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How the "Last Living Soviet Video Game Developers" Recruited Chapo Trap House for Disco Elysium

ZA/UM Studio and Virgil Texas of Chapo Trap House tell us how they became comrades for a video game.

Axe of the Blood God: The Death Stranding Spoilercast is Here

Kat, Hirun, and Eric get together to talk about everything that happens in Kojima's confounding new blockbuster.

Need for Speed Heat Review: Better, But Still Getting Lapped By Forza Horizon

Need For Speed Heat isn't good enough to compete.

Death Stranding, Explained: Breaking Down the Complex Relationships, Mysteries, and Ending of Hideo Kojima's Sprawling Epic

There's a lot to unpack in Kojima Productions' Death Stranding. That hasn't stopped us from having a crack at it.

Latest News

Monster Energy's Stock Prices Jumped the Day Death Stranding Came Out

Psychological suggestion is a Monster of a motivator.

Google Stadia's Launch Lineup Has 12 Games and a Single Exclusive

Tequila Works' Gylt is the only title you won't be able to play anywhere else... for now.

Pokemon Masters Roadmap Aims to Make the Game Actually Fun to Play

Pokemon Masters is about to use a Hyper Potion on its problems.

Pokemon Devs Respond to #ThankYouGameFreak Hashtag: "Sending the Love Back at You"

Pokemon fans flooded Twitter with positivity, and it was super effective.

Katamari Dev’s Wattam Finally Has a Release Date

It'll debut on PS4 and PC a little over five years after it was announced.

The Last Japanese Trailer for Pokemon Sword and Shield Keeps its Reveals Short and Sweet

Blink and you'll miss two more Pokemon Game Freak wants to show you ahead of release.

Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan Just Threw in His Support for Blitzchung

"I think the suspension should be reduced more or eliminated. But that's just me."

Latest Articles

What Game Would Be Better If You Had to Carry a Baby Around With You?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Death Stranding's out, so let's think about what games would be better if you nurtured a baby.

A Devolver Co-Founder Makes A Plea For Publishers To Rethink Predatory Microtransactions

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Devolver Digital co-founder Mike Wilson likens addictive titles to crystal meth.

Need for Speed Heat: We Recreate the Jurassic Park Jeep and Other Iconic Cars

We'll teach you how to bring your favorite movie cars to life.

We Need a Mass Effect Remaster for More Important Reasons Than Nostalgia

Shepard's legacy should outlive their consoles.

Nioh 2's Beta is a Brutal Brick Wall of Difficulty

Like its predecessor, Nioh 2 cranks its difficulty amp way up.

Death Stranding Roundtable: We're Still Trying to Figure Out What the Heck We Just Played

Eric, Kat, and Hirun answer some follow-up questions about Death Stranding on the occasion of its launch.

Starting Screen is our weekly column featuring news, commentary, and music to help you get over your case of the Mondays.

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Starting Screen | Three Classic Letters That Show How Much Easier It Is to Be a Video Game Fan in 2019

The gaming community knew nothing in the '90s, and frankly, neither did a lot of publishers.

Starting Screen | Starting Screen: Please Stop Putting Big Spiders In Video Games

I'm tired of it, and I don't have a good reason for it!

Latest Reviews

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Review: Run, Jump, Repeat

In pursuit of gold, Mario and Sonic mostly serves up bronze-worthy minigames and a story mode that could've shined a lot brighter.

Death Stranding Review: The Boldest, And Most Perplexing, Game of 2019

Hideo Kojima’s first independent effort is an unexpected bridge to the PS2.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Review: Unlaced Boots on the Ground

This year's Call of Duty is a reinvention, and it both goes too far and not far enough.

Luigi's Mansion 3 Review: Only the Poltergust Sucks

Luigi cleans house in his third ghost-busting adventure.

MediEvil Review: Sometimes Dead is Better

MediEvil is revived for our modern era, but we question if it should've been.

The Outer Worlds Review: To Boldly Go Where Mega-Corps Have Gone Before

Seek out new life and new civilizations, and then steal stuff from them.

Disco Elysium Review: The Voices in Your Head Are Real, and They'll Get You in Trouble

This unique RPG highlights everything that goes on inside our heads.

Podcast

Axe of the Blood God Console RPG Quest: The Sega Saturn

Digital Foundry's John Linneman joins Kat and Nadia to talk about one of the most interesting consoles in history.

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Death Stranding

Death Stranding on PC Won't Be an Epic Exclusive

And everyone breathed a short sigh of relief.

Trump, Brexit, and Movies: Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding Media Tour Has Been a Fun Ride So Far

Pre-launch coverage of Death Stranding has been suitably bizarre.

Here's a Translation of the Full Short Story Behind Death Stranding's Opening Quote

Kotaku's Tim Rogers transcribed the whole of "Nawa" to English.

Death Stranding is Confirmed for PC in 2020

Kojima's next game isn't Sony exclusive.

Today in Death Stranding Weirdness: Conan O’Brien in an Otter Hat

The Clueless Gamer will make a cameo appearance.

Surprise! CHVRCHES Have Recorded a Song for Death Stranding, Listen to it Here

Timefall, an original album for the game, releases later this year.

Death Stranding Is Officially Done

Time to gather up the social strands and party.

George Miller Once Called Death Stranding "Mathematically Correct," Hideo Kojima Says

The Fury Road director seems to like what Kojima's going for.

Long Reads

Death Stranding's Stealth Gameplay Has Shades of Metal Gear Solid, But Not the Whole Picture

Sam's sneaking missions can still be fun, even if they don't quite measure up.

The Unique Trauma I Shared With Red Dead Redemption 2

Sometimes life doesn't have a plan, Arthur. Sometimes things are just nutty.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Postmortem: The Making of the Expansion and the Future of the Series

We talk to Capcom about the challenge of making new monsters, future events, and that wonderful Palico grandmother.

Thank God Apex Legends Finally Has a Proper Training Mode

Apex Legends introduces a new training mode where you can finally test out every character.

On Its 10th Anniversary, Dragon Age: Origins is Better Than You Remember

Dragon Age: Origins was willing to eschew Mass Effect's infamous moral binary for something deeper.

Blizzard's Commitment to Free Expression Doesn't Mean Much With Blitzchung Still Banned

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Blizzard calls its suspension of Blitzchung for voicing support for the ongoing Hong Kong protests a "tough Hearthstone esports moment."

Retro

The Best Moments From Sakurai's Big Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tribute to King of Fighters

Terry's entrance into Smash Bros. came with a lot of fanfare.

No, Playtonic Isn't Working on a New Banjo-Kazooie

"At first, we found it amusing that Ed Bryan's bag is being used as serious 'evidence.'"

A Thank You From USgamer For Extra Life 2019

We beat our goal, and it's thanks to all of you.

Bluepoint Games Is Teasing Something, Your Guess As to What

The studio tweeted out a cavalcade of spooky references.

Role Playing Games

The Outer Worlds Companions List

This is our guide on all the Companions in The Outer Worlds, including how to find and unlock each one.

Pokemon Sword and Shield's Featured Song From the Creator of Undertale is an A+ Jam

Toby Fox describes it as "a fierce track full of explosive power."

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Makes Big Changes to Summoning

Not just anyone can beckon the Knights of the Round.

Anyone Who Wanted Kingdom Hearts 3 Seems to Have Bought it at Launch

Final Fantasy 14 and mobile games carry Square Enix through a quiet year.

Red Dead Online Legendary Bounty (5/11): How to Catch Etta Doyle

We’re here to show you how to catch this elusive legendary bounty.

How to Turn Into a Yokai in Nioh 2

Nioh 2 has a lot of layers, but none are arguably more complex - or more important - as your Yokai form and your Amrita meter.

This 7-Minute Final Fantasy 7 Remake Commercial Will Warm Your Cynical Heart

Who needs new gameplay footage when you have drama?

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