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GameStop is shutting down its stores in California, Kotaku has learned. This news comes one day after the struggling retailer told all of its U.S. employees to ignore state lockdown measures in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic, insisting that it was an “essential retail” business.
With ISPs and streaming services beset with a higher load thanks to millions of Australians either unemployed, in self-isolation or working from home, services are under a lot of stress right now. So the Communications Minister reportedly has a great idea: send less data.
As you may have guessed, with self-isolation and the lockdown of entire countries, people are spending more time at home, and there be pirates amongst them. Yarrr!
Hello, all you frightening skin machines, and welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove, the only advice column to survive the Corrupted Blood Plague.
All the way back in 2013, a scrappy young writer by the name of Kirk Hamilton wrote about an ambitious Half-Life mod called Jurassic Life, which wanted to bring some aspects of Jurassic Park—namely the dinosaurs and Muldoon’s shotgun—to the Source Engine.
Doom Eternal launches this Friday, so you can expect plenty of blood and guts to end the week. Luckily, you won’t have to spare an arm and a limb to get your hands on a copy because most retailers have solid prices for the game. Welcome to hell!
It’s finally Animal Crossing week! While the world suffers through an unprecedented epidemic, it’s great to know that some relief is on the way. Animal Crossing: New Horizons releases alongside Doom Eternal this Friday. Here’s the cheapest copies on the market so far, and any pre-order bonuses they come with.
Nioh 2 is one of the most exciting games I’ve ever played. A lot of that is thanks to a fantastic combat system where each battle is a tense yet intuitive slash-fest. But Nioh 2 is also a smart prequel that plays around with characters that players might know from…
Breaking street date was something that didn’t really happen in Australia anymore. But amazingly, one Aussie has managed to get their hands on a copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons early.
The recent Warlords of New York expansion added a whole new lower Manhattan map to The Division 2, complete with new missions, enemies, checkpoints and gear. For players willing to search and explore, there are secret hunters, elite enemies, who are hidden in the new city. While most of them…
This week we learned the technical specs for the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5. How do the two consoles stack up so far? Despite only knowing what one of the two looks like, they are not so different, X and 5.
Could there be a better time to launch a new streaming device? Probably not. Nvidia’s refreshed SHIELD streaming box launched internationally last year, and as of right now you can finally grab it in Australia. The main takeaways is added support for Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision, an AI processor…
Not one to let the coronavirus outbreak hold them back, Apple has announced a new MacBook Air available for order from March 19.
If LEGO can make money off our nostalgia for the old days of toys and movies, then surely it’s not too big a leap to start milking our feelings for old video game hardware as well.
This week’s GDC may have been cancelled, but the conference has still been streaming talks online. I’m home; maybe you’re home? Let’s watch tonight’s Independent Games Festival Awards and Game Developers Choice Awards together!
Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ level of customisation extends beyond just your character, home, and island. Using your handy Nook Phone, you can use the Custom Designs app to make original patterns and designs that can be applied to clothes, floors, wallpapers, and your very own island flag.
PlayStation 5 will be backward compatible with PlayStation 4 games, but Sony said today to expect it to be a gradual rollout that needs to be tested on a per-game basis.
Phantasy Star Online 2’s open beta kicked off on the Xbox One last night. The loot-gathering, monster-bashing multiplayer game originally released in 2012 but never came to the West. How does it feel eight years later? A little clunky but oddly addictive.
Nioh 2 is a fantastic game, but it’s hard as hell, and if you’re new to the series it can be daunting. Here are a handful of very basic tips to help you out if you’re a fresh-faced new player.
It might only have 10.28 teraflops to the Xbox Series X’s 12, but the PlayStation 5 is still a pretty powerful machine. Check out the hardware powering Sony’s next-gen console, including its custom AMD Zen 2 CPU and super-fast SSD.
Everybody deserves a fancy gaming chair. That includes players of a 17-year-old side-scrolling 2D Korean MMO. Nexon America has partnered with gaming chair maker DXRacer to create this adorable $US380 ($634) pink, purple, and white seating surface based on MapleStory’s Pink Bean.
In January 2019, pop group the Banana Monkeys offered their bath water for 100,000 yen ($1,552) online. It went under the listing “Leftover hot water from an idol bath,” and two members of the group appeared in a YouTube clip, fully clothed in the tub. Member Tenka no Chanyuki says…
There’s nothing worse than sitting down to a good board game and realising you have no idea how to play it. You can waste hours reading through manuals, scrolling the web and watching YouTube videos before you finally understand some games, and by that stage, your perfect game night is…
Benjamin Bardou is an artist and matte painter from France.
Ever recorded a game or tried to stream? Then chances are you’ll have used, tried, or thought about using Open Broadcaster Software. It’s the basis for programs like StreamLabs and StreamElements and has become one of the most versatile little tools in gaming. And that program has just gotten its…
Spanish sides Real Betis and Sevilla were supposed to play each other in real life on Sunday night, but La Liga’s Covid-19 lockdown put paid to that. Not to matter, since both sides just picked one player each—their champion—and had them play the match on FIFA 20 instead.
Two weeks ago, I jumped into an early copy of Persona 5 Royal, expecting to maybe play a few hours to check out some of the new stuff. Now I’ve finished the game’s second dungeon and have begun to accept a new reality: I am, somehow, going to replay all…
Today’s Destiny 2 weekly reset marks the return of the Fourth Horseman shotgun from the original Destiny. Instead of grinding for it, though, I’m currently sitting in Zavala’s office getting pumped up on his workout mixtape.
Good morning! We’re doing something different, starting today: every morning, Kotaku will be running an open thread where you can talk about what you’re playing, how you’re helping each other during this tough time in the world, and how you’re doing.
Look, you’re going to be at home anyway, so why not wake up a little earlier to see what to download from the eShop?
The world is crazy right now, and the necessity of distancing means people have to rely on the internet for that social contact humans crave. Video games are a great alternative, but some are much better than others if you just want to hang out with friends.
Here’s a very cool, hour-long behind-the-scenes look at how Nioh 2 was made, following director Fumihiko Yasuda around as he puts the finishing touches on the game.