There is an ancient piece of video game trivia about the DOOM franchise, specifically Doom Guy (not Doomguy), that has been haunting me all week.
I’ve done it. I’ve finally begun my journey with Final Fantasy XIV, after six years of aborted attempts I made it through the still strangely unfriendly onboarding process and am now roaming free in the world of Eorzea.
Japanese whisky isn’t yet one hundred years old. The country set up its first proper whisky distillery in 1923. And from then until this year, there were zero codified rules about what exactly Japanese whisky was.
At some point between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, the bounty hunter Boba Fett has a very bad day. When he loses his bounty, the carbonite-encased Han Solo, a mercenary war erupts throughout the galaxy in the most epic event Marvel Star Wars comics have yet…
Last month, three skills mysteriously showed up in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, but only if you disconnected your console from the internet. Now, those skills are officially available, included in the game’s 1.1.2 patch, out today for all platforms.
This weekend, northeastern Japan was rocked by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake. Considering how devastating earthquakes can be, people were worried. Some called, while others messaged. And in Rainbow Six Siege, one player smashed a wall to check in on the rival team.
In 2009, Konami tried to release Six Days In Fallujah as an apolitical depiction of the Iraq War, before canning it when pretty much everyone said that was a bad idea. Now, with the game back from the dead, its publisher is trying to…peddle that exact same message?
If you’re struggling to get your sleep quality on track, consider checking out your diet. It has more to do with your sleep than you’d think.
Nothing can beat the beautiful box art of the early 2000s.
eBay Plus members will have the chance to win a prize pack including a PS5, games and accessories.
Back in September of last year, Nintendo released Super Mario 3D All-Stars to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. This retro bundle for the Switch includes revamped versions of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy. This was the first time these titles were available to play on…
There’s never been a better time to play games on PC. Not only does the PC get the lion’s share of the best new games, but PC gamers also have a back catalogue that makes even the most stocked console library look paltry.
The lawsuit comes from the same firm behind the Nintendo Joy-Con class action.
Fellow post-Valentine survivors, it’s time for Ask Kotaku, the weekly feature in which Kotaku-ites deliberate on a single burning question. Then, we ask your take.
Remedy Entertainment, they behind Max Payne and 2019’s Control, made more than twice as much money in 2020 as they did the year before. Yet they didn’t release a new game. They just kept releasing an old one instead.
It’s rather common for anime fans to know character’s ages. But for years, Gintama’s age has not been revealed. That is, until now.
Clue, on your television, in animation. That’s the solution to what’s next for the beloved whodunit board game.
Some of us played Disc Room last year and loved it, but today we’re talking about one aspect of the game in particular: the fact that it will forever be set in the future, no matter how far into the future you ever decide to play it.
Next week, Iron Circus Comics will release The Crossroads at Midnight, a new collection of spooky tales from writer and illustrator Abby Howard (Last Halloween). Kotaku has a generous sneak peek today that’ll immerse you in the author’s striking drawings and suspenseful storytelling.
There’s plenty of reasons to play games like Hades, Cultist Simulator, Just Dance, Ori and the Blind Forest, Spiritfarer or many other cracking titles on the Switch. But you know what makes it easier? A massive Switch eShop sale. Like every other platform right now, the eShop is having a…
Hello! It’s time for Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics.
There’s a new game out. It lets you play as a dog (or wolf I guess, but whatever.). But then, throughout the game, it turns you back into a human against your will. Hey, stop that. Video game. Stop. Let me be the dog, please.
Monster Hunter Dancers, a dance group in Japan, has recreated some of the character intros featured in Apex Legends during the selection process before a match. It’s fantastic.
Hello again! If you’ve got a few minutes to help us out with something, we’d love to know more about how you’re handling things on the road. This survey specifically is all about cars: how you feel about them, what you love to drive, and what you wish you could…
Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment have confirmed today that The Division 2 will receive more content this year, doubling down on statements made by Ubisoft’s CEO earlier this week during a call with investors.
While the dust starts to settle around GameStop’s meme stock phenomenon, investigations into the hedge funds, trading platforms, and the Reddit community that fuelled it are just getting started. Many people have already lost a lot of money, but even more could be on the line if lawmakers and regulatory…
Cyberpunk 2077‘s console launch was a disaster, and sure enough sales on console now seem to reflect that, with the game tumbling off of last month’s best seller list according to the latest report by the NPD market research group. Even the nearly four-year-old Switch exclusive The Legend of Zelda:…
At many arcades in Japan, there is often an amusement cabinet called a punching machine that measures how hard one can punch. A sixteen-year-old has been arrested after kicking one.
There’s a great comment flying around, one that says that Mario games accomplish more in a couple of hours than some AAA games do over 20 or 30. That’s a little unfair, but it does highlight an especially brilliant trait of Nintendo and Mario games: design that you can see….
In DC Comics’ Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman, the Themysciran princess is one of the last heroes left standing in a universe ravaged by ceaseless evils. In time, those evils apparently became so great that even beings like Darkseid begin to fear them.
Dracula is everywhere, even in Pac-Man.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury is two games in one, and that’s great.