Use This Site to Get a Deeper Look at Your Favorite Video Game Maps

Use This Site to Get a Deeper Look at Your Favorite Video Game Maps

screenshot: Jake Peterson Part of what makes video games so darn fun is the pure exploration. Us 90s gamers remember how huge Ocarina of Time’s Hyrule Field felt for the first time, or how realistic Grand Theft Auto III’s Liberty City seemed. While these games are still just as fun to explore today, modern tech … 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

The shiny new PlayStation Plus is an aging buffet of leftovers

The shiny new PlayStation Plus is an aging buffet of leftovers

Photo: justin sullivan (Getty Images) 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? We’re a couple … Read more

Ghost Of Tsushima Dev Not Making Infamous Or Sly Cooper Sequels

Ghost Of Tsushima Dev Not Making Infamous Or Sly Cooper Sequels

Video game companies are notoriously cagey about sharing their plans. In a market saturated with sequels and spin-offs, developers nevertheless treat every new project with extreme secrecy. They’ll rarely even be up-front about what they are not working on, but today the PlayStation studio behind Ghost of Tsushima did just that. As it approaches its … 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