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Xbox Series X Asks the Question, "What's in a Name?"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Microsoft not only unveiled its next console this week, but now Sony will start making games for other consoles too?

Ghost of Tsushima's Game Awards Trailer Gives us Samurai Drama and a Release Window

The game's looking as sharp as Jin's blade.

NPD: Death Stranding's Sales Do Fine in Light of Stiff Competition

There is some silver lining to 7th place.

New Mortal Kombat 11 Update Will Add Krossplay For PS4 and Xbox One [Update]

The Kombat arena seems to be expanding.

The Game Awards 2019 Air Tonight: Where to Watch and What to Expect

Ghosts, games, and Grimes are all set to show up at some point.

Media Molecule's Dreams Comes to Life Early Next Year

With its early access period essentially over, Dreams now has a release date.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Could Be Headed to Other Consoles in 2021

New box art details indicate the remake might be a timed exclusive.

Sony State of Play Stream for December 10: What Time is It, What Will be Shown, and How to Watch

It's an early one, so you might want to set an alarm.

Tekken Wasn't Supposed to Be a Fighting Game, But 25 Years Later It Stands Tall

Devs recall how a tech test and late nights led to the king of 3D fighters.

Minecraft on PS4 Is Finally Getting Cross-Play With Switch, Xbox One and More

Tomorrow, Minecraft completes its console cross-play journey.

What's Your Favorite PlayStation Memory?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | This week is the 25th anniversary of the PlayStation, so let's look back on our fondest memories of Sony's first consoles.

"beYOOOOOOOW Beyowwwwwwww:" The Story Behind Sony's Iconic PlayStation Opening Chime

The music that defined a generation. Oh and Nirvana, I guess.

Sony Schedules a Final State of Play for 2019, Still Won't Talk PS5

C'mon Sucker Punch, show us Tsushima.

The Early Access Period for Dreams Is Coming to an End Soon

If you want in on Dreams before the full release, now's the time.

On Its 25th Anniversary, PlayStation Devs Reflect on Their Greatest Terror: Memory Cards

Turns out the PS2 memory card's quirks were other people's nightmares.

Amazon Will Reportedly Announce a Cloud Gaming Service Next Year

Google, Sony, Microsoft, and soon, Amazon.

Final Fantasy 14 May Have Just Been Confirmed for PS5

Will the realm be reborn again on a new console?

The Game Awards 2019 Nominations: Control and Death Stranding Among Top Nominees

And Smash Bros. gets some belated acknowledgement.

Xbox's Phil Spencer Has Thoughts on Sony Holding Back Important Exclusives From Its Subscription Service

Phil Spencer says putting games on Game Pass doesn't devalue them.

Black Friday 2019 - Only the Best Video Game Deals

Whether you want a PS4, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch on Black Friday, we've got you covered.

No More Finicky DualShock 4 Plugins on PC: Official Support Coming Thanks to Project xCloud

Play Xbox games… on a PC… with a PS4 controller. Really!

Fans Are Comparing Wattam With Death Stranding, and Now Keita Takahashi Is Weighing in

Is Wattam a strand game? Maybe Takahashi or Kojima will tell us one day.

Starting Screen | I Love Death Stranding's Ridiculous Product Placement

Chugging Monster until it kills me.

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

Psychological suggestion is a Monster of a motivator.

Death Stranding on PC Won't Be an Epic Exclusive

And everyone breathed a short sigh of relief.

The Last of Us Part 2 Won't Be On PlayStation Now So Its Launch Can Be "Clean and Pure"

PlayStation Now will still lag behind Sony's first-party rollout.

Guerilla Games Co-Founder Takes Over PlayStation Worldwide Studios

Shuhei Yoshida will meanwhile be heading up a new indie-focused initiative.

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.

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

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

Bluepoint Games Is Teasing Something, Your Guess As to What

The studio tweeted out a cavalcade of spooky references.

As Sales Slow, PS4 Squeaks Into Second Place on List of All-Time Best Selling Consoles

Sony lost some steam this year, but the PS4 still reached a major milestone.

Nioh 2 Charges Headfirst Into a Packed Spring 2020

Nioh 2 joins a long list of spring blockbusters.

Death Stranding is Confirmed for PC in 2020

Kojima's next game isn't Sony exclusive.

The Last of Us Part 2 is Delayed to May 2020 For Extra Polish

"We simply didn’t have enough time to bring the entire game up to a level of polish we would call Naughty Dog quality."

Report: The Last of Us Part 2 is Delayed to Spring 2020 [Update]

Reports are indicating the anticipated sequel has been pushed back.

MediEvil Review: Sometimes Dead is Better

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

Sony Won't Sell Digital Copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in Russia

It's not fully clear as to why, though.

7 Horror Games That'll Scare You Without Breaking the Bank This Halloween

You won't find anything in the $40 to $60 range on this Halloween horror list.

Souls Director Hidetaka Miyazaki Says Bloodborne Is His Favorite Game He's Worked On

Also, he loved the Old Monk fight from Demon's Souls.

Sony Europe Reportedly Lays Off Dozens of Employees Amid Restructuring

The same day as the PlayStation 5, restructuring hit SIEE.

Time-Looping Mystery Outer Wilds is Coming to PlayStation 4 Next Week

Solve space mysteries and try not to wake the space fish.

PlayStation 5 Is Official, Releasing Holiday 2020 With a New Controller and Hardware Accelerated Ray-Tracing

The name's confirmed, and we'll be seeing the console next year.

PlayStation 4 Will No Longer Let You Find Friends Through Facebook Starting Today

So much for catching up with those old high school pals.

The Owner of the Legendary Nintendo PlayStation Prototype Wants to Put It Up For Sale

Seems like you can just email him about it.

It Looks Like PlayStation is Finally Ready to Really Embrace Cross-Play

Sony's Jim Ryan says PS4 cross-play is out of the beta stage.

God of War Arrives on PlayStation Now as Sony Chops the Monthly Price in Half

Sony is dropping prices as game streaming and subscription competition heats up.

PlayStation Worldwide Studios Head Shawn Layden Departs Sony

The chairman is moving on from Sony Interactive Entertainment.

"If You See Someone Running Around and Screaming, You're Going to Run Around and Scream"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | VR news, lawsuits, and a big splash on mobile from Nintendo mark a busy week for games in America (and for America, generally).

Bumblebee Director Signs on to Direct the Uncharted Movie

Here comes director number six.

Naughty Dog Wants to Ensure The Last of Us Part 2 Runs Well on Vanilla PS4

Naughty Dog tells us how it's trying to avoid the performance disparity plaguing some triple-A games on vanilla PS4s.

The Last of Us Part 2 Won't Have Multiplayer After All [Update]

Sorry Factions fans: The Last of Us Part 2 will not have a multiplayer mode.

Naughty Dog Wants The Last of Us Part 2's Combat To Make You "Vulnerable"

The Last of Us Part 2's lead game designer tells us about how AI has been overhauled for both enemies and companions, and more.

Death Stranding Is Officially Done

Time to gather up the social strands and party.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Timed PS4-Exclusive Survival Mode is "1% of the Game," Says Developer

The PS4 version is getting an exclusive mode for an entire year.

The Last of Us Part 2 Gets a February 2020 Release Date

The wait is nearly over.

Wattam is Finally Coming to the PlayStation 4 in December

We'll be scratching that Keita Takahashi itch soon.

Watch the PlayStation State of Play Showcase for September 24 Here

Featuring The Last of Us Part 2, and possibly a Batman-related reveal.

MediEvil Remake Demo Appears Briefly on the Japanese PSN Store

The demo could be launching tonight after Sony's State of Play.

Sony Says PlayStation 5's Suspend Mode Will Use Significantly Less Power

But how does it compare to Xbox One's suspend feature?

Sony, Microsoft, Google, and More Announce New Commitments with UN to Combat Climate Change

21 companies are committing to various goals from lowering CO2 emissions to supporting the inclusion of environmental themes in games.

Sony Teases More The Last Of Us Part 2 for Next Week's State of Play

Naughty Dog wants us all to tune in next week.

Sony's Next State of Play is Set, But Don't Expect Any PS5 News

There will be some game reveals, though.

Sly 2: Band of Thieves' Stellar Heists Still Can't Be Topped, 15 Years Later

Sly 2 turns 15, making us all feel very, very old.

NPD: Five of August's Top 10 Best-Selling Games Were Nintendo Switch Exclusives

Astral Chain makes a surprisingly strong debut.

Death Stranding's New Gameplay Demo Seems to Confirm Theory About Sam's Blood and Other Fluids

The unexpected, unofficial Bloodborne follow-up.

A UK Ministry Just Recommended Heavy Loot Box Regulation. Here's Why This Matters

It's another step in an ongoing escalation of regulatory involvement in games.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake TGS Trailer Breakdown: Clues About Wutai, a Brand New Character, and More

Frog Cloud has a tiny sword, and it will be the end of me.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles' Remaster is Hitting Early Next Year

You'll be able to ditch those GBA-to-GameCube link cables early next year.

The Last of Us' PS3 Servers Going Down Today Marks the End of an Era

Out with the old, make room for the new.

The Uncharted Movie Loses Director Number Five

We're getting close to more directors than Uncharted games.

What the Heck is Ray Tracing and Why Does it Matter for Next-Generation Consoles? An Explainer

Nvidia is pushing ray tracing very hard, so let's talk about why it matters to games.

Where Nintendo Switch Online Has Gone Wrong

The reasons Nintendo's online service is flaccid, and what it can do to pump things up.

Microsoft Says It Has "No Further Plans" to Bring Exclusives to Other Consoles

The recent Ori announcement was honoring prior commitments.

Starting Screen | Sony's Insomniac Acquisition is Its First Major Salvo in the PS5 Generation

Exclusives matter more than ever... or do they?

In Death Stranding, You Can Pee and Meet Holographic Geoff Keighley. Not Necessarily at the Same Time

We got a big stream of new Death Stranding footage today.

Sony Acquires Ratchet and Clank, Spider-Man Dev Insomniac Games

The longtime partner of Sony's is jumping aboard.

PUBG Is Getting Cross-Play on Xbox One and PS4, but Not PC

The consoles are going to crossover, but PC doesn't get an invite.

"There is a Benefit for Lying [About Loot Boxes]"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | The industry, academics, and watchdogs weigh in on the loot box debate for the FTC in a week full of big issues.

Death Stranding's Absence From a Sony Exclusives List Has Folks Wondering

PC speculation is coming up again.

Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony and Other Game Companies Unite Around the Issue of Loot Box Odds

Several publishers are set to disclose odds by 2020 at the latest.

No Man's Sky Storage - Inventory Management Tips, Increase Storage in No Man's Sky

Here's some sure-fire ways to tame a cramped inventory

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is Adding Microtransactions

You can still earn currency in-game.

Microsoft CEO Says Cloud Gaming Partnership Is "All Driven By Sony"

The partnership to push cloud gaming forward was pushed by Sony, it seems.

Fans Are Vowing to Boycott Pokemon Sword and Shield, but Here's How That's Gone in the Past

People aren't shy about airing their opinions on games in development, but are developers listening?

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is the Latest Game to Get a Dreams Knockoff

It looks slightly ropy, but still very impressive.

NPD: Super Mario Maker 2 Leads June, Switch Continues to Outsell Other Consoles

But Mortal Kombat 11 still sits at the top.

PS4 Hidden Trophies Have Secretly Been Visible All Along

The real magic was inside you this whole time. And inside your PlayStation 4.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Teaser Posted By Xbox Germany Was An "Internal Mistake"

This odd slip-up makes us curious about a potential new platform.

"G2A Do Not Care About the People Who Make Games"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | It's all about indies this week as small developers have it out with G2A, discuss marketing strategies, fumble through PR gaffs, and move to the Epic Games Store.

The Best Games of 2019 After Six Months

Our ongoing list of what we believe are the best video games of 2019.

Sony Replaces PES With Detroit: Become Human In July's PlayStation Plus Lineup

It also includes Heavy Rain, which is nice.

Spider-Man PS4 Gets Two Far From Home Suits Today

The Marvel movie crosses over into the Marvel game.

PlayStation 5 Will Focus on Graphics-Heavy Titles

Sony is positioning the next PlayStation as a device for more hardcore players.

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