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Koichi Domoto, one half of the Japanese boy band Kinki Kids, has roped in Square Enix for his upcoming solo album Playful.
After nearly two and a half years, Super Mario Party is getting new online play options in a free update.
Having a spare portable drive that you can use for a quick back up is always a handy thing to have. While a hard disk drive will give you more space for a cheaper price, its mechanical nature means that it will wear down over time. That’s something you need…
Ridley Scott’s Alien is always going to end the same way. Ellen Ripley will always think she’s escaped the Nostromo until one last, surprise showdown with the alien, which she then — finally — blasts into space. It’s a fantastic ending. The culmination of an undeniable masterpiece. Now imagine sitting…
Ryan Wong is an artist based in China.
The latest Nintendo eShop sale is filled with indie gems like Spiritfarer, SUPERHOT, Moonlighter and more. You might want to stock up if you’re in the mood for a new favourite indie.
A new way to play NES Tetris has recently been discovered, and it’s leading to new world records. The new strat involves rolling your fingers on the controller while applying pressure to the d-pad. Sounds a bit strange, but it’s already got the attention of players looking to improve their…
Ahead of its first major expansion, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will receive a title update tomorrow introducing a raft of changes to the game, including the ability to (finally!) turn kill animations off.
Over the weekend, I made a mistake.
Apex Legends Season 9 starts next week. Ahead of its launch, developer Respawn detailed the game’s upcoming Arena mode, which sees two teams of three face off in a series of rounds.
One of Hideaki Anno’s earliest gigs was animating the seminal God Warrior sequence in Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Now, according to Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki, he’s interested in making a live-action film.
Over the weekend infamous former government MP Craig Kelly, better known for his promotion of medically unsound approaches to dealing with the coronavirus pandemic on Facebook, discovered Cyberpunk 2077. Kelly was clearly concerned about the game’s promotion of what he would call “woke wholesome values”, and so today, I thought it might be helpful to help educate the MP as to the game in question.
The new Mortal Kombat came out last week and if you’ve seen it, you may remember a joker yelling something out during your session. Yeah, they weren’t actually in your cinema.
Earlier this week, Xbox announced it would start inviting Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to take part in its Xbox Cloud Gaming beta (aka xCloud) on PC and iOS. Like the three other major cloud gaming platforms, Nvidia’s GeForce Now, Google Stadia, and Amazon Luna, xCloud also now works in…
1993’s Doom is one of the most important, popular, and influential games ever made, and it spawned a whole franchise of (mostly) great shooters. To put it another way: Doom is very good. But even the best franchises have high points and low points.
It turns out, digital dogs don’t need a lot of polygons to be good boys.
Hello! It’s time for Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics.
Every Pokemon is interesting and worth talking about. I don’t play a ton of Pokemon, but I do enjoy the universe and I love learning more about the creatures in it. So, Here’s Another Pokemon! It’s Trubbish!
I’ve never owned an Amiga, but I am obsessed with Enemy: Tempest Of Violence, a Swiss-developed Amiga game released in 1997. Buckle up, this is about to be a ride.
A couple weeks ago, video game cover band Lame Genie recorded a fantastic version of the iconic Mortal Kombat theme song. Then they slapped on videos of comedian Gilbert Gottfried in place of the vocals for some reason.
“Critical race theory” is the right’s latest buzz phrase in service of silencing discussion of America’s racist past and how it informs the country’s still very racist present. Last night, Riot co-founder and chairman Marc Merrill tweeted and quoted an article about how critical race theory is “a threat” from…
Back in 2019, in the before times, Kotaku reported that an investor named Sean trained like One-Punch Man for thirty days and got in terrific shape. Now, in 2021, another dude has trained like the character for a whole year.
PlayStation Plus subscribers in Poland are set to gain access to a library of 20+ movies at no extra cost as Sony experiments in the film and TV arena.
Not all bad movies are bad in the same way. Over its 30-plus-year history, Mystery Science Theatre 3000 has proved that time and time again by watching movies that suck in a cornucopia of unique ways, some better than others — in fact, some so much better they could be…
Telstra has announced that its 5G network will have “dramatically” larger capacity and speeds nationwide, after the company spent $277 million to acquire 1000MHz in the Federal Government’s 26GHz spectrum auction. The acquisition of the millimetre wave spectrum was announced to the Australian Stock Exchange Friday morning. Telstra advised that…
As I said last month following a preview of the film’s first 12 minutes, the new Mortal Kombat movie starts off strong. The opening battle between the men who would become Sub-Zero and Scorpion is one of my favourite cinema moments of the year. The remaining 98 minutes? Not so…
I played the original Nier back in 2010 and thoroughly enjoyed it despite the main character being a hideous troll of an old man. Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139…, with the handsome younger hero originally exclusive to Japan, looks, plays, and feels better overall, save the unfortunate inclusion of an achievement for…
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: you can build a perfect good gaming library by having a free Epic Games account and just collecting the extras that pop up every week. And later this week, Epic’s free inclusions are two bonafide bangers: one of the greatest Australian games and the greatest Alien game, Alien: Isolation.
Epic announced today that a slate of new non-gaming apps are now available on the Epic Games Store. The most interesting new app added is the indie games storefront Itch.io, potentially giving the thousands of smaller games on their store a huge new audience of EGS users.
During a committee hearing held yesterday in the Texas House of Representatives, Gearbox exec David Najjab testified against Texas House Bill 4042, which would force transgender athletes in public schools to compete in sports according to the gender they were assigned at birth.
Another Thursday, another 35+ new games for the Nintendo Switch. This week one of those games is Picross S6. The rest of them? Shantae? MotoGP 21? Dungholes? Not nearly as important.
Nintendo and Fujifilm have joined for a small printer called Instax Mini Link for Nintendo Switch Smartphone Printer.