Antihero, A Strategy Game Where You Run The…

Antihero, released on PC earlier this month, is a game about managing a grimy, Victorian thieves guild. Which involves all the expected daily chores, like murdering street thugs, bribing church officials and sending little homeless…

Bioware Montreal Merges With EA Motive

The studio behind Mass Effect Andromeda, Bioware Montreal, is now tearing down its metaphorical walls and merging with EA Motive. The two studios share the same floor and office space, making a strange distinction as…

Splatoon 2 Adds New Stage Exclusive To Splatfests

Nintendo is adding an exclusive map to this weekend's Splatfest. This new map, Shifty Station, can transform between events and appears to be exclusive to Splatfests. You can play Shifty Station starting on August 4…

Top Street Fighter V Player Rage Quits During…

New York City’s fighting game community saw one of their own step up to the plate in a big way at this weekend’s Defend the North tournament just north of the city in White Plains.…

This Humble Ebook Bundle Is Designed For Current…

The newest Humble Bundle doesn’t have any video games in it; but it does have books that’ll teach you how to make them. Specifically, 19 books focused on Unity and Unreal Engine development. As usual,…

Give Your PC a Speed Boost With This…

Today's Best Deals: GORUCK Backpack, Anker PowerCore Fusion, Tea Kettle, and More Anker's Indispensable PowerCore Fusion Is a Battery Pack And A Wall Charger - Get It For 20% Off [Exclusive] Save Over $40 On…

The First Few Lines Of Final Fantasy VII…

I’m playing Final Fantasy VII in both English and Japanese at the same time, and noticing a bunch of tiny differences — for you. Here’s a video illustrating what nuances of the first few lines…

Ark: Survival Evolved Delayed Just Before Release

Fans of dinosaurs, and particularly fans of hunting dinosaurs, were hotly anticipating Ark: Survival Evolved's official release on August 8th. Unfortunately, developer Studio Wildcard announced a small delay, pushing the game three weeks to August…

Battlegrounds Is Most Fun When You Stop Trying…

This may come as a surprise, but Battlegrounds is not about winning. With everyone’s obsession with achieving the coveted “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner,” it’s easy to mistake Battlegrounds for a game you should aim to…

For the first time in years, GameStop will…

That's right, GameStop stores will be open on Thanksgiving day this year. The company informed their staff during a conference call this morning. Kotaku spoke with two people who were on the call, saying it's…

Here’s a late look at the trailer for…

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFfz3ou8gT0&w=711&h=400] Apologies upfront: The Defiant Honor add-on for Nioh released last week and we're just getting around to posting the trailer now. That's because PlayStation's European YouTube channel uploaded it timely, but the US channel just…

Game Of Thrones Recap Podcast: Bran Stark Is…

Jason and I are back with another special Game of Thrones episode of Kotaku Splitscreen. This week we’re talking about the third episode of the seventh season, “The Queen’s Justice.” We spoil the episode in…

Resident Evil Producer Adapting The Long Dark In…

The post-apocalyptic survival game The Long Dark is officially launching tomorrow on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, following a successful Kickstarter campaign and early access release on PC several years ago. Hinterland, the studio…

Grand Theft Auto modders are taking the mayhem…

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab8jCs_snak&w=711&h=400] Space is a lawless place. On earth, the infrastructure's generally there to discourage and prevent felony grand theft auto. The same can't be said for space. It's like international waters: Anything goes. Also,…

The Final Fantasy XV Exosuits Are Available Now

Earlier this year, Square Enix delayed a free update that was going to add Magitek Exosuits to Final Fantasy XV because of their striking similarity to Power Rangers. Now, the suits are back, and they've…

Chicago’s Pokemon Go Fest went so poorly that…

Pokemon Go developer Niantic recently held its first ever Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago in celebration of the game's one-year anniversary. It was an unmitigated disaster by most all standards. The swell of people in one…

Flash sale: $40 off PlayStation VR and a…

In a back-to-school themed mindset, eBay is running a 10% off coupon for select goods from select retailers. So what does that have to do with you, our fellow gamers? Well, when these random 10%…

I think I’m the Aquaman of Destructoid’s PUBG…

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CtPnIsmqOw&w=560&h=315] When things go disastrously wrong, I like to think I can get my boys out of a jam. I strive to be dependable like that. I wanna be Their Guy during their time…

This Week Is Prime Time To Farm Abilities…

This weekend’s Splatfest isn’t just about deciding the better condiment (hint: it’s the red one), but it’s also prime time to farm up a big store of ability chunks for your competitive wardrobe. Once you’ve…

Save $40 On a PS4 Pro With This…

PS4 Pro deals have been few and far between, but right now, you can pick up a 1TB PS4 Pro for $360 with promo code PCOLLEGE10. Recommended Stories Today's Best Deals: Fire HD 10, DEWALT…

Revisiting The Opening Cases of L.A. Noire

Last week, we started playing L.A. Noire on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. It’s a 2011 detective game with a lot of cases to solve. Recently, we finished the cases for the traffic detective desk. It’s a…

Injustice 2 is releasing gold shaders to help…

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQT-11ICzws&w=711&h=400] NetherRealm and Warner Bros are taking a well-tread route to raising money for esports: They're selling cosmetics. The Injustice 2 roster just got a little more flashy. It was announced today that Injustice 2 will…

Minecraft’s Cross-Play Beta Starts Today

At E3 2017, Microsoft announced that it was unifying Minecraft under its forthcoming Better Together update, which will allow Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile players to play the game together. Today, Windows 10…

EA Access subscribers now have Titanfall 2

Titanfall 2 is now a part of EA Access and Origin Access, as promised. It's freely playable for members. Assuming you've held onto your subscription (or are thinking of trialing it one of these days),…

New Rick And Morty Visits A Nihilistic Mad…

Last night’s Rick and Morty wasn’t the premiere, as the first episode of season 3 ran on April 1st. This is the start of the season proper, and while it wasn’t as inventive as classic…

Rock Band Blitz will be playing its final…

On (or before) August 28, Rock Band Blitz will be leaving digital marketplaces for good Harmonix announced today. While not specifically mentioned, this is probably due to music licenses expiring. Blitz launched five years ago…

Monster Hunter Stories 3DS Demo Coming To North…

Nintendo of America has announced that Monster Hunter fans can look forward to a demo for Capcom's quirky 3DS RPG spinoff of the series on August 10th. Heavily emphasizing the "friends, not food" mentality of…

This Is The Silliest Hearthstone Card Yet

In the digital card game Hearthstone, there’s a common card called Thoughtsteal that is a core part of many Priest decks. For three mana, this card will let you copy two cards from your opponent’s…

Twitch Plays Battlegrounds, Manages To Win Third Place

GIF Twitch Plays Battlegrounds Yesterday, TwitchPlaysBattlegrounds, a bot playing Battlegrounds through Twitch viewers’ crowdsourced gaming inputs, miraculously obtained third place in a solo Battlegrounds game—a feat I have not yet accomplished as a mundane human…

Rock Band Blitz Nearing The End Of Its…

Next month marks the end of an era for die-hard music-game fans, with word that Rock Band Blitz will be pulled from the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 online stores.  The demo and complete game…

Review: Redeemer

Revenge plots are overused in our media. I’m sure off the top of your head, you could come up with about 15-20 films that have a character going on a vengeance streak for the wrongs…