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This week on Snapshots we have more Spider-Man and Assassin’s Creed screenshots, some nice shots from Ghost of Tsushima, half of a scary lady, leaping, running, and Lara Croft. And one big jump.
A group of gaming preservationists has released online a fully playable (and a bit buggy) build of Dinosaur Planet, a cancelled Nintendo 64 project developed by Rare. It would eventually become Star Fox Adventures, which was released on the Gamecube in 2002.
Overwatch 2 might not be out this year, and for the first time since its announcement the hero shooter wasn’t part of Blizzard’s official opening ceremony. But there’s a metric ton of content that’s being added into the sort-of-a-sequel, and some enormous changes to the game’s meta, basic roles, weapons, new maps, and more.
Hearthstone is no stranger to branching well beyond its traditional roots, with its continually wacky Tavern Brawls, a battle royale mode, and various singleplayer quirks and challenges. So it’s no surprise that with games like Slay the Spire, Monster Train, Griftlands and other card-based roguelikes going ballistic, Hearthstone would give it a shot. So that’s what Hearthstone Mercenaries is.
Having peaced-out at the end of the 1996 original, the bow-weilding rogue hasn’t shown their face around Sanctuary for nearly a quarter of a century. Consider their stealth-imposed exile over — the rogue returns in Diablo IV.
Fortnite has absorbed just about every nerdy property under the sun at this point, but Epic Games’ massively popular battle royale has yet to dip its toes into the world of fighting games. Well, until now, that is.
Do you still love the Harry Potter franchise but absolutely cannot abide supporting its terfy author? If so, Magic: The Gathering’s latest card set, Strixhaven: School of Mages, might be for you.
Yesterday, Bungie announced some big plans over the next few years, including new offices, new games, and a new leadership team seemingly in charge of branching out the the Destiny 2 universe into other media.
Here’s every show you’ll want to check out, and how to watch this year’s BlizzCon in Australia.
In Hades, the pomegranate is a key item, one that grants you very real power by buffing your abilities. The pomegranate also grants unimaginable power in the real world, at least if you’re the streamer Dylan “Rudeism” Beck. He harnessed the power of ancient fruit to beat the game’s final…
During yesterday’s Nintendo Direct presentation, Mario Kart Live developer Velan Studios revealed its next game, Knockout City. But all I really care about is the spunky (and wholly unrelated) little princess that was used to market it.
Attempting to get ahead of cryptocurrency miners who might snatch up a good chunk of RTX 3060 stock when the GPU goes on sale next week, Nvidia announced this morning it now has a dedicated card for professional mining.
History was made today when Reddit user DeepFuckingValue, who goes by Roaring Kitty on YouTube, opened his Congressional testimony in a hearing about GameStop stock by specifying, for the literal record, that he is not actually a cat.
Finally, after years of waiting, Shovel Knight is coming to the popular fighting game… For Honor. Oh…that’s fine I guess. I mean, who can think of any other game that needs Shovel Knight?
In the first 30 seconds of the first trailer for April’s Mortal Kombat movie reboot, Mehcad Brooks’ Jax loses both his arms to the icy grip of Joe Taslim’s Sub-Zero. Then things get violent.
Minit took the sense of exploration and discovery from a classic Zelda and recreated it in 60-second black and white chunks. The result was fantastic, so it’s not surprising its creators are returning to that world in their latest game: Minit Fun Racer.
Whenever there is an earthquake in Japan, inevitably on Twitter there are photos of people’s anime statues knocked off shelves. Sometimes the figures are ok, and other times they are not.
Telstra has been running wild with some fantastic deals recently. Last week the telco slashed $50 per month off of its Extra Large mobile plan. Today, Telstra has reduced both of its NBN 250 and NBN 1000 plans by $40 per month, for the first six months you’re on these…
You really can’t do ULTRAKILL justice with a screenshot.
These are trying times we are all living through. If only we could live through them with half the gusto — and fashion sense — of Wario.
Stay up to watch the Nintendo Direct they said. Help us with the edits as the stories go live they requested. Sure, sure I replied, I was going to watch anyway, why not. And then they said Mario was coming to Animal Crossing. And now I don’t get to sleep….
Knockout City is a brand new dodgeball-themed brawl-for-all from Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit developers Velan Studios.
The most family-friendly competitive online shooter this side of Splatoon finally makes its way to the Switch on March 19. Plants vs. Zombies: Battle For Neighborville Complete Edition brings the fight to Nintendo’s console and makes all released cosmetic DLC unlockable in-game without a premium store or microtransactions.
You know what was missing from Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Official Mario stuff. Bricks. Question boxes. Flags. Costumes. All that and more comes to your furry island paradise on February 25 as part of a free update celebrating the plumber’s 35th anniversary.
This one’s no hill of beans. Fall Guys will come out on Switch at some point in the winter.
Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s ongoing hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-arse sounds they make. Today we’re continuing to indulge my terminal case of Final Fantasy brain with a deep dive into Final Fantasy XIII’s mould-breaking soundtrack.
Finally, the Switch is getting a proper Direct. It’s been almost two full years since Nintendo took up our time for 50 minutes, so let’s enjoy it together. As they often do, Nintendo provided some pretty clear directions about what we can expect. A good chunk of Smash Ultimate footage is on…
Nintendo’s first big release of 2021, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, packages together a re-release of a seven-year-old game alongside a new, yet bite-sized, adventure. The main draw is the latter, which offers a showcase of what an open-world Mario game could be. What’s more, Bowser’s Fury technically…
Wood carvings are one of Vietnam’s traditional handicrafts, but instead of religious-themed works, DWoodart Studio specialises in stunning sculptures of popular anime, manga, and video game characters.
Strike hard and fast without wrecking your wrists.
I’m a sucker for a real good movie poster. So any day when I get to pair that with one of my favourite cult classics — Mortal Kombat hitting the big screen — is a good day indeed. Today we’ve got a look at one of the full-length shots of…
IDW was supposed to be releasing Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game later this year, but after a succession of delays the company has decided to walk away from the project instead.