In most dating sims, you can rest assured that if you pour time and effort into winning a character’s affections, you’ll have the option of ending up with them. In dad-tastic dating sim Dream Daddy, however, that’s not always the case—a fact that’s made some players upset. I recently spoke with creators Leighton Gray…
Looking over reviews of recent Steam sandbox hit Citadel: Forged With Fire, I was struck by a repeated refrain: Finally, reviewers cheered, a game that eschews survival “busywork” like hunger, thirst, and stamina. It’s true that in many so-called survival games, survival is tedious. But survival is about more than…
When sex comedy game House Party launched on Steam last month, seemingly uncensored, people were surprised. Steam doesn’t have a blanket ban on nudity, but it often requires brazenly naughty games to pocket their packages and obscure their unmentionables. In House Party, you can just whip your dick out. Because it’s…
The Low Road opens with one of my favorite video game puzzles of the year. The rest of what I’ve played, sadly, isn’t quite on the same level.
Dream Daddy’s dreamy dads have captured players’ hearts. Riley MacLeod and Gita Jackson sat down to talk about what they were into and what they weren’t.
Yesterday, the developers of Battlegrounds announced plans to start charging for in-game clothing through a crate that can only be unlocked by a key that costs real money. The move has led to controversy, with some players declaring it “anti-consumer,” among other labels, in angry threads across the internet.
Here is Imanex with today’s instalment of Video Game Things I Never Even Thought Of But Are Very Impressive Now That I’ve Seen Them.
Civilization VI has had a quiet few months, interrupted today by the announcement of the game’s newest leader: Amanitore, a Nubian Queen.
Yesterday, Friday the 13th fans collectively yelped in terror when they discovered that developer Illfonic is working on a new game. They presumed this meant that Illfonic had moved on from the most popular game in the emerging “getting axe-murdered by 12 year-olds” genre. Not true, the studio says.
You might not be the brightest tactical mind or the sharpest shooter. You may never take home a chicken dinner. That does not mean, however, that you’re barred from winning the most important battle of all: fashion.
Noita is an action roguelite that claims to “physically simulate” every pixel. Basically, that means things burn, melt, and blow up Real Nice. You’ll craft your own spells to help traverse its procedurally generated caverns. Its developers have worked on games like The Swapper, Crayon Physics Deluxe, and Environmental…
Vehicles in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds are not your friends. They might seem like they’re on your side, but then you hit a bump in the road, and they soar and tumble with no regard for the safety of their frail, fleshy passengers. One squad, however, turned a vehicular nightmare into every PUBG player’s dream.
Pyre is a sports game about starting a revolution. In a worse game, that would be a joke, but Pyre takes both its sports and its politics seriously and combines them in an unexpectedly compelling way.
Dream Daddy is the best dad-oriented dating simulation game out on Steam right now, and its Steam users declare, “I’m gay.”
Esports organization ESL announced on Monday a number of changes to its rules regarding cheating, doping, bribery, and most notably, match-fixing. In accordance with these changes, four former players from iBuyPower who were lifetime banned for fixing a match will be allowed to compete in ESL events.
Following the less consistent Heavy Rain, it was a joy to finish our playthrough of Wolfenstein: The New Order on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. While Wolfenstein might look on the surface like a mindless Nazi killing simulator, it’s actually a deeply human game.
Nine of the ten players in today’s PGL Major finals had never made it to a Valve major finals before, with one team having never qualified for a major ever. Only Danylo “Zeus” Teslenko had competed in the finals of a major prior, and he’d been snubbed twice.
As if The Witcher 3 didn’t already have enough stuff to keep track of, a recent mod adds hunger, dehydration, and sleep as new challenges to be managed.
Dream Daddy is a new dating sim where you play as a father and date other fathers. On the surface, it looks like a light game about hot dads and the dad jokes they make. It is that, but it’s also a sincere look at what it’s like to be a father.
There are few more difficult ways to win Civilization VI than to score a Culture victory (which is kinda busted) on the game’s hardest difficulty setting. Hats off to Tater596, then, for not only pulling it off, but managing to do so without going to war.