Nintendo Switch Owners Really, Really Care About The…

How important is the design of game icons, the visual indicators of the titles available to launch from our consoles’ dashboards? A number of Switch owners are very particular about the colorful squares that show…

Resident Evil Games, Ranked (By Number Of Ports)

Resident Evil: Revelations Resident Evil Revelations was released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One last month, with a Nintendo Switch version slated for November. If you’re thinking “This game again?” you’re not alone. In fact,…

Super Metroid’s Creators Want You To Save The…

Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 At the biannual Games Done Quick speedrunning marathon, there’s always an ongoing contest: In Super Metroid, should the runners save or kill the animals? Super Metroid’s creators say... SAVE THEM.…

The Fans Who Won’t Let Mega Man Die

Mega Maker. Why do people still care about Mega Man? Capcom’s diminutive action hero hasn’t had a brand-new game since 2010's Mega Man 10. But the fans refuse to give up, crafting their own games…

What Your Destiny 2 Faction Says About You

From Left: Dead Orbit, Future War Cult, and New Monarchy This week is Destiny 2’s first-ever Faction Rally, where players pledge to one of three factions in order to win guns and glory. But what…

Metal Gear Solid V Is Free Next Month For…

You can get Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain with your PlayStation Plus membership in October. There’s also the Amnesia collection, which has both The Dark Descent and A Machine for Pigs, two games…

SNES Classic: The Kotaku Review

The Super Nintendo Classic is a miniature blast of nostalgia, a sleekly packaged piece of hardware that will transport you back to the days of Dunkaroos and denim jackets. Although one could certainly complain about…

Half-Life NPCs Can Smell Corpses

Hate to break it to you, but Half-Life really stinks. In an enlightening video, MarphitimusBlackimus digs deep into the original Half-Life’s code and discovers that characters don’t just remark on smells randomly or because of…

The Rarest Stuff We Found In Akihabara’s Game…

You can blow a lot of money in Akihabara, the Tokyo district that houses the world’s densest cluster of nerd-related storefronts. And if you have far more cash than sense, you can throw it down…

Valve Pulls Nearly 200 Spam Games From Steam

Image by Luke Plunkett. Valve has removed games from Steam before, but never this many, especially not all at once. Today, Valve yanked 173 games from the Steam store, all of which were tied to…

Divinity: Original Sin 2: The Kotaku Review

I’ve put 81 hours into Divinity: Original Sin 2 over the last 12 days. When I wasn’t playing, I was thinking about it, or talking about it. It’s brilliant and frustrating in turns, and occasionally…

Fortnite’s Battle Royale Is A Delight (And A…

Fortnite The prospect of besting 99 other gamers through sheer resourcefulness and daredevilry is why the battle royale genre has become so compelling to millions of gamers. Survival shooter Battlegrounds now has the second all-time…

How An NFL Joke Slips Into A Japanese…

Danganronpa V3, like previous entries in the excellent humor-horror series, is full of pop culture references. But how did an NFL joke get stuck in there? As a longtime New York Jets fan who has…

This Is A $2,200 Retro Gaming Machine

GIF This is the Zette System, handcrafted from wood by Swedish artist Love Hultén. In its resting state it resembles a stylized wooden boombox, but it’s actually a retro gaming machine with a pair of…

The Week In Games: Back To The Pitch 

Another year. Another Pro Evolution Soccer. Another FIFA. The leaves are falling and soccer balls are in the air. Where most sports games have their sub-genre locked up (when’s the last time Madden had to…

Kotaku ‘Shop Contest: Autumn Game Harvest

It’s that time of year again. With the first day of autumn having come and gone earlier this week, it’s time to get into the spirit of the season with some epic mashups. Whether it’s…

Cosplayer Has A Nintendo Switch For A Head,…

GIF Gaming on the go like you’ve never seen it before. Shared on Reddit by user Kurobiii who encountered the Switch-headed Mario cosplayer at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, I’m not sure what’s more impressive,…

Sunday Comics: The New Batch 

Welcome to Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics that usually occurs on Sunday except when it doesn’t. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon. Nerf NOW!! by…

Finally, A Use For All Of Those Donkey…

Your Joy-Con controllers will fit in here. That’s what Reddit user Zefipalu discovered when they decided to try and answer the immortal question, “Hey, would my Nintendo Switch Joy-Con fit in here?” The limited edition…

The Weekend In Esports: The 2017 League World…

The nearly month long, biggest esporting event of the year is upon us. League of Legends teams kicked off the play-in stage earlier today with matches set to continue throughout the rest of the weekend.…

This Week In The Business:  Good News For People…

QUOTE | “Never fear! Battleborn is here to stay.” - Battleborn creative director Randy Varnell, immediately after announcing that the Fall Update is the final planned content for the game, and immediately before announcing he’s…

Divinity: Original Sin 2's devs have decided to…

Divinity: Original Sin 2's devs have decided to remove the infinite damage combo I wrote about yesterday. Initially, writes PC Gamer, Larian planned to leave the combo in because it applauds “creative approaches to the…