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

With A $600 Million Fund And A Deal With A Twitch Cofounder, It’s Game On At Andreessen Horowitz

This is an excerpt from Deal Flow, forbes‘ twice-weekly newsletter about the latest billion-dollar deals from venture capital, private equity, M&A and beyond. Want a new edition in your inbox every afternoon? Subscribe here. People were bored during shutdowns. They feared a mysterious plague. The idea of ​​escaping into virtual worlds didn’t sound too bad. … 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

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

New Disney Sims-Like Game Looks Perfect (For Disney Adults)

Image: Disney While my household is still in mourning over the untimely demise of Disney Infinitythe former movie studio and now cultural monopoly has today unveiled a new video game that, if Disney is your thingis very much catering towards your things. Here’s the trailer for Disney Dreamlight Valleyshowing off a game—described by the developers … Read more