The PS5’s New Worst Game Is Now Delaying New Content

Image: Babylon’s Fall Babylon’s Fall fell indeed, and now the live-service loot slasher’s next season is going to last twice as long as Square Enix had originally planned. After promising players everything was just fine a couple months ago, Platinum Games is now planning to “re-evaluate” its future content plans. Babylon’s Fall, which has players … Read more

New Nintendo Tech Would Fight Cheaters In Games Like Splatoon 3

Image: Nintendo Nintendo is patenting new tech to help catch cheaters in games like the eternally best selling Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon 2. As video game companies across the industry try to clamp down on cheat software and other hacks that give players an unfair advantage using off-the-shelf solutions, Nintendo appears to be working … Read more

Marvel Snap Is The Next Game From Hearthstone’s Ben Brode

Image: Marvel / Second Dinner / Kotaku Announced today, Marvel Snap looks like a chaotic but fun digital trading card game (TCG) featuring popular Marvel heroes and villains. It’s also the next game from some of the key folks behind Blizzard’s popular digital card game hearthstone, who left to form their own studio a few … Read more

The Latest Sex Tech, Bluetooth Vibrators, And NSFW Gaming

Image: Project Melody In 2002, games journalist and researcher Jane Pinckard used the Trance Vibrator—a USB accessory that would vibe in time with the music of the trippy PS2 shooter Rez—to masturbate. Of every now-classic blogPinckard lauded the game’s dripping colors and transportive sounds, but found the physical sensations generated by the Trance Vibrator most … Read more

New Xbox Patent Sounds Cool For People Buying Games On Disc

photo: Luke Plunkett Microsoft have applied for a patent that, while not a perfect solution for every gripe you may have with modern consoles and digital ownershipmay Nevertheless be a great step forward for anyone who has a catalog of games they own on disc but have bought (or are thinking of buying) a digital-only … 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

New 40K Game Is XCOM With Space Marines, And It’s Really Good

Like I’ve said before, there are too many warhammer games, and one of the big downfalls of that carefree licensing is that when there are so many games coming out with the same branding they just become background noise. Which is a shame when one comes along that deserves to stand out. Warhammer 40,000: Chaos … 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

Free Daily Puzzle Game Knotwords Is Like Wordle But Smarter

Friends don’t excitedly text me their black, yellow, and green wordle clusters anymore. They no longer boast about how quickly they completed the daily word puzzle game, nor do they complain about how the New York Times totally rigged it after buying it from its creator, Josh Wardle. For the most part, wordle has joined … Read more