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The Week In Games: Shadow Man Remastered
The Week In Games: Shadow Man Remastered
A remastered port of the cult classic N64/PS1 action-adventure game Shadow Man drops later this week on PC. Read more...
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...
No One Warned Me About Hitman 2’s Cutscenes
No One Warned Me About Hitman 2’s Cutscenes
Over the past few months, I, late to the party, have fallen head over heels for the new Hitman trilogy.
Someone Recovered The Code To Unlock A Full Version Of Timesplitters 2 In Homefront: The Revolution
Someone Recovered The Code To Unlock A Full Version Of Timesplitters 2 In Homefront: The Revolution
Back in 2016 players of Dambusters Studio’s Homefront: The Revolution easily found an Easter egg featuring two levels from 2002's Timesplitters 2.
Tips For Playing Outriders
Tips For Playing Outriders
At first glance, Outriders might look like a game you’ve played one thousand times: a sci-fi third-person shooter in which you shoot stuff to get better gear in order to shoot more stuff.
After Decades Of Conflict, We're Finally Getting Official Macross Releases In The West
After Decades Of Conflict, We're Finally Getting Official Macross Releases In The West
Macross is one of the finest and most influential anime of all time, but for over 20 years the international distribution of the series’ later instalments—basically everything made after 1999's Macross Plus—has been held hostage by a fierce legal struggle between several companies. Read more...
Muslim Civil Rights Group Calls For Microsoft, Sony, And Valve To Deplatform Six Days In Fallujah
Muslim Civil Rights Group Calls For Microsoft, Sony, And Valve To Deplatform Six Days In Fallujah
Calling the controversial first-person shooter that aims to recreate the events of the Second Battle of Fallujah an “Arab murder simulator,” Muslim civil rights and advocacy group CAIR, the Council on American–Islamic Relations, is requesting that Microsoft, Sony, and Valve avoid hosting or distributing Six Days in… Read more...
Outriders’ First Major Patch Will Nerf The Trickster
Outriders’ First Major Patch Will Nerf The Trickster
The first major patch for Outriders will be available next week, developer People Can Fly revealed in a blog post today.
I Seem To Be Having Commitment Issues In Outriders
I Seem To Be Having Commitment Issues In Outriders
Over the past week or so I’ve sunk about 25 hours into Outriders—on top of the dozen-ish I spent repeatedly running the demo.
That Final Fantasy XIV Hairstyle You Like Is Going To Come Back In Style
That Final Fantasy XIV Hairstyle You Like Is Going To Come Back In Style
A popular Final Fantasy XIV hairstyle that hasn’t been available in-game for years is going to make a permanent comeback, Square Enix announced this morning. Read more...
I Demand To See Oro's Dick And Balls In Street Fighter V
I Demand To See Oro's Dick And Balls In Street Fighter V
During today’s spring update, Capcom provided an early look at how returning fighter Oro will play in Street Fighter V.
There Are Too Many Warhammer Video Games
There Are Too Many Warhammer Video Games
Back in 2016, Mike wrote a blog called “There Are Far Too Many Warhammer Games”.
Pokémon Gets Me Through It
Pokémon Gets Me Through It
In the Pokémon universe, it’s customary for small children to receive a beast capable of leveling cities before leaving the comforts of home to embark on an arduous journey across varying regions.
How To Skip Monster Hunter Rise’s Pesky ‘Quest Complete’ Cutscenes
How To Skip Monster Hunter Rise’s Pesky ‘Quest Complete’ Cutscenes
Once you get comfortable with the basics of Monster Hunter Rise, the real game of grinding out rare materials for high-level equipment can finally begin.
Animal Crossing Build-A-Bear Go On Sale This Morning, Could Be A Clusterfluff
Animal Crossing Build-A-Bear Go On Sale This Morning, Could Be A Clusterfluff
Build-A-Bear’s eagerly-anticipated line of official Animal Crossing: New Horizons plushies go on sale this morning at 11 am Eastern.
When My Disco Elysium Character Gave Up I Was Like Yeah, I Get It
When My Disco Elysium Character Gave Up I Was Like Yeah, I Get It
I have never felt more in tune with a video game character than when Disco Elysium’s detective protagonist, his morale utterly devastated after a series of failed skill checks, tells his partner to fuck off and prematurely brings the game to a close. Read more...
Classic Half-Life 2 Mod Neotokyo Gets A Singleplayer Spinoff
Classic Half-Life 2 Mod Neotokyo Gets A Singleplayer Spinoff
Neotokyo is an absolute PC gaming classic, a (somehow) free mod for Half-Life 2 that remains one of the prettiest and coolest multiplayer shooters on the planet.
Someone Might Have Found A Canceled Castlevania Dreamcast Prototype
Someone Might Have Found A Canceled Castlevania Dreamcast Prototype
In a mysterious new video (h/t Polygon), an off-camera player navigates through what appears to be a prototype of Castlevania: Resurrection, a canceled Sega Dreamcast game from the early 2000s.
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, As Told By Steam Reviews
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, As Told By Steam Reviews
A free update to a masterpiece? That adds full voice acting, new quests, and a slew other of bonus features? Gee, I’m sure Steam users are hating that. Read more...
The Nevers Is Entertaining But a Tad Overstuffed
The Nevers Is Entertaining But a Tad Overstuffed
Watching The Nevers—HBO’s new epic fantasy series created by Joss Whedon, who’s no longer involved with the show—can be overwhelming.
Square Enix: That 'Redneck Mob Storming D.C.' Line In Outriders Is Pure Coincidence
Square Enix: That 'Redneck Mob Storming D.C.' Line In Outriders Is Pure Coincidence
There’s an offhand line in Outriders that sure sounds like a reference to the failed January 6 insurrection in Washington, D.C.
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...
Star Trek Legends Is A Fun Time, Not An Annoying Grind
Star Trek Legends Is A Fun Time, Not An Annoying Grind
Star Trek Legends, recently released on Apple Arcade, plays a lot like Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes, Disney’s Sorcerer’s Arena, DC Legends and countless other turn-based mobile RPGs.
A Song In Balan Wonderworld Sounds A LOT Like A Song From Ghostbusters
A Song In Balan Wonderworld Sounds A LOT Like A Song From Ghostbusters
I’m not saying the composer on Balan Wonderworld ripped off a classic tune from the Ghostbusters film soundtrack, but the similarities are striking... Read more...
Amnesia: Rebirth’s New Mode Has Fewer Scares, More Puzzles
Amnesia: Rebirth’s New Mode Has Fewer Scares, More Puzzles
Amnesia: Rebirth is so scary that the developers at Frictional Games added a new Adventure Mode to the PC version today, with a similar update planned for PlayStation in a few weeks. Read more...
How Star Wars' Biggest Fan Wiki Found Itself in a Fight Over Trans Identity
How Star Wars' Biggest Fan Wiki Found Itself in a Fight Over Trans Identity
If you’re a Star Wars fan online, there stands a high chance that you’ve not only heard of Wookieepedia—the Fandom-owned community resource archiving eons of material from the franchise—but spent more time than you’d like to admit looking up everything from Ickabel G’ont to the history of the Grysk Hegemony.
Remade Wipeout Intro Reminds Us The Franchise's Return Is Long Overdue
Remade Wipeout Intro Reminds Us The Franchise's Return Is Long Overdue
Of all the dormant racing game franchises — and there are many — Wipeout’s absence feels the most criminal.
The Future Of Cyberpunk 2077's Multiplayer Is Still Up In The Air
The Future Of Cyberpunk 2077's Multiplayer Is Still Up In The Air
CD Projekt is rethinking Cyberpunk 2077’s multiplayer elements, president and joint CEO Adam Kiciński explained during the company’s recent strategy update. Read more...
Long-Needed Tweaks Make Monster Hunter Rise A Smoother Online Experience
Long-Needed Tweaks Make Monster Hunter Rise A Smoother Online Experience
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: “A single Dorito would kill a pilgrim instantly.” In a similar vein, if you showed a long-dormant Monster Hunter fan that the newest game, Monster Hunter Rise, lets you sharpen your weapon while on the run...I think their brains would explode. Read more...
Sega Lawyers Threaten Wrong Website Over Yakuza Piracy
Sega Lawyers Threaten Wrong Website Over Yakuza Piracy
There are lawyers somewhere out there working for Sega HQ in Japan who have been tasked with hunting down the people responsible for pirating Yakuza: Like a Dragon.
V-Commandos, One Of My Favorite Board Games, Is Getting A Fancy Upgrade
V-Commandos, One Of My Favorite Board Games, Is Getting A Fancy Upgrade
I’ve written multiple times about V-Commandos on the site, a tactical WW2 stealth game made by some Ubisoft guys that is very good.
It Takes Two Director's 'F*ck The Oscars' Rant Is Hidden In The Game
It Takes Two Director's 'F*ck The Oscars' Rant Is Hidden In The Game
Josef Fares’ new game, It Takes Two, apparently includes audio from the director’s infamous “fuck the Oscars” rant in all its incoherent glory. Read more...
Nier Replicant Gets Off To A Really Slow Start
Nier Replicant Gets Off To A Really Slow Start
After playing and being thoroughly wrecked by Nier: Automata, I was curious if Nier: Replicant ver.1.22474487139… the “version up” (since according to the developers it’s not a remake or a remaster) of the original Nier would inspire similar emotional devastation.
Man Arrested Following Daring Pokémon Card Robbery
Man Arrested Following Daring Pokémon Card Robbery
A 28-year-old Tokyo resident has been arrested for allegedly breaking into a trading card shop atop a six-story building to steal Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, after climbing over the side of the building with a rope. Read more...
I Finally Fixed An Annoying PS5 Icon Glitch
I Finally Fixed An Annoying PS5 Icon Glitch
Late last year, I replayed Assassin’s Creed III via the remastered PS4 edition.
Cyberpunk 2077 Patch Gets Notes But Still No Release Date
Cyberpunk 2077 Patch Gets Notes But Still No Release Date
Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red has released patch notes for the game’s upcoming 1.2 patch, which was revealed in mid-March.
Killer Loops With South Asian Flair Helped Skyblazer Stand Apart
Killer Loops With South Asian Flair Helped Skyblazer Stand Apart
Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s ongoing hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make.
Shin Ultraman Movie's Release Delayed By Covid-19
Shin Ultraman Movie's Release Delayed By Covid-19
Originally scheduled for “early summer” in Japan, the upcoming Shin Ultraman movie will be delayed. Read more...
Anime Tokyo Babylon 2021 Canceled Due To Plagiarism But New Version Planned
Anime Tokyo Babylon 2021 Canceled Due To Plagiarism But New Version Planned
Originally scheduled for this April, Tokyo Babylon 2021 was delayed last December after the anime had apparently based character designs on a promotional photo of K-pop star Yeri from Red Velvet as well as another source without permission.
Crash Bandicoot On The Run Won't Let Me Jump On Bounce Crates And It's Very Annoying
Crash Bandicoot On The Run Won't Let Me Jump On Bounce Crates And It's Very Annoying
Some habits are hard to break. Like reaching for a light switch after it’s been removed or trying to jump on the bouncy crates in Crash Bandicoot games.
SonicFox Showed Up To A Mortal Kombat Event In Typical SonicFox Fashion
SonicFox Showed Up To A Mortal Kombat Event In Typical SonicFox Fashion
Yesterday the WePlay Esports Ultimate Fighting League kicked off a live Mortal Kombat 11 tournament featuring a handful of international players including Dominique “SonicFox” McLean.
Every STALKER 2 NPC Has A 'One-Of-A-Kind Smile'
Every STALKER 2 NPC Has A 'One-Of-A-Kind Smile'
GSC Game World’s Zakhar Bocharov stopped by today’s [email protected] presentation to show off more of STALKER 2, the upcoming sequel to the cult classic, post-apocalyptic shooter series that’s been in production in some form for over a decade.
Balan Wonderworld Gets Day One Patch To Address Seizure Risk
Balan Wonderworld Gets Day One Patch To Address Seizure Risk
Square Enix has released a day one patch for Balan Wonderworld, released today, to fix issues with a late-game scene that had bright, flashing lights that the company called a “photo-sensitive epilepsy risk.” Read more...
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered is $20, Now Book It, Because the Fuzz Are Coming
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered is $20, Now Book It, Because the Fuzz Are Coming
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered (PS4) | $20 | AmazonNeed for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered (XBO) | $20 | Amazon Read more...
$900 Resident Evil Statue Is NSFW
$900 Resident Evil Statue Is NSFW
PureArts are releasing this 1:1 scale bust of a Resident Evil Licker, which they say is “one of the most disturbing creatures you can ever imagine encountering”.
Fallout 76 Was Right, It Was Time To Stop Playing
Fallout 76 Was Right, It Was Time To Stop Playing
Bored and without a large, engrossing game to play until Disco Elysium: The Final Cut drops later this month, I did the unthinkable: I downloaded Fallout 76 onto my PlayStation 5.
We Finally Got A (Brief) Look At The Gollum Game
We Finally Got A (Brief) Look At The Gollum Game
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum won’t be out until 2022, but the developers at German studio Daedalic Entertainment shared a brief snippet of gameplay during today’s Future Games Show. Read more...
Yyeessss, We're Getting More Shadow Tactics
Yyeessss, We're Getting More Shadow Tactics
Shadow Tactics is one of the best stealth/tactics games of all time, and with developers Mimimi games having done the just-as-good Desperados 3 last year, they’re returning to Shadow Tactics with a standalone expansion. Read more...
Shinra Electric Power Company Decides To Tweet Through It
Shinra Electric Power Company Decides To Tweet Through It
The power utility, consumer electronics manufacturer, and private security force Shinra has taken to social media to respond directly to critics who have accused the tech oligopoly of exploiting workers, impoverishing local residents, and generally doing crimes against the planet. Read more...
Get Past The F2P Bits And Crash Bandicoot: On The Run Is Good Crash
Get Past The F2P Bits And Crash Bandicoot: On The Run Is Good Crash
Crash Bandicoot: On The Run, out today for iOS and Android, is a game in which Crash Bandicoot runs through narrow corridors breaking boxes and collecting Wumpa Fruit, just like every other Crash Bandicoot game.
Civ-Style Strategy Game Humankind Delayed To August
Civ-Style Strategy Game Humankind Delayed To August
Humankind, the next 4X strategy game from the makers of Endless Space and Endless Legend, has been delayed until the summer, Amplitude Studios announced today. Read more...
Famed Anime Studio Wit Made A Stop-Motion Anime And It's Very Cute
Famed Anime Studio Wit Made A Stop-Motion Anime And It's Very Cute
Wit Studio, perhaps best known for the Attack on Titan anime, is expanding its repertoire.
Ikumi Nakamura Talks About Her New Studio While Exploring Spooky Buildings
Ikumi Nakamura Talks About Her New Studio While Exploring Spooky Buildings
Ikumi Nakamura, the former GhostWire: Tokyo creative director who made a huge splash with her brief appearance at E3 2019, is finally ready to talk about opening her own game development studio after leaving Tango Gameworks in 2019.
Hitman 3 Is Getting DLC Based On The Seven Deadly Sins
Hitman 3 Is Getting DLC Based On The Seven Deadly Sins
Next week, Hitman 3 will receive downloadable content based on the seven deadly sins, developer IO Interactive announced in a blog post today.
New Pokémon Snap Is Like Old Pokémon Snap, Only Much Prettier
New Pokémon Snap Is Like Old Pokémon Snap, Only Much Prettier
Pokémon Snap for the Nintendo 64 is a game about rolling through islands, leisurely taking pictures of pocket monsters.
Blizzard Isn't Making Any More Skins For Overwatch League MVPs
Blizzard Isn't Making Any More Skins For Overwatch League MVPs
After this year, the Overwatch League will no longer create special skins to honor the League’s MVP.
Mundaun Is Beautiful, Hand-Drawn Folk Horror
Mundaun Is Beautiful, Hand-Drawn Folk Horror
It was around the time the severed goat head in my backpack started bleating and then spoke that I truly began to understand the beauty of Mundaun, the new indie horror game from developer Michel Ziegler. Read more...
Watch Dogs: Legion Will Be Free To Play This Weekend
Watch Dogs: Legion Will Be Free To Play This Weekend
Watch Dogs: Legion, Ubisoft’s open-world hacker game, will be free-to-play on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC starting March 25, the developer announced today in a blog post. Read more...
I Can't Wait To Play Monster Hunter Rise With Other People
I Can't Wait To Play Monster Hunter Rise With Other People
The review embargo for Monster Hunter Rise has lifted, and while I’ve been having a heck of a good time battling beasts with my AI dog and cat friends, online play is still a couple of days away.
Half-Life & BioShock Come Together In A Very Strange Mod
Half-Life & BioShock Come Together In A Very Strange Mod
Return to Rapture is a “campaign” made for Half-Life: Alyx that takes Valve’s star and drops her into the completely unrelated first-person world of 2007's BioShock. Read more...
A Pikmin Game Is Coming To Phones
A Pikmin Game Is Coming To Phones
Nintendo and Niantic, the same pair behind mobile juggernaut Pokemon Go, are going to release a new augmented reality game later this year that’s all about Pikmin. Read more...
Tekken 7’s Newest Fighter Is The Fictional Prime Minister Of Poland
Tekken 7’s Newest Fighter Is The Fictional Prime Minister Of Poland
The real prime minister of Poland, 53-year-old Mateusz Jakub Morawiecki, does not look like much of a fighter.
Fallout 76's 2021 Roadmap Shows More Story Content Coming This Summer
Fallout 76's 2021 Roadmap Shows More Story Content Coming This Summer
Fallout 76 needs some new content, and based on today’s roadmap players will have to wait until the summer to get it. Read more...
Bomberman Board Game Cancelled, Which Sucks
Bomberman Board Game Cancelled, Which Sucks
Of all the video games out there being turned into board games, few are as perfect a fit for the tabletop treatment as Bomberman.