Tips For Playing Destiny 2 [Updated!]

Destiny 2 is a much simpler game than its predecessor, but that doesn’t mean it’s simple. There are a lot of numbers, currencies, and strategies to get your head around. The tips in this post…

I (Still) Hate My Shitty PSN Name

I hate my PlayStation Network ID so much. I realize I have no one to blame for this but myself. When I got a PS3 back in late 2009, I could’ve chosen any online handle…

The Five Best Guns In Destiny 2

There are a bunch of interesting weapons in Destiny 2. Auto rifles, rocket launchers, swords, and weirdo reverse-tractor beams. But which guns are best? Here’s our list of the top five. 5. MIDA Multi-Tool The…

Destiny 2: The Kotaku Review

As I struggle to fall asleep after a night of Destiny 2, the game keeps running through my mind. It’s like getting a song stuck in my head: I see the flash of combat and…

Here’s The Backstory You Need For Destiny 2’s…

If you blew through Destiny 2’s story and jumped immediately into the raid, you might feel like you skipped a chapter explaining what’s going on. Turns out there’s some backstory and an optional sidequest that…

Destiny 2 Clan Beats Raid In Six Hours,…

Destiny 2's first raid, Leviathan, went live at 10am pacific today. Immediately, hardcore clans got to work. Hours later, a team of players have already managed to crack it. The Legend Himself, a name you…

Tips For Playing Destiny 2

Destiny 2 is a much simpler game than its predecessor, but that doesn’t mean it’s simple. There are a lot of numbers, currencies, and strategies to get your head around. The tips in this post…

Podcast: What We Think Of Destiny 2 So…

Destiny 2 has been out for a few days, and we’ve played enough to form some general impressions. Join me and Jason for a special episode of Kotaku Splitscreen that’s all about Bungie’s big sequel.…

Tens Of Thousands Of People Are Watching The…

Some people are out there chasing today’s eclipse outside, sometimes in a different state or country. Plenty of people are choosing to stay inside and watch the eclipse online, though, with the company of thousands…

The Switch Has Made Nintendo Cool Again

In the past, Nintendo has been synonymous with baffling business decisions and out-of-touch thinking. While that Nintendo still exists, the Japanese company has also started to reinvent itself this generation—and it’s all because of the…

Podcast: How Do We Keep Up With All…

This week on Kotaku Splitscreen I’m joined by boss man Stephen Totilo to talk about No Man’s Sky, Metroid Amiibo, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and more. Jason’s out this week so Stephen steps in to…

Pewdiepie Says He’s Going To Stop Making Nazi…

Earlier this year, YouTube’s biggest star sparked controversy after Disney severed ties with him over jokes about Jewish people and Nazis. At the time, Felix ‘Pewdiepie’ Kjellberg apologized but continued to make many Nazi references…

No Man’s Sky Players Are Finding Cool New…

GIF Atlas Rising, the latest No Man’s Sky patch, promised players “increased biome variety and rare exotic biomes.” Over the weekend, intrepid space adventurers have started to get a taste of what these strange new…

Video Game Exposition Techniques, Ranked

Good job shooting all those aliens! Now, did you ever stop to wonder just why you were shooting them? Video game writers have gotten pretty creative about how they tell players what the heck is…

I Might Be Losing It, But Splatoon 2’s…

I don’t know if this is some weird digital version of Stockholm Syndrome, or my trying to rationalize a Nintendo-ass decision about multiplayer. Whatever is going on, I’m surprised to report that I’ve started to…

Titanfall 2’s Free New Horde Mode Is A…

Titanfall 2 may have faded from the public consciousness since last fall, but the developers at Respawn have continued to add free stuff to their already excellent first-person shooter. The most recent addition, which landed…

How To Farm EXP Tickets In Splatoon 2

Your first few levels in Splatoon 2 will fly by, but soon enough you’ll be slowly crawling toward your next rank and weapon unlock. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to speed things up. If you…