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Spider-Man Makes Us Want To Swing With Style Spider-Man Makes Us Want To Swing With Style

Swinging around in the new Spider-Man is so much fun, it’ll make you look past the Ubisoft-style collect-a-thon. We discuss that and much more on this week’s Kotaku Splitscreen.

Final Fantasy VIII Is MIA Final Fantasy VIII Is MIA

Last night, Nintendo and Square Enix delighted Final Fantasy fans by announcing a whole bunch of new Switch ports. There’s Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X/X-2, Final Fantasy XII, and even the adorable pocket edition of Final Fantasy XV. But where’s Final Fantasy VIII?

The Top Five Loot Drops In Destiny 2: Forsaken The Top Five Loot Drops In Destiny 2: Forsaken

There are a lot of cool weapons in Destiny, which is one of the reasons it’s such a popular game. Here are the top five drops in the latest expansion, which launched last week for PC and consoles.

Watch The Nintendo Direct Here Watch The Nintendo Direct Here

Ready to find out what Luigi’s death means for the rest of the Mushroom Kingdom? A Nintendo Direct starts at 6pm ET tonight, and you can watch it right here. Nintendo says it’ll last about 35 minutes and cover Switch and 3DS games.

Assassin's Creed III Is Getting Remastered Assassin's Creed III Is Getting Remastered

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s season pass will include, among other things, a remastered version of Assassin’s Creed III, publisher Ubisoft said today. There’s also downloadable content set in Atlantis, DLC surrounding the “first hero to wield the iconic hidden blade,” and a remaster of Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation.

The Nintendo Direct that was postponed last week will instead take place tomorrow, September 13, at 6pm ET, Nintendo said this morning. It’ll run 35 minutes and cover both Switch and 3DS games, the company said. Nintendo added that the Switch’s online service will launch on September 18.

Hollow Knight, one of the best games of this generation, is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 25. Don’t miss this one.

Destiny Players Find Glitch To Get Raid Loot Four Days Early [UPDATE] Destiny Players Find Glitch To Get Raid Loot Four Days Early [UPDATE]

Destiny, a video game about traveling through space trying to steal handcannon kills from your teammates, has a long and storied history of allowing you to go places you shouldn’t. The new expansion is no exception.

Why Destiny 2 Embraced Its Most Hardcore Players Why Destiny 2 Embraced Its Most Hardcore Players

Are games like Destiny better when they’re more complicated? Is appealing to the most hardcore players the best way to go? Today on Kotaku Splitscreen, we discuss.

Delayed Nintendo Direct Leads To Some Oddly Delivered Switch Announcements Delayed Nintendo Direct Leads To Some Oddly Delivered Switch Announcements

Every big video game publisher plans out their marketing announcements meticulously, juggling dozens of bureaucratic balls every time it’s time for a new trailer or press release. When something interrupts those plans—like, say, Nintendo postponing a planned Nintendo Direct—weird things can happen. Like three oddly…

WildStar Developer Carbine Studios Shuts Down WildStar Developer Carbine Studios Shuts Down

Carbine Studios, the developer of the massively multiplayer online game WildStar, is shutting down, Kotaku has learned. Fifty people will lose their jobs in the process, according to a person briefed on the shutdown. The game will also come to a close.

One Small Musical Touch Makes Spider-Man Feel More Glorious One Small Musical Touch Makes Spider-Man Feel More Glorious

One of my favorite things about Spider-Man isn’t the scope or the scale—it’s a little musical touch that I’ll bet took a lot of time to get right.

It's Nice To Have Destiny Back  It's Nice To Have Destiny Back 

I, like many other hardcore Destiny players, have been lapsed for the past year but returned to the game yesterday for the launch of Forsaken. It’s a weird, wild, and comforting feeling, like slipping into a familiar pair of shoes. Or, more accurately, like getting on a familiar treadmill.

Here we go—Destiny 2's Forsaken is now live, and I’m returning to the game for the first time in nearly a year. Or, as the kids like to call it, I’m “back on my bullshit.” We’ll have plenty of coverage on all the new stuff in the coming days.

Jacksonville Shooting Victim Sues EA And Venue Jacksonville Shooting Victim Sues EA And Venue

Jacob Mitich, a survivor of the deadly shooting at a Madden tournament last weekend that took two lives, is suing both the venue and Madden publisher Electronic Arts for negligence, according to a complaint filed last night.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Isn't Quite The Same On Consoles Divinity: Original Sin 2 Isn't Quite The Same On Consoles

The console port of Divinity: Original Sin 2, one of the greatest role-playing games ever made, is just about the best the developers could’ve done. It’s a solid port. It’s just not quite as perfect as the PC version.

The Messenger Is A Great New Metroidvania  The Messenger Is A Great New Metroidvania 

Back in the NES era, the late 80s and early 90s, there were two different types of games. Call them linear and non-linear. The linear games, like Super Mario Bros. and Ninja Gaiden, had you go through each level once and only once. The non-linear games, like Zelda and Metroid, allowed for backtracking and exploration.…

Four Key Tips To Get Good At Into The Breach Four Key Tips To Get Good At Into The Breach

You should play Into The Breach, the brilliant new game from the makers of FTL. And if you are playing Into The Breach, here are some key tips that’ll help you get better at squashing aliens.

Battlefield V Delayed Away From Call of Duty And Red Dead 2 Battlefield V Delayed Away From Call of Duty And Red Dead 2

EA has delayed the next big Battlefield game a month, pushing it back to November 20 for what developer DICE says are “final adjustments to core gameplay.” There’s another good reason for the delay, though: the competition.

Now That Amazon's Pre-Order Discount Is Gone, Games Are Coming Back Now That Amazon's Pre-Order Discount Is Gone, Games Are Coming Back

One of the most common questions we’ve received over the past few months is some variation on this: “Why isn’t [game I want to pre-order] available on Amazon?” Now that Amazon has ended its 20% pre-order discount policy, that question may no longer be relevant.

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