Ghost Of Tsushima Dev Not Making Infamous Or Sly Cooper Sequels

Ghost Of Tsushima Dev Not Making Infamous Or Sly Cooper Sequels

Video game companies are notoriously cagey about sharing their plans. In a market saturated with sequels and spin-offs, developers nevertheless treat every new project with extreme secrecy. They’ll rarely even be up-front about what they are not working on, but today the PlayStation studio behind Ghost of Tsushima did just that. As it approaches its … Read more

Neon White’s Leaderboards Are Getting Overrun By Cheaters

Neon White's Leaderboards Are Getting Overrun By Cheaters

screenshot: Annapurna / Kotaku It’s like clockwork: A game comes out with a robust competitive component…and is instantly inundated by players who rocket to the top via nefarious, unsanctioned means—cheaters, in other words. The latest victim is Neon Whitea multi-genre speedrunning game developed by Angel Matrix and published by Annapurna Interactive. What’s most curious about … Read more

Persona 5 Zine Is Defrauded Of $20,000 By Former Lead Organizer

Persona 5 Zine Is Defrauded Of $20,000 By Former Lead Organizer

Image: Atlus Last night, the creative team behind a highly anticipated fan-made personas 5 anthology zine announced that its project lead had confessed to spending $27,600 CAD (approximately $21,300 USD) of the zine’s funds for “personal use.” The money was originally intended for printing and shipping unofficial art and merchandise to customers. One of the … Read more

Activision Internal Investigation Finds Almost Nothing Wrong

Activision Internal Investigation Finds Almost Nothing Wrong

Image: Activision Blizzard / Kotaku Nearly year after an explosive lawsuit by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing kicked off a firestorm of sexual harassment and discrimination allegations at Activision Blizzard, a Board of Directors working group investigating the company has released its findings. Led by a 25-year veteran of the call of … Read more

Kojima Reassures Sony Fans He’s Still Working With PlayStation

Kojima Reassures Sony Fans He's Still Working With PlayStation

Image: Kojima Productions Do you hear that? Out in the distance, you can hear thousands of angry fanboys continuing to fight online in the endlessly sad console war. The latest battle involves Metal Gear and death stranding creator Hideo Kojima and his independent studio deciding to do business with Microsoft and work on an Xbox-exclusive … Read more

The Last Of Us PS5 Remake Graphics Vs. Last Of Us PS3 Graphics

The Last Of Us PS5 Remake Graphics Vs. Last Of Us PS3 Graphics

screenshot: Naughty Dog / Kotaku News of a video game remake is always the bellwether to a hurricane of discourse. Has it really been that long? Does this game really deserve a remake? This week, the eye of the storm is The Last of Usas fans debate whether or not the visuals in the just-unveiled … Read more

YouTuber Receives Over 500 Copyright Claims For Nintendo Music

YouTuber Receives Over 500 Copyright Claims For Nintendo Music

Image: nintendo Deoxys Prime, who runs a YouTube account with 165,000 subscribers that is home to all kinds of video game soundtrackshas removed their entire library of Nintendo music after having “a dozen soundtracks blocked” while receiving over 500 copyright claims from the trigger-happy company. They weren’t hosting uploads of commercially-available albums; rather, like the … Read more

Retro Game Collector Accused Of Selling $100k Worth Of Fakes

Retro Game Collector Accused Of Selling $100k Worth Of Fakes

Photo: BBPCGC The retro PC game collecting scene was rocked by an unexpected scandal last week when a prominent member of the community, who was also a moderator of a major Facebook group, was accused of selling people fake copies of classic games. Enrico Ricciardi, who for years has been an active member of the … Read more

Steam Deck Update Lowers The Fan Noise—But At A Cost

Steam Deck Update Lowers The Fan Noise—But At A Cost

Image: Valve / Kotaku Today, Valve released a highly-anticipated update to its portable PC. SteamOS 3.2 brings a lot of fun changes to both the operating system and the Steam client itself, enabling Remote Play Together, tweaks to some visual and UI elements, and the ability to change the screen’s refresh rate The updates to … Read more

Fortnite Pro’s Racist Video Of Gun Armory Condemned Online

Fortnite Pro's Racist Video Of Gun Armory Condemned Online

An esports pro has been lambasted after a video surfaced online in which an individual, who is allegedly Fortnite Champion Series Grand Final contender Sin, shows off a fully stocked weapons closet and states, in the year 2022, that the stockpile of firearms is “just in case there’s ever a zombie apocalypse or an*gger outbreak.” … Read more