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How Halloween Became a Thing in Japan


When I first came to Japan in 2001, Halloween was not a thing. At all. Well, it was if you were a foreigner, but Japanese people just didn’t really get it.Read more

Hot Wheels Unleashed Devs On Making 2021's Most Surprising Racing Game


Italian studio Milestone is known for racing sims. MotoGP, MXGP, Ride, the World Rally Championship series—that’s all Milestone. Hot Wheels Unleashed, the surprise hit arcade racer featuring Mattel’s iconic toy cars racing through physics-defying loops and making heart-stopping jumps, is about...

Pokémon Unite Hides Score To Stop Players From Rage Quitting, Devs Say


I can’t count the number of times I’ve been in the thick of a Pokémon Unite match, feeling good about my team’s chances of winning, only for the timer to countdown to zero and reveal that we actually got wrecked. According to makers TiMi Studio Group, that’s by design.Read more

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy Priced, Dated And Rated


After Kotaku was the first to tell you Rockstar were remastering the first three 3D Grand Theft Auto games, all manner of leaks and rumors have flown around, until the developer finally officially confirmed their existence two weeks ago. Today, they’ve announced a release date—November 11 for...

Talking MMORPGs, From Ultima Online To Amazon's New World


For nearly three and a half decades, massively multiplayer online role-playing game fans have been wandering the digital wilderness, chopping down trees, hunting for boars, and getting murdered by other players while doing so. We did it in Ultima Online back in 1997, and we’re doing it in Amazon’s...

Devs Of 'Stolen' Game Aeon Must Die Demand Money From Publisher


Tomorrow, the beat-’em-up Aeon Must Die comes out for PC, Switch, Xbox, and PlayStation. A day ahead of its release, some of the game’s original developers—now at a different, newly formed studio—have published a statement requesting that the game’s publisher and developer “complete their legal...

Far Cry 6's Autosave Bug Keeps Killing Players Repeatedly


Arkane’s recent and well-regarded immersive sim isn’t the only death loop of the fall. Thanks to a rare autosave bug in Far Cry 6 that spawns players milliseconds before a death, some players have found themselves stuck in an unbreakable feedback loop, with no apparent way to break the cycle.Read...

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl Is So Good Smash May Need To Watch Its Back


A lot of hay’s been made about Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl’s supposed failings. There’s no voice acting, the graphics are rough, the roster is disappointing, it feels like an early access game, etc. But I’m here to say none of that matters. Well, okay, it may matter to you, which is totally valid...

How Halo Infinite Calculates Your Kill-Death-Assist Ratios


If you played any of Halo Infinite’s recent not-a-betas, you probably saw a fairly high number in your postmortem kill-death-assist ratio (KDA). And if you, like me, are flummoxed by math like long division, you likely thought, Cool! ...So what’s it mean?Read more

Help Me, I Can't Stop Playing Cookie Clicker


It was September, 2021 when it started. Kotaku editor-in-chief Patricia Hernandez asked me to handle a post, a story about a clicker game on Steam getting patched to allow cheating. What a fun, novel notion, certainly worthy of a story. No problems there. That was how my problems with Cookie...

Smash Bros. Ultimate Fans Split On Kingdom Hearts' Sora As Final DLC Fighter


If you’ve spent any time on Twitter recently, you may have noticed Kingdom Hearts’ Sora has been trending. That’s thanks to the ever-vocal Super Smash Bros. Ultimate community once again debating the potential of Square Enix’s big-shoed hero joining the already-packed fighting game as its final...

The GTA Remastered Trilogy Sure Seems Imminent Now


Last month, we reported that Rockstar Games was planning to release a collection of remastered versions of some classic Grand Theft Auto titles later this year. Now it appears that the (still unofficially announced) collection has received an age rating in Korea. This lines up with new information...

Alleged Assault And Pokémon Card Robbery Makes National News In Japan


While nearly everyone who desperately wants Pokémon cards waits in line or pays premium prices on the internet, there are the occasional and unfortunate exceptions. In Japan, a 25-year-old man in Hiroshima is accused of attacking a college student as he exited a 7-11 with a box of newly purchased...

Uncovering The Real History Of The Women Who Pioneered Video Games


It’s a fact: The women who helped shape the video game industry often go unacknowledged, hidden from history by popular narratives and male-centric scholarship. Mary Kenney, a narrative writer and game designer at Insomniac Games, aims to shed light on some of those overlooked pioneers...

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