2017’s Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is a game that trades on the grand spectacle of alternate history. Like Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle or Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Years of Rice and Salt, it asks us to consider a bombastic “what if” that is, nonetheless, grounded in some kind of historical…
Geralt is coming to Soulcalibur VI, and that means that anything is possible. What other characters could be coming to the beloved franchises of your dreams?
Today from 10am to 6pm Pacific (1pm-9pm Eastern), Kirk and I will be streaming video games. We’ll be speedrunning Super Mario World, killing bosses in Mega Man X, and trying to figure out if Red Dead Redemption is a good enough real-life version of Westworld.
Today in Austin, Texas, we put on a live episode of Kotaku Splitscreen to talk about Telltale’s formula and much more.
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I love a good Cities: Skylines build, and this cinematic flythrough of a recreation of the Federal Territory of Putrajaya in Malaysia is something special to see. There’s real care taken by the creator, Gilbert Plays, to make something that models the feeling of an actual city. While I’m no expert on Putrajaya (and so…
The triumphant return of the ‘Shop Contest brought many entries, but the capricious soul of victory chooses the best of the best!
Players digging through the animation files of Dark Souls have found some very funny falling animations for creatures that rarely fall in the game.
QUOTE | “The premium living room experience today is on Xbox One X, and we hope to continue that for years to come. But when you think about how we are going to broaden our business, we need to think beyond console to be successful.” - Microsoft GM of gaming cloud Kevin Gammill says the company isn’t leaving the…
Sonic Mania is getting an updated version called Sonic Mania Plus on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC this summer. It’ll include an Encore Mode which changes up some of the levels, two new playable characters, Mighty and Ray, and a four-player competitive mode. A physical version will also be available.
Religion has been a powerful motivating force throughout human history, but some Civilization VI AIs are a little too into religion, at the expense of, well, pretty much everything else. It’s a real bug, and it’s all because of a typo.
The roguelike dungeon crawler Omega Labyrinth Z is coming to the West sometime this year on PlayStation 4 and Vita—but not in the United Kingdom., nor in a handful of other countries that have banned it.
In the past 24 hours, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile has soft-launched on Android devices in Canada, presumably to test things out before the wider launch. While Kotaku UK’s office is not in Canada, we did manage to get our hands on a build of the new game, and have spent this morning trying our very best to win…
I’ve played hours of the remastered version of Burnout Paradise prior to today’s release of the game on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. So how are the higher resolution textures and enhanced lighting effects? I don’t know, man. I’m just playing Burnout Paradise again, and it’s as wonderful as it ever was.
How many times more than twice will we mention Fortnite on this week’s Kotaku XP? Click “play” to find out!
Fortnite’s new remote mines are incredible fun, unless, of course, you’re on the other end of one. Released last night, the C4 mines are inspiring strategies that take down huge player-made buildings and wreck existing zones in exciting battles for area control.
I love my Switch, but you know what was also great? The GameCube. If only there were a way to combine the two...Oh wait, there is! At least if you’re as clever as this DIY modder.
The Nintendo Switch is a piece of hardware with a lot going on. It’s a console. It’s a handheld. It’s got tons of games to play, options to tweak and accessories to play with. Here are tips to help you get the most out of the latest Nintendo entertainment system.
Great games are interesting, as are terrible ones. Mediocrity’s a bore. Too bad Nintendo’s newest Kirby game is just that.
Félix Habert is a game designer and staff representative at Eugen Systems, a small French studio behind several well-received strategy games, including the recent Steel Division: Normandy 44. He joined the company as an intern five years ago, but walked out last month alongside 20 other employees because of unpaid…