Pokémon Go has been through the ringer since its troubled release in July, 2016. A major complaint: Players struggle to know which Pokémon are where, so they can hunt ‘em down and scoop ‘em up. That’s why players have flocked to third-party apps that track Pokémon, but also, cut out the wandering and exploring that …
Two years after it launched in 2011, fantasy MMORPG Rift went free-to-play. Now developer Trion Worlds is bringing back subscriptions with Rift Prime, a brand-new server with sequential progression and a lot less free-to-play nonsense. What an excellent idea.
Metal Gear Survive doesn’t have a lot of charm, but it’s still a fun time if you’re playing with friends. Staff Writer Heather Alexandra and Video Producer Paul Tamayo geared up to building bases and stab nano-zombies in this absurd and perplexing Metal Gear spin-off.
Final Fantasy XIV’s Rise of a New Sun update arrives on January 30, bringing with it one of the series’ most infamous villains—Ghost Train! Stay tuned until the very end of the trailer for a special appearance by some clown.
Rémy Paul is a freelance concept artist based in France.
You know how Half-Life is a first-person shooter? Yeah, here’s a mod for it that transforms the game into a third-person Dragon Ball Z fighting game, complete with the series’ trademark insane battle effects.
Enter the Gungeon just got a new patch for the Switch version to address a number of bugs. While it plays great on the handheld overall, crashing at random points has been an issue. Hopefully no more. A hotfix for a few smaller glitches is also on the way.
One of the cool things about Amplitude’s Endless games is that, despite their vastly different settings, they inhabit a shared fictional universe. A universe that’s about to get a lot closer as a faction from Endless Legend makes the jump to Endless Space.
The space bar of Varmilo’s “Chicken Dinner” keyboard is no substitute for actually winning a round of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, but it might serve as a reminder of past triumphs, depending on how good you are.
Of last night’s three Overwatch League matches, two were complete blowouts that left no doubt as to which team was leaps, bounds, and jetpack boosts ahead of the other.
This morning, Epic Games remodeled Fortnite: Battle Royale’s map, an island death zone masked with lush greenery and quaint little towns. The updated map includes a half dozen new points of interest that are joyful to play, and also, boost the pace of each game.
Vane is an exploration game where you play as a young kid that sometimes transforms into a bird. The trailers released since it was revealed in 2014 have each been beautiful, moody cinematic shorts unto themselves. It was supposed to be released last year, but wasn’t. And it might not come out this year, either, said…
Given how many games release on Switch every week, it’s sometimes difficult to find the best games on the eShop. Here’s some great Switch games you may not have tried.
Last night, playing the new indie game Nantucket, I kept yelling, “No one kills Jerry!”
There is no bad version of Darkest Dungeon, but playing on the Switch might be the best way to play the upsetting medieval stress management sim. The Switch’s controls elevate the game into the best version of itself and make me a better player.
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition has a new release date of February 20th for PC. Ahead of launch there will be a beta beginning January 29. The game was originally slated to come out in October 2017 but was delayed.
Metal Gear Survive, the bizarre zombie horde survival game that really has nothing to do with Metal Gear, kicked off an open beta yesterday. It’s surprisingly fun to play but lacks the heart and quirkiness that drew people to the series to begin with.
There are a lot of terrible sex scenes in mainstream games. There are also a handful of good ones, as seen in games like The Witcher 3. But even in that game’s case, creating believable sex scenes wasn’t easy. Video game technology is great if you want characters to make war; not so much if you want them to make love.
The Last of Us and Uncharted director Bruce Straley joins today’s episode of Kotaku Splitscreen to talk about burning out, how he feels about not directing The Last of Us 2, and why he left Naughty Dog after 17 years.
Before this week’s 7.3.5 update hit, leveling a freshly-made character in World of Warcraft as an experienced player was little more than a chore to do before getting to the good high-level stuff. With the introduction of level-scaling and changes to experience point requirements and monster health, leveling up is now…