What Are Your Top 3 Platformers Of All Time?

What Are Your Top 3 Platformers Of All Time?

Welcome to Ask Kotaku, the new weekly feature in which Kotaku’s rank and file weigh in on the burning questions of our time. Each query is a crucible on which nerds and giants clash, monumental contests of wit, that…well, OK. This is just another excuse to talk vidya games. You…

NBA Players Are Living The 2K Life

NBA Players Are Living The 2K Life

One of the weirdest (and worst!) things about the NBA 2K series is how the whole experience is built around the idea of a “neighbourhood” of stores, most of them heavily branded in-game advertisements. It’s not how the real world looks or works! But then, the NBA in 2020 isn’t…

Nintendo Hid Today’s Best-Looking Switch Game In The Japanese Direct

Nintendo Hid Today’s Best-Looking Switch Game In The Japanese Direct

The best-looking game in today’s Nintendo Direct Mini might have been the action-platformer-farming (!) game Sakuna: Of Rice And Ruin, but you wouldn’t have seen it if you were watching the North American version of the Direct. It wasn’t in there. In Japan, though, it kicked off the presentation. It’s…

Yarntown Is A Free 2D Zelda-Like Remake of Bloodborne

Yarntown Is A Free 2D Zelda-Like Remake of Bloodborne

Bloodborne is a dark and difficult action RPG set in a highly detailed 3D world. Yarntown, a free indie game released yesterday, takes part of that world and reimagines it as a top-down, colourful, Zelda-inspired adventure.

Ooblets Is All About Dance Battles, Cute Critters, And Chillin’

Ooblets Is All About Dance Battles, Cute Critters, And Chillin’

Dog fighting sucks. Not a controversial opinion, but one that always enters my mind when I see or think about Pokémon. While I understand all the reasons why folks claim it’s different, it still feels too much like that terrible “sport.” Ooblets, out now in early access, fixes this major…

Great Pretender Is A Con-Artist Anime Comedy Full Of Twists

Great Pretender Is A Con-Artist Anime Comedy Full Of Twists

Great Pretender, the new con-artist anime from Wit Studio (Attack on Titan, Vinland Saga), just ended the first half of its freshman season in Japan. Pretender’s comedy comes together not unlike the machinations of the elite scammers it follows, making for one of the most exciting anime of the summer.

How To Efficiently Upgrade Your Skills And Gear In Ghost Of Tsushima

How To Efficiently Upgrade Your Skills And Gear In Ghost Of Tsushima

You’ve surely heard about Ghost of Tsushima’s overwhelming large open-world. But Sucker Punch’s action-adventure game is also overwhelming in a different way: In the first few hours, you’re given access to a mind-boggling number of skills to unlock and gear to upgrade. It’s enough to make a new player’s head…

Ultraman Themed Suit Is Serious Business

Ultraman Themed Suit Is Serious Business

In the Ultraman series Ultraseven, there is an elite defence force known as Ultra Garrison. Japanese clothing brand Takeo Kikuchi is selling a suit modelled after the group’s uniform.

Mecha Pikachu Chooses You

Mecha Pikachu Chooses You

Guillaume Tiberghien is an artist based in Canada who has worked on stuff like Assassin’s Creed, Fortnite, Far Cry, Rainbow Six, Splinter Cell, Thief and Deus Ex.

Your Copy Of Sonic The Hedgehog Might Be A Secret Rarity

Your Copy Of Sonic The Hedgehog Might Be A Secret Rarity

Practically everyone who owned a Sega Genesis back in the day had a copy of the original Sonic the Hedgehog somewhere in the house. But not all Sonics were created equal. There are three nearly-identical versions of Sonic’s first outing, but two of them are actually pretty hard to find.

A Link Between Worlds Is Still A Zelda Like No Other

A Link Between Worlds Is Still A Zelda Like No Other

I’m a huge fan of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, but I hadn’t played all the way through its direct sequel on the Nintendo 3DS, A Link Between Worlds, until recently. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I like it more than the original.

Space Gets Scary In Next No Man’s Sky Update

Space Gets Scary In Next No Man’s Sky Update

No Man’s Sky is generally a pretty chill experience, but that’s about to change with the next major update. Desolation, available today, allows players to plumb the depths of the mysterious, derelict freighters that have dotted star systems since April’s exo-mech update.

Get Across This Nintendo Switch Lite Deal ASAP

Get Across This Nintendo Switch Lite Deal ASAP

If you’ve been waiting a while to pick up a Nintendo Switch, now might be the right time. Amazon is currently selling the Nintendo Switch Lite for $294, which will save you $35.95 off the RRP. This deal is available for the yellow, grey and turquoise skins. (Sorry to anyone…

Looks Like Ghost Of Tsushima Has Broken Street Date

Looks Like Ghost Of Tsushima Has Broken Street Date

Ghost of Tsushima doesn’t come out until tomorrow, but if you can grab the game a day early, why not? A user has posted a physical receipt of their Ghost of Tsushima copy online, picking up the game for $79. It’s not the cheapest price available in Australia, but it does come with…

The Aussies Who Travel The World Reviewing Theme Parks

The Aussies Who Travel The World Reviewing Theme Parks

Theme parks enthusiasts are found the world over — and I count myself among them. But being an Aussie theme park lover is difficult because there are so few out there. That’s why it was so interesting to chat with the all-Aussie team behind YouTube Channel ReviewTyme about the fascinating history and lore of these parks.

Chin Up Kylo

Chin Up Kylo

Chris Ables is an artist based in LA who has worked in everything from film to advertising to TV to websites.