Please Enjoy Watching Superliminal Break Our Brains

Please Enjoy Watching Superliminal Break Our Brains

Superliminal is one of those puzzlers that lulls you into a false sense of security. That’s cute, you think. How hard could this possibly be? That’s the attitude Leah and I are taking into this week’s Kotaku Australia livestream, anyway. I’m hoping Superliminal won’t break our brains to Witness-level degrees, but if we go…

I Love Cracking Safes In The Last Of Us Part 2

I Love Cracking Safes In The Last Of Us Part 2

The Last of Us Part 2 has 14 locked safes scattered throughout its world. In contrast to the rest of the game, where resources are limited and ammo is scarce, these safes are loaded with supplies. In a game where visceral fun is in short supply, cracking these safes is…

Crash Bandicoot Gets A New Mobile Runner, Courtesy Of King

Crash Bandicoot Gets A New Mobile Runner, Courtesy Of King

Doesn’t Crash Bandicoot seem like a great candidate for a mobile runner? Activision thought so, so they tapped Candy Crush makers King to put one together. It’s not called Candy Crash Saga, though. It’s Crash Bandicoot: On The Run, coming soon to iOS and Android.

Deadly Premonition 2 Is Incredibly Rough But All Sorts Of Charming

Deadly Premonition 2 Is Incredibly Rough But All Sorts Of Charming

FBI special agent Francis York Morgan (call him York, everybody does) should not be a likable character. He’s eccentric. He’s self-absorbed. He holds lengthy, movie reference-filled conversations with a voice inside his head while the real people around him stare and shrug. Despite his many flaws, he’s one of the…

10 Pokémon Shorts That Prove Trainers Are Overrated

10 Pokémon Shorts That Prove Trainers Are Overrated

Much as Pokémon trainers would love to believe that their pocketable monster friends are well taken care of, each and every single Pikachu-centric short has made it abundantly clear that Pokémon thrive and are at their best when the humans are just gone. Left to their own devices, the Pokémon…

Ryosuke Yoshida Is Leaving Capcom

Ryosuke Yoshida Is Leaving Capcom

Ryosuke Yoshida, who most recently did game design for Devil May Cry 5 and lead combat design for Monster Hunter XX, has announced he is leaving Capcom for China’s NetEase Games Sakura Studio, where he’ll work as a Senior Game Designer on next-gen games. Yoshida joined Capcom in 2009.

Grab Watch Dogs 2 For Free On PC Next Week

Grab Watch Dogs 2 For Free On PC Next Week

On Sunday, Ubisoft will show off Watch Dogs Legion during a not-E3 event called “Ubisoft Forward.” But that’s not all the Watch Dogs you can hound up this weekend, as Ubisoft is also giving away a free copy of Watch Dogs 2 for PC.

Fan Builds His Own SNES x PS1 Hybrid

Fan Builds His Own SNES x PS1 Hybrid

We’ve recently taken a very detailed look at the “Nintendo PlayStation”, perhaps the most notorious of all unreleased consoles, but something from the same era that’s even rarer is Nintendo’s repeated efforts to create a CD-ROM add-on for the SNES, which ultimately came to nothing.

This Incredible Bloodborne Art Gets My Heart Pumping

This Incredible Bloodborne Art Gets My Heart Pumping

This is not the first time Kotaku UK has covered Raquel Cornejo’s gorgeous artwork, but it is certainly my personal favourite. Cornejo lives in Valencia and has contributed to games like Hitman 2, Call of Duty: WWII and Metroid: Samus Returns. But her latest fan-project takes on nothing less than what science has declared* the greatest game ever…

Lil’ Buddies

Lil’ Buddies

Aleksey Bayura is an artist at Riot, the developers of League of Legends and Valorant.

Boom! It’s Super Mario Bros. With John Madden’s Commentary

Boom! It’s Super Mario Bros. With John Madden’s Commentary

There’s a generation of kids who will only know John Madden as the guy whose name is on the football game’s box, and not as one of the best commentators to have ever worked in professional sports. For them (and all of us, really): a guy impersonating Madden talking Mario through…

The Atari VCS Console Is Still Launching Later This Year

The Atari VCS Console Is Still Launching Later This Year

Remember how Atari was making a new console? Well, despite the coronavirus and a less than convincing PR campaign, that’s still going ahead. The Atari VCS is finally launching in late November. The cost? Only a cheeky $US389.99. Apparently still confident of making some sales in the same window that…

A Controller Built For Xbox Game Streaming

A Controller Built For Xbox Game Streaming

Planning on using Xbox Game Streaming to play games on your Android phone or tablet? Third-party controller makers 8BitDo have a gamepad for that. The SN30 Pro is a pocket-sized Bluetooth Xbox One controller built with Xbox cloud gaming in mind.

Here’s 20 Minutes From That Aussie Breath Of The Wild Game, Windbound

Here’s 20 Minutes From That Aussie Breath Of The Wild Game, Windbound

It’s not just Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla that’s teasing gameplay. The Aussie game that looks like Breath of the Wild meets Windwaker has shown off its first proper chunk of in-game footage, too. Here’s what to expect from Windbound. Made by the same studio behind the Syndicate-esque Satellite Reign, 5 Lives Studios has been working on Windbound ever since. And…

In VR You Can’t Escape The Loading Screen

In VR You Can’t Escape The Loading Screen

Loading screens are something we all deal with while playing video games. As long as they are brief many of us will just grab our phone and check Twitter or grab a bite to eat. But in virtual reality, with a headset strapped to your face, you are trapped and…