Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's beautiful levels just make you want to kick back and relax.
I did it—I played Kingdom Hearts III, or the finely-polished vertical slice of it that Square Enix is willing to show off, anyway. What I found was in no way surprising: It’s another mashup of Disney movies and Final Fantasy tropes sure to delight fans of either, but doesn’t seem like it’ll solve any of the issues the…
Street Fighter II was one of the most popular games of the 1990s all over the world, and that meant that there were many different versions of the game. On this episode of Complete In Box, we check out three of them that you might not have even known existed.
If the president of Koei Tecmo had his way, the next couple of Warriors games would be Star Wars and Mario. You can’t fault the man’s taste.
Hey, remember this puzzle from last Friday? If you’re still stumped and want to know the answer, click through and I’ll tell you.
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon is an 8-bit style spinoff of Koji Igarashi’s upcoming not-Castlevania. It’s out on May 24 for PS4, Xbox One, Vita, Switch, and Steam. This “bonus game” has a very Castlevania III look to its design, allowing you to switch between characters like not-Simon, not-Alucard, et alia.
Happy Friday! Here’s a puzzle to do while you’re pretending to work. Use the comments if you want to collaborate, but avoid them if you’d rather work it out yourself! If you’re still stumped, we’ll reveal the answer on Monday.
Virtual Console is no more, but that doesn’t mean that Switch won’t become the best place to play classic games. It’ll just be done in a different way than what Nintendo’s tried in the past. And that’s a good thing, because Virtual Console kinda sucked.
Tri-State Area game collectors may want to take out a second mortgage. The ultimate nerd basement, stacked to the rafters with classic video games and computers, will be put up on the auction block in New Jersey on May 31.
I promise you I washed my hands really good before this episode of Complete In Box so that I wouldn’t get any stray Dorito powder all over a Nintendo Entertainment System game worth as much as a slightly used Porsche.
Nintendo’s next president likes Golf Story, lived in Germany for 11 years, and has a famous dad.
There’s a telling scene very early on in the new God of War, in the denouement of an exhausting battle sequence that ends with Kratos and his young son Atreus taking down a massive troll.
To a collector of classic video games, there’s no sight sadder than a shattered Sega jewel case.
On this episode of Complete In Box, we’ve got not one, but two copies of the classic adventure game The Secret of Monkey Island. The boxes are identical—but the games on the floppy disks inside are definitely not.
In this first episode of a new Kotaku video series called Complete In Box, I take a look at a complete copy of one of the most iconic and influential games of all time: Super Mario Bros. for the NES.
Punch-Out came out on Switch today! No, not Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out. Not the Wii Punch-Out, either. The one that started them all, the granddaddy of Nintendo’s boxing series: the 1984 arcade version of Punch-Out. It’s worth playing if you love the series, but just be aware that it’s pretty rough around the edges by…
Goodbye, Boardwalk; hello, Rainbow Road. Hasbro’s latest twist on Monopoly is a Mario Kart theme. And like last year’s Monopoly Gamer, it’s no simple reskin of the classic game.
The Alt.Ctrl.GDC exhibit at Game Developers Conference shows off a selection of games that use wild, weird, sometimes gigantic control schemes. Nathan Grayson and I took a tour of the booth this week, which all culminated in me getting inside an actual coffin. Well, an IKEA dresser on its side painted black. But still.
PixelJunk Monsters 2, the sequel to Q-Games’ 2008 tower defense game, is coming May 25 to PlayStation 4, Steam, and Switch—and it looks gorgeous.