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.
New Zealand is the only place that anyone would feel comfortable holding a public convention right now. So naturally, Xbox is taking the Xbox Series X and converting Queenstown into ‘Greenstown’.
The PS5 doesn’t have a lot of space, so you might not want it recording videos for all your trophies. Here’s how you turn that off.
We heard last week how JB Hi-Fi customers would be getting their second wave preorders of the Xbox Series X a little earlier than expected. Telstra’s getting their second wave of Xbox Series X consoles in the country too — and Kotaku Australia has some very good news to report on that front.
Things have gotten a little awkward for The Medium. But with Cyberpunk 2077 launching in the same week and some admin to sort out, the studio has decided a delay into 2021 is the best course of action.
The Razer Viper Ultimate is already one of the best wireless gaming mice on the market. So what could possibly make it better? Turning it into a bright yellow Cyberpunk 2077 edition.
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.
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….
Ubisoft will replace two of Watch Dogs: Legion’s in-game podcasts in which British journalist Helen Lewis appears, after becoming “aware” of offensive remarks she’s made in the past about gender identity.
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.
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…