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The New Shazam Movie Has Some Odd Video Game References

This weekend the newest DC superhero film, Shazam, was released. Critics enjoyed it. I liked it a lot too. Though while the action and jokes are strong in Shazam, there are some weird video game references that caught me off guard. Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotaku Core, Dc, Easter Eggs, Shazam, Watch Dogs, MKX, Ed Boon, DCEU, Raiden, Uplink, Game Easter Eggs

Division 2 Players Really Want Some Flashlights

The Division 2 is a game filled with some incredible technology. Players can use automated turrets, bullet blocking drones and hyper-advanced weaponry. But currently, a lot of Division 2 players just want a simple flashlight.Read more...
Tags: Science, Community, Kotaku Core, Ubisoft, The Division, Tom Clancy, Flashlights, The Division 2

Report: Nintendo Is Releasing Two New Switch Models

Expanding on a rumour they first published last year, The Wall Street Journal now that Nintendo is planning on releasing two new models of the Switch, and both may be out in 2019.Read more...
Tags: Science, News, Nintendo, Kotaku Core, Wall Street Journal, Nintendo Switch

The Google Stadia Backlash Has Begun

While people are still grappling with the technical ramifications of Google’s Stadia platform, gamers have begun asking deeper, more troubling questions. What do mods look like in a world of game streaming? What happens to game preservation? What happens if Google dwarfs gaming the same way it has with search,…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Streaming, Kotaku Core, Backlash, Stadia, Google Stadia, Kotaku Au

We Need More Games That Let You Play As Animals

Over the last weekend, I finally played some Ape Out. That game has some style. Though as I played it I realized something. Sadly, we don’t seem to get a lot of games anymore that give you control over an animal. That’s a shame, I love these games.Read more...
Tags: Science, Animals, Kotaku Core, Goat Simulator, Sharks, Jaws, Eagle Flight, Depth, Ape Out, Untitled Goose Game, Hk Project

Fan Is Remaking The First Level Of Star Wars: Dark Forces In Unreal Engine 4 [Update]

Not that long ago we saw a fan create a playable demo of an Unreal Engine 4 version of a beloved Star Wars podracing game. Another classic game set in the galaxy far, far away has also been getting the remake treatment in Unreal Engine 4 and a developer from Obsidian is involved.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, FPS, Fans, Kotaku Core, Demo, Unreal Engine, LucasArts, Dark Forces, Modders

Fans Are Remaking Star Wars: Dark Forces In Unreal Engine 4

Not that long ago we saw some fans create a playable demo of an Unreal Engine 4 version of a beloved Star Wars podracing game. Now, another classic game set in the galaxy far, far away is getting remade in Unreal Engine 4 and a developer from Obsidian is involved.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, FPS, Fans, Kotaku Core, Demo, Unreal Engine, LucasArts, Dark Forces, Modders

The Simpsons Is Going To Have An Esports Episode

Bart Simpson is entering the world of esports in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. Read more...
Tags: TV, Science, News, Fox, Kotaku Core, The Simpsons, Esports, League Of Legends, Riot Games, Bart Simpson, Al Jean, Esports Episode

The Simpsons Producers Worked With Riot Games On An Upcoming Esports Episode

Bart Simpson is entering the world of esports in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. The staff behind The Simpsons even talked to Riot Games to help make the episode feel more “authentic.”Read more...
Tags: TV, Science, News, Fox, Kotaku Core, The Simpsons, Esports, League Of Legends, Riot Games, Bart Simpson, Al Jean

Original Resident Evil Intro Turned Into An 80s Sitcom 

The intro for the original Resident Evil is something special. The cheesy acting, the low production values, and the clothing all combine to create something I still love watching. But one fan decided this video could be improved and made the whole thing into a sitcom intro.Read more...
Tags: Science, Funny, Kotaku Core, 80s, Intro, Sitcom, Resident Evil, Re1

Every Fake Game In Kingdom Hearts 3, Reviewed

Inside the Toy Story world in Kingdom Hearts 3, players can find a video game store. This store is filled with games that presumably exist in the Toy Story universe. These games also need to be reviewed.Read more...
Tags: Science, Review, Kotaku Core, Square Enix, Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts III, Verum Rex, Fake Games

After Latest Minecraft Update, Fans Are Creating In-Game TVs

Minecraft’s latest snapshot update, 19w07a, changed the way paintings work which has allowed some crafty players to create in-game TVs. The new update, which also added adorable foxes into the game, breaks paintings into multiple textures. Before this update, paintings in Minecraft were created using a single texture.…Read more...
Tags: TV, Science, Pc, Gif, Kotaku Core, Minecraft, Modding, Mojang, Bee Movie

Pokémon GO Lawsuit Settlement Might Lead To Some Pokéstops And Gyms Being Removed

Pokémon GO creator Niantic is looking to end a lawsuit that was first started back in 2016, during the height of Pokémon GO’s popularity. The suit was filed by numerous homeowners who believed the company had caused players to trespass onto their property to catch Pokémon or activate Pokéstops.Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Lawsuit, Science, Pokemon, Kotaku Core, Niantic, Pokemon Go

Zelda’s 'Black Sheep' Is My Favorite In The Series

Because it changes up so much of what we’ve come to consider the traditonal Zelda formula, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is often considered the dark horse in the series. But I loved the switch to a side-scrolling action RPG with towns and NPCs. The story of how I played Zelda II is closely intertwined with why it’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotaku Core, Zelda, The Legend Of Zelda, Zelda Ii The Adventure Of Link, Zelda II

Beautiful Battlefield "Trailer" Was Shot Entirely Using Unsuspecting Real Players

By day, Gage Allen makes video game trailers. But for this Battlefield clip, he wanted to do something different. Instead of carefully staging every shot and lining everything up just right, he tried to just play Battlefield, capture a ton of footage of random strangers running around and see what he could do with it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Pc, Kotaku Core, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V, Gage Allen

The New Tony Hawk Game Is For Phones And It's Bad

Tony Hawk’s Skate Jam is the newest skateboarding game from world famous skater Tony Hawk. It tries to recapture the magic of those old Pro Skater games, but ends up feeling really bad to play. Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Science, Kotaku Core, Tony Hawk, THPS, Tony Hawks Pro Skater, Tony Hawks Skate Jam

The Weird Story Behind Doom's Rare "Ouch Face"

I don’t remember the exact situation I was in when I first saw the face, but I was surprised. I was playing Doom on a crappy Dell computer at the time. I was no older than 10. What was that? Why did the Doomguy look like he had just stepped on a LEGO brick with his barefoot? Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotaku Core, Dell, Doom, Bug, id Software, Doomguy, Ouch Face

Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son Is A PSVR Game And A Sequel To The Bill Murray Film

Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son is a new PSVR game that is a follow up to the 1993 comedy film, Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray. The game is being developed by Tequilla Works and published by Sony Pictures Virtual Reality.Read more...
Tags: Science, Bill Murray, Vr, Kotaku Core, Sony Pictures, Groundhog Day, PSVR, Tequila Works, Groundhog Day Like Father Like Son, Tequilla Works

Assassin's Creed Odyssey's Sea Shanties Are Actual Greek Poems

Hi, Luke Plunkett here, your resident sea shanty enthusiast. And I’d like you to know that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, a game featuring mythical creatures, immortal leaps and the most perfect human being ever created (not you, Alexios), takes its sea shanties of all things very seriously.Read more...
Tags: Music, Science, Kotaku Core, Ubisoft, Assassins Creed, Assassin, Luke Plunkett, Creed Odyssey, Alexios, Assassins Creed Odyssey

Smartphone Mario Kart Delayed To This Summer In Japan

When Mario Kart Tour was first announced last year, it was slated for release on Android and iOS sometime before March 2019. Now, in Japan, the smartphone game has been pushed back to summer.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Kotaku Core, Mario Kart, Kotakueast, Mario Kart Tour

Resident Evil 2 Remake On PC Has A Fantastic Graphics Menu

Resident Evil 2 is getting positive reviews from both critics and fans. I’ve been playing the game and I have to agree with most folks thoughts on the game. The RE2 remake feels like a wonderful mix of classic Resident Evil gameplay and modern Resident Evil mechanics. But I don’t see as many people praising the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Pc, Settings, Kotaku Core, Pc Gaming, Re2, Resident Evil 2

Loot Boxes Are Changing In Fortnite Save The World

The Loot Llamas in Fortnite Save The World are changing and becoming less random. Currently, Loot Llamas work like most other loot boxes: Players buy them and then open the llamas to find out what random items they’ve received. Epic Games has announced that an upcoming update will soon change this process.Read more...
Tags: Science, World, Kotaku Core, Epic Games, Fortnite, Loot Boxes, Fortnite Save the World, Loot Llamas

GameStop Is Cancelling Kingdom Hearts 3 PlayStation 4 Pro Orders

Players are saying that their pre-orders for a limited edition, Kingdom Hearts 3-themed PlayStation 4 Pro console are being cancelled by GameStop, and they’re not happy.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sony, Playstation 4, Kotaku Core, Gamestop, Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts III, GameStop Is Cancelling Kingdom Hearts

The Week In Games: Return To Raccoon City

Zombies! This week the long awaited Resident Evil 2 remake is finally released on consoles and PC. Plus a bunch of games are getting ported to Switch and other platforms after appearing elsewhere. Which is nice! Who doesn’t want more games for their favorite platforms?!Read more...
Tags: Science, Xbox One, Pc, Steam, Kotaku Core, Ps4, Switch, PS Vita, PSVR, Raccoon City, The Week In Games

Red Dead Online and GTA Online's Battle Royale Modes Aren't Great

Rockstar keeps trying to make battle royale modes work in their online games. Grand Theft Auto Online has had a few modes that feel inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite or PUBG. Now Rockstar is adding more battle royale modes to their newest multiplayer game, Red Dead Online. But overall these…Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotaku Core, Rockstar, Battle Royale, Red Dead Redemption 2, Grand Theft Auto Online, Red Dead Online, Gun Rush, PUBG Now Rockstar

Metal Gear 2 Retrospective: The World Spins Without Snake

Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake’s defining attribute is texture. Metal Gear shaped an initial world, and Metal Gear 2 embellishes on that world by adding frictions that complicate the player’s previous relationship with the series. The results are often inconsistent; Metal Gear 2 is a game with a reach that exceeds its…Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotaku Longreads, Kotaku Core, Hideo Kojima, Konami, Metal Gear Retrospective, Metal Gear 2, Metal Gear 2 Solid Snake, Msx2

Rockstar Outlines How It Plans To Fix Some Of Red Dead Online’s Problems

Red Dead Online didn’t have a great launch. The multiplayer mode of Red Dead Redemption 2 was made available to players last year in late November via a staggered release window. Once players had access to RDO, they found overpriced guns, a broken economy, and a lack of content. Some player also encountered griefers…Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotaku Core, Rockstar, Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2, Red Dead Online

The Slightly Sketchy 1990s 'Computer Fairs,' A Major Part Of My Gaming History

If you asked me to list some of the games I bought or played in 1994, I’d probably start off with Donkey Kong Country and Final Fantasy III, and it would likely take me a long time before I ever mentioned Barneystein 3D. But it was part of my gaming world in 1994, and there’s a floppy disk sitting in my dad’s garage…Read more...
Tags: Science, Epic, Kotaku Core, Pc Gaming, Apogee, Donkey Kong Country, Shareware

What Is This, A Platformer For Ants?

Between mobile phones and handheld consoles from the Game Boy to the Nintendo Switch, most of us have played games on small screens. Heck, I’ve featured incredibly small games on this site before. But Lilli, by Eric V. Bailey, might be the tiniest damn game I’ve ever played. It’s 64 by 64 pixels big, and gosh, it’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotaku Core, Indie games, Lilli, Eric Bailey, Brower Games, Eric V Bailey

Overwatch Fan's Letter To Jeff Kaplan About Black Women Gets Heartfelt Response

In March 2017, an Overwatch fan wrote to Jeff Kaplan about the lack of black female characters in the game. To her surprise, he wrote back a few months later, saying he hoped that one day diversity would be the norm and promising that there were multiple black characters in the works.Read more...
Tags: Science, Blizzard, Overwatch, Kotaku Core, Jeff Kaplan

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