Take $40 Off a Reader Favorite Mesh Network, the Netgear Orbi

NETGEAR Orbi Whole Home Mesh WiFi System (RBK23) | $200 | AmazonRead more...

Take $40 Off a Reader Favorite Mesh Network, the Netgear Orbi

NETGEAR Orbi Whole Home Mesh WiFi System (RBK23) | $200 | AmazonRead more...

Pokémon Was Born 24 Years Ago Today

Can you believe it? Today is Pokémon’s birthday. On February 27, 1996, Pokémon Red and Green were released in Japan. The world has never been the same.Read more...

Roasted Chestnuts.

Roasted Chestnuts. Kyoto, Japan. By Bobby Vu | Instagram Read more...

Welcome To City 27

Josef Anton is a freelance concept artist who has worked on games like the Anno series and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.Read more...

Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Beating The Backlog – Bloodstained

Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Beating The Backlog - Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon • The Creepiness Of Home Alone 2 (game) • TAY Retro: Famicom - Buggy Popper (Bump ‘n Jump) [TV Commercial, JP] Read more...

Diablo IV Will Let Players Use Controllers On PC And Rebind Practically Everything

Diablo IV will feature an array of expanded control options for PC users, Blizzard revealed today in the first of its new developer blogs. These will include the ability to use controllers on PC, as well as rebinding the primary

New Modern Warfare Mode Offers Large-Scale Battles With No Pesky Tanks

New limited-time modes are giving players more options for large-scale warfare in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Read more...

Twitch Apologizes For Suspending Debate Streamers Over Fake Copyright Claims

Yesterday evening, Twitch suspended a slew of high-profile streamers who, whether occasionally or full-time, cover politics. Those caught up in the snare included speedrunner Mychal “Trihex” Jefferson, lefty podcasters Chapo Trap House, and political p...

GOG’s New Refund Policy Is Extremely Generous

PC marketplace Good Old Games announced a new refund policy today, and uh, it’s very kind. Maybe even too kind.Read more...

Kotaku 2020-02-26 23:51:00

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Is Still The Best In The Series, Don’t @ Me

I wasn’t a Nintendo kid growing up. That honor belonged to my best friend who managed to have a Nintendo Entertainment System. When the time came, I bought a Sega Genesis, and there was one game that reigned about all

Cosplayers Across America Are Fundraising For Bernie

Bernie Sanders isn’t running for President on the back of billionaires. He’s getting there via donations from supporters, and today, that’s a bunch of cosplayers.Read more...

Why It’s Hard, But Not Impossible, to Make a Board Game About Climate Change

Game designer Elizabeth Hargrave helped jumpstart a tabletop revolution with Wingspan, an environmental board game about creating habitats for birds. Her upcoming release, Mariposas, has players guiding monarch butterflies on their migration. But there...

Breath Of The Wild Player Beats Calamity Ganon In 11 Seconds

Few experiences in video games feel better than demolishing a tough boss after figuring out the perfect strategy. Reddit user Master_t0rch recently took this to the extreme by optimizing the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild fight against Calamity

Black to the Future: This Scientist May Hold the Key to Time Travel

Ronald Mallett, a theoretical physicist and professor emeritus of physics at the University of Connecticut, claims to have the solution to time travel.Read more...

Destiny 2 Lead Says They’re Trying To Fix The ‘FOMO’ Problem

In a new Director’s Cut blog post over on Bungie’s website, Destiny 2 director Luke Smith wrote that the studio wants to change how the game’s three-month seasons filled with time-limited activities work in the future so players don’t feel

Shadow of the Colossus And Sonic Forces Are March’s PS Plus Games

The PlayStation Plus offerings for March feature one of the greatest games ever made... and the PS4 version of Shadow of the Colossus. As always, these games are only “free” if you’re a member of PS Plus (which costs $10

‘Konami Code’ Creator Kazuhisa Hashimoto Dies At 61

Kazuhisa Hashimoto, veteran video game developer and creator of the famous Konami Code, died this week at the age of 61.Read more...

Shovel Knight Is Getting A Puzzle Spin-Off Called Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon

We’re getting a new Shovel Knight game that looks like a mashup of The Legend of Zelda and Candy Crush. Sure, alright, sign me up. Read more...

Five Clever Ways to Store and Display an Eyewear Collection

I should not admit this, but I’m going to admit this: I, personally, have way too many pairs of sunglasses. The problem is that I love and wear them all and I have no intention of reducing my collection. I

Heroes Rising Is So Incredibly Bonkers, It Might Just Break My Hero Academia

Ever since Kohei Horikoshi’s seminal shonen manga, and then Studio Bones’ incredible adaptation of it, hit the world, it feels like it’s just kept powering up, quite like its cast of rough-and-ready wannabe heroes. Now the series’ second crack at

Inside the Extremely Vanilla World of Pete Buttigieg Fanfiction

Thirty-eight-year-old presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg would be winning the election if the election was held on Archive of Our Own, an open-source platform of slightly highbrow user-submitted fanworks from a variety of fandoms. On Archive of Our ...

Wednesday’s Best Deals: MacBook Air, Ninja Blender, Give’r Gloves, and More

An Anker portable projector, SteelSeries gaming mouse, and a USB-C adapter lead off Wednesday’s best deals from around the web.Read more...

Kotaku 2020-02-26 16:10:00

Platinum Games Is Finally Publishing Its Own Original Game

For years now, Platinum Games has been making games under contract or with the cooperation of publishers, whether that was Sega or Square Enix. Now, it’s finally making a game that it fully owns and will self publish. Right now,