Bravely Default 2 Is Another Fun But Flawed Old-School JRPG

Bravely Default 2 Is Another Fun But Flawed Old-School JRPG

Bravely Default 2 is a trip, man. I thought I knew exactly what this game was going in, and it turns out I pretty much did, except for all of the tiny moments that occasionally delight, and just as occasionally elicit big, heaving sighs. Every time the familiar old-school JRPG…

Giant Motor Gives PC Enough Rumble To Shake The Very Heavens

Giant Motor Gives PC Enough Rumble To Shake The Very Heavens

Jatin Patel is an iOS developer who works on big, silly projects for his YouTube channel. His latest million-dollar idea was to connect a giant, 2,880 rpm induction motor to his DualShock, magnifying the controller’s comparatively pitiful rumble to extraordinary proportions.

What’s Happening With That Philosophical, Post-Apocalyptic Aussie RPG

What’s Happening With That Philosophical, Post-Apocalyptic Aussie RPG

Every now and again, PAX Australia throws up a neat surprise. Last year’s indie out of nowhere was Broken Roads, a traditional cRPG set in the outback with echoes of Wasteland and Mad Max. The game is still in the early stages of development, but with the creative lead from Torment: Tides of Numenera joining the project, I touched base with Broken Roads’ game director to find out where the Aussie RPG was headed.

Persona 5 Strikers’ Menus Are As Vibrantly Alive As Its Cast

Persona 5 Strikers’ Menus Are As Vibrantly Alive As Its Cast

Video game menus are like arseholes — every game has them and more often than not, they stink. They are often the least-pretty, least splashy part of an otherwise beautiful game, partly because they aren’t central to gameplay (unless it’s Crusader Kings or something). But Persona 5 Strikers shows us…

Final Fantasy Got It Right With Two Black Fathers

Final Fantasy Got It Right With Two Black Fathers

Lately, dads have become the video game industry’s pet trope. There are a ton of games that have won a lot of awards about trying, failing, and in very few cases, succeeding at being a dad. But that trend largely excludes Black fathers (with one extremely notable exception), since the…

Internet Unites For Amazing Wii Shop Channel Jam Session

Internet Unites For Amazing Wii Shop Channel Jam Session

Composer, musician, and YouTuber Alex Moukala let loose a funky, bass-tastic remix of the Nintendo Wii theme music on Twitter yesterday and then invited other artists to do the same. The result is an impromptu jam session full of super-talented people showing their love for one of gaming’s quirkiest songs.

The Streamers Who Earn Money While They Sleep

The Streamers Who Earn Money While They Sleep

Streaming has created all sorts of careers. But perhaps the most fascinating route for live-streamed livelihoods is the one with the least consciousness: People streaming themselves sleep. It’s common enough that sleep has its own category under Twitch’s IRL page, which encompasses Just Chatting, ASMR, podcasts and other non-gaming channels. Sleeping…

eBay Is Flogging The Nintendo Switch For $299

eBay Is Flogging The Nintendo Switch For $299

If this isn’t your first time to the bargains rodeo, you’ll know that Nintendo Switch deals can disappear as quickly as they appear. Especially when the deal is an impressive $170 off the retail price. If you head over to eBay, you’ll see that the Nintendo Switch is currently going…

It’s Not Just You: AMD’s Latest Motherboards Are Having USB Issues

It’s Not Just You: AMD’s Latest Motherboards Are Having USB Issues

If you’ve bought the latest AMD Ryzen gear and their latest X570/B550 motherboards over the last six months, chances are you might have noticed some odd behaviour with your USB ports. Users have been reporting some real weird behaviour, ranging from USB devices disconnecting, audio stuttering and crackling, webcams glitching, and other bizarre drama. Months after all the reports landed, AMD has finally confirmed there is an issue — they’re just not entirely sure what it is.

Kogan Has Discounted Its Entire Range Of NBN Plans

Kogan Has Discounted Its Entire Range Of NBN Plans

Are you currently in the market for a new internet provider because you feel like your current plan is too slow or too expensive (or both)? If you’re looking for a change, you might want to check out Kogan, as its currently offering discounts across its entire NBN range. Here’s…

Forrest 64 Is What A Fictional Nintendo 64 Game Sounds Like

Forrest 64 Is What A Fictional Nintendo 64 Game Sounds Like

Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s ongoing hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-arse sounds they make. We’ve got an odd one today: the soundtrack to a make-believe Nintendo 64 game hidden away in the Switch version of Firewatch.

We Gotta Talk About This Main Story Quest In A Realm Reborn

We Gotta Talk About This Main Story Quest In A Realm Reborn

My journey through Final Fantasy XIV continues apace. My bard and black mage are now at level 46, and I’m currently questing through the icy Coerthas, which seems oddly French with all the names ending in -x and -eau. When I first started playing, my circle of FF14-playing friends all…

It’s Weird To See Ryu Use A Gun In Fortnite

It’s Weird To See Ryu Use A Gun In Fortnite

Yesterday, after some hints and leaks, Street Fighter characters Ryu and Chun-Li came to Epic’s mega-popular battle royale game, Fortnite. Watching Ryu run around shooting people with an assault rifle is weird. It’s also just one more example of how Fortnite consumes popular characters and franchises without much care or…