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Let Us Once Again Marvel At How Good This Flight Sim Looks
Let Us Once Again Marvel At How Good This Flight Sim Looks
The DCS series has a (well-earned) reputation as being serious as hell, but I think that stereotype helps people overlook the fact that it’s also one of the best-looking video games on the planet. Read more...
Here’s What Would Happen In A Dragon Age 2 'Snyder Cut'
Here’s What Would Happen In A Dragon Age 2 'Snyder Cut'
Yesterday on Twitter, former BioWare employee and Dragon Age 2 lead writer David Gaider explained what he’d do with the opportunity to give Dragon Age 2 it’s own “Snyder Cut.” Read more...
Minecraft Caves & Cliffs Split In Two, Partially Delayed
Minecraft Caves & Cliffs Split In Two, Partially Delayed
Citing the ambitious nature of the gameworld-changing update along with the current state of the real world, Mojang today announced it’s splitting Minecraft’s Caves & Cliffs update into two parts. Par
Everything Announced During Today's Nintendo Indie World
Everything Announced During Today's Nintendo Indie World
Another Nintendo Indie World presentation, another batch of cool little games coming to the Switch between today and months from now.
Knight Squad 2 Knows How To Party
Knight Squad 2 Knows How To Party
Party games balance on a tightrope.
Nier: Automata's Broken Steam Version Is Finally Getting An Update
Nier: Automata's Broken Steam Version Is Finally Getting An Update
Nier: Automata’s original PC release on Steam was busted in all kinds of ways, so much so that fans had to go and make their own patches.
Giving Up On Cyberpunk 2077 Not An Option, Says CD Projekt Red CEO
Giving Up On Cyberpunk 2077 Not An Option, Says CD Projekt Red CEO
Speaking with Reuters, CD Projekt Red president and joint CEO Adam Kiciński said that the developer is in it for the long haul when it comes to fixing Cyberpunk 2077. Read more...
Sega, You Might Want To Choose A Different Font
Sega, You Might Want To Choose A Different Font
Sega recently announced a new Ultimate Quest for Phantasy Star Online 2 known as “Anal Battle: Space-time Interstice.” Read more...
Fortnite Says Ahoy To Horizon's Aloy
Fortnite Says Ahoy To Horizon's Aloy
Aloy, the protagonist of robot-dinosaur-busting game Horizon Zero Dawn and its upcoming sequel, Horizon Forbidden West, is the latest crossover character to join Fortnite.
Crusader Kings III Will Soon Let Modders Create Same-Sex Marriages
Crusader Kings III Will Soon Let Modders Create Same-Sex Marriages
While Crusader Kings III shipped with the ability for characters to have a same-sex relationship, that could only happen behind the scenes, with concubines and marriage reserved for a man and a woman.
The Year Is 2021 And I Just Played A New Official Halo 3 Map
The Year Is 2021 And I Just Played A New Official Halo 3 Map
The Master Chief Collection’s latest season, Season 6: Raven, launched last week on April 7 for Xbox and PC.
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.
Tomorrow’s PS5 Beta Is A Great Reason To Get Into Final Fantasy XIV
Tomorrow’s PS5 Beta Is A Great Reason To Get Into Final Fantasy XIV
Intrigued by how much players love Final Fantasy XIV but unsure how to get started? The game’s open beta for the PlayStation 5 starts tomorrow, promising sharper graphics, faster frame rates, and shorter loading times than the PlayStation 4 version.
Witcher 3 Fans Build A New Quest With Perfect Geralt Voice Acting
Witcher 3 Fans Build A New Quest With Perfect Geralt Voice Acting
A Night to Remember is a brand new, fan-made quest for The Witcher 3, set after the events of Blood & Wine, and while I’m keen to check out new writing and new battles, I’m also interested in the AI tech being used here to simulate the trademark sounds of Doug Cockle, Geralt’s voice actor. Read more...
Outriders Bug Is Still Costing Players Dozens Of Hours Of Lost Progress
Outriders Bug Is Still Costing Players Dozens Of Hours Of Lost Progress
Outriders had a few bugs at launch, like most online games do, but the worst was one that simply wiped player’s inventories, robbing them of hours of progress.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
That Dusk Puzzle Game? Not Actually An April Fool’s Joke
That Dusk Puzzle Game? Not Actually An April Fool’s Joke
Dusk, the decidedly old-school first-person shooter from 2018, is getting an even older-school demake that riffs on classic puzzle games like Chip’s Challenge and Sokoban.
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.
Resident Evil Re:Verse Beta Really Needs A Green Herb
Resident Evil Re:Verse Beta Really Needs A Green Herb
Capcom has shut down the Resident Evil Re:Verse beta hours into its scheduled three-day test run after hiccups with the game’s matchmaking service made it difficult to find opponents. Read more...
Deathloop Delayed To September
Deathloop Delayed To September
Arkane’s Deathloop has been delayed to September 14, the studio announced on Twitter this morning.
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.
Learn How to Make Games With a Premium Unity Developer Certification Bundle for $45
Learn How to Make Games With a Premium Unity Developer Certification Bundle for $45
Unity Developer Certification Bundle | $45 | StackSocial Read more...
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”.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
New Magic: The Gathering Card Accused Of Using Stolen Artwork
New Magic: The Gathering Card Accused Of Using Stolen Artwork
Strixhaven: School of Mages, a new set of Magic: The Gathering cards, is due for release next month, but one of its cards is already generating controversy after it emerged that the artist responsible for drawing it sure did borrow a lot of stuff from another, uncredited artist. Read more...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
Balan Wonderworld Gets Day One Patch To Address Seizure Risk
Balan Wonderworld Gets Day One Patch To Address Seizure Risk
Square Enix has released a day one patch for Balan Wonderworld, released today, to fix issues with a late-game scene that had bright, flashing lights that the company called a “photo-sensitive epilepsy risk.” Read more...
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered is $20, Now Book It, Because the Fuzz Are Coming
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered is $20, Now Book It, Because the Fuzz Are Coming
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered (PS4) | $20 | AmazonNeed for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered (XBO) | $20 | Amazon Read more...
Dusk Makes My Head Bang And My Knees Shake
Dusk Makes My Head Bang And My Knees Shake
Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s ongoing hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make.
$900 Resident Evil Statue Is NSFW
$900 Resident Evil Statue Is NSFW
PureArts are releasing this 1:1 scale bust of a Resident Evil Licker, which they say is “one of the most disturbing creatures you can ever imagine encountering”.
Fallout 76 Was Right, It Was Time To Stop Playing
Fallout 76 Was Right, It Was Time To Stop Playing
Bored and without a large, engrossing game to play until Disco Elysium: The Final Cut drops later this month, I did the unthinkable: I downloaded Fallout 76 onto my PlayStation 5.
We Finally Got A (Brief) Look At The Gollum Game
We Finally Got A (Brief) Look At The Gollum Game
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum won’t be out until 2022, but the developers at German studio Daedalic Entertainment shared a brief snippet of gameplay during today’s Future Games Show. Read more...
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...
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.
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.
Civ-Style Strategy Game Humankind Delayed To August
Civ-Style Strategy Game Humankind Delayed To August
Humankind, the next 4X strategy game from the makers of Endless Space and Endless Legend, has been delayed until the summer, Amplitude Studios announced today. Read more...
It Is Once Again Time To Drive A Relaxing Video Game Bus
It Is Once Again Time To Drive A Relaxing Video Game Bus
As I have written on this website, there is a gentle joy to be found in driving a video game bus, and so it is with great excitement that I prepare to settle in for the next week playing a game called The Bus. Read more...
Ikumi Nakamura Talks About Her New Studio While Exploring Spooky Buildings
Ikumi Nakamura Talks About Her New Studio While Exploring Spooky Buildings
Ikumi Nakamura, the former GhostWire: Tokyo creative director who made a huge splash with her brief appearance at E3 2019, is finally ready to talk about opening her own game development studio after leaving Tango Gameworks in 2019.
A New Rocket League Game Is Coming To Phones
A New Rocket League Game Is Coming To Phones
Rocket League Sideswipe is a new 2D mobile version of car soccer sim Rocket League coming to iOS and Android later this year, developer Psyonix announced today. Read more...
The WoW Classic Burning Crusade Beta Is Live, If You're Into That Sort Of Thing
The WoW Classic Burning Crusade Beta Is Live, If You're Into That Sort Of Thing
Look I don’t know why folks are excited to replay Blizzard’s first attempt at a World of Warcraft expansion, with its endless walking and “kill x of y” quests, but if you’ve opted-in for the World of Warcraft Classic Burning Crusade beta, now’s your time.
Hitman 3 Is Getting DLC Based On The Seven Deadly Sins
Hitman 3 Is Getting DLC Based On The Seven Deadly Sins
Next week, Hitman 3 will receive downloadable content based on the seven deadly sins, developer IO Interactive announced in a blog post today.
Japanese Company Creates
Japanese Company Creates "Monster Hunter Holiday" For New Game's Release
Whenever a massive game is released, no doubt, diehard fans wish nothing more than to take the day off.
1000s Of Steam Games Now Let You Play With People Who Don't Even Have Steam Accounts
1000s Of Steam Games Now Let You Play With People Who Don't Even Have Steam Accounts
An update to Steam released earlier this week has, tucked away in its changelog, a very cool piece of news: if you’re playing a game that supports Remote Play Together, you can now invite anyone to play with you, even if they don’t have a Steam account. Read more...
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.
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...
Liliana Vess, Noted Magic: The Gathering Girlboss, Now Teaches Kids At Strixhaven
Liliana Vess, Noted Magic: The Gathering Girlboss, Now Teaches Kids At Strixhaven
As the Kaldheim cycle comes to a close, Wizards of the Coast has started to tease cards from Strixhaven, Magic: The Gathering’s forthcoming magical academy-themed set.