Remembering the Dreamcast, the Racing Gamer’s Console of Choice

Remembering the Dreamcast, the Racing Gamer's Console of Choice

On this day in 1999, the world became a little brighter. That’s when Sega released its final games console, the Dreamcast, in North America. A massive media campaign, cryptically teasing “9.9.99” and sowing seeds that the little white box was not only powerful but sentient, set the scene for what was briefly considered “the biggest … Read more

Kotaku’s Impressions Of The New Shin Chan: My Summer Vacation

Kotaku's Impressions Of The New Shin Chan: My Summer Vacation

Image: Shin chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation The Endless Seven-Day Journey In 2000, a game called Boku no Natsuyasumi (“My Summer Vacation”) was released on the PlayStation. As the name suggests, it was about being a kid on summer vacation, and its slow pace and cruisy setting made it something of a … Read more

Kingdom Hearts Fans Demand Native Switch Port After Nier Reveal

Kingdom Hearts Fans Demand Native Switch Port After Nier Reveal

“Gee 2B! how come Square Enix lets you have a native port on the Nintendo Switch?” – Sora (probably)Image: The Visking Corporation / Square Enix / Kotaku Following Nintendo’s announcement that PlatinumGames’ cult-favorite action-RPG Nier: Automata is coming to the Switch later this yearsome gamers are demanding that Square Enix make native ports for the … Read more

Here’s How to Make Sense of All the New ‘Final Fantasy VII’ Games

Here's How to Make Sense of All the New 'Final Fantasy VII' Games

Image: Square-Enix Final Fantasy is one of the most-influential video game franchises of all time, and while every game in the series has its fans, Final Fantasy VII is by far the most popular—even 25 years after its initial release on PlayStation 1. The story of Cloud, Aerith, Tifa, and their companions on a quest … Read more

Yakuza Fan Is Fixing The PS2 Original’s Localization Mistakes

Yakuza Fan Is Fixing The PS2 Original's Localization Mistakes

It’s easy to forget in 2022, now that it feels like we get a new or remastered Yakuza game every six monthsthat for a very long time the series was MIA from Western shores, in large part down to the disastrous decisions made by Sega for the original game’s release back in 2006. The whole … Read more