The Switch Lineup Is Gonna Totally Dominate The Rest Of 2022

screenshot: nintendo Following yesterday’s delay of red fall and Starfield, Microsoft’s two big blockbusters for the year, the release slate for the back half of 2022 might seem especially barren. Pop quiz: Have you been paying attention to the Switch? Read More: So Much For Video Game Release Dates As my colleague Ethan Gach pointed … Read more

Cats, Dogs, & Abortion Views

Photo: Kotaku/Alex Wong (Getty Images) An internal email from PlayStation president Jim Ryan contains several paragraphs about cats, but doesn’t contain a hard stance in support of his staff’s reproductive rights, and even asks employees to “respect” anti-abortion views and opinions, leaving many PlayStation staff angry and upset. As reported by Bloomberg earlier today and … Read more

Nintendo Hypes Splatoon 3 And More As Labor Complaints Continue

Picture: Nintendo / MobyGames / Kotaku It’s been nearly a month since a former employee filed a National Labor Relations Board complaint against Nintendo alleging surveillance, coercion, and retaliation. Outside of an initial statement denying the company engaged in union-busting, the house of mario has remained publicly silent in the face of an increasing number … Read more

With Starfield and BotW 2 Delays, 2022 Loses More Big Games

Picture: Sony/Kotaku Bethesda’s open world space rpg Starfield is the latest major 2022 release to slip into next year. But will it be the last? Probably not. So who’s next? God of War Ragnarok? Bayonetta 3? Gotham Knights? This fall, traditionally the biggest release season of the year, remains an almost entirely blank slate, and … Read more

Master Chief Finally Had Sex In Paramount+’s Halo Show

Picture: Lonely Island/Microsoft/Kotaku I genuinely don’t think we’re prepared for what’s coming. If you thought the speech was A Lot when he showed assbrace yourself: In the latest episode of the Halo show, Master Chief had sex. Tea Halo show, which premiered on Paramount+ back in March, and has since become the burgeoning streaming service’s … Read more

Everything Shown At Today’s Nintendo Switch World Showcase

We Are OFKscreenshot: Nintendo / Kotaku E3 clean might be skipping this year, but that doesn’t mean we’re not getting an E3 season. Nintendo kicked it off today with a 20-minute Direct focused on indie games coming to Switch in the coming weeks and months. Prior to the showcase, fans were losing their minds over … Read more

Square Enix Sends FFXIV Players To In-Game Jail For Using Mods

Picture: Square-Enix At least two Final Fantasy XIV players pulled into an in-game jail by moderators while streaming the massively multiplayer online game this week. Many believe this was done to reprimand them for using third-party modifications to optimize HUD details for high-level raiding, a frequent pain point in the relationship between the community and … Read more

Assassin’s Creed YouTuber Beats The Series Taking No Damage

Picture: Ubisoft Year Assassin’s Creed streamer didn’t just beat one game on the highest difficulty without taking any damage, he beat the entire 12-game seriesfrom the first Assassin’s Creed to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. On April 11, Hayete Bahadori uploaded the second half of his Valhalla no-damage run, completing his lengthy and impressive feat. When I … Read more

Elon Musk Reveals His Terrible Elden Ring Build On Twitter

Photo: Suzanne Cordeiro (Getty Images) Elon Musk, who is 50 years old, is just like any other 13-year-old. Between long days spent fanboy-tweeting at Metal Gear Solid video game designer Hideo Kojima, drinking chocolate milkand determining the definition and reach of “free speech”Musk plays Elden Ring. It’s known he plays other video games, too, including … Read more

I’d Rather Have Another Batman Arkham Game Than A Loot RPG

Picture: Rocksteady/Warner Bros. Yesterday, Gotham Knights showed off a dozen minutes of gameplay and my excitement started to fizzle. Weird, floaty superpowers. Chunky Jason Todd. And a menu screen that looks ripped straight out of every failed live-service loot game. Gotham Knights may turn out to be great, but right now it’s just reminding me … Read more