Vampire Survivors’ First Post-Release Patch Adds A Death Bridge

Vampire Survivors’ First Post-Release Patch Adds A Death Bridge

screenshot: pumice vampire survivors, 2022’s break-out game—nay—genre, released its complete 1.0 edition just over a month ago, near the end of October. But if you were worried that meant developer poncle was done, put your worry back in its worry-case, close the lid, clip the clasps, and update your edition to the freshly released 1.10 … Read more

343 Releases Previously Unseen Images From Halo 2 Development

343 Releases Previously Unseen Images From Halo 2 Development

Image: 343 In Halo, “the sandbox” often refers to the weapons and vehicles on a map at any given time: all the toys you have to play with. But for a whole other set of Halo fans, that sandbox is the game itself. Be it through Forge or ambitious modding projects like SPV3, playing with … Read more

Microsoft Explains Why Elder Scrolls VI Might Be Exclusive

Microsoft Explains Why Elder Scrolls VI Might Be Exclusive

screenshot: ZeniMax The court proceedings to justify why Microsoft should be allowed to acquire Activision Blizzard are still currently ongoing. In response to the UK market regulator’s statement about the acquisition, the publisher suggests that it makes good business sense for them to make a “mid-sized” game like the upcoming Elder Scrolls VI exclusive, while … Read more

Some Animations Cost Extra In Dead Space-Like Callisto Protocol

Some Animations Cost Extra In Dead Space-Like Callisto Protocol

screenshot: Striking Distance Studios / Kotaku Callisto Protocolout next month on consoles and PC, is a horror game that looks and plays a lot like the beloved dead space franchise. And like dead space, Callisto Protocol will feature some gnarly-looking deaths, both for you when you screw up and bite it, and for your alien … Read more

Pokémon Scarlet/Violet Are Fastest-Selling Nintendo Games Ever

Pokémon Scarlet/Violet Are Fastest-Selling Nintendo Games Ever

Image: The Pokemon Company Where there’s cute and lovable Pokemon, there’s always a way. Despite less-thatnot-stellar reviews and tones of performance hitches and bugs, pokemon scarlet and Purple just broke sales records on the Nintendo Switch and beyond, moving 10 million copies in their opening weekend alone. “This is the highest number ever for global … Read more

Call Of Duty’s Armor-Piercing Ammo No Longer Pierces Armor

Call Of Duty’s Armor-Piercing Ammo No Longer Pierces Armor

Equip armor piercing rounds to…damage vehicles?Image: Activision / Kotaku Yesterday, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0 got their latest patch. Tea notes indicate the usual tweaks and bug fixes one expects of long-term live-service games, but one change to weapon ammo has fans scratching their heads. Armor-piercing ammunition, it seems, no longer … Read more

Black Friday Isn’t Worth It If You Really Want To Play Games

Black Friday Isn’t Worth It If You Really Want To Play Games

Photo: Richard Baker (Getty Images) I remember being disturbed by the talking mannequin while watching the 2009 rom-com Confessions of a Shopaholic who convinces Isla Fisher that a $120 Henri Bendel scarf is all she needs to conquer a job interview. It was disturbing because I, aching for anything loose and glamorous in the West … Read more

Xbox Admits PlayStation Exclusives Are ‘Better Quality’

Xbox Admits PlayStation Exclusives Are ‘Better Quality’

Photo: Daniel Boczarsky (Getty Images) In its latest written response sent to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) group, Microsoft uses a lot of data to show that its buying of beleaguered publisher Activision Blizzard isn’t going to hurt Sony or Nintendo. In fact, as its bizarre frenzy of self-negging continues, it suggests that … Read more

Elon Musk Hires PlayStation 3 Jailbreak Hacker To Fix Twitter

Elon Musk Hires PlayStation 3 Jailbreak Hacker To Fix Twitter

Photo: Carina Johansen (Getty Images) George Hotz is best known for jailbreaking the iPhone’s carrier-lock and hacking the playstation3. Now Elon Musk has set him on his most momentous technical challenge: Fixing Twitter in three months. Okay, not all of it. He was hired to fix Twitter’s currently-broken search function. Musk previously tried to hire … Read more

God Of War Ragnarök Director ‘Would Love’ A Shot At Castlevania

God Of War Ragnarök Director ‘Would Love’ A Shot At Castlevania

“Is that you, BOY?” —Kratos, definitely.Image: Sony/Nintendo/Konami/Kotaku God of War Ragnarok just came out, and yet, there appears to be some hopefulness around the action-adventure game getting DLC. 2018’s god of war didn’t get any sort of expansion after launch, so why this follow-up would when it’s supposed to conclude the rebooted series is a … Read more