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What’s Your Worst Gaming Habit?
What’s Your Worst Gaming Habit?
It’s Monday and time for Ask Kotaku, the weekly feature in which Kotaku-ites deliberate on a single burning question.
Outriders Can’t Catch A Break
Outriders Can’t Catch A Break
It’s been a long week-and-a-half for the loot-shooter Outriders, a game rocked by eleven days of missing functionality, server issues, and player uproar.
Have You Ever Raged And Thrown A Controller?
Have You Ever Raged And Thrown A Controller?
It’s Monday and time for Ask Kotaku, the weekly feature in which Kotaku-ites deliberate on a single burning question.
The FBI is investigating Counter-Strike: Global Offensive cheating
The FBI is investigating Counter-Strike: Global Offensive cheating
The FBI is reportedly investigating cheating in professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive matches in North America. As spotted by Kotaku, the commissioner of the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC), Ian Smith, said the organisation was working alongside the FBI on an ongoing investigation into "a relatively small but significant group of players over a long period of time, organising match fixing in North American MDL".
EVE Online's Latest Front Is A Battle Of The Bands
EVE Online's Latest Front Is A Battle Of The Bands
EVE has been torn apart by war between the game’s largest factions for close to nine months.
Media Molecule Talks Curation And The Future Of Dreams
Media Molecule Talks Curation And The Future Of Dreams
More than a year out from release, Dreams stands apart for its unique combination of game creator and sharing platform.
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...
Have You Ever Successfully Returned To An Ancient Save File?
Have You Ever Successfully Returned To An Ancient Save File?
It’s Monday and time for Ask Kotaku, the weekly feature in which Kotaku-ites deliberate on a single burning question.
Bravely Default II’s Grand Music Does Most Of Its Storytelling
Bravely Default II’s Grand Music Does Most Of Its Storytelling
Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s ongoing hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make.
Twitch Streamer Gross Gore Banned After Years Of Sexual Assault Allegations
Twitch Streamer Gross Gore Banned After Years Of Sexual Assault Allegations
Today, Twitch banned and de-partnered Ali “Gross Gore” Larsen, a longtime streamer and subject of controversy, after sexual assault allegations old and new came to light last weekend. Read more...
Jade Raymond Forms New Studio, Working On Unannounced Game For PlayStation
Jade Raymond Forms New Studio, Working On Unannounced Game For PlayStation
Former Assassin’s Creed producer and EA manager Jade Raymond announced the formation of a new Montreal-based independent studio called Haven today.
How Has Your Relationship With Gaming Changed Since Covid Began?
How Has Your Relationship With Gaming Changed Since Covid Began?
It’s Monday and time for Ask Kotaku, the weekly feature in which Kotaku-ites deliberate on a single burning question.
Yet Another Producer Leaves Sony's Japan Studio
Yet Another Producer Leaves Sony's Japan Studio
In the wake of the news that Sony’s Japan Studio is reorganizing, another producer has left the company.
Game Artists Not Happy That Developer Is Selling Their Nearly Decade-Old Work As NFTs
Game Artists Not Happy That Developer Is Selling Their Nearly Decade-Old Work As NFTs
The question at the heart of this week’s incessant NFT debate is one of ownership: How, in the digital age, can one really own anything? And when somebody purchases a glorified gif or jpg for mind-boggling amounts of money, what do they even own? Not rights.
Star Citizen management criticized by employees for poor handling of Texas winter storm
Star Citizen management criticized by employees for poor handling of Texas winter storm
Employees at CIG's Austin office were told to use paid time off if they couldn't make up missed work days, reports Kotaku.
Star Citizen Developers Fed Up After Being Expected To Work During Devastating Texas Snowstorm
Star Citizen Developers Fed Up After Being Expected To Work During Devastating Texas Snowstorm
Last month, the entirety of Texas ground to a halt after a colossal winter storm pushed the state’s cordoned-off power grid to the brink.
Grindstone’s Irresistible Hip-Hop-Inflected Tunes Made Me Abandon My Principles
Grindstone’s Irresistible Hip-Hop-Inflected Tunes Made Me Abandon My Principles
Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s ongoing hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make.
This Totally Random Guy's Hollow Knight Cover Is Pretty Good
This Totally Random Guy's Hollow Knight Cover Is Pretty Good
When you think of terrific musical covers, you probably think of “All Along the Watchtower” or that one screamo cover of Britney’s “Toxic” you heard in high school.
I Also Accidentally Ordered A Burger From A YouTuber
I Also Accidentally Ordered A Burger From A YouTuber
In early January, Kotaku weekend editor Zack Zweizen wrote about his experience unknowingly purchasing burger delivery from popular YouTuber MrBeast.
Crunchy Dreamcast Loading Noises Make For A Charmingly Retro Twitch Stream
Crunchy Dreamcast Loading Noises Make For A Charmingly Retro Twitch Stream
Twitch streamers go to great lengths to make their channels unique and interesting, but sometimes separating yourself from the pack is as simple as miking up your console to capture the sounds it makes while loading data from its disc drive. Read more...
What’s The First Setting You Change In Any Game?
What’s The First Setting You Change In Any Game?
It’s Monday and time for Ask Kotaku, the weekly feature in which Kotaku-ites deliberate on a single burning question.
Legend Of Mana’s Grand Score Helps Me Take Its BS Seriously
Legend Of Mana’s Grand Score Helps Me Take Its BS Seriously
Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s ongoing hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make.
Zero Divide Is A Primordial PlayStation Synth-Fusion Treasure
Zero Divide Is A Primordial PlayStation Synth-Fusion Treasure
Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s ongoing hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make.
Someone Recreated The Entire First Act Of Hamilton In Animal Crossing
Someone Recreated The Entire First Act Of Hamilton In Animal Crossing
Hamilton is one of the most popular musicals in the world.
Report: Stadia Blew Millions On Red Dead Redemption 2 And Other Ports
Report: Stadia Blew Millions On Red Dead Redemption 2 And Other Ports
Just how badly did Google’s Stadia video game streaming service flop when it launched back in 2019? According to a new report by Bloomberg, it underperformed its sales target by hundreds of thousands of users, despite spending “tens of millions of dollars” secure ports of big blockbuster games. Read more...
Persona 5 Strikers: The Kotaku Review
Persona 5 Strikers: The Kotaku Review
It’s now or it’s never, and I’ve got toMake my decisionThis time it could be my momentIs this a mirage or a chance to fulfill my mission? Read more...
What Was Your Best-Ever Year For Gaming?
What Was Your Best-Ever Year For Gaming?
It’s Monday and time for Ask Kotaku, the weekly feature in which Kotaku-ites deliberate on a single burning question.
Video Game Studios Across Texas Have Temporarily Closed Due To Winter Storms And Power Outages
Video Game Studios Across Texas Have Temporarily Closed Due To Winter Storms And Power Outages
Texas, a state whose leadership has long espoused a hyper-individualistic Mad Max apocalypse sort of ethos, has spent the past week putting those ideals to the test.
What We Loved About Hitman 3
What We Loved About Hitman 3
If there’s one thing Kotaku can’t get enough of, it’s Hitman 3.
Report: Later This Week, EA Is Going To Decide If Anthem Lives Or Dies
Report: Later This Week, EA Is Going To Decide If Anthem Lives Or Dies
EA still isn’t sure if it’s going to invest in massively overhauling its failed loot shooter Anthem, according to a new report by Bloomberg.
Would You Ever Get A Video Game Tattoo?
Would You Ever Get A Video Game Tattoo?
It’s Monday and time for Ask Kotaku, the weekly feature in which Kotaku-ites deliberate on a single burning question.
Stephen Totilo leaves Kotaku
Stephen Totilo leaves Kotaku
Editor-in-chief departs after almost a dozen years with the site, will remain in journalism
A 12-Year Dream
A 12-Year Dream
Let me tell you the best thing about being editor-in-chief of Kotaku. Read more...
Dune: Imperium: The Kotaku Review
Dune: Imperium: The Kotaku Review
Because the movie business is in a state of absolute chaos right now, the Dune reboot, which was supposed to be the big holiday movie of 2020, is now going to be the big holiday movie of 2021 instead.
What Games Do You Keep Replaying Over and Over?
What Games Do You Keep Replaying Over and Over?
It’s Monday and time for Ask Kotaku, the weekly feature in which Kotaku-ites deliberate on a single burning question.
Google is shutting down its Stadia game studios
Google is shutting down its Stadia game studios
Google Stadia will close its internal game studios, the company has announced today. Stadia will instead focus on offering third-party games on the streaming platform, which launched in 2019 and offers on-demand gaming without a console or PC. Sources have told Kotaku that Google is cancelling "multiple projects" that include any games scheduled for release beyond a certain point this year.
Which State Is The Worst Game Boy Color?
Which State Is The Worst Game Boy Color?
This week we try to understand how stocks work, learn how one of the best areas in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was made, dunk on a dumb troll, check out what free games are coming to PS Plus, and pick out the perfect Game Boy shaped like a state.
Give Me All The GameStop Jokes
Give Me All The GameStop Jokes
I’m not even going to pretend to understand what’s going on with GameStop—I’ll leave that to the excellent reporting of fellow Kotaku writer Ethan Gach.
How Did Your Parents Feel About You Playing Video Games?
How Did Your Parents Feel About You Playing Video Games?
It’s Monday and time for Ask Kotaku, the weekly feature in which Kotaku-ites deliberate on a single burning question.
What Media Property Would You Like To See Adapted Into A Game?
What Media Property Would You Like To See Adapted Into A Game?
It’s Tuesday and time for Ask Kotaku, the weekly feature in which Kotaku-ites deliberate on a single burning question.
Don't Worry, Big Frog Is Here
Don't Worry, Big Frog Is Here
This week we rank a bunch of Sonic games, control a fox with a controller, play Pokemon in a weird place, check out some of the new content coming to Puyo Puyo 2 and meet the wonderful and amazing Big Frog.
Sony Scrubs Release Dates From Trailer Fine Print
Sony Scrubs Release Dates From Trailer Fine Print
Sony uploaded a video earlier this week that included some new release date info about some upcoming games buried in some fine print text.