Yakuza’s Cabaret Boss Minigame Is Making A Triumphant Return

Yakuza’s Cabaret Boss Minigame Is Making A Triumphant Return

screenshot: Yakuza Every Yakuza game has some kind of weird side hustle going on where players can sink hours of their time into what’s essentially a management sim. In Like a Dragon is was a confectionary store. In Yakuza 6 it was a baseball team. In one of the series’ two upcoming games, though, it’s … 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

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

One Of The Best Deus Ex Games, Deus Ex Go, Is Disappearing

One Of The Best Deus Ex Games, Deus Ex Go, Is Disappearing

Image: Deus Ex Go For a while there, Square Enix Montreal (later rebranded to Onoma) were making some of the best mobile puzzle games of all time. Hitman Go, Lara Croft Go and Deus Ex Go were three of the slickest, most challenging games you could play on your phone, and all have gone down … Read more

Nintendo Sends DMCA Takedowns Over Custom Steam Icons

Nintendo Sends DMCA Takedowns Over Custom Steam Icons

Image: nintendo Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Nintendo is using its army of lawyers and chests of money to go after people who appear to be some of the biggest fans of its games and franchises. Yeah, you probably have, huh? This time, Nintendo is going after people who create and host … Read more

A Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Exploit Helps You Generate Shinies

A Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Exploit Helps You Generate Shinies

Image: The Pokemon Company pokemon scarlet and Purple continue to ring in its opening week with some solid co-op outshone by destructive glitches, but now there’s a new exploit in town. YouTuber PhillyBeatzU describes what he calls the “Shiny Picnic Reset Method” (it’s more prescriptive than descriptive) in a recent video—where repeatedly packing up your … Read more

Modern Warfare II Movement Trick May Be The Next Slide Cancel

Modern Warfare II Movement Trick May Be The Next Slide Cancel

A group of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II players have been breaking the game’s movement system and their latest creation is something they’re calling the “G Walk.” The trick looks very frustrating to play against, leading to some controversy among the game’s community over the new exploit. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II was … Read more