Playable horror teaser P.T. isn’t backwards compatible on PS5, even if you try to transfer it directly from an existing PS4, and it’s not clear why.
Can you feel it? That tremble in the wind, that sense of possibility thrumming all around you? That, friends, is the approach of relatively minute, in many ways arbitrary change. The next generation of consoles is nearly upon us, and now you have a decision to make: Buy, or wait?…
It’s great that PlayStation is still a holdout on menu music. Sure, it can sometimes get annoying and repetitive, but it’s a nice way to set the tone for the experience, and gives off the vibe of stepping into a fancy boutique you can’t afford anything in. Keeping the tradition, the PS5 has new menu music, and I wish I knew more about melody structure to understand how it creates the feelings that it does.
The PlayStation 5 is on the way. Here’s everything you need to know.
It’s the age old question: do you need a brand new next gen console?
The Xbox Series X and S embargo has finally lifted, which means we can directly answer any and all questions you might have about the hardware.
Ah, this is the kind of delay I like to see. None of this “month or two” shit like Cyberpunk is pulling. If you’re going to delay a game, do it like Kerbal Space Program 2 and make it substantial.
Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s daily hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-arse sounds they make. Today…well, you know how it’s been going. Ugh. And I’m playing Phantom Dust to try and think about something else for little stretches.
When the Xbox Series S was first (officially) revealed in September, the general consensus could be summed up as such: “Aww!!” That’s not just a remark on the next-gen console’s diminutive physical size (and cheaper price, $499 compared with the Xbox Series X’s $749). That could have also been commentary…
There’s nothing more annoying than getting a new console for Christmas — and then waiting the whole day for it to patch. So before wrapping it up for Christmas, here’s what you need to do before gifting a new Xbox Series X or S.
Among all of the next-gen features touted for the Xbox Series X (and S), few are more promising than Quick Resume. On paper, Quick Resume grants you the ability to juggle several games in a suspended state at a system level, at which point you can load them in seconds,…
Quick Resume is a neat little feature for the Xbox Series X and Series S, but it won’t exactly revolutionise gaming.
You’ve never seen shinier textures in your life.
The Xbox Series X does not feel like the kind of machine we usually get at the start of a new generation, when we’re used to clean breaks with radical new hardware that basically starts our time with a PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo device over.
The global pandemic has meant that people are spending more time at home, playing more video games. Consequently, during the past six months, Nintendo has seen its profits jump by nearly 250 per cent.
Here’s something I like very much: interviews with console executives about upcoming next-gen machines that get very into hard numbers, internal procedures and an explanation of just how much work went into making sure the Xbox Series X/S backwards compatibility was up to scratch.
Fatima Mandouh is an environment artist based in the US.
If Blinkclick Games wanted to make the most relaxing management game possible, they’ve certainly picked the right subject matter with their upcoming Fishkeeper.
Purple being toxic? Red using hacks? Among Us developer InnerSloth says players will have new tools for punishing these impure souls come December when the game gets a new account system.
If you were unfortunate enough to miss out on the first wave of PS5 or Xbox Series X consoles from JB HiFi, don’t worry: the second wave will arrive much faster than you thought.
Next January, the Henna Hotel (“Strange Hotel”) in Tokyo is doing a collaboration with The Idolmaster, the Bandai Namco sim filled with anime-style idols.
If you’re thinking about picking up an Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X or a PS5 next week, you may also want to consider upgrading your NBN plan.
An elderly man contest is happening today. It is the product not of a functioning democracy, but a system fuelled by corporate lobbying, vast fortunes, and the whims of the wealthy. So let’s have a look at what some video game executives have been up to recently.
Apex Legends’ new season launches tomorrow, alongside the game’s arrival on Steam. I’ll admit this hellscape of a year has given me little time for Titanfall developer Respawn’s battle royale, but the upcoming season’s changes could entice me back in — at least until I fall off the game’s new…
Time passes strangely these days, so it is easy to forget things that happened or were said or were pledged just five months ago.
I love listening to podcasts while I drive because I am sick in the head, so naturally I do the same thing when driving around in Watch Dogs Legion. Unfortunately, I spent my first few hours cruising the game’s London in a stolen hatchback while the same podcast reset over…
Goddamnit, The Medium.
I’m something of a traditionalist (if not outright retro gaming fanatic, it’s been five minutes since my last retro games purchase, I may have a problem, etc) in that I like “owning” games. Is that a somewhat anachronistic concept in an era of always-online games and day one patches? Yeah,…
Hi, yes, the 2013 version of Old School Runescape (which is actually from 2007), which you may not have played or even thought about for a decade, is now as popular as ever thanks to some recent changes made by the development team.
Look, I deeply admire the craft and ingenuity that goes into serious, elaborate cosplay, but I have a very special place in my heart for stuff like this.
Wait, no, it’s just to take a look at how the new DualSense controller works, and how it all came together. Sorry, these teardown videos always get me feeling a little carnivorous.
Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s daily hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-arse sounds they make. Today we’re hopping into a blue backpack that is…being carried by a bear?
What’s the saying? “With great horsepower comes great framerates?” The next generation of gaming sure promises some great horsepower, which will allow many games from across generations to hit a framerate of 60 frames per second (fps). But some games will be able to run at double that, achieving a…