Game Pass Vs. The New PS Plus, The Comparison We Had To Make

Game Pass Vs.  The New PS Plus, The Comparison We Had To Make

Image: Sony / Microsoft / Kotaku Two months ago, Sony reimagined PS Plus, its longtime membership program for PlayStation owners. Now, it looks a whole lot like Microsoft’s Game Pass: For roughly the same amount of money, both offer access to the Netflix-style games-on-demand library. Obviously, we had to stack the two services up against … Read more

Lawyer To Pay Activision For Not Playing Call Of Duty

Lawyer To Pay Activision For Not Playing Call Of Duty

Uh, say what now?Image: Infinity Ward The lawsuit against Activision Blizzard was dismissed last month because, according to a judge in the Southern California District Court where the complaint was brought, the plaintiffs didn’t play enough Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare to make an informed case against the maligned publisher. For once in Activision Blizzard’s … Read more

The Best Steam Deck Games Of 2022

The Best Steam Deck Games Of 2022

Image: Valve / FromSoftware / Square Enix / No Matter Studio / Kotaku The Steam Deck, Valve’s mega-powerful mini-PC, only arrived this year, and while there are many reasons to check out one of the most exciting pieces of gaming hardware available today, the amount of great, hassle-free games available on the device is proof … Read more

Halo 2’s ‘Impossible’ $20,000 Challenge Finally Conquered

Halo 2’s ‘Impossible’ ,000 Challenge Finally Conquered

screenshot: Bungie / IGDB They said it was impossible and, for nearly two decades, that seemed to be the case. But last night, a streamer named Jervalin beat halo 2‘s “LASO deathless” challenge, earning a cool $20,000 in the process. Talk about finishing the fight. Let’s rewind. Earlier this summer, the YouTuber Charles “Cr1tikal” White … Read more

What Happened To B12 And The Cat?

What Happened To B12 And The Cat?

screenshot: Annapurna / Kotaku Stray, a post-apocalyptic adventure game about a cat, is mostly excellent. Two of us at kotaku recently powered through its puzzlesdevouring its dense, mysteriously post-apocalyptic environments and generally enjoying living out the power-fantasy of role-playing a cat. Then we hit the credits. Obviously, we had to talk. Ari Notis: John, we’ve … Read more

Symphony Of War Is A Steam Hit Perfect For Fire Emblem Fans

Symphony Of War Is A Steam Hit Perfect For Fire Emblem Fans

screenshot: Dancing Dragon Games There’s been a raft of intriguing strategy RPGs this yearbut one of my favorites so far is Symphony of War. It’s been climbing the charts on Steam in recent months, and for good reason. From a distance it looks like another Fire Emblem knockoff. Up close it’s enough doing interesting things … Read more

Xenoblade 3 Is Already Winning Me Over

Xenoblade 3 Is Already Winning Me Over

screenshot: Nintendo I’ve been looking forward to Monolith Soft’s next game since the last one ended in 2017, though not without my fair share of reservations. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was a meandering JRPG with a hodgepodge of systems and extremely uneven storytelling. As much as I love the series, I was worried Xenoblade Chronicles 3 … Read more

The Analogue Pocket Just Got Its Long-Awaited Jailbreak

The Analogue Pocket Just Got Its Long-Awaited Jailbreak

Image: Analogue / Kotaku / Se_vector (shutterstock) Analogue Co.’s pocket there iss always turned heads: first for being the most authentic-seeming Game Boy replacement ever announcedthen for taking an extraordinary length of time to finally come out. But come out it did, and it was pretty good. For some, its biggest drawback was that it … Read more