Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Version Exclusives: Which To Buy

Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Version Exclusives: Which To Buy

screenshot: The Pokemon Company Vulpix or Growlithe? Zangoose or Seviper? Ever since Arceus made the world in its image, Pokemon fans have had to grapple with a huge choice: which version to get. That quandary will remain in place for the latest games, pokemon scarlet and Purple. Every generation of Nintendo’s zeitgeisty monster-hunting RPGs splits … Read more

Digimon Survive Is A Painfully Boring TRPG

Digimon Survive Is A Painfully Boring TRPG

The kids aren’t alright.Image: Witchcraft Co., Ltd. / Hyde Digimon Survive, the new video game made in celebration of the anime’s 25th anniversary, attempts to juggle being both a visual novel and a tactical role-playing game. The result is a slog of a game that’s 70 percent visual novel, 20 percent tactical role-playing game, and … Read more

This Killer Immersive Sim Holds Up Against Genre Classic Prey

This Killer Immersive Sim Holds Up Against Genre Classic Prey

screenshot: MindThunk / Kotaku Imagine if I told you there was a new immersive sim—think Prey, Dishonored, etc—but made by a team of just two people. And then imagine I told you it was really damn good. And now stop imagining, because it’s real, obviously. It’d be a weird intro if it weren’t. Ctrl Alt … Read more

Elden Ring Has Garnered Billions Of YouTube Views Since Launch

Elden Ring Has Garnered Billions Of YouTube Views Since Launch

I’m the Elden Lord, YouTube.Image: FromSoftware/YouTube/Kotaku We’ve known just how hot Elden Ring has become. Released on February 25, FromSoftware’s latest Soulslike has shipped some 13.4 million copies to date, making it more successful than Sledgehammer Games’ disappointing Call of Duty: Vanguard from last year, a franchise often known for dominating the charts. Now, however, … Read more

You Should Play ‘Xenoblade Chronicles 3’ in First-Person

You Should Play 'Xenoblade Chronicles 3' in First-Person

screenshot: Brendan Hesse Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is one of the year’s best-reviewed Nintendo Switch games, thanks to its deep combat, sweeping story, and giant world that’s fun to explore. The game is engrossing from the moment you start, but there’s a way to get even more immersed in this epic JRPG. As pointed out by … Read more

Gotham Knights 15 Minute Gameplay Shows More Than A Loot Grind

Gotham Knights 15 Minute Gameplay Shows More Than A Loot Grind

screenshot: WB Games What happens if you want to make a game about Gotham City but can’t center it around Batman? Easy! You tap the benchwarmers. Warner Bros. has revealed the opening chapter of Gotham Knightsits action game about DC heroes who are not the Caped Crusader. Gotham Knights, first announced in 2020is under development … Read more

Xenoblade 3 Is Already Winning Me Over

Xenoblade 3 Is Already Winning Me Over

screenshot: nintendo I’ve been looking forward to Monolith Soft’s next game since the last one ended in 2017, though not without my fair share of reservations. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was a meandering JRPG with a hodgepodge of systems and extremely uneven storytelling. As much as I love the series, I was worried Xenoblade Chronicles 3 … Read more

The Best Time To Play Nier: Automata Is Right Now

The Best Time To Play Nier: Automata Is Right Now

screenshot: Square-Enix Nier: Automata spent the last week in the headlines, the result of a secret door that sent the community into a scramble. The mystery itself may have come to a sudden, surprising conclusion, but that doesn’t mean the base game it was part of should drop off your radar. In fact, it’s all … Read more

Blizzard Asks Overwatch Players If They’d Pay $45 For A Skin

Blizzard Asks Overwatch Players If They'd Pay $45 For A Skin

Image: Blizzard Those dastardly loot boxes containing randomized goodies might be a thing of the past come Overwatch 2‘s launch later this year, but a recent survey suggests the hero shooter’s monetization may become more aggressive elsewhere. Apparently, Overwatch 2’s in game store might charge you up to $45 for an individual skin–or at least, … Read more

Fired Assassin’s Creed Director Now Working For Tencent

Fired Assassin's Creed Director Now Working For Tencent

Image: Ubisoft It’s been two years since a workplace reckoning over sexual misconduct at Ubisoft led to numerous departures, resignations, and firings. Now one of the people investigated has resurfaced. Ashraf Ismail, previously creative director on the hit Assassin’s Creed Valhallais now working for competitor Tencent, Axios reports. More specifically, Ismail is working for TiMi … Read more