One day in the late 1990s, Myria walked into the Irvine High School computer room and spotted a boy playing Final Fantasy V. There were two unusual things about this. The first was that Final Fantasy V had not actually come out in the United States. To play the 1992 Japanese game in English, you’d have to download a…
Don’t forget that a game studio is only as good as the people who work there. “Bungie” means something different today than it did in 2004. Here’s an insightful, well-researched post by Redditor Forestl showing how many of the people who made Halo 2 are still at the iconic studio and how many have left (lots).
From Nintendo’s baffling NES Classic decisions to Nier: Automata’s greatness, there’s lots to discuss on this week’s Kotaku Splitscreen.
The next Call of Duty is probably set during World War II, as is evidenced pretty strongly by its title, Call of Duty: WWII. Activision announced the game today, adding that there will be an official “reveal” next Wednesday at 1pm ET.
By now you’ve almost certainly read Chris Kohler’s well-reasoned take on the 30 games that should be on the rumored SNES Classic. Now here’s mine.
Perhaps my favorite thing about the speedrunning community is how often they find clever, ridiculous ways to play games. Take Diablo II. Instead of simply doing a quick run through Blizzard’s iconic action game, a man going by the handle DrCliche decided to blaze through the game without attacking anything. It is…
It will not surprise you to hear that Nintendo is making a mini-SNES, according to Eurogamer’s anonymous sources. More to come whenever Nintendo officially announces it.
In preparation for the upcoming remastered version of StarCraft: Brood War, which is scheduled for this summer, Blizzard has made the original versions of StarCraft and its expansion free. Totally free. On both PC and Mac.
Three Kotaku staffers have finished the new PlayStation 4 game Horizon Zero Dawn, so it feels like time to talk it all. Join me, Kirk, and Patricia for some SPOILERY talk about Aloy’s wild robot adventures.
Star Wars Battlefront II, which was officially announced last weekend, will give fans what they’ve wanted for two years now: Mitch Dyer. Also, a single-player campaign.
Every time you move the camera in Horizon Zero Dawn, the game is doing all sorts of under-the-hood calculations, loading and unloading chunks of world to ensure that it all runs properly. And that’s not even counting the robot dinosaurs.
Straight out of the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida today, here’s the first trailer for the next Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, which comes out on December 15.
Nintendo sold over 906,000 Switch units in the United States alone last month, making it, as they bragged in a press release tonight, the fastest-selling video game system in the company’s long history. Combine that with half a million in Japan and you’ve already got nearly 1.5 million of these things, not counting…
Nintendo has abruptly decided to end North American production of the NES Classic, one of their most popular items in years, the company said today.
Writer and actress Ashly Burch joins me and Kirk on today’s Kotaku Splitscreen to talk about what it was like to play Aloy, the lead character of Horizon Zero Dawn.
Microsoft is testing out a digital refund service on Xbox One, although it’s currently only available to alpha testers and might not make it to the public. If this service does go wide, Xbox One players will be able to return games that are less than two weeks old and that they’ve played for less than two hours, just…
Some 3DS release dates, from today’s Nintendo Direct: Ever Oasis comes out June 23, Hey Pikmin on July 28, Culdcept Revolt on August 29, RPG Maker Fes on June 27, and Bye-Bye Box Boy TODAY.
If you’re one of the many JRPG fans upset that Sega gave up on proper Phantasy Star games after the Genesis, here is a game for you: Cosmic Star Heroine, a new RPG that channels all sorts of beloved classics, from Chrono Trigger to Suikoden.
After years of teasing, Square Enix announced last night that the next big Dragon Quest will be out in Japan on July 29. What’s fascinating about Dragon Quest XI isn’t just that it’s got a PS4/3DS special bundle. It’s that you can play the game in one of three different aesthetic styles.
By now you may have seen a rumor floating around about BioWare Austin developing a new Knights of the Old Republic game. Don’t get your hopes up too much: It’s based on old info. If BioWare ever does make a new KOTOR, it won’t be for a very long time.