GamePass vs. The new PS Plus, the comparison we had to make

Image: Sony / Microsoft / Kotaku Two months ago, Sony reinvented PS Plus, the old membership program for PlayStation owners. Now it’s very much like Microsoft’s Game Pass: for about the same money, both offer access to a Netflix-esque games-on-demand library. Obviously, we had to stack the two services against each other. Price Game Pass … Read more

GameStop sold NFT games without ‘permission’, developer claims

Image: Gamestop / Krystian Majewski / Kotaku GameStop proved once again with their NFT shenanigans that an unregulated market built on planet-destroying technology, and this might shock you, isn’t a great idea. In a thorough report of Ars Technica, the GameStop NFT market is once again the subject of controversy, as an NFT miner on … Read more

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, just arrived this year, and while there are many reasons to check out one of the most exciting pieces of gaming hardware available today, it’s the number of great, hassle-free games. available on the device … Read more

Elden Ring has racked up billions of YouTube views since launch

I am the Elden Lord, YouTube.Image: FromSoftware / YouTube / Kotaku we know how hot Elden Ring has become. Released on February 25, FromSoftware’s latest Soulslike has shipped some 13.4 million copies to date, making it more successful than Sledgehammer Games disappointment Call of Duty: Vanguard from last year, a franchise often known for dominating … Read more

Game Pass loses one of its best games, gets the worst from Ubisoft

Image: Kitfox / Ubisoft On the one hand, Game Pass loses a lovingly crafted dungeon crawler that says things about the existence of modern life. But then again, at least it gets one of the most callous Ubisoft card games in recent history (I’ll give you a guess). Here’s what’s coming to Microsoft’s games-on-demand service … Read more

Netflix’s New Cyberpunk 2077 Anime Looks Breathtaking

Sha sha boo yah sha sha sha boo yah roll call!poison: Netflix / Trigger / CD Project Red / Kotaku Netflix just released a new trailer for its anime series based on cyberpunk 2077, and it’s more breathtaking than CD Projekt Red’s action role-playing video game. First announced in 2020, Cyberpunk: Edge Runners is a … Read more

NFL QB’s $230 Million Contract Limits His Call of Duty Time

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) The leaked details of a huge National Football League contract reveal that a team was concerned about its star quarterback playing video games instead of studying. (h/t The Washington Post) Amid rumors of shaky negotiations, the Arizona Cardinals and two-time Pro Bowl roster Kyler Murray signed a new contract last … Read more

How to make a pastel colored playroom with the most kawaii outfit?

Photo: 10eegaming Crack open the door to self-described “kawaii tech creator” heavenly flowers‘ room, and you’ll suddenly feel like you’ve lived your life like a strawberry in some Fruity Pebbles granola. Like countless others gamers onlineFleurs is an expert on “pastel gaming” – a term that comes from Japanese kawaii aesthetic, and perhaps a need … Read more

Why Everyone Is Obsessed With A Cat Cyberpunk Game

Photo: my box My method of measuring a game’s popularity doesn’t rely on parsing sales numbers from NPD or concurrent player lists from SteamDB. No, my tell is pass-fail: whether my mom texted me about it. For the past week, my mom has asked me more about “the cat game” than any other game I’ve … Read more

Twitch Bans Trans Streamer Keffals For Speaking About Abuse

Screenshot: YouTube / Keffals / Kotaku Trans-streamer Clara “Keffals” Sorrenti made a name for himself on Twitch in late February this year as an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ+ issues after Texas Governor George Abbott ordered the Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate the parents of trans children for child abuse. Now Sorrenti says … Read more