Assassin’s Creed Boss Seems Clueless On Ubisoft’s Toxic Culture

Assassin’s Creed Boss Seems Clueless On Ubisoft’s Toxic Culture

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) In a new interview with The Press, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot appeared to say that toxicity in the games industry comes from necessary “friction” in the creative process. The implication was that it was almost inescapable. Two years into a workplace reckoning over sexual harassment, misconduct, and browbeating at the … Read more

The Yakuza Name Is Officially Dead, Sega Changes Branding

The Yakuza Name Is Officially Dead, Sega Changes Branding

screenshot: Sega The first Yakuza game was released all the way back in 2006, and the branding was most recently used in 2020’s Yakuza: Like A Dragon. Across eight main releases and a number of spin-offs, the name became synonymous with sharp suits, hour-long cutscenes and bikes being smashed into dude’s faces, but as Sega … Read more

Tears Of The Kingdom Fans Think Name Impacted The Direct

Tears Of The Kingdom Fans Think Name Impacted The Direct

screenshot: Nintendo / Kotaku Today’s Nintendo Direct showed off tons of visual splendor and many games to get excited about, and even included the long-awaited reveal of the official title for the next Zelda game. The celebration wasn’t had everywhere, however, as Nintendo UK, per its announcement yesterday on Twitter, chose not to livestream the … Read more

Shigeru Miyamoto Accidentally Trolled Nintendo Direct Fans

Shigeru Miyamoto Accidentally Trolled Nintendo Direct Fans

screenshot: Nintendo / Kotaku Tuesday’s Nintendo Direct was a much-hyped affair, with a whopping 40 minutes dedicated to the Japanese company’s portable console and its games. Most people kept their expectations somewhat in check for this, because Nintendo said that the event would largely focus on products coming out this holiday season. But that still … Read more

How To Watch The Next Jam-Packed Nintendo Direct Tomorrow

How To Watch The Next Jam-Packed Nintendo Direct Tomorrow

screenshot: nintendo There’s going to be a Nintendo Direct on Tuesday morning, September 13th, at10 am ET, Nintendo has just announced. It’s going to be a big one, too, with an estimated clock time of 40 minutes. We’re hoping we’ll get to hear about some of the bigger games Nintendo has been silent on for … Read more

Netflix Is Helping Make A New Assassin’s Creed Game

Netflix Is Helping Make A New Assassin’s Creed Game

Photo: Mykolastock (Shutterstock) Netflix seems determined to make its name in the gaming space. During Saturday’s Ubisoft Forward showcase, where the French company is highlighting its latest and greatest, the streaming giant came onstage to announce a new partnership that will see the release of three exclusive mobile games. Beyond a new Assassin’s Creedyou can … Read more

Get Every BioShock, XCOM, And Borderlands 3 For Only $16

Get Every BioShock, XCOM, And Borderlands 3 For Only

Image: 2K Games / Gearbox / Kotaku A new 2K-themed Humble Bundle deal that will help support homeless youth contains one of the best deals I’ve seen all year. For only $16, you can walk away with over two dozen PC games including some genuine greats, like Civilization VI, XCOM 2, Borderlands 3, and a … 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

Super Mario 64 Becomes A First-Person Horror Game

Super Mario 64 Becomes A First-Person Horror Game

A guy gets a mysterious letter from his girlfriend, arrives at a castle to find her missing, and loads of rooms full of monsters…it’s the setup to 1996’s classic Super Mario 64sure, but it’s also very much also a survival horror pitch, which is why this new fan-made project is such a perfect fit. Via … Read more