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I DMed In D&D For The First Time And Now It's All I Can Think About I DMed In D&D For The First Time And Now It's All I Can Think About

What’s it like playing a Dungeon Master for the first time ever? On this week’s episode of Kotaku Splitscreen, let’s discuss.

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!

The entertaining (and surprisingly touching) Madden story mode will return for Madden 19, EA said today, promising that this new version of Longshot will offer “more control over Devin Wade and Colt Cruise’s football quest.”

Shadow of War Is Now Microtransaction-Free Shadow of War Is Now Microtransaction-Free

Middle-earth: Shadow of War came out on October 10, 2017. Two hundred eighty days later, it is now free of all microtransactions. It’s a drastic change and yet another sign that 2017 was a turning point for the video game industry’s brief obsession with loot boxes.

The 20 JRPGs You Must Play The 20 JRPGs You Must Play

There comes a time when every person must sit back, think about their life’s accomplishments, and wonder, “What JRPGs should I play?”

Nathan Fillion Tells Us How That Great Uncharted Fan Film Happened Nathan Fillion Tells Us How That Great Uncharted Fan Film Happened

How did Nathan Fillion wind up playing Nathan Drake in an Uncharted fan-film? And who really voiced Cayde-6 during that E3 trailer? On a bonus episode of Kotaku Splitscreen, we discuss.

Nathan Fillion Made An Uncharted Fan-Film, And It's Excellent Nathan Fillion Made An Uncharted Fan-Film, And It's Excellent

The official Uncharted movie may be stuck in development hell forever, but actor Nathan Fillion and his crew have made their own 15-minute cinematic tribute to the iconic action-adventure franchise. It is wonderful.

Listen To Us Talk About Octopath Traveler Listen To Us Talk About Octopath Traveler

Tim Rogers and I have both played a lot of Octopath Traveler, the next big role-playing game for the Nintendo Switch, and you can hear us talk about it on this week’s Kotaku Splitscreen.

Tips For Playing Octopath Traveler Tips For Playing Octopath Traveler

Octopath Traveler is a complicated game with a lot of intricate mechanics. I’ve played many hours of it. Now it is time for me to share my knowledge with you.

How To Unlock Octopath Traveler's Post-Game Dungeon How To Unlock Octopath Traveler's Post-Game Dungeon

Once you’re past the credits of Octopath Traveler, there’s one major hidden dungeon left to find. It’s not obvious how to get there, though, so allow us to give you a guide.

Octopath Traveler: The Kotaku Review Octopath Traveler: The Kotaku Review

Eight people gather in a tavern, swapping stories and preparing for adventure. It’s not clear why they’re traveling together—there’s a pious cleric and a murderous dancer in this odd crew—but they’ve united nonetheless.

How Octopath Traveler's Structure Actually Works How Octopath Traveler's Structure Actually Works

There’s been a lot of confusion about the structure of the upcoming Switch role-playing game Octopath Traveler, namely surrounding the game’s eight main characters. Allow us to clear things up.

If you’ve been holding out for the PC version of Monster Hunter World, here’s some good news: It’s coming on August 9, Capcom says.

Why We Play Tough Games Why We Play Tough Games

What makes people want to play nails-tough games? When do they risk feeling like a waste of time? On this week’s Kotaku Splitscreen, we discuss.

Octopath Traveler Is Nothing Like Final Fantasy VI Octopath Traveler Is Nothing Like Final Fantasy VI

The producer of the gorgeous upcoming Switch game Octopath Traveler made waves this week with a quote in which he said that mechanically it was a spiritual successor to Final Fantasy VI. Other people have made similar comparisons. But Octopath is nothing like Final Fantasy VI—it’s more like a SaGa game, with some…

Here's A Proper Look At A Mission In Anthem

At E3 last month, publisher Electronic Arts showed an abridged version of Anthem, saving the full demo for behind closed doors. Now you can finally see it all.

Final Fantasy VI Speedrun Is A Seven-Hour Master Class Final Fantasy VI Speedrun Is A Seven-Hour Master Class

If you think you know just about everything there is to know about the seminal role-playing game Final Fantasy VI, watch this beautiful speedrun and prepare to be proven wrong.

We Talk PS4's Lack Of Cross-Play We Talk PS4's Lack Of Cross-Play

In 2013, Sony handily won the war of words against Microsoft’s customer-unfriendly policies, but in 2018, we’re seeing a role reversal. On this week’s Kotaku Splitscreen, let’s discuss.

Sources: Google Is Planning A Game Platform That Could Take On Xbox And PlayStation Sources: Google Is Planning A Game Platform That Could Take On Xbox And PlayStation

Over the past few months, the wildest rumors in video game industry circles haven’t involved the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Two. The most interesting chatter has centered on a tech company that’s been quietly making moves to tackle video games in a big way: Google, the conglomerate that operates our email, our internet…

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