KOTOR II can’t be completed on Switch due to classic bug

KOTOR II can’t be completed on Switch due to classic bug

KOTOR II cannot be completed on the Nintendo Switch due to a nefarious old bug, Aspyr Media has confirmed. Back in 2007, Obsidian rushed KOTOR II out with a bunch of game-breaking glitches and bugs. One such bug, the infamous Onderon crash, is found in the most recent KOTOR II re-release on Nintendo Switch. Aspyr … Read more

Aspyr Admit There’s No Way To Complete KOTOR II On Switch

Aspyr Admit There’s No Way To Complete KOTOR II On Switch

screenshot: Aspyr / Obsidian Er, whoops. Aspyr, the developer/porter behind the recent release of Knights Of The Old Republic II on Nintendo Switch, has tweeted that it’s aware the game is currently impossible to finish. The Austin-based Aspyr made its name porting classic games to new systems, most recently bringing a slew of Star Wars … Read more

The PS2’s Jak & Daxter Is Being ‘Ported’ To The PC By Fans

The PS2’s Jak & Daxter Is Being ‘Ported’ To The PC By Fans

Image: Naughty Dog Over the past few years we’ve started seeing something beautiful happen: fans of classic console games are taking old code and creating native PC versions of games that never saw an official release. We’ve seen it with some Nintendo gamesbut now we’re seeing it with a PlayStation platformer as well. This isn’t … Read more

Nintendo’s Big Piracy Case Against Hacker Is A Very Sad Story

Nintendo’s Big Piracy Case Against Hacker Is A Very Sad Story

Image: nintendo Back in February, Gary Bowser—who in most media reports has been described as a ‘hacker’—was sentenced to 40 months in prison for his role in selling cheat and modification devices for Nintendo hardware. Being a court case, most of the reporting dealt only with names on a page and cold facts, but a … Read more

Microsoft Says Nice Things About Unions Ahead Of FTC Review

Microsoft Says Nice Things About Unions Ahead Of FTC Review

Photo: Kevork Djansezian Microsoft is trying to strike a more conciliatory tone with organized labor as it looks to get its $69 billion mega video game merger with Activision Blizzard OK’d by the Federal Trade Commission. Vice chairman and president Brad Smith wrote that the company is “committed to creative and collaborative approaches with unions” … Read more

Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Offer More Diverse Character Options

Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Offer More Diverse Character Options

screenshot: Game Freak / Kotaku Of all the details revealed in yesterday’s pokemon scarlet and Purple news, one of the more subtle highlights was revealed in fleeting glances. For the first time in the franchise, it looks like character customization might have begun to acknowledge a neglected section of its fanbase. Pokemon games’ range of … Read more

Sonic Frontiers Gameplay Is As Beautiful As It Is Confusing

Sonic Frontiers Gameplay Is As Beautiful As It Is Confusing

screenshot: Sega / Kotaku A brief preview of Sonic Frontiers was enough to get folks talking about Breath of the Wild again, but now that we have more footage, it’s clear what this upcoming game is all about. Sega finally listened to YouTube comments and hired one of those “remade in Unreal” guys. Sega shared … Read more

Five Things You May Have Missed

Five Things You May Have Missed

screenshot: nintendo For all that we know about pokemon scarlet and Purplethere’s a whole lot we don’t. Yes, you can tackle gyms in any order you please, but it’s unclear how exactly that’s applied, whether there’s some sort of level-scaling (where enemies level up with you) or level-suggesting (which offers suggested levels for various subregions). … Read more

Pokémon Scarlet, Violet Will Have Different Version Professors

Pokémon Scarlet, Violet Will Have Different Version Professors

screenshot: Nintendo / Kotaku Today, the Pokémon Company announced the release date for pokemon scarlet and Purple. The games are out for November Switch on November 18, 2022. Here’s a new trailer, featuring something brand-new for the series: not one but two professors. First announced in February, Scarlett and Purple are the next mainline entries … Read more

The Best New Features in the Android 13 Beta

The Best New Features in the Android 13 Beta

Picture: Florence Ion / Gizmodo Android 13’s first beta is here, and it’s ready to try on your Pixel smartphone. The beta comes to us after two developer previews, and though some of the kinks have been worked out enough to use this version of the software as a daily driver, remember that the code … Read more