Nier: Automata’s Soundtrack Is Real Sad-Girl Shit

Nier: Automata’s Soundtrack Is Real Sad-Girl Shit

Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-arse sounds they make. Today we’re back from our winter break, refreshed and ready to dive into Keiichi Okabe and co’s masterful soundtrack for Nier: Automata.

Nintendo’s Joy-Con Drift Problem Just Won’t Go Away

Nintendo’s Joy-Con Drift Problem Just Won’t Go Away

Nobody likes Joy-Con drift. In fact, Joy-Con drift sucks so hard that Nintendo has been pummelled with numerous lawsuits over the widespread, well-documented problem. Well, Nintendo can add another lawsuit to the pile. A Canadian law firm, Lambert Avocat, has filed a class-action lawsuit seeking compensation for anyone in Quebec…

Video Games, Like Life, Are Full Of Godawful Presidents

Video Games, Like Life, Are Full Of Godawful Presidents

This week, America had a normal one. Nothing major or out of the ordinary happened, and no disgraced proto-fascist insurrectionists with mouths wetter than a slip and slide left the highest office in the country. And yet, for some reason, we decided to centre this week’s Splitscreen podcast on presidents.

Activision Merges Tony Hawk 1 + 2 Developer Into Blizzard

Activision Merges Tony Hawk 1 + 2 Developer Into Blizzard

It seems like only yesterday that Vicarious Visions released one of the year’s best games in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 — a remake that went the extra mile and then some. As of today, however, the studio is done taking the lead on projects. Activision just announced…

Microsoft Doubles Cost Of Xbox Live From What It Was A Year Ago

Microsoft Doubles Cost Of Xbox Live From What It Was A Year Ago

Xbox Live Gold, Microsoft’s online service for Xbox, is about to get more expensive. The company announced this morning that subscriptions will go up by $US1 ($1.50) to $US11 ($14) a month in the coming weeks. The new cheapest option for an annual subscription is paying for the $US60 ($78)…

GTA Characters, Remastered

GTA Characters, Remastered

Hossein Diba is an artist we’ve featured here before, but I thought his latest series of works — turning sketched or low-poly Grand Theft Auto characters into fancy 3D models — was worth a closer look.

Breath Of The Wild Mod Makes Link’s House Suck Less

Breath Of The Wild Mod Makes Link’s House Suck Less

Much like his fellow millennials (who may or may not also technically be over 100 years old due to Calamity-induced death sleeps), Breath of the Wild’s Link dreams of home ownership. Unlike the rest of us, he can actually achieve that goal. There’s just one problem: The house is bad….

Bugsnax Devs Say The Ending Could Have Been A Lot Darker

Bugsnax Devs Say The Ending Could Have Been A Lot Darker

I’ve been thinking about Bugsnax so much that it feels like I’ve eaten one of the little mind-controlling critters myself. It’s been a week since I’ve finished the game and I still catch myself muttering “bunger bunger bunger” as I go about my day. To satiate my hunger for more…

Gabe Newell And Valve Are Genuinely Thinking About Moving To New Zealand

Gabe Newell And Valve Are Genuinely Thinking About Moving To New Zealand

The co-founder of Valve, Gabe Newell, has been stuck in New Zealand basically since the pandemic began. And because the developer and business leader has been having a great time in the country — and most of his Seattle-based colleagues are still stuck at home — it’s logical that Newell, and Valve, are starting to practically think about the logistics of living in New Zealand permanently.