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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.
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.
What Are You Playing This Weekend?
What Are You Playing This Weekend?
The weekend is for playing a 20-year-old action RPG classic with a substantial glow-up.
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.
Hunting for Pokémon Cards Has Become a Different Kind of Game
Hunting for Pokémon Cards Has Become a Different Kind of Game
A few weeks back, during a particularly unremarkable late night of insomnia-fueled doomscrolling, a notification slid its way onto my phone’s screen that quickened my pulse and dilated my pupils.
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...
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.
Outriders Apparently Has A Bug That Wipes All Your Gear
Outriders Apparently Has A Bug That Wipes All Your Gear
How’s this for a horror story? You spend hours farming gear in your favorite loot game.
You Might Be Able To Play Diablo II: Resurrected This Weekend
You Might Be Able To Play Diablo II: Resurrected This Weekend
If you haven’t signed up for a chance to play Diablo II: Resurrected early, you should get on that: Blizzard just announced plans to hold a private alpha test on PC over the weekend. Read more...
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...
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...
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...
Mistwalker Doesn't Want to Remaster Lost Odyssey, And That Makes Me Sad
Mistwalker Doesn't Want to Remaster Lost Odyssey, And That Makes Me Sad
In an interview with VGC, Hironobu Sakaguchi, founder of the Mistwalker Corporation, said he’s not interested in remastering any of Mistwalker’s earlier titles like Blue Dragon, The Last Story, or my personal favorite Lost Odyssey. Read more...
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...
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...
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.
Puzzle Quest 3 Does The Match-Three RPG A Little Differently
Puzzle Quest 3 Does The Match-Three RPG A Little Differently
The game that kicked off the match-three/RPG genre in 2007 is back for a third go with Puzzle Quest 3.
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.
It's RPG Season, So Get Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition for $25
It's RPG Season, So Get Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition for $25
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition (XBO) | $25 | Best BuyDragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition (PS4) | $25 | Best Buy Read more...
Researchers Name Newly Discovered Insects After Legendary Pokémon
Researchers Name Newly Discovered Insects After Legendary Pokémon
Two entomologists decided to name their recently discovered new species of Australian beetles Binburrum articuno, Binburrum moltres, and Binburrum zapdos, bringing Pokémon full circle back to what originally inspired the hit video game series. Read more...
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.
Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis Will Have Loot Boxes
Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis Will Have Loot Boxes
Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis, the mobile compilation aiming to bring all of the Final Fantasy VII extended universe’s stories together in one place, will have loot boxes, creative director Tetsuya Nomura confirmed yesterday in a new interview with Famitsu. Read more...
Dying Light 2's Developers Are Indulging Toxic Gamers
Dying Light 2's Developers Are Indulging Toxic Gamers
As promised, Polish developer Techland put out a video today updating the world on the state of zombie parkour thriller Dying Light 2.
The Worst (And Not-So-Bad) Video Game Movies
The Worst (And Not-So-Bad) Video Game Movies
More often than not, video game movies take something we know, love, and obsess over and transform it into an unrecognizable monster at worst—or a forgettable, underwhelming experience at best.
Dark Alliance Is A Spiritual Successor To Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance In Name Only
Dark Alliance Is A Spiritual Successor To Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance In Name Only
I went into my recent Dark Alliance demo with development studio Tuque Games expecting to briefly relive the grim, bloody hack and slash glory of the original Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance games.
Undertale Makes Its Xbox Debut Via Game Pass Tomorrow
Undertale Makes Its Xbox Debut Via Game Pass Tomorrow
Undertale, the quirky 2015 role-playing game from indie dev Toby Fox, finally heads to Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S tomorrow, and it will be free for everyone with an active Game Pass subscription on console. Read more...
"We Just Despise The Police": Persona 5 Strikers Is OK
If you’ve played Persona 5 you’ll know that, aside from a few notable exceptions, Tokyo’s cops are kid-torturing assholes.
Pokemon Go's Eggs Aren't Lootboxes, They're Fun Presents
Pokemon Go's Eggs Aren't Lootboxes, They're Fun Presents
Pokémon Go developer Niantic is testing a feature that lets players see what might be inside the game’s eggs before they walk the many miles to hatch them.
April Fallout 76 Update Will Finally Let Players Have Multiple Camps
April Fallout 76 Update Will Finally Let Players Have Multiple Camps
Camp building is at the center of Fallout 76 and the game’s April 27 update will finally let players create, store, and manage multiple campsites, a massive boon to the game’s more industrious architects. Read more...
Square Enix Will Reveal New Life Is Strange During Digital Event Next Week
Square Enix Will Reveal New Life Is Strange During Digital Event Next Week
Square Enix announced it will debut the first episode of its very own Nintendo Direct-style digital event, known as “Square Enix Presents,” next Thursday, March 18. Read more...
Oblivion NPC Dialogue Is The Greatest Thing On The Internet
Oblivion NPC Dialogue Is The Greatest Thing On The Internet
I never want to find out the true origins of Whacked-Out Entertainment’s Oblivion NPC Dialogue videos.
Bravely Default II’s Beastmaster Job Is Basically Pokémon
Bravely Default II’s Beastmaster Job Is Basically Pokémon
Creating your party in Bravely Default II is less about the characters you use than it is the jobs with which you equip them.
Monster Hunter Stories 2 Takes Flight July 9
Monster Hunter Stories 2 Takes Flight July 9
Monster Hunter fans have a date with a newly-hatched baby Rathalos on July 9, when Capcom launches Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin for the Nintendo Switch.
Over 5,000 Final Fantasy XIV Players Were Banned For Using Or Advertising Real Money Trading
Over 5,000 Final Fantasy XIV Players Were Banned For Using Or Advertising Real Money Trading
Square Enix announced earlier this week that over 5,000 Final Fantasy XIV players were banned after they were caught using or advertising real money in-game. Read more...
Thank You, Persona 5 Strikers, For This Adult Who Doesn't Suck
Thank You, Persona 5 Strikers, For This Adult Who Doesn't Suck
Persona 5 Strikers has been out for a little more than a week, so I feel pretty comfortable saying this: Read more...
Diablo II: Resurrected Will Work With Your Decades-Old Saves
Diablo II: Resurrected Will Work With Your Decades-Old Saves
Have a special Necromancer you’ve been farming Diablo II with for years? There’s good news: Diablo II Resurrected will let you import them to continue commanding armies of the dead over 20 years later. Read more...
Players Are Farming The Heck Out Of The Outriders Demo, So The Devs Are Nerfing It
Players Are Farming The Heck Out Of The Outriders Demo, So The Devs Are Nerfing It
The new loot shooter Outriders hasn’t even launched yet and players are already hard at work grinding for some of its rarest gear in the game’s recent demo.
How Persona 5 Strikers Did (And Didn’t) Steal Our Hearts
How Persona 5 Strikers Did (And Didn’t) Steal Our Hearts
At long last, the Phantom Thieves ride again as Persona 5 Strikers—the Atlus RPG turned Koei Tecmo hack and slash—is out in North America.
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.
Zynga Buys Torchlight Studio Echtra Games
Zynga Buys Torchlight Studio Echtra Games
Echtra Games, the San Francisco-based studio founded in 2016 by Diablo and Torchlight co-creator Max Schaefer, is now owned by Zynga, the company that gave us FarmVille.
An Ode To My Favorite Flavor Texts
An Ode To My Favorite Flavor Texts
More than the set piece battle or the final showdown between hero and villain, it’s the quieter, smaller moments in video games that get me.
Final Fantasy Creator's New JRPG Lets You Procrastinate With Its Random Encounters
Final Fantasy Creator's New JRPG Lets You Procrastinate With Its Random Encounters
Fantasian, the next game from Mistwalker, the studio founded by Final Fantasy creator, Hironobu Sakaguchi, is coming to Apple Aracde later this year.
Destiny 2 Glitch Lets You Launch 12-Player Raid Parties
Destiny 2 Glitch Lets You Launch 12-Player Raid Parties
Destiny 2 fireteams are usually capped at six, but players have recently discovered a glitch to bump up the size and are using the exploit to take on game’s raids in massive groups. Read more...
New Pokemon Games, New Final Fantasy VII Spin-Offs, Anthem Is Done, Call Of Duty Is Way Too Big, And More
New Pokemon Games, New Final Fantasy VII Spin-Offs, Anthem Is Done, Call Of Duty Is Way Too Big, And More
This week on Morning Checkpoint we learn about the next terrible thing involving Cyberpunk 2077, learn the future of Anthem, check out a new trailer for more Hot Wheels in Forza, talk about some good dads and watch Destiny 2 players jump off a cliff over and over. Read more...
Fight Sans Undertale Right In Your Browser
Fight Sans Undertale Right In Your Browser
Sans is unique in that he’s the most popular character in Undertale while also providing one of the most frustrating boss fights the game has to offer. Read more...
Now That’s How You Do A Damn Game Reveal
Now That’s How You Do A Damn Game Reveal
After being utterly underwhelmed by Blizzcon, last week’s Nintendo Direct, and yesterday’s PlayStation State of Play, I wasn’t expecting much out of today’s Pokémon 25th Anniversary presentation.
Hmm, That New Pokémon Game Sure Looks A Lot Like Breath Of The Wild
Hmm, That New Pokémon Game Sure Looks A Lot Like Breath Of The Wild
Today during a Nintendo livestream we got our first look at Pokémon Legends: Arceus, a new open-world Pokémon game.
Tips For Playing Bravely Default 2
Tips For Playing Bravely Default 2
Bravely Default 2, a game about grinding, finding crystals, and saving the world (but not about climate change), is out now for Nintendo Switch.
Square Enix Is Finally Making The Final Fantasy VII Cinematic Universe Playable
Square Enix Is Finally Making The Final Fantasy VII Cinematic Universe Playable
Yesterday’s most important Final Fantasy news wasn’t delivered at the end of Sony’s lackluster State of Play livestream presentation but was instead casually tweeted out afterward: a new mobile game called Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis is coming.
An Ode to a Jigglypuff
An Ode to a Jigglypuff
Twenty-five years ago in Red and Blue, freshly-minted Boulder-Badge owning Pokémon trainers would find themselves heading toward the first steps of the rest of their lives drowning in bird Pokémon.
Here's How The New Pokémon Snap Works
Here's How The New Pokémon Snap Works
The original Pokémon Snap, released for the Nintendo 64 in 1999, saw players riding the Zero-One buggy across the generically-named Pokémon Island at the behest of Professor Oak.
Switch Is Getting Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl Remakes In Late 2021
Switch Is Getting Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl Remakes In Late 2021
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl for the DS are getting “faithful” remakes in the form of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on Switch later this year, the Pokémon Company announced in a livestream today. Read more...
Pokémon Legends Arceus Is A New Open-World Game Coming In 2022
Pokémon Legends Arceus Is A New Open-World Game Coming In 2022
Set in the Sinnoh Region of old, Pokémon Legends Arceus is a new approach to open-world Pokémon games coming to the Nintendo Switch in early 2022.
After Anthem's Failure, Dragon Age 4 Will Reportedly Be Single-Player Only
After Anthem's Failure, Dragon Age 4 Will Reportedly Be Single-Player Only
We praise dancing in the Chantry y’all! According to a report from Bloomberg, EA is allowing BioWare to ditch “all multiplayer components” originally planned for the latest game in the Dragon Age series. Read more...
Baldur's Gate 3's 'Biggest Patch Yet' Is Now Live
Baldur's Gate 3's 'Biggest Patch Yet' Is Now Live
I rue every day that the complete Baldur’s Gate 3 experience isn’t out yet, but we’re getting there.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Gets PS5 Version With New Story Starring Yuffie
Final Fantasy VII Remake Gets PS5 Version With New Story Starring Yuffie
This summer, Final Fantasy VII Remake is getting a PlayStation 5 upgrade with all sorts of graphical bells and whistles—and also a new “episode” starring a Final Fantasy VII character who didn’t appear in the game previously: Yuffie Kisaragi. Read more...
Square Enix Announces Two More Final Fantasy VII Games
Square Enix Announces Two More Final Fantasy VII Games
Just after wrapping up Sony’s media show this evening with some Final Fantasy VII x PS5 news, Square Enix announced that there are two more Final Fantasy games coming, both based on the Final Fantasy VII universe. Read more...
Persona 5 Strikers’ Menus Are As Vibrantly Alive As Its Cast
Persona 5 Strikers’ Menus Are As Vibrantly Alive As Its Cast
Video game menus are like assholes—every game has them and more often than not, they stink.
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...