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This Was Inevitable


Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard has been momentous news today, as much for the scale of the deal as its shock value. But we shouldn’t be too surprised. This was inevitable. A handful of companies have always wanted to own everything, and nothing is going to stop them.Read more

PlayStation Boss Calls Out Activision Following Dire Kotick Revelations


As the wider gaming world reacts to yesterday’s latest wave of allegations against senior figures at Activision, including the reigning world champion of hubris-before-a-fall, CEO Bobby Kotick, PlayStation boss Jim Ryan expressed his disappointment at Activision’s response. In an email sent...

Japan's Manga Piracy Crackdown Continues


In 2019, there was a global manhunt for the manager of manga piracy site Manga-Mura. The manager, a Japanese citizen named Romi Hoshino, was arrested in Manila on copyright violation charges. In June 2021, he was found guilty, sentenced, and fined. If you thought that was the end of Japan’s piracy...

Why Everyone Is Talking About Twitch Star Hasan Piker's New Merch Line


Popular socialist streamer Hasan Piker did a cool thing earlier this week: he launched a new line of merch aimed at supporting workers. In addition to the clothes being made by union shops, some of the profits are also going to strike funds to help pro-labor causes across the country. The store...

10 Dope-Looking Games Fighting For A Chance To Get Finished


Indie games can allow creators to think outside the box, bucking mainstream trends to do work that’s more original and daring. But while creating those games can be liberating from a creative standpoint, gaining financial momentum for pitches can be a debilitating process. The Pitch Ya Game contest...

Amazon MMO New World, As Told By Steam Reviews


It’s a new world, if not exactly a brave one. New World, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game published by Amazon, is officially out today for PC, marking the first legitimately successful game release for the planet’s most valuable company. (Pour one out for the super-face-planted...

Switch RPG Triangle Strategy Out March, Still A Looker


The Square Enix tactics game formerly known as Project Triangle Strategy is officially known as...Triangle Strategy. It’s out March 4, 2022. Square Enix announced the news at today’s out-of-the-blue Nintendo Direct.Read more

Square Enix Donates $45,000 To Japanese Red Cross For Torrential Rain Relief


Last month, parts of Japan were hit with devastating torrential rain. Game maker Square Enix has donated 5 million yen ($45,000) as part of an effort to help out. Japan’s rainy season is typically between May and July. This year, the rains were particularly heavy in parts of the country. In...

Dev Reveals Exploitative Nature of Most Game Contracts


Receiving a publishing deal from an indie publisher can be a turning point for an independent developer. But when one-man team Jakefriend was approached with an offer to invest half a million Canadian dollars into his hand-drawn action-adventure game Scrabdackle, he discovered the contract’s terms...

'Undetectable’ Console Cheat YouTube Ad Taken Down By Activision


Earlier this week we reported on an insidious new cheating system for competitive shooters that works on consoles and PC alike and promises to be completely undetectable. Looks like Call of Duty maker Activision already has the cheat makers in their sights, striking down their YouTube ad for...

Happy Indie-Penance Day!


Shhhhhh, all the grown ups are distracted. Kotaku’s proper employees are all off doing whatever it is Americans do on Independence Day, and in a woefully ironic act, have allowed a Brit to take over the site. So aside from leaving crates of tea everywhere and graffitiing “Long Live King George...

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