Unity Signs New Deal To Help US Army, Government

Unity Signs New Deal To Help US Army, Government

Image: Kotaku / Unity Popular video game engine Unity has had a lot of bad press over the last year, the result of things like large-scale layoffs and some really terrible comments from his CEO. Today the trend continues, as it was announced recently that the company has signed a new multi-million dollar, three-year deal … Read more

Splatoon 3 Rewards Splatoon 2 Players For Transferring Saves

Splatoon 3 Rewards Splatoon 2 Players For Transferring Saves

Image: nintendo Some players have poured hundreds of hours into Splatoon 2. Thankfully, Nintendo recently revealed that all of that hard work won’t be wasted when fans boot up Splatoon 3. Instead, they’ll be able to transfer their save data and reap big rewards in the process. Nintendo unleashed a torrent of info about what’s … Read more

Fan Spends Six Years Remaking Never-Released Warcraft Game

Fan Spends Six Years Remaking Never-Released Warcraft Game

gif: Blizzard / DerSilver83 / Kotaku Years ago, never-officially-released Warcraft point-and-click adventure game developed by Blizzard in the late ’90s was leaked online. While the game was completely playable back then, its cutscenes were low-quality, highly compressed, not perfectly synced to the audio, and a few were even just straight up missing from the leak. … Read more

Activision Making More Off Phone Games Than Console And PC

Activision Making More Off Phone Games Than Console And PC

Image: Activision/Blizzard/King/Kotaku Here’s a sign of the times: Activision has confirmed via newly released financial documents that it made more money on its phone games last quarter than it did on all of its console and PC games combined. as spotted by TweakTown, Activision’s quarterly report was published last week and sheds some light on … Read more

Mario Kart 8 Leak Might Have Clues About Future DLC Races

Mario Kart 8 Leak Might Have Clues About Future DLC Races

screenshot: nintendo Nintendo hasn’t revealed what the majority of Mario Kart 8‘s new courses will be, but players think they already know thanks to some clues reportedly left in the latest DLC files. Dataminers say the latest update contains a ton of leftover music references that hint at what 14 of the remaining 32 courses … Read more

Sony Says Call Of Duty Is Essential, Xbox Disagrees

Sony Says Call Of Duty Is Essential, Xbox Disagrees

Image: Activision Microsoft, in a bid to downplay the possible ramifications of its attempted acquisition of Activision to various international regulating agencies, is arguing that the call of duty publisher it’s spending billions of dollars on doesn’t actually produce any games that could be considered “must haves.” Meanwhile, Sony is pushing back and explaining that … Read more

EA Backtracks On Sims 4 Mod Restrictions Following Backlash

EA Backtracks On Sims 4 Mod Restrictions Following Backlash

screenshot: EA Last month, EA announced new rules and restrictions on paid mods, early access, and how creators can advertise their creations. And this led to many unhappy responses and ongoing controversy within the sims community. The Sims 4 might have been released in 2014, but the life simulator continues to get massive official updates … Read more

Game Pass Loses One Of Its Best Games, Gets Ubisoft’s Worst

Game Pass Loses One Of Its Best Games, Gets Ubisoft’s Worst

Image: Kitfox / Ubisoft On the one hand, Game Pass is losing a lovingly-made dungeon crawler that says things about the existence of modern life. But on the other hand, at least it’s getting one of the most callous Ubisoft map games in recent memory (I’ll give you one guess). Here’s what’s coming to Microsoft’s … Read more

Destiny 2 Players Abuse Chat To Crash Games, Bungie Steps In

Destiny 2 Players Abuse Chat To Crash Games, Bungie Steps In

screenshot: Bungie Over the weekend, Bungie disabled Destiny 2‘s in-game text chat across all platforms after trolls discovered a way to use it to crash other players’ games. Now, the chat still remains off and Bungie hasn’t provided an ETA for when it will return. On Saturday, I hopped online to play some Destiny 2 … Read more

‘Save Minecraft!’ Cry Fans As Mojang Moderates Private Servers

‘Save Minecraft!’  Cry Fans As Mojang Moderates Private Servers

Image: Mojang/Microsoft Minecraft is on fire. At least that’s how it currently feels if you follow the fandom on social media or certain message boards. A portion of the community is up in arms following the news that developer Mojang won’t back down from a controversial move to open private servers up to moderation and … Read more