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Smash Ultimate's Joker Is A True-To-Form Tightrope Act Smash Ultimate's Joker Is A True-To-Form Tightrope Act

The highly anticipated Joker from Persona 5 has finally been added to the roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a platform fighter that’s rapidly reaching Wrestlemania levels of “everybody is here—even, somehow, that guy.” Thankfully, with Joker, Smash Ultimate continues to hit it out of the park with newly designed…

On March 4, 2022, Warner Bros. and Mojang will be releasing a Minecraft movie. It’s about a teenage girl and “her unlikely group of adventurers. “After the malevolent Ender Dragon sets out on a path of destruction, they must save their beautiful, blocky Overworld.” It’s directed by Peter Sollett (Nick & Nora’s…

Sony Reveals First PlayStation 5 Details Sony Reveals First PlayStation 5 Details

Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 5 looks like it might be a mother of a console, a report from Wired indicated this morning. Featuring a solid state drive and—yes!—backwards compatibility with the PlayStation 4, the PlayStation 5 seems big and bad, although it won’t arrive this year (maybe in 2020, as Kotaku previously…

Pepsi Considered Defending Gamers With A Billboard In Space Pepsi Considered Defending Gamers With A Billboard In Space

Imagine looking into the calm night sky and, in the foreground of a galaxy of shimmering stars, seeing a confrontational space advertisement demanding justice for gamers. Last weekend, the website Futurism reported that PepsiCo recently considered launching an “orbital billboard” in space to promote its campaign…

Twitch Punishes White Apex Legends Cosplayer Who Painted Her Face Black Twitch Punishes White Apex Legends Cosplayer Who Painted Her Face Black

Twitch has temporarily banned a Lithuanian streamer after she cosplayed the Apex Legends character Lifeline using blackface makeup.

Cyber-Attackers Are Making Phony Epic Games Accounts With Other People's Emails Cyber-Attackers Are Making Phony Epic Games Accounts With Other People's Emails

For months, an unspecified number of users trying to register an account with Epic Games have found that their e-mail addresses were somehow already linked to accounts. Today, Epic Games told Kotaku that the culprit is an ongoing cyber attack and that the company is working to delete those accounts, though they would…

The Best Part Of Yoshi's Crafted World Is The Scenery The Best Part Of Yoshi's Crafted World Is The Scenery

Games traditionally propel us forward with any one of these methods: increasingly tough bosses, collectable outfits, competitive skill points, unlocking new abilities, and, of course, story beats. Yoshi’s Crafted World is not like those games. For me, the paper carrot at the end of its fuzzy pipecleaner stick is…

Accusations Of Sexual Predation Shake Pokémon YouTube Community Accusations Of Sexual Predation Shake Pokémon YouTube Community

Accusations of sexual predation are rocking the Pokémon YouTube community after 12 alleged victims made public statements against four individuals in that scene, including Kyle “TheKingNappy” McNeal, a well-known Pokémon YouTuber with over 500,000 subscribers.

After shutting down /r/Games yesterday to draw attention to bigotry in the gaming community, the subreddit’s moderators explained their controversial decision last night in a second post. We have updated our story.

Video Game News Subreddit Closes For 24 Hours To Protest Bigotry [Updated] Video Game News Subreddit Closes For 24 Hours To Protest Bigotry [Updated]

Last night, /r/Games, a subreddit with 1.7 million subscribers, announced it would be closing on April Fool’s Day to shed light on the bigotry in the online gaming community.

Pro Removed From $1 Million Magic Tournament Accused Of Harassing Women Pro Removed From $1 Million Magic Tournament Accused Of Harassing Women

On Wednesday, one of the most prominent players in the Magic: The Gathering scene was unceremoniously dropped from this weekend’s first-ever $1 million tournament for the strategy card game. Since then, as questions have been raised about the unspecified reasons behind Turtenwald’s removal, sources have told Kotaku…

A Filmmaker Thinks He Can Turn Clicker Universal Paperclips Into A Movie A Filmmaker Thinks He Can Turn Clicker Universal Paperclips Into A Movie

Clicker-ish game Universal Paperclips may be getting a feature-length film treatment, the New Yorker first reported yesterday. Intrigued and a little confused, Kotaku spoke with the filmmaker over e-mail this morning to get more details.

The Underground, Activist Gaming Scene In Communist Czechoslovakia The Underground, Activist Gaming Scene In Communist Czechoslovakia

In the ’80s in Czechoslovakia, a Soviet-dominated state under a communist regime, a small contingent of gamers were cannibalizing ping pong balls, drawer handles and calculator keys to use as track balls, joysticks and buttons.

It must be springtime because Overcooked 2 just announced its new DLC: Campfire Cook Off. Players are headed to the woods with a new map, twelve levels and some new campfire-themed recipes.

Crunchyroll Responds To Concerns About Rising Prices Crunchyroll Responds To Concerns About Rising Prices

Today, subscribers to the largest anime streaming service, Crunchyroll, were hit with a 15 percent price hike monthly—spurring complaints from longtime users.

The words “video game addiction” elicit reactions ranging from disbelief to outright rage, and especially from gamers who feel their hobby is being unfairly criticized. Yet first-person stories of compulsive gaming exist. In The Atlantic’s new animated documentary I Was A Winner, published today, interviewees “are…

Ladykiller in a Bind creator Christine Love gives a talk at GDC about sex as a reward in games. “The problem with ‘the chase’ is that it’s one-sided,” Love explained to a room of Sexy Microtalks attendees. Love instead suggests making sex a crucial and indispensible aspect of gameplay, not just a reward. When sex is…

Neo Cab is an upcoming narrative game about the ride-share gig economy in the far future where drivers compete with self-driving cars. The player must regulate protagonist Lena’s mood, displayed on her biofeed bracelet, while also balancing her Neo Cab driver rating—two things that might come in conflict when a…

BloodRoots Lets Players Fight With (Almost) Everything In Sight BloodRoots Lets Players Fight With (Almost) Everything In Sight

Upcoming hack-and-slash RPG BloodRoots is all about its verbs: “smash, slice, crush, blast, crack, slam, burst, break, split, slit, gut, tear, gash, gouge, scoop, cut, chop, dice, hash, grind,” it promises.

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