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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...
Amid Evil Is A Good Shooter That Doesn't Need Guns
Amid Evil Is A Good Shooter That Doesn't Need Guns
Amid Evil is a wild, weird, and wonderful retro-inspired FPS that ditches the traditional shooter arsenal of pistols and SMGs in favor of more exotic weapons.
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...
Screw The Snipers In Outriders
Screw The Snipers In Outriders
Having a good time in Outriders? Well sorry, here come the snipers to ruin your fun.
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.
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.
Rumour: Sonic Colors Remaster Listed In Localisation Company's Credits
Rumour: Sonic Colors Remaster Listed In Localisation Company's Credits
With Sonic Boom art? German production company IKSample has a long a storied history providing localisation services across the mediums of film, television and video games (as you can see for yourself by perusing the credits on the company's website).
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.
Random: A Switch Owner's So Fed Up With Games Lacking Manuals That They Made Their Own
Random: A Switch Owner's So Fed Up With Games Lacking Manuals That They Made Their Own
And it looks amazing. Ah, remember the good old days when video games used to come with proper instruction booklets? The perfect accompaniment to any physical release, and especially useful for the journey home from your local game store as you eagerly await playing it for the first time, manuals used to be a big part of the game purchasing process.
Neo: The World Ends With You Returns To Shibuya July 27
Neo: The World Ends With You Returns To Shibuya July 27
It took nearly 14 years, but the long-awaited sequel to 2007 action RPG The World Ends With You is right around the corner.
Only After I Embraced My Doom Did Abadox Reveal Its Charms
Only After I Embraced My Doom Did Abadox Reveal Its Charms
I’ve been playing a lotta Nintendo Entertainment System lately, partially to make sure RetroArch’s workin’ fine on this new PC, and also just because I’m jonesin’ for some simple, classic fun.
The Bat Man, I Presume?
The Bat Man, I Presume?
Betty Jiang is a concept artist and illustrator working in video games and animation. Read more...
Hearthstone Esports Suspends Player Following Abuse Allegations
Hearthstone Esports Suspends Player Following Abuse Allegations
Hearthstone Esports announced today that it has suspended one of the game’s Grandmaster tournament players, Paul “Zalae” Nemeth, following allegations of domestic abuse.
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.
Deathloop Delayed To September
Deathloop Delayed To September
Arkane’s Deathloop has been delayed to September 14, the studio announced on Twitter this morning.
Doug Bowser Excited To Get Games Industry
Doug Bowser Excited To Get Games Industry "Back Together" For E3
"We’ll make the virtual format fun and engaging". Earlier this week, the Entertainment Software Association announced its plans for this year's E3 event - revealing several major publishers, including Nintendo, would be participating in this "all-virtual" show. Following this announcement, Nintendo of America's president Doug Bowser shared his own message on Twitter about the event's return - mentioning how great it was that the video games industry was getting back together.
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.
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.
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...
Clap Hanz’ First Non-PlayStation Golf Game Is My New Happy Place
Clap Hanz’ First Non-PlayStation Golf Game Is My New Happy Place
Japanese developer Clap Hanz has been making colorful cartoon golf games for PlayStation consoles since 1999’s Hot Shots Golf 2.
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.
Pac-Man 99 Is A Free Switch Online Exclusive Battle Royale
Pac-Man 99 Is A Free Switch Online Exclusive Battle Royale
Announced last night and going live today at 9pm Eastern exclusively for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, Pac-Man 99 is a 99-player battle of pellet-munching attrition in which players eat the spirits of the dead in order to sic them against their opponents until all are devoured.
#BoycottGenshin Is Tearing The Genshin Impact Community Apart
#BoycottGenshin Is Tearing The Genshin Impact Community Apart
Last night, Genshin Impact began trending on Twitter for all the wrong reasons.
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.
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...
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.
Turbo Overkill is an FPS where you have a chainsaw for a leg
Turbo Overkill is an FPS where you have a chainsaw for a leg
Ever since I carved up aliens in Gears Of War with my gun-that-also-has-a-chainsaw-built-into-it, I've always thought more video games could use inventive saw contraptions.
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.
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
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...
Prime 2D Is The Coolest Metroid In Over A Decade
Prime 2D Is The Coolest Metroid In Over A Decade
A group of independent developers known as Team SCU recently released a demo for Prime 2D, an impressive side-scrolling remake of 2002’s Metroid Prime that has been in the works for over 15 years.
Apex Legends Will Get ‘A Ton Of Titanfall’ Next Season
Apex Legends Will Get ‘A Ton Of Titanfall’ Next Season
Since Apex Legends launched in February 2019, players have been wanting more crossover content from its related Titanfall universe.
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...
Why the Hell Has There Never Been a Truly Great Rambo Game?
Why the Hell Has There Never Been a Truly Great Rambo Game?
A look back at the sorry history of Rambo in video games.
Activision DMCAs news outlet for reporting Call of Duty leak
Activision DMCAs news outlet for reporting Call of Duty leak
Video Games Chronicle says its Twitter account was locked for a post about new Warzone map
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...
Talking Point: Nintendo And The Industry Needs To Get Serious About Game Preservation
Talking Point: Nintendo And The Industry Needs To Get Serious About Game Preservation
Lots of catching up to do. For those following the general chat around video games, one topic that has generated debate recently has been Sony’s announcement of the upcoming closures of digital stores on PlayStation 3, PS Vita and PSP.
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...
Police Arrest Members Of
Police Arrest Members Of "World's Biggest" Video Game Cheat Company, Seize Luxury Cars
Chinese police have moved against a company billed as the “world’s largest” seller of video game cheats, arresting ten of its members and confiscating over $40 million worth of assets. Read more...
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.
It Takes Two Creates An Almost-Perfect Union Of Story And Gameplay
It Takes Two Creates An Almost-Perfect Union Of Story And Gameplay
Traditional co-op gaming experiences can sometimes feel similar to solo play: another player picks up a controller, and a second avatar pops onto your screen that works almost exactly in the same way you do.
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...
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...
Thankfully, The Boat Is Still Stuck In Microsoft Flight Simulator
Thankfully, The Boat Is Still Stuck In Microsoft Flight Simulator
Ever Given, the massive container ship that captivated the world after blocking Egypt’s Suez Canal for more than a week, is free as of 3:05 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
Genshin Impact, Six Months Later
Genshin Impact, Six Months Later
Genshin Impact was a landmark game for 2020, and for global awareness of Chinese-developed video games.
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.
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.
Outriders Will Permanently Mark Players Who Cheat
Outriders Will Permanently Mark Players Who Cheat
Outriders releases in less than a week and if you were planning on cheating, be warned: You’ll be forever branded a dirty cheater and won’t be able to play with rule-following players via matchmaking. Read more...
Halo: Infinite Devs Destroyed A Piano To Create Some In-Game Sounds
Halo: Infinite Devs Destroyed A Piano To Create Some In-Game Sounds
As my great uncle often said, “To create art, sometimes you must destroy an old, unwanted upright piano.” He was a strange man. 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.
A New Melty Blood Fighting Game Got Announced Out Of Nowhere
A New Melty Blood Fighting Game Got Announced Out Of Nowhere
Japanese developer French Bread recently revealed a new entry in the fighting game series that put it on the map: Melty Blood.