Developers Ditching Last-Gen To Focus On PS5, Xbox Series X/S

Developers Ditching Last-Gen To Focus On PS5, Xbox Series X/S

Picture: Warner Bros. We’re now 18 months into the life of the PS5 and the Xbox Series X/S. The PS4 and the Xbox One are officially last-gen, a fact that’s become increasingly clear to anyone who’s tried to play Elden Ring on an old console whose fan sounds like a wind tunnel. Developers are also … Read more

Kingdom Heart Cloud Versions Get ‘Busy Servers’ Warning

Kingdom Heart Cloud Versions Get ‘Busy Servers’ Warning

Once, long ago, buying and playing a video game was pretty easy. You bought the disc or cart, stuck it in the console, and hit play. Not so much anymore. Case in point: The not-so-great cloud-streaming-only versions of Kingdom Hearts released on Switch earlier this year recently got an update, and now feature a warning … Read more

The Switch Lineup Is Gonna Totally Dominate The Rest Of 2022

The Switch Lineup Is Gonna Totally Dominate The Rest Of 2022

screenshot: nintendo Following yesterday’s delay of red fall and Starfield, Microsoft’s two big blockbusters for the year, the release slate for the back half of 2022 might seem especially barren. Pop quiz: Have you been paying attention to the Switch? Read More: So Much For Video Game Release Dates As my colleague Ethan Gach pointed … Read more

With Starfield and BotW 2 Delays, 2022 Loses More Big Games

With Starfield and BotW 2 Delays, 2022 Loses More Big Games

Picture: Sony/Kotaku Bethesda’s open world space rpg Starfield is the latest major 2022 release to slip into next year. But will it be the last? Probably not. So who’s next? God of War Ragnarok? Bayonetta 3? Gotham Knights? This fall, traditionally the biggest release season of the year, remains an almost entirely blank slate, and … Read more

A Fisher-Price baby’s toy can now be used to play Elden Ring

A Fisher-Price baby’s toy can now be used to play Elden Ring

As evidenced by stuff like the 1999 Hot Wheels computer overhauled to run modern video games, there’s basically no object in existence that a determined person cannot force to perform tasks it wasn’t designed to do. The latest example of this is the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Game Controller, which is a toy meant, we … Read more

Nintendo Switch Sports Review Roundup: Simple Co-op Fun

Nintendo Switch Sports Review Roundup: Simple Co-op Fun

screenshot: Nintendo / Kotaku The review embargo for Nintendo Switch Sports has lifted ahead of its April 29 launch, and critics’ impression is that the sports game is a spiritual return to Nintendo’s remote-waggling classic Wii Sports. Its predecessor was a cultural phenomenon, so the Switch version has massive shoes to fill. Is it more … Read more

GTA 5 Gets Option To Turn Off Motion Blur On PS5 And Series X/S

GTA 5 Gets Option To Turn Off Motion Blur On PS5 And Series X/S

Picture: Rockstar Games Rockstar Games quietly patched Grand Theft Auto V on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, adding a handful of small but highly requested tweaks to the next-gen version of the nearly decade-old game. Players have also noticed new files added to the PC version of the game hinting that next-gen improvements will soon … Read more

What’s Happened Now That Xbox Series X Is Easier To Buy

What’s Happened Now That Xbox Series X Is Easier To Buy

Picture: Microsoft After an astonishing 17 months since release, Microsoft’s latest generation of Xboxes is finally more easily available. As a result, the publisher is seeing its first good month for sales in a very long while, with the Xbox Series S and Series X bringing in more money in March than even Nintendo’s Switch. … Read more

Sony’s new PlayStation Plus is just another half-assed half-measure

Sony’s new PlayStation Plus is just another half-assed half-measure

Photo: CLEMENS BILAN/DDP/AFP via Getty Images Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend? The quiet, … Read more

Cyberpunk 2077 Currently The Cheapest It Will Ever Be On PS4

Cyberpunk 2077 Currently The Cheapest It Will Ever Be On PS4

Picture: CD Project Red There’s currently a fire sale on console copies of Cyberpunk 2077 over at Best Buy. If you’ve been cautiously waiting to see what all the fuss is about, now’s your chance. The sci-fi epic from the makers of The Witcher 3 is going for only $5 on PS4 and Xbox One … Read more