Disney Dreamlight Valley Is Already Expanding With Toy Story

Disney Dreamlight Valley Is Already Expanding With Toy Story

screenshot: Gameloft Gameloft’s Disney-themed take on Animal Crossing hasn’t been in early access for very long, but the life simulator seems poised to take over the world already. It helps that there’s plenty more Disney Dreamlight Valley content coming down the pike, per today’s announcement at the big D23 Expo. Sometime in fall 2022, dream … Read more

Shares of Assassin’s Creed maker Ubisoft plunge after Tencent ups stake

Shares of Assassin's Creed maker Ubisoft plunge after Tencent ups stake

Tencent has increased its stake in French games maker Ubisoft, the company behind popular franchises like Assassin’s Creed. But analysts said this has effectively closed the door on a full takeover of the company. Rafael Henrique | Sopa Pictures | light rocket | Getty Images Shares of games developer Ubisoft plunged more than 17% on … Read more

Can You Actually Learn to Play Music From a Video Game?

Can You Actually Learn to Play Music From a Video Game?

Photo: Chan2545 (Shutterstock) I’ve been playing music games for the past 10 years and playing music-music for longer than that, and I’m fascinated with how much musicianship you can learn from playing video games. The answer is: Some, and in interesting ways. I’m not in the camp of musicians who sneer at music games for … Read more

Sony, Tencent, NetEase continue deal hunt to expand new formats, markets

Sony sets up a PlayStation mobile gaming unit in push beyond consoles

Revenue from mobile games accounts for more than half of the mobile gaming market. Sony is looking to diversify beyond consoles with its new dedicated PlayStation mobile gaming division. Mateusz Slodkowski | SOPA Pictures | LightRocket via Getty Images sony Sony’s PlayStation has dominated the gaming console market for a long time. But the business … Read more

Sony sets up a PlayStation mobile gaming unit in push beyond consoles

Sony sets up a PlayStation mobile gaming unit in push beyond consoles

Revenue from mobile games accounts for more than half of the mobile gaming market. Sony is looking to diversify beyond consoles with its new dedicated PlayStation mobile gaming division. Mateusz Slodkowski | SOPA Pictures | LightRocket via Getty Images Sony set up a dedicated PlayStation mobile gaming unit in a major push to diversify beyond … Read more

Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo: Video game earnings round-up

Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo: Video game earnings round-up

A gamer plays on Sony’s Playstation 5 console at his home in Seoul. Yelim Lee | AFP via Getty Images The giants of the video game world saw their sales slide in the second quarter, as initial tailwinds from the Covid pandemic faded. In the three months ended June, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo each posted … Read more

Netflix’s video game push sees few subscribers playing along

Netflix's video game push sees few subscribers playing along

Netflix is ​​accelerating its push into video games with plans to double its catalog of offerings by the end of the year, but for now, few of the streaming giant’s subscribers are playing. Since last November, the company has been rolling out the games as a way to keep users engaged between show releases. The … 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

Call Of Duty’s Cute Samoyed Dog Is ‘Plagiarized,’ Artist Claims

Call Of Duty's Cute Samoyed Dog Is 'Plagiarized,' Artist Claims

If found, please tell him he’s a very good boyscreenshot: Activision / CODSploitz / Kotaku If you’ve been following along with call of duty lately, you’re no stranger to seeing skins that remind of something you’ve seen before, be it John McClain from diehard Gold Ghostface from Scream. A recent, very adorable, very fluffy skin, … Read more

GTA Online Is Better Than Ever After New Update

GTA Online Is Better Than Ever After New Update

Image: Rockstar Games Today, Rockstar Games released what might be one of the biggest, best updates Grand Theft Auto Online has seen in years. While it might not add something as big and flashy as a casino or superyacht, the new “Criminal Enterprises” update expands a huge list of old content, adds new quality-of-life changes, … Read more