Famous Tokyo Snack Gets A Pokémon Twist

Famous Tokyo Snack Gets A Pokémon Twist

In Japanese, omiyage refers to a souvenir that’s purchased for others. Typically, these are snacks, and in Tokyo, perhaps the most famous of all is Tokyo Bananas, which are cream-filled cakes shaped like little bananas.

AMD Ryzen 5900X, 5600X CPU Review: AMD’s 5000 Series Goes For The Kill

AMD Ryzen 5900X, 5600X CPU Review: AMD’s 5000 Series Goes For The Kill

The last time I remember AMD credibly claiming to have the world’s fastest gaming CPU, CPUs — and PCs — looked very different. The original Xbox was still in development. Games like Crysis hadn’t become a meme. Even the word meme hadn’t become part of the global lexicon. But 2020 has brought many surprises, and the Ryzen 5900X and 5600X are just two more to add to the pile.

PlayStation 5 Versus Xbox Series X/S: Ready, Fight!

PlayStation 5 Versus Xbox Series X/S: Ready, Fight!

The PlayStation 5. The Xbox Series X. The next generation of console gaming is upon us. As is our sacred duty, we must now compare the two in a variety of very important scientific categories: Size. Design. Molecular density. Usefulness at a picnic. And of course, the dreaded essay section….

Miles Morales Hits Harder Than Peter Parker

Miles Morales Hits Harder Than Peter Parker

Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which comes out next week for the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5, once again puts players in the shoes of the friendliest neighbourhood hero. But unlike the terrific 2018 game that laid the groundwork, there’s a different man behind the mask. If you couldn’t tell, it’s Miles Morales, and he has a few tricks up his sleeve that set him apart from the previous game’s lead, Peter Parker.

Should You Buy A Next-Gen Console Now, Or Wait?

Should You Buy A Next-Gen Console Now, Or Wait?

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?…

We Need To Talk About The New PS5 Menu Music

We Need To Talk About The New PS5 Menu Music

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.

Kerbal Space Program 2 Delayed To 2022

Kerbal Space Program 2 Delayed To 2022

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.

You Can Only Use 364GB Of The Xbox Series S’s 512GB Storage

You Can Only Use 364GB Of The Xbox Series S’s 512GB Storage

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…

How The Xbox Series X’s ‘Quick Resume’ Feature Works

How The Xbox Series X’s ‘Quick Resume’ Feature Works

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,…

Xbox Series X: The Kotaku Review

Xbox Series X: The Kotaku Review

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.

Well, Nintendo Is Doing Great

Well, Nintendo Is Doing Great

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.

The Xbox Series X Backward Compatibility Effort Is Pretty Interesting

The Xbox Series X Backward Compatibility Effort Is Pretty Interesting

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.

The Political Donations Of Top Video Game Execs

The Political Donations Of Top Video Game Execs

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 Gets A New Map (And A New Season) Tomorrow

Apex Legends Gets A New Map (And A New Season) Tomorrow

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…