Take-Two Ditches Outriders Developer’s Latest Action-Adventure

Screenshot: People Can Fly Developer People Can Fly has just received another blow of bad news. After learning earlier this year that the studio didn’t see a penny of profit from Outriders during 2021, it’s now been revealed that Rockstar and 2K Games parent company Take-Two has made clear its intent to abandon publishing PCF’s … Read more

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

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) In a new interview with La Presse, 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

E3 Will Be Back At The Los Angeles Convention Center This June

Photo: ESA Despite the cancellations of prior years and the general uncertainty about its future, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) just announced that the E3 games expo will be returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center as a live event next year. So if you want to brave crowds of sweaty gamers to get a … Read more

New Last Of Us Meme Gifs Released By Naughty Dog

Screenshot: Naughty Dog / Sony Today, September 26, is the awkwardly titled “The Last Of Us Day.” As part of this annual international day of celebration, developer Naughty Dog has released 10 new animated gifs featuring characters from the game, like Joel and Ellie. In the universe of The Last Of Us, September 26 is … Read more

Automata’s Anime Series Gets a First Look

Image: A-1 Pictures PlatinumGames’ Nier: Automata is considered one of the best games of the 2010s, and in the last five years, the love for it has grown as it’s been replayed and expanded to other platforms. (Recent Secret doors also helped.) While it’s not clear if there’ll be a follow up to the game, … Read more

How Bungie’s 15 Year Old Shooter Defined Triple-A Games

Image: Microsoft/Bungie These days, the Blockbuster Game, a release from a major publisher that’s hoping to be an Event that occupies everyone’s attention and Game of the Year discussions, is an institution. It’s easy to tell what such a game is in its current state, as it’s typically about fathers trying to connect with their … Read more

Sony’s Sly Cooper Franchise Deserves to Have a Comeback

Image: Sucker Punch Productions/PlayStation Studios Earlier in the summer, PlayStation developer Sucker Punch revealed that despite months of rumors saying otherwise, no one—not themselves or another developer—were working on a follow up to either the Sly Cooper or Infamous franchises. With the studio now focused on what’s most likely a Ghost of Tsushima sequel, the … Read more

This Pokémon GO 3D Billboard Is Why We Invented Technology

Screenshot: Niantic / Kotaku All advertising is evil, obviously. But sometimes, despite this, it can be extraordinarily entertaining. This latest 3D billboard from outside of Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station is maybe the best use of this optical illusion tech I’ve seen, and it’s cross-promoting Pokémon GO and, er, World Cat Day. We’ve covered the amazing 3D … Read more

‘Trombone Champ’ and 13 More of the Most Absurd, Ridiculous Games Ever Made

Screenshot: Holy Wow Studios I’m a big fan of “elevated” video games designed with serious intent—think Papers, Please or This War of Mine—but sometimes I want the opposite. Sometimes I want to play a game that is as dumb as possible, a game so funny and ridiculous, it becomes literally impossible to think about anything … Read more

17-Year-Old Suspected GTA 6 Leaker Has Been Arrested

Image: Rockstar Games Today, London City Police announced they had arrested a 17-year-old from Oxfordshire Thursday evening. While the police have yet to confirm why, it’s been reported that the teen was arrested in connection with the recent Uber and Grand Theft Auto VI leaks. The suspect remains in City Police custody at this time. … Read more