Blizzard Announces Free Kiriko Amidst Battle Pass Controversy

Blizzard Announces Free Kiriko Amidst Battle Pass Controversy

Image: Blizzard Blizzard just announced that the new (and widely leaked) ninja character Kiriko will be free for all Overwatch 2 players who already own a copy of the original Overwatch. While that seems like cause to celebrate, the controversial, free-to-play sequel’s move to lock access to most future characters behind a battle pass system … 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

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

The Incredible Story Of Mario Kart: Double Dash’s Shortcuts

The Incredible Story Of Mario Kart: Double Dash’s Shortcuts

Image: Nintendo / Kotaku When Mario Kart: Double Dash was released back in 2003, a major shortcut on one of the game’s tracks—Waluigi Stadium—was discovered almost instantly. The next shortcut wouldn’t be recorded until 2018. That’s an eternity in video game/speedrunning years, and there’s one hell of a story behind it, which is why Summoning … Read more

Fan Spend 40k On Stock To Ask Nintendo About F-Zero

Fan Spend 40k On Stock To Ask Nintendo About F-Zero

screenshot: nintendo Many Nintendo fans desperately want a new entry in the popular sci-fi racing series, F-Zero. However, only one diehard fan was reportedly dedicated enough to spend over 5 million yen (roughly $40,000 US) on Nintendo stock, giving him a chance to ask the Japanese publisher about F-Zero and its future directly. On June … Read more

Hit & Run In Unreal Engine 5

Hit & Run In Unreal Engine 5

Hey, remember this time last year when Reubs whipped up a more modern version of the classic Simpsons: Hit & Run in just a week? Well he’s back in 2022 and has far more ambitious goals for the project. The original August 2021 video was more of a concept thing, cobbled together with various third-party … Read more

Final Fantasy VII Prequel Crisis Core Getting Remake Treatment

Final Fantasy VII Prequel Crisis Core Getting Remake Treatment

screenshot: Square-Enix During today’s Final Fantasy VII anniversary celebration, Square Enix announced that the game’s prequel spin-off CrisisCore will be pulled from a life of relative obscurity on a long-dead handheld device with a remake of its own. The remake, officially titled Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunionappears to utilize the same engine as Final … Read more

Street Fighter 6 Guile Trailer Shown During Summer Game Fest

Street Fighter 6 Guile Trailer Shown During Summer Game Fest

screenshot: Capcom / Kotaku During Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest livestream, Capcom came through with a new look at some street fighter 6 gameplay and a character reveal. In a new albeit brief trailer, the blonde flat-top army vet Guile—with comb in tow—absolutely clobbers Ryu. We see many of his iconic moves, including Sonic Boom … 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

Street Fighter 6’s Leaked Roster Looks Surprisingly Good

Street Fighter 6’s Leaked Roster Looks Surprisingly Good

Jamie, Chun-Li, Luke, and Ryu got official reveals, but their fellow fighters can’t wait to be seen.Image: Capcom Tea most recent State of Play included a brief look at street fighter 6, which is currently set for a 2023 launch. But a new Capcom fighting game often means we’re in store for some Capcom fighting … Read more