Three Idols, Splatfest Confirmed, And More Revealed

Three Idols, Splatfest Confirmed, And More Revealed

Image: Nintendo Nintendo opened the floodgates today and unleashed a torrent of information about it upcoming party shooter, Splatoon 3. In addition to revealing 12 new maps, the Wednesday Direct also showcased new weapons, personal lockers, and shops galore. Splatfests are also confirmed, with three idols at the helm this time around. It was a … Read more

How To Play Netflix Games On iPhone, Android

How To Play Netflix Games On iPhone, Android

Image: Digital Sun Yes, Netflix has some excellent games, but no one’s playing them. According to a recent report, less than 1 percent of people who subscribe to the streaming service actually avail themselves of its free games. That stat surely isn’t helped by the process you’ve gotta go through to play, which, while not … Read more

Halo Infinite’s August Patch Adds A Ton Of Requested Features

Halo Infinite’s August Patch Adds A Ton Of Requested Features

Screenshots: 343 Industries It’s a rare day in Video Game Land when fans ask for a bunch of stuff from a live service game and then…actually get it. But that’s exactly what happened today, when developer 343 Industries rolled out a ton of community-requested features to Halo Infiniteits free-to-play multiplayer shooter. Halo Infinitefirst released last … Read more

Elden Ring Just Got A Huge Update That Nerfs Bloodhound Step

Elden Ring Just Got A Huge Update That Nerfs Bloodhound Step

Screenshots: FromSoftware It’s been a while since Elden Ring saw any love, but patch 1.06 is here. There’s not much in the way of new additions, though notably the update means you can now do co-op or invasions in multiple places at once, in addition to having a larger invasion area. There’s also a new … 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

Lawyer To Pay Activision For Not Playing Call Of Duty

Lawyer To Pay Activision For Not Playing Call Of Duty

Uh, say what now?Image: Infinity Ward A lawsuit against Activision Blizzard was dismissed last month because, according to a judge in the Southern California District Court where the complaint was brought, the plaintiffs didn’t play enough Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare to make an informed case against the maligned publisher. For once in Activision Blizzard’s … 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

Halo 2’s ‘Impossible’ $20,000 Challenge Finally Conquered

Halo 2’s ‘Impossible’ ,000 Challenge Finally Conquered

Screenshots: Bungie / IGDB They said it was impossible and, for almost two decades, that seemed to be the case. But last night, a streamer named Jervalin beat Hello 2‘s “LASO deathless” challenge, earning a cool $20,000 in the process. Talk about finishing the fight. Let’s rewind. Earlier this summer, the YouTuber Charles “Cr1tikal” White … Read more

What Happened To B12 And The Cat?

What Happened To B12 And The Cat?

Screenshots: Annapurna / Kotaku Stray, a post-apocalyptic adventure game about a cat, is mostly excellent. Two of us at Kotaku recently powered through its puzzlesdevouring its dense, mysteriously post-apocalyptic environments and generally enjoying living out the power-fantasy of role-playing a cat. Then we hit the credits. Obviously, we had to talk. Ari Notice: John, we’ve … Read more