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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

HQ Trivia Doesn't Always Pay Players Their Winnings And Won't Say Why

For months, players in HQ Trivia, a trivia app that offers cash prizes, say they have been having issues getting their money.Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotaku Core, HQ, HQ Trivia

Kieron Gillen's New Comic Is About The 'Sad Mess' Of RPGs

Kieron Gillen will never forget the time that he was a female Soviet air bomber in WWII and an airplane turned his character into “soup.”Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Kotaku Core, Die, Kieron Gillen

A Deckbuilder Explains How To Balance Your Lands In Magic: The Gathering

If you’re a Magic: The Gathering player, you know that lands are the way that you generate mana, the resource that allows you to play cards. In a new video, YouTuber SaffronOlive explains how to get that balance of lands correct.Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotaku Core, Magic The Gathering, YouTuber SaffronOlive

Assassin's Creed Snuck Into Monster Hunter: World Last Night

Monster Hunter: World loves crossover events. Whether than means dressing up as Devil May Cry’s Dante, masquerading as Horizon: Zero Dawn’s Aloy, or battling Final Fantasy monsters, World’s various event quests lift liberally from other games. Last night, while no one was really paying attention, World snuck in an…Read more...
Tags: Science, Xbox One, Pc, Playstation 4, Kotaku Core, Assassins Creed, Dante, Capcom, Monster Hunter, Zero Dawn, Monster Hunter World

Blindfolded Speedrunner Demolishes Outlast 

I don’t care for first-person games that are heavy on jumpscares, and so speedrunner AcrohTheBeast’s 10:24 blindfolded run seems like the perfect way to play the game. Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotaku Core, Speedrunning, Outlast

Modder Transforms Super Mario 64 Into Super Mario Bros.

The brain behind a number of Super Mario 64 mods has done it again by recreating lots of Super Mario Bros. levels inside of Super Mario 64.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nintendo, Super Mario Bros, Kotaku Core, Super Mario, Mods, Mario Bros, Super Mario 64

The Best In Video Game Concept Art For 2018

My favourite feature here at Kotaku is Fine Art, a daily look at the concept art that goes into our favourite games. With the end of the year fast approaching, I thought it was time to look at some of the best work we’ve been able to showcase this year from some of the biggest games.Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotaku Core, Fine Art, Kotaku

The Biggest Video Game Disappointments of 2018

2018 was the best of times, and the worst of times. We’re here to talk about that second bit, though we’re keeping things focused on video games. If we went any broader, this would take all day.Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotaku Core, Year In Review

Getting Motion Sickness While Playing A Game Sucks

I have never been a victim of the dreaded “motion sickness” while playing a video game, but Katamari Damacy Reroll has put me down for the count twice this week. Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotaku Core, Katamari Damacy, Motion Sickness, Katamari Damacy Reroll

Nier: Automata Has A Score Attack Mode That Was Cut From The Final Game

Data digger Lance McDonald has sorted through the files of Nier: Automata and found a very interesting, and complete, score attack mode that is not accessible in the final game.Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotaku Core, NieR, Nier Automata, Lance Mcdonald, Cut Content

The State Of PC Gaming In 2018

PC has never been a singular platform like, say, PlayStation or Xbox. Instead, it’s a series of disparate landmasses sharing the same turbulent sea.Read more...
Tags: Science, Pc, Steam, Kotaku Core, Pc Gaming, Activision Blizzard, Epic Games, Discord, State Of

The State Of The PS4 In 2018

The PlayStation 4 remains a top-flight gaming platform as it wraps up its fifth year and enters a 2019 sure to be full of PS5 rumors, interesting exclusive games, and the possible launch of the most-requested feature in PlayStation Network history.Read more...
Tags: Science, Playstation, Sony, Playstation 4, Kotaku Core, State Of

The State Of Nintendo 3DS In 2018

At this time last year, I predicted that the aging Nintendo 3DS would probably be sent to its grave after Christmas 2018. Recent events have caused me to reconsider. I am now here to argue that you should prepare for the Nintendo 3DS to stay alive for a couple more years at least—if you can truly call its fate…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nintendo, Kotaku Core, Nintendo 3ds, 3DS, 2ds, State Of

Bethesda Support Leaks Fallout 76 Customer Names, Addresses & Phone Numbers

Some of the people submitting tickets to get their replacement Fallout 76 canvas bag have encountered a surprise: they’ve been given access to parts of Bethesda’s support system, including the ability to open and close tickets, as well as check out customer’s personal information.Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotaku Core, Fallout, Bethesda, Fallout 76

Frosty The Snowman Is Probably A Lich

In a thread on the Dungeons & Dragons Reddit forum, user KiddBlack floated an idea: What if Frosty the Snowman is actually a lich? What if that joyful fella is actually an undead wizard of immense power. We investigate.Read more...
Tags: Science, Reddit, Kotaku Core, Dungeons Dragons, Frosty The Snowman, Lich, Do You Really Know Frosty

People In Pokémon Games Can't Shut Up About Pokémon

The citizens of Pokémon’s various cities and towns love to say the word “Pokémon.” Armed only with mathematics and an urgent desire to answer a ridiculous question, I embarked on a quest to figure out what percentage of Pokémon’s residents do not talk about Pokémon. I present my findings in this video, “A…Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Pokemon, Kotaku Core, Pokemon Lets Go

Here's The Actual Basketball From The Cover Of NBA Jam

The iconic cover to NBA Jam, with its image of a logo-adorned basketball smashing through some paper, is not an illustration. It’s a photo, and this is the model, 25 years later.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sports, Kotaku Core, NBA Jam

What We Liked And Didn't Like About Pokémon Let's Go

Mike Fahey and I have been battling all up and down Kanto in Pokémon Let’s Go. Now that our respective quests are at an end, we sat down to talk about Master Trainers, playing with kids, and how weird Pokémon type weaknesses are.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nintendo, Pokemon, Kotaku Core, Switch, Mike Fahey, Nintendo Switch, Pokemon Lets Go, Pokemon Lets Go Pikachu, Pokemon Lets Go Eevee

Frostpunk Is About To Become A Proper City-Builder

One of the few criticisms levelled at Frostpunk was that the city-building game only shipped with curated scenarios, not a more traditional (for the genre) sandbox mode. That’s about to change, with an “Endless Mode” due for release very soon.Read more...
Tags: Science, Pc, Kotaku Core, Frostpunk

Pokémon Let's Go! Eevee and Pikachu: The Kotaku Review

Pokémon Let’s Go! Pikachu and Eevee are going to be divisive. The games seem meant to introduce a new generation of players to Pokémon, especially players who started with Pokémon Go. The changes made to gameplay may frustrate longtime fans, including me; I started playing in the late ‘90s and kept up with the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Review, Nintendo, Pokemon, Kotaku Core, Switch, Kotaku Review, Eevee, Nintendo Switch, Pokemon Lets Go

PlayStation Classic Plays Fine, But It’s A Bare-Bones Experience

With the PlayStation Classic’s release less than a month away, I went to PlayStation HQ this week for three hours of hands-on time with Sony’s nostalgic mini-console. It plays its selection of 32-bit classics like Final Fantasy VII and Resident Evil: Director’s Cut just fine, but the features of the device are pretty…Read more...
Tags: Science, Playstation, Sony, Kotaku Core, Grand Theft Auto, Retro, Final Fantasy, Resident Evil, PlayStation Classic, PlayStation HQ

Learn Your ABCs With Our Video Game Horror Alphabet Book

Editor’s note: Happy Halloween! We’ve prepared a special treat (or is it a trick?)—our horror games reporter Stacie Ponder and editor Chris Kohler teamed up to bring you this special ABC book starring your favorite horror game pals (with sincere apologies to Edward Gorey). Stacie did the wonderful illustrations (tons…Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Science, Abc, Kotaku Core, Chris Kohler, Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Horror Games, Stacie Ponder, Edward Gorey Stacie

Newly Discovered Super Smash Bros. Melee Technique Turns Link Into A Rocket

Super Smash Bros. Melee turns 17 years old next month, but that doesn’t mean the game has been completely solved. Sure, there’s an upper echelon of competitors who you can count on to win just about any tournament they enter, but there are also Melee players like Joseph “Savestate” El-Khouri grinding out new…Read more...
Tags: Science, Link, Kotaku Core, Super Smash Bros, Joseph, FGC, Fighting Game Community, Super Smash Bros Melee, El Khouri

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