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

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

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

Tales of Symphonia Switch Remaster Is A Bummer, Devs Apologize

Image: Bandai Namco Tales of Symphonia is one of the best entries in the long term Tales JRPG series, and one of the most outstanding games in the Nintendo GameCube’s otherwise short-lived and patchy library. Of course, longtime fans and newcomers alike were excited to see the cult classic get a remaster for the Switch. … Read more

Elden Ring sells 20 million copies, makes excellent point

Image: Elden Ring It was was announced earlier today this Elden RingFromSoftware’s Game of the Year 2022 for many people (including most of the staff on this site), has been sold 20 million copies worldwide since its launch a year ago. this is one lot. You may be wondering why I am pointing this out … Read more

Paper Mario-Like Game Dev Yanks His Own Legal Fight Offline Game

Image: Conradical Games The Outbound Ghost is a charming turn-based adventure RPG that has garnered hype on social media thanks to its cute combination of The Legend of Zelda, Paper Marioand Undertale Engineering. The paper mache game was released on Steam in late 2022, but if you search there now, you won’t find anything due … Read more

Two more online shooters die in the best possible way

Image: Natural Selection 2 So many online games have been closed so far in 2023 that we already had to make a collectionand it is alone February. Which means many more will meet a similar fate in the next 10 months and the next two to meet their demise are Natural Selection 2 and Spell. … Read more

Destiny 2’s Power Grind is getting a major overhaul, after all

Image: Bungie Destiny 2 it’s about to get a lot better. Bungie has announced a number of changes coming to the loot shooter over the next few expansions and seasons. The studio plans to make the content more difficult starting at launch Lightfall later this monthwhile the existing electric mill looks like it could be … Read more

Yoko Taro’s new game turns Sega Classics into Waifus

Taro is heavy on the brain.Image: Sega / Kotaku Today, Sega revealed the trailer for its new mobile gaming partnership with Nier and Drakengard creator of the Yoko Taro series. As is tradition for any Taro collaboration, this game’s elevator pitch has the weird twists that only Taro’s mind can devise: a gacha game that … Read more