Dusk Makes My Head Bang And My Knees Shake

Dusk Makes My Head Bang And My Knees Shake

Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s ongoing hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-arse sounds they make. Today we’re going old school and grooving to the creepy, heavy soundscapes of modern retro-shooter Dusk.

Finally, A Video Game About The Boat

Finally, A Video Game About The Boat

You’ve no doubt heard by now about (literally) the largest story in the world. Three days ago, the Ever Given, a 396.24 m freight liner, grounded on both shores of the Suez Canal, blocking any passage for any other boats. Despite the best efforts of engineers, tugboats, and one very…

Fallout 76 Was Right, It Was Time To Stop Playing

Fallout 76 Was Right, It Was Time To Stop Playing

Bored and without a large, engrossing game to play until Disco Elysium: The Final Cut drops later this month, I did the unthinkable: I downloaded Fallout 76 onto my PlayStation 5. I was almost immediately met by a game-breaking bug that, while easily rectified with a reboot, felt like a…

Good God Pokémon Snap Continues To Look Adorable

Good God Pokémon Snap Continues To Look Adorable

Pokémon Snap has looked adorable from the beginning, and fresh footage of the game out today … nope, that’s a Machamp wearing a Dad hat. Still adorable. Some fresh gameplay of New Pokémon Snap, taken from the Blushing Beach level, was uploaded online overnight. It comes out of the international preview session…

There’s Still Hope For A Binary Domain Remaster

There’s Still Hope For A Binary Domain Remaster

Robotic thriller Binary Domain sold terribly when it came out nearly a decade ago, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we’ve seen the last of it. Yakuza series producer Daisuke Sato is once again keeping hope alive for the shooter’s cult following.

How To Sign Up For The ‘Xbox Insider’ Program

How To Sign Up For The ‘Xbox Insider’ Program

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that party chat, previously only available to members of Xbox Live Gold, will soon be free to all Xbox players. The company revealed the news in a tweet with phrases like “Alpha,” “Alpha Skip-Ahead,” and “flighting.” Meanwhile, an accompanying blog post featured a string of numbers: 2104-210323-0000….

The Curious Case of Qualcomm’s Rumoured Nintendo Switch Clone

The Curious Case of Qualcomm’s Rumoured Nintendo Switch Clone

More than four years after its launch, the Nintendo Switch remains a unicorn among video game consoles. But that hasn’t stopped a lot of companies from dreaming about trying to capture some of that Switch magic for themselves, and now it seems Qualcomm may attempt to clone Nintendo’s hybrid device.

Super Smash Bros. Devotes An Entire Update To Nerfing Wii Fit Trainer

Super Smash Bros. Devotes An Entire Update To Nerfing Wii Fit Trainer

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate balance changes tend to come in waves. Whenever the developers add new content to the game, players can expect to be greeted by a handful of character adjustments across the expansive roster. But in the latest update, the decision-makers at Nintendo set their sights on just…

PSA: Netflix’s Dota Anime Is Out Today

PSA: Netflix’s Dota Anime Is Out Today

Here’s a handy PSA: If you’re after something to watch, then why not find out how well Dota translates into an anime? Netflix’s adaptation of Valve’s free-to-play juggernaut launches today in Australia. It’s designed to be accessible to people who haven’t played Dota before, and Valve have already updated the game in anticipation of…

Blizzard Isn’t Making Any More Skins For Overwatch League MVPs

Blizzard Isn’t Making Any More Skins For Overwatch League MVPs

After this year, the Overwatch League will no longer create special skins to honour the League’s MVP. Earlier today, the Overwatch League announced the release of two special Overwatch skins celebrating the San Francisco Shock’s second championship win and Byung-sun “Fleta” Kim earning 2020’s MVP award. But tucked into the…

Monster Hunter Rise Is Deeply Bingeable

Monster Hunter Rise Is Deeply Bingeable

If Monster Hunter World was Capcom learning just how much accessibility translated to financial success, Monster Hunter Rise is effectively that same formula replicated in a handheld, binge-friendly form factor. Out officially on March 26, Monster Hunter Rise is the sixth major instalment of the Monster Hunter series and the first to be developed ground-up with the…

Every Big Game Coming Out In Autumn 2021

Every Big Game Coming Out In Autumn 2021

Depending on where you live, you might still be stuck inside this autumn. Well, at least you’ll have games like Monster Hunter Rise, Outriders, and Mass Effect Legendary Edition to play while you continue waiting for things to get back to normal out there.

Modded GameCube Keyboard Is The Controller Of My Dreams

Modded GameCube Keyboard Is The Controller Of My Dreams

In 2002 Nintendo released a ridiculous looking GameCube controller with a keyboard embedded in it so that Phantasy Star Online players could type to their friends. In 2021 someone’s modded it into an equally impractical but much prettier custom keyboard that I wish I could type all of my shitposts…