The director of the Elden Ring turns to escape Tarkov for inspiration

Image: Battlestate Games / FromSoftware / Kotaku It seems that Elden Ring Director Hidetaka Miyazaki and I share an affinity for the same kind of game: Export stemers. (I always knew he had good taste). In a recent interview, the award-winning director said he was not a fan of the other Escape from Tarkov and, … Read more

This is Damn Time Games ‘Git Gud’ At Black Hair

When you think of black hair in games, what comes to mind? Maybe a clean set of cornrows? How about some dreadlocks? Or, and this is probably the most likely, are you considering an afro, a Caesar fade, or just a bald scalp? This litmus test has been a debate that has raged in the … Read more

I love ‘The Worst’ video game of all time ranking list

Screenshot: Sega earlier today, The times published what he hoped would be a worthy list, an evergreen piece defining what the paper considered the “20 greatest video games of all time.” The list was compiled by an “expert jury”, and I use quotes there only because they are their exact words, not because I’m patronizing … Read more

An Elden ring expansion called Shadow of the Erdtree has been announced

Image: FromSoftware FromSoftware has just announced a major expansion for Most people’s game of the year for 2022, Elden Ring, is in development. It’s called Shadow of the Erdtree. The announcement was made via Twitter: Arise, Darken, and let us walk a new path together. An upcoming expansion for #ELDENRING Shadow of the Erdtree is … Read more

Ancient Miyamoto Interview Talks Music, Weird Donkey Kong Games

Photo: Rodin Eckenroth (Getty Images) A newly translated 1986 interview between Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto and Namco’s Masanobu Endo reveals some neat details about the games the two designers were playing at the time, the music Miyamoto was working on, and his hopes for Mario’s future. A little background on these two before we get into … Read more

Xbox Boss downplays significance of impending Activision merger

Photo: Patrick T. Fallon / Bloomberg (Getty Images) In a new interview, Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, said that “Xbox will be around” even if it is huge deal to buy Call of Duty publisher Activision is collapsing due to constant and intense regulatory scrutiny and public pushback. It’s been over a year since … Read more

Mystery Mortal Kombat 11 Teabpacking Troll Wows At Pro Tourney

Gif: Warner Bros. / R1ps_Arena / Kotaku One of the best players on the pitch Mortal Kombat 11 They may have fallen shy of claiming the title of champion in a recent tournament, but that didn’t stop them from instilling fear and awe in every opponent as they beat some of the deadliest players. The … Read more

Everything announced for Pokémon Day, from games to Netflix

Screenshot: Nintendo/Kotaku Don’t worry if you are rested the big POKEMON Live Stream of the Day: We capture everything you could possibly need to know. The Pokémon Company has announced updates for every game in progress in its portfolio (including DLC ​​for Red and Violet), a new Netflix show, and the dates for this year’s … Read more

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

Yakuza creators are on the rise throughout the gaming industry

We here at Kotaku get lots of advice via email. Some are spam, some are error-filled hate mail, and some are serious allegations that require serious investigation. So it’s refreshing when something comes along that just points us towards something cool and cool, as was the case with a recent slay-the-house-down-boots fashion tip Like A … Read more