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…

Rainy Season Is Incredibly Chill

Rainy Season Is Incredibly Chill

It’s the time of year for a lot of big, loud and explosive games, so if at any time you’re feeling in need of a palette cleanser, you could always check out Rainy Season.

MGS3’s ‘Snake Eater’ Is Good Enough To Be A Bond Theme

MGS3’s ‘Snake Eater’ Is Good Enough To Be A Bond Theme

Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s daily hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-arse sounds they make. Today, I hope you’ve got some decent upper-body strength because we’re going to climb up a very, very long ladder listening to Metal Gear Solid 3’s dramatic and campy theme, “Snake…

Our Favourite Cosplay From New York Comic-Con, 2013-2019

Our Favourite Cosplay From New York Comic-Con, 2013-2019

It’s early October, which means it should be time for the New York Comic-Con! Sadly, it is early October in The Year Of Bad Times, and so there isn’t one in 2020. To help fill the void, both in terms of content for this cosplay website but also in our…