What Are You Playing This Weekend?

The weekend is for going to a new laundromat for the first time. Will it be terrible? Tolerable? Also, video games. So every weekend I decide I’m going to play some Witcher, and then I…

Vortex Race 3 Keyboard Review: The 75 Percent…

Tenkeyless keyboards lose the number pad on the right side in favor of a more compact footprint. I say, why stop there? Vortexgear’s 75 percent Race 3 features nearly all the functionality of a tenkeyless…

In honor of Doomfist going live in Overwatch…

In honor of Doomfist going live in Overwatch today, here he is performing the entire cast’s highlight intros, courtesy of GRZ NGT. If you’re wondering how that would even work in light of Doomfist’s particular…

Duck Hunt, Recreated In Halo 5

GIF GIF source: Unsorted Gaming. Halo 5 will probably never be anybody’s favorite Halo, but it might end up somebody’s favorite Zelda, Mario Kart, or (now) Duck Hunt—because nobody ever said the world needed to…

 Galaxy Of Pen And Paper Is An RPG…

In 2012, Brazil’s Behold Studios released Knights of Pen and Paper, a video game that captured the experience of a bunch of players sitting around a table playing a fantasy role-playing game. Galaxy of Pen…

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…

Sundered Is A Beautiful Game That Makes Me…

GIF Sundered is a new platforming action game from Thunder Lotus Games, creators of Jotun. It has gorgeous hand-drawn visuals, Metroidvania-style exploration, fast-paced combat against swarms of vicious enemies and a knack for making me…

For Honor Is Finally Getting Dedicated Servers

For Honor Medieval fighting game For Honor is finally adjusting its ambitious and controversial online system and adding dedicated servers. The move, announced today, follows months of player complaints that the online-only fighting game’s connectivity…

Podcast: Persona 5 And Video Game Dialogue

Today’s episode of Kotaku Splitscreen is all about high school kids and high school squids. First Kirk and I talk about Splatoon 2 (pardon my grumpiness, which was triggered by an hour’s worth of audio…

New Nintendo 2DS XL: The Kotaku Review

If you don’t care about 3D anymore—and even Nintendo’s interest in it seems to be fading—then the New Nintendo 2DS XL is the absolute best model in Nintendo’s line of portable gaming hardware. It’s a…

The Low Road Is A Stylish 1970s Spy…

The Low Road opens with one of my favorite video game puzzles of the year. The rest of what I’ve played, sadly, isn’t quite on the same level. The game, a spy comedy adventure set…

Lego Worlds’ Space Expansion Is So Damn Cheerful

GIF Sandbox building adventure Lego Worlds gets its first expansion today, taking players into the classic Space setting, where millions of Lego fans have gone before. It’s all good futuristic fun, even the moon spiders.…

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…

Destiny 2’s Patrols Are Way More Interesting Than…

Perhaps the most exciting thing about the upcoming shooter Destiny 2 is how developer Bungie is approaching the open world—specifically, how many interesting activities they’re sticking into patrol zones. In a video published yesterday that’s…