Tips For Playing Valorant

Tips For Playing Valorant

Described as a mix of Overwatch ultimates with the mechanics of Counter-Strike, Valorant has been one of the most popular shooters since its closed beta launched. It’s hugely technical, with lots of traps, mechanics and elements that you need to know before jumping in. So before the game’s official launch…

51 Worldwide Games Hides A Secret Wii Sports Clone

51 Worldwide Games Hides A Secret Wii Sports Clone

Like the other Clubhouse Games releases, 51 Worldwide Games is a relaxing bundle of tabletop mini-games with minimal narrative thread between them. There’s 51 mini games in total, and while all of them are entertaining in their own right the real gem here is a series of mini-games that might…

Borderlands Legendary Collection Is The Handheld Port I Always Wanted

Borderlands Legendary Collection Is The Handheld Port I Always Wanted

I love Borderlands. I bought a PlayStation Vita in 2014 just because it came bundled with Borderlands 2. Unfortunately, that version was terrible. But now that the first three games are available on the Switch via the Borderlands Legendary Collection, I finally have a chance to loot and shoot on…

The Best Video Games Starring Sharks

The Best Video Games Starring Sharks

There have been a lot of video games released over the years that feature sharks, but not as many let you play as these smooth and deadly beasts. And often shark games aren’t very good. But some stand out.

The Clow Cards, Ranked

The Clow Cards, Ranked

The not-so-secret appeal to the practice of reading tarot cards is that people have always longed for ways of gleaning their futures in spiritual ways. The appeal of a franchise like CLAMP’s Cardcaptor Sakura is that it borrowed heavily from tarot traditions to tell a sprawling story about a young…

Sunday Comics: Are You OK?

Sunday Comics: Are You OK?

Hello! It’s time for Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon.

Maneater’s Orca Tank Is Terrifying, Even As A Godlike Megashark

Maneater’s Orca Tank Is Terrifying, Even As A Godlike Megashark

I’m absolutely in love with Maneater, the new shark game from Tripwire Interactive. Nothing in video games has ever made me feel as powerful as cruising the Louisiana bayou and wantonly chomping passing barracuda. But one setpiece managed to inject my shark-inspired reverie with a terror made only more potent…

The Best Couch Co-Op Games When You’re Stuck At Home

The Best Couch Co-Op Games When You’re Stuck At Home

By now, you’ve probably figured out how to stay connected to your socially distanced friends. You’ve set up the Discord server. You’ve figured out which games have great online multiplayer. You’ve pinpointed a weekly time that works for everyone for a large-scale Animal Crossing visit (not that anyone’s schedules are…

How To Manage All 95,128 Side-Quests In Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

How To Manage All 95,128 Side-Quests In Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

If you know anything about Xenoblade Chronicles, you know it’s 92.7 per cent side-quest. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, the spiffed-up version out tomorrow for Nintendo Switch, is no different. There are enough side-quests in this role-playing game to put Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Fallout 4, and The Witcher 3 to shame….

That Is A Very Long Train

That Is A Very Long Train

Min Guen is an artist who has worked on games like Warface, and TV shows like Agents of Shield and the new Snowpiercer series on Netflix.

Oh Hell Yeah Toy Soldiers Is Getting A WW2 Sequel

Oh Hell Yeah Toy Soldiers Is Getting A WW2 Sequel

Toy Soldiers, one of the most dangerously underrated tower defence games of all time, has had a couple of spin-offs. But this week, marking ten years since the original’s release, a full-blown sequel has been shown off.

New Phantasy Star English Patch Was 14 Years In The Making

New Phantasy Star English Patch Was 14 Years In The Making

In 2006 a small group of ROM hackers released a much-improved English translation for Phantasy Star, Sega’s groundbreaking Sega Master System RPG. Now, nearly 14 years later, the same group updated their patch to version 2.0, complete with a revised script and huge quality-of-life upgrades.