Community Review: The Last Of Us Part 2

Community Review: The Last Of Us Part 2

Now that everyone’s had enough time to work through The Last of Us 2, it’s a good time to go back and reflect on Ellie’s journey through Seattle. While it’s easy to say that Naughty Dog’s adventure was always primed to be divisive, the retail figures say otherwise. Concerns over…

Cyberpunk 2077 Was Quietly A Big Test For Cloud Gaming

Cyberpunk 2077 Was Quietly A Big Test For Cloud Gaming

Cyberpunk 2077‘s previews are out and the reception, so far, has been pretty damn good. But perhaps the biggest success was how press and influencers actually experienced Night City, with most streaming gameplay through the internet instead of playing on local code. Under most circumstances, games are previewed one of…

Sunday Comics: Is This True?

Sunday Comics: Is This True?

Hello! It’s time for Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon.

5 Incredible Hours With Cyberpunk 2077

5 Incredible Hours With Cyberpunk 2077

I have a test that lets me know whether I’ll enjoy an open-world game. It’s very simple: The more I find myself wandering, looking for side quests, exploring what I can find in the side streets, the more fun I’ll generally have.

That test served me well with Cyberpunk 2077.

Famous Game Logos In Arabic

Famous Game Logos In Arabic

A few years ago we featured the work of Egyptian graphic designer Ibrahim Hamdi, who took a bunch of big game logos and translated them into Arabic. He’s now back with more, and these are even better.

Witcher 3 Mod Gives Geralt Guns

Witcher 3 Mod Gives Geralt Guns

He’s got two swords, magic and a handsome face, but if there’s one thing Geralt of Rivia has been missing all this time, it’s a set of antique pistols.

Netflix is Getting a Chicken Run Sequel

Netflix is Getting a Chicken Run Sequel

While it’s somewhat depressing to hear that the Aardman Animations classic Chicken Run turns TWENTY YEARS OLD this month, the pill is very much sweetened with the news that a sequel is coming. Netflix UK announced the film on Twitter, stating that it’ll go into production next year (plasticine chickens don’t need…

Former Sony Exec Calls For Shorter Games That Are Cheaper To Make

Former Sony Exec Calls For Shorter Games That Are Cheaper To Make

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Most video games are too long. This common sentiment gets batted around every few months when a new blockbuster launches with dozens of hours of “content.” Shawn Layden, former chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, seems to agree.

Humankind Still Feels A Lot Like Civilization

Humankind Still Feels A Lot Like Civilization

Amplitude Studios have been making 4X games for a while, and with Endless Legend the studio wandered awfully close into Civilization’s territory. Having had the chance to finally play Humankind, Amplitude is trying to do more than simply recreating Civ — although the differences aren’t making themselves fully clear just yet.

The iPad Will Soon Allow Gamers to Play Using a Mouse and Keyboard

The iPad Will Soon Allow Gamers to Play Using a Mouse and Keyboard

As Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference gets under way, we’re starting to see more and more features of its updated operating systems not revealed during yesterday’s opening keynote. That includes the ability to play games on the iPad using a mouse and keyboard instead of the touchscreen or a gamepad.

Fans Just Gave Super Smash Bros. Melee Cutting-Edge Online Multiplayer

Fans Just Gave Super Smash Bros. Melee Cutting-Edge Online Multiplayer

Super Smash Bros. Melee refuses to die. Over 18 years after it first arrived on GameCube, it continues to draw massive crowds at tournaments across the globe and enthrall both newcomers and veterans with its lightning-fast, execution-heavy gameplay. Thanks to a new fan project, this popular fighting game finally has…

Stellar Struggles

Stellar Struggles

Gavin Rothery is a veteran concept artist who has worked on everything from Moon to Star Citizen to his own short film, The Last Man.

Facebook Buys Ready At Dawn, The Makers Of The Order: 1886

Facebook Buys Ready At Dawn, The Makers Of The Order: 1886

Ever wondered whether Ready at Dawn, the studio responsible for The Order: 1886 would be following up with a sequel? The answer today is that while they might, chances are it’ll be in VR. In a blogpost early Tuesday morning, Oculus’s vice president of VR/AR content, Mike Verdu, announced that Ready at…