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Assassin's Creed Odyssey's First Epic Mercenary Isn't Very Epic  Assassin's Creed Odyssey's First Epic Mercenary Isn't Very Epic 

It’s been over a month since epic mercenaries were originally planned to arrive in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and the game has finally received its first one. These unique battles, which grant special rewards and in-game currency, could be a chance to highlight Odyssey’s combat system and challenge players to adopt new…

Battlefield V: The Kotaku Review Battlefield V: The Kotaku Review

Battlefield V is complicated, sweeping, and enjoyable to play. Its narrative highlights World War II’s lesser known fronts, and its competitive multiplayer is fast-paced and action-focused. It’s romantic, it’s exhilarating, and I can’t shake the feeling that something is off about it. For every grand feat of daring,…

How To Find Fallout 76's Mothman

Fallout 76's post-apocalyptic West Virginia is a mean place with few friends. Instead of getting your face chewed off by snallyghasters, why not spend time with the adorable Mothman? I’ll show you how in this video. The Mothman can be randomly found throughout the game world, but the chance of an encounter is low.…

Take me hooooome! Paul and I are streaming Fallout 76 right now on Twitch. Join us for power armor, power glitches, and Mothmans.

Half-Life, Revisited Half-Life, Revisited

I first played Half-Life in 1998 and played it again recently for a series of livestreams on Twitch. It’s been 20 years since the game was released, and what I experienced so many years later made me reassess the game. It’s a chaotic, if sometimes sloppy, masterpiece.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey's Lost Tales Add Humor And Depth Assassin's Creed Odyssey's Lost Tales Add Humor And Depth

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has slowly expanded since release with live events and new monsters to fight. These activities and challenges give a sense of continued danger to the Grecian world, but a smattering of new quest has been the most surprising and exciting new additions. The new “Lost Tales of Greece”—two of…

Assassin's Creed Odyssey's New Cyclops Boss Is A Letdown Assassin's Creed Odyssey's New Cyclops Boss Is A Letdown

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey continues to expand after the game’s release, offering new challenges and rewards for hearty mercenaries. The latest, a battle against a towering cyclops, could have been a tough and rewarding fight. Instead, it’s surprisingly mundane.

I feel fired up, Bob. Tim and I are streaming the Spyro Reignited trilogy right now on Twitch. Come and join chat as Tim explains to me what the big deal is with this tank control-y dragon dude.

Tetris Effect Has An Amazing Throwback Game Boy Level

The first game I ever owned was Tetris for the Game Boy. I sucked back then, and I’m not too hot now, but nearly 30 years later I have a chance to go back to that experience thanks to an 8-bit level in Tetris Effect.

The Internet Reacts To The Detective Pikachu Trailer The Internet Reacts To The Detective Pikachu Trailer

The Detective Pikachu movie finally has a trailer and it’s some pretty wild stuff. There’s tons of hairy Pokémon, and also Ryan Reynolds. I don’t have many strong feelings about Pokémon, but I felt a strange chill come over me as I watched a hyper-realistic looking Pikachu speak with Deadpool’s voice. Okay, I thought, …

An EA representative has told Kotaku that the developers are “aware of the issue and investigating a fix for” a glitch preventing Medic from reviving fallen teammates in Battlefield V. Which is good, since it was pretty awkward just standing there as my buddies died.

Nothing to see here. Paul and I are streaming through new levels in Hitman 2 right now on Twitch. Come join chat to watch “accidents” happen.

Hitman’s Deadliest Weapon Is A Coin Hitman’s Deadliest Weapon Is A Coin

Before leaving for missions in Hitman 2, you can choose to bring a handful of gadgets and gear. You have your trusty silenced pistol, remote controlled mines, and lockpicks. These dastardly tools of the trade pale in comparison to the game’s most deadly accessory: the humble and unassuming coin.

After A Rough Beta, Battlefield V Is Looking Good After A Rough Beta, Battlefield V Is Looking Good

Battlefield V, playable now for EA Access and Origin Premier members, takes the series back to its World War Two roots with far more spectacle than when the series premiered in 2002. I was skeptical after the game’s rough betas, and while I’ve only had a handful of hours with its latest incarnation, Battlefield V has…

Heather and Paul are punching Nazis and capturing objectives in Battlefield V right now on Twitch. Come join chat and watch!

Hello, Agent 47. Me and Riley are streaming Hitman 2 right now on Twitch. Come join chat for some press sneaky action and, um... “accidents.”

A Game Packed With Games Studies Knowledge

Games are a complicated medium with various subcultures and tons of academic thinking on matters like mechanics and design. Footnotes is an exploration game that combines study and play, introducing players to nuggets of games academia and knowledge while wandering through colorful spaces.

Castlevania's Netflix Showrunner On Humanizing Villains And What's Wrong (And Right) With Games Castlevania's Netflix Showrunner On Humanizing Villains And What's Wrong (And Right) With Games

Netflix’s Castlevania is a strong adaptation and expansion on Castelvania III: Dracula’s Curse. I spoke to showrunner Adi Shankar about why certain characters were added, which Castlevania stories he thinks could also make good shows, and his thoughts on the similarities between Hollywood and the video game industry.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey, One Month Later Assassin's Creed Odyssey, One Month Later

It’s been one month since Assassin’s Creed Odyssey released, allowing players around the world to live out their lifelong fantasies of fighting sharks and hunting down cultists. Between issues of microtransactions, canceled live events, and new quests, the game continues to generate discussion and grow bigger with…

Tim and I can’t wait for Hitman 2, so we’re streaming one of our favorite game in the series: Blood Money. Come watch us on Twitch and join chat for assassination and good times.

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