New Xbox Survival Game Is Like Minecraft, But Scarier

Screenshot: Obsidian / Xbox It’s dark out, and I’m scared. I’m hiding behind a small chest and a rock. Around me are a few flimsy walls made of leaves. Outside those walls, I can hear it: a giant, angry spider. I can’t spot it directly, but I can see the massive leaves and tall blades … Read more

Bethesda’s Hoping You’d Pay $70 For Skyrim On Switch

Screenshot: Bethesda / Kotaku Almost a year after it came to every other platform, Skyrim: Anniversary Edition surprise-launched on the Nintendo Switch today. The newest version of the beloved 2011 open-world RPG includes a bunch of DLC, mod content, and fishing. It’s also $70 on Nintendo’s handheld hybrid. Gotham Knights and Callisto Protocol aren’t coming … Read more

Every Google Stadia Exclusive That Could Disappear Soon

Image: Q-Games / Google Earlier today, Google confirmed that its shutting down Stadia, its short-lived cloud gaming service. While the company plans on refunding all software and hardware purchases related to Stadia, the future of the few remaining exclusives on the service is less clear. And if they don’t get ported to other platforms before … Read more

Google Killing Stadia, Refunding All Purchases

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) Google is shutting down its video game streaming service, Stadia, on January 18th, 2023, the company announced today. All purchases will be refunded and the technology will still be used for YouTube and other parts of its business, but the consumer-facing app and storefront will be shuttered for good less … Read more

I’m In Love With This Book About Sony’s Original PlayStation

Limited Run Games is a business that has found its niche. In our modern digital world, in which many games get download-only releases, the company’s limited edition boxed copies provide a way for fans to enjoy the tactile, tangible pleasure of having a game they love in physical form. Sometimes, Limited Run gives beloved classic … Read more

Pokémon GO TCG Expansion Adds Bonkers New Transforming Ditto

The upcoming Pokémon GO expansion for the trading card game includes Melmetal VMAX, the original legendary birds, and a wild new Ditto transformation that is unlike anything the TCG has ever seen before. I’m sure it will be extremely rare to find and also incredibly satisfying for those that do. There have been tons of … Read more

It’s Like Next-Gen Monster Hunter, Except EA Is Making It

Gif: EA / Koei Tecmo / Kotaku EA and Koei Tecmo are teaming up to create a Monster Hunter-style experience with Wild Hearts, they revealed today. A two-and-a-half minute debut trailer shows off lush environments, intimidating encounters, and some cool weaponry. The game also looks to be taking cues from Koei Tecmo’s monster-hunting Toukiden series, … Read more

There’s A Lore Reason Why Elden Ring’s Runebears Kick Your Butt

Screenshot: FromSoftware Elden Ring throws all manner of fiendish monstrosities at you, but few will make your hair stand on edge the way a Runebear does after it catches your scent. I’ve only ever barely killed a few Runebears in the hundreds of hours I’ve put into FromSoftware’s open-world game; I’d literally rather fight Malenia … Read more

Razer Teases Game Pass Streaming Handheld With 5G

Photo: Yoshikazu Tsuno (Getty Images) Razer teased a new 5G gaming handheld made in collaboration with Verizon and Qualcomm today. It joins the growing list of Switch-inspired devices taking advantage of Game Pass and other video game streaming libraries. Because in 2022 everyone’s betting on the successor to the PS Vita that Sony never made. … Read more