Japanese Pixel Art Adventure Tokyo Stories Looks Very Cool

BitSummit, Japan’s leading indie games event, was held over the weekend in Kyoto, and among the games showcased was one called Tokyo Stories that has really got my attention. Developed by Drecom, who are normally in the business of making phone games, it’s a moody adventure game set in Tokyo where, cryptically, “The city continues … Read more

Rollback Netcode Coming To Dragon Ball Z and Samurai Shodown

Image: Bandai Namco EVO, the year’s biggest fighting games event, went down over the weekend, and in terms of news perhaps the biggest announcement was that not one but two games will be getting Rollback Netcode improvements over the next 12 months. Don’t know what that means, or why it’s important? I got you! So … Read more

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

Xbox Series S Receiving Performance Boost

Image: Xbox / Kotaku While it’s not the most powerful console out there, the smaller and more affordable Xbox Series S has been a big hit for Xbox. But reportedly, some devs have felt the strain of getting bigger, more advanced games to work on the console and in response, Microsoft is freeing up some … Read more

Mario Kart 8 Update Brings Manslaughter Back To Coconut Mall

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Switch received its second wave of Booster Course Pass DLC today, which adds eight new courses and finally fixes an old one. Let’s just say Coconut Mall’s Shy Guys aren’t so shy anymore, and if you get too close you will get merc’d. The first set of new courses arrived … Read more

God of War Knock-Off Being Sold On Xbox Store

God of War Ragnarok is one of the most anticipated games of 2022 and has people around the world hyped, as the kids say. But it’s only coming to PlayStation consoles. Well don’t worry Xbox players, someone has spent at least 20 minutes developing an Xbox version of God of War. Except it uh…sucks, looks … Read more

The Analogue Pocket Just Got Its Long-Awaited Jailbreak

Image: Analogue / Kotaku / Se_vector (Shutterstock) The Analogue Pocket’s always turned heads: first for being the most authentic-seeming Game Boy replacement ever announced, then for taking an extraordinary length of time to finally come out. But come out it did, and it was pretty good. For some, its biggest drawback was that it required … Read more

Everything Coming to PlayStation Plus and Xbox Gamepass in August 2022

Just like your favorite video streaming apps, major gaming subscription services Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Plus add—and remove—new content each month. In August, PlayStation’s recently revamped PlayStation Plus services has a few marquee additions, among them a lineup of Yakuza games. Yakuza: Like A Dragon is one of the free games available for all … Read more

Xbox Is Getting 3 Great PlayStation Exclusives From Annapurna

Image: Annapurna Interactive You thought not-E3 was over? Ha! A month after Geoff Keighley summoned the entire gaming industry to Los Angeles for a week of marketing, Annapurna Interactive, a bit late to the party, hosted its annual showcase. Today, over the course of 30 minutes, the indie publisher gave a look at what’s in … Read more

PlayStation 5 Is Getting Better Graphics, Playlists, Features

Image: Sony This morning, Sony announced that it would be rolling out a beta to test a collection of fan-requested new features for the PlayStation 5. These features include curatable gamelists, the ability to play games in 1440p output, and small quality-of-life features for those who enjoy playing games with their friends. Though this version … Read more