Street Fighter V: The Kotaku Review

Playing Street Fighter V at launch feels like being at a construction site where the foundation is being poured. The structure we’ll eventually all recognize isn’t there yet. But if the foundation is cracked or uneven, that future architecture won’t work as intended. So far, the bedrock of Street Fighter’s evolution…

Wrestling With The Witness' Most Difficult, Divisive Puzzle

“This piece of the game is supposed to be difficult,” the game designer Jonathan Blow recently said to me as we discussed the hardest puzzle in The Witness, the so-called bonus “Challenge” that only 3.3% of PS4 players and 4% of PC players have managed to complete. He was helping me make peace that I might not be able…

Competitive Matchmaking May Rescue Team Fortress 2 From Esports Oblivion

At first glance, Team Fortress 2 has a lot of the things that make a successful competitive game. Tons of people play it, consistently making it one of the top games on Steam going on a decade. It’s got a distinctive and charming art style that sets it apart from most other major FPS games. Perhaps most importantly,…

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