Shigeru Miyamoto Accidentally Trolled Nintendo Direct Fans

Screenshot: Nintendo/Kotaku Tuesday’s Nintendo Direct was highly publicized, with a whopping 40 minutes devoted to the Japanese company’s handheld console and its games. Most people kept their expectations somewhat in check, because Nintendo said the event would largely focus on products coming out this holiday season. But that still leaves room for surprises, and when … Read more

Meta AKA Facebook’s Hyped VR Headset Leaked By Guy In Hotel

Screenshot: Zectariuz Gaming / Ramiro Cardenas / Kotaku It’s always worth rummaging through the side of the bed or drawers when staying in a hotel room. Who knows what interesting items may have been forgotten by the previous guest? Like, say, a top-secret Oculus VR headset. That is what happened to hotel worker Ramiro Cárdenas, … Read more

How to watch tomorrow’s next drunk Nintendo Direct

Screenshot: nintendo There will be a Nintendo Direct on Tuesday morning, September 13 at 10 a.m. ET, Nintendo has Just announced. It will also be a big game, with an estimated clock time of 40 minutes. We hope we hear about some of the biggest games that Nintendo has been quiet about for a while, … Read more

Soulslikes need easy mode and Steelrising proves it

Image: Spiders / Nacon The initial moments of rise steel it felt surprisingly doable and fun for a soul type, a game genre that often begins with difficult challenges and a sort of “go figure it out” vibe. But once I got to the second map, I ran into an enemy that made me reach … Read more

The Lord of the Rings, Hobbit rights sold to Embracer

Image: the Lord of the Rings The Embracer group, which slowly buying up every video game publisher and studio in the marketjust announced that they have purchased Middle-earth Enterprises, the company that owns the big- and small-screen rights to many of JRR Tolkien’s most important works, including the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. … Read more

Lawyer Will Pay Activision For Not Playing Call Of Duty

Uh, say what now?Image: Infinity Ward A lawsuit against Activision Blizzard was dismissed last month because, according to a judge in the Southern California district court where the lawsuit was filed, the plaintiffs did not play enough. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare to knowingly plead the slandered publisher. For once in Activision Blizzard’s Many Controversial … Read more

Pocket Analog Just Got Its Long-Awaited Jailbreak

Image: Analog / Kotaku / Se_vector (Shutterstock) The Analogue Pocket has always attracted attention: first for being the The most authentic Game Boy replacement ever announcedthen for taking an extraordinary time to finally get out. But it turned out that she did, and it was pretty good. For some, its biggest drawback was that it … Read more

The analog pocket just got its long-awaited jailbreak

Image: Analog/Kotaku/Se_vector (Shutterstock) The Analogue Pocket has always turned heads: first to be the The most authentic Game Boy replacement ever announcedThen for taking an extraordinary amount of time to finally get out. But it came out, and it was pretty good. For some, its biggest downside was that it required increasingly expensive old physical … Read more