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Amid Evil Is A Good Shooter That Doesn't Need Guns
Amid Evil Is A Good Shooter That Doesn't Need Guns
Amid Evil is a wild, weird, and wonderful retro-inspired FPS that ditches the traditional shooter arsenal of pistols and SMGs in favor of more exotic weapons.
Outriders player discovers 23GB of crash dumps stuffed in a Windows folder
Outriders player discovers 23GB of crash dumps stuffed in a Windows folder
If you've been wondering where your free C drive space has been going, look here.
Monster Hunter Rise: Everything We Know About the Free Title Update Coming In April
Monster Hunter Rise: Everything We Know About the Free Title Update Coming In April
From all-new monsters and brand-new features, IGN has you covered with a complete breakdown of everything you can expect from the upcoming Free Title Update in Monster Hunter Rise.
Feature: The Exquisite Liminality Of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Feature: The Exquisite Liminality Of Zelda: Skyward Sword
The disorientation of a space-between-spaces. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, we're running a series of features looking at a specific aspect — a theme, character, mechanic, location, memory or something else entirely — from each of the mainline Zelda games.
Is Sega remastering Sonic Colors?
Is Sega remastering Sonic Colors?
It looks like Sega may be remastering 2010's Sonic Colors.
Here's how Respawn might be changing Apex Legends' Lifeline
Here's how Respawn might be changing Apex Legends' Lifeline
Listen up, Lifeline fans - Respawn is tweaking the abilities of Apex Legends' OG support character. In a recent AMA on reddit, the Respawn team fielded a number of queries and questions from Apex players, including one from CSKaay who wanted to know "how is Lifeline's kit being handled?" in the upcoming round of tweaks and improvements. In a list of several thoughtful questions, the commenter suggested that "regardless of whether her ult[imate ability] gets changed or buffed, [Lifeline's] passive needs a 10-20 second delay between revives".
Valheim: How to Find Haldor the Merchant
Valheim: How to Find Haldor the Merchant
Stuck and need a helping hand to find the trader? Luckily, IGN has you covered in our complete guide to locating Haldor the Merchant in Valheim.
WWE 2K22 Announced During Wrestlemania 37 with Gameplay Teaser
WWE 2K22 Announced During Wrestlemania 37 with Gameplay Teaser
During Wrestlemania 37, WWE 2K22 was revealed alongside a first look at gameplay featuring Rey Mysterio and Cesaro.
'Shop Contest: More Donald Ducks!
'Shop Contest: More Donald Ducks!
One Donald Duck ain’t enough for my colleague Ian Walker.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint's first
Ghost Recon Breakpoint's first "major title update" should be out soon
We already knew that Ubisoft had promised new updates were coming to Ghost Recon Breakpoint throughout 2021, and now we have the detail courtesy of a content roadmap and information about two "major title updates". In an blog on the official website, the team says it is "thrilled" to be bringing free content throughout 2021, stating that its "vision is to continue adding on to what we have built together since the launch of the game, including more customisation, progression, and added replay-ability, among others".
There's a secret co-op mode hidden in The Binding Of Isaac: Repentance
There's a secret co-op mode hidden in The Binding Of Isaac: Repentance
Modders have discovered a co-op mode hidden in The Binding Of Isaac: Repentance.
Review: TY the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue HD - An Enjoyably Old-School Aussie Romp
Review: TY the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue HD - An Enjoyably Old-School Aussie Romp
Da doo rang rang rang, da doo rang rang. We have to admit, it’s been something of a surprise to us that Ty the Tasmanian Tiger, of all franchises, has sustained the limelight for so very long.
Nintendo Still Isn't Totally Confident Switch Production Can Keep Pace With Demand
Nintendo Still Isn't Totally Confident Switch Production Can Keep Pace With Demand
"In some cases we may not be able to prepare enough for orders". Last month tech giant Samsung voiced its concern over semiconductor shortages affecting the production of electronics. With this in mind, Nintendo's president Shuntaro Furukawa has now provided an update to Nikkei about the Japanese company's Switch hardware production - stating how it's been "able to secure the necessary materials" in order to continue producing semiconductors in the immediate future. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Sunday Comics: Two Games!
Sunday Comics: Two Games!
Hello! It’s time for Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics.
Soapbox: It's Time For Nintendo's Sonic Mania Moment
Soapbox: It's Time For Nintendo's Sonic Mania Moment
Go on, cheer us all up. I remember a strange night live blogging the worst Anniversary celebration ever.
Neopets developer is reportedly
Neopets developer is reportedly "thinking of bringing the game to the Nintendo Switch"
The early-Noughties virtual pet website Neopets may be coming to a Nintendo Switch near you. Nothing's yet set in stone, but according to a new report by the Washington Post (£) that explores the impact of the demise of Adobe Flash on a whole generation of flash games, Neopets' current development team is reportedly looking to bring it to Nintendo's family-favourite handheld console. Journalist Shannon Liao revealed that during interviews for the article, the Neopets team reportedly said it is "thinking of bringing the game to the Nintendo Switch" but "declined to share further details". Read more
Ubisoft's new chief people officer will work to ensure its
Ubisoft's new chief people officer will work to ensure its "culture is anchored in safety, respect, and well-being"
Ubisoft has appointed a new chief people officer to ensure its "workplace culture is anchored in safety, respect, and well-being". Anika Grant - who has previously held senior HR roles at Dyson and Uber - will also oversee "global recruiting, talent management, and leadership development" and reports directly to co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot. "I am very happy to welcome Anika Grant as our new Chief People Officer.
Quantic Dream responds to Paris Court of Appeals judgement to
Quantic Dream responds to Paris Court of Appeals judgement to "set the record straight"
Quantic Dream, developer of PlayStation exclusives Heavy Rain and Detroit: Become Human, has posted a new statement stating an investigation has concluded there was no "'toxic atmosphere' or any kind of discrimination in the studio" in order to "set the record straight". The statement comes after the studio was accused of a hostile work environment and sued by a former employee back in 2018.
First 4 Figures Announces Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Champions Series
First 4 Figures Announces Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Champions Series
"Revali is now in development". First 4 Figures has already released plenty of amazing Zelda-themed PVC statues over the years, and soon it'll be expanding its Breath of the Wild line. In a post across its social channels, F4F revealed the "Champions Series" would be "coming soon" and that the first figure - Revali - was now in development.
The story of Starflight, EA's sci-fi sandbox that laid the way for Mass Effect
The story of Starflight, EA's sci-fi sandbox that laid the way for Mass Effect
It's incredible to think that Starflight, developed by Binary Systems and one of the first games published by Electronic Arts, isn't better known today.
What did you play last week?
What did you play last week?
Here's what we've been up to. What about you?
New Fan-Made Zelda Mod Transforms Wind Waker Into Ocarina Of Time
New Fan-Made Zelda Mod Transforms Wind Waker Into Ocarina Of Time
Introducing "The Legend of Zelda: Winds of Time". If you love The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and the Nintendo 64 classic, Ocarina of Time, then you absolutely have to take a look at the mod in the video above. Zelda fan and modder BigSharkZ has assembled a video showing off a similar but different version of Ocarina of Time powered by Wind Waker. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Outriders' crossplay is fixed, but inventory wipes remain
A New Limited-Time Pokémon Sword And Shield Dream Ball Distribution Has Begun
A New Limited-Time Pokémon Sword And Shield Dream Ball Distribution Has Begun
Get it while you can! There's another limited-time item up for grabs in Pokémon Sword and Shield.
Quantic Dream issues statement on toxic workplace court case
Quantic Dream issues statement on toxic workplace court case
The developer is declaring victory after three years of legal back-and-forth.
Outriders: How to Get More Legendary Gear
Outriders: How to Get More Legendary Gear
Earn more legendary weapons and armor to get the best gear possible in Outriders with these tips.
Shantae's Game Boy Color Adventure Arrives On Nintendo Switch This Month
Shantae's Game Boy Color Adventure Arrives On Nintendo Switch This Month
Take a trip back in time. WayForward has revealed the original Shantae for Game Boy Color will be released on Switch eShop on 22nd April. Along with an announcement on social media, it's also released a trailer showing off the original game in action on Nintendo's hybrid hardware.
ACNH: Maximize Your Points in Today's Fishing Tourney With These Tips and Tricks
ACNH: Maximize Your Points in Today's Fishing Tourney With These Tips and Tricks
From entering the Fishing Tournament, Tips and Tricks for maximizing your points during the tourney, or simply the rewards you can earn, IGN has you covered in our complete Fishing Tournament guide for Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Here's a look at Resident Evil Village's map
Here's a look at Resident Evil Village's map
We're also getting our first look at an important character, Mother Miranda.
Monster Hunter Rise: How to Find and Unlock All Sub-Camps
Monster Hunter Rise: How to Find and Unlock All Sub-Camps
Learn how to find all fast travel points as IGN guides you through every sub-camp location in Monster Hunter Rise.
'Shop Contest: Easter Sunday 2021, Winners!
'Shop Contest: Easter Sunday 2021, Winners!
Easter is over and so too is Kotaku’s yearly Easter-themed ‘Shop Contest.
Spellbreak's first major update is now available
Spellbreak's first major update is now available
The free-to-play battle royale game hit 5 million players last year.
Epic Is Losing Hundreds of Millions As it Battles Steam
Epic Is Losing Hundreds of Millions As it Battles Steam
Epic is set to lose at least $330 million in its battle to gain market share from Steam, mainly due to it offering exclusive games and free titles on its Epic Games Store.
Outriders Crossplay is Now Fully Functional Across PlayStation, Xbox, and PC
Outriders Crossplay is Now Fully Functional Across PlayStation, Xbox, and PC
Not only is Outriders' crossplay once again fully functional across PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, Square Enix and People Can Fly have confirmed that a fix and restoration event for the inventory wipe bug is on the way.
I Want To Go On Vacation In Assassin's Creed Valhalla
I Want To Go On Vacation In Assassin's Creed Valhalla
This week on Snapshots, some empty areas, a few bits of urban sprawl, a nice looking car, a superhero shot, and a lovely landscape from Assassin’s Creed. Read more...
Stellaris details its free 3.0 'Dick' update in new video
Would You Rather: Eat A Pikachu, Or An Eevee?
Would You Rather: Eat A Pikachu, Or An Eevee?
Sit down at our table for the most unethical meal you'll ever eat. Welcome to "Would You Rather", where we ask you to choose from two (or more) equally awesome/horrible things, and find out if you're in the majority or the minority.
Screw The Snipers In Outriders
Screw The Snipers In Outriders
Having a good time in Outriders? Well sorry, here come the snipers to ruin your fun.
Age of Empires 4 launches autumn 2021, includes Norman campaign
Age of Empires: Fan Preview Recap – Everything Revealed at Today’s Global Community Event
Age of Empires: Fan Preview Recap – Everything Revealed at Today’s Global Community Event
A new Age is here! Today, we got our first look at new gameplay footage for the upcoming Age of Empires IV during the Age of Empires: Fan Preview event that showcased the wonderful Age of Empires community, as well as celebrated the many games that have made this franchise a mainstay in the strategy […]
Castles, Kings, and Community: An Interview with the Team Behind Age of Empires IV
Castles, Kings, and Community: An Interview with the Team Behind Age of Empires IV
Later this year, Age of Empires IV will usher in the latest chapter of this long running and acclaimed RTS franchise, sending us back to the age of castles, kings, and empires.
It Takes Two: Complete Walkthrough, Boss Guides, Minigame Locations, and More
It Takes Two: Complete Walkthrough, Boss Guides, Minigame Locations, and More
Don't miss a thing in It Takes Two with this guide.
Age of Empires 4's First Civilizations, Campaign, and Gameplay Details Revealed
Age of Empires 4's First Civilizations, Campaign, and Gameplay Details Revealed
The godfather of historical RTSes is back with a few new tricks to show us.
Talking Point: Capcom, Please Make Monster Hunter Snap
Talking Point: Capcom, Please Make Monster Hunter Snap
Snap those Monster scraps. I’ve been playing a lot of Monster Hunter Rise since it launched.
Hot Wheels Unleashed looks better than anyone would have thought
Hot Wheels Unleashed looks better than anyone would have thought
Well now. The Hot Wheels game looks surprisingly okay. The first gameplay for Hot Wheels Unleashed, below, shows off what looks like a decent arcade racer starring the cars from the hugely-popular toy range. In truth there's not a huge amount going on here apart from the driving, with a lack of environmental hazards or even power-ups to contend with.
Is Outriders worth it? An MMO player and FPS player debate
Is Outriders worth it? An MMO player and FPS player debate
It's Steven versus Morgan. Only one can leave the video alive.
Dawnbreaker is Dota 2's newest hero
Dawnbreaker is Dota 2's newest hero
And she's got a big hammer.
Age of Empires developers 'have not forgotten about Age of Mythology'
Age of Empires developers 'have not forgotten about Age of Mythology'
The beloved Age of Empires spin-off was released in 2002, but got an expansion more recently in 2016.
PlayStation’s Focus on Too Big to Fail Games Is Concerning
PlayStation’s Focus on Too Big to Fail Games Is Concerning
Sony could be losing a key part of its legacy following a new report about the company's reliance on big blockbusters over anything else.
The Evolution of Resident Evil
The Evolution of Resident Evil
Charting the growth and history of Capcom's iconic horror franchise.
God of War: Ragnarok PS5 – 10 Boss Fights We Want
God of War: Ragnarok PS5 – 10 Boss Fights We Want
Giants, gods, heroes, and more- there's more than a few mythological figures that Kratos could come up against.
Temtem's next island opens on April 13th
Temtem's next island opens on April 13th
Temtem is another game that found popularity at the beginning of 2020 - which, as you know, was roughly six years ago.
Poliwhirl Is Covered In Mucus And Smooth Like A Shark
Poliwhirl Is Covered In Mucus And Smooth Like A Shark
Every Pokemon is interesting and worth talking about.
Oddworld Soulstorm - how systems-driven graphics and gameplay deliver an unforgettable experience.
Oddworld Soulstorm - how systems-driven graphics and gameplay deliver an unforgettable experience.
The re-emergence of Oddworld continues with its most ambitious game yet.
Some distraught Outriders players have lost nearly 100 hours of progress after latest patch
Some distraught Outriders players have lost nearly 100 hours of progress after latest patch
Some Outriders players are reporting the continuation of a worrying inventory wipe bug that in some cases has scrubbed nearly 100 hours of investment into the game. Outriders' first big patch went live last night on PC and PlayStation 4, and this morning on PlayStation 5, and some players soon reported their inventories had wiped. Affected players sound distraught, reporting that the bug has cost them loot gathered after tens of hours of grinding. Read more
Oddworld: Soulstorm Mudokon guide — Phat Station, Hijack, and Old Trellis
Oddworld: Soulstorm Mudokon guide — Phat Station, Hijack, and Old Trellis
After venturing forth from Sorrow Valley, Abe will eventually reach Phat Station.
Oddworld: Soulstorm Mudokon guide — Slig Barracks, Necrum, and The Mines
Oddworld: Soulstorm Mudokon guide — Slig Barracks, Necrum, and The Mines
After helping Abe’s Mudokon buddies escape the Old Trellis, you’ll reach a couple of gigantic levels that can take a while to complete.
Skate with friends in new Skater XL multiplayer open beta
Skate with friends in new Skater XL multiplayer open beta
While the world continues in its current state, there is no chance of friends gathering (safely) together in large numbers just to do something they love.
Oddworld: Soulstorm Mudokon guide — The Sanctum and Escape
Oddworld: Soulstorm Mudokon guide — The Sanctum and Escape
After making it past the Slig Barracks, Necrum, and Mines, Abe will reach The Sanctum.
Where to watch the Age Of Empires 4 fan preview today
Where to watch the Age Of Empires 4 fan preview today
Age Of Empires 4 was announced a few years ago, but we've only seen a little of the Relec-developed sequel to the classic RTS series.
This Skyrim mod remasters the children
This Skyrim mod remasters the children
Now that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's been out a good long while, some of the RPG game can feel a little stale.
Sony plots big PlayStation push into mobile gaming
Sony plots big PlayStation push into mobile gaming
Sony is plotting a big push into mobile gaming - with the biggest PlayStation games key to the effort. A job advertisement for Head of Mobile, PlayStation Studios, SIE, reveals plans for the successful candidate to "focus on successfully adapting PlayStation's most popular franchises for mobile". "You will be responsible for building and scaling a team of mobile leaders and will serve as the Head of this new business unit within PlayStation Studios." Read more
Super Seducer 1 & 2 Refused By Nintendo Due To
Super Seducer 1 & 2 Refused By Nintendo Due To "Explicit Content"
Producer "not so surprised" after third game was banned by Steam. Super Seducer producer, Richard La Ruina, has announced the first two games in his "realistic seduction simulator" series won't be released on the Nintendo Switch. In an email, Nintendo said it would not be able to release Super Seducer 1 & 2 on its digital store due to the "explicit content". Ric
We could be headed back to Washington D.C. in Fallout 76 expeditions
We could be headed back to Washington D.C. in Fallout 76 expeditions
For fans of Fallout, the MMORPG (or at least pseudo-MMORPG) that is Fallout 76 has always been the red-headed stepchild of the franchise.
Square Enix Celebrating SaGa Frontier's Return With Special Launch Stream
Square Enix Celebrating SaGa Frontier's Return With Special Launch Stream
Game arrives next week. To celebrate the release of SaGa Frontier Remastered on the Nintendo Switch on 15th April, Square Enix has announced it will be airing a celebratory live stream broadcast featuring multiple members of the development team.
Review: Moorhuhn Kart 2 - A Poultry Offering
Review: Moorhuhn Kart 2 - A Poultry Offering
Needs to offer moor than this. Metroid Prime Trilogy? Garbage.
GTA 5 was the most watched Twitch game in March
GTA 5 was the most watched Twitch game in March
Three things in life are guaranteed: death, taxes, and people still buying Grand Theft Auto 5.
Final Fantasy 14 patch 5.5 will finally mark gathering areas on your map
Final Fantasy 14 patch 5.5 will finally mark gathering areas on your map
The preliminary notes for Final Fantasy 14 patch 5.5 have been posted by Square Enix, and one change in particular should make the MMORPG game that much more pleasant overall.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players are terrified of getting banned for playing Zombies to high rounds
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players are terrified of getting banned for playing Zombies to high rounds
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players are saying they're terrified of playing the Zombies mode to high rounds after a recent spate of high-profile ban reports from those who proclaim their innocence. The Zombies community has this week surfaced a disconnect message called "Sail 630 nuclear bug", which has popped up on the PC version of Treyarch's shooter. Players have reported receiving this error message, which forces a return to the main menu, after reaching a reasonably high round in Zombies (between 40 and 70, reports indicate). Read more
The most popular adult game on Patreon is being made by someone who'd never played one before
The most popular adult game on Patreon is being made by someone who'd never played one before
For DC, making a game that's not safe for work has become his work.
Star Wars: Republic Commando Dev Apparently Investigating Switch Frame Rate Issues
Star Wars: Republic Commando Dev Apparently Investigating Switch Frame Rate Issues
"hopefully we'll be able to resolve them soon". If you got your hands on Star Wars: Republic Commando for Nintendo Switch earlier this week, you might have noticed - or at least heard - about some distracting frame rate issues in this version.
One Minecraft player’s ten-year journey to the Far Lands
One Minecraft player’s ten-year journey to the Far Lands
Few games offer the kind of freedom that Minecraft does.
Disco Elysium dev promises fixes for PS4 and PS5 versions
Disco Elysium dev promises fixes for PS4 and PS5 versions
The developer of Disco Elysium has promised a variety of fixes and improvements for the PlayStation versions of its game. Disco Elysium launched on PlayStation 4 and 5 in The Final Cut form in March, and significant issues soon emerged.
Random: Nintendo Has Uploaded Its Switch Online Trailer (Again), And It's Still Getting Disliked
Random: Nintendo Has Uploaded Its Switch Online Trailer (Again), And It's Still Getting Disliked
Oh no! If you subscribe to Nintendo's official YouTube channel, you might have noticed over the past day that it has uploaded its Switch Online overview trailer again.
Outriders will restore your lost legendaries from inventory wipe bug
Outriders will restore your lost legendaries from inventory wipe bug
An irritating Outriders bug has been wiping players' inventories, and now its occurrence has been (hopefully) reduced, the devs plan on restoring everyone's lost legendaries.
Epic is losing hundreds of millions of dollars in its war against Steam
Epic is losing hundreds of millions of dollars in its war against Steam
In its bid to take on Steam with the Epic Games Store, the company behind Fortnite is burning through hundreds of millions of dollars on exclusives and free games. The Epic Games Store releases free games every week, and has snapped up a number of eye-catching PC launch exclusives since it went live in December 2018. Of course, it's expected that providing so many free games and timed exclusives would cost Epic cold hard cash - but the sheer numbers at play are eye-watering, and it's all spent at a loss. Read more
Forget zombies, Gunfight is still Cold War's best mode
Forget zombies, Gunfight is still Cold War's best mode
With the undead lurking at every turn, it's a nice change of pace and scenery.
What are we all playing this weekend?
What are we all playing this weekend?
Maybe this is because I try hard to ignore it, but did this April Fool's Day seem a quiet one? Not many japes? I mean, most April Fool's jokes are not at all funny, so that's not necessarily a bad thing.
"With great accessibility comes great inclusivity"
I was really moved this week to see how a small number of people have powered a profound change in games.
Forget The Past, Nintendo's Future Is Focused On New IP And
Forget The Past, Nintendo's Future Is Focused On New IP And "Staple Series"
Resurrecting forgotten franchises does not appear to be a priority. Would you like to see Nintendo revive some of its older and perhaps lesser-known IPs for the Switch generation? Well, if Shuntaro Furukawa's latest comments are anything to go by, it's probably best not to get your hopes up. During an interview with Nikkei earlier this week, the Nintendo president explained how much of the company's current focus was on "new ideas" and what's next (aka the future).
Epic will lose over $300M on Epic Games Store exclusives, is fine with that
Epic will lose over $300M on Epic Games Store exclusives, is fine with that
Here's how much money Epic is burning to make the Epic Games Store a Steam competitor.
Oddworld: Sousltorm review — Abe’s back and better than ever
Oddworld: Sousltorm review — Abe’s back and better than ever
Oddworld: Soulstorm is a reimagining of Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus, a game that originally released in 1998.
Crapshoot: The edutainment game about designing your own dinosaurs
Crapshoot: The edutainment game about designing your own dinosaurs
We're rerunning Richard Cobbett's classic Crapshoot column, in which he rolled the dice and took a chance on obscure games—both good and bad.
Which games start bad, but get good later?
Returnal Composer Talks Challenges Of Scoring Game Vs Film
Returnal Composer Talks Challenges Of Scoring Game Vs Film
Bobby Krlic breaks down some key differences from the two experiences.
Here's how to watch the Age of Empires 4 fan event on Saturday
Here's how to watch the Age of Empires 4 fan event on Saturday
It'll be our first real look at AOE4 since 2019.
Monster Hunter Rise: All Relic Record Locations
Monster Hunter Rise: All Relic Record Locations
Here's where to find every Relic Record in Monster Hunter Rise.
Dota 2 patch 7.29 brings the Dawnbreaker to bear
Dota 2 patch 7.29 brings the Dawnbreaker to bear
Dota 2 patch 7.29, Dawnbreaker, has just launched.
Korean Overwatch League Player Shares His Experience With Anti-Asian Racism In America
Korean Overwatch League Player Shares His Experience With Anti-Asian Racism In America
As opening day for the fourth season of the Overwatch League looms, Korean players on North American teams are dealing with the precipitous rise in anti-Asian racism.
More Donald Ducks In Kingdom Hearts, Please
More Donald Ducks In Kingdom Hearts, Please
With the arrival of the Kingdom Hearts series on PC last week, enterprising players can now tinker with the games in ways that were either too difficult or downright impossible to achieve on consoles.