Category Archives: Asian news

The Week In Games: Mr. President, Your Mech Is Ready

After years and years of being a Japan-only Xbox release, Metal Wolf Chaos is finally come out in more places later this week. Now we can all experience the fun of being the President of The United States and using

Top Republicans Are Blaming Video Games for the White Terrorist Attacks

Dear Republicans, say it with me: White terr-or-ism. White supremacy. Domestic terrorism. Guns. Hate. Insecurity. Ignorance. Money. Read more...

Oscar “Shinku” Jaimes opened Evo 2019 finals day with a victory in the BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle ch

Oscar “Shinku” Jaimes opened Evo 2019 finals day with a victory in the BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle championship. Shinku defeated three Japanese powerhouses—Kamisue “mekasue” Kazuya, Seitaro “domi” Ohno, and Hiroyuki “Kyamei” Kamei—en route to his first ...

Borderlands 2 Developer Explains Why The Game Is Filled With Weird, Hidden Cubes

Popular YouTube channel Boundary Break, who has popped up on Kotaku multiple times, has released a new video where he explores Borderlands 2. But this time the channel was able to get a developer from the studio behind Borderlands, Gearbox,

‘Shop Contest: Finding The Next Twitch Superstar

Ninja, the former Twitch superstar, has left the popular streaming service and is now only on Mixer. This leaves a gap for someone else to jump into Twitch streaming and become the next Ninja! Let’s figure out who that next

15 Years Later, I Was Finally Brave Enough To Finish Doom 3

After the recent surprise release of Doom 3 on PS4, Xbox One, and Switch I felt I needed to finally accomplish something I had been putting off for too long. It was time to load up Doom 3, start a

Sunday Comics: He Seems Nice

Hello! It’s time for Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon.Read more...

Sunday’s Best Deals: Razer Keyboard Eufy Robovacs, TP-Link Smart Plugs, and More

A Kindle Bestseller sale, stainless steel steak knives, Captain Toad: Treasure Hunter, and Owlee Speakers lead off Sunday’s best deals from around the web.Read more...

Dominique “SonicFox” McLean is once again the king of Mortal Kombat thanks to securing the Mortal Ko

Dominique “SonicFox” McLean is once again the king of Mortal Kombat thanks to securing the Mortal Kombat 11 championship at Evo 2019. This was his second grand finals appearance of the day after losing a close match to Goichi “GO1" Kishida

GO1 Breaks Down In Tears After Defeating SonicFox, Winning Dragon Ball FighterZ At Evo 2019

Dragon Ball FighterZ is in a very different place than it was in 2018, especially when it comes to the Evolution Championship Series. The shine has worn off the game a bit due to various factors, and attendance dropped considerably

Greenland Lost 12.5 Billion Tons of Ice in Record-Breaking, Single-Day Meltdown

After Greenland spent a good portion of July on fire, last week’s heatwave similarly scorched the country’s ice sheet, triggering a meltdown affecting roughly 60 percent of its surface. On Thursday alone, new data shows the ice shelf lost 12.5

‘Shop Contest: National Mustard Day, Winners!

Happy National Mustard Day! Grab your bottles of mustard and start eating stuff covered in that spicy, yellow sauce. This magical day only comes once a year, so take advantage of it! To celebrate the holiday, I asked you wonderful

The Voice Actor For Seteth In Fire Emblem: Three Houses Is Now Performing Popular Seteth Memes

Quickly after the release of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, fans of the game began creating memes focusing on the character of Seteth. And now Seteth’s voice actor is actually reading and voicing some of these memes on Twitter.Read more...

The Women Of The Fighting Game Community Have One Clear Request: ‘Listen’

Evo 2019 hosted a special panel titled “The Women of the FGC,” allowing female members of the community the opportunity to speak about their experiences within the competitive fighting game space. While the hour-long discussion would touch on a variety...

Finally, You Can Purchase The “Yellow Dog With Cone” Statue In GTA Online

Grand Theft Auto Online players waited years for the casino to open and the latest large update finally did just that. Players have been excited. But not all was well. You see, there was still something missing. But finally, our

The Weirdest Fighting Game Being Played At Evo This Weekend

I found the weirdest fighting game at Evo 2019. Its name is Ultra Fight Da! Kyanta 2 and it is beautiful.Read more...

E3 Expo Leaks The Personal Information Of Over 2,000 Journalists

A spreadsheet containing the contact information and personal addresses of over 2,000 games journalists, editors, and other content creators was recently found to have been published and publicly accessible on the website of the E3 Expo.Read more...

Sharpedo Can Shoot Water Out Of Its Ass At 75 MPH

Every Pokemon is interesting and worth talking about. I don’t play a ton of Pokemon, but I do enjoy the universe and I love learning more about the creatures in it. So, Here’s Another Pokemon! It’s Sharpedo!Read more...

Dance Your Pain Away, Harry

Hello! This week we check out the new Call Of Duty, learn about the bizarre tale of the fake game studio, anger that annoying friend, get some new Nintendo VR action and dance away all our fears and suffering. Read

Saturday’s Best Deals: eBag Cubes, Splendor, Harmon Kardon Speakers, and More

A 65" Sceptre TV, smokeless grill, PS4 Slim bundle, and the final days of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale lead off Saturday’s best deals from around the web. Read more...

Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale Ends This Weekend

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Add Splendor To Your Board Game Shelf For a Low $19

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Yuta “Yuttoto” Sudo is Evo 2019’s Soulcalibur VI champion.

Yuta “Yuttoto” Sudo is Evo 2019’s Soulcalibur VI champion. He fended off a fierce challenge from runner-up Zain “Bluegod” Tibeishat to become the game’s first official Evo champion.Read more...

Sigma’s New ‘Asylum’ Skin Raises Concerns About Overwatch’s Handling Of Mental-Illness Tropes

Overwatch’s newest hero, Sigma, was introduced to the world on a gurney. Though the video was purposefully non-linear, Sigma had suffered a mental breakdown after attempting to harness the power of a black hole. He hollered half-coherently while being ...

I Can’t Wait To Destroy My Friends In Hot Shot Burn

In addition to hardcore competition, Evo 2019 has also provided a decent chunk of floor space for independent developers to show off their games. Flaming Flamingo took advantage of this opportunity to demonstrate its upcoming game, Hot Shot Burn, in

I Fixed Madden NFL 20’s Opening Cinematic

I found that Madden NFL 20's intro lacked both The Monday Night Football Theme Song and vocabularic loquaciousness. So I made this. Well, bye.Read more...