A shiny Pokémon can have a hidden competitive advantage

Screenshot: The Pokémon Company / Kotaku Shiny Pokémon are usually just a rare cosmetic anomaly, but a new addition Pokémon Scarlet and Violet may have some competitive advantage if you use a shiny variant: Tatsugiri. The combination of dragon- and water-type Pokémon has already made waves in the competitive scene due to its compatibility with … Read more

Shiny Hunting is about to get harder in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Screenshot: The Pokémon Company / Kotaku Game Freak is rolling out another big update Pokémon Scarlet and Violet at the end of the month, and while some attention is paid to the infamous games performance issues, the solution the studio has come up with will radically change some aspects of the open world RPG. Specifically, … Read more

The Last Of Us TV Show Just One-Upped The Game

Image: HBO / Kotaku It looks I was too quick to judge HBO The last of us. While the first four episodes certainly held my attention as well-written and enjoyable prestige television, I was a little disappointed that the adaptive process of turning the game into a show has, so far, left out the recreation … Read more

Who are Kathleen and Perry in HBO’s The Last Of Us?

Screenshot: HBO/Kotaku If you were playing The last of us game and watching the HBO TV adaptation, you probably saw a few characters in this week’s episode and wondered, “Who the hell are these people?” That’s because these characters weren’t in the original game, but there’s a reason you might have thought you recognized one … Read more

John Carmack has some great tips on game preservation

Screenshot: Star Wars | Kotaku Fate co-creator John Carmack, legendary game designer, missile type and virtual reality enthusiast, left Meta/Facebook late last year after a decade working on the company’s virtual reality efforts. The fact that he left, however, does not mean the decisions of the company is out of his thoughts. Accompanying the news … Read more

Resident Evil 4 Remake’s Raingate, Explained

This is the rain in question. What do you think;Gif: Game Informer / Capcom / Kotaku First, there was Spidermanthe infamous Puddlegate. Then there were its not-so-watery streets Cyberpunk 2077. Now it looks like the next watery controversy for video game fans involves the heavy rain seen in some early gameplay of Resident Evil 4 … Read more