These Final Fantasy XIV Characters Ain’t Sh*t

These Final Fantasy XIV Characters Ain’t Sh*t

Last night, I finished the true ending of A Realm Reborn and made it, at long last, to Heavensward. This means yes, I saw the event that was basically FF14’s equivalent of the Red Wedding (refresh your memory here), Instead of discussing my feelings regarding what the absolute flying fuck…

Mortal Kombat’s Mileena Would Really Love It If Someone Returned Her Gym Jumper

Mortal Kombat’s Mileena Would Really Love It If Someone Returned Her Gym Jumper

It’s surprising just how many Australians are helping bring Mortal Kombat to life, both from behind the screen and in front of it. One of those faces is Sisi Stringer, a Brisbane-based actress in her first major role. Taking on a fan favourite like Mileena is a massive endeavour, and in a chat with Kotaku Australia, Stringer revealed just how intense the experience has been.

Inspiring: This Valheim Player Built A Greyling Torture Factory

Inspiring: This Valheim Player Built A Greyling Torture Factory

If you’ve played even just several seconds of Valheim, you despise Greylings. They’re awful little tree stump goblins who smack you once, then run away with an infuriating spring in their step, like they’ve stolen candy from your pockets. In the game’s early goings, they’re everywhere. One brave player has…

Maquette’s Love Story Has Already Broken My Heart

Maquette’s Love Story Has Already Broken My Heart

Ever listen to a song so powerful you stop, drop, and roll to frantically figure out what it is? That’s what happened to me last night while playing Maquette, a puzzle game out this week for PC, PS4, and PS5. Yes, the game’s fantastic, which we’ll get to in a…

How To Beat Bravely Default 2’s Brutal Boss Battles

How To Beat Bravely Default 2’s Brutal Boss Battles

Bravely Default 2, the new Nintendo Switch game about watching numbers go up, isn’t easy. The boss fights in particular are guaranteed to mess up your day. If you’ve been playing the game since it launched last week, you’ve likely found yourself banging your head against a wall on more…

Building Diablo, WoW And Hearthstone From Home: How Blizzard Weathered COVID-19

Building Diablo, WoW And Hearthstone From Home: How Blizzard Weathered COVID-19

As virtual as video games are, the process of making them is very much a tight-knit, hard-fought collaborative effort. Some teams are well accustomed to a remote environment, but the culture and ethos of a major AAA developer like Blizzard are very different. The nostalgia of the Blizzard campus is part of the recruitment pitch, with prospective and current devs inspired by the hallways stacked with figurines, statues, concept art and fan letters from games past.

5 Ways Video Games Make Failure Matter

5 Ways Video Games Make Failure Matter

Video games are constantly trying different ways to make you feel like the game you’re playing has exciting, tangible stakes. Some are more creative about it than others.

Report: Elden Ring Has Pages

Report: Elden Ring Has Pages

Fans of Elden Ring, the joint collaboration between Dark Souls maker FromSoftware and Game of Thrones writer George R. R. Martin, have been desperate for confirmation that the game is still real and will eventually come out. It now sounds like they have an answer: according to a new report…

An Ode to a Jigglypuff

An Ode to a Jigglypuff

Twenty-five years ago in Red and Blue, freshly-minted Boulder-Badge owning Pokémon trainers would find themselves heading toward the first steps of the rest of their lives drowning in bird Pokémon. Route 3 was filled with them — Pidgeys and Spearows, as far as the tall grass could see — but…

Pikachu Gets More Powerful The More It Sleeps

Pikachu Gets More Powerful The More It Sleeps

Every Pokemon is interesting and worth talking about. I don’t play a ton of Pokemon, but I do enjoy the universe and I love learning more about the creatures in it. So, Here’s Another Pokemon! It’s Pikachu!