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I’m Cramming Old BoxBoy Games Before The Sequel Comes Out I’m Cramming Old BoxBoy Games Before The Sequel Comes Out

About a year ago, I came to grips with my failure to keep up with some of my favorite game series. I’m about two Fire Emblems behind and still about a half-game short of being caught up on Mario & Luigi. I’ve learned that I should just skip and reset with the new one, but I’m not doing that for BoxBoy.

The Division 2's first raid is being delayed from April 25 to some time in May as Ubisoft is embarking on major rebalancing of the game (following a lot of grumbling on forums about issues with builds, exotic weapons and more). A Public Test Server goes live today for anyone who has the game via Uplay on PC. No…

Persona 5's Joker, A Stage Builder And More Are Coming To Smash Bros. Ultimate Tomorrow

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s 3.0 update will be out on Wednesday and will add a lot to the game, even if you aren’t buying the game’s paid DLC.

Microsoft plans to sell a combo deal of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Gamepass for $14.99 a month, the company announced today in their Inside Xbox game stream. While both services already exist, Microsoft isn’t offering the bundled sub until “later this year.” No word if they’ll offer a better deal for an annual…

This year’s Gamescom may be more of an event to watch. Friend of the site Geoff Keighley is creating “Gamescom: Opening Night Live” which he describes to Kotaku as “sort of like an all-in-one press conference” full of game announcements and news. It will stream from Cologne, Germany at 2pm ET on Monday, August 19, to…

The Division 2: The Kotaku Review The Division 2: The Kotaku Review

A few days after The Division 2 first went on sale and after an initial wave of positive reactions, the game’s players discovered a big problem.

How Kirby Games Are Made How Kirby Games Are Made

Shinya Kumazaki seems to have a fun job. He is the chief creator at HAL Laboratory and gets to dream up major Kirby games.

The Unexpected Success Of No Man’s Sky The Unexpected Success Of No Man’s Sky

Sean Murray, lead developer of the planetary exploration game No Man’s Sky, doesn’t want to dwell on negativity, tempting as it is when chatting for an interview about any game with a huge, vocal playerbase.

We’re happy to share the news that the people who build and maintain our site’s Kinja platform have rolled some changes to make Kotaku more accessible to readers with visual disabilities. The company-wide changes, which are detailed here, include improved color contrasts, more visible hyperlinks and alt image tags.

Ubisoft Just Made A Lot Of Notable Changes To The Division 2 Ubisoft Just Made A Lot Of Notable Changes To The Division 2

Players of The Division 2 received a new endgame mission called Tidal Basin that extends the game’s story today, but that’s just part of a raft of changes included in the game’s first big patch. The developers have revamped two of the game’s more controversial systems—Skill mods and Weapon mods—and, hey, as per the…

The Division 2’s Secrets Were Developed In Secret, Even In The Studio The Division 2’s Secrets Were Developed In Secret, Even In The Studio

The development team behind The Division 2 might have been literally and figuratively Massive, but the riddles sprinkled into the game for players to solve were concocted by just four people, according to creative director Julian Gerighty.

Kirby Star Allies' Developers Explain How They Improved The Game A Lot After Launch Kirby Star Allies' Developers Explain How They Improved The Game A Lot After Launch

The early 2018 Switch game Kirby Star Allies improved a lot over the past year thanks to a stream of free downloadable updates. Some significant parts of those updates weren’t originally planned, according to the game’s developers at Kirby studio HAL.

I Played No Man's Sky VR And Almost Punched Sean Murray In The Face I Played No Man's Sky VR And Almost Punched Sean Murray In The Face

I did not punch Sean Murray in the face when I played No Man’s Sky in PlayStation 4 virtual reality last week at a demo event in New York. I almost did, as I reached out to open the canopy of the spaceship I was virtually sitting in, but from the sound he made, I think the game’s lead developer scooted away.

The PS4 Exclusive Iron Man VR Makes A Surprisingly Good First Impression The PS4 Exclusive Iron Man VR Makes A Surprisingly Good First Impression

“We’re not making a rail-shooter. We’re not making an amusement park game. We’re not making a short demo or an experimental Iron Man ‘experience,’” game developer Ryan Payton told me last week in New York City after I had finished a demo of his studio’s forthcoming game, Iron Man VR.

The Truth About Kirby’s Feet Is ‘Top Secret,’ Developer Says The Truth About Kirby’s Feet Is ‘Top Secret,’ Developer Says

I recently contacted Nintendo to see if I could get an interview with the Kirby development team. To my surprise, they replied by offering three interviews. During one of them, I asked what Kirby’s feet look like and the reply was another swerve.

The Controversial Assassin’s Creed III Is More Impressive In 2019 The Controversial Assassin’s Creed III Is More Impressive In 2019

It’s so refreshing to play Assassin’s Creed III now, nearly seven years after its controversial release. The game’s debut was marred by misleading marketing, a surprising game structure, and a lot of bugs, but I always liked the rough-edged yet fascinating adventure the game’s creators actually built. Playing the new…

The Division 2's Wild Puzzles Stump Players, But One Of Them Turns Out To Be Bugged The Division 2's Wild Puzzles Stump Players, But One Of Them Turns Out To Be Bugged

For over a week, Zachary Jaglowski has been trying to figure out what the deal is with a mysterious basement in The Division 2. The 24-year-old graphic designer from New Jersey has explored the small downstairs space with a friend, and they’re convinced something is up with it. They’ve had their characters shoot out…

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