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

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

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

Sony Promises Ton More PS5 Stock When China Lockdown Ends

Picture: Sony/Kotaku We’re over a year into the PlayStation 5’s life cycle and Sony still can’t make anywhere near enough of them. It hopes that could change soon. The company is promising to sell 18 million more PS5s in the next year if the current covid lockdown in China only lasts a couple of months. … Read more

Nintendo Switch Sales Still Going Strong, Despite Chip Shortage

Photo: SOPA Images (Getty Images) Today, in its annual earnings statement, Nintendo cited the ongoing chip shortage as a reason for a precipitous annual dip in Switch hardware sales…while in the same breath saying it hit company targets. Well, technically. Over the course of Nintendo’s fiscal year 2022, which started last April and ran through … Read more

Internet Hero Blows Up On TikTok For Saving Poor Nintendogs

Picture: Nintendo / BennyPVideos / Kotaku Last month, Ben was riding on the last train home from a concert, when he spotted an odd little black object on the floor. It turned out to be a left-behind Nintendogs DS game cartridge. After getting back home, he got it to work and discovered two lost pups … Read more

$70 Switch Controller is Excellent, Promises No Joy-Con Drift

Photo: Andrew Liszewski – Gizmodo Although it seemingly had little negative impact on console sales, every Nintendo Switch owner might one day experience the dreaded phenomenon of Joy-Con Drift. The only real solution to the issue so far has been to send your Joy-Cons and controllers back to Nintendo for repair, or just routinely replace … Read more

Xbox Network Had A Rough Weekend, Raising DRM Questions

Photo: Fabian Sommer/Picture Alliance (Getty Images) If Xbox Live was Microsoft’s online gaming service at the height of its powers, then this past weekend was Xbox Dead. For more than 36 hours in mid May, Xbox players had trouble connecting to the Xbox network. In some cases, players say they couldn’t even play single-player games … Read more

Videogames ‘Fortnite,’ ‘Minecraft’ Catapult Smiley Salamander to Global Fame

Pollution and other man-made ills weigh heavily on Mexico’s axolotl, a rare salamander popular among Aztecs back in the day. Its population in the wild has fallen by something like 99% in the past three decades, one expert said. Yet the creature’s popularity has never been higher, propelled by the same modern age chasing them … Read more