What Even Is A Video Game Sequel Anymore?

What Even Is A Video Game Sequel Anymore?

Change is inevitable. It happens every day, bit by bit, to everything in existence — except, for a time, video games. It used to be that games came out, they were more or less static objects, and then, years later, they might get a sequel featuring an additional gun and…

Demon’s Souls Speedrunner Opens Remake’s Mysterious Door

Demon’s Souls Speedrunner Opens Remake’s Mysterious Door

The hidden door in the Demon’s Souls remake has been opened. And what was behind it? A way to fix the sixth archstone? A vague Bloodborne connection? A hint about the next Bluepoint Games project? Nope, just a set of armour. Cool armour, to be sure, but yeah. Armour.

In Case You Missed It, Reagan Was A Scumbag

In Case You Missed It, Reagan Was A Scumbag

America’s 40th president was a lot of things: a right-wing talk radio host, a Hollywood actor, a Red Scare monger, a charismatic liar. A great leader wasn’t one of them but for some reason Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War seems keen to revive that long-standing conservative fantasy.

Avengers Gets Its First New Hero, Kate Bishop, On December 8

Avengers Gets Its First New Hero, Kate Bishop, On December 8

Not that we’ll ever truly get tired of Captain America, Ms. Marvel, Black Widow, Thor, Iron Man, and The Hulk, but it’s nice to see some new blood on the way. Kate “Hawkeye” Bishop joins the roster of Marvel’s Avengers on December 8, bringing with her a whole new story…

Epic’s CEO Calls BS on Apple’s Small Business Program

Epic’s CEO Calls BS on Apple’s Small Business Program

On Wednesday Apple announced it was cutting its App Store fees in half for small developers. This news comes in the midst of a fresh lawsuit between the tech giant and Epic Games, and the latter’s CEO isn’t buying it. App Store Small Business Program The new App Store Small…

Ubisoft Removes Managing Director Of Its Skull And Bones Studio

Ubisoft Removes Managing Director Of Its Skull And Bones Studio

Hugues Ricour, the man in charge of overseeing Ubisoft’s Singapore studio, which is currently developing Skull and Bones, has been removed from that position following the result of a “leadership audit,” according to a copy of an internal company email sent out earlier this week and obtained by Kotaku.

Borderlands 3 On PS5 Is What The Original Should Have Been

Borderlands 3 On PS5 Is What The Original Should Have Been

Consider the slate of cross-platform games coming out on both new consoles. It’s a modest list, featuring Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition, Watch Dogs: Legion, some requisite sports and driving games, and… Borderlands 3? Yes, of all games, Gearbox’s performatively raunchy looter-shooter received a makeover for…

Sorry, Tim Sweeney, But No, Absolutely Not

Sorry, Tim Sweeney, But No, Absolutely Not

Tim Sweeney, who is probably celebrating the small victory of Apple slashing their cut from App Store developers making less than $US1million in half, does not know when to shut up.

Destiny 2’s Season Of The Hunt Looks Promising So Far

Destiny 2’s Season Of The Hunt Looks Promising So Far

Follow the trail of glowing green vapors, kill the monster at the end, and collect some new loot — that’s the basic structure of Destiny 2‘s new Wraithborn hunts. So far it’s a nice change of pace from the game’s past seasons. How deep and rewarding it will be after…

Demon’s Souls: The Kotaku Review

Demon’s Souls: The Kotaku Review

Demon’s Souls, released last Thursday for the PlayStation 5, is a monumental achievement for developer Bluepoint Games. While the From Software original on PlayStation 3 was already considered one of the best games of all time, Bluepoint’s acted like a tumbler, sanding away the 2009 cult classic’s rough edges and…

Call Of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War: The Kotaku Review

Call Of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War: The Kotaku Review

Call Of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War launched on November 13 across multiple platforms, marking the first Call of Duty title to support cross-gen crossplay. Even during a pandemic and a shortened development cycle, we get all the Black Ops goodness we could expect from a Treyarch Call of Duty. There’s a paranoid-filled campaign with iconic Black Ops characters, fast-paced multiplayer, and the return of the undead.