If you’re looking to get started in Genshin Impact, here’s what you should know first.
Given how much COVID-19 has affected every part of development and caused delays all across the video game industry, it’s only natural that the game most famous for being delayed ad infinitum should get a delay of its own.
Given that the PS5’s 3D audio requires headsets to work, and 2020 has provided a ton of deals for upgrading in general, it’s not a bad time to think about your audio gear. So if you’re in the mood for an early Christmas present, there’s a ton of solid deals on headphones and gaming headsets.
It’s time for Ask Kotaku, the weekly feature in which Kotaku-ites deliberate on a single burning question. Then, we ask your take.
According to documents filed on the UK’s Companies House registrar, Crackdown 2 developer Ruffian Games is now operating as Rockstar Dundee and has become part of the large stable of worldwide Rockstar studios.
A YouTuber’s pet betta fish accidentally stumbled into a rock duplication glitch in Pokémon Sapphire that doesn’t appear to have been previously reported.
Late last week, a gem-mint first-edition shadowless holographic Charizard #4 from 199 sold for $US183,812 ($253,844) at Iconic Auctions. With the twenty per cent buyer’s premium, the grand total was over $US220,000 ($303,820). This is the highest price ever paid for this Charizard card.
Fruit Ninja, one of Australia’s most successful exports and one of the biggest games ever made, is getting a remaster.
Ever since Valorant was first announced, players have been rightly wondering when another healer would arrive to balance out the resurrecting, ice-wall erecting power of Sage. Last week, the community had their answer: Skye, an eco-warrior with a thick, ocker accent. To understand how Skye came about, I sat down for a chat with Valorant’s senior game designer Max Grossman to understand more.
For years people have wondered what Bloodborne could truly be like at a higher frame rate, especially if it was released on PC. Well, as it turns out, the game’s capable of running on 60fps on existing consoles thanks to the tireless work of one Australian.
Need to see how big the Xbox Series X is in person? Telstra’s showing off the console in-store now, so you can see how big a beast it is.
Hello! It’s time for Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon.
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 Dreepy!
I love me a character creator. Buried in the deepest recesses of my brain lies the eight-year-old me who loved dress-up Flash games. Character creators in today’s games scratch the same itch, letting my inner child play with an even greater freedom of expression. So when Baldur’s Gate 3 hit…
Every discussion about the American version of Super Mario Bros. 2 invariably turns to its origins as a completely different game. “It’s not the ‘real’ Super Mario Bros. 2,” is a fact some folks are more than happy to point out, and in some ways, they’re absolutely right. I just…
Mere minutes after I posted my take on Baldur’s Gate 3’s character creator, Larian Studios (coincidentally) announced the release of a third hotfix for its long-awaited CRPG, which contained this intriguing morsel:
No trick, Vault Hunters, Borderlands 3’s latest event is quite a treat. Yesterday, the well-liked “Bloody Harvest” kicked off again. On a surface level, “Bloody Harvest” bears similarity to any other Borderlands event — shoot everything, get guns — but it stands apart by being a total blast with minimal…
Starting out Destiny 2 as a new player is a bit of a mess at the moment. You’re almost immediately thrown into a huge solar system full of weird economies and esoteric systems, left to muddle through years of old content. Bungie plans to change that next month with a…
According to The Mainichi Daily News (via Tokyo Reporter), former Splatoon pro Kai “YIG” Asano (pictured) has been arrested for the alleged rape of a middle school girl.
Last April I bought a PC copy of Fallout 76 for $25. It was such a cheap price that I finally couldn’t resist trying it out. After five or so hours of doing some quests and building a small shack I called home, I moved on. While I enjoyed exploring…
Adam Kovic and Ryan Hardwood have left Rooster Teeth after allegations they groomed young fans and leaked explicit photographs.
Some Australians today received an unwelcome shock from the worst possible news: their preordered PS5’s would be arriving in 2021, instead of day one. Fortunately, the email was an error.
Alisher Mirzoev is an environment artist and matte painter based in Russia who has worked on stuff like Pathfinder and Styx.
Fighting games are hard, but what if they taught players how to perform combos with concepts from a more approachable genre? A new video imagines what it might be like to learn important techniques by way of a rhythm game-style tutorial.
You know how parents quantify the passage of time to an excited child in the number of sleeps? Well, instead of sleeps, I am two Shanghai Dragons wins away from getting my first tattoo. That’s because the Overwatch League Grand Finals tournament kicked off earlier today — much earlier today…
At the end of First Blood, the 1982 movie adaptation of the David Morrell novel of the same name, John Rambo tells his former commanding officer that there’s no turning off the violence he was taught to inflict as a veteran of the Vietnam War. He breaks down. He weeps….
Outriders won’t be out this year after all. The game’s been delayed until February 2, 2021.
Seven years ago, I wrote seven reviews of the terrific Wii U game Pikmin 3. I had played the game Switch-style before there was a Nintendo Switch. There’s a photo of this. I’m at the Daytona Beach airport, Wii U plugged into a wall socket and no TV in sight…
Japan’s train network is getting the ultimate upgrade: AI robots that serve you food, clean the station and carry bags.
The Steam Game Festival: Autumn Edition is here, and it’s bringing a bunch of fantastic games to the table. Here’s all the demos you should check out.
The Riot Oceania office and the Oceanic Pro League, one of Australia’s biggest pro circuits for video games, is shutting down.
Intel announced this morning that its 11th-gen desktop processors, code-named Rocket Lake, will release sometime in the first quarter of 2021. But unlike the 10th generation, this generation will actually provide support for PCIe 4.0. Not much more information was provided beyond that, although Intel did say it would reveal…
Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s daily hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-arse sounds they make. Today we’re going to talk about Final Fantasy IX’s ending theme, an audio sponge that sucks up 40 hours of emotion-packed Japanese RPG and squeezes it out all over every time…