Use This Site to See How Long It’ll Take to Finish a Video Game

Photo: Gorodenkoff (Shutterstock) It’s easy to check how long it takes to watch a movie or a TV show, so why shouldn’t it be the same for video games? No one wants to spend $70 on a game that’s too short, or accidentally start a 200-hour JRPG when time is limited and precious. The next … 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

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

Gotham Knights PC Port Trailer Looks Better Than 2015’s Misfire

Gif: Warner Bros. / Kotaku Warner Bros. just released a new trailer to tell you how beautiful Gotham Knights will be on your PC, as if to reassure everyone that this time, it’s getting the PC version right. Back in 2015, the publisher’s PC port of Batman: Arkham Knight was so famously bad that it … Read more

Assassin’s Creed Boss Seems Clueless On Ubisoft’s Toxic Culture

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) In a new interview with La Presse, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot appeared to say that toxicity in the games industry comes from necessary “friction” in the creative process. The implication was that it was almost inescapable. Two years into a workplace reckoning over sexual harassment, misconduct, and browbeating at the … Read more

How Bungie’s 15 Year Old Shooter Defined Triple-A Games

Image: Microsoft/Bungie These days, the Blockbuster Game, a release from a major publisher that’s hoping to be an Event that occupies everyone’s attention and Game of the Year discussions, is an institution. It’s easy to tell what such a game is in its current state, as it’s typically about fathers trying to connect with their … Read more