Ship of Theseus is a straightforward game. You are given dozens of body parts with which to design and construct an android. Mixing and matching pieces until you settle on a unique creation is a lot of fun. But Ship of Theseus is also a meditation on the human body and what it means to modify our own flesh.
Video games are constantly trying different ways to make you feel like the game you’re playing has exciting, tangible stakes. Some are more creative about it than others.
A perfectly timed dodge is already a thing of beauty. Adding kick-ass slow motion afterwards makes it even better. I’m convinced there’s no better feeling in all of video games than a dodge into a slow motion action move. In games, I’ll spend all my points upgrading my dodge in hope of chasing this highly specific,…
We’re finishing Nier: Automata right now on Twitch. That’s routes B, C, D, and E all for the price of one stream. Come join the chat and enjoy one of 2017's best games.
We’re returning to our playthrough of Nier: Automata right now on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. It’s a game about happy androids, where nothing goes wrong.
Square Enix announced that Nier: Automata is coming to the Xbox One on June 26th, 2018, then they removed the announcement page. According to the now-removed page, it will be released in a “Become As Gods” edition that includes the “3C3C1D119440927" DLC and some cosmetic items.
Yoko Taro wants folks to knock it off with the fan art and cosplay complaints, saying one of the reasons he doesn’t actively retweet fan art or cosplay is because he doesn’t want to broadcast them to “strange people.”
Nier: Automata’s existential story about an endless war between androids and machines has a ton of great moments. My favorite moment of all doesn’t come from an epic sword duel on top of a tower or a difficult, fourth wall-breaking decision, but instead from a perfect musical cue.
SAN FRANCISCO—Without his mask, Yoko Taro looks like anyone else at the Game Developers Conference. He has a thin grey beard and wears a black hoodie with short, flowing sleeves that wouldn’t seem out of place at Hogwarts. His head is shaved, and his face is round, but otherwise he doesn’t resemble the giant Nier mask…
Yoko Taro gets finally gets his overdue D.I.C.E. award for Role-Playing Game of the Year, as well as an apology from Square Enix. Hooray!
In the latest episode of Fave This, Gita Jackson and Maddy Myers talk about the never-ending debate around games like Bayonetta. What do people miss when they obsess over whether or not something is ‘sexist’? Beyond their lurid character designs, what do games like Nier: Automata and Soul Calibur actually say or…
The end of the world is here, and I never thought it’d sound so beautiful.
Nier Automata is cruel to its characters.
Video game fashion goes through trends just like fashion in the real world. In 2017, games let us pretend we were at a fashion week, express our true selves, and do somersaults in six inch heels and a miniskirt.
In 2017, I played a lot of games, but only 10 could make the cut for this blog. Culling the herd to just 10 was heartbreaking and required intense soul-searching. In no particular order, the best games I played in 2017:
I’ve played approximately two billion video games this year. Narrowing that list down to 10 was a painful and bloody process, but I finally managed to choose my favorite games from one of the most exciting years in recent memory.
Have you been playing Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on your phone a little bit each day? Were you enjoying helping out your friendly neighbors with frivolous tasks, crafting your favorite style of coffee table and generally just vibing along to it all? Well the director of NieR: Automata is here to tell you just how…
A picture is worth 1,000 words and a good Simpsons picture is worth one kwyjibo. An intrepid Twitter user is turning still from The Simpsons into wonderful summaries of 2017's top video games.