There’ve been hints in the past that Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs exist in the same fictional world. A fun new easter egg in the new Assassin’s Creed Origins sure offers more support for that theory.
Is there anything scarier than a door in a horror game? I submit that there is not.
Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa describes the upcoming free week for its new game, Decksplash, as a “first of its kind” experiment. If 100,000 people play it during that timespan, the studio says it will release the Splatoon-but-with-skateboards competitive game into Early Access. And if not? It gets the axe.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is, without a doubt, the breakout hit of the year. It’s sold more than 15 million copies and is the most popular game on Steam by a country mile (full of people trying to kill each other). All this, and it’s still in Early Access. You’d think it has a bright future ahead of it, but a…
Back when the feature first launched, Steam curation was supposed to be a guiding light through winding caverns of crap. Flash forward a few years, though, and curators are less relevant than ever. With a new update, Valve hopes to change that.
Haven’t played No Man’s Sky in a while but interested in joining the Galactic Hub, the community-run civilization that’s categorizing their corner of the universe? Here’s how you get there.
For all its extraordinary visual splendor, Assassin’s Creed Origins is ultimately an ordinary video game. That’s not such a bad thing, particularly if you like looking at pretty vistas and watching numbers go up.
A year prior to the release of No Man’s Sky, Jamie’s sister passed away. While he was able to take solace in the game as he processed the grief, he found conversations surrounding the game were pretty toxic. So, he started his own No Man’s Sky community that coalesced around the same portion of space. As his community…
I’ve been playing a lot of Shadow of War lately, and like in Shadow of Mordor before it, Gollum just goes through the motions. He menaces, he cowers, he tries to bash somebody’s head in with a rock. Then he says something zany and bounds away. Gollum has become the Jar-Jar Binks of Middle-Earth.
The frying pan in Battlegrounds is one of the best weapons in the game thanks to its bulletproof qualities. And like many of the best pieces of game design, that’s only in the game by mistake.
I got really excited for Bomber Crew when I first saw it, so it’s a bummer that the game—which looked like FTL vs Dambusters—annoyed the hell out of me.
Kotaku’s editor-in-chief Stephen Totilo and, uh, whatever-I-am Tim Rogers played Assassin’s Creed Origins for 30 minutes. We made some jokes and had a pretty great time.
The final update for Gearbox’s failed hero shooter Battleborn arrived last week, tweaking game mechanics slightly, fixing a few bugs and adding some new skins and taunts before closing the door on continued development. It did not have a good run.
Behold the marvelous science of alchemy, in which a modest molecule of lead, through careful programming of the transmutation engine, can be transformed into shimmering gold. All this and more is possible in Opus Magnum, a most elegant mechanical puzzle game from the maker of SpaceChem.
Hitman will get a Game of the Year Edition on November 7, IO announced today. It will bring a new campaign, new escalations, and a chance to try Elusive Targets you might have missed. It’s not Season Two, but it’s a ton of exciting new stuff.
In the second episode of Life is Strange: Before the Storm, teenage protagonist Chloe Price can no longer act as if nobody gets her. Someone does, and she’s into Chloe. Episode two’s biggest strength is capturing the electricity of a new crush. Together, Chloe and Rachel Amber create a force of nature, not unlike the…
After over a year’s wait, the Pyro is getting a new set of tools.
High Hell is by no means the longest game ever, but it can be really, really short if you want it to be.
Game developers have been trying to figure out how to paddle their way through pirate-infested waters for decades. DRM, “glitches” designed to thwart pirates, and more DRM have done little to stem the tide. Seeing this, a handful of developers took less combative approaches, putting their games on sites like the…
This week on Kotaku Splitscreen, Jason and I take on South Park. We talk about the new game, The Fractured But Whole, as well as the show as a whole: its comedic sensibility, how its jokes function, and the baggage South Park has accumulated over the last 20 years on the air.