FFXIV Team Caught Cheating While Clearing Challenging New Raid

Image: Square Enix / Kotaku / PngAAA / Leon Bennett (Getty Images) THE Final Fantasy XIV raid team had their world-record achievement revoked after they got caught using tools developer Square Enix considers a form of cheating. Unnamed_ , an FFXIV raid team, became the first in the world to clear The Omega Protocolan exceptionally … Read more

AI-Generated Seinfeld-Like Twitch ‘TV Show’ Is Peak Absurdity

What’s the deal with AI technology?screenshot: Mismatch Media / Kotaku There’s always something to watch on Twitch, whether that’s your fave musicians talking about video games or your fave streamers discussing politics. Now your choices include an absurd, often nonsensical seinfeld-like show that runs 24/7/365 and is generated on the fly using artificial intelligence. Welcome … Read more

You Can’t Play One Of The Best Dead Space Games In 2023

Dead Space mobile (2011) screenshot: EA / Kotaku The recently released Dead Space remake is a triumph among video game remakes, many of which haven’t been very well received by fans over the last few years. And as a massive Dead Space fan, I’m so damn happy to see EA spending money on the franchise … Read more

The Sims 4’s Big Baby Update Is Looking Promising

screenshot: AND THE The latest Behind the Sims Summit gave a look at what’s to come for the life sim franchise across The Sims 4, mobile games The Sims Mobile and The Sims FreePlay, and The Sims 5 (we mean Project Rene). And yes, babies that aren’t objects will come soon. When are babies coming … Read more

You Can Still Play Hi-Fi Rush If You Suck At Rhythm Games

Image: Tango Gameworks Do you have two left feet? Are you the family member no one wants to see on the dance floor during a wedding? Have you or a loved one been subject to a serious injury because you were trying to find the beat? If any of the above describes you, you might … Read more

Better Horror 15 Years Ago

Feeling excited, I wait for my PlayStation 5 to flicker on so I can go somewhere I haven’t before, the USG Ishimura, splattered with fresh blood by Motive Studio for its Dead Space remake, released January 27. The mining ship has always been the gray spinal cord to trigger-happy horror Dead Spaceoriginally released in 2008 … Read more

Thank You, Hi-Fi Rush, For Sparing Us From Video Game Marketing

screenshot: hifi rush hifi rusha game built around the concept of pure joy, was notable last week for two things. One, it’s really, really good! And two, it achieved that rarest of video game features: a successful surprise release. By surprise I mean absolute surprise. One minute nobody knew the game even existed, the next … Read more

Phil Spencer Defends Future Of Halo Amid Cuts And Criticism

Image: 343 Industries / Microsoft Things haven’t been going great for Xbox recently. Microsoft is facing stiff resistance in its attempt to acquire Activision Blizzard. It released hardly any big exclusive blockbusters last year. And it just cut over 10,000 jobs last week, including many senior developers at Halo Infinite studio 343 Industries. Microsoft Gaming … Read more

Smash Bros Pro Hurt Jumping From Illegal Taxi On Way To Tourney

Just trying to get away from the fakes.Image: nintendo A big fighting game tournament, Genesis 9, took place from January 20-23 in San Jose, California. Top talent from around the world, including Super Smash Bros. competitors Leonardo “MkLeo” Lopez and Samuel “Dabuz” Buzby, gathered at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center to play games like … Read more

$2,000 Steam Game Starts With 8-Minute-Long Men’s Rights Rant

This AI just wants to be your friend, Brian.Image: ProX.team Steam gets a bunch of new games all the time, but one has been making headlines this week for its absurdly exorbitant $2,000 price tag. That game, The Hidden and Unknown, isn’t exactly worth your time, though, especially considering that it has this extremely long … Read more