Pro Overwatch Players Use Wall Of Tanks To…

A good Overwatch team composition requires balance, offense and defense, light and shadow, yin and yang. Or you can just smother your problems by throwing a bunch of meat at them. That’s what Chinese Overwatch…

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 Most Amazing Things You Can Buy At…

Tokyo Game Show is as much about going shopping as it is playing games. Most of the major game publishers have two booths at TGS: One with game demos, and one selling merch. Some of…

Bungie’s shared some new info on next week’s…

I actually got the New Monarchy scout rifle from a Cayde-6 chest during the first week. It’s pretty good. Bungie’s shared some new info on next week’s Destiny 2 “Faction Rally.” Looks like about what…

Doom Seems To Run Well On The Switch

The first hands-on impressions of Doom’s surprise Nintendo Switch version have hit the Internet, and it sounds like the demonic shooter performs quite well on Nintendo’s diminutive game slab. At a recent press event, publications…

Here Is A Thing That Happens In Destiny…

Destiny 2, a video game in which players travel through space trying not to get their raids ruined by glitches, is full of fun easter eggs. Here’s one of them. Spoilers for Destiny 2's main campaign…

Why People Love Metroid So Much

Samus Aran made her grand return to video games last week following a seven-year absence, and if you’re wondering why that’s such a big deal, Kotaku Splitscreen is here to help. First we jump right…

Student’s Overwatch Concept Art Is So Good, Even…

One Thai computer art student gave the Overwatch community something we didn’t even know we wanted, and now, a lot of us want it very badly. Yesterday, student who goes by RM-Parfait posted a concept design (a…

The Worst Strategy Guide Ever Made

Pop quiz: does the name “PlayOnline” make your blood boil, or at least cause one of your eyes to start twitching? No? Lucky you. If it does, you might be familiar with the worst strategy…

A Video Tour Of The Tokyo Game Show…

Let us take you on a magical tour of the Tokyo Game Show floor! Brian Ashcraft and I show you what’s hot at the Capcom, Sega, Square Enix, and Sony booths, plus more. We discover…

XCOM 2: War Of The Chosen, As Told…

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen is a turn-based Shakespearean tragedy generator, and also there are aliens. Steam users have been sharing their tales of devastation, woe, and, every once in a while, victory. I…

Games Are Finally Getting The Part Of Me…

GIF Cibele What nostalgia looks like in 2017 isn’t what it looked like at the dawn of video games. The virtual worlds in which we play have long hinged on callbacks to outdoor things, countryside…

Rainbow Six Siege Is Having A Lot Of…

The ever-popular Rainbow Six Siege is having a rough time right now. Some players are reporting that their consoles are crashing after the latest Siege update, leading the game’s publisher, Ubisoft, to scramble to find…

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…

Play As A Giant Robot Who Wants To…

It’s not easy being a giant robot with a body better suited to destroying planets than saving them, especially not when people react to your noble, monster-vaporizing efforts with bullets and lasers of their own.…

After Ratings Problem, Golf Game Returns To Switch,…

The original poster, to the left side of the bed. You’ve got to look pretty close to catch it. In early August, Zen Studios’ latest game, Infinite Minigolf, was removed from the Nintendo Switch eShop…

Valve’s Solution To Steam Review Bombing Is To…

For years, Steam has struggled with the issue of review bombing, where large numbers of users leave negative reviews on games’ pages, often because of controversial subject matter or news that doesn’t actually impact 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…

The Timer Makes Dead Rising 2’s Zombies A…

Games have a zombie problem. They can be your basic slow shamblers or your fast berserkers, but whatever variation appears in a game, zombies are little more than mindless pinatas meant to be killed in…

A Bold New Overwatch Strategy: Being Nice

Become a better Overwatch player with this one neat trick: being nice. You’ll get results almost instantly! “Think about all the times somebody’s said something negative to you in the game and imagine now if…

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Let Me Turn A…

Divinity: Original Sin 2 pro tip: when all else fails, try turning your enemies into chickens. Seriously. Warning: slight Divinity: Original Sin 2 spoilers ahead. Things were actually going pretty well until a giant worm…

Pokken Tournament Is Way Better On A Console…

Two players on one console, without cutting the frame rate in half. Take that, Wii U version. There was nothing wrong with the Wii U release of Pokémon fighting game Pokken Tournament that couldn’t be solved…

Sure Looks Like This Guy Won Battlegrounds While…

It looks like one ludicrously lucky Battlegrounds player managed to be the last one standing and win the game, all while AFK. In survival shooter Battlegrounds, the playable area constricts around a seemingly random point on…

Why Video Games Cost So Much To Make

Video game publishers are notoriously secretive about the budgets behind their games, but when a number does slip out, it can be shocking. Games like Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto cost hundreds of…

Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite Could Do Without Story…

GIF Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite arrives this week, bringing a revamped two-character tag-team battle system and cinematic storytelling to the long-running crossover series. The fighting is a blast. The storytelling could use some work. Since…