A former employee of the highly-regarded video game development studio Naughty Dog has accused the company of terminating him after he says he filed a complaint that he was sexually harassed by someone else at the studio. In a statement, Naughty Dog says it has no record of these allegations. In conversations with …
It’s the 100th episode of Kotaku Splitscreen, and to celebrate, we’re... talking about video games, loot boxes, and much more.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will get two downloadable story packs—“From Dusk till Casa Bonita” and “Bring the Crunch.” In the first, you’ll fight goths in Casa Bonita; the second will presumably feature Mintberry Crunch. They’ll each cost $12 or you can get them, along with some other challenges and costumes,…
“You can’t do a prequel first,” says one of the characters in Wednesday’s episode of South Park, ‘Franchise Prequel.’ “Then it’s not a prequel. It’s just... first.”
Over the past few weeks, as randomized loot boxes have dominated the conversation surrounding this fall’s video games, there have been calls for the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) to classify them as gambling in its back-of-the-box ratings. But the ESRB says that’s not going to happen—because according to…
Few things in video games are as addictive as the dopamine rush of randomized loot. And, when it’s tied to real money, few things make people as angry. As we enter the year’s busiest game season, it’s fair to wonder: Do we have a loot box epidemic?
Ubisoft today revealed details for Assassin Creeds Origins’ upcoming downloadable content, and it will involve Romans, mythological beasts, and zombie pharaohs.
The Super Nintendo Classic has been out only a week and already there are videos circulating about how to add your own games. Like the NES Classic before it, this new retro device seems prime for emulation, and progress is moving very fast.
Yesterday I performed the holy ritual of moving to a new apartment, which means that my body is sore and there’s unassembled furniture everywhere. Also, I don’t know what to do with my old video games.
Yesterday on Twitch, we spent some time getting nostalgic all up on the SNES Classic. If you missed it, you can catch the whole stream right here.
Destiny, a video game in which big publishers make mega-deals to deprive players of content and then somehow convince fans that this is a good thing, is no longer relevant thanks to the recent release of Destiny 2. But hey, Xbox players, at least now you can get Jade Rabbit.
Yesterday in New York City, I had a chance to sit down with an early build of the beautiful upcoming role-playing game Ni no Kuni II. It is much, much different than its predecessor.
The PS4's “5.00" firmware update hit today, and for something called 5.00, it sure is flimsy. With tweaks to messages and a new feature called Team Tournaments, this feels more like an incremental patch than a big update.
Ever wanted a glimpse at what games like Uncharted 4 and Titanfall look like before they’re finished?
Stardew Valley is coming to Switch on October 5, developer Eric Barone said today. It’ll be $15 and give you a healthy dose of farming on the go. Next up, Animal Crossing?
How many of the people who make games fear some of the people who play them? That question drove conversations last week among quite a few game developers, and over the weekend, Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan offered his own take: Lots.
Nioh, a beloved samurai action game that came out earlier this year for PS4, is coming to PC this November complete with all the downloadable content that publisher Koei Tecmo has released so far.
Every writer knows that the best work comes from writing, rewriting, and rewriting again until you’ve gotten so sick of your story that you can’t imagine looking at it anymore. But for video games, sometimes that’s not possible, as discussed on today’s Kotaku Splitscreen with special guest Tom Bissell.
One might expect, after the Great SNES Classic Pre-Order Debacle of 2017, that launch day would be a disaster. But it actually seems to have gone pretty well. You might not be able to just stroll into a store and snag one of the slick, limited-edition retro consoles, but it seems like people who put in a bit of extra…
It’s Super Nintendo Classic day, which means it is time for us to crack open the console, take a long hard look at the list of games that comes with it, and RANK THEM ALL.