The Division 2's weekly State of the Game livestreams are on hiatus until January, a clear sign that the big Ubisoft game won’t get a notable update until early 2020, when its third episodic expansion is expected. The game was recently significantly improved, but has suffered from a lack of crowd-pleasing updates… Read more
Borderlands 3 is getting a casino heist on December 19. Called Moxxi’s Heist of the Handsome Jackpot, the update is the first of four story expansions included in the game’s season pass. Meanwhile, the game’s first new endgame activity Takedown at Maliwan’s Blacksite will go live tomorrow.
In the first three days on sale in Japan, Pokémon Sword and Shield sold 1.365 million copies at retail. While digital downloads aren’t included, these sales figures have made the games the biggest first-week Switch sellers to date in Japan. If you missed it, read Kotaku’s Pokémon Sword and Shield review here.
I still hate Jack, Gears of War’s Pixar-like companion drone, but after hearing the inspiration behind him I appreciate why he exists. Gears 5 director Rod Fergusson said at a recent game conference that Jack was meant to give non-Gears players an approachable cooperative role similar to Mario Galaxy’s co-star mode.
According to TV Asahi, a 51-year-old man has confessed to calling his former employer, saying, “If I sprinkle gasoline [at the office] like Kyoto Animation, everything will burn down.” The man previously worked at the company, which is based in Nagoya, and said he had a grudge about how he was bullied at work.
Baba Is You is getting a level editor next year and players will be able to share their created levels online. The news came via a Tweet from the official Baba Is You Twitter account. No specific date beyond 2020 was given, but the level creator and sharing features will be supported on all platforms, including Switch.