Just before midnight on August 10, 2016, I jumped up from my seat screaming at the top of my lungs about Dota 2. I wasn’t even playing the game myself, and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to understand it on the level of the players I watched that night. In a Dota 2 match that remains one of the most dramatic ever…
Spyro’s not just from Skylanders. The little purple dragon’s video games were a big deal on the original Playstation. That was two decades ago though. Our field team at E3 had a chance to play the upcoming Spyro Reignited Trilogy and it seems pretty magical.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is the final chapter of Kazuma Kiryu’s story, a deeply personal tale of family and fatherhood. He’s a quiet ex-yakuza who reminds people not to kinkshame and helps manage cat cafes. Which is why it’s so strange to watch him stab and shoot dudes in random fights.
Paratopic is a horror game about cursed video tapes and horrible monsters lurking in the woods. Following an assassin, a smuggler, and a photographer, it’s a slow-burning tale of violence that uses film editing techniques to ramp up the tension. It’s a perfect, moody Indie Pick.
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A game as popular as Studio MDHR’s animated run-and-gunner is bound to get its fair share of mobile rip-offs, but the bootleg version of Cuphead that showed up on the iTunes app store earlier today was something else—a very rough, semi-playable version of the full game.
My longtime friend Bennett Foddy makes frustrating video games. You might have played QWOP, or GIRP. Somehow, making purposely frustrating video games about humans with malfunctioning legs landed Foddy a job teaching game design at NYU. In other words, the universe conspired to inspire him to keep doing it. So we…
So you want to get into anime. Buckle in. From outside, it looks like a big, scary and potentially fatal undertaking. And that’s because it is.
Overwatch’s one-year anniversary event is live—that means tons of new Legendary skins, three new arena maps and a slew of new bringing-me-to-tears adorable dancing emotes. Happy birthday, Overwatch, and may each year bring a new iteration of Sombra doing the Shuffle.
Before you start building your own worlds in Lego’s answer to Minecraft, you’ve got to learn the roles and earn some gold bricks. Let’s take a look at the opening moments of Lego Worlds.
Welcome to Compete, a joint venture between Deadspin and Kotaku dedicated to covering the best, worst, dumbest, most thrilling, most interesting, and, generally, the most stupefying—in the better and worse senses of the word—in esports and competitive gaming. We’re just getting started here, but hope to make this a…
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Kotaku and Deadspin are teaming up to cover esports, and we’re looking for some fresh talent to help make it happen.
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A lot of people have spent a lot of time playing Destiny, a video game in which players travel the galaxy watching internet commenters write things like “nobody plays Destiny.” But what about Kotaku’s staff? How much time have we wasted on this terrible, wonderful game?
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Today on Highlight Reel we have fast Zenyattas, beyblades of death, World War 1 physics and much more!
Today on Highlight Reel we have good bones and calcium, Mei bullfights, gravity deflects, smooth operators, and more!