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Sunday Comics: Two Games!
Sunday Comics: Two Games!
Hello! It’s time for Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics.
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.
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.
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).
Tell Me Why tops Assassin’s Creed, WoW Shadowlands, and more at GLAAD awards
Tell Me Why tops Assassin’s Creed, WoW Shadowlands, and more at GLAAD awards
GLAAD is an organisation dedicated to the inclusion of LGBT folks in media, and the group's annual awards highlights some of the best portrayals throughout media, including videogames.
The best Call of Duty: Warzone SP-R208 marksman rifle class
The best Call of Duty: Warzone SP-R208 marksman rifle class
Call of Duty: Warzone Season Two is nearing the end.
Intel's DG2 gaming GPUs could actually stand a chance against Nvidia and AMD
Intel's DG2 gaming GPUs could actually stand a chance against Nvidia and AMD
Intel may be in with an outside chance of competing with some of the best graphics cards around.
Samsung’s high-capacity 860 Evo SSD is up to 45% cheaper
Samsung’s high-capacity 860 Evo SSD is up to 45% cheaper
While the best SSD for gaming is an NVMe drive, they can get seriously pricey when you're looking at larger capacities.
The best Outriders mods explained
The best Outriders mods explained
Want to know more about Outriders mods? Unlike most loot in the game, it’s not completely obvious how mods work.
The best Outriders Devastator builds
The best Outriders Devastator builds
Looking for the best Outriders Devastator build? This tanky class is best for players looking for close-range, defensive combat.
AMD's Ryzen 9 5900 would be the best gaming CPU if they existed and we could actually buy one
AMD's Ryzen 9 5900 would be the best gaming CPU if they existed and we could actually buy one
The cheaper 12-core chip would be the base for a great AMD gaming PC, for the DIY as well as pre-built market.
Outriders leveling guide – how to level up fast
Outriders leveling guide – how to level up fast
Looking for an Outriders leveling guide? The looter shooter from People Can Fly has exploded in popularity, quickly becoming a Steam best seller.
Intel Xe DG2 could rival Nvidia’s RTX 3070 and AMD’s RX 6800
Intel Xe DG2 could rival Nvidia’s RTX 3070 and AMD’s RX 6800
Intel's gaming-focused Xe DG2 GPU is expected to release next year, and could bring some more variety to our currently two-branded best graphics card guide, if its performance is up to scratch. The card is expected to come with up to 512 execution units at a rumoured cost somewhere between $400 and $600, and this top-end model looks like it has the capability to trounce high-end cards like Nvidia's RTX 3070 and AMD's RX 6800 if a new video from Moore’s law is dead is anything to go by.
Best gaming mouse – the top mice in 2021
Best gaming mouse – the top mice in 2021
Picking the best gaming mouse is a more difficult task today than it was a decade ago.
Destiny 2’s best shotguns are getting nerfed
Destiny 2’s best shotguns are getting nerfed
Destiny 2's current season is quickly drawing to a close, which means Bungie is looking to the future.
Monster Hunter Rise: Best Way to Farm Bloodrun Jewels
Monster Hunter Rise: Best Way to Farm Bloodrun Jewels
Everything you need to know about farming Bloodrun Jewels in Monster Hunter Rise - including the fastest way to get Bloodrun Jewels.
Meet ghost bears, a talking campfire, and the best merchant ever in Cozy Grove
Meet ghost bears, a talking campfire, and the best merchant ever in Cozy Grove
Help out deceased bears and watch an island come to life in this Animal Crossing-ish life-sim.
Robot games: 11 of the best mech games on PC
Robot games: 11 of the best mech games on PC
What are the best robot games on PC? Strapping into an overpowered robot filled to the brim with rockets and lasers is a power fantasy as old as anime itself.
The best ZRG 20mm Warzone loadout
The best ZRG 20mm Warzone loadout
Want to know what the best ZRG loadout is in Warzone? The ZRG 20mm is a sniper rifle designed to take out enemies from great distances, much further than the likes of the best Kar98k loadout and best Pelington 703 loadout.
You can now pet the Dragonborn's best friend with this Skyrim pet the dog mod
You can now pet the Dragonborn's best friend with this Skyrim pet the dog mod
Thanks to the endless work of prolific modders, is there anything you can't do in Skyrim? Not anymore, no.
Get up to 35% off Forza Horizon 4 and Logitech’s G923 steering wheel
Get up to 35% off Forza Horizon 4 and Logitech’s G923 steering wheel
If you play a lot of racing games, then investing in the best PC steering wheel is a great way to make that immersive step up from a gamepad or the best gaming keyboard.
The best Diablo 3 season 23 builds
The best Diablo 3 season 23 builds
Want to know what the best builds are for each class in Diablo 3 season 23? With the new companions update, a lot has changed when it comes to speccing your followers with decent skills, but it’s important not to forget about your own character’s build. Each one of the playable characters in Diablo 3 has tons of ways that you can mix up their skills, passives, and equipment to turn them into a damage dealing machine.
The Best Video Game Controllers
The Best Video Game Controllers
From some of the controllers that defined gaming for decades to come to some of the newest available, here are our picks for the best game controllers ever.
RAM prices will increase further, warns Micron
RAM prices will increase further, warns Micron
We reported back in March that the prices of the best gaming RAM modules could get more expensive this year, as DRAM contract costs rose 10% in January, which could be passed onto the customer.
The best Groza Warzone loadout
The best Groza Warzone loadout
Do you want the best Groza loadout in Warzone? The Groza is one of the new Call of Duty Cold War guns introduced to Warzone, and it kills opponents very quickly.
Talking Point: The Build-A-Bear Animal Crossing Collection Is A Bit Rubbish
Talking Point: The Build-A-Bear Animal Crossing Collection Is A Bit Rubbish
Today's launch saw many fans disappointed. Build-A-Bear is a horrific child's play-shop where your young ones can watch their new best friend being turned from an empty, lifeless skin into a fluffed and stuffed bear-shaped thing.
Call of Duty: Warzone's best gun just got nerfed
Call of Duty: Warzone's best gun just got nerfed
This weapon was FFAR too good.
Here's what the original Counter-Strike's best map looks like, 20 years later
Here's what the original Counter-Strike's best map looks like, 20 years later
Dust2 2020 proves the old game can still create some stunning battlefields.
Nvidia’s GTX 1080 Ti could be the next GPU returning to market
Nvidia’s GTX 1080 Ti could be the next GPU returning to market
With current stock issues preventing you from getting your hands on the best graphics card, Nvidia’s making a habit of relaunching older GPUs to satisfy demand.
The best platform games on PC
The best platform games on PC
Looking for a list of the best platform games on PC? Back in the ‘90s and early ‘00s, there were countless platformers for console gamers, while the PC had a reputation as a sort of wasteland for this one particular genre.
Universal Studios Japan Forced To Limit Visitors Weeks After Super Nintendo World's Grand Opening
Universal Studios Japan Forced To Limit Visitors Weeks After Super Nintendo World's Grand Opening
75% fewer visitors will be allowed to enter. Super Nintendo World isn't off to the best of starts, as Universal Studios Japan announces a new visitor limit across all of its themed lands just weeks after Nintendo's area gets up and running (thanks, Kotaku). The Osaka Prefecture, where USJ is located, today posted a new single-day record of new COVID-19 cases; The Japan Times reports that the daily figure has jumped from 341 to 719, topping Tokyo's total for the eighth-consecutive day. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Developers reveal the best Easter eggs they've hidden in games
Developers reveal the best Easter eggs they've hidden in games
Easter has come and gone now, and here in the RPS treehouse we lounge with bellies full of chocolate chatting about our favourite little surprises in games.
Nvidia’s RTX Voice tech quietly enabled on GeForce GTX graphics cards
Nvidia’s RTX Voice tech quietly enabled on GeForce GTX graphics cards
Nvidia released RTX Voice last year, using the power of AI to enhance noise cancellation when you’re not using the best gaming microphone.
The 10 best PS5 games to play in 2021
The 10 best PS5 games to play in 2021
The PlayStation 5 is just a few months old - and still very hard to get hold of.
The best Total War games
The best Total War games
So, you want to know what the best Total War game is? Shogun: Total War released in June 2000, which means the venerable strategy series has been going for over 20 years now.
The Best Free-to-Play Games for the Xbox Series X/S
The Best Free-to-Play Games for the Xbox Series X/S
The latest Xbox Insider program update nixes the Xbox Live Gold requirement for free-to-play (F2P) Xbox games for users in the Xbox Insider Alpha & Alpha Skip Ahead rings. The
Outriders: Epic and legendary farming guide — The best farming spots
Outriders: Epic and legendary farming guide — The best farming spots
As an online looter shooter, Outriders allows you to farm epic and legendary items for your characters.
Hardware Review: 8BitDo Pro 2 - The Best Switch Pro Controller Rival Has Evolved
Hardware Review: 8BitDo Pro 2 - The Best Switch Pro Controller Rival Has Evolved
Play like a pro. 8BitDo has a long and enviable reputation when it comes to third-party accessories, having produced some of the best controllers we've seen in the past few years.
You'll Never See This Persona 5 Strikers Price Cut Coming (It's $40)
You'll Never See This Persona 5 Strikers Price Cut Coming (It's $40)
Persona 5 Strikers (PS4) | $40 | Best BuyPersona 5 Strikers + Steelbook (Switch) | $40 | Best Buy Read more...
Sunday Comics: Khezu?
Sunday Comics: Khezu?
Hello! It’s time for Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics.
Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition is 40 percent off this week
Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition is 40 percent off this week
A good price for one of the best open world games on PC.
Feature: Nintendo Life eShop Selects - March 2021
Feature: Nintendo Life eShop Selects - March 2021
March's best Switch eShop games! Last month, we celebrated the Switch's fourth anniversary on the market.
Feature: Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Is Secretly One Of The Best Zeldas
Feature: Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Is Secretly One Of The Best Zeldas
When the stylus controls finally let Link ink. 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.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga delayed again
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga delayed again
Warner Bros. has delayed Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga again. Developer TT Games said it needed more time to make Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, which was due out spring 2021 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X, "the biggest and best ever Lego game." The Skywalker Saga was first revealed at E3 2019 and was initially expected to come out in late 2020, but in August it was delayed to spring 2021.
Surprise! Platinum Games just released Apple Arcade exclusive World of Demons
Surprise! Platinum Games just released Apple Arcade exclusive World of Demons
Platinum Games just released an Apple Arcade-exclusive called World of Demons. World of Demons is an action game, which comes as no surprise given Platinum is the developer of some of the best action games in the business, such as Bayonetta and NieR:Automata.
Celebrate the Best of Roblox at the 8th Annual Bloxy Awards
Celebrate the Best of Roblox at the 8th Annual Bloxy Awards
The Bloxy Awards have returned to Roblox! For those who are unfamiliar, the Bloxys are all about bringing our entire global community together to celebrate some of the greatest Roblox experiences, videos, and creators of the year.
Feature: Best NES Games
Feature: Best NES Games
The Top 50 NES games ever, as ranked by you. The Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES (ness? nezz? enn-eee-ess?), is the archetypal home video game console.
Four Of The Best Community-Made Fighters Are Joining The Rivals Of Aether Roster Later This Year
Four Of The Best Community-Made Fighters Are Joining The Rivals Of Aether Roster Later This Year
Will be a "free update". Smash-style indie fighter Rivals of Aether is getting four new characters who have been designed by Steam Workshop creators.
Talking Point: Is The N64 Pad Actually The Best Controller Ever?
Talking Point: Is The N64 Pad Actually The Best Controller Ever?
Vote with the Pak. We recently had cause to sit down with our beloved Nintendo 64 and blast through the opening sections of a few 64-bit classics.
Round Up: The Best Video Game April Fools' Day Gags Of 2021
Round Up: The Best Video Game April Fools' Day Gags Of 2021
Don't get fooled! Once again, it's that wonderful time of year when you really can't believe anything you see on the internet.
Sonic Expands Its Social Media Reach With New Official Channels For Latin America
Sonic Expands Its Social Media Reach With New Official Channels For Latin America
"¡Ya llegué, amigos!". Over the past few years, the Sonic the Hedgehog social media channels have been considered to be right up there with the best in gaming.
Players’ Choice: Vote for March’s best new game
Players’ Choice: Vote for March’s best new game
It’s no joke, the month of March has come to a close and the Players’ Choice polls are open for you to vote for your favorite new release of the past month! From daring indie darlings to bombastic PS VR adventures, crafty co-ops and everything in between, let us know which release made the biggest […]
Pick up Persona 5 Royal for £25
Pick up Persona 5 Royal for £25
Amazon has punched the price of Persona 5 Royal edition - one of the best JRPGs released in recent years - all the way down to £25, with prices matched on the PSN Store for the Deluxe Edition! That probably leaves most of you that picked up the standard edition of Persona 5 for free on PlayStation Plus wondering what bang for your buck you're getting with the Royal edition of the game. Royal is essentially the definitive version of Persona 5 that makes a lot of improvements on the base game.
The best Technomancer build in Outriders
The best Technomancer build in Outriders
Support your team from a distance with a good Outriders Technomancer build.
The Best Metroidvanias
The Best Metroidvanias
The Metroidvania genre is full of memorable classics that can hang with the best of the original franchises that give the genre its name.
Elite Dangerous: Odyssey's taxis are delightfully rubbish
Elite Dangerous: Odyssey's taxis are delightfully rubbish
Apex Interstellar has the potential to be the best (worst) taxi service in the galaxy.
Chivalry 2 Comes to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on June 8
Chivalry 2 Comes to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on June 8
Prepare to return to the ultimate medieval battlefield! Sharpen your sword and don your best armor — the long-awaited sequel to the 2012 smash hit Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is nearly here.
The best Pyromancer build in Outriders
The best Pyromancer build in Outriders
Set Enoch ablaze with the right Outriders Pyromancer build.
The best racing games on PC
The best racing games on PC
The best racing games you can play on PC today, from hardcore sims to arcade racers.
The best Devastator builds in Outriders
The best Devastator builds in Outriders
Become a formidable tank with these Devastator builds.
Nintendo Partners With Superstar K-Pop Group TWICE In New Switch Promotion
Nintendo Partners With Superstar K-Pop Group TWICE In New Switch Promotion
Check out the photoshoot. With Nintendo and Brie Larson becoming best buds recently, and with The Pokémon Company teaming up with the likes of Katy Perry and Post Malone, it perhaps comes as little shock that Nintendo of Korea has struck up a new promotional campaign with popular K-pop group, TWICE. The girl group, which has over 10 million subscribers on YouTube and has topped the Billboard World Albums chart, has teamed up with Nintendo to create a series of promo images advertising the Switch.
The Weekspot podcast: #031: America's next co-op model
The Weekspot podcast: #031: America's next co-op model
Dr Hakim gives books a bad name, and the story is quite muddled in places, but It Takes Two is easily one of the best co-op games of the last few years.
Disco Elysium’s fully voiced Final Cut upgrade is out now, and it’s free
Disco Elysium’s fully voiced Final Cut upgrade is out now, and it’s free
Disco Elysium was already one of the best story games out there - as well as one of the best RPG games, with its astonishingly deep 'thought catalogue' system for working through your own character's inner thoughts and demons.
Genshin Impact Guide: How to Get the Best Venti Build
Genshin Impact Guide: How to Get the Best Venti Build
This guide aims to help players understand how to build their Venti.
The best Akimbo M19 loadout to use in Call of Duty: Warzone
The best Akimbo M19 loadout to use in Call of Duty: Warzone
Akimbo pistols have played an important role in Call of Duty: Warzone ever since they were released.
Best Warzone loadout drop: the top class setups for Season Two
Best Warzone loadout drop: the top class setups for Season Two
Looking for the best Warzone loadout to secure the win in Call of Duty's battle royale? Warzone has been out for a while, and it’s clear that the best way to secure a win is to create a custom Warzone loadout drop and grab it in-match via the Warzone Buy Stations and regular drops. In case you’re new to Call of Duty: Warzone and are just getting to grips with some of its curious additions – like the Gulag respawn mechanic – then loadout drops are a way of using your create-a-class setups from multiplayer in Warzone.
It would take 4,000 hours to beat every PC game on Xbox Game Pass
It would take 4,000 hours to beat every PC game on Xbox Game Pass
Xbox Game Pass continues to be hailed as the best game subscription around - like right now, I'm hailing it as exactly that right now - but what is its precise value in cold, hard numbers? Just how much gaming time do you get for your money? We've done the math, and it seems the PC edition of Xbox Game Pass, priced at $9.99 USD per month, gets you over 4,000 hours worth of videogames, which comes out to about a quarter of one US penny per gameplay hour.
Save $50 on the Apple Watch Nike Series 6 and Get 6 Free Months of Apple Fitness+
Save $50 on the Apple Watch Nike Series 6 and Get 6 Free Months of Apple Fitness+
Apple Watch Nike Series 6 (40mm) + 6mo Fitness+ | $349 | Best BuyApple Watch Nike Series 6 (44mm) + 6mo Fitness+ | $379 | Best Buy Read more...
The best Akimbo Renetti Warzone class setup
The best Akimbo Renetti Warzone class setup
Looking for the best Akimbo Renetti Warzone class to use in battle royale? The use of pistols has fallen out of favour on Verdansk due to the sheer size of the map, however, the smaller Rebirth Island is perfect for this type of weapon.
The best VR games on PC
The best VR games on PC
What are the best VR games? Or, to go one better – what are the best Oculus Rift, Valve Index, and HTC Vive games? There are plenty of VR experiences out there already, and with the headsets shipping to customers faster than ever there is plenty more to come. We have tested a number of the best VR games across the major and best VR headsets, ranging from the good, bad, to the downright nausea-inducing – and we will endeavour to seek out new, strange, and challenging content for this burgeoning platform.
For Sale: Gamer Glasses - $40, Never Worn
For Sale: Gamer Glasses - $40, Never Worn
Gunnar Razer Gaming Glasses | $40 | Best Buy Read more...
CPUs and GPUs could get even more expensive, as TSMC hikes wafer prices
CPUs and GPUs could get even more expensive, as TSMC hikes wafer prices
Trying to source the best gaming CPU for your new PC has, so far, been a relatively stress-free experience, as it's one component that's relatively unaffected by the price increases hitting everything from the best graphics card to DDR4 RAM.
The best Hearthstone Forged in the Barrens theorycrafted decks
The best Hearthstone Forged in the Barrens theorycrafted decks
Five promising Hearthstone Barrens decks to help you get started.
Have You Played... Endless Legend?
Have You Played... Endless Legend?
Late one crisp Christmas Eve, four years before I joined Rock Paper Shotgun, I was overjoyed to see that the team had elected Endless Legend as the best PC game of 2014.
Tales Of Symphonia Is The Best-Selling Entry In The Series' 25-Year History
Tales Of Symphonia Is The Best-Selling Entry In The Series' 25-Year History
Global top ten revealed. Bandai Namco's Tales Of series last December celebrated its 25th anniversary.
The best gaming laptops in Australia for 2021
The best gaming laptops in Australia for 2021
The best gaming laptops come in all shapes and sizes and we picked out some of our favorites.
The best 240Hz gaming monitor is just AU$519—down from AU$699
The best 240Hz gaming monitor is just AU$519—down from AU$699
The Alienware AW2521HF is AU$180 off, but not for long.
The best songs on Genshin Impact's Windsong Lyre
The best songs on Genshin Impact's Windsong Lyre
Genshin Impact lyre songs: The best adaptations for the virtual stringed instrument.
The best landing spots in Fortnite: Chapter 2 Season 6
The best landing spots in Fortnite: Chapter 2 Season 6
The release of a new season usually shuffles up the Fortnite map.
Outriders crafting guide
Outriders crafting guide
New to crafting in Outriders? If you've been busy playing the Outriders demo and possibly farming the boss locations to get all the best legendary weapons, then you may have noticed crafting isn't available just yet. Crafting will be in the full game release, however, and you'll finally be able to put all those harvested materials to good use.
Best mechanical keyboards in 2021
Best mechanical keyboards in 2021
Make the switch with our guide to the best mechanical keyboards.
The two best PCIe 4.0 SSDs are heavily discounted right now
The two best PCIe 4.0 SSDs are heavily discounted right now
There are deals to be had on 2TB models of Samsung's 980 Pro and WD's SN850.
Japan Voted On Final Fantasy's Best Games And Characters - Do You Agree With The Ranking?
Japan Voted On Final Fantasy's Best Games And Characters - Do You Agree With The Ranking?
Which is your favourite? Final Fantasy is one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time, building up a hugely dedicated army of fans over the years since first launching back in the '80s.
Random: Who Needs Fancy-Pants Graphics Cards? Now You Can Mine Bitcoin With A Game Boy
Random: Who Needs Fancy-Pants Graphics Cards? Now You Can Mine Bitcoin With A Game Boy
Obviously! It drops blocks with the best of 'em. Are you a retro gamer with an original Game Boy just lying around doing nothing? Well, firstly, shame on you — the Game Boy has a brilliant library of classics that you should be enjoying in any spare moment! Then again, perhaps you play your old-school monochrome games on a GBA, or maybe you've got multiple 'Boys — Pockets, Lights, Colors — collecting dust around the house. Well, YouTuber stacksmashing has decided to make use of the latent computing power sitting in the backs of drawers and cupboards all around the world.
Site News: After Our Best Year Yet, Things Are Changing Here At Nintendo Life
Site News: After Our Best Year Yet, Things Are Changing Here At Nintendo Life
And that includes the return of a familiar face... 2020 might have been a bit of an odd year in terms of life on this spinning chunk of rock we call Earth, but it was an astonishing 12 months in the world of Nintendo – and, by extension, the world of Nintendo Life.