New Sims 4 Kits Shake Up Evenings, For Adult And Kid Sims

New Sims 4 Kits Shake Up Evenings, For Adult And Kid Sims

That dress and the oversized blazer in the background are what’s really worth swooning over.Screenshot: EA The Sims 4 seems intent on winning me back with its onslaught of kits, and its latest dual release just might do it. The Moonlight Chic and Little Campers Kits seem to, collectively, offer both style and substance. Moonlight … Read more

Noobs Should Embrace This New PlayStation ‘Gamer Dictionary’

Noobs Should Embrace This New PlayStation ‘Gamer Dictionary’

Photo: Roman Kosolapov (Shutterstock) I strongly believe console and PC gaming is for everyone, but let’s be honest: the jargony way people talk about video games can make it difficult to get into the hobby. Unless you’re enmeshed in the video game world, a sentence like “the latest patch nerfed HP scaling on end-game mobs … Read more

GDC Clip Shows Activision Blizzard Diversity Tool Always Sucked

GDC Clip Shows Activision Blizzard Diversity Tool Always Sucked

Photo: David McNew (Getty Images) Activision Blizzard touted its Diversity Space Tool in a blog post on May 12, in which it claimed that both the Call of Duty: Vanguard and Overwatch 2 development teams beta tested the tool with much enthusiasm, then quickly walked this statement back on May 13 and said the tool … Read more

Game Pass Gets Vampire Survivors, One Of 2022’s Best Games

Game Pass Gets Vampire Survivors, One Of 2022’s Best Games

Image: Poncle Sony might have made a splash with its recently-detailed PS Plus revamp, but Game Pass continues to grow its library. The park-builder Jurassic World Evolution 2 is obviously a main draw and — bonus! —out today. Later this week, Game Pass will also get one of the best games of the year: Vampire … 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

Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga Tops Switch, PS4, And Xbox Charts

Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga Tops Switch, PS4, And Xbox Charts

Screenshot: TT Games / Lucasfilm / Kotaku Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga did something very few games have done over the last few years: It topped April’s NPD Switch sales chart, becoming the first non-Nintendo published game to do so in over a year. And Skywalker Saga Not only topped the Switch sales charts … Read more

Elden Ring Outsells Call of Duty And Cyberpunk, Now Mainstream

Elden Ring Outsells Call of Duty And Cyberpunk, Now Mainstream

Image: FromSoftware Recent NPD figures reveal that FromSoftware’s latest grueling action-RPG, Elden Ringis toppling over literal titans as it outsells Call of Duty: Vanguardchallenges Cyberpunk 2077and, as Forbes’ Paul Tassi highlightshas shipped up to “half the lifetime sales of the entire Dark Souls trilogy ” while leaving its FromSoft siblings Bloodborne and Sekiro in the … Read more

Leaker Posts Silent Hill Images Konami Doesn’t Want You To See

Leaker Posts Silent Hill Images Konami Doesn’t Want You To See

Three different leaked images from a supposedly in-development Silent Hill game showing a woman’s face peeling back to reveal some sorta physiological machinations, a sticky note-lined hallway with what looks like a schoolgirl-looking figure standing thereand a creepy red room.Image: Konami / Dusk Golem / Silent Hill / Kotaku A well-known leaker who goes by … Read more

The Trilogy Still Needs Work

The Trilogy Still Needs Work

Screenshot: Rockstar Games When Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition launched last year, it was a disaster. Three of the most beloved video games of all time had been officially re-released on modern hardware and not only looked like shit, but ran like it too. Things were so bad, in fact, that Rockstar … Read more

Alan Wake Remastered Coming To Switch This Fall

Alan Wake Remastered Coming To Switch This Fall

Image: Remedy / AMC / Nintendo / Kotaku Today, in honor of the 12-year anniversary of Alan Wake‘s original release This week, Remedy provided some fresh news about the franchise. Included was the announcement that the remastered Alan Wake is coming to Switch this year, as well as some more details about the barely-talked about … Read more