Playing Old Favorites on a Handheld Is an Entirely New Experience

If you’ve felt like there are just no new video games to play, you’re not alone. Covid-19 hit the video game industry hard, and the delays continue to mount. The only new game I finished in 2022 was Horizon Forbidden West (which was amazing), and while I’m looking forward to Disney Dreamlight Valley and Gotham … Read more

Stadia’s Sudden Shutdown Blindsided Staff, Devs, And Bungie

Photo: Hulton Archive / Stringer / Kotaku (Getty Images) Few thought Google’s troubled streaming service, Stadia, might ever become a dominant player in the gaming industry, but almost no one expected it to shut down so abruptly, including the company’s own employees. Stadia VP Phil Harrison, fast becoming the grim reaper of new gaming initiatives, … Read more

Square Enix Is Drowning 2022 With RPGs, And We’re Here For It

Image: Square Enix / Kotaku 2022 is a great year to be an RPG fan, particularly of Japanese games. The holiday season is usually crowded with new game releases, but this year Square Enix appears to be releasing games like it’s Christmas all year round. With so many out already, and so many more to … Read more

Dig is a fascinating evolution of an indie favorite

Shovel Knight: DigImage: Yacht Club Games Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend? When Shovel … Read more

New Xbox Survival Game Is Like Minecraft, But Scarier

Screenshot: Obsidian / Xbox It’s dark out, and I’m scared. I’m hiding behind a small chest and a rock. Around me are a few flimsy walls made of leaves. Outside those walls, I can hear it: a giant, angry spider. I can’t spot it directly, but I can see the massive leaves and tall blades … Read more

I’m In Love With This Book About Sony’s Original PlayStation

Limited Run Games is a business that has found its niche. In our modern digital world, in which many games get download-only releases, the company’s limited edition boxed copies provide a way for fans to enjoy the tactile, tangible pleasure of having a game they love in physical form. Sometimes, Limited Run gives beloved classic … Read more

Nintendo carries out 10-for-1 stock split to lure new investors

Nintendo carried out a 10-for-1 stock split which reduces the price of an individual share. The 133 year old Japanese gaming giant hopes the move will make it more affordable for a wider pool of investors to buy the company’s shares. Zhang Peng | LightRocket | Getty Images Nintendo carried out its previously announced 10-for-1 … Read more

One Of The Biggest Reasons To Play Destiny 2 Is Bugged Now

Image: Bungie / Kotaku There have been a fair number of complaints about Destiny 2’s Season of Plunder, but for the most part I’ve been having a blast. So it’s a major bummer that one of the main reasons to play right now appears bugged for the second week in a row. An upgrade that’s … Read more

Far Cry 6 Game Of The Year Edition Leaked, We Have Questions

Image: Ubisoft An image found on the backend of the Xbox online store seems to reveal that Ubisoft is gearing up to launch a “Game Of The Year Upgrade Pass” for Far Cry 6. That’s…fine, I guess, but it raises the question: Which site out there thought it was the best game of 2021 and … Read more

Ubisoft’s Big Pirate Game Stuck In Dev Hell Gets Delayed Again

Image: Ubisoft Ubisoft faces another massive delay. Earlier this year it was Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. Now it’s Skull and Bones, the Assassin’s Creed publisher’s only major fall blockbuster. Previously set to come out in November, two sources familiar with the game’s development now tell Kotaku it’s been delayed again. Ubisoft confirmed as much shortly … Read more