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

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

Sonic Origins Remasters Four Landmark Sega Games On Switch, PC

Sonic Origins Remasters Four Landmark Sega Games On Switch, PC

Tails, are you okay there, buddy?Picture: Sega Wasting no time capitalizing on its second smash-hit live-action video game adaptationSega reaches its pristine, puffy white gloves into its content bucket, pulling out Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic 2, Sonic 3 (& Knuckles), and Sonic CD and bundling them all together as Sonic Originsa $40 “remastered” package launching … Read more

Elden Ring Looks Tiny, Adorable With ‘Tilt-Shifted’ Camera

Elden Ring Looks Tiny, Adorable With ‘Tilt-Shifted’ Camera

Elden Ring is not an adorable game. Literally everything, from ferocious wildlife to the beefed-up Starscourge Radahn, wants to bury your Tarnished and stop you from restoring order to the Lands Between. But the idea that FromSoftware’s famously difficult souls-like could be cute sent YouTuber Kevin “Flurdeh” Hensen on a mission to reimagine the game … Read more

Dark Souls 3 YouTuber Beats Game Without Actually Taking A Step

Dark Souls 3 YouTuber Beats Game Without Actually Taking A Step

Crouching is allowed.Picture: FromSoftware Many of FromSoftware’s games are punishing. They require calmness, patience, and quick reflexes, as any wrong move or panicked action could—and often does—result in an unceremonious death. So, you’d think taking advantage of every tool in your arsenal when exploring FromSoft’s games would be a no-brainer. Goal YouTuber ymfah made Dark … Read more

Sony’s New Japanese PS5 Games: Exoprimal, Diofield Chronicle

Sony’s New Japanese PS5 Games: Exoprimal, Diofield Chronicle

Picture: Capcom Sony held one of its State Of Play presentations earlier today. If you weren’t around to catch it live—or were and just want a recap—we’ve got you covered. It was a fairly short event, running at around 20 minutes, but without interviews or presentations in-between games, it was a pretty solid wall-to-wall showcase. … Read more

Kairosoft’s Classic Simulation Game Dev Story Is Now On Steam

Kairosoft’s Classic Simulation Game Dev Story Is Now On Steam

screenshot: Kairosoft Readers, an occasional dabble with emulation and board game ports aside, I don’t normally play games on my phone. Ever. But over the years I have made one major concession and played the hash out of a series of management games released by Japanese studio Kairosoft. From the mid-90s onwards, Kairosoft has been … Read more

Elden Ring’s Carian Retaliation Skill Is An Online Headache

Elden Ring’s Carian Retaliation Skill Is An Online Headache

screenshot: FromSoftware / Kotaku Elden Ringlike most souls games, often rewards you for finding the most effective way to defeat its difficult bosses, whether through overpowered builds gold cheap, cheesy strategies. But when those same tactics get turned on other players, things can get ugly fast. Carian Retaliation is an Ash of War skill that, … Read more