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…
Over the years, Harley Quinn’s gradually incorporated vibrant blues, golds, pinks, and yellows into rious ensembles she’s worn across her many incarnations in comics, television shows, and movies. But in DC’s upcoming Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red, the therapist-turned-psychopath is getting back to her roots quite literally.
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…
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The original Nintendo Wii was launched all the way back in 2006. And now, 14 years later, indie developer Vblank Entertainment is releasing Shakedown: Hawaii on the old console and also bringing the game to the WiiU too.
Whenever there are elections in Japan, candidates put up posters with their names and slogans. One Tokyo political hopeful named Teruki Goto added cosplay, dressing up as Lelouch from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.
A new Steam rewards program that just launched lets players obtain Steam profile items and backgrounds using points earned by purchasing games. Some of these can turn your profile into an ugly mess. I decided to see just how ugly.
In May, Geoff Keighley announced the showing of a Christopher Nolan movie at Fortnite’s Party Royale island. At eight this morning, I gathered with a handful of other avatars to watch the psychological thriller Inception. It wasn’t the best movie-going experience I’ve had, but it basically worked. Maybe Christopher Nolan…
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.
Giulia Carli is a concept artist and character designer from Italy.
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.
The NBA’s decision to resume inside a “bubble” in Orlando means that the season is now officially over for some of the league’s worst teams, who weren’t invited to take part. That includes the Atlanta Hawks, likely bringing a bizarre end to the career of veteran star Vince Carter, who…
What kind of game is Red Dead? You wouldn’t be wrong if you said it’s a video game that plays like every other big-budget, single-player game that has hit the market in the last ten years. Like Breath of the Wild, the Arkham games, Shadow of Mordor, The Witcher 3,…
Cyberpunk 2077 didn’t quite click with me until I met Certo.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting a free summer update on July 3 that will add swimming, diving, and a bunch of new furniture to transform your house into a mermaid grotto.
Italian fashion brand Gucci is teaming up pro esports organisation Fnatic for a limited edition watches that are inspired by its League of Legends team.
Over the weekend, a trickle of sexual harassment stories surrounding influential figures in the streaming world grew into a tidal wave. More than 50 Twitch streamers, most of them women, shared dozens of stories that have already produced vast reverberations, including the resignation of the head of one of the…
Fanatical’s Red Hot Sale has some real gems for PC gamers. Here’s the best of what’s on offer.
We first wrote about Taiwanese grandpa Chen San-yuan back in 2018, when he was spotted with 11 phones strapped to his bike so he could play Pokémon Go. In the two years since, he has upped his game considerably.
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.
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…
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.
This morning The Pokémon Company announced Pokémon Unite, a team-based mobile battle arena game created in cooperation with China’s Tencent. It’s free-to-play PokéDOTA for Switch and mobile devices.
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.
Max Temkin, one of the original eight co-creators of Cards Against Humanity (and perhaps the most public of them) has resigned his position after numerous former employees came forward with allegations that he was the “harbinger” of a toxic work environment at the company’s Chicago offices.
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.
After a COVID-19 induced delay, Star Wars Episode 1 Racer has finally made the native jump to the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
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…
Coming soon from Inti Creates, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 is the sequel to the retro-style spin-off of Koji Igarashi’s Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.
With more people working from home due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, we have gotten a window into all sorts of folks’ homes. This time, it’s Masahiro Sakurai!
After a recent clip of a bean-filled PC went viral, Kotaku Australia investigates whether, too, should fill your PC with beans.
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.
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…