Marvel vs. Capcom Players Are Figuring Out Some…

Just a week after Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite’s official launch, the fighting game community is starting to showcase a deep understanding of what makes the game tick. They’ve figured out mechanics that are unexplained in…

Golf Story Is A Nintendo Switch RPG You…

I have truly never seen the appeal of golf, but Golf Story, a new Nintendo Switch exclusive, is so charming that I can’t stop playing it. I’m not a sports hater, but golf really isn’t…

Link: Faces Of Evil: The Kotaku Review

When Nintendo foolishly licensed The Legend of Zelda to Phillips Media in the early 90s, the result was more than just Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon for the company’s CD-i console. Link: Faces of Evil…

Now Waluigi Is In Breath Of The Wild

GIF We’ve seen GTA, Mario and Minecraft modded into Breath of the Wild on PC, but now we are getting into the good stuff. This Waluigi skin is by Hefty and DonkXProXAli, and I think…

Resident Evil Has A New Board Game

Board games. They’re fun! And loads of people who play them also play video games. And the companies who make board games are really starting to figure this out. Steamforged games, who made a few…

Skyrim Is Getting A Survival Mode

Because Skyrim’s dragons and dead guys were never quite tough enough, the game is now adding something more dangerous: weather and hunger. They’re part of an update called Survival Mode, which is coming to Skyrim…

Survival Mode Coming To Skyrim

Because Skyrim’s dragons and dead guys were never quite tough enough, the game is now adding something more dangerous: weather and hunger. They’re part of an update called Survival Mode, which is coming to Skyrim…

Brutal Survival Mode Coming To Skyrim

Because Skyrim’s dragons and dead guys were never quite tough enough, the game is now adding something more dangerous: weather and hunger. They’re part of an update called Survival Mode, which is coming to Skyrim…

In A Year Of Great Games, A Small…

2017 has been so relentless in the release of top-tier games that it’s hard to justify spending time with stuff that is merely “good.” Why settle for anything less than “great”? Despite the incredible competition facing…

Maybe This Is Why Everyone’s Mad At NBA…

Despite being this year’s installment of what the Steam store description calls “the highest rated annual sports title,” NBA 2K18 has a “Mostly Negative” rating with over 3,000 reviews and counting. I investigated. The psychedelic…

Be Nice If A Star Wars Game Looked…

BIGO is an artist from Brazil working in both video games and books. I love this Star Wars stuff. It looks like the best iOS game Disney never bothered to make. An XCOM-y adventure game…

EA Has Charts To Show That This Year’s…

EA, a company willing to level with you about the deficiencies of last year’s sports games when it is time to sell you this year’s, is coming clean about the inadequacies of 2015's Star Wars…

The Art Of Dishonored 2: Death Of The…

We’ve seen the art behind (and in) Dishonored 2, now let’s look at some of the work that went into the game’s new expansion, Death of the Outsider. The Art Of Dishonored 2 Dishonored was…

NBA 2K18 MyCareer: The Kotaku Review

I can’t believe 2K managed to screw this up so badly. Note: As we’ve done the last few years, this is only a review of 2K18's MyCareer mode, not the entire game. I think its…

Barrel Paradox Crashes Game

GIF Today on Highlight Reel we have pirate stories, paradoxes, flamethrower shotguns and much more! Watch the video then talk about your favorite highlight in the comments below. Be sure to check out, like, and…

New Call of Duty Mode Let Players Squash…

GIF I was skeptical this past weekend when I saw ‘Gesture Warfare’ listed in the featured playlist on Infinite Warfare. Killing players with the finger gun? A flick of the wrist? It all sounded completely…

Small Child Cannot Comprehend That The Game Boy…

GIF Reminder: children born post-smartphones/tablets have not been conditioned to use buttons. This very cute thing is what happened when Chris Cohoon handed his daughter an old Game Boy the other day. Advertisement You can…

I Have Found Many New Ways To Praise…

One of the 10 million people playing Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds just so happens to be me, and so I am now qualified to assess it in a video. I promise I’m being sincere when I say…

An Indie Game About Accepting Death

Dujanah is a gorgeous and bizarre indie game pull of glitch cats, existential spider-men, and death. With key narrative moments and a small arcade of games that focus on death and dying, it imparts an…

The Art Of Bungie’s Destiny 2

Our post on the concept art behind the first Destiny remains one of the best (and easily the biggest) Fine Art has ever put together. So it’s a pleasure today to begin the process for Destiny…

Here’s A $900 Batman: Arkham Knight Statue

Batman: Arkham Knight, a video game about driving a secret tank, came out in 2015. The merch is still rolling in though, and while normally that wouldn’t be cause for general concern, this 33-inch statue…

Dishonored Player Creates Meat Fireworks

GIF Today on Highlight Reel we’ve got elaborate Dishonored traps, christlike FIFA clips, Battlegrounds grandpas, and much more! Watch the video then talk about your favorite highlight in the comments below. Be sure to check…

Your Destiny 2 Fashion Choices, Reviewed

When the first Destiny came out, I always admired my friends’ Destiny outfits. Now that the sequel is here, I’m determined to have a beautiful Guardian of my own. While I’m at it, I think…

Why Studio Ghibli Isn’t Involved With Ni No…

One of the biggest selling points of the first Ni No Kuni was the involvement of Studio Ghibli. For the sequel, however, the famed anime studio’s name is nowhere to be found. Level-5 and Akihiro…

Just A Giant Conga Line Of Dishonored 2…

GIF The real joy of the Dishonored games isn’t in sneaking around. It’s in messing with the game’s systems to do dumb shit like spending four hours lining up every body you could find in…

Garbage Man Finds Working PS4 In The Trash

GIF TrashM4N is a garbage collector who goes about his business, collecting trash. While streaming on Twitch. Most of the time his channel is fairly ordinary, but on his latest run he opened a bin…

Angry Birds Now Sponsors A Football Team, And…

For the first time in competition history, the English Premier League is allowing teams to put sponsors on a jersey’s sleeves. Everton announced theirs the other day, and it’s...Angry Birds. Not the company behind the…

Heavy Rain Modded Into A Nightmare

GIF Today on Highlight Reel we have modding nightmares, Battlefield assists, FIFA celebrations, and much more! Watch the video then talk about your favorite highlight in the comments below. Be sure to check out, like,…

L.A. Noire’s Ending, Revisited

I’ve been playing through L.A. Noire for the last month and a half on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. This weekend we finished the game. The conclusion is bittersweet but there was no other way for a…