How Valorant’s Latest Agent Skye Became An Australian Eco-Warrior

How Valorant’s Latest Agent Skye Became An Australian Eco-Warrior

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. 

America Got The Better Super Mario Bros. 2

America Got The Better Super Mario Bros. 2

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…

Borderlands 3’s Bloody Harvest Event Is Back, And Just As Fun As Last Time

Borderlands 3’s Bloody Harvest Event Is Back, And Just As Fun As Last Time

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…

They Finally Did It: Fallout 76 Is Pretty Good Now

They Finally Did It: Fallout 76 Is Pretty Good Now

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…

Lowlands Away

Lowlands Away

Alisher Mirzoev is an environment artist and matte painter based in Russia who has worked on stuff like Pathfinder and Styx.

Maybe Rhythm Games Can Help Teach Fighting Game Skills

Maybe Rhythm Games Can Help Teach Fighting Game Skills

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.

I Am Two Shanghai Dragons Wins Away From My First Tattoo

I Am Two Shanghai Dragons Wins Away From My First Tattoo

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…

Mortal Kombat 11 Cheapens Its Guest Characters’ Legacies

Mortal Kombat 11 Cheapens Its Guest Characters’ Legacies

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….

Let’s All Cry Because Final Fantasy IX Is Over

Let’s All Cry Because Final Fantasy IX Is Over

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…