Before last weekend’s Indianapolis tabletop gaming convention Gen Con, I was skimming lists of the weekend’s most anticipated games and seeing the same-old, same-old: a feudal japan card game, a fantasy role-playing campaign—but a ubiquitous outlier kept catching my eye: Photosynthesis, a game about growing trees.…
Upcoming horror board game Monster Slaughter taps into the best thing about watching campy horror movies: the order in which teens die. Where it one-ups popcorn and The Blair Witch Project is that, in Monster Slaughter, the player is the beast killing off the obnoxious teens.
At Gen Con, a 24-hour charity event called CardHalla has attendees stacking thousands of Magic, Dragon Ball and Pokemon cards in a meters-long sprawl of card towers.
Kotaku is at the 50th Gen Con in Indianapolis today. Look forward to our coverage of upcoming tabletop games, news and more over the next few days.
The specter of the Hiroshima bombing hangs over the World War II anime In This Corner of the World, and yet, the movie easily lures viewers into a specious calm with easy vignettes of ‘40s Japan. Falling into the regularity and mundanity of surviving a seemingly far-off war only serves to make the inevitable more…
On August 22nd, World of Tanks is getting its first campaign mode on console, publisher Wargamng announced today. “War Stories” contains two free campaigns—one about the Red Army fighting on the Eastern Front and the other about a British fighter in the Cold War cracking a Berlin blockade.
Action-adventure adventure game Crackdown 3 will be delayed from November to Spring 2018, Polygon reports.
Sci-fi adventure game Original Journey entices with its hand-drawn pencil art of alien mutant egg creatures. And luckily, they feel as good to bombard with cannons as they do to look at.
For Honor’s Season three patch seems to have patched out the exploit that fueled one player’s victory (with a $2,000 prize) in a recent official tournament.
Not just a brand of cat food, The Good Life is Deadly Premonition creator Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro’s upcoming mystery slice-of-life cat role-playing game. It will be the debut game of White Owls, Swery’s new studio.
When black markets develop on the sidelines of most massively multiplayer online role-playing games, most developers would panic. But with today’s rise of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, a growing group of game-makers are embracing some gamers’ tendency to turn in-game currency into real-world money.
In anime movie A Silent Voice, deaf girl Shoko Nishimiya’s sixth-grade notebook is full of apologies to the classmates who keep throwing her hearing aids in the river. Her bullies’ ringleader, Shoya Ishida, later watches his guilt-ridden mother offer $15,000 dollars to Nishimiya’s mother in compensation. The cycle of…
Anime streaming service Crunchyroll just released a preview for philosophical anime Kino’s Journey’s new TV series, coming this Fall. The original 2003 anime, which follows the marksman Kino and the talking motorcycle Hermes on their mysterious adventures, is thoughtful and exciting.
Gaming chat client Discord has banned servers and several users linked to white supremacist and Nazi ideologies, according to a tweet sent out from the official Discord account. “Discord’s mission is to bring people together around gaming,” their statement on Twitter read. “We will continue to take action against…
Epic Games’ Fortnite, out in Early Access, is not one game, but many, all tangled together under one name. It’s a resource management game. It’s a multiplayer third-person shooter. It’s a tower defense game. It’s a collectable card game. It’s a strategy game, a survival game and it’s even a little bit of a…
This weekend at fighting game For Honor’s big Season Three tournament for PC, a big, long-standing exploit forged one player’s path to victory. After the match, the victor stated: “I didn’t think it’d be this easy. . . Before the tournament, I hadn’t played the game for two weeks.”
The latest in a series of tear-jerking anime movies to make their way over to North American theaters is a coming-of-age story set in 1940s Hiroshima. In This Corner of the World, a tender World War II anime rendered with hand-drawn animation, will open to theaters across the country today.
Disney is no longer distributing most Studio Ghibli movies in America, sparking hope that the beloved anime films will finally be more accessible both in American theaters, as well as DVD and Blu-Ray.