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Total War: Warhammer 2: The Kotaku Review

Let’s keep this simple: Total War: Warhammer was a very good strategy game. Total War: Warhammer 2 is better. The game continues Creative Assembly’s tradition of building on the release of a new Total War…

Shenmue 3 Faces Move Now

Back at Gamescom in August, Yu Suzuki released a trailer for the Kickstarted Shenmue III, which drew criticism for the facial animation, or the lack thereof. Now, the developers have released another video to show…

Gun Fits Perfectly

GIF Today on Highlight reel we have near misses, trapped guns, confused NPCs and much more! Watch the video then talk about your favorite highlight in the comments below. Be sure to check out, like,…

My Eight Biggest Steam Pet Peeves

Art by Tara Jacoby. Steam is perhaps the most monolithic gaming platform, the PC’s biggest show in town by a long shot. It’s also a multi-layered mess of systems and ideas, a Frankenstein UI (FrankenstUIn)…

Overwatch Hasn’t Felt Quite As Toxic Lately

Overwatch Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot more “Great ult!” and “Thanks for switching!” in Overwatch than “Get wrecked, you useless piece of s***.” After toxicity in Overwatch’s competitive mode reached critical saturation last season,…

Watch Us Try To Make Sense Of The…

Rockstar peeled back the curtain slightly on its Red Dead Redemption follow-up today introducing new characters, hinting at story elements, and more in a new trailer. But what does it all mean? Javy Gwaltney, our…

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…

Splatoon 2 Players Across The World Say Matchmaking…

Competitive video games are unique in that they offer an international field of play. Unlike soccer or football, video games let you play the best in the world without having to travel, creating an international…

io9 and Kotaku’s Cosplay Ball Returns to New…

If you’re going to New York Comic-Con next week, you’d best mark down that you have plans on Thursday night, because io9 and Kotaku’s Cosplay Ball will be held October 5! Here are all the…

2017 Video Game Release Schedule

If you're wondering what games are coming up in 2017, we've put them all in one convenient location. This list will be continually updated to act as a living, breathing schedule as new dates are…

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…

Seven New Titles Coming To Xbox Game Pass…

Whether you like fighting games, platformers, or action-adventure games, Xbox Game Pass has something for you starting Oct. 1. This month Microsoft added Super Street Fighter IV, Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell, State of…

Comments of the Week 18: Barely Legal

Howdy folks. It's your resident Cave Dweller ooktar again for another Comments of the Week. I must've done something right since they are letting me do another one of these. It's the 18th edition which…

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…

Here’s the Best Deal We’ve Seen In Months…

Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here for more. The Nintendo Switch is better with…

Insane PUBG player spends $1,015 on a red…

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is fun as shit, but when you've got 10 million sales and 1 million concurrent players, it's also big money, and bound to pick up some obsessives. Like the kind of player who…

Learning To Make Games Helps Me Appreciate Them…

A city street area from the game I’m working on. In the past, I’ve thought a little about making a game, but never got around to learning actual coding. Recently, I’ve started to develop that…

Hideaki Itsuno apologizes for absence at TGS, says…

Hideaki Itsuno, the director of games like Devil May Cry 2, 3, and 4, as well as the critically-acclaimed tweeted an apology to fans today for his lack of news at Tokyo Game Show. Itsuno told fans to be…

Flower Is Now Available On The iOS App…

In case you missed out on Thatgamecompany's second game, Flower, love flowers, and happen to have an iOS device, you're in luck. As reported by Touch Arcade, Annapurna Games (who published What Remains of Edith…

Shenmue 3 characters can move their face now

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CBigyOUaxg?rel=0?ecver=2] Hot off a $6.3 million Kickstarter campaign [squints] two and a half years ago, Shenmue 3 characters can now move their faces, as evidenced in the update above. Facial animations were actually implemented…

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,…

Pyre has a challenging new campaign mode

Pyre players looking for an excuse to undertake another mystical adventure are getting exactly that with an update out now on Steam and coming soon to PlayStation 4. The update, "True Nightwing," introduces a new…

Valve Will Not Be Hosting Its Steam Dev…

Valve will not be hosting its Steam Dev Days event this year, and may not host one next year, according to a Valve representative. As reported by Gamasutra, the news comes from Tom Giardino, who…

Opinion: Vivendi needs to stop

Before I get started on my long-winded tangent down below, let me go over the basic events that inspired it. Vivendi is currently trying to decide if a Ubisoft takeover is even worth it. I've…

Friday release deals: Cuphead and FIFA 18 up…

Gearing up for a big release this Friday are two titles making waves and they are very much on the opposite end of the spectrum: Cuphead, an anticipated indie run-and-gun platformer, and FIFA 18, from…

LawBreakers is running a free weekend on Steam

Boss Key is hoping to give LawBreakers a much-needed push with a free weekend event. From now until Monday, October 2 at 10:00am Pacific, the frantic multiplayer shooter is freely playable on Steam. Going one…

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.…

thatgamecompany’s serene Flower is now on iOS

Flower wasn't thatgamecompany's first release, but it did put the studio on the map for a lot of folks. It's a beautiful, calming experience about gliding across fields and picking up flower petals, and I…

Q-Games is bringing Dead Hungry to PlayStation VR

I'll follow Q-Games wherever it goes, even if that means manning a food truck overrun by zombies. Dead Hungry, a game about cooking burgers and feeding the undead, launched late last year on Steam. Now,…

Thursday’s Top Deals: Raspberry Pi 3, Robot Vacuum,…

Check out Thursday’s top deals including Raspberry Pi, a robot vacuum, Tesla lighter, a FoodSaver, and fitness-themed Amazon Gold Box. Today's Best Lifestyle Deals: Urban Outfitters, Frye, Sephora, L.L.Bean, and More Urban Outfitters’ shoe sale,…

For some reason, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare…

Love it or hate it, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was a thing that definitely happened. It was also the final version of gaming's most popular series that had a proper last-gen port. While Black…

Two Games Worth of Fighting Nazis For $20?…

Wolfenstein: The New Order was better than it had any right to be, and killin’ virtual Nazis sounds pretty cathartic right now. Get The New Order and its standalone prequel The Old Blood for just…

Get Two Excellent Wolfenstein Games For Just $20

Wolfenstein: The New Order was better than it had any right to be, and killin’ virtual Nazis sounds pretty cathartic right now. Get The New Order and its standalone prequel The Old Blood for just…

Blade Runner 2049 has three prequel shorts, the…

The original Blade Runner, starring Harrison Ford and directed by Ridley Scott, was released in 1982 and took place in 2019. The follow-up, Blade Runner 2049, is jumping ahead a bit into the future as…

Casinos Take Pac-Man, Add Gambling

Image via Gamblit Gaming LLC Have you ever played Pac-Man for an ungodly amount of time, and thought to yourself, “This would be even better if my savings were on the line”? First of all,…

One Week With the iPhone 8

All photos: Adam Clark Estes This year, Apple broke from tradition and introduced two totally new iPhones: the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X. What’s up with that? As cool as the iPhone X looks,…