New MultiVersus Game Trailer Must Be Seen to Be Believed

screenshot: Warner Bros. Monday mornings can be difficult enough without watching a treasure trove of Warner Bros. intellectual properties get smushed together in the most bonkers ways possible, as if by overcaffeinated toddlers who were also put in charge of the company’s games division. And yet, we’re all forced to reckon with this very real … Read more

Activision Makes ‘Diversity Tool’ For Overwatch 2, Call of Duty

Image: Activision Blizzard Today Activision Blizzard fulfilled its daily oopsie quota by blogging about how the publisher’s subsidiaries have apparently been using a special tool to help develop more “diverse” characters. It apparently thinks it can accomplish this without, I don’t know, actually talking to or hiring marginalized developers. Why rely on pesky, fallible humans … Read more

I’d Rather Have Another Batman Arkham Game Than A Loot RPG

Image: Rocksteady / Warner Bros. Yesterday, Gotham Knights showed off a dozen minutes of gameplay and my excitement started to fizzle. Weird, floaty superpowers. Chunky Jason Todd. And a menu screen that looks ripped straight out of every failed live-service loot game. Gotham Knights may turn out to be great, but right now it’s just … Read more

Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe Review: A Revamped Comedy Classic

screenshot: Crows Crows Crows / Kotaku The Stanley Parable was a cultural phenomenon. It was an overnight hit, turning its two primary developers, William Pugh and Davey Wreden, into indie millionaires, almost driving them apart, and feeling like an ending to the so-called Indiepocalypse of the preceding few years. But this was 2013, almost a … Read more

New Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Proves It’s Getting Confusing

Image: Activision / Kotaku I don’t need to tell you that the Call of Duty franchise is massively popular. Equally, you’re already well aware that the Modern Warfare sub-franchise within Call of Duty is pretty successful too. So it’s no surprise that we are getting another Call of Duty Modern Warfaree, this one a sequel … Read more

Ubisoft’s 6-Year Bet On Pirate Game Looks Like A Chore

screenshot: Ubisoft Narrated test footage for Skull and Bones has leaked online, showing off a big part of the blockbuster’s transformation since it was last officially shown at E3 2018. It’s pretty and also looks like a textbook modern Ubisoft game. Players will collect blueprints, loot materials, and build up their infamy rank to get … Read more

A New Creepy Game Pass Gem

Image: Spike Chunsoft What happens if the world gets too stupid, too overrun with people who don’t trust science or educators? Well, according to the recently released Research and Destroy, once folks stop trusting science and start believing in every wild theory they find online, the world is actually taken over by supernatural monsters, given … Read more

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Dev Is Changing How The Studio Works

Image: Game Freak / Pokémon Company the studio behind Pokémon is moving to an optional four-day work week. Game Freak announced the new “progressive” work policy on Tuesday, citing a desire to give employees more flexibility. The move comes as other studios are implementing similar policiesand is at odds with fans’ perceptions of a studio … Read more

Kaley Cuoco was convinced she would be cast in Knives Out 2

Not Kate HudsonPhoto: Jon Kopaloff (Getty Images) Seemingly every day of 2021, there was a new announcement of who’d just been cast in Knives Out 2. It was a pretty eclectic mix too, with Kathryn Hahn, Dave Bautista, Janelle Monáe, Edward Norton, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson, Madelyn Cline, and Jessica Henwick all joining the … Read more

Everything Everywhere All at Once Fight Scene Breakdown

Screenshot: A24 Sometimes things that make ugly stereotypes need to be made powerful. In Everything Everywhere All at Once, the Daniels (directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Shneirt) have proven that they don’t care about stereotypesand they may have you questioning why something as ubiquitous as a fanny pack became a source of ridicule. “The fanny … Read more