Game Pass Vs. The New PS Plus, The Comparison We Had To Make

Game Pass Vs.  The New PS Plus, The Comparison We Had To Make

Image: Sony / Microsoft / Kotaku Two months ago, Sony reimagined PS Plus, its longtime membership program for PlayStation owners. Now, it looks a whole lot like Microsoft’s Game Pass: For roughly the same amount of money, both offer access to a Netflix-style games-on-demand library. Obviously, we had to stack the two services up against … Read more

Game Pass Vs. The New PS Plus, The Comparison We Had To Make

Game Pass Vs.  The New PS Plus, The Comparison We Had To Make

Image: Sony / Microsoft / Kotaku Two months ago, Sony reimagined PS Plus, its longtime membership program for PlayStation owners. Now, it looks a whole lot like Microsoft’s Game Pass: For roughly the same amount of money, both offer access to a Netflix-style games-on-demand library. Obviously, we had to stack the two services up against … Read more

Digimon Survive Is A Painfully Boring TRPG

Digimon Survive Is A Painfully Boring TRPG

The kids aren’t alright.Image: Witch Craft Co., Ltd. / Hyde Digimon Survive, the new video game made in celebration of the anime’s 25th anniversary, attempts to juggle being both a visual novel and a tactical role-playing game. The result is a slog of a game that’s 70 percent visual novel, 20 percent tactical role-playing game, … Read more

The Best Steam Deck Games Of 2022

The Best Steam Deck Games Of 2022

Image: Valve / FromSoftware / Square Enix / No Matter Studio / Kotaku The Steam Deck, Valve’s mega-powerful mini-PC, only arrived this year, and while there are many reasons to check out one of the most exciting pieces of gaming hardware available today, the amount of great, hassle-free games available on the device is proof … Read more

New Octopath Traveler RPG Is Better Than The Switch Original

New Octopath Traveler RPG Is Better Than The Switch Original

Image: Square Enix Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent, newly available on mobile, is a worthy sequel to the original 2018 Switch role-playing game. I had expected a watered-down combat system and a menu hell like many other gacha games on mobile devices. Square Enix proved me wrong. Champions retains the visuals and music that … Read more

Fired Assassin’s Creed Director Now Working For Tencent

Fired Assassin’s Creed Director Now Working For Tencent

Image: Ubisoft It’s been two years since a workplace reckoning over sexual misconduct at Ubisoft led to numerous departures, resignations, and firings. Now one of the people investigated has resurfaced. Ashraf Ismail, previously creative director on the hit Assassin’s Creed Valhallais now working for competitor Tencent, Axios reports. More specifically, Ismail is working for TiMi … Read more

The Nier Automata Secret Door Nobody Can Figure Out Got Weirder

The Nier Automata Secret Door Nobody Can Figure Out Got Weirder

Screenshots: Square Enix / Kotaku Factions. In-fighting. The whispers of a bounty. For the past few days, the Nier: Automata community has been tearing itself apart over a secret chamber no one knows how to enter, which could be anything from a prank to cut content to a well-executed spot of viral marketing. Only one … Read more

Nier Automata Players Lose It Over Secret Room Nobody Can Enter

Nier Automata Players Lose It Over Secret Room Nobody Can Enter

Gif: Sadfutago / Square Enix / Kotaku Nier: Automata players are collectively losing their minds over a room. It’s not just any room: No one, save for seemingly one person, has been able to access it. Even the player who discovered the chamber doesn’t appear to know how to enter it, which makes the whole … Read more

Breath Of The Wild’s Latest Big Glitch: Supercharged OP Weapons

Breath Of The Wild’s Latest Big Glitch: Supercharged OP Weapons

A sequel might be on the horizon, but there’s still a lot of game left in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Half a decade after its release, players are still finding new ways to crack Nintendo’s open-world RPG wide open. Just this week, glitch hunters have discovered what might be the most … Read more

10 Unknown Indie Games That You’ll Want To Wishlist And Play

10 Unknown Indie Games That You’ll Want To Wishlist And Play

Image: Lumi Finley / Kotaku Welcome! It’s that most famous of national holidays, Indie Penance Day! The day on which major gaming websites attempt to make up for their AAA coverage by dedicating space to unknown indies. Any gaming site you see not joining in both hates indie developers, and America. Not us though, so … Read more