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Nintendo Superfan Recreates Company's 19th Century Office To Store His Collection
Nintendo Superfan Recreates Company's 19th Century Office To Store His Collection
Fabrice Heilig, a Nintendo collector from France, has been amassing stuff for so long that his house was running out of space to store it all.
How to Reach 'Trophy Rank 999' Faster on PS4 and PS5
How to Reach 'Trophy Rank 999' Faster on PS4 and PS5
Want to increase your PlayStation trophy ranking and prove your gaming prowess? Then you need to collect Platinum trophies.
The Alex Kidd Remake Is Looking Sharp
The Alex Kidd Remake Is Looking Sharp
Alex Kidd is one of my earliest console gaming memories, and I was so obsessed with it I used to bug my parents to rent a Sega Master System for the weekend just so I could play it.
Crysis Remastered Now Even More Remastered
Crysis Remastered Now Even More Remastered
Just when you thought classic shooter Crysis was as remastered as it was going to get, Crytek announces a new free update that fixes a whole slew of bugs while adding new graphics modes for Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 consoles.
Here's Everything Coming To And Leaving Game Pass Soon
Here's Everything Coming To And Leaving Game Pass Soon
Xbox Game Pass started April strong with the day-one launch of Outriders, but that’s not the only major addition to Microsoft’s games-on-demand service this month.
Global PS5, Xbox & GPU Shortage Partially Blamed On $1 Part
Global PS5, Xbox & GPU Shortage Partially Blamed On $1 Part
As we talked about last week, the global supply shortage affecting all kinds of products, from consoles to phones to cars, is down to a lack of semiconductors.
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
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.
Here's April 2021's Xbox Live Games With Gold
Here's April 2021's Xbox Live Games With Gold
Despite recent changes to Xbox Live (or at least its name), April’s Games with Gold are here (whew!).
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...
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.
Someone Made A PS5 Out Of Brass
Someone Made A PS5 Out Of Brass
After watching this video, I still think the hardest part of making a brass PlayStation 5 is actually finding a PS5 to modify. Read more...
Ghost Of Tsushima Film Announced, Back 4 Blood Delayed, Xbox Live Name Change, And More
Ghost Of Tsushima Film Announced, Back 4 Blood Delayed, Xbox Live Name Change, And More
This week on Morning Checkpoint we talk about how great SonicFox is, dunk on Shinra, find out what games are now delayed, fondly remember demo discs, and say goodbye to Xbox Live and hello to Xbox Network. Read more...
Animal Crossing Sanrio Amiibo Cards Sell Out Immediately, Make Everyone Sad
Animal Crossing Sanrio Amiibo Cards Sell Out Immediately, Make Everyone Sad
The Target-exclusive six-pack of Animal Crossing: New Horizons Sanrio Amiibo cards went on sale this morning at 9am and sold out almost immediately.
There's Still Hope For A Binary Domain Remaster
There's Still Hope For A Binary Domain Remaster
Robotic thriller Binary Domain sold terribly when it came out nearly a decade ago, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we’ve seen the last of it.
Back 4 Blood Delayed Until October 12
Back 4 Blood Delayed Until October 12
Turtle Rock Studios announced today that its upcoming Left 4 Dead-like game, Back 4 Blood, has been delayed until October 12.
Xbox Controllers Now Come In Tasty Limeade And Cherry Camo
Xbox Controllers Now Come In Tasty Limeade And Cherry Camo
Microsoft calls them Electric Volt and Daystrike Camo, but that’s not important.
How To Sign Up For The ‘Xbox Insider’ Program
How To Sign Up For The ‘Xbox Insider’ Program
Yesterday, Microsoft announced that party chat, previously only available to members of Xbox Live Gold, will soon be free to all Xbox players.
Someone Just Opened A Brand-New Nintendo 64DD Dev Kit
Someone Just Opened A Brand-New Nintendo 64DD Dev Kit
A private video game collector recently reached out to Rerez host Shane Luis for his help in documenting a new, in-box Nintendo 64DD development kit, which means we now have an idea of what it must have been like for developers in the ‘90s to get their hands on this rare piece of hardware. Read more...
GameStop's Most Popular Earnings Call Ever Is A Bust
GameStop's Most Popular Earnings Call Ever Is A Bust
After weeks of record-breaking days on Wall Street thanks to a meme stock frenzy engineered by Reddit, people were hoping for some answers from GameStop’s executives during today’s call with investors.
Modded GameCube Keyboard Is The Controller Of My Dreams
Modded GameCube Keyboard Is The Controller Of My Dreams
In 2002 Nintendo released a ridiculous-looking GameCube controller with a keyboard embedded in it so that Phantasy Star Online players could type to their friends.
Put the Pedal to the Metal With This PS5 and Series X Compatible Racing Wheel for $350
Put the Pedal to the Metal With This PS5 and Series X Compatible Racing Wheel for $350
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My New Xbox Elite Controller Has A Long Shortcoming
My New Xbox Elite Controller Has A Long Shortcoming
Having used an Elite controller on my PC almost every single day for years, it has finally started showing signs of serious wear and tear, so last week I went and got an Elite Series 2 controller.
Global Chip Shortage, Affecting Everything From PS5s To Graphics Cards, Is Becoming A
Global Chip Shortage, Affecting Everything From PS5s To Graphics Cards, Is Becoming A "Crisis"
While anyone reading this will know it has been hard finding a PS5 lately, loads of other markets are experiencing shortages as well, thanks to a global “crisis” affecting the supply of semiconductor chips to, well, anything that uses them.
The Week In Games: Monster Hunter Rise Arrives
The Week In Games: Monster Hunter Rise Arrives
Get your big sword ready, we going monster hunting this week in Monster Hunter Rise, releasing for Switch on March 26. Read more...
Game Preservation Group Releases Over 700 PS2 Prototypes And Unreleased Demos
Game Preservation Group Releases Over 700 PS2 Prototypes And Unreleased Demos
Last night video game preservation group, The Hidden Palace, released over 700 PS2 early builds, prototypes, E3, and press release demos in a massive dump the group referred to as “Project Deluge”. Read more...
Xbox Smart Delivery Turned Out To Be A Pretty Big Deal
Xbox Smart Delivery Turned Out To Be A Pretty Big Deal
When Microsoft started slipping the made-up phrase “Smart Delivery” into all of its Xbox Series X/S marketing last year, it seemed like just another pair of empty buzzwords.
It's Nice Being Able To Play Console Exclusives On A PC
It's Nice Being Able To Play Console Exclusives On A PC
I was playing Forza Horizon 4 on my PC earlier this week and at one point after a race I put the controller down and just...smiled.
PS5 VR Controllers Ditch The Magic Wand Look
PS5 VR Controllers Ditch The Magic Wand Look
Sony shared a glimpse of the new controllers that will be apart of its next-gen VR add-on for the PS5 and they look nothing like the glowing wands used for the company’s existing PSVR. Read more...
Xbox Gets New Suspend Feature To Help With Slow Download Speeds
Xbox Gets New Suspend Feature To Help With Slow Download Speeds
Download speeds on consoles are notoriously bad, especially if your internet isn’t lightning fast to begin with.
PSA: Next Week, You’ll Be Able To Claim A Bunch Of Free PlayStation Games
PSA: Next Week, You’ll Be Able To Claim A Bunch Of Free PlayStation Games
Earlier this month, Sony revived last year’s Play At Home initiative, a program designed to provide free games to PlayStation players in the hopes of promoting social distancing.
Xbox Game Pass For PC Finally Gets EA Play Tomorrow
Xbox Game Pass For PC Finally Gets EA Play Tomorrow
Planned for release late last year but delayed until now, EA Play comes to Xbox Game Pass for PC tomorrow at no additional cost to subscribers, complete with the newly-added Star Wars: Squadrons. Read more...
Poll: Rate Your Favourite Game Boy Advance Games
Poll: Rate Your Favourite Game Boy Advance Games
Go GBA, it's your birthday! It's nearly twenty years since Nintendo launched it's successor to the all-conquering granddaddy of handheld video game consoles.
Here's Everything Coming To And Leaving Game Pass Soon
Here's Everything Coming To And Leaving Game Pass Soon
In case you got the wrong impression, Xbox Game Pass isn’t just a vehicle to play games that start with a Bethesda loading screen.
PlayStation Communities, A Service I Didn't Even Know Existed, Is Going Away
PlayStation Communities, A Service I Didn't Even Know Existed, Is Going Away
This week marks the first and last time I have ever heard of PlayStation Communities, a service that apparently let users hang out in custom forums/group chats on the PS4 and talk about specific stuff. Read more...
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...
PSA: Game Pass Members, Cancel Your Outriders Pre-Order
PSA: Game Pass Members, Cancel Your Outriders Pre-Order
It was true nine years ago and it’s true today: Stop pre-ordering games.
Outriders Is Officially Coming To Xbox Game Pass
Outriders Is Officially Coming To Xbox Game Pass
It’s official: Outriders, the hotly anticipated looter-shooter from People Can Fly, is coming to Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft confirmed in a blog post today.
The New Xbox Wireless Headset Is A Good Option At A Great Price
The New Xbox Wireless Headset Is A Good Option At A Great Price
I’m not a fan of wireless headsets, mainly because I’ve had some bad experiences with them.
'Shop Contest: Bethesda+Microsoft
'Shop Contest: Bethesda+Microsoft
It’s official. Microsoft has completed its purchase of Bethesda.
Xbox FPS Boost Coming Soon To Fallout 4 And Other Old Bethesda Games
Xbox FPS Boost Coming Soon To Fallout 4 And Other Old Bethesda Games
After launching the FPS Boost feature in February with a handful of games, Microsoft has announced that five more games, all from Bethesda, will soon be enjoying FPS Boost support. Read more...
Crash Bandicoot 4 Runs Great On PS5, Passably On Switch
Crash Bandicoot 4 Runs Great On PS5, Passably On Switch
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time arrives on Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, PC, and Switch tomorrow, giving us some of the most polished versions of last year’s excellent platformer alongside one that struggles a lot but gets the job done.
A Bunch Of Bethesda Games Are Joining Xbox Game Pass Tomorrow
A Bunch Of Bethesda Games Are Joining Xbox Game Pass Tomorrow
During today’s conversation about Microsoft’s acquisition ZeniMax Media, the panel announced that a grip of amazing Bethesda games will join Xbox Game Pass tomorrow.
Denuvo DRM Is On The PlayStation 5
Denuvo DRM Is On The PlayStation 5
Controversial digital rights management tool Denuvo has long been a factor in the PC market, but it’s now quietly a part of the PlayStation 5 as well, with news that the DRM has been added to the console’s “Tools and Middleware program”. Read more...
STALKER 2 Might Get Mod Support On Xbox
STALKER 2 Might Get Mod Support On Xbox
STALKER developer GSC Game World is currently investigating the possibility of including mod support for the upcoming sequel on Xbox Series X/S. Read more...
Astro’s Playroom Composer Shares How That GPU Love Song Became Such A Bop
Astro’s Playroom Composer Shares How That GPU Love Song Became Such A Bop
PlayStation 5 pack-in Astro’s Playroom is full of amazing tracks, but the standout is most definitely its ode to the console’s powerful graphics processing unit (“GPU” to friends).
Overwatch Casually Rolls Out Xbox Series X/S Enhancements
Overwatch Casually Rolls Out Xbox Series X/S Enhancements
Yesterday’s Overwatch update was all about the PachiMarchi Challenge and that hideous and/or awesome new Roadhog skin, but next-gen Xbox owners got a little something extra with the update: new graphics options for Series X/S consoles, from 4K60 to blazing-fast 120Hz.
The 10 Best Deals of March 9, 2021
The 10 Best Deals of March 9, 2021
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SpongeBob Players Discover Filthy Game Discs Make Speedrunning Tricks Easier
SpongeBob Players Discover Filthy Game Discs Make Speedrunning Tricks Easier
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom may be one of the most improbable video games of all time, a licensed project that turned out to be both a great game and a worthwhile challenge for the speedrunning community.
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...
How To Get Around The PS5's Screenshot Restrictions
How To Get Around The PS5's Screenshot Restrictions
Hitman 3 is a looker. But if you try to take a screenshot on PlayStation 5, you’ll run into an issue: Hitting the Create button causes Hitman 3 itself to pause, meaning you’ll only be able to get a screenshot of the game’s menu.
Regulators Approve Microsoft's $7.5 Billion Acquisition Of Bethesda Parent Company Zenimax Media
Regulators Approve Microsoft's $7.5 Billion Acquisition Of Bethesda Parent Company Zenimax Media
Microsoft’s $7.5 billion purchase of Zenimax Media, parent company of Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, and Doom maker Bethesda, has cleared another set of hurdles, winning approval to proceed from both the European Commission and US Securities and Exchange Commissions. Read more...
The Week In Games: Apex Legends Drops On Switch
The Week In Games: Apex Legends Drops On Switch
Mark a spot on the map, grab some guns, and get ready to (hopefully) be the last team standing when Apex Legends comes out for free on Switch later this week.
The PS2 Turns 21, The Future Of Twitch, Doom 3 VR Comes To PS4, Valve Kills Artifact And More
The PS2 Turns 21, The Future Of Twitch, Doom 3 VR Comes To PS4, Valve Kills Artifact And More
This week on Morning Checkpoint we remember the launch of the PS2, make bananas into controllers, discuss the future of Twitch, check out what’s happening with Hitman 3 this month, find out what game died this week, and stop buying movies on the PlayStation Store. Read more...
Hey Nintendo, A Few More Requests For That Fancy New Switch
Hey Nintendo, A Few More Requests For That Fancy New Switch
As the latest rumors about the Switch Pro/Super Nintendo Switch fly all about us, everyone is focused on the potential for that Samsung 7" OLED screen, and just how well it’ll pull off its 4K resolution in docked mode .
Lock and Load With Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War for $45 on Xbox
Lock and Load With Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War for $45 on Xbox
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Xbox) | $45 | Microsoft StoreCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Cross-Gen Bundle (Xbox) | $45 | Microsoft Store Read more...
Sorry PS5, Xbox Series X Has Unexpectedly Become My Preferred Console
Sorry PS5, Xbox Series X Has Unexpectedly Become My Preferred Console
I started this new generation of game consoles with the expectation that I would be playing most games on the PS5, like how I played most stuff on PS4 last gen.
Report: PlayStation 5 Storage Upgrades Coming This Summer
Report: PlayStation 5 Storage Upgrades Coming This Summer
Sony is getting ready to allow for internal PS5 storage upgrades, sources tell Bloomberg.