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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday Comics: The Ultimate Life-Form
Sunday Comics: The Ultimate Life-Form
Hello! It’s time for Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics.
Monster Hunter Rise: 52 Essential Tips and Tricks for Getting Started
Monster Hunter Rise: 52 Essential Tips and Tricks for Getting Started
Whether it's selecting the best settings, taking advantage of the Argosy, or even utilizing your Palamute and Palico's key abilities, we have you covered in our detailed list of over 50 essential tips and tricks that will help you get started in Monster Hunter Rise.
Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town Has Sold Over 700k Worldwide
Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town Has Sold Over 700k Worldwide
Buyers are flocking like sheep. Holy cow! Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town might be the best-selling Story of Seasons title so far, although don't make us do the whole "what counts as a Story of Seasons game" thing right now because it is Friday and we are SLEEPY. Marvelous Japan, the publisher for Story of Seasons (or Bokujo Monogatari, as it's called over there) in the East, posted to their blog today, stating that Pioneers of Olive Town has sold a total of 700,000 copies worldwide.
Razer’s reusable straw comes with a cleaning kit, but no RGB
Razer’s reusable straw comes with a cleaning kit, but no RGB
We've learned a lot about Razer's environmental efforts over the past month, from its Sneki Snek merch leading the charge to save ten trees with every purchase to its ten-year roadmap that should see the best gaming mouse and best gaming keyboard use recycled materials by 2030.
Best PC steering wheel for racing games in 2021
Best PC steering wheel for racing games in 2021
Let's face it - the best gaming keyboard just doesn't cut it when it comes to racing games such as Forza Horizon 4, even if you get your hands on one with swanky analogue switches.
Logitech’s G635 gaming headset is up to 46% cheaper
Logitech’s G635 gaming headset is up to 46% cheaper
Looking for the best gaming headset, but don't have hundreds to spend? Logitech's usually-expensive G635 headset is heavily discounted right now, which makes it stand out as a great value option.
The best part of Hearthstone Classic is the return of Reynad and his spiraling Twitch rants
The best part of Hearthstone Classic is the return of Reynad and his spiraling Twitch rants
The Salt Lord has returned to us in full-tilt mode, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
The best doors in PC gaming
The best doors in PC gaming
Most doors just open and close, but these doors go above and beyond.
The best Trickster builds in Outriders
The best Trickster builds in Outriders
Start off strong with these Trickster builds.
DDR4 RAM could be the next PC component to get more expensive in 2021
DDR4 RAM could be the next PC component to get more expensive in 2021
2021 is not looking like a friendly year for budding PC builders, especially if you're looking to assemble the best gaming PC build on a budget.
The best Fortnite skins in Chapter 2 Season 6
The best Fortnite skins in Chapter 2 Season 6
Want to know what the best Fortnite skins in Chapter 2 Season 6 are? The latest season of Fortnite is finally here, and with it comes a host of changes to the game as well as plenty of new skins.
The Double A-Team: Godzilla: Save The Earth was the best Kaiju game we've ever seen
Animal Crossing Wins Two BAFTA Awards - Best
Animal Crossing Wins Two BAFTA Awards - Best "Game Beyond Entertainment" And Best Multiplayer Title
Hades awarded "best game". The 2021 Bafta Game Awards has just taken place, celebrating the best games of last year and the talent behind them. Animal Crossing: New Horizons ended up taking out two awards on the night - best "game beyond entertainment" and best "multiplayer" title.
Thymesia brings Bloodborne-style combat to a plagued world
Thymesia brings Bloodborne-style combat to a plagued world
I love Bloodborne. Among all the fantastic action-RPGs created by FromSoftware, it ranks among the best (because it is the best).
PCIe 3.0 vs PCIe 4.0 – what are the benefits and can you run it?
PCIe 3.0 vs PCIe 4.0 – what are the benefits and can you run it?
PCIe 4.0 is the latest iteration of the interface that connects the best graphics card, sound card, or best SSD for gaming to the motherboard - at least until PCIe 5.0 comes along.
RTS game Shadow Tactics is getting a standalone expansion – Aiko’s Choice
RTS game Shadow Tactics is getting a standalone expansion – Aiko’s Choice
Shadow Tactics, Mimimi Games' 2016 stealth-focussed strategy hit, is among the best RTS games on PC by our reckoning, and it's getting even more content later this year.
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...
EWS Podcast episode 134: the best journeys
EWS Podcast episode 134: the best journeys
After being on holiday last week I make a stunning return to The Electronic Wireless Show podcast, just in time to wrangle Matthew and Nate away from excessive egg chat (Nate genuinely mooted today's episode be eggs: part two).
Total War: Rome Remastered Comes Out April 29
Total War: Rome Remastered Comes Out April 29
Rome: Total War, one of the best Total War games ever made, is getting a much-needed remastering developed by Feral Interactive.
Free Play Days: Tekken 7, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered, and Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
Free Play Days: Tekken 7, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered, and Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
Battle the best fighters from around the world, drive the world’s hottest high-performance vehicles, or build an empire that will stand the test of time.
DDR5 RAM module from Samsung has mammoth 512GB capacity
DDR5 RAM module from Samsung has mammoth 512GB capacity
DDR5 RAM will start appearing in more and more of the best gaming PC builds once AMD's Zen 4 and Intel's Alder Lake CPUs come to market later this year and into 2022.
The best Sims 4 expansion packs
The best Sims 4 expansion packs
Looking for the best Sims 4 expansion packs? The Sims 4 has graced our monitors since 2014 but it certainly hasn’t stopped growing its offering in the form of expansion packs.
Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti – everything we know about the future high-end card
Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti – everything we know about the future high-end card
Although they’re difficult to buy right now thanks to continuous stock issues, if you want the best graphics card from Nvidia then the RTX 3070 or RTX 3080 are probably the best options, especially since the flagship $1,499 RTX 3090 is pretty over-powerful for most uses.
The best building games on PC
The best building games on PC
What are the best building games on PC? Building games are a great way to indulge some architectural creativity, but there are so many great building games on PC to choose from.
The best co-op games on PC in 2021
The best co-op games on PC in 2021
Co-op games can reward you like no other genre.
Guide: How To Improve Your Switch's Internet Connection
Guide: How To Improve Your Switch's Internet Connection
WiFi or wired, there's ways to get better. It's been no secret for some time now that the Switch, whilst lovely in so many ways, doesn't have the best relationship with the world wide web.
It Takes Two is now the best-reviewed game of 2021
It Takes Two is now the best-reviewed game of 2021
We are three months into 2021, and we've already seen some excellent games.
The best online board games to play with friends
The best online board games to play with friends
Looking for some online board games to try out with friends? The biggest advantage board games have over their video brethren is that you can reach across the table to give your friends a slap when they inevitably betray you.
This Cyberpunk 2077 mod improves reflections without a performance hit
This Cyberpunk 2077 mod improves reflections without a performance hit
While you don't need the best graphics card in the world to meet Cyberpunk 2077's system requirements, you'll have to go without ray tracing or DLSS.
The best crime games like GTA on PC
The best crime games like GTA on PC
What are the best crime games on PC? Videogames are, and have always been, all about fulfilling a fantasy.
The Best FPS Campaigns of All Time
The Best FPS Campaigns of All Time
From the far reaches of space in Halo to the literal pits of Hell in Doom - and everywhere in between - these are our favorite FPS campaigns ever.