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.
Currently, anyone in Japan is free to dress as their favourite characters. That will continue, most likely, but there might be big changes for those who make money from cosplaying — and possibly, even for those who don’t.
Players have discovered a new hidden and powerful bow in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. All you have to do is find a specific pile of rocks and hit it a few times and reload your save. Though, this isn’t the intended way to get the weapon.
Aussie Broadband has just raised its typical evening speeds across most of its NBN plans without telling anyone. And it isn’t charging customers more for it!
I love NBA Jam, and I love 90s basketball, but look, I don’t always want to play as Tom Gugliotta or Kendall Gill. Sometimes, I want to play NBA Jam and play as Alex Caruso or Bam Adebayo, and now I can.
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…
If you haven’t seen it, you really need to watch some of Hitman 3’s wild speedruns.
Only a few months after a number of professional Counter-Strike players received bans for betting on their own matches, the Esports Integrity Commission has issued sanctions “against 35 players for betting related offences”.
Final Fantasy XIV is known for having a very special, loving community. But when one player’s house was relocated recently, they received a very unexpected message.
While Ethan Winters may be the new face of the Resident Evil series, we still haven’t seen his actual face. And it doesn’t look like that’s going to change when Resident Evil Village launches on May 7.
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.
Like the federal government, CD Projekt Red dropped a major update at 5 p.m. on a Friday. The first major patch for Cyberpunk 2077 is officially out, nine days after the developer apologised for the state of the game’s console release and promised a major patch within ten days. Patch…
When ‘80s kid Robdp82 found a relatively rare 1984 Voltron “Castle of Lions” playset in his mother’s attic, he did what any nostalgia-loving computer builder would do — he transformed it into a lovely Voltron-themed custom PC, complete with five colour-coded lion SSDs.
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…
Genshin Impact is one of the more gargantuan and, after a certain point, grindy games currently in existence, but its players remain ravenous for Content. On February 3, they will be briefly sated by a big new event: The Lantern Rite Festival, which will bring with it a new playable…
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)…
Debuting in November 1997, Yukiru Sugisaki’s manga D.N.Angel will draw to a close in the March issue of Monthly Asuka.
Sorry Melbourne: there won’t be any esports shoeys this year. ESL and Dreamhack have announced that while IEM Melbourne will go ahead, it won’t be with crowds. ESL and Dreamhack have announced that the majority of their esports events will be run online or in a studio for 2021, with…
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.
Modified versions of Sonic 1 & 2, ripped from their mobile ports, decompiled then played on a PC, can do some neat stuff, like let you play with the camera zoomed out so far you can see the whole damn level.
There are eight days left until Final Fantasy XV disappears from Xbox Game Pass and thereby, my Xbox Series S.
Today, Funko announced two figures of Eivor, the main character from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Expect, both figures are male, which isn’t even canon.
During today’s Resident Evil showcase, Capcom announced Resident Evil Re:Verse, a multiplayer shooter featuring characters from across the franchise.
Today during Capcom’s Resident Evil Showcase, the publisher announced Resident Evil Village is coming out for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and S on May 7 2021.
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….
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…
PUBG’s latest update adds a souped-up new sports car, more improvements to test out in the lab version, and most importantly a reputation system that will try to give you a score based on how toxic you are as a player. That sounds amazing. More games should have this.
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.
The main Elder Scrolls series consist of five games released across nearly two decades, and as a result the game’s fans have spent much of that time modding pieces of the older games into the newer ones. Or in this case modding parts of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim into…
Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of Final Fantasy, has been working on the follow up to his Terra Battle role-playing games. It’s called Fantasian.
PS5 owners who are playing on certain Samsung TVs are experiencing issues with high-performance modes, but thankfully a fix is on the way.
With publishers of all sorts absolutely loving remasters, it makes it all the more likely that a video game’s anniversary actually matters. And with each passing year, more amazing games and franchises are celebrating key birthdays.
Getting a PS5 in Australia has been a nightmare. And that wasn’t helped by The Good Guys, which was forced to cancel their PS5 preorders after failing to secure enough stock. But for those who went through the ringer, there’s some light at the end of the tunnel.