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Stephen Totilo Stephen Totilo Dec 21, 2019. 9 comments

The Biggest Video Game Disappointments Of 2019

The Biggest Video Game Disappointments Of 2019
Year In ReviewYear In ReviewWe look back at the highs, lows, surprises, and standouts in and around video games this year.Prev NextView All

We had such high hopes for 2019, and then it happened. Sure, there was good stuff, but there were some downers, and that’s what we’re talking about today.

Oh, the disappointments the year brought! There was that glitchy Red Dead Redemption 2 launch on PC,...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Nov 28, 2019. 11 comments

Google Says It'll Give Refunds To Anyone Who Bought Stadia's Free December Games

Google Says It'll Give Refunds To Anyone Who Bought Stadia's Free December Games

The Stadia launch games Tomb Raider and Farming Simulator 19 will be free to Pro subscribers of Google’s streaming platform in December, the company said yesterday. This would have been a raw deal for anyone who has purchased either game since Stadia went live, on November 19, but Google added last night that it will make up for that by offering refunds to those people.

Stadia Pro is a $10 per...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen Nov 24, 2019. 13 comments

This Google Stadia Ad Is So Random (And Terrible)

This Google Stadia Ad Is So Random (And Terrible)

Google Stadia hasn’t had the best month. Its list of launch games was tiny and it seemed Google panicked right before launch and added more games. People who preordered were running into issues and couldn’t actually use the service. And reviews have been mixed. So with all that bad news floating around, you might have missed this terrible, awful, cringe-inducing Stadia launch trailer.

The...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Nov 20, 2019. 16 comments

Some People Who Pre-Ordered Stadia Say They Still Can’t Access It [Update]

Some People Who Pre-Ordered Stadia Say They Still Can’t Access It [Update]

In June, Google made an enticing offer for its new streaming service, Stadia—anyone who pre-ordered the Founder’s Edition would be able to lock in the usernames of their choice before anyone else could. Now, however, some people who pre-ordered the service say they haven’t even gotten in. Instead, they still find themselves waiting for an email from Google with their login information a day...

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Paul Tamayo Paul Tamayo Nov 19, 2019. 24 comments

Google’s Stadia Just Ain’t It [Updated]

Google’s Stadia Just Ain’t It [Updated]

Google’s game-streaming platform Stadia is finally here tomorrow. I’ve had a week to tinker around with the Founder’s Edition. It has the Stadia controller, a Chromecast Ultra, and a charger with a USB cable you can also use to plug into your PC or laptop for playing inside of a Chrome browser. Most of my experiences using Stadia have left me a little befuddled. Here’s the thing about me,...

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Stephen Totilo Stephen Totilo Nov 19, 2019. 5 comments

Starting Destiny 2 Late Spared Me A Lot Of Misery

Starting Destiny 2 Late Spared Me A Lot Of Misery
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Many video games these days improve with age and a big batch of patches, which is why it often helps to play them late. Ignore the hype, laugh off the social pressure, and play this year’s games next year. Can you do it? I keep doing it with Destiny games, and it’s been great.

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Nov 18, 2019. 21 comments

Google Panics, Adds 10 More Games To Stadia's Launch Lineup

Google Panics, Adds 10 More Games To Stadia's Launch Lineup

Perhaps spooked by the fact the only people who seem to care about the impending launch of their Stadia home streaming platform are those  noting everything wrong with it, Google has at the 11th hour—this thing is released in two days, on November 19!—almost doubled the number of games that’ll be available when it goes live.

Originally intending to launch with 12 games, Google will now be...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Nov 14, 2019. 10 comments

Google Confirms All The Stuff Stadia Won't Have At Launch

Google Confirms All The Stuff Stadia Won't Have At Launch

Ahead of Stadia’s launch next week, Google’s representatives fielded questions during an AMA on Reddit about what exactly the video game streaming service will include in the beginning. The answer is, not much.

The whole thread was a good reminder that much of Stadia remains as theoretical as it seemed when it was originally pitched during its reveal at Google’s GDC 2019 press conference....

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Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Nov 05, 2019.

Kine's Musical Puzzle Solving Will Melt Your Heart And Bend Your Brain

Kine's Musical Puzzle Solving Will Melt Your Heart And Bend Your Brain

I’m not a puzzle game person. It takes a pretty special combination of visual flair and brain-teasing to get me hooked. Kine, a new puzzle game by solo developer Gwen Frey, has both the challenge and heart that I’m looking for. It’s difficult, funny, and has jazzy flair.

In Kine, players take control of a variety of characters whose designs are based on musical instruments, from accordions to...

Stephen Totilo Stephen Totilo Oct 16, 2019. 17 comments

Shadow Of Tomb Raider Isn’t Getting A New Tomb, But Will Soon Be Free Of Unpopular Outfit Restrictions

Shadow Of Tomb Raider Isn’t Getting A New Tomb, But Will Soon Be Free Of Unpopular Outfit Restrictions

There’s nothing like the announcement of a “definitive edition” of a game to wring some answers out of a game studio and their marketing team. And so, with the announcement of Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for November 5, we finally can stop wondering about two important Tomb Raider things.

1. Is there going to be a surprise eighth bonus tomb?

No, though it does sound like one...

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Joshua Rivera Joshua Rivera Jul 23, 2019. 23 comments

The Video Game Industry Can't Go On Like This

The Video Game Industry Can't Go On Like This

At about this time next year, we’ll have a pretty good idea of what the next generation of video games will look like. New consoles will likely be shown off, bold new streaming initiatives will begin to launch, and we’ll see all the wonderful kinds of games they will bring us. All these new things will come, and we’ll close the book on a generation that saw the industry that makes games come...

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Maddy Myers Maddy Myers Jul 04, 2019. 22 comments

Good Luck Stopping Students From Playing Stadia Games In Class

Good Luck Stopping Students From Playing Stadia Games In Class

If Google Stadia games work as advertised, it’ll become all too easy for students everywhere to play video games on their school-issue laptops instead of listening to their teachers’ lectures. On this week’s Kotaku Splitscreen, we answer questions from listeners, including one from a high school teacher about how much of a pain Stadia will be, on top of all the other typical distractions that...

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Jason Schreier Jason Schreier Jun 06, 2019. 24 comments

Everything We Learned Today About Google Stadia [UPDATED]

Everything We Learned Today About Google Stadia [UPDATED]
E3 2019It's time for the biggest gaming show of the year. We've got articles, videos, podcasts and maybe even a GIF or two.  

The upcoming streaming platform Google Stadia won’t just follow the Netflix model, as many fans had hoped. It will instead have both a subscription and games for sale individually, as Kotaku previously reported. Here’s everything we learned today during Google’s “Stadia...

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Jason Schreier Jason Schreier Jun 05, 2019. 22 comments

Sources: Destiny 2 Is Coming To Google Stadia, Getting Cross-Save

Sources: Destiny 2 Is Coming To Google Stadia, Getting Cross-Save

You’ll soon be able to transfer your Destiny 2 progress between multiple platforms: Xbox, PC, and the streaming service Google Stadia, on which the popular loot shooter will launch this fall. PlayStation 4 remains up in the air.

Right now, switching from console to PC for Destiny 2 means starting from scratch, as there’s no way to transfer your characters or progress. But this morning,...

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Paul Tamayo Paul Tamayo Apr 20, 2019. 23 comments

We Have Concerns About An All-Digital Future

We Have Concerns About An All-Digital Future

In November of 2013, Microsoft faced blowback after revealing that their new console would require an “always online” internet connection and that game ownership would be tied to players’ Xbox Live accounts, making it harder to trade in games and even lend them to friends. Sony capitalized on that blowback with their infamous E3 dunk. But now, looking towards what seems like the final year of...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Apr 12, 2019. 15 comments

Designer Re-Imagines Google’s Stadia Controller In Whimsical Mockup

Designer Re-Imagines Google’s Stadia Controller In Whimsical Mockup
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFGIF: Daniel Cheung

I can imagine what the responses would have been if Google had unveiled this as the controller for its new video game streaming platform back when it was announced at GDC. No d-pad? No way! I can’t help but appreciate designer Daniel Cheung’s experimental take on the future of gaming...

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Maddy Myers Maddy Myers Mar 29, 2019. 17 comments

We're Very Skeptical Of Google Stadia

We're Very Skeptical Of Google Stadia

It’s been a week since the Google Stadia announcement at GDC, and its big promises still don’t add up. Who is Stadia for? Could it ever work from a technical standpoint? Why should game developers or streamers be excited about it when it’s not clear how the heck they could ever expect to make any money from it? We delve into those questions and many more on this week’s Kotaku Splitscreen.

We...

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Mar 24, 2019. 24 comments

The Google Stadia Backlash Has Begun

The Google Stadia Backlash Has Begun

While people are still grappling with the technical ramifications of Google’s Stadia platform, gamers have begun asking deeper, more troubling questions. What do mods look like in a world of game streaming? What happens to game preservation? What happens if Google dwarfs gaming the same way it has with search, browsers and advertising? And most worryingly of all, what happens if Google...

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Maddy Myers Maddy Myers Mar 20, 2019. 18 comments

Google Stadia Boss Answers (And Dodges) Our Questions

Google Stadia Boss Answers (And Dodges) Our Questions

This afternoon at GDC 2019, Google Stadia boss Phil Harrison announced the tech company’s plans to launch a game streaming service that will stream high-end games in a Chrome browser. But how good, exactly, does your internet have to be in order for Stadia to work? And do you need one of Google’s new Stadia controllers? Jason and I sat down with Phil for an interview on Kotaku Splitscreen...

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Stephen Totilo Stephen Totilo Mar 20, 2019. 24 comments

Google Unveils Gaming Platform Stadia, A Competitor To Xbox, PlayStation And PC

Google Unveils Gaming Platform Stadia, A Competitor To Xbox, PlayStation And PC

Tech giant Google is getting into gaming in a big way with a direct challenge to the giants of console and PC gaming. It’s called Stadia.

Former Sony and Xbox executive and current Google gaming boss Phil Harrison detailed the platform today at an event in San Francisco during the Game Developers Conference, saying it would link all the ways people play games. The core of it is that it’ll be a...

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