The first post about Owlboy on evil-billionaire-proof Overwatch fansite Kotaku is from the year 2008. A certain Luke Plunkett tells me there are even older ones that didn’t survive a server change that same year. It’s now 2016, and the gorgeous adventure-platformer about a boy who is an owl (or perhaps the other way…
In a 21st century world of free software, powerful computers, tablets and mice, making pixel art is fairly easy! In the 1980s, though, your favourite games had to be made on expensive and highly specialised equipment.
The “parents don’t know but they’ll talk about it anyway” gag is not a new one, but it remains a sweet one when the parents do a good job (and aren’t treated like idiots by exploitative kids). Like Karhall’s mom here, who was asked to talk about Overwatch characters without knowing who the hell they were.
If you couldn’t tell by now, No Man’s Sky is not the game a lot of people wanted it to be. But what is that game, exactly?
ToeJam and Earl are coming back next year on PC and console. Here’s a trailer.
League of Legends earned publisher Riot Games $1.6 billion in revenue last year, but a public debate between community leaders is shedding light on how the game’s competitive players are financially vulnerable. Arguing over who deserves blame, Riot Games’ co-founder and a prominent League of Legends team owner are…
There’s a scene in Final Fantasy IV that’s always stood out to me. It centers around the elderly wizard Tellah, who starts off with a puny library of magic but eventually, thanks to divine intervention and a magical house of mirrors, remembers that he’s actually a talented badass with access to every spell in the game.
This week’s new update to Pokémon Go allows you to ask the game’s team leaders to appraise your Pokémon. A useful feature? We’re not sure. It has led to a lot of penis jokes–so many that that the game’s main subreddit is banning those jokes! Anyway...get any good, bad or funny appraisals? Share them in the comments…
If you asked me how many graphics were in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, my answer would be, “a lot.” If I had to guess, I’d say, like, a hundred? Two hundred? It’s a lot, is the point.
You will be shocked to hear this, but many of us on staff here at Kotaku play Overwatch. It’s actually pretty unusual for so many of us to be playing the same game, so we thought we’d make some weekly videos where we casually chat about what’s new with the game.
Nioh is an upcoming Playstation 4 exclusive that blends aspects of Dark Souls, Onimusha, and even a little Genji: Days of the Blade to create a fast paced hack and slash game. The game is currently hosting an open beta. A perfect chance for some samurai action!
My optimism about Alone With You, released yesterday, glided on high-soaring generic expectations set by recent retro-styled adventures like Read Only Memories and VA-11 HALL-A: excellent interactive fiction with minimal gameplay. With knockouts like those, under-appreciated genres draw in wider audiences, as I was…
The hardest part of open-world games, for me, is paying attention to the plot instead of getting distracted by all the places I can go. Recently I’ve spent about 30 hours in 2012’s Sleeping Dogs and have barely gotten out of the intro missions. I have, however, found the world’s longest escalator system. Sort of.
Paying subscribers to Xbox Live can grab four games for “free” in September, two for Xbox One and two for Xbox 360. At least one of them is a very good game, maybe more!
Mack Sztaba is a concept artist and illustrator who has worked for companies like Firaxis, Gearbox, Microsoft and Wizards of the Coast.
The first DLC pack for Dark Souls III comes out October 25, Namco Bandai said today. It’s called Ashes of Ariandel and will add to the game “a brand new environment filled with terrifying new enemies, challenges, and exciting lore.” Costs $15.
With World of Warcraft’s Legion expansion launching next week, we finish off our tour of the MMO’s previous expansions by saying farewell to the amazing strongholds we spent the past year and change building up.
In Cat President: A More Purrfect Union, an actual PC video game people can buy for nine dollars, an unemployed grocery store clerk guides the fate of the nation by choosing to act as campaign manager for one of six cat pictures. Vote Dr. Nom-Noms.
According to Famitsu, Capcom is developing a new 3DS title that uses smart cards for an upcoming title.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided isn’t the first game to take this approach (it’s not even the first Deus Ex game to do so), but it certainly puts it in the best terms. If your game has a story, this is 100% the right way to let people go about it.