bricked Saves


Elden Ring players have discovered no shortage of ways to grief one another in PVP, but one exploit on PC was especially dastardly. It allowed players to trap opponents in an endless death loop that would effectively ruin their save files. Not good! Fortunately, developer FromSoftware finally...

Nintendo Mobile Game Dragalia Lost Is Shutting Down


Launched in September 2018, Dragalia Lost is a mobile role-playing game set in a kingdom filled with dragons. It is Nintendo’s first totally original mobile game, and this summer, the RPG will receive its final update. Below is the official announcement about the game’s future:Read more

Standing Watch


Vladimir Motsar is an artist at GSC Game World, the Ukrainian studio behind the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Cossacks series.Read more

New Ghostbusters Game Coming To PC, Consoles


A new Ghosbusters game has been announced. Called Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed, it’s an asynchronous, 4v1 multiplayer shooter where four Ghostbusters can take on one player controlling the ghosts.Read more

Elden Ring Modder Summons Ridiculously Huge Enemies


Elden Ring’s “spirit ashes” are one of its standout new features, letting you summon ghostly monsters to fight by your side. But now one Elden Ring modder, known as King Bore Haha, has taken the concept to a new extreme.Read more

New Witcher Game Director Promises No Crunch Despite Studio History Of Crunch


Yesterday CD Projekt Red announced a “new saga in The Witcher franchise.” As part of a new multi-year collaboration with Epic Games focused on open-world design, the game will be made in Unreal Engine 5 rather than the studio’s own REDengine. It won’t be The Witcher 4, but that’s what people...

Witcher Fans Mistake Fanfiction For Clues About Next Game


It seemed inevitable, but yesterday CD Projekt Red made it official: it’s working on a new open world Witcher game. The company didn’t say anything about what the game would be about, but it did send fans into speculation mode with teaser art showing a medallion covered in snow. Now some of them...

5 Messed Up Things That Happen In Kirby Manga Mania


With Kirby and the Forgotten Land coming out later this week, I decided to do some reading up on Nintendo’s pink puffball by checking out a wacky collection of his manga aptly titled Kirby Manga Mania. Going into this venture I expected to be overwhelmed by Kirby in all his babble-talking glory...

Rune Factory 5 Shows That Series Shift To 3D Has Come At A Cost


Straight up, Rune Factory 5 on Switch was my most anticipated game of 2022. I loved how earlier games in the Harvest Moon spinoff series seamlessly incorporated fantasy worldbuilding into a farming simulator. Obtaining milk from weird-looking monster cows and harvesting leather off goblins...

Babylon’s Fall, As Told By Steam Reviews


Babylon’s Fall doesn’t have far to fall. The loot game, developed by the makers of such hall-of-fame action games as Nier: Automata and Astral Chain, is getting widely panned, referred to by some as the “worst” game currently out on PS5. But it’s also playable on PC. Let’s check in and see...

Elden Ring Players Are Becoming Rolling Death Traps


Elden Ring players are pulling off all kinds of bonkers shenanigans, from beating it in under 30 minutes to unlocking cut content through hacks. They’re even destroying bosses with stylish ease, something I wish I were capable of doing. But thanks to fans of FromSoftware’s latest Souls-like,...

The New Kamen Rider Black Sun Suits Look So Edgy And So Cool


What better way to celebrate fifty years of Kamen Rider than with some badass new suits? This fall, Kamen Rider Black Sun hits Japan, bringing some ridiculously cool outfits, masked helmets, and sweet motorcycles with it. Read more

The Nintendo Switch Now Lets You Organize Your Games In Folders


The Nintendo Switch was released five years ago, and because it is a very good system with some very good games, most of us have spent that time accumulating quite the software library. If yours has gotten so big that it’s getting tough to manage in 2022, the console’s latest firmware update...

George R.R. Martin Completes Another Blog Post About Elden Ring


Welcome back to what is now becoming a recurring feature here on Kotaku.com, where we report on times that renowned author George R.R. Martin has chosen to write about the video game Elden Ring on his very old, very quaint personal blog.Read more

Five Things You Should Know Before Starting Tunic


For a little game, Tunic musters an imposing presence. The isometric action-adventure romp, which casts you as a tiny fox with a big heart, is relentlessly difficult. It can be frustrating at first. But if you stick with it, you’ll find yourself playing one of the most striking games of...

Epic & Fortnite Players Raise $36 Million For Ukraine In Just 24 Hours


Yesterday, Epic launched the next season of Fortnite, and announced that for the following two weeks all the money it makes from in-game purchases in the popular battle royale will be donated to charities supporting humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. Now, just 24 hours later, and with 13 days...

Elden Ring Players Are Killing The Turtle Pope, Rejecting Their Humanity


Dogs are good, even if they happen to be shaped like a giant turtle. However, the Lands Between is an unforgiving place where boundaries are pushed, and sacrifices must be made in the pursuit of knowledge for Elden Ring players. Sadly that knowledge came at the heavy price of Miriel, the Pastor...

New Ubisoft Tech Threatens World With Even Bigger Games


Over the weekend, as part of a preview ahead of this year’s GDC, Ubisoft revealed a new cloud-based technology it’s developing. According to the Assassin’s Creed publisher, this new tech, named Scalar, will allow its teams to create “even bigger worlds” than what’s currently possible.Read more

Pracujeme na novém Zaklínači, potvrzují polští autoři


Polské studio CD Projekt Red oficiálně oznámilo, že pracuje na dalším díle ze série Witcher (Zaklínač). Hru vyvíjí v partnerství s Epic Games, ovšem nejde o exkluzivní titul pro digitální obchod této společnosti

Gran Turismo 7 Is Now Sony’s Lowest-Rated Game On Metacritic


Despite its high sales, Gran Turismo 7 is not having a good launch month. On Friday, developers Polyphony Digital took the game offline for almost two days of maintenance. This meant that even much of the game’s single player mode was also unplayable since that also requires an internet connection....

Elden Ring Fan Beats Multiple Bosses While Curled In A Fetal Position


Elden Ring’s bosses are hard enough for me no matter how prepared I am to fight them, so it’s extraordinary (and hilariously frustrating) watching someone beat them without doing a damn thing. Case in point: YouTuber InfernoPlus, who’s back with a new video of cheesing bosses by siccing a powerful...

The Next Witcher Announced, Will Be In Unreal 5


CD Projekt Red have today announced a new Witcher game is in development. With the current teaser, The Witcher: A New Saga Begins, the game marks a move from CDPR’s own REDengine, to Unreal 5.Read more

Witcher 3 Player Finds Game's 'Last Secret,' Breaks Game Spectacularly


Nearly seven years after The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt released, players still weren’t sure they’d discovered everything there was to see in the sprawling fantasy game. Recently, a developer at CD Projekt Red teased a “last secret” in the game, driving one player to break the game with time travel...

Ghostwire: Tokyo Reviews Are All Over The Map


Reviews for Ghostwire: Tokyo, an immersive sim from the makers of a game series so scary I can’t mention its name without collapsing in a fit of sobs, landed this morning. Publisher Bethesda Softworks did not furnish Kotaku with early access, because duh, so we’re experiencing the game, and...

Pošlete tisícovku na pomoc Ukrajině a budete mít minimálně rok co hrát


Digitální obchod s hrami Humble Bundle prodává kolekci téměř stovky skvělých počítačových her v celkové hodnotě více než 60 000 Kč a všechny utržené peníze pošle na podporu válkou zmítané Ukrajiny. Už za částku zhruba devíti set korun získáte i aktuální hity jako Back 4 Blood, Satisfactory nebo...

RECENZE: GhostWire: Tokyo ukazuje všechnu bídu otevřených herních světů


Navzdory svému originálnímu zasazení do světa moderní japonské mytologie je nová hra od tvůrce kultovních sérií Resident Evil a Evil Within jen nudně šablonovitá. GhostWire: Tokyo nesmyslně ředí ucházející akci mechanismy, které známe z otevřených světů od Ubisoftu, oproti nim ovšem působí jako...

Modern Video Games With Retro Box Art


Ultimate Ink Trash is an artist with a very clear goal: to take some of the biggest video games of the modern age and imagine what it would look like if they had the kind of illustrated, retro vibes you’d see on the box art for consoles like the Mega Drive and TurboGrafx.Read more

Destiny Copyright Takedowns Go Rogue, Are Even Hitting Bungie Videos


A “series of copyright takedowns” have been striking the Destiny community late last week and over the weekend, taking down musical videos hosted on YouTube. While normally this kind of action comes at the request of a publisher or studio, in this case Bungie says it has nothing to do with...

The Week In Games: Prepare For March 25


For at least the last few months or more I’ve been dreading this week. As someone who is excited to check out Ghostwire: Tokyo, play my first Kirby game and enjoy some more co-op action in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, I’m sort of screwed. All of those games (and more!) come out this week on March...

Wii And 3DS Shop Channels Have Been Down For Days With No Sign Of Return


Bad news for anyone trying to redownload some old 3DS digital games or Wii titles via each consoles’ respective store channels: Currently, players report both channels are down and have been for a few days now. Many are now concerned the channels may not return, possibly locking away a lot...

Elden Ring Secret Wall Blows Everyone’s Mind, Turns Into Saga


Come, sit down and let me tell you the tale of one really strange, hidden door in the massive open-world RPG Elden Ring. You might have to hit it 50 times or more to open it up, they say. There seems to be more of the doors, though this all could be a weird bug that someday might be fixed. While...

Sunday Comics: Grandpa


Hello! It’s time for Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon.Read more

Two Massive Charity Game Bundles Have Now Raised Over $12 Million For Ukraine


Indie digital storefront Itch.io has raised over $6 million via its recently ended Bundle for Ukraine charity package. Meanwhile, Humble Bundle’s similarly large collection of games and comics has already raised over $6 million as well, with six days left before it ends. That’s a massive amount...

Report: Two Months Before Return, Overwatch League Still Has No Sponsors


In less than seven weeks, in May, the fifth season of Activision Blizzard’s official Overwatch League starts, kicking off with a large live event in Texas. However, this close to the start, the league still lacks any sponsors. Officials claim there are “ongoing discussions” happening with various...

Warehouse Employees Steal Over $35,000 Worth Of Video Cards


Three men in Russia were reportedly arrested after stealing 20 Nvidia RTX 3070 TIs from a suburban warehouse. While they successfully made off with the video cards, a haul worth nearly $38,000 USD, they were arrested after trying to sell them to local pawn shops. Read more

ANKETA: Hrajete virtuální kartičky?


V aktuální víkendové anketě se ptáme, zda hrajete ve virtuálním světě nějaké sběratelské či nesběratelské karetní hry. Na vaše tipy se těšíme v diskusi

Babylon's Fall Bombed, But Square Enix Swears It's Not Dead


Babylon’s Fall came out earlier this month, and already it feels like it’s on life support. The only reason it seemed to make any splash at all amidst the current release calendar onslaught was because of just how bad it is. Now publisher Square Enix is trying to reassure fans the new worst...

Shredders Is The Skate Of Snowboarding, And I Love It


Xbox Game Pass seems to get better every month, even when the games that join the subscription service aren’t always blockbuster hits. But among the crop of games just filed to Game Pass, FoamPunch’s Shredders is the clear standout here. Y’all, this game is sick! It’s a loving callback to wildly...

Someone Spent $120,000 On A Very Rare Magikarp Pokémon Card


The Pokémon card craze isn’t slowing down anytime soon, it appears. Case in point: Someone recently spent $125,000 at auction on a single, extremely rare Magikarp card that was part of a Japanese Pokémon Snap promotion back in the 90s. Read more

The Best Xbox Game Pass Games To Binge In A Weekend


You probably subscribe to Game Pass for the blockbusters. As far as deals go, it’s pretty good: The price of one brand-new AAA game gets you several months of access to a digital library featuring hundreds of games, plenty of which happen to be recent zeitgeist-making tentpoles.Read more

Report: Ori Studio Accused Of Being 'Oppressive,' 'Sexist' Workplace


Moon Studios’ Ori games are some of the most excellent and beautiful platformers around. Some developers now claim that the same can’t be said for the founders of the studio that made them. According to a new report by VentureBeat, current and former developers say Moon could be an “oppressive”...

10 Settings To Change In GTA Online On PS5 And Xbox Series X/S


Grand Theft Auto Online will never die. Rockstar will just keep porting it to future consoles until the heat death of the universe. (Or until people stop playing it…whichever comes first.) And so, because the universe is still kicking and people are still playing, Rockstar recently ported...

Elden Ring Fans Are Using Cheats To Equip Notorious Cut Underwear


They say necessity breeds innovation. In Elden Ring, sometimes that necessity looks more like a Thomas the Tank Engine mod or whatever monstrosity is happening in this video. The latest Elden Ring innovation involves players equipping an NPC’s underwear that was apparently cut from the game.Read...

Elden Ring Player Beats Boss While Sitting Down, Mostly


Elden Ring has some incredibly tough bosses. You’re very likely to get wrecked by the many towering enemies roaming the Lands Between—unless you’re this one player, who decided to take a load off and do absolutely nothing against a rather challenging early-game encounter.Read more

Apex Legends' Unmissable Queer Love Triangle Is A Triumph


A lonely thief looking for revenge. A soldier that held said thief in contempt. A pilot falling for the thief at first sight. All of these tidbits are enough to send some fanfic writers into a furious overdrive, but Apex Legends goes further than that. Where meeker games would leave a love triangle...

The Drummer From The Police Has A Weird Bobby Kotick Story


Here are two essential facts about Stewart Copeland. First is that he was the drummer for The Police. Second is that he composed the soundtracks to the three original Spyro The Dragon games. You’ll need to keep both of those things in mind for this story.Read more

Crusader Kings III Makes A Change Following Russia's Invasion Of Ukraine


While Paradox’s grand strategy game Crusader Kings III is set centuries before the present day, and so could be expected to have done little in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the development team have found one way to make a change, and that’s with the game’s spelling.Read more

Please Let Me Just Exit To The Desktop


Maybe I am a simple man with old-fashioned needs, but when my time with a PC game is up and I want to stop playing, I should be able to quit directly to the desktop. Straight away, no fuss. So please, developers, let me. Read more

Tips For Getting Started and Making Money In GTA Online


Despite Grand Theft Auto Online being over eight years old, Rockstar continues to update it every few months with new cars and fresh weapons. Maybe you want to jump in for the first time via the game’s new next-gen console ports. Or perhaps you’re coming back from a break and need a refresher...

Mario Kart 8 Connoisseurs Are Already Dissecting Its Newest Courses


Five years after it came to Switch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is about to get eight new race tracks as part of its Booster Course Pass DLC, and players are already parsing whether they look deluxe enough. The consensus? There isn’t any, at least not yet.Read more

Gorgeous Zelda-Like Tunic Is Exactly What I Needed Right Now


In Tunic you wake up as a fox on a colorful, isometric shore. Walk for a little bit and you’ll find some monsters. Go in a cave and you’ll find a stick with which to fend them off. Venture a bit further and you’ll find a maze of rocks, broken bridges, and other obstacles to navigate in search...

Xbox Game Pass Quietly Adds Two Amazing Games


Aside from a handful of hits, Xbox Game Pass has had a bit of a slow month—until yesterday. During a showcase focused on indie games, Microsoft announced two more games would hit the Game Pass library: Tunic and Paradise Killer. Better yet, they’re both already available.Read more

Xbox Game Pass Quietly Adds Two Amazing Games


Aside from a handful of hits, Xbox Game Pass has had a bit of a slow month—until yesterday. During a showcase focused on indie games, Microsoft announced two more games would hit the Game Pass library: Tunic and Paradise Killer. Better yet, they’re both already available.Read more

Elden Ring Fans Mourn Nerfed OP Builds That Helped With Tough Bosses


After nearly three weeks with the game, Elden Ring players had found some extremely effective ways to break it, using OP builds to smash challenging bosses like Malenia as well as other players in PVP invasions. FromSoft took notice, however, and nerfed some of the most popular builds in a massive...

Ubisoft už nebude lákat na střílečku XDefiant jménem Toma Clancyho


Chystaná střílečka of Ubisoftu během svého oznámení příliš nezazářila a tak se její tvůrci rozhodli zcela změnit její marketing. Z Tom Clancy’s XDefiant je nově už jen XDefiant, do hry pak přibudou i nové, v jiných hrách od Ubisoftu ještě neviděné frakce

The Mario Bros Have Earned A Beach Holiday


I know Mario games have involved the beach before, but those times—Mario Sunshine especially—were about work, or quests, and quests are work. This series of illustrations by Léo Chérel instead imagines what it would be like if the brothers (and friends) were all able to take a proper, well-deserved...

$500,000 NFT Lawsuit Over Pepe The Frog's Butt Is A Very Funny Story


Late last year, Pepe the Frog creator Matt Furie decided to run an NFT auction, selling off an image of the controversial character in which it was waist-deep in a pool, its asscrack peeping over the surface. Everything that has happened since is exactly how you would imagine such an auction in...

Valve Fixed Elden Ring Just For The Steam Deck


While I guess I’m one of the lucky ones, with my performance having been pretty good so far, there are a lot of people out there having problems trying to play Elden Ring on the PC. Those playing on Valve’s Steam Deck are not among them.Read more

Indický chirurg přerušil operaci, jen aby to natřel fanouškům xboxů


Aby přesvědčil názorové oponenty, že je skutečným lékařem, natočil indický lékař krátké video z operačního sálu, kde zrovna prováděl operaci žlučníku. Vyhrocená internetová diskuse se přitom vedla o banálním tématu, která ze značek herních konzolí je tou lepší

The Best Games Of 2022 (So Far)


It’s no exaggeration to say that, in terms of video games, 2022 is off to a banner start. The first three months of the year have been flush with the sort of marquee releases that tend to clog the holiday season, when year-end shopping sprees and awards shows are on everyone’s minds. It’s not even...

Waluigi’s Famous Crotch Chop Celebration: Explained


With Mario Strikers: Battle League on the horizon, the former director of the soccer series finally gave us the answer as to why Waluigi, Nintendo’s fan-favorite black sheep, celebrates with that distinctive crotch chop after scoring a goal. Read more

Bethesda Shows Off Eight Whole Seconds Of Starfield


Bethesda has unleashed another mini-salvo of teases for its upcoming open-world space RPG, Starfield. Director Todd Howard and others spoke a bit about how factions, companions, and other mechanics will work in a new roundtable video, and also showed eight whole seconds of what looks like actual...

I Played The Game Elon Musk Is Obsessed With So You Don't Have To


Last December, Grimes released a new song from her upcoming album “Book 1.” The track, called “Player of Games,” was speculated to be inspired by her relationship with Elon Musk. One of the lyrics, “I’m in love with the greatest gamer,” got me thinking: what kind of video games does Musk play when...

New York Times Shuts Down Wordle Archive, Bumming Everyone Out


In a move that’s as unsurprising as it is disappointing, The New York Times is beginning to throw its weight around when it comes to Wordle’s former freedom. The first big sign of this, as spotted by Ars Technica, is their forcing a Wordle Archive to shut down.Read more

Elden Ring Not Hard Enough? This Mod Has You Covered


Elden Ring is hard. Misjudge anything—a cliffside, a boss, a jump—and you’re likely to get sent right back to your last Site of Grace. Death is inevitable. It may even be the point. Dying is how you learn to overcome the seemingly insurmountable challenge of restoring peace to the Lands Between...

Far: Changing Tides Is Your Next Under-The-Radar Game Pass Gem


The past two months have been defined by massive, sprawling adventures that sap all of your free time (and part of your soul). As a result, this week, I’ve found myself gravitating toward a tighter, more focused game, Okomotive’s Far: Changing Tides.Read more

Square Enix Apologizes For Chocobo GP Grind Following Backlash


Launch week was not kind to the $50 Final Fantasy kart racer Chocobo GP. Players were furious with the game’s microtransaction nickel-and-diming and grindy season pass. Posts warning about issues blew up on Twitter and Reddit, and now, Square Enix says it’s listening to the feedback and working...

The Art Of Total War: Warhammer III


Total War: Warhammer III had its highs and its lows, but one thing it got right throughout was its visuals, with a vibrant colour palette and imposing unit design truly doing the source material justice. So it’s a pleasure tonight to showcase some of the illustration and character work that went...

EA Cancels Its Big Summer Event


First kicking off in 2016, Electronic Arts has traditionally used the week of E3 in early June to hold its own EA Play Live event, during which the publisher would make many of its biggest announcements for the year. That’s coming to an end in 2022.Read more

Smolné načasování, hry o válce se odkládají kvůli konfliktu na Ukrajině


Tragické události na Ukrajině donutily herní společnosti k odkladu několika prakticky už hotových titulů. Dělat reklamu na sci-fi o sovětském kosmonautovi hledajícím atomovou bombu nebo tankové strategii totiž není v současné situaci žádoucí, na neurčito se zpozdí i vydání přídavku Mother of Russia...

How To Win Votes And Influence People In Triangle Strategy


It’s probably happened to you. You thought you’d made a great appeal in Triangle Strategy, only for your entire party to vote against the story route that you wanted to take. Don’t worry. It’s not you, it’s literally them. The characters in Square Enix’s new strategy game each have their...

You Gotta Watch This Elden Ring Badass Absolutely Destroy Bosses


With Elden Ring nearly a month old, plenty of people have done incredibly impressive things in FromSoftware’s latest Souls-like. Some have beaten the action role-playing game without dying a single time while others are reaching the end credits in less than 30 minutes. Something I love watching...

Elden Ring, As Told By Steam Reviews


It’s hard to overstate how popular the latest Souls-like game is. Elden Ring became Steam’s most played game at 760,000 concurrents on launch day, which was unprecedented for a FromSoftware game. It’s been nearly three weeks since the game launched, and interest hasn’t died down. The PC port...

The PS5's New Worst Game Is Here


Some games surprise you. Others give you exactly what you expect. There are games that are really good at being completely mediocre, and ones that are so bad they’re great. It takes all kinds. Which kind is Square Enix’s aRPG Babylon’s Fall? The kind everyone tells you is bad, but you play anyway...

Elden Ring Lord Breaks Own World Record Five Times In A Row


If you thought a 37-minute Elden Ring speedrun was the quickest time ever recorded for FromSoftware’s latest Souls-like, think again. That fast run was just blown outta the water by a sub-30-minute completion, which has my head spinning in a jealous rage. What’s especially wild about this new time...

Whoa, Neo Is Kicking Agent Smith's Ass In This Sifu Mod


While The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience was no doubt an impressive display of how far gaming technology’s evolved since 2003, I’d argue that the true hotbed of gaming innovation comes from the gigachads known as PC modders. Don’t believe me? Check out this Sifu mod that pits...

Horizon Forbidden West Dev Dishes On The Game’s Biggest Twist


Partway through Horizon Forbidden West, you encounter a monster. It’s not an animal-shaped robot, like the bulk of enemies you fight. It’s a bona fide creature of the shadows, and a rare moment of terror in a series that largely avoids jump scares and nightmare fuel. According to the game’s...

A Few Hours With GTA Online On PS5: Feels Like A New Game


Having played Grand Theft Auto Online for nearly a decade, I don’t think it will shock you to learn that I’ve recently felt…done with the game. While I’ve enjoyed some of the recent updates and events, my desire to sink hours of my life into GTA Online has mostly vanished. So I wasn’t sure what...

Game Pass' Latest Lineup Falls Short Of Our High Expectations


Game Pass started March off with a bang, adding a well-regarded blockbuster (Guardians of the Galaxy) less than six months after release, plus one of the best-written games ever (Kentucky Route Zero). The rest of the month, in comparison, lacks the big headline punch we’ve grown so used to, much...

Incredible 90s Super Mario 64 Guide Scanned In HD, Can Now Be Enjoyed By All


I’ve actually briefly written about this guide before on the site, but in 1996 a book was released in Japan called Super Mario 64 Complete Clear Guide Book, which wasn’t just a strategy guide but also a collection of developer commentary and photos of custom-made 3D dioramas, crafted just for...

Steam Deck Emulation Looks Fantastic


While the obvious usage case for the Steam Deck is to play new (or recent) PC games on the go, the unspoken usage case is that it should also be a dream for anyone wanting to play emulated classics. So let’s see how the handheld is shaping up a few weeks after release.Read more

A Very Detailed Review Of Elden Ring's Horse


Last year, I had the absolute pleasure of discovering The Mane Quest, a website dedicated almost entirely to horses in video games. With Elden Ring now out, and with riding featuring prominently, I wanted to check and see if they had thoughts about the game’s mount, and I have not been...

GTA V Loads Way Faster On PlayStation 5


Grand Theft Auto V is a very good video game, we’ve known this for almost a decade across more platforms than we ever should have had to know it, but one thing the game has never been able to sort out during that timeframe is its enormous loading time.Read more

Rusko začne ve velkém pirátit hry. V onlinu nejspíš Rusů ubude


Hráči v Rusku jsou pod silným náporem západních sankcí. Prakticky už nemají oficiální cesty, jak si obstarat nejmodernější tituly a do budoucna se ani nepřipojí do nových multiplayerových her se zbytkem světa. O to víc zde však začne bujet pirátský obsah, který už nemusí být nelegální

Halo Infinite's New Slayer Mode A Great Reason To Return To The Game


Maybe you’ve maxed out the battle pass. Maybe you’re distracted by the embarrassment of riches in gaming right now. Whatever the reason, if you’ve bounced off Halo Infinite, there’s immediate grounds to return: the ongoing “Tactical Ops” event.Read more

Deep dive: how Astroneer made it to 8 million players


[The GameDiscoverCo game discovery newsletter is written by ‘how people find your game’ expert & company founder Simon Carless, and is a regular look at how people discover and buy video games in the 2020s.] Welcome to the working week, my friends and colleagues in ‘the game...

Dark Souls Player Beats Game By Throwing Poop At Bosses


Dark Souls gives players a lot of leeway in how they want to approach its challenges, but I don’t think even the developers at FromSoftware envisioned someone someday beating the game with a bunch of poop.Read more

I Accidentally Watched The New Batman Movie In The Worst Way Possible


As an unapologetic batcat shipper and a sucker for movie trailers effectively utilizing Nirvana songs, seeing The Batman wasn’t a matter of “if” but “when.” However, I got more than I bargained for when I mistakenly bought tickets to see Matt Reeves’ new Bruceman film in an obscure format called...

Stranger Of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin’s Reviews Are...Chaotic


Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin comes out tomorrow, March 15, and today is flooded with reviews from various outlets weighing in on what to make of the game. Considering the game’s focus on chaos, it’s perfect, then, that there isn’t much consensus, instead Stranger of Paradise is seeing...

Nintendo’s Reggie Kicked Too Much Ass For GameStop Suits


When former Nintendo of America president, Reggie Fils-Aimé, joined GameStop’s board of directors in 2020 the video game retailer was trading at less than $5 a share. A year later the stock was over $150 and Fils-Aimé was headed for the door. Why did he get out when things were so hot? Apparently...

New Streamer Awards Show Designs Trophy After Pepe The Frog For Some Reason


The Streamer Awards, an awards ceremony dedicated to livestreaming (and not to be confused with The Streamy Awards), hosted its first-ever show on March 12. Founded and organized by cooking streamer QTCinderella, the celebration pulled in 380,000 concurrent viewers, as big-name broadcasters like...

Warren Spector Thinks NFTs are 'Ridiculous' And Not A Good Idea


Remember NFTs? Y’know, those weird digital receipts vaguely attached to terrible-looking images of monkeys and apes that people have spent millions of dollars on over the last year or so. Well, while it seems many have moved on, Warren Spector is here to remind us all that they are still very...

Elden Ring Player Pretends To Be NPC And Successfully Tricks Invader


Sometimes the best way to win a fight is to be the biggest, toughest badass in the room. However, there are other times when it pays to keep your head down and do nothing. One Elden Ring player did just that, pretending to be an NPC when their game was invaded by another player. And eventually...

Sunday Comics: Good Idea


Hello! It’s time for Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon.Read more

Destiny 2's New Glaives Are Perfect And I Love Them


I wasn’t sold on the idea of Bungie adding glaives to Destiny 2. Something about the initial pitch seemed out of place in a game like Destiny 2. But now, after playing many, many hours of Witch Queen, I’m happy to report that past Zack was an idiot. Glaives are awesome. Read more

Someone Has Now Finished Elden Ring In Under 37 Minutes


Prolific and experienced Dark Souls speedrunner Distortion2 continues to set new speedrunning records in Elden Ring. He has now beaten Elden Ring in under 37 minutes, which could possibly be the new record for the fastest completion time.Read more

Five Years After Launch, For Honor Is Getting Crossplay


Good news, For Honor players, Ubisoft has announced that next week the 2017 online action game will finally receive crossplay support as part of the game’s next season of content. Sure it took over five years, but this should help speed up matchmaking times, which is always nice.Read more

The Stranger of Paradise Demo Is Unapologetically Cringe, And I Love It


Since its announcement during E3 2021, Team Ninja’s Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin has been a hotbed for shitposts and memes. These memes primarily involve out-of-context scenes of protagonist Jack Garland’s music tastes and his unbridled obsession with killing “Chaos”. Read more

The Donkey Kong Cock Blast Pringles Meme, (Unfortunately) Explained


If you check out the official Pringles Twitter account right now, you’ll notice an odd pattern in the replies. Folks are responding to every boring tweet about new flavors and favorite snacks with an image of Donkey Kong that makes it look like he is shooting lightning out of his crotch. Emblazoned...

Excuse Me While I Gush About Starscourge Radahn, Elden Ring’s Best Character


I’m nearing 60 hours with Elden Ring and, frankly, I still have no idea what’s going on story-wise. Like previous Souls games, the lore FromSoftware crafted with Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin is a mess of proper nouns and vague insinuations. One thing I do know, however, is that a boss...

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Triangle Strategy


If you go into Triangle Strategy thinking that it’s going to be like Fire Emblem or Final Fantasy Tactics, then you’re in for a rough time. The latest turn-based strategy game from Square Enix is actually neither of those. It takes heavy inspiration from Tactics and Octopath, but Triangle...

Elden Ring Hacker Wants Devs To Put A Stop To His Killing Spree


Elden Ring has been hacked. Maybe that comes as no surprise, considering Souls games often have copious issues with game-breaking exploits. But this is no ordinary hack. No, Elden Ring is just the latest FromSoft game to be targeted by a notorious Souls hacker with a particular penchant...

EA And Gearbox Sign Letter Opposing Anti-Trans Bill In Texas


On February 22, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an order for child protective services to investigate the families of transgender children who receive gender-affirming healthcare for child abuse. A day later, he called on everyday Texans, in addition to professionals, to report parents for “child...

Actually, I Will Ride The Giant Pig In Assassin’s Creed’s New DLC


Yesterday, Ubisoft released Dawn of Ragnarok, the latest and biggest DLC expansion for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. And as has become tradition, it includes a new, unrealistic animal mount for players to ride. This time, it’s a huge armored boar. But unlike before, on this occasion I broke. I gave...

Players Rage As $50 Chocobo Racing Game Tries To Nickel And Dime Them


Chocobo GP seemed like a welcome surprise when it was announced last year. It was pitched as a follow-up to 1999’s beloved little spin-off Chocobo Racing from the first PlayStation but this time on the portable Nintendo Switch. Mario Kart mechanics with yellow birds and Final Fantasy characters....

Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away Comes To Life With Puppets


Originally released in 2001, Spirited Away is beloved by fans and critics alike. The award-winning film showed the depth and the brilliance of Hayao Miyazaki’s imagination. Creating a live-action stage show version was challenging, made even more so by a pandemic and a travel ban.Read more

Atari Buys MobyGames For $1.5 Million


Atari, or at least the company currently holding the rights to use that name, announced earlier this week that it had spent $1.5 million buying MobyGames, a website most of you have probably used at one point or another in your lives without ever thinking about its monetary worth.Read more

Chrono Trigger Is Now Officially Playable In 21:9


The PC version of Chrono Trigger, which was released on Steam back in 2018, has just received its first update in four years, and it’s a surprisingly substantial one, with the highlight being that the pixel-based, 1995 JRPG is now properly playable on ultra-wide displays.Read more

Tips For Playing Battlefield 2042


One of the strangest things about the launch of Battlefield 2042 is that, for all that it tried to do differently and in some cases even succeeded, it was rounded on and devoured by critics so wholly that if you’d never played the game you’d be forgiven for assuming that it didn’t even boot up.Read...

Elden Ring's Minimal UI And HUD Elements Have Started Maximum Dev Debates


If you’ve spent any time on the internet in the last week, you would’ve likely seen a number of intense debates happening over Elden Ring. The usual accessibility and difficulty discourse still permeates much of the conversation around the game, but the newest point of contention was actually Elden...

Square Enix's New Tactical RPG Is Deeper Than Pixel Art Nostalgia


When I first saw the trailer for Square Enix’s new tactical role-playing game Triangle Strategy, I was excited about scratching my Fire Emblem itch (very normcore of me, I know). But now that I’m actually playing it, I’ve found that it’s more often reminding me of another game I love. After a...

Xbox’s Best Low-Key Feature Just Got Better


The Xbox Series X and S have lots of quality-of-life touches that look small on paper but vastly improve the experience of playing games in practice. One of those is Quick Resume, which makes it easy to swap between several games at once, and a new update makes it even more robust.Read more

Mysterious And Cryptic Virtual YouTuber Returns After Two-Year Hiatus


Hatoba Tsugu has been called the “most mysterious VTuber.” She’s nothing like the other chatty and cutesy virtual YouTubers. Her sepia-bathed short clips, which have racked up over 10 million views, seem like they are clues—or cries for help. And now, after a two-year absence, she’s back. Her first...

Sony představilo chystané japonské hry. Ale jiné než bychom chtěli


Nejnovější díl pořadu State of Play, kterým značka PlayStation láká na připravované hry, byl z většiny věnován japonské produkci. Ne, že by se na nás nechystaly zajímavé tituly, ovšem přeci jenom jsme doufali, že se konečně dozvíme více o nových hrách ze série Final Fantasy

Eight More Women Accuse PlayStation Of 'Systemic Sexism'


In November 2021 a class-action lawsuit was filed against PlayStation alleging “pay disparity, wrongful termination, and other instances of gender-based discrimination” at the company’s California offices. Sony has since sought to have the case thrown out, but now, more women have come forward with...

New Square Enix Tactics Game Looks A Lot Like Fire Emblem


It turns out we’re getting not one but two Square Enix tactics games this year. Triangle Strategy was the first. During today’s Sony State of Play, the Japanese publisher revealed The DioField Chronicle will be the second and it’s giving me major Fire Emblem vibes.Read more

Capcom's Cool New Action Game Pits Exosuits Against Endless Dinos


During today’s State of Play, Capcom came through with a surprising reveal for a brand-new IP about exosuit-wearing marines fighting hordes of dinosaurs. It’s called Exoprimal, which is the most video-game name I’ve heard in a long while. More than that, though, it gives me some serious Anthem...

Sony Halts PlayStation Sales In Russia Due To Ukraine Invasion


Sony announced today that it is officially halting the sale of PlayStation products—including PS5s and Gran Turismo 7—in Russia following its war on Ukraine. This comes after similar decisions by other major gaming companies including Microsoft, Activision Blizzard, and EA. Read more

Elden Ring ‘Deathcam’ Glitch Is Straight Out Of Dark Souls


Shortly after Elden Ring’s release last month, players discovered that the latest FromSoftware game shares more than just surface-level similarities with its Souls predecessors. A notorious Dark Souls bug can still be found deep in the recesses of Elden Ring’s code, and it may even provide some...

Kirby’s Horrifying New Mouthful Mode: Every Variant We’ve Seen So Far


Yesterday, Nintendo’s official YouTube account graced us with a new trailer for the upcoming 3D open-world game, Kirby and the Forgotten Land. Sure, the trailer shows off some of the pink puffball’s new copy abilities and talks a bit about the world, but by far the most…interesting?...segment...

17 Tips For Playing Destiny 2: The Witch Queen


Destiny 2: The Witch Queen has been out for two weeks now. Many of its secrets are in the process of being unearthed, and players are finding the most optimal ways to grind through some of its new content. There’s also been plenty of time to play around with its new Exotic guns, and they...

Elden Ring Pro Beats Game In About Two Hours Without Dying Once


Elden Ring has been out for nearly two weeks now and, if you’re anything like me, you’re still making your way through the expansive gothic world of the Lands Between. Not everyone is taking their leisurely time with the game, though, as one speedrunner ripped through FromSoftware’s action-RPG...

Real Hospital Attacked Online Over PlayStation And Xbox Flame Wars


Buckle up, because this story gets pretty wild. A hospital in India is currently being review bombed on Google after one of its staff–or at least someone claiming to be a doctor at the hospital–apparently shared a video of himself performing surgery on Twitter. In the accompanying tweet,...

Sega And Koei Tecmo Donate To Humanitarian Efforts In Ukraine


Earlier this week, Kotaku reported that Microsoft, Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft and Epic Games suspended Russian sales in the wake of the country’s illegal invasion of Ukraine. Now, Japanese companies Sega and Koei Tecmo are doing their part in helping the Ukrainian people, by donating money to...

Nintendo Indefinitely Delays War Game Over Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine


Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp no longer has a release date. Nintendo announced today it’s pushing back the Switch game’s launch as a result of Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. The news comes as many other gaming companies have instituted bans of certain products in Russia as the humanitarian...

Kupte si tisíc zajímavých her za pár korun a ještě pomůžete Ukrajině


Válka na Ukrajině vzbudila mezi herními firmami spoustu solidarity, aktuální akce digitálního obchodu Itch.io je ovšem výjimečná. Už za pouhých deset dolarů získáte přístup k takřka tisícovce originálních nezávislých her, veškerý zisk pak poputuje na pomoc Ukrajině. V nabídce je mimo jiné i česká...

Activision Stock Shenanigans Being Investigated By Justice Department, SEC


The Wall Street Journal is reporting that three men—Fox co-founder Barry Diller, Reggie Miller-hating socialite Alexander von Furstenberg and music magnate David Geffen—are currently under two separate federal investigations over suspicions insider trading was involved in their purchase of millions...

The Art Of Destiny 2: The Witch Queen


I have been running Fine Art for 11 years now, and in that time I have never put together bigger posts than I have for both Destiny games. Read more

Only One Of Mario's Hats Is 'Pure' Red


Hello, and welcome to a fact you may never have considered in your entire life, but which you will now be noticing every single time you ever see a plumber jumping around in a Nintendo game.Read more

You Can Actually Pause Elden Ring Without Mods


In the week and change since Elden Ring’s launch, conversations about its difficulty have run the same, tired course as those concerning all its FromSoftware predecessors. The biggest point of contention seems to lie with the player’s inability to pause the game, but it turns out you can pause...

Final Fantasy Modder Gets Modesty Complaints, Makes Cloud Even Sexier


A custom Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade model of Cloud Strife wearing a leather jacket drew criticism from the users of mod repository NexusMods earlier this week due to the way it exposed the brooding protagonist’s chiseled abs with a form-fitting crop top.Read more

Sony’s Next State Of Play Could Show Final Fantasy XVI, Maybe, Probably Not


Sony’s next State of Play livestream showcasing games for the PlayStation 5 will take place Wednesday, March 9, the company announced today. It didn’t say what will be shown, but Sony did tease new reveals and updates from “beloved Japanese publishers.” Are we finally getting a release date...

Frogger Player Shatters World Record With Over 1 Million Points


On February 27, software engineer Michael Smith surpassed his own previous world record for Konami’s 1981 coin-op classic Frogger, a feat which involved maxing out the game’s score counter multiple times. His new score sits at a comfortable 1,356,520, handily toppling his previous record...

GTA V’s New-Gen Version Is $10 Cheaper On PS5 Than Xbox Series X


Most games don’t get upgraded for a new console generation even once, let alone twice. After first coming out on Xbox 360 and PS3 back in 2013, Grand Theft Auto V will finally get an “enhanced and expanded” version on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S later this month, but with one pricey wrinkle: GTA V will...

Kotaku's Three Episode Test: Slow Loop


Welcome to another edition of Kotaku’s Anime Revolution, presented by Acura, a weekly show where the otaku of Kotaku look at the hottest shows of the winter season and put them through the three-episode test to see whether they’re worth your time. This week, we’ll be taking a look at Slow Loop...

Twitch Withholding Payments For Russian Streamers


Twitch joins the list of international companies sanctioning Russia over its illegal invasion of Ukraine, telling streamers that it would be withholding payments. “Payouts to the financial institution associated with your Twitch account have been blocked as a result of sanctions,” read an email...

Cyberpunk už zase čelí review bombingu, Rusům vadí podpora Ukrajině


Na Steamovém profilu hry Cyberpunk 2077 se v posledních dnech objevilo velké množství negativních recenzí. Převážně ruští a čínští hráči chtějí tímto zvláštním způsobem sdělit světu, že se jim nelíbí, jak se oblíbené polské studio jednoznačně vymezilo vůči ruské vojenské agresi na Ukrajině

Sadako From The Ring Is Now A YouTuber


Wonder what everyone’s favorite vengeful spirit is up to? When not climbing out of televisions and appearing in Dead by Daylight, she’s making YouTube clips. That’s right, Sadako is now a YouTuber. Read more

Our Favorite Cosplay From Katsucon 2022


Like so much else over the past couple of years, the pandemic hit the cosplay scene hard, shutting down the conventions that are in so many ways the lifeblood of the community. But after getting things back on track last December with Dragon Con, I’m super pumped to now be presenting our first...

Pokémon Card Fraudster Sentenced To Three Years In Prison


Last year a Georgia man was charged by federal prosecutors after allegedly lying to apply for a Covid disaster loan, then turning around and spending it on a single Pokémon card. He has now admitted his guilt and been sentenced to prison.Read more

Let's Talk About How Horizon Forbidden West's Ending Went Off The Rails


I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a game as much as Horizon Forbidden West whose big third act reveals ranged from underwhelming to utterly ridiculous. Maybe Mass Effect 3? Forbidden West has different problems, and it feels like the middle of a trilogy rather than the end, but there’s more...

Hell's Paradise Is A Gripping Horror Manga I Binged In 3 Days


While Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku is full of gorgeous scenes, this particularly gruesome one stuck out to me: A wooden boat floated serenely along a foggy river, filled with beautiful flowers. Government officials would find a smiling corpse that had flowers growing out of its dismembered parts....

Oops: Elden Ring Players Keep Missing The Combat Tutorial


The call to adventure issued by Elden Ring proved irresistible to many players when it launched on February 25. Perhaps a little too irresistible, as many players’ eagerness to dive headfirst into the game’s breathtaking and brutal landscape, coupled with the game’s own tendency to obfuscate things...

Glover Is Coming Back On The Weed Day Because LOL


You gotta love the glove. And soon that will be much easier to do. Announced today, the 1998 N64 game Glover is heading to Steam via a new PC port that will be released on April 20. The port is a brand new version of the game developed for modern PCs and built using the original N64 source code....

Evangelion's Megumi Ogata Champions The Genderless Nature Of Voice Acting


Legendary voice actor Megumi Ogata recently won the Best Voice Actress award at the Seiyu Awards, an annual ceremony to recognize voice acting in Japan. At first, Ogata thought about declining the award, but decided to accept the honor to make a larger statement about gender, identity, and voice...

In Twenty Years, Microsoft Has Only Sold 2.3 Million Xboxes In Japan


Two decades ago, the first Xbox went on sale in Japan. In the U.S., Microsoft’s gaming machines have always been big hits, but that’s not been the case in Japan. To date, only 2.3 million Xbox consoles across all generations have been sold in the country. Read more

Co dnes hraje zakladatel Steamu? Budete se nejspíše divit


Šéf společnosti Valve Gabe Newell, jedna z nejdůležitějších osobností v historii herního průmyslu, bývá v posledních letech vnímán spíše jako technologický vizionář, který se od samotných her už téměř nadobro vzdálil. V rozhovoru k propagaci nového zařízení Steam Deck ovšem prozradil, že spoust...

Legendární herní značka se vrací, ovšem v té nejhorší myslitelné podobě


Po víc než deseti letech od vydání zatím posledního dílu si vydavatelství Square Enix konečně vzpomnělo, že má v katalogu i značku Dungeon Siege. Neradujte se ovšem předčasně, její návrat totiž proběhne v podobě nedůstojných rozpixelovaných NFT do u nás prakticky neznámé metahry The Sandbox

The Batman Review: This Could Be the Dark Knight You’ve Been Waiting For


Batman movies are kind of like seasons of Doctor Who. Every now and then a new season with a new Doctor will come along and give a perspective on a classic character that will appeal to a new group of fans. In a similar way, The Batman employs a new pool of creative talent to give us a version...

Everybody’s A Little Sus On Why Epic Games Bought Bandcamp


Bandcamp, best known as an online music distributor and lorded over as a hub for independent artists and labels, announced on Wednesday that they would be joining Epic Games in a blog post written by CEO Ethan Diamond. The price Epic Games paid for Bandcamp is currently unknown.Read more

The Internet Reacts To EA Removing Russian Teams From FIFA 22


Yesterday, EA Sports announced it would remove the national Russian team and Russian clubs from FIFA 22. The announcement came as the Russian invasion of Ukraine entered its second week. As the news spread, the game’s community has begun to react.Read more

Idris Elba Is On The Gran Turismo 7 Soundtrack


Lending his vocals to the Gran Turismo 7 soundtrack, Idris Elba appears as a featured artist on The FaNaTiX’s song “Vroom”. The track features in the game’s new Music Rally mode, and appears early in the game. Though the song titles are displayed on-screen, it appeared during a race in...

I Need These Cordless, Battery-Free LED Lego Bricks For My Next Build


Adding working lights is a fun way to take a Lego creation to the next level, and the company even includes light-up features on some of its sets, including a glowing Christmas tree. But this clever hack makes integrating lighting into a build impossibly easy thanks to the same technology that...

Twitch má novou hvězdu, její skutečný obličej však nikdo nezná


Streamerka Ironmouse nabrala během pouhých osmnácti dnů sto tisíc nových sledujících a dočasně se tak stala nejpopulárnější ženou na Twitchi. Zajímavé je na tom obzvláště to, že jde jen o virtuální postavičku a nikdo vlastně nezná skutečný obličej její představitelky. Anebo představitele?

Elden Ring Mod Lets You Pause The Game


Elden Ring: it’s good, people are saying, but it’s good with certain caveats, like the fact you can’t properly pause the game. This isn’t anything new for Souls-like titles, of course, but if Elden Ring’s hype means this is the first of them that you’re checking out (or if you’ve got older and/or...

Big Wings


Alex Senechal is art director at 1047 games, the developers of Slipgate.Read more

Elden Ring's Dirty Messages Are My Favorite, Because I'm 12


The most obvious way to tell if Elden Ring is a Souls game isn’t its satisfyingly difficult gameplay loop or incomprehensible lore. No, the true test of Elden Ring’s inherent Souls-ness lies with the messaging system, in which players can leave behind asynchronous notes to give their fellow...

Anime Voice Acting While Black: Overcoming Hate While Living The Dream


By and large, anime protagonists have inspiring backstories and an iconically infectious resolve. As it turns out, so do many of the actors whose vocal talents help bring these characters to life. While anime originates in Japan, the medium’s relatable and heroic characters, particularly in...

SNL Showed A Perfect World Where Pokémon Control The White House


What’s a term for the midpoint between avidly viewing for entertainment, and hate-watching? That’s where I am with Saturday Night Live, as it meanders its way through these peculiar years. But this weekend’s episode was just outright funny, in a way I can’t remember the show being in years....

In Elden Ring, Even Hugs Can Be Dangerous


Elden Ring, like many Souls games before it, can be a little coy when it comes to providing you with important information. Case in point, you’ve probably noticed a peculiar icon below your health, magic, and stamina bars depicting a red square with a down arrow. “Where the heck did that come...

Every Confirmed Pokémon In Scarlet And Violet So Far


Later this year, Game Freak will release Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the ninth generation of mainline Pokémon games, rounding out an absolutely killer 2022 lineup for the Nintendo Switch. In addition to a true open-world set in a Mediterranean-inspired region, they’re set to increase the total...

Nintendo Just Made The Switch's 2022 Line-up An Absolute Killer


And just like that the Nintendo Switch was set to have its biggest year since launch. The pieces moved into place slowly (and might not hold), but on paper at least, the portable console’s 2022 is set to be bookended by Pokémon Legends: Arceus and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, with...

Grim Dawn Creators Announce City Builder, Farthest Frontier


Crate Entertainment, a studio created after the demise of Titan Quest’s Iron Lore, has released one game since its inception 14 years ago. That game was the extraordinarily successful Grim Dawn, an action-RPG that went on to sell over 5 million copies. Today, they’re announcing their new project...

Elden Ring Players Keep Owning Each Other About Being 'Maidenless'


Picture this: you’ve just crawled out of the Elden Ring tutorial area. You’ve just taken down the first miniboss with your hide barely intact. Then out of absolutely nowhere, a stranger makes fun of you for not having a girlfriend. Or at least, that’s how many players have chosen to interpret...

Why Some Fans Might Dislike Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's New Trainer Designs


There’s a new Pokémon game, which means there are also new Trainers in addition to new starters. Whenever a new entry is announced, there’s always a split between those who think they’re great, and those who find them wanting. But with Gen 9, it feels like there are more who aren’t exactly blown...

RECENZE: Lo Wang je v Shadow Warrior 3 u konce s dechem


Už potřetí se na nás řítí moderní reimaginace stařičkého Shadow Warriora s přisprostlým a dětinským ninjou Lo Wangem v hlavní roli. Po vynikajících předchozích dílech v sérii ovšem toto dobrodružství ošklivě klopýtá a rozhodně pro něj neplatí do třetice všeho dobrého. A je to velká škoda

The 2022 Tokyo Game Show Will Be Held In-Person


For the first time in three years, the Tokyo Game Show will open its doors to the public as an in-person event at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. In fall 2019, things were business as usual for the Tokyo Game Show. Once the pandemic broke out, the event shifted to a digital-only event in 2020....

Anti-Mask And Anti-Vax Cosplayer Has A Change Of Heart


One of the most visible anti-mask and anti-vax demonstrator in Japan has been a cosplayer named Rengoku Kazuaki. Dressed as Kyojuro Rengoku from Demon Slayer, he stood out with his spiky wig, flowing cape, and protest signs.Read more

České Factorio prodalo už tři miliony kopií, přitom nikdy nebylo ve slevě


Autoři originální průmyslové strategie Factorio se pochlubili dosavadními prodeji hry. Celkem už si ji za šest let od vydání v režimu předběžného přístupu koupilo 3,1 milionu lidí, což je pro malé české studio obrovský úspěch. A další minimálně statisíce se určitě ještě prodají, chystá se totiž...

The Witch Queen Is The Best Campaign Destiny's Ever Had


I have never, since Destiny launched back in 2014, been able to categorically recommend it to anyone. Praise always came with caveats. The cool parts were always buried beneath an incomprehensible grind. With The Witch Queen I can finally say, without reservation, that Destiny 2 has a great shooter...

Pokémon Presents: All The Big News You Need To Know


It’s exactly 26 years since the first Pokémon games released in Japan and the developers of the series lived up to the hype of this year’s international Pokémon Day by offering up a ton of updates on current games and one major surprise reveal: new mainline entries Pokémon Scarlet and Violet...

ANKETA: Hrajete rádi obtížné hry?


V souvislosti s vydáním Elden Ringu je otázka pro tento týden jasná: týká se obtížnosti. Napište nám, zda hrajete rádi obtížné hry a v jaké podobě

Valve Open To Having Game Pass Come To Steam


Game Pass is currently one of the best deals in gaming. For $15 a month you get access to a rotating list of 100s of games, from small indies like Unpacking to big blockbusters like Halo: Infinite. You can play them on Xbox or PC, or stream them just about anywhere else. Valve CEO Gabe Newell...

Nintendo Won't Allow Super Smash Bros. At Evo 2022


Super Smash Bros. won’t be featured at Evo 2022, the biggest fighting game event of the year. The Sony-owned esports organization announced the loss of the platform fighter in a statement on Twitter today, and appeared to blame the decision on Nintendo, which has historically tried to tightly...

Call Of Duty Execs Accused Of Using Microsoft Deal To Line Their Own Pockets


Two Activision Blizzard shareholders have filed lawsuits against the Call of Duty publisher for making allegedly inadequate disclosures in its recent filings with the SEC about its deal to sell to Microsoft for $68.7 billion. The investors further alleged that big payouts for CEO Bobby Kotick...

A Ton Of Xbox Players Can't Play Elden Ring Online


Elden Ring is currently one of the most highly praised games in recent memory and also having its fair share of troubles on PC and PS5. Most recently, tons of Xbox players have reported being unable to play the open world RPG online since it launched yesterday. Read more

Incredibly Rare Pokémon Card Auctioned Off For Record-Breaking $900,000


The market around children’s cardboard continues rocketing into uncharted territory. Earlier this week, auction outfit Goldin announced a holographic “Illustrator” Pikachu Pokémon card from 1998 sold for $900,000. No one knows who bought it for that much, or why, but the winning bid shattered...

The Can’t-Miss Side-Quests Of Horizon Forbidden West


If there’s one regard wherein Horizon Forbidden West should be deemed Horizon Forbidden Best, it’s the optional stuff. Every side-quest in the game culminates with a meaningful reward. In some cases, you get a cool weapon or set of armor. In others, you’ll catch a narrative denouement richer than...

I'm Already Cheesing Elden Ring Enemies And I Feel Zero Shame


When faced with an overwhelming adversary, sometimes the only option is to fight dirty. In my case, Elden Ring dev FromSoftware is a gigantic Goliath and I’m just little ol’ David loading up his sling. As such, I felt no shame adopting hit-and-run tactics against a terrifying enemy after finding...

Gaming Awards Show Host Gets On Stage, Says ‘F*ck Bobby Kotick’


So the DICE Awards, the video game industry’s Oscar equivalent, was held last night. A bunch of games took home trophies, including Hazelight Studios’ It Takes Two, which won its second Game of the Year award–but arguably, that wasn’t the night’s biggest news. No, what folks were waiting for was...

Cyberpunk 2077 Dev CDPR And Others Condemn Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine


Earlier this week Russian troops, acting on the orders of President Vladimir Putin, invaded Ukraine and launched 200 missiles, some of which reportedly hit residential areas near the capital city of Kyiv. At least 50,000 Ukrainian citizens have been displaced and are fleeing the country, according...

Forget Wordle And Quordle, You Should Be Playing Octordle


As I continue to delight in the deranged conspiracy theories surrounding Wordle, following its purchase by the New York Times, I’m equally thrilled to discover those making increasingly difficult versions of the game. Quordle, a version where you solve four Wordles at once, has become pretty...

Bandai Namco To PS5 Elden Ring Players: Don’t Trust Rest Mode ATM


The moment has come. After years of anticipation, Elden Ring finally leaps from the wispy plane of imagination to the very real plane of today’s gaming consoles and PCs. Like any massive modern game, however, it has some issues. And its publisher has an unusual solution for those playing...

The Sims 4’s Wedding Expansion Is Not The DLC That Fans Boycotted For


Well, this is a little bit embarrassing. After all the uproar The Sims 4 community raised over Electronic Arts not releasing the My Wedding Stories game pack in Russia, it turns out the expansion is too broken for players to enjoy. Some streamers are even advising fans to avoid buying the game pack...

Elden Ring Looks Brutal As A PS1 Game


We’ve featured London-based 3D artist and VFX supervisor Hoolopee a number of times on Kotaku, from his terrifying Zelda work to a Nintendo 64 rendition of Halo Infinite to a DragonBall fight made with...sheep. Tonight, we’re taking a look at his latest work, a PS1-looking take on Elden Ring’s...

Some Of The Most Popular 'Ukraine Footage' Is Actually A Video Game


ArmA III, a video game that in the right circumstances can look pretty realistic, has a long history of turning up on news broadcasts and being either confused with or intentionally used in place of actual camera footage of real-world events. That trend is continuing in the current crisis...

Screw This Elden Ring ‘Treasure Chest’


I ran into my first Elden Ring trap. It was designed to look like a treasure chest, nestled safely in a low-level area of FromSoftware’s latest action RPG, but it took me on a whirlwind journey through some of the nastier parts of the game’s crumbling world.Read more

Elden Ring Beta's Most Notorious Jerk Has Chilled Out Now


Early Elden Ring players were shocked when an NPC in the closed network test called their character a “bit player” who should “die in a ditch somewhere.” His outright and immediate hostility was seen by some as a personification of the Souls-like genre’s brutal difficulty, but I’m here to report...

Valorant Twitch Streamer Accused Of Dodging, Muting Women


Jason “JasonR” Ruchelski, a former CS:GO player and full-time Twitch streamer, is under fire for reputedly dodging Valorant games in which women are present. He’s also defending himself in the worst way possible, saying he can’t disrespect women if he never interacts with them. It’s not a good...

BioWare Shares Small But Encouraging Dragon Age 4, Mass Effect Updates


Despite the turbulent development roadmap of Dragon Age 4, BioWare announced yesterday that the RPG is in the middle of the production phase. The announcement coincided with the news that a Dragon Age executive producer was leaving the studio. As the blog post tells it, the developers’ morale...

Elden Ring Isn’t Running So Great On PC


Elden Ring finally comes out tomorrow amid high expectations, having been lauded by critics as “the best game of all time,” “the greatest game of all time,” and “not Horizon Forbidden West, which by the way is also pretty good.” There’s just one problem: Apparently, the game isn’t running so great...

March's PlayStation Plus Lineup Is Surprisingly Stacked


While many of you are no doubt champing at the bit for the release of this totally unknown game called Elden Ring that’s coming out this week, PlayStation Plus members who don’t feel the irresistible urge to hurl themselves into the unforgiving gauntlet of a new Soulsborne game have some new games...

Ukraine Game Developers Respond To Russian Invasion


Last night Russian tanks moved across the border into Ukraine. The invasion saw bombings near the capital Kyiv and elsewhere, with the ensuing fighting leading to the deaths of over 40 Ukrainian soldiers, The New York Times reports. The attacks come after months of escalating rhetoric and build...

Značka FIFA? Jen čtyři písmenka na krabici, myslí si šéf Electronic Arts


Dlouhodobě oboustranně výhodná spolupráce mezi fotbalovou asociací FIFA a herním vydavatelstvím Electronic Arts se nejspíše nachýlila ke svému konci. Šéf studia Andrew Wilson se nechal slyšet, že silnou licenci oceňuje jen jednou za čtyři roky, když probíhá mistrovství světa ve fotbale. Jinak...

Nintendo Buys Longtime Partner And Super Mario Bros. Programmer SRD


Today, Nintendo announced it’s acquiring longtime partner SRD (Systems Research and Development), a company that has helped in programming some of the company’s most iconic games, including Super Mario Bros.Nintendo acquired 100 percent of SRD’s outstanding shares for an undisclosed sum, making...

Take The Day Off To Play Elden Ring, Says Japanese Game Studio


This Friday, Elden Ring is released. If you’re looking forward to the game, going into work that day will suck. How will you focus? You won’t. You’ll just be counting down the minutes—no, the seconds—until you can get out of that place and starting playing From Software’s latest opus. But...

Reklamy nelhaly, Elden Ring je jednou z nejlépe hodnocených her vůbec


Na novou hru od legendárního studia From Software hráči čekali s napětím dlouhé roky. A přestože byla očekávání obrovská, podařilo se je naplnit. Na agregátoru hodnocení Metacritic se Elden Ring okamžitě zařadil mezi vůbec nejlépe hodnocené hry všech dob

One Year In, Arknights’ Bonkers Gameplay Finally Makes Sense To Me


When I first started writing about Arknights last year, I had completed three-fourths of its main storyline. For all intents and purposes, I considered myself a bit of an expert of this gacha tower defense game, thinking of it as basically real-time chess with anime catgirls. Many months later,...

The Steam Deck Compatibility Test vs 810 Steam Games


Valve just released a new feature that lets you sign into Steam and check to see how many of the games in your library will run on the new Steam Deck handheld. I’ve ended up with a lot of games over my time in this job, from all kinds of genres and eras, so figured running the test on them might...

Elden Ring's First Scary Obstacle Is A Simple Bridge


A rickety, wooden bridge in many games is just that: a way to get across a gap to the next objective. But in Souls games, FromSoftware often utilizes these atmospheric flourishes for more devious ends. That’s why, when Elden Ring presented me with such an obstacle a few short moments into my...

FromSoftware's Notorious Poison Zones Appear 90 Seconds Into Elden Ring


Last week, I said FromSoftware was “back on its bullshit” in response to the moody Elden Ring cinematic that introduces the game’s world and major characters. I wish I’d saved that particularly evocative phrase for today’s story instead because, if finding a way to poison the player in less than...

Destiny 2 Nightstalkers Are Having A Crisis After Witch Queen Changes


Bungie’s massive Witch Queen expansion launched surprisingly smoothly and is extremely good so far. While everyone else has been celebrating, however, Destiny 2 Hunters have been going through an existential crisis of sorts as they grapple with some of the update’s low points. These include...

Elden Ring Reviews Call The Game A Challenging Open-World Masterpiece


The review embargo for Elden Ring, From Software’s highly anticipated and tough-as-nails action role-playing game, has finally lifted ahead of its February 25 launch. Critics have started publishing their reviews online, giving you an opportunity to see just where the latest Soulslike stands...

Ubisoft Moves Rainbow Six Tournament After Fans Protest


Until today, Ubisoft had been planning on holding a “Six Major”, a major competitive event for Rainbow Six Siege players, in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates. After a massive fan protest on social media, though, the publisher has now decided to move the tournament to another...

Here's Why The Next Atlus JRPG Is Such A Big Deal To Hardcore Fans


Atlus’ announcement on Twitter yesterday that the long-dormant Shin Megami Tensei spin-off series Soul Hackers was being revived came as quite a shock to fans. However, the surprises didn’t stop there, as the trailer for the poppy, hacker-centric sequel also revealed that the game has a female...

Vybrali od fanoušků miliony na tvorbu hry, prošustrovali je v kryptoměnách


Nezávislí vývojáři ze studia Square Root vybrali od fanoušků více než pět milionů korun na výrobu online hry TitanReach. S největší pravděpodobností si ji však nikdo nikdy nezahraje. Poté, co si zakladatel studia koupil novou teslu, promrhal veškeré prostředky na vývoj v nepovedených kryptoměnových...

Bethesda Ditching Its Stupid Launcher, Returning To Steam


Easily one of the worst trends to hit PC gaming in the last decade has been the obsession major publishers have had with creating their own launchers and digital marketplaces, moves which have done little for the user but make botting up a game fiddlier and more tedious.Read more

The Best Gear In Horizon Forbidden West (And Where To Find It)


Surviving in Horizon Forbidden West, an open-world game about what happens when Elon Musk funds one too many projects, is only partially contingent on skill. But if you want to thrive in the robo-dino apocalypse, you’ll need to equip yourself with the best gear around.Read more

People Think They Can See Ryu’s Dick In The Street Fighter 6 Reveal


Apart from the game’s crappy, minimalistic logo, some of the most consistent chatter surrounding the recent Street Fighter 6 reveal has to do with series protagonist Ryu. He’s wide, folks, sporting sandals and that much-beloved “Hot Ryu” facial hair, but what seems to have folks most intrigued...

Destiny 2's Big Witch Queen PS4 Launch Hit An Unfortunate Snag


Destiny 2’s long-awaited Witch Queen expansion is finally here and players are starting to dig in. Unless they’re on PS4. Thanks to a unique set of circumstances players on Sony’s last-gen console are currently waiting in line just to download a giant 72 GB update.Read more

VTuber Ironmouse Is Breaking All Kinds Of Twitch Records


Twitch has a new rising star, one that’s quickly surpassed the platform’s highest performers like Hasanabi and xQc in some respects. Her name is Ironmouse, and she’s a virtual pink-haired anime VTuber that’s been doing an uncapped subathon for going on 18 days now. She has also broken a bunch...

Genshin Impact Turns A Bad Storyline Into A Sublime Portrayal Of Grief


When the main story of Genshin Impact’s Inazuma region concluded last September, a lot of fans (including yours truly) felt a little bit let down. The story felt incomplete, and the actions of its main villain, the goddess Raiden Ei, didn’t seem very logical. Later story updates helped to clarify...

Square Enix Is Impossible To Please


The Guardians of the Galaxy have a new foe: lofty publisher expectations. The interstellar misfit band’s latest outing, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, underperformed unstated sales targets, according to a recent financial filing from publisher Square Enix.Read more

Drink Up Because 'Gaming Sake' Is Coming To Japan


I’m a big fan of sake—so big, I even wrote a book on it! And I sure like video games. But do we really need sake for gamers? Do we? Apparently, sake bottler Hitomaku thinks so. Read more

Pokémon Travel Show With A Pikachu Bus Coming To Japanese TV


This April, a new Pokémon variety show is coming to television in Japan. The live-action program is called Poké Doko: Pokémon to Doko Iku?! (“Where’s Poké: Where Are You Going With Pokémon?!”). It features Pikachu bus.The concept is that the variety program will visit Pokémon fans and go on trips....

Steam mění pravidla pro slevové akce, chce zamezit podvodům


Digitální obchod s počítačovými hrami Steam zpřísnil pravidla, podle kterých mohou vydavatelé nabízet své hry se slevou. Nyní už nebude možné manipulovat s cenou hry před začátkem výprodejů, každá musí mít i období, kdy bude nabízena za plnou cenu

Steam's Biggest (And Smallest) Discounts Are Going Away


At the end of March, Valve is making changes to the way studios and publishers can offer their games at a discount on Steam, which sounds like a minor administrative thing is also something the more financially-savvy Steam game purchasers among you might want to keep an eye on. Read more

Další herní velikán na prodej? Možné by to bylo, tvrdí ředitel Ubisoftu


V současné vlně ohromných herních nákupů se může zdát, že k mání je snad každé větší studio. Ubisoft, aktuálně jedno z největších stále nezávislých studií uznává, že si tohoto statusu váží. Zároveň však připouští, že kdyby přišla zajímavá nabídka, firma by nad ní přemýšlela

Street Fighter 6's Logo Looks Like $80 Clipart


We didn’t really get to see much of Street Fighter 6 when it was revealed yesterday, but one thing we did get a look at was the game’s logo, and I did not think we could get to a point where fans are (rightly!) questioning a new game’s logo in the absence of anything more substantial to complain...

Dying Light 2's Post-Apocalypse Would Be More Fun If It Just Let You Hang Out


I’ve started Dying Light 2 twice now, once on PC, and once on PS5. Both times I’ve had the same struggle: I don’t want to leave that starting location. A few rotting skeletons aside, it’s perfect—it’s where I want to be in an apocalypse. Screw this guy’s missing sister, she’s probably long dead....

A Wordle Math Clone Is Rapidly Becoming My Daily Favorite


Like everyone else on planet Earth, I’ve been poking at all manner of Wordle-likes for the last few weeks, yet I’ve found all but one to lack the stickiness of the original. The exception? Nerdle, a game in which you have to guess the basic arithmetic that hides behind those blanks.Read more

These So-Called ‘Casual’ Gamers Are Actually Hardcore Strategists


Mobile gaming is the largest segment of gaming by revenue, yet it’s also one of the most misunderstood by self-identified “gamers.” I know this first hand because for several years, I played games on my phone more frequently than I did on PC or console. I found gacha games mechanically fun,...

Street Fighter 6 Announced, And Ryu Is Wearing Sandals


Capcom’s countdown site has ended and has announced Street Fighter 6. The debut teaser trailer shows some close-ups of a bearded Ryu’s muscles and sweaty body—as well as his foot-wearing sandal. And who doesn’t like Hot Ryu? And some Ryu Sandal Foot?Read more

'Hacker' Steals NFTs 'Worth' Millions From Opensea Marketplace


Web3, the famously decentralised internet technology that has centralised much of the NFT marketplace into a single shopfront (Opensea), woke over the weekend to find that the site had reportedly been compromised, and loads of precious NFTs stolen.Read more

13 Years On, Mirror's Edge Is Still A Masterpiece


I don’t tend to replay video games very often. The demands of this job mean I’m normally straight onto the next one as soon as the credits roll on the last. But every year I try to find the time to revisit one of my all-time favourites: EA’s Mirror’s Edge.Read more

The Week In Games: Elden Ring Is Nearly Here


Finally, after years of hype and memes, Elden Ring is coming out this week on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. I’m not even planning to play it and I’m excited. Read more

Henry Cavill Visited Warhammer HQ And Had Just A Swell Time


Witcher star, PC builder, and Warhammer nerd Henry Cavill got the chance to visit Games Workshop’s “Warhammer World” aka the company’s UK headquarters. And apparently, everyone there and Cavill himself just had a great time. Read more

Sunday Comics: I Have No Idea


Hello! It’s time for Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon.Read more

ANKETA: Plánujete se ještě vrátit k Cyberpunku 2077?


Patnáct měsíců po vydání Cyberpunku 2077 vyšla rozsáhlá aktualizace, která řadu věcí přepracovala, opravila a dodala slibovaná vylepšení pro PlayStationy 5 a Xbox Series X. Plánujete se ke hře vrátit?

Halo TV Show Will Unmask The Master Chief


The Master Chief has long been the helmeted hero of humanity through multiple games, comics, books, and spin-offs. But after 20 years of hiding his face, it’s been confirmed that the upcoming Paramount+ TV show will unmask the iconic character. Read more

Lost Ark, As Told By Steam Reviews


Breakout PC action MMORPG Lost Ark was first released in South Korea all the way back in 2019. Only earlier this month was it finally released in the U.S. and Europe. It’s quickly become one of the most popular games in the entire history of Steam, with over 1.3 million active players last weekend....

Lidé se bojí, aby náhodou neumřeli dřív, než vyjde Elden Ring


Do vydání očekávaného akčního RPG Elden Ring už zbývá poslední týden a nervozita fanoušků dosahuje vrcholu. Zatímco reklamní kampaň na hru zaplavuje veřejný prostor, sociální síť Reddit zaplavila spousta vtípků, které si z nekriticky fanatických hráčů utahují

23 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Horizon Forbidden West


Horizon Forbidden West, out now for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, is the size of a dinosaur. Like any big game, it’s a whole lot to take in, and can be overwhelming at times. You can and indeed should figure out a lot of its quirks and secrets on your own. But take it from me, someone who’s...

Remedy's New Shooter Is More Call Of Duty Than Control, But Not In A Good Way


I really, really wanted to like Catalyst, the new campaign developed by Remedy Entertainment and released for free-to-play shooter CrossfireX earlier this month. Remedy, the developer behind great games like Control and Alan Wake, is one of my favorite out there, and while I wasn’t thrilled about...

Genshin Impact’s Latest Event Requires Healers


The highly anticipated Genshin Impact event “Three Realms Gateway Offering” unlocked yesterday. Many fans are praising it for getting rid of content time-gates for the first time, which allows the gacha game to feel more like a traditional RPG where you can play at your own pace. However, while...

Cyberpunk 2077 Is Totally Broken For PS4 Disc Owners


Cyberpunk 2077's next-gen version finally launched this week after months of delays. It’s pretty good if you’re on PlayStation 5, particularly because of the haptics, but the re-release also addressed myriad bugs with its massive 50 GB patch. Not everyone is enjoying the new update, though,...

Cyberpunk 2077 NPC Will Now Send Nudes


Cyberpunk 2077 has a lot of sex scenes and they are all incredibly goofy. Instead of adding more of those, patch 1.5 has chosen a more subtle approach when it comes to expanding the game’s romance options. Except in Panam’s case. The Aldecaldos nomad will now send you nudes.Read more

The Fastest Cars In GTA Online In 2022


So, you wanna go fast? You wanna win every race? Well, I can’t help with that last one because racing is more about skill and luck than the car you drive, but I can help you go faster with this handy-dandy list of the top 10 fastest cars in Grand Theft Auto Online. Read more

Before You Start: Five Settings To Change In Horizon Forbidden West


The only thing bigger than Horizon Forbidden West’s open-world is its suite of options. Guerrilla’s splashy PlayStation action-adventure game features dozens of settings, some of which—difficulty sliders, controller presets, visual modes—are par for the course. But others, like the ability to slow...

Desperate Metroid Fans Are Convinced This Image Holds Prime 4 Clues


I love Metroid, but being a longtime fan does weird things to you. Take, for example, the latest kerfuffle over Retro Studios updating its Twitter banner. Where a normal person might see a cool piece of Samus Aran concept art, the ravenous Metroid fan, their hunger unsatiated by Metroid Dread...

Kingdom Hearts Fans Say The Switch Cloud Ports Suck


The complete Kingdom Hearts series—if such a thing actually exists—hit Nintendo Switch on February 10, though not in an official capacity. The version that’s available on the console-handheld hybrid is a cloud port, meaning you stream Square Enix’s RPG over the internet. Such ports are becoming...

Z virtuální reality nemají radost pojišťovny. Nehod znatelně přibývá


Krvavé šrámy na rukou, poraněné hlavy, rozbitý nábytek a zničená elektronika. To všechno může být následek zbrklého hraní ve virtuální realitě, kdy ztrácíme povědomí o tom, co je okolo nás. Trendu si už všímají i pojišťovny, které v souvislosti s virtuální realitou hlásí víc a víc případů ročně

Cyberpunk 2077's Best Improvement Is Secretly Its Overhauled Map


Earlier this week, developer CD Projekt Red rolled out a massive patch for its Blade Runner homage, Cyberpunk 2077. It’s the type of update that could turn a troubled RPG around, retooling everything from the notoriously wonky combat to the unbalanced skill tree. But my favorite new change is more...

As Billions Fly, Ubisoft Analyst Just Wondering Why Nobody Wants To Buy It


With three massive game industry acquisitions this year already, everyone’s wondering what will happen to the few big publishers and studios left. Chief among those question marks is Ubisoft, the Assassin’s Creed maker currently struggling to make new hits. Amidst delays and employee frustration...

Elden Ring’s Moody Intro Proves From Software Is Back On Its BS


Dark Souls developer From Studios’ next adventure, the open-world Elden Ring, is right around the corner, which naturally means copies are leaking into the wild ahead of its official February 25 release date. And while gameplay footage is all well and good, we’ve seen a bunch of that already....

Cyberpunk 2077’s PS5 Controller Haptics Are A Real Game-Changer


After countless delays and a huge amount of work on the part of developer CD Projekt Red, Cyberpunk 2077 finally hit PS5 and Xbox Series X/S on February 15. This enhanced version launched with a massive patch that added some much-needed quality-of-life improvements and gameplay tweaks, including...

Don’t Miss Horizon Forbidden West’s Buried Gyro Aiming Feature


Horizon Forbidden West, an open-world game about validating every kindergartener’s dream of being a paleontologist, gives you a vast collection of high-tech bows and arrows to play with. Like many video game bows, this arsenal can be finicky when aiming with a thumbstick, so some players will...

I Can't Stop Ogling Horizon Forbidden West's Wind


How do you fill up a giant open world so that it doesn’t feel dead and empty? You can litter the map with points of interest, unleash a swarm of prehistoric robots to roam its peaks and valleys, and make sure every other vista is exploding with lens flair. Or, in Horizon Forbidden West’s case,...

Až díky Horizonu mnozí muži zjistili, že ženy mají na obličeji chloupky


Horizon Forbidden West je jednou z nejočekávanějších her letošního roku a tak není divu, že se o ní den před oficiálním vydáním hodně mluví. Ne všechny reakce jsou ovšem jen pozitivní, najdou se i lidé, kteří se pozastavují nad vzhledem hlavní hrdinky Aloy. Není to přitom poprvé

Baldur’s Gate III ani seriál The Last of Us letos nečekejte


I když je snad co se týče pandemie covidu to nejhorší za námi, herní průmysl se stále bude potýkat s odklady. Pokud jste se letos těšili na seriálovou adaptaci hry The Last of Us, nebo pokračování kultovní Baldur’s Gate, máte bohužel smůlu

NBA Player's Pokémon Game Interrupted By All-Star Announcement


For a young up-and-coming NBA player, the phone call telling them they’ve been selected for their first ever All-Star game can rank as one of the most defining experiences of their entire career. Provided, that is, they’re able to pause the Pokémon game they’re playing to take the call.Read more

Crusader Kings III Is Even Better In 2022


I reviewed Crusader Kings III in August 2020 and was about as glowing as I have ever been about a video game here on Kotaku.com. Yet having previewed it, then played it to death for review, when I was done I put the game down and haven’t been back to it since. Read more

Report: EA Executives Blame Halo, Covid For Battlefield 2042's Failures


While the game has its fans (hi!), there’s no escaping the fact that in a wider context Battlefield 2042's launch has been a disaster for Electronic Arts. Fan reception has been hostile, playercounts have dropped like a stone and the company won’t even disclose how many copies of the game have...

15 Great Nintendo 3DS eShop Exclusives That We're About To Lose


Yesterday evening, Nintendo announced that the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShops will be ceasing operations indefinitely in March 2023. What’s more, some vital functionality will start being deactivated much sooner than that. As of May 23 of this year, you won’t be able to use credit cards to add funds...

Nintendo Fans Share 3DS, Wii U Surprising Stats To Mourn eShop Closure


Just as Nintendo announced plans to sunset certain features of the digital storefronts for the 3DS and Wii U in 2023, fans are using it as an opportunity to dig into the official record-keeping website to look back on the memories they made with those two classic consoles. It’s a nice way to mourn...

A Year Later, Cyberpunk 2077’s Major DLC Continues To Be MIA


After delaying them for months, CD Projekt Red has finally dropped the next-gen versions of Cyberpunk 2077. You can go download them right now, alongside a hefty 50 GB patch that makes some vital quality-of-life improvements, like rebalancing combat so enemies are smarter and more reactive....

It’s 2022 And No Man’s Sky Is Still Getting Massive Free Updates


I have no idea how to even describe the game that No Man’s Sky has become at this point, and its latest free update called Sentinel is a perfect illustration of why. It overhauls combat and adds new enemies, among many, many other things, leading to missions that seem to have more in common with...

I Can’t Stop Playing This Hades-Inspired Roguelike


When roguelike games like Hades start you off with a sword, they usually just let you wield you one at a time. Not Warm Snow. This indie roguelike starts you off with not one, not two, but six whole swords. You can throw them at enemies with deadly precision, and then magically recall all of them...

The Japanese Internet Reacts To Nintendo Closing 3DS & Wii U Shops


Did you hear? Nintendo is culling the Wii U and 3DS eShops. Some people are surprised, but others aren’t. Everyone has an opinion, though. Even you. With the eShop doomed and Nintendo Switch Online in full force, the official line is that Nintendo has “no plans to offer classic content in other...

Pokémon Bank Will Survive Nintendo's eShop Shutdown


Nintendo’s decision to shutter the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShops doesn’t only impact games, but other things like Pokémon Bank. While it might become impossible to play certain games, the Pokémon app will live on—but not forever. Read more

Konzole Wii U a 3DS se pomalu loučí, blíží se omezení eShopu


Pokud plánujete nějaké digitální nákupy na platformách Wii U a 3DS, přišel pomalu čas se zamyslet, které to budou. Funkčnost aplikačních obchodů totiž bude od května omezena a příští rok ukončena. I nadále ovšem půjde znovu stáhnout již zakoupený obsah

Destiny 2 Players Missing Major Story Reveal Because Cutscene Won't Play


Today, after months of waiting, Destiny 2 players were finally treated to Season of the Lost’s big reveal, setting up next week’s massive Witch Queen expansion. At least, that is, the players who could get the new cutscene to work. For everyone else, the only way to partake in the big moment was...

Cyberpunk 2077's Next-Gen Update Is A Pain On PlayStation


At long last, the proper next-gen versions of Cyberpunk 2077 are here after they were rolled out alongside a massive update for the game. Like previous blockbusters that have leapt between console generations, the news once again highlights how much smoother this all is on Xbox compared...

Cyberpunk 2077 Is Buffing Its Romances


CD Projekt Red revealed a ton of long-awaited improvements coming to Cyberpunk 2077 today in patch 1.5, including more in-depth romances with its intriguing cast of NPCs. The changes might not turn the beleaguered open-world sci-fi RPG into a full-fledged dating sim, but they’ll hopefully make...

Místo řečí činy, Cyberpunk 2077 je nečekaně next-gen


Patnáct měsíců od svého neslavného vydání je Cyberpunk 2077 konečně v tom stavu, ve kterém ho hráči od začátku chtěli mít. V tichosti totiž vyšlo dlouho očekávané vylepšení pro konzole PlayStation 5 a Xbox Series X

Mario Kart 8 DLC Courses Can Be Played Without Actually Buying It


If you’re not planning to buy the Booster Course Pass for Mario Kart 8, don’t worry. You’re not completely out of luck. The new premium tracks will be randomly available for players playing Global or Regional races online. If one of your friends owns a copy of the DLC, you don’t have to purchase...

Horizon Forbidden West Reviews Say It's Really Good (And Really Familiar)


The embargo for Horizon Forbidden West has lifted, which means reviews have dropped before the game launches on February 18. Our review praised the game for its many improvements, including overhauling the rather uninventive climbing puzzles. And the wider critical consensus suggests that this...

February’s Game Pass Lineup Is Kinda A Snore


Following a banner start to the year, Xbox Game Pass kicked off February not by continuing the streak but by purging some of its best games. Nothing major is getting the boot. But nothing huge is really coming, either. Here’s everything coming to Microsoft’s Netflix-for-games in the coming...

The Feared NYT Wordle Divergence Has Begun


Millions woke up today and played Wordle just like they always do, but not all of them were chasing the same right answer. Contrary to earlier statements by new owner The New York Times, the internet puzzle sensation has undergone a few changes, leading to a split between those playing the...

Brutální horor Martha Is Dead bude na playstationech cenzurován


Chystaná hororová hra Martha Is Dead zasazená do období druhé světové války slibuje pořádnou porci nechutných scén. Majitelé playstationů o některé ovšem zůstanou ochuzeni, kvůli tamějším přísnějším pravidlům musely být na poslední chvíli ze hry odstraněny

Yakuza Creator Toshihiro Nagoshi Won't Be Making Smartphone Games


After leaving Sega, Toshihiro Nagoshi set up a new studio called Nagoshi Studio in Tokyo. Earlier this year, NetEase Games described the wholly-owned subsidiary’s M.O., stating it “develops high-end titles for worldwide release, with a primary focus on the console software business.”Read more

Fake Nintendo Insider Fooled Thousands With Phony Predictions


If you’ve been on the internet, you’ve seen commenters or social media accounts claiming to have the lowdown. Right before the most recent Nintendo Direct, a new Twitter account called Waddle Dee Knows did just that by making a flurry of predictions. Some of them, including a new Super Mario...

Stomp Stomp Stomp


Kevin Jenkins is an artist who has worked on stuff like Thor and Star Wars, and has also been a Senior Director at Epic Games.Read more

Mods Accused of Bitcoin Mining, Viruses Removed From Steam


Over the last few days, a series of mods for the PC strategy game Cities: Skylines have been removed from Steam after users began fearing that they contained all kinds of nasty stuff, from keyloggers to viruses to bitcoin mining software.Read more

Total War: Warhammer III: The Kotaku Review


I remember putting on record back in 2016 how I thought Creative Assembly’s pivot to Warhammer games was a bad idea. How “seeing the series walk away from the real world was a blow”, and that “This isn’t even the good Warhammer. It’s the dorky medieval one”. Read more

God of War PC Mod Makes Atreus Playable, Kinda


A new PC mod for God of War aims to make Kratos’ arrow-wielding son, Atreus, a playable character. But it will likely be some time before he’s as agile as he is in the game’s finale. Read more

Tom Holland’s Uncharted Movie Is Getting Trashed By Critics


The Uncharted movie won’t be out stateside until later this week, but it’s been out internationally for a few days, having released in a handful of markets last Thursday and Friday. So far, the cinematic adaptation of a popular video game series is being received about as well as any other...

Everyone's Convinced The NYT Made Wordle Harder, But It's Exactly The Same


Following Wordle’s dream-like purchase for over a million bucks, people have assumed new owners the New York Times would inevitably make changes for the worse. I mean, of course it would. It’s a big billion-dollar corporation buying a tiny morsel of joy. That always ends in sadness, right?...

Pokémon Legends: Arceus Modder Finds Modern Room That Might Hint At DLC


In the weeks since Pokémon Legends: Arceus released, players have been discovering all sorts of neat secrets about this open-world game set long before the series’ mainline entries. Now, one hacker has found a sectioned-off area containing a bedroom with modern furnishings and amenities like...

Kotaku’s 3-Episode Anime Test: My Dress Up Darling


Welcome to another edition of Kotaku’s Anime Revolution, presented by Acura, a weekly show where the otaku of Kotaku look at the hottest shows of the winter season and put them through the three-episode test to see whether they’re worth your time. This week, we’ll be taking a look at My Dress-Up...

Hideaki Anno Is Creating His Version Of The Marvel Universe


The common connection for many universes in movies and TV is corporate. So, what joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe is, well, Marvel. Of course, there are exceptions. The latest of which is the newly announced Shin Japan Heroes Universe.This upcoming collab will bring Godzilla, Ultraman, Kamen...

Sheet Of Uncut 1998 Pokémon Cards Found, Up For Auction


While there have been many expensive, individual Pokémon cards going up for sale lately, and even some boxes of cards, an upcoming auction is going to be listing something far more interesting: a whole sheet of Pokémon cards that never made it to a packet in the first place.Read more

NBA Star Accused Of Lying About His Wordle Score


Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns is, like the rest of you, playing Wordle on a daily basis, then tweeting about it straight after. But when he shared his results last week, more experienced players noticed something was very off.Read more

The Week In Games: What's On The Horizon?


It’s time for another large open-world game. Have you had enough time to finish the last one? Well, regardless, Horizon Forbidden West releases on PS4 and PS5 this Friday. Read more

2021 Saw A 31% Increase In VR-Related Insurance Claims


Please, be careful the next time you slip on a virtual reality headset and go jumping into the latest MMO craze or Beat Saber. Otherwise, you might end up hurting yourself, someone else, or breaking something. If so, you won’t be alone. According to an insurance company in the UK, VR-related claims...

How To Watch The Super Bowl On Your Xbox Or PlayStation Console


Today is the day that thousands of people head to Google and search for “How do I watch the Super Bowl?” or “When is the Super Bowl?” And today, I have some answers for how to watch the big game on one of your video game consoles. Read more

Sunday Comics: Unbearable


Hello! It’s time for Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon.Read more

Dying Light 2 Has A Star Wars Easter Egg Hidden Inside A Doom Easter Egg


Dying Light 2 has a large and cool Doom Easter egg in it. It’s very nice, complete with a special new shotgun and a visual filter that makes the game look more retro. However, the folks at Techland decided that wasn’t enough and stuck a separate and also cool Star Wars Easter egg in this already...

Lost Ark Is Now The Third Most Played Game In Steam History


Lost Ark has become one of the very few games in Steam history to reach over 1 million concurrent players. Not only that, but the Diablo-like MMO has now surpassed DOTA 2 and has become the third most popular and played game in the entire history of Steam. Read more

Someone Already Modded Carby Into Mario Kart 8


The moment Kirby sucked up a car in the latest Nintendo Direct, things changed. The internet is now filled with countless memes starring Carby—the name of Kirby when they have a giant car in their mouth. So it’s not surprising that after only a few days, someone has brought Carby into Mario Kart...

All The Video Game Franchises GTA V Has Outsold (It's A Long List)


Grand Theft Auto V is one of the best-selling games of all time. It has sold over 160 million copies since it was first released back in 2013 for PS3 and Xbox 360. But to really put that number into perspective, it helps to look at all the video game franchises that GTA V, by itself, has completely...

Pokémon Legends: Arceus Modders Are Improving Its Visuals


Despite how good Pokémon Legends: Arceus is, some folks just can’t stop obsessing over its graphics. Fortunately for them, independent developers are already pumping out mods that make it so they don’t have to deal with the horror of seeing muddy textures, low-res models, or Pokémon that animate...

Svatební přídavek k The Sims v Rusku nevyjde, vadí sňatky LGBT párů


Zatímco ve většině světa je mírumilovná hra The Sims oblíbenou zábavou nezletilých, v Rusku si ji mohou zahrát pouze dospělí. Chystaný přídavek nazvaný Svatební příběhy pak ani ti, v zemi totiž v zamýšlené podobě nemůže vyjít, kvůli tomu, že obsahuje sňatek dvou žen

Report: Warzone Devs: "We F**ked Stuff Up. We Broke It."


In a reported meeting between Call of Duty developers and select content creators and influencers, the Warzone devs admitted that the free-to-play battle royale was in a bad state, telling those in attendance that they had “fucked up” and that the current state of the popular online shooter...

Wordle’s New Owner Is Banning ‘Offensive’ Guesses


Internet language sensation Wordle is now owned by The New York Times and housed firmly on the Gray Lady’s servers. That’s meant a rickety migration for some players, but also changes to the game itself. Words like “sluts” have recently been banned from being used as guesses, and the paper...

The New York Times Rushes To Fix Broken Wordle Streaks


You may know The New York Times for its reputation as the paper of record and the paper of recommending-you-put-peas-in-guac. But now the Gray Lady has joined the likes of EA, Bungie, 343 Industries, and other developers of live-service games as it rapidly tries to extinguish fires for its newly...

The Best Video Game Strategy Guide Ever Can Be Downloaded For Free


At long last, Earthbound is on Switch. Nintendo added the 1995 RPG to its online offerings earlier this week alongside its NES predecessor, Earthbound Beginnings. New players and longtime fans alike, including the series’ director, Shigesato Itoi, can now enjoy the colorful acid sci-fi journey on...

Hearthstone Streamer Swatted Live On Twitch


Twitch streamer Alexandra “Alliestrasza” Macpherson, a prominent Hearthstone player and a member of esports organization Fade 2 Karma, was arrested on February 9. But it wasn’t her fault. She was swatted while playing the collectible card game live on stream, with police showing up fully strapped...

The Four-Day Workweek Is Getting Popular Among Devs, And It Sure Sounds Nice


Ah, Friday. The fifth day of the typical workweek. The end of said workweek, for many. But how nice would it be if [sentiment redacted by bosses]? Just ask folks from Blackbird Interactive, the developer behind Homeworld 3 and Hardspace: Shipbreaker and the latest studio to switch to a four-day...

The Rat Has A Name And Will Be Playable In TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge


Retro beat ‘em up Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge isn’t pulling its punches. Indie developer Tribute Games revealed yesterday, during a mini-PlayStation indie event, that mutant rat and ninjutsu master Splinter will be playable in the arcade homage when it releases later in 2022....

Lost Ark Has Over 500K Players On Steam, But What Is It?


Lost Ark, despite just now being experienced by a great many players for the first time, isn’t a new game in the traditional sense. It was first released in South Korea back in 2019 for PC. After finding huge success there, Lost Ark publisher Smilegate has partnered with Amazon to bring the MMOARPG...

Hopefully Disgaea 6 Will Be Better On PlayStation 5


When Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny, the first new Disgaea game in six years, was released on the Switch, it was a bit disappointing. A complete version called, wait for it, Disgaea 6 Complete is coming to the PS4, PS5, and Steam. Read more

Nintendo Thanks Feds For Sending Hacker To Prison For 3 Years


Recently indicted Nintendo hacker Gary Bowser has been handed a 40-month prison sentence by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington for creating and selling “console-hacking software and devices used to play pirated Nintendo Switch games.” This is according to a victory...

Boba Fett Had A Cameo From a 1981 Video Game System


If you made it through the entire series of Book of Boba Fett, you were treated to a terrible finale and a two-episode narrative diversion that derailed the entire premise of this being a show about Boba Fett. Enjoy! You also, however, caught a glimpse of a very cool, very old piece of video game...

Halo Infinite Finally Addresses Desync Lag, And You'd Better Pull Up A Seat


If you’ve played a competitive online shooter, it’s happened to you. You shoot an enemy a bunch. You swear you saw your shots connect. But the next minute, it’s you who’s sitting through a respawn timer. To take it from hardcore players, Halo Infinite can seem particularly egregious about such...

Report: Gaming CEO Pushes NFT Scam While Devs Struggle To Buy Food


On January 31, publisher Team17 announced a Worms NFTs and was roundly rebuked by fans and studio partners alike. A day later it apologized and canceled the whole thing. According to a new report by Eurogamer, that was only the tip of the iceberg of Team17’s bullshit, which also included bad...

Wordle Saves Elderly Woman From Kidnapping


A 32-year-old man in Lincolnwood, Illinois was arrested by police after breaking into an elderly woman’s home and holding her hostage for 17 hours. Police were called by the woman’s family to do a wellness check after she failed to send her daughter the usual morning Wordle puzzle. Read more

One Of The Best Games Of 2020 Comes To Switch Today


There exists within the indie gaming world a vocabulary that few can capture faithfully. It’s that bespoke patois that can be found in A Night In The Woods, in Oxenfree, in A Short Hike. None sounds the same as the other, and yet all have that same cadence, a truthfulness about their dialogue that...

Mario Kart 8 Fans Say DLC Is A Graphical Downgrade


The many lives of Mario Kart 8 continue with Nintendo’s DLC announcement during its first Direct of 2022, which will see courses from the series’ past added through 2023. But it’s not all sunny circuits and rainbow roads for longtime fans. Many are currently comparing screenshots between what...

Hacker: Elden Ring May Suffer Same Serious Online Exploits As Dark Souls III


All PC versions of the Dark Souls games will remain offline for the foreseeable future, according to a new tweet from series publisher Bandai Namco, in order to fix at least one major security vulnerability. Further, the developers are working to ensure that the same serious vulnerability does...

This New Kirby Game Is Messed Up


Because it’s a Kirby game, and because Kirby games are never allowed to sit at the adult’s table of Nintendo’s release schedule, you would think the upcoming release of Kirby and the Forgotten Land, aka what you could assume to be just another Kirby platformer, would go unremarked by many....

Here's Everything Shown At Today's Nintendo Direct


There was a Nintendo Direct held earlier today, which covered everything from Metroid to Mario Kart, and if you missed it and want to catch up on everything, or didn’t miss it and just wanted to revisit the parts that actually interested you, here you go.Read more

Instead Of Announcing Mario Kart 9 Nintendo Reveals More Mario Kart 8 DLC


While Mario Kart fans might have anticipated the announcement of Mario Kart 9 during today’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo instead opted to announce that remastered courses from the Mario Kart series will be hitting Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as paid DLC in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass.Read more

Mother, EarthBound Being Added To Nintendo Switch Online


During today’s Direct presentation, Nintendo announced that its classic RPGs Mother (known in the West as EarthBound Beginnings) and EarthBound are coming to the Nintendo Switch’s retro libraries for NES and SNES, respectively.Read more

Mario Strikers Returns With Battle League, Coming June 10


It’s been more than a decade since the last Mario Strikers game. But fans of the battle soccer series won’t have to wait much longer for the new game. During today’s Nintendo Direct presentation, the company revealed Mario Strikers: Battle League, which will hit the Nintendo Switch on June 10.Read...

Legends: Arceus Players Are Begging For Better Ways To Organize Their Pokémon


Like so many Pokémon games, Pokémon Legends: Arceus encourages players to catch lots and lots of Pokémon. It even incentivizes you to catch tons of the same creature, in order to obtain shinies and to fully complete its enhanced Pokédex. And this time around, instead of storing all those Pokémon...

Head Of Xbox Downplays Fears Of Game Pass Price Hike


Game Pass has never been more popular, and after Microsoft revealed its plan to buy Activision Blizzard and add some of that company’s biggest games to the service, an increase in the Game Pass subscription price has never felt more inevitable. Newly minted Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer...

Halo Infinite Is Selling A Literal Halo


First came the cat ears. Then came the Iron Man armor. But this week, one of Halo Infinite’s prime cosmetics options is a bit more on the nose: a literal halo.Read more

OlliOlli World Is A Very Sick Skateboard Nerd’s Fantasy


It’s been seven years since OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood, Roll7's 2015 skateboarding platformer. The skateboarding genre has seen some stellar releases in that time, including the highly customizable Session, Skater XL, and the remastered bundle Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2. There’s also last...

Fotbalista obviněný z násilí zmizel z Fify a eFootbalu, v Manageru zůstává


Britský fotbalista Mason Greenwood, který byl kvůli napadení přítelkyně obžalován a vyřazen ze soupisky Manchesteru United, čelí následkům svého chování i ve virtuálním světě. V oblíbených videoherních sériích eFootball a FIFA ho už nenajdete, oproti tomu Football Manager ctí presumpci neviny...

Yet Another Japanese Gaming Peripheral For The Truly Lazy


That’s not a massage table! You are looking at the Lying Face Down Sleep Cushion Z. Pointed out by Gizmodo Japan and PC Watch, it was specifically created for you to place your head between the two cushions and play video games, look at your phone or tablet, and even read books. Read more

Take A Slowpoke Themed Vacation In Japan


Right now, entering Japan is difficult, if not impossible, due to the country’s travel ban and quarantine requirements. If things change and the country’s Covid-19 situation improves, do I have a vacation idea for you. As pointed out by Mondo Mascots, Slowpoke is now the tourism character...

Report: IGDA Failed To Act On Internal Harassment Claims


The International Game Developers Association has been an outspoken critic of the culture at companies like Ubisoft and Activision Blizzard that has led to so many lawsuits, departures and firings over the last few years. Yet a report today by GI.Biz says that the group has failed to act on its...

Ubisoft's Rabbids Join Blockchain Game, Welcome To Hell


If NFTs are a scam—and they are, I’m just going through the rhetorical motions in building a sentence here—then The Sandbox is one of the biggest engines driving them in the video game space. So it makes perfect sense that it’s the location for Ubisoft’s next foray into the world of all this...

Destiny 2’s Mysterious Bridge Is Finally Finished, And Nothing Happened


Destiny 2 is in a weirder spot than usual right now. Anticipation for its upcoming Witch Queen expansion is through the roof, but the game’s current seasonal story hasn’t progressed in months. Nothing highlights the gap between the growing hype and the current snooze better than the game’s latest...

Halo Infinite Tips For People Who Already Know What They’re Doing


By now, Halo Infinite has been out long enough for you to get pretty good. But there comes a point in all competitive shooters—hey, no shame in this—where you hit a plateau. Your matches start playing out just as the previous 50 did. You find yourself falling back on the same tactics, to the same...

Secret Dying Light 2 Blueprint Gives Players A Lethal Finger Gun


Dying Light 2 is a massive game, with tons of little nooks and crannies in which to find treasure. One such hidey-hole squirrels away a blueprint for the Left Finger of gloVa, a powerful piece of equipment that lets players kill zombies simply by pointing at them.Read more

Halo Infinite's Xbox Numbers Slip Behind Roblox


Halo Infinite is slipping. As first reported by Forbes, 343 Industries’ popular shooter—the marquee Xbox game of this generation—has dropped out of the top five most-played games on Xbox, down from once upon a time holding fast in the top position.Read more

The Problem With Critical Role’s Latest Campaign


In early fall, the hugely successful Dungeons & Dragons “actual play” series Critical Role announced plans for their third campaign, set in the fictionalized world of Marquet. While the campaign would draw inspiration from real-life SWANA [Southwest Asian/North African] cultures, the group...

Pokémon Legends: Arceus Players Find Glitch To Clone Shinies


Pokémon Legends: Arceus hasn’t launched with nearly as many exploits as last year’s Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl remakes, but players have still managed to discover one particular glitch with huge consequences for Shiny hunting. Want to start raking in Shinies and dish them out...

Uh-Oh, Now Pokémon Has A Wordle, Too


I promised myself I wouldn’t write about Wordle today. It didn’t matter how clever the spin, how cute the twist on the theme, I was determined. And then I discovered the existence of Squirdle, a Wordle-like guessing game about Pokémon, and I’m helpless.Read more

Surprise, The First Nintendo Direct Of The Year Has Been Scheduled


Switch owners can finally chill for a minute. The first Nintendo Direct of 2022 has been revealed, and it’s taking place tomorrow, February 9. The lengthy presentation will “mainly” cover games coming out in the first half of the year, so news about Breath of the Wild 2 might be a long shot,...

Dying Light 2, As Told By Steam Reviews


Dying Light 2 was released last week and quickly became one of the most popular games on Steam, at one point hitting over 240,000 concurrent players. The open-world zombie RPG is the follow-up to the also successful Dying Light, launched back in 2016. And while game critics have had some mixed...

Even More Evangelion Wedding Rings For Getting Hitched


Since its debut in 1995, Neon Genesis Evangelion has spawned piles and piles of merch. Figures, t-shirts, stickers, coffee cups—you name it. An endless supply of stuff like that is normal. But Evangelion also has other things, like wedding rings. Last fall, wedding rings inspired by the Spear...

Gundam Anime Studio Is Changing Its Official Name


Founded in 1972, Sunrise Inc. is one of Japan’s most famous anime studios. The studio’s corporate name will be no more starting this spring.IT Media reports that Sunrise will become Bandai Namco Filmworks as of April 1st 2022. Bandai Namco Arts and Bandai Namco Marketing will merge with Sunrise...

Recenze jsou zbytečné, lidé si kupují špatné hry po milionech


Z výroční zprávy herního vydavatelství Take Two vyplývá, že se loňského remasteru trilogie her Grand Theft Auto prodalo kolem deseti milionů kopií. Recenzenti i samotní hráči jí přitom v době jejího vydání strhali, na Bonuswebu dokonce „vyhrála“ ve čtenářské anketě kategorii zklamání roku

The Art Of OlliOlli World


The first two OlliOlli games were great, but developers Roll7 have really outdone themselves with the third entry in the series, OlliOlli World, which is out this week.Read more

Wordle's 'Best' Starting Word Has Been Found, And Ruined, By Math


One of the cutest things about Wordle, and also one of the most important if you value having any kind of success with the game, is the selection of your starting word. For most players this has probably been their own favourite combination of vowels and consonants, but if you really want to...

BioShock Infinite's 'Bread Boy', Explained


Over the weekend, a tweet blew up reminding the world of BioShock Infinite’s “Bread Boy”, a very strange, joyous little man from the game’s Burial At Sea DLC.Read more

People Won’t Stop Arguing About Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ Graphics


Pokémon Legends: Arceus has sold like gangbusters, received largely positive reviews, and achieved the highest user score of any game in the series in years. That hasn’t stopped it from being mired in controversy when it comes to its graphics, however. A week after the game’s release, the debate...

Demon’s Souls Expert Claims PS5 Remake Still Hides Secrets


Several unique items have yet to be unearthed in the PlayStation 5 remake of Demon’s Souls, trusted modder and dataminer Lance McDonald recently stated on Twitter. That said, he’s not quite ready to give up the details.Read more

Here's How To Save 10 Bucks On Horizon Forbidden West For PS5


This is a little PSA to note that Horizon Forbidden West, Guerrilla Games’ highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed Horizon Zero Dawn, is $10 cheaper if you pre-order it through your PlayStation 4 rather than buying the PlayStation 5 version. Read more

Wordle On Game Boy Might Be The Coolest Port Yet


Hey, have you heard about this game called Wordle? You probably have. At this point, the only people who haven’t heard of Wordle are folks with no internet access, and honestly, it’s likely some of them have heard about it, too. And now, thanks to one clever and bored hardware hacker, the daily...

Halo Infinite’s Players Love Shooting You After You’re Dead


For years, the teabag has been the go-to competitive Halo taunt: you can condense an entire victory speech within a few seconds. You’ve likely experienced, if not doled out, a teabag at some point while playing Halo Infinite. Possibly you’ve even bought the teabag gun charm for some extra burn....

It's Wordle, But It Takes You Around The World


The Wordle phenomenon isn’t going anywhere yet. One of the best side-effects is the number of clones and spin-offs that are being produced by others inspired by the simplicity of the daily puzzle game. The latest to catch our eye (and there have been many others) is Globle, a geographic...

In Pokémon Legends, Baseball Fans Find A Familiar Pitching Style


Pokémon games are famous for basing regions on real-world locations. The Hisui Region in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, for example, was based on Hokkaido. But the setting is not the only thing the game appears to borrow. As noted on 2ch, Japan’s most popular bulletin board, the way that traveling...

What's Old Is New Again


Nicodemus Yang-Mattisson is an artist at Netease, and has been working in the video game business for almost twenty years now, on projects as varied as Gravity Rush, Crackdown 3 and Forza.Read more

NFTs Are 'A Scam', Says Indie Marketplace Itch.io


While some publishers like Ubisoft push right ahead with NFTs, regardless of how their own workers feel about it, and others like EA are prepared to half-ass their way through the fad, one video game marketplace has come out and issued one of the most welcome statements I’m yet to see from within...

The Week In Games: Skateboard Around The World


I can’t skate. At this point. I’ll never be able to do it. But, I can (and do) play skateboarding video games. They let me live out my skater punk fantasies without breaking any bones. And soon, I’ll have a new game to scratch that skateboard itch when OlliOlli World drops in on PlayStation, Xbox...

A Man Wearing A Sonic Mask Tried To Rob A Bank In Florida


On February 2, local police were dispatched in response to an attempted bank robbery in DeLand, Florida. According to witnesses on the scene, the man entered the bank wearing a Sonic the Hedgehog mask and wielding a large hammer. Read more

Sifu's Early Access Release On PlayStation Is Kind Of A Mess


Sifu is out today for folks who pre-ordered the game’s Digital Deluxe Edition, which comes with a few bonuses including 48-hour early access. However, loads of people on PlayStation have reported issues with downloading and installing the early access version of the game, prompting devs SloClap...

The Most Unbelievable Part Of Dying Light 2? Everyone Getting Vaccinated


Dying Light 2 is the latest big-budget open-world game blowing up on Steam and other platforms. I enjoyed it, less for its narrative and more because it features excellent parkour and fun combat. Oh, and there are zombies and other undead mutants. But that’s not the most hard-to-believe part...

Sunday Comics: But Hey!


Hello! It’s time for Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon.Read more

Remembering Why The Jackass Video Game Was Terrible


Yesterday, the world got a new Jackass film. After two years of covid-19, I’ll admit I’m happy to see the old gang back, wild and dumb as ever. It feels like a small piece of normality, one which I’m happy to have in 2022. But back in 2007, following the release of the second film and five years...

Report: Google Quietly Ditching Stadia


Bad news for all the Stadians out there: A new report claims that Google is looking to salvage its Stadia streaming service by moving away from focusing on video games and instead, looking to make deals with companies like Peleton instead of trying to bring in big games from studios like Rockstar...

How To Level Up Faster in Dying Light 2


Dying Light 2, Techland’s latest open-world zombie RPG, has officially launched on most major platforms. You’re probably playing it right now. But maybe you’re getting your ass handed to you in the early levels, like I was when I started the game on normal instead of easy. That’s OK. There...

Co budete hrát o víkendu?


Prozraďte, na které hry se chystáte o víkendu. Pustíte se do něčeho nového, nebo rozehrajete nějakou klasiku? Na vaše tipy se těšíme v diskusi pod článkem

Hráč vydírá autory Skyrimu. Dokud nebude nový díl, zabije jedno NPC denně


Od vydání zatím posledního dílu série The Elder Scrolls už uplynulo víc než deset let a další je stále v nedohlednu. Naštvaný fanoušek se proto rozhodl popohnat autory poněkud drastickým způsobem a každý den na svůj youtubový kanál přidává video, jak různými způsoby vraždí jednu z vedlejších postav...

US Govt Wants To Imprison Nintendo Hacker Bowser For 5 Years


The U.S. government suggested to a federal judge on Thursday that Nintendo hacker and modder Gary Bowser receive five years in prison after he pled guilty to two charges involving the selling and creation of mod chips that could allow people to play pirated games on their Nintendo Switch. Read more

Ubisoft’s Latest Galaxy-Brain Move Is To Gift Scammy NFTs To Employees


Ubisoft’s ongoing NFT odyssey continues to bewilder and demoralize not just longtime fans but also its own developers. The company recently held another workshop aimed specifically at addressing the concerns of skeptical employees, yet also started giving out special NFTs to some members of...

Pokemon Legends: Arceus Players Are Spending Forever In Just The First Area


Game Freak’s first stab at a semi-open world Pokémon game is quite good. In some ways it’s shockingly so. How do I know this? In part because I and a bunch of other players got immediately hooked on Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ first area and wasted hour after hour there doing tons of stuff without...

Pokemon Legends: Arceus Fans Agree: Paras Is Satan


You’ve probably been trying to catch ‘em all in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, but sometimes the Pokémon just want to catch you. And kill you. It’s probably fair, since I’m trying to put their friends and family in Pokéballs. But in the heat of running away from a weirdly aggressive Paras, I just want...

Can We Talk About Pokémon Legends: Arceus' Shockingly Dark Tone For A Second


For years now, Pokémon fans have been begging Game Freak for a more “mature” monster-collecting video game, ideally one that’s more difficult than the mainline games in the franchise. With Pokémon Legends: Arceus, it seems that folks might have finally gotten what they wanted–and it’s kinda...

The Battle Between Anime YouTube and Japan Keeps Escalating


Anime content creators on YouTube have been entrenched in a brutal fair use battle with aggressive Japanese copyright owners for a while now, but as one content creator tells it, things are starting to get out of control. Japanese companies don’t want YouTubers using their footage. YouTubers need...

Six Hours With Zenith, The Latest MMO Hit On Steam


Massively Multiplayer Online RPGs are the kind of game that people get lost in, finding friends and communities to spend days and days with. Virtual reality has quickly become a popular way for folks to interact with others, often in wild and strange worlds or environments. So combining the social...