Slay The Spire Is Being Turned Into A Board Game

Slay The Spire Is Being Turned Into A Board Game

The incredibly deep roguelike deck-building RPG Slay the Spire will get the tabletop treatment, board game makers Contention Games recently announced, letting people explore the game’s inventive card battles together in real life.

Tips For Playing Demon’s Souls

Tips For Playing Demon’s Souls

Bought a PS5 and couldn’t resist checking out one of those so-called Souls games everyone talks about? Great. Here’s some helping tips to get you started with Demon’s Souls. So, you were lucky enough to secure a PS5 and you blew through Astro’s Playroom and Spider-Man: Miles Morales in a…

Tips For Playing Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Tips For Playing Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

After two years off, Assassin’s Creed returns today with the Nordic-inspired Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. Keeping with series tradition, Valhalla is a biiiig game. A couple of us on staff have been getting our viking on…

What’s Great About Bowser

What’s Great About Bowser

How do you evolve a franchise with an almost-static main character? You look to his antagonist: Bowser, King of the Koopas. Also known by his objectively superior Japanese name: Great Demon King Koopa.

The 12 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

The 12 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

The PlayStation 5 is here, but that doesn’t mean you should count out the PlayStation 4. In fact, given how hard it is to get your hands on a PS4, Sony’s last-gen console is probably your best bet for playing PlayStation games. And, oh man, are there a ton of…

Look, The Spider-Signal!

Look, The Spider-Signal!

This week on Snapshots we start the new year with some great new screenshots! Welcome to 2021! Good news, folks are still taking cool screenshots in a bunch of games, including Spider-Man, Alan Wake, No Man’s Sky, Cyberpunk 2077, and more.

The 12 Best Video Games Of 2020

The 12 Best Video Games Of 2020

2020 is over, which is great, even if it doesn’t mean everything terrible about this year is now in our collective rearview mirror. Video games played a bigger role in many of our lives than they have in years past, which made picking Kotaku’s top games pretty tricky. But, as…

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.

The State Of The Sims 4 In 2020

The State Of The Sims 4 In 2020

We are six years into The Sims 4, and with 2021 around the corner, it will be exciting to see what’s next from this franchise. But before we enter a new year, I want to reflect on the best and worst aspects of Sims 4 content this year. The main…

With Xbox Game Pass I Am Too Powerful

With Xbox Game Pass I Am Too Powerful

Through a bit of luck, I managed to acquire an Xbox Series S for the holidays. I’ve only had it for about a week now, but the slim, be-speakered machine — and, more specifically, the Game Pass subscription I purchased for it — has utterly changed my gaming life in…

Koei Tecmo Shuts Down Forums Following Data Hack

Koei Tecmo Shuts Down Forums Following Data Hack

The Japanese publisher Koei Tecmo announced over the Christmas holiday that some personal data from 65,000 users of its English language website was hacked, leading the company to take its US and UK websites offline for the time being.

The PS4’s Spectacular Dreams Game Is Hurting From A Lack Of Players

The PS4’s Spectacular Dreams Game Is Hurting From A Lack Of Players

When LittleBigPlanet creators Media Molecule launched the game-as-an-engine PlayStation 4 exclusive Dreams into early access in April 2019, I remember feeling a cautious optimism. The technology behind the game was impressive, letting people make their own music, games, and artwork with its robust toolset, then share it for others Dreamers to…

Poison Suspected In Death Of Yoozoo Games’ Founder Lin Qi

Poison Suspected In Death Of Yoozoo Games’ Founder Lin Qi

Lin Qi, the billionaire founder of China-based League of Angels developer Yoozoo Games, died on Christmas, several days after being admitted to the hospital. Shanghai police are now investigating the 39-year-old’s death as a possible poisoning, according to the Associated Press.

The Year In Fighting Game Competition

The Year In Fighting Game Competition

2020 sucked. You know it, I know it. It was amid this chaotic year that the fighting game community found itself pushed out of the arcades, hotels, and convention centres to which competitors had grown accustomed and into the unpredictable world of online play. Early on, organisers were unsure if…

Peter Tieryas’ Top 5 Games Of 2020

Peter Tieryas’ Top 5 Games Of 2020

I can’t believe the year is almost over. 2020 has felt interminable. Between work, taking care of my kid, a new book release, various writing assignments, and all that life has thrown at me, my free time has been really limited. I usually only get a chance to play games…

The Magic Of Rediscovering Civilization

The Magic Of Rediscovering Civilization

“Hey, wanna come to bed and murder Spain with me?” This is what most nights of the past week have been like for me. It’s what happens when your partner discovers Civilization for the first time. I have a long history with Civilization, going back to the first game. I discovered it back…