LOADING ...

Kotaku's posts - English uPOST

Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen today at 05:30. 1 comments

'Shop Contest: Goku Needs A Better Game, Winners!

'Shop Contest: Goku Needs A Better Game, Winners!

Last weekend I asked you folks to help poor Goku out. He saves the world all the time and still has to appear in some really mediocre and bad video games. Thanks for looking out for Kakarot in his time of need.

Our winning image this week comes from Mrichston who creates the next great open-world action game. Personally, I can’t wait to play Goku Theft Atuo Online.

I got a ton of great...

1 Comments

Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen today at 04:00.

Oh No, Is The Bear Behind Me?

Oh No, Is The Bear Behind Me?

This week on Snapshots, big explosions in Ghost Recon, angry Star Wars people, a lonely little hat in Red Dead Redemption II, colorful fireworks in Mad Max and one really scary bear.

That Days Gone photo makes me want to go back and explore that world more and maybe also eventually beat that game. I also love seeing folks playing that Mad Max game from a few years back. It was gorgeous and...

Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen today at 02:00. 1 comments

Wrath Is A Retro Shooter Done Right

Wrath Is A Retro Shooter Done Right

The first gun you pick up in a shooter is very important. It tells you a lot about the game. In Wrath: Aeon of Ruin, the first gun you get is a chunky and powerful revolver that can also shoot three bullets at the same time, turning it into a mini-shotgun. So yeah, Wrath is good. Really good. (And not just because of that first gun.)

Wrath is another retro shooter, a type of game we are...

1 Comments

Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen today at 00:30. 4 comments

Grumpig Controls Other Pokemon By Shaking Its Ass

Grumpig Controls Other Pokemon By Shaking Its Ass

Every Pokemon is interesting and worth talking about. I don’t play a ton of Pokemon, but I do enjoy the universe and I love learning more about the creatures in it. So, Here’s Another Pokemon! It’s Grumpig!

Grumpig Details

Type: Psychic

Average Height: 2' 11"

Average Weight: 157.6 lbs.

First Added In Generation III

Remember the Macarena? Remember everyone you know doing that dumb dance and all the...

4 Comments

yesterday at 23:30. 2 comments

EVE Online Player Bids $40,000 In Charity Auction For Rare Ship

EVE Online Player Bids $40,000 In Charity Auction For Rare Ship

“Internet spaceships are serious business,” is a phrase that is often tossed around in EVE Online player circles. It’s jokingly used to justify the emotional involvement, dedicated time, and financial resources spent playing a game about pixelated starships and virtual empires. Sometimes though, the saying moves beyond being a joke and takes on a more serious meaning, such as preventing...

2 Comments

Ethan Gach Ethan Gach yesterday at 23:00.

Gorgeous Tactical RPG Duelyst Is Shutting Down Next Month

Gorgeous Tactical RPG Duelyst Is Shutting Down Next Month

Duelyst’s servers will go offline on February 27 the game’s developers announced yesterday on Steam, bringing the ingenious tactical RPG card game hybrid’s nearly four year run to an end.

“Saying goodbye to any game is never easy, and it’s always hardest when you love the game as much as we all love Duelyst,” the studio behind the game, Counterplay Games, said. “We’re incredibly proud of the...

Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen yesterday at 22:30. 1 comments

The Deadliest Deer In The World

The Deadliest Deer In The World

Hello! This week we use old Xbox consoles to get around a new Xbox Live rule, see what Untitled Goose Game would look like in LEGO form, watch robots fight each other and meet the most badass deer in the world.

Great Kotaku Content From The Past Week Untitled Goose Game Could Get An Official Lego Set

The Lego Ideas program lets amateur builders submit their creations for consideration as...

1 Comments

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson yesterday at 06:30. 3 comments

Five-Year-Old Batman: Arkham Knight Gets New Cosmetic DLC

Five-Year-Old Batman: Arkham Knight Gets New Cosmetic DLC

Rocksteady, a studio fans have been waiting to hear something, anything, from for eons, finally emerged from its cone of silence today, but not to say anything about a new game. Instead, it announced a sorta-new, sorta-not-new costume for 2015's Batman: Arkham Knight. If that sounds weirdly complicated to you, it’s because it is.

Today, developer Rocksteady announced that it’s adding the Earth...

3 Comments

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson yesterday at 04:35. 4 comments

Overwatch League, Call Of Duty League, And Hearthstone Esports Will Air On YouTube, Not Twitch

Overwatch League, Call Of Duty League, And Hearthstone Esports Will Air On YouTube, Not Twitch

With Overwatch League season three set to kick off in just over two weeks, it was becoming a little conspicuous that we still didn’t know where it was going to air. Now we do: With its two-year Twitch deal now expired , Overwatch League is moving to YouTube. It will be joined by Activision’s new Call of Duty League as well as Hearthstone esports.

Activision and Google announced the news in a...

4 Comments

Ethan Gach Ethan Gach yesterday at 04:00.

Which Fallout 76 Faction Is Cooler, The Crashed Space Station Or The Log Cabin?

Which Fallout 76 Faction Is Cooler, The Crashed Space Station Or The Log Cabin?

Fallout 76’s upcoming Wastelanders expansion will add two new faction settlements: settlers and raiders. One of these looks like a Lincoln Log fort while the other is made out of a crashed space station. Can you guess which one players are already gravitating towards?

Yesterday, Bethesda shared some screenshots of the two new locations and more information about the people living there. The...

Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra yesterday at 02:30. 4 comments

Kingdom Hearts III's New DLC Is My Kind Of Anime Nonsense, On Steroids

Kingdom Hearts III's New DLC Is My Kind Of Anime Nonsense, On Steroids

Kingdom Hearts has two modes: cheerful Disney reveries and the most extreme of anime bullshit. Both have their merits, but the latter is where the series shines its brightest and is most captivating. Kingdom Hearts III’s new DLC, Re:Mind, embraces this. There’s time travel and scheming villains, dramatic clashes between light and dark, difficult new boss battles, and a mind-bending ending...

4 Comments

Riley MacLeod Riley MacLeod yesterday at 02:00. 1 comments

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

The weekend is for going climbing after taking some time off for an injury. Hopefully all that moping around with ice packs has healed me, because not climbing is a bummer. The weekend is also for video games, because you can’t climb all the time—that is, apparently, how you get injured.

I played some Overwatch with my friends last weekend. I probably haven’t touched that game in a year, and...

1 Comments

Ethan Gach Ethan Gach yesterday at 01:00.

Bungie Says Massive Destiny 2 Puzzle Was Inspired By Cult Horror Film Cube

Bungie Says Massive Destiny 2 Puzzle Was Inspired By Cult Horror Film Cube

In its weekly blog post, Bungie described what went into making Destiny 2’s recent Corridors of Time puzzle, including drawing inspiration from a 1997 Canadian cult horror film about people trapped in a giant labyrinth full of death traps, Cube.

“The puzzle seemed to fit well with the idea of the Corridors of Time, with players meandering and weaving through time to find a very specific...

Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Jan 24, 2020 at 21:30. 1 comments

Disco Elysium's New Hardcore Mode Sounds Like A Bad Time

Disco Elysium's New Hardcore Mode Sounds Like A Bad Time

“You will fail more,” reads the first bullet point in the official announcement of Hardcore mode (and widescreen support!) for magically delicious PC RPG Disco Elysium. I did not think that possible, yet here we are.

Every dice roll is harder to hit. Prices for healing pharmaceuticals are inflated, while money is more scarce. Smoking and drinking for courage and a clear head are much more...

1 Comments

Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Jan 24, 2020 at 20:30. 3 comments

Wiz Khalifa And Friends' Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Song Is Kind Of Great

Wiz Khalifa And Friends' Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Song Is Kind Of Great

Remember when the first Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer came out and it was set to “Gangsta’s Paradise” for some stupid reason? The official movie theme, “Speed Me Up” from Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty, and Sueco the Child, fits so much better, and its video is pretty cool, too.

I am something of a connoisseur of self-referential movie rap themes, and “Speed Me Up” is an exquisite...

3 Comments

Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Jan 24, 2020 at 19:00.

The Most Downloaded Switch Games In Japan Last Year

The Most Downloaded Switch Games In Japan Last Year
Kotaku East East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.Prev NextView All

Do you wonder which Switch games were downloaded most in 2019? Would you like to know? Well, good news, because Nintendo just released a list of them.

There are two lists, actually. The first is for

Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Jan 24, 2020 at 18:30.

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken Has A Catchy Song And Endless Memes

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken Has A Catchy Song And Endless Memes

Have you seen Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken? You should. It’s about three schoolgirls who explore their imaginations in their question to make a feature-length anime. So far, it’s excellent.

Originally a manga, the anime is being handled by Masaaki Yuasa’s Science Saru. The anime version switches visual style, showcasing schoolgirl Asakusa’s concept art, which becomes imagination fodder for her...

Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jan 24, 2020 at 09:30. 7 comments

Be Well, My Big Hairy Friend

Be Well, My Big Hairy Friend
Fine ArtFine ArtFine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios. If you’re in the business and have some art you’d like to share, get in touch!Prev NextView All

Sina Pahlevani is a 3D artist from Malaysia.

You can see more of Sina’s stuff at his ArtStation page.

7 Comments

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jan 24, 2020 at 08:35. 14 comments

Suspended Hearthstone Player Blitzchung Doesn't Regret Speaking Out About Hong Kong

Suspended Hearthstone Player Blitzchung Doesn't Regret Speaking Out About Hong Kong

Last October, Hearthstone pro Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai decided, during an official stream of the Asia-Pacific Grandmasters, to shoot his shot. “Liberate Hong Kong,” he said while wearing a gas mask. “Revolution of our age!” He wound up getting suspended by Blizzard . Now, in 2020, he says that if he could go back to that moment, he wouldn’t change a thing.

Blitzchung, who is still suspended,...

14 Comments

Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jan 24, 2020 at 07:00. 15 comments

Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan Has Some Thoughts About Overwatch's Meta

Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan Has Some Thoughts About Overwatch's Meta

Ah, the meta. Sometimes OK, sometimes terrible, always there, it’s rare that it’s not a hot topic of conversation among fans of Overwatch (or, well, any online game), and a boring one at that. But when a prominent developer weighs in on the subject, that’s a bit more interesting.

What’s the “Meta”?

The “meta” is defined as “any approach to a game that transcends or operates outside of the...

15 Comments

Language