Earlier this week, what should’ve been the second-biggest event of World of Warcraft’s calendar year landed with a dull, wet thud. The big 8.0 patch, which lays the foundation for the upcoming expansion Battle For Azeroth, sailed into players’ lives aboard a raft of bugs and tedium. Now Blizzard has apologized and…
On September 7, Sony will be releasing this Spider-Man PS4 console in the US and Canada. It’ll cost USD$399/CAD$499.
Dragon Ball movies stopped having a plot a long time ago. If the trailer shown at San Diego Comic-Con today is anything to go off of, Dragon Ball Super: Broly won’t be any different.
Last weekend, Epic kicked off its $8 million Fortnite “Summer Skirmish” series with a $250,000 tournament featuring top-tier players and content creators. Thanks to latency issues and confusing camera work, it was a disaster. Now Epic has put out a postmortem acknowledging that, yeah, between lag and hyper-cautious…
Over the past week, the overwhelming majority of EVE Online’s player run coalitions have begun to band together and field some of the most powerful fleets that the game has ever seen. The game’s galaxy map is split along its North-South axis, with each side attempting to drive a vanguard strike deep into the heart of…
The Washington Post is now Twitch streaming politicians beating its reporters at video games, starting today with Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz demolishing reporter David Weigel 26 to 0 in Madden 18. It’s an extremely weird interview format, but one that feels perfectly at home in the absurd media landscape of…
Ghost Recon Wildlands’ next free update is out July 24. Special Operations 2 will include a Ghost Mode featuring permadeath, as well as an option to turn off AI companions and travel the world completely alone. Ubisoft is also overhauling the Prestige credit economy so they can be earned in the campaign.
You’re heading to the store to get an Xbox One right now, and need to know which games to get. Or you’re at work or in school, daydreaming about what you want to play next. Or maybe you’re suiting up for a battle in the console war, cinching on your armor and trying to remember which games will best help you make the…
Shadow of the Colossus battles are supposed be dangerous clashes against massive foes, but a new boss rush world record highlights some intense climbing tricks and AI foolery that turns the game’s iconic beasts into pushovers.
Last night, something went terribly wrong with Overwatch’s best team. It became apparent early on in a match, when Do-hyeon “Pine” Kim, New York Excelsior’s unstoppable, sawed-off shotgun, switched off the sniper hero who made him famous and onto Doomfist, a character notorious for being high-risk but high-reward.…
Since Tetris Effect’s beautiful reveal trailer was posted last month, I didn’t know that game developers made games for just one person—that person being me.
What’s it like playing a Dungeon Master for the first time ever? On this week’s episode of Kotaku Splitscreen, let’s discuss.
In 1993, before the magical girl anime Sailor Moon was released in the U.S., there was an alternate vision for it. It was an American vision. A total remake of the show with Saturday morning-style animation, intercut with footage of real-life, all-American high school teens.
I’ve just finished a super little game called Yoku’s Island Express on my Switch, a pinball Metroidvania featuring a tiny red dung beetle rolling a lil’ rock around.
Gravity Rush 2's servers were officially shutdown early this morning. This means things like photo sharing quests can no longer be accessed and a number of rare items and costumes will be almost impossible to get. Sony pushed back the first shutdown date after fans cried out, but this time pushed forward anyway.
Whenever I’ve interviewed a games industry executive over the past few months, I’ve asked them what single thing will revolutionize video games in the next five years.
After briefly getting the world excited over the prospect of a new hardware announcement at Gamescom next month, Microsoft has changed a line in its blog post from promising “all-new Xbox hardware and accessories” to “new Xbox One bundles and accessories.” Whoops!
This is Battle Kid. It will be released this September in Japan on a Famicom cartridge.
I am entirely indifferent to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but boy does that gold cover look hot.
Xenia Malikova is a concept artist and illustrator from Russia.