Now You Can Pop Into Stadia Directly from Google Search

Now You Can Pop Into Stadia Directly from Google Search

Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo Google is working on making cloud games easier to find on its search page. The company hasn’t officially announced the feature publicly, but Ars-Technica and The Verge have confirmed that the new Play Now ability showed up for them in separate instances. Play Now essentially adds cloud gaming links to … Read more

Unity Signs New Deal To Help US Army, Government

Unity Signs New Deal To Help US Army, Government

Image: Kotaku / Unity Popular video game engine Unity has had a lot of bad press over the last year, the result of things like large-scale layoffs and some really terrible comments from his CEO. Today the trend continues, as it was announced recently that the company has signed a new multi-million dollar, three-year deal … Read more

Everyone Should Be Using iOS 16’s Safety Check Feature

Everyone Should Be Using iOS 16’s Safety Check Feature

Photo: rafapress (Shutterstock) With iOS16Apple is bringing even more privacy-focused features for your iPhone. We’ve already discussed Lockdown Modewhich protects your data when you suspect you may be targeted by a sophisticated cyber-attack. Not exactly a universal use caseā€”but another new feature, Safety Check, can benefit anyone with an iPhone. It lets you quickly review … Read more

How to Get Started on the ‘Among Us VR’ Beta

How to Get Started on the ‘Among Us VR’ Beta

Image: Innersloth Among Us needs no introduction: 2020 took care of that, introducing gamers and casual players alike to the multiplayer social deduction game. By now, most of us have played it, accusing our friends of murdering us and fervently denying every conviction thrown our way. While playing on a computer, phone, or console is … Read more

How To Play Netflix Games On iPhone, Android

How To Play Netflix Games On iPhone, Android

Image: Digital Sun Yes, Netflix has some excellent games, but no one’s playing them. According to a recent report, less than 1 percent of people who subscribe to the streaming service actually avail themselves of its free games. That stat surely isn’t helped by the process you’ve gotta go through to play, which, while not … Read more

Super Punch-Out’s Two-Player Mode Has Been Found After 28 Years

Super Punch-Out’s Two-Player Mode Has Been Found After 28 Years

Image: nintendo Super Punch Out!!the 1994 SNES game released as a sequel to the 1987 NES original, is like its predecessor a single-player game. You play as Little Mac and fight your way through a succession of cartoonish boxing opponents, and every single battle is just you against the computer. But it was, until now! … Read more

Fan Spends Six Years Remaking Never-Released Warcraft Game

Fan Spends Six Years Remaking Never-Released Warcraft Game

gif: Blizzard / DerSilver83 / Kotaku Years ago, never-officially-released Warcraft point-and-click adventure game developed by Blizzard in the late ’90s was leaked online. While the game was completely playable back then, its cutscenes were low-quality, highly compressed, not perfectly synced to the audio, and a few were even just straight up missing from the leak. … Read more

It’s Time to Embrace Physical Media Again

It’s Time to Embrace Physical Media Again

Photo: Cheevarut (Shutterstock) It’s finally time to admit streaming apps and digital distribution have ruined most creative media industries, and maybe physical media was the right choice all along. Okay, that’s a tad dramatic. But it’s not exactly wrong. To be fair, streaming apps aren’t all bad. Streaming services and digital storefronts make it easy … Read more

Twitter-Musk drama escalates in legal filings claiming bad behavior

Twitter-Musk drama escalates in legal filings claiming bad behavior

The Twitter-Elon Musk saga continued this week, as the two parties traded barbs in legal filings ahead of a five-day trial that’s scheduled to start Oct. 17. Newly released legal documents from lawyers representing Musk in a countersuit against Twitter claim the social media company engaged in a scheme to “mislead investors” by providing false … Read more

Activision Making More Off Phone Games Than Console And PC

Activision Making More Off Phone Games Than Console And PC

Image: Activision/Blizzard/King/Kotaku Here’s a sign of the times: Activision has confirmed via newly released financial documents that it made more money on its phone games last quarter than it did on all of its console and PC games combined. as spotted by TweakTown, Activision’s quarterly report was published last week and sheds some light on … Read more