Panels are the heart and soul of PAX — and PAX Online is no exception. There’s a lot more of them this year, thanks to the show’s expansion into a 9-day event. But parsing the schedule can be a bit tricky, so to help out, here’s a list of the biggest and most interesting panels you’ll want to catch up on.
Play D&D with 1000 of your closest friends this weekend at the D&D Celebration event.
After eight long years, what do we really know about the game?
Oh boy. Oh boy. Where to even begin with this. How about…we try something new.
Yesterday, the Call of Duty League made the decision to move from playing on the PS4 to the PC. That’s fine and cool, only in moving to the PC, they’re not letting competitors use the single best thing about playing shooters on the platform: using a mouse + keyboard.
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, the latest PS4 game from developer Vanillaware, tells the story of 13 Japanese high school students who get mixed up in a war between mechs and massive kaiju beasts that spans over a century and a half of history. To get the whole story, you have…
Earlier today, Fall Guys received a mid-season update meant to shake the game up before things get medieval. Mini-games that were previously a walk in the park have been remixed with new obstacles. As someone who had previously burnt out on the battle royale, this has been the perfect opportunity…
The Switch got a new firmware update yesterday that didn’t seem to do anything unusual, but as Switch homebrew modders discovered, it’s added several new phrases to the device’s banned word list.
Some of the greatest games ever developed were made in Japan. The institutional know-how and skills are there. But the country’s indie game scene still hasn’t broken through in a major way like its counterparts in the West.
AMD isn’t ready to reveal everything about its upcoming Radeon RX 6000 series video cards to the world, but the company’s fine with giving gamers a little sneak peek at the card’s design via a honking-big virtual model within Fortnite Creative.
There are going to be fewer next-gen Sony consoles available this financial year.
IKEA has really been getting into collaborations lately, with the new Lego storage solutions and stylish Sonos speaker lamps. This latest collaboration with the Republic of Gamers (aka ROG) promises to make your gaming furnishings more comfortable, ergonomic and affordable (allen key included). While the announcement today was maddeningly non-specific,…
Who among us hasn’t dreamed of searching the seven seas and a deserted island for hidden treasure using an old map with an X on it? While that dream isn’t exactly about to become a reality, thanks to border closures, Xbox and Telstra have teamed up to offer the next best thing: an online scavenger hunt to win a brand new next-gen console.
A porn spam bot was the icing on the cake during a Magic: The Gathering Arena tournament this weekend, in an event whose technical problems reminded us all that the digital card game’s client desperately needs a spectator mode.
After nine anticlimactic years the Origin name is no more. Going forward, EA will simply refer to its PC gaming client as the “EA desktop app.”
It’s time for Ask Kotaku, the weekly feature in which Kotaku-ites deliberate on a single burning question. Then, we ask your take.
Marvel’s Avengers includes the option to play online, or you can play solo with computer-controlled teammates. Playing with AI means you don’t have to deal with the game’s lousy matchmaking, but it does mean you have to deal with the game’s terrible AI, who appear in every mission where you…
15 years ago today Square Enix released Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, a CGI-animated feature-length movie based on one of the most iconic role-playing games of all time. A decade and a half before we actually got a Final Fantasy VII Remake (or at least the first part of one),…
In the original Spelunky, every run is different, but it’s also always the same. Your objective never changes; enemy behaviour is always predictable. In the 100 hours I’ve spent with the first game, my skills, mistakes, and choices are what make every run unique and exciting. Spelunky 2 keeps the…
Mike Pondsmith reveals the secrets of how to become a game designer, and why tabletop designers are nicer than video game devs.
If you love 3D retro Super Mario games, then this is definitely going to be an exciting week. If you don’t, it’s still going to be a pretty good week, but, you know, not as good. That said Mario’s not the only nostalgia coming to consoles this fine week, look…
It used to be in the 90s that Michael Jordan was the most conspicuous absence from licensed basketball games. These days it’s Charles Barkley, not for any rights issues, but because of the way he believes 2K needs to help out some of the people it’s using to make its…
Back in March, struggling retailer GameStop announced that it would be closing at least 320 stores over the course of the year. That number has now jumped to “between 400 and 450 stores”.
Ahoy, there maties! Did you know that next Saturday is Talk Like A Pirate Day? Well, now you know! And to celebrate it, let’s walk the plank and other pirate things.
If you’ve ever wanted to torture your fellow man, Hell Architect is exactly what the doctor ordered.
This week on Snapshots we have a wide and varied selection of screenshots from a bunch of games, including some photos from Control, The Last of Us, Fallout 76, and Red Dead Redemption II.
This week we find to try to figure out what’s up with all these confusing Xbox console names, capture a cute pup in a net, check out the new trailer for the Prince of Persia remake, and put on a creepy mask.
We all want to have the best gaming setup possible, but we can’t all afford thousand-dollar GPUs and 12-core monster PCs. Sometimes you’re a student stuck with a potato laptop, or you’re just getting by on an entry level rig. And that’s fine, because there are a ton of great games available. If you’re looking for something that’ll run without much fuss, here’s a massive list of games to try out.
Earlier this week, the folks over at Microsoft announced a lightweight alternative to the beefy Xbox Series X known as the Xbox Series S. But what if I told you that the official reveal wasn’t the first time the world caught a glimpse of the cute little console?
There Is No Light is a stylish pixel adventure filled with spooky horror charm.
A bristly researcher taking a one-way trip into an ancient alien cave. A gruff warrior making one last stand against the odds. A fanatical cutlist watching the abyss stare back while trapped in a time maze. A brilliant engineer set on rescuing Earth’s last, most advanced artificial intelligence from cyber-death….
Super Smash Bros. veteran Nairoby “Nairo” Quezada has been banned from Twitch two months after admitting to engaging in a sexual relationship with a fellow competitor who was underage at the time. Quezada’s official partnership with Twitch has also been terminated.
Owners of the original version of Control say they recently discovered it had automatically switched to the new Ultimate edition that ensures a free upgrade to next-gen platforms, raising even more questions about why the game’s upgrade process continues to be such a mess.