YouTuber Confesses To Being Gaming Industry Leaker, Gets Caught

YouTuber Confesses To Being Gaming Industry Leaker, Gets Caught

Image: Ubisoft / Dan Allen Gaming / Kotaku It turns out a Twitter account called TheRealInsider, the latest in a crop of leakers posing as gaming industry insiders, was actually run by YouTuber Dan Allen Gaming. The account had convinced many in the scene that it was the real deal after accurately teasing which new … Read more

3 New Assassin’s Creed Games To Be Revealed By Ubisoft

3 New Assassin’s Creed Games To Be Revealed By Ubisoft

Assassin’s Creed: UnityImage: Ubisoft Tea Assassin’s Creed machine over at Ubisoft is apparently humming away, as a new report claims that not one, not two, but three different Assassin’s Creed games will be announced Saturday alongside the already leaked and confirmed Mirage. Assassin’s Creed is easily Ubisoft’s biggest and most consistently successful franchise. While the … Read more

Tencent And Sony Acquire 30% Of Elden Ring Maker FromSoftware

Tencent And Sony Acquire 30% Of Elden Ring Maker FromSoftware

Image: FromSoftware Elden Ring wasn’t just a hit with fans of FromSoftware’s notoriously difficult action-RPGs. Today Tencent Holdings and Sony announced they’ve acquired 30% of the souls-series developer’s shares, split in favor of Tencent. FromSoftware is expected to gain $260 million from the arrangement. Today’s announcement from FromSoft’s parent company Kadokawa revealed that Sony and … Read more

Every Game Shown At Gamescom Opening Night 2022

Every Game Shown At Gamescom Opening Night 2022

screenshot: The Pokémon Company / Kotaku Tea Gamescom 2022 conference celebrated its Opening Night Live kickoff ceremony in Cologne, Germany today, its first in-person chance to show Sonic doing a little loopty loop on a metal wheel since before the pandemic. Geoff Keighley, host, games journalist, wearer of slim-fit pants, announced several world premieres with … Read more

Fired Assassin’s Creed Director Now Working For Tencent

Fired Assassin’s Creed Director Now Working For Tencent

Image: Ubisoft It’s been two years since a workplace reckoning over sexual misconduct at Ubisoft led to numerous departures, resignations, and firings. Now one of the people investigated has resurfaced. Ashraf Ismail, previously creative director on the hit Assassin’s Creed Valhallais now working for competitor Tencent, Axios reports. More specifically, Ismail is working for TiMi … Read more

Entire Mainline Yakuza Series Coming To PlayStation Plus

Entire Mainline Yakuza Series Coming To PlayStation Plus

Image: Sega Sony just announced that Sega’s widely loved Yakuza series of criminal underworld sims will soon debut on its PlayStation Plus subscription service. The entire mainline series is coming, in fact. Today, Sony announced on its blog that the main entries in the Yakuza series, which follow Kazuma Kiryu’s story across seven different titles, … Read more

Nintendo’s Fire Emblem Heroes Reaches $1 Billion In Revenue

Nintendo’s Fire Emblem Heroes Reaches  Billion In Revenue

Image: nintendo I’ll admit that, until yesterday, I had no idea Fire Emblem Heroes was still active and updated. But a lot of people are still playing the game and apparently spending money on it, too. New data shows that Fire Emblem Heroes has just reached $1 billion in revenue, becoming the first Nintendo mobile … Read more

Battlefield Company Slammed For Dunking On Single-Player Games

Battlefield Company Slammed For Dunking On Single-Player Games

Image: BioWare/Kotaku It’s been a while since Electronic Arts was the video game villain of the moment, but on Thursday the Fifa publisher sucked up all the oxygen in the room thanks to a bad joke made even worse by the company’s cutthroat history. If there’s one gaming mega corporation out there who shouldn’t have … Read more

Everything Shown At The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase

Everything Shown At The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase

Image: Atlus Switch-owning JRPG fans are feasting today. The biggest standouts from today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase include Persona 5 Royal and Nier: Automata ports for the Nintendo Switch, but there were also neat-looking indie titles like the beautifully handcrafted RPG Time: The Legend of Wright and visually striking co-op adventure White. Here’s our … 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