15 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Xenoblade Chronicles 3

15 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Xenoblade Chronicles 3

screenshot: Nintendo / Kotaku Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has been five years in the making and it shows. Monolith Soft’s latest open-field JRPG odyssey has more systems and more to do than either previous game in the trilogy (not to mention the often overlooked Xenoblade Chronicles X). I’m enjoying it to your sofa. I’m also learning … Read more

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

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

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

Game Broke After Spending $100,000

Game Broke After Spending $100,000

screenshot: Blizzard / jtisallbusiness / Kotaku Diablo Immortal‘s pay-to-win mechanics have been controversial since the game launched back in June. Now they’ve also apparently broken the game for at least one YouTuber who reportedly spent over $100,000 on beefing up his Barbarian character. The player’s win rate is seemingly so good the game won’t even … Read more

New Octopath Traveler RPG Is Better Than The Switch Original

New Octopath Traveler RPG Is Better Than The Switch Original

Image: Square-Enix Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent, newly available on mobile, is a worthy sequel to the original 2018 Switch role-playing game. I had expected a watered-down combat system and a menu hell like many other gacha games on mobile devices. Square Enix proved me wrong. Champions retains the visuals and music that made … Read more

The Nier Automata Secret Door Nobody Can Figure Out Got Weirder

The Nier Automata Secret Door Nobody Can Figure Out Got Weirder

screenshot: Square Enix / Kotaku factions. Infighting. The whispers of a bounty. For the past few days, the Nier: Automata community has-been tearing itself apart over a secret chamber no one knows how to enter, which could be anything from a prank to cut content to a well-executed spot of viral marketing. Only one thing … Read more

Blizzard Defends Diablo Immortal’s Microtransactions

Blizzard Defends Diablo Immortal's Microtransactions

Blizzard’s Controversial Diablo Immortal launched to big numbers and high revenue. It also set off an ongoing debate about in-game purchases, digital gambling, free-to-play mobile games, and addiction. The massive publisher has mostly remained silent amid the negative headlines and criticism. But in a new interview, Blizzard boss Mike Ybarra has defended the game’s launch … Read more

Logan Paul Turns $5 Million Pokémon Pikachu Card Into NFT

Logan Paul Turns $5 Million Pokémon Pikachu Card Into NFT

Photo: Logan Paul In a new videoYouTuber and professional wrestler Logan Paul shared how he purchased an exceedingly rare Pikachu Illustrator Pokemon card from 1998, which PSA grading company rated a minty ten and for which Paul paid a whopping $5,275,000. The video also reveals the harrowing truth: He’s turning the precious Pikachu into an … Read more

Blizzard Defends Diablo Immortal’s Microtransactions

Blizzard Defends Diablo Immortal's Microtransactions

Blizzard’s Controversial Diablo Immortal launched to big numbers and high revenue. It also set off an ongoing debate about in-game purchases, digital gambling, free-to-play mobile games, and addiction. The massive publisher has mostly remained silent amid the negative headlines and criticism. But in a new interview, Blizzard boss Mike Ybarra has defended the game’s launch … Read more