King Backs Down Over Trademark Disputes

Casual gaming giant King has “amicably” resolved its disputes with both The Banner Saga and CandySwipe, perhaps concluding that being seen as the games industry’s top villain isn’t the best business practice.

The Final Skylander Of The Season Arrives Next Week

Did you hear that? That’s the sounds of hundreds of thousands of parents and collectors breathing a sigh of relief, as they learn the final Skylanders: Swap Force character is being released next week. It’s quickly followed by a pained groan, as they discover Doom Stone’s debut is a 500-piece giveaway at the Toys’R'Us in New York City’s Times Square.

People Are Playing Frogger On A Skyscraper

The comparison has been many many, many times by people trying to run and dodge through traffic: it feels just like playing Frogger. Except it’s terrifying, because you’re the frog. This is particularly troubling in developing countries still in need of a robust public infrastructure to regulate traffic.

Sony Just Sold All Of Its Shares In Square Enix

Little known fact: until today Sony Computer Entertainment actually owned 8.25% of Square Enix. But now, Sony has sold all of its holdings, a total of 9,520,000 shares, in a transfer that is expected to yield US$47 million.

Why Do So Few Women Work In The Australian Games Industry?

In June last year, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released some raw figures concerning games development in Australia. Of the 581 people employed in games industry, only 8.7% were women. Debi Taylor, a student at UTS in Sydney wondered why those numbers were so low, so she decided to try and find out.

While You Were Sleeping

China Is Serious About Kicking Arse At League Of Legends They’ll take you to school.

Realistic Pokémon Snap Would Give Me Nightmares I didn’t want to sleep tonight anyway.

Xbox One Update Makes The Xbox One A Little Better This chunky update held me back from gaming last night.


The Big Thing You Might Have Missed In Yesterday’s Game Of Thrones Are we good to talk about spoilery things yet? Hurry up everyone!

We've Already Found The Best Video Game Mod Of 2014

UPDATE: What we first thought was a bug is actually an intentional fan project, according to Telltale, the company behind The Wolf Among Us. “This is actually a fan made modification using existing game animation assets from a previous episode,” a Telltale rep tells us. (The episode in question.) Kotaku‘s headline has been changed accordingly.

Square Enix Mobile Developer On New SaGa And Mana Games

Briefly: A Square Enix mobile developer has recently talked to Famitsu about a pair of new SaGa and Mana games that will “stay true to all [our] memories from the [SNES] and PlayStation era”. The developer also mentioned that Square Enix’s second mobile division would be “helping out” with the games.

Another Frustrating Beyond Good & Evil 2 Tease

It’s time for another heart-breaking glimpse of the long-brewing follow-up to Beyond Good & Evil. The flirtation with releasing actual information about a sequel for Ubisoft’s cult favourite action/adventure is an annual ritual, like salmon swimming upstream or leaves changing colours.