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Nike's Got More PlayStation Sneakers Coming Nike's Got More PlayStation Sneakers Coming

Following on from the Nike x PlayStation PG2's that dropped earlier this year—and are now not cheap—there are two more pairs of Paul George’s signature shoe coming, this time in grey and white.

A Look Back At The Odyssey Series, From Mario To Etrian To Assassin's Creed A Look Back At The Odyssey Series, From Mario To Etrian To Assassin's Creed

Triple-A blockbuster season is heating up, which means everybody is now knee-deep in gargantuan games like Black Ops 4, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. These franchises have long, complicated histories—one more so than all the rest. I speak, of course, of the Odyssey series.

Insomniac Says Spider-Man’s New Game Plus Isn’t Coming Tomorrow After All Insomniac Says Spider-Man’s New Game Plus Isn’t Coming Tomorrow After All

Spider-Man’s new game plus and ultimate difficulty mode were originally expected at launch but were delayed. Today, a post went up on the European PlayStation Blog that at first said both features would arrive tomorrow, October 17, in the game’s 1.07 update. Insomniac Games now says that information was a mistake.

A Guide To All The Different Ways To Buy Starlink: Battle For Atlas A Guide To All The Different Ways To Buy Starlink: Battle For Atlas

It’s seldom simple figuring out which, if any, version of a Ubisoft game to buy. Now they’ve made a toys-to-life game that we like, but figuring out which figures and accessories to buy to enjoy Starlink: Battle For Atlas is confusing. Ubisoft complicates things further by allowing players to purchase digital versions…

The Top PlayStation Trophy Hunter Is Now Bagging 300 Platinums A Year The Top PlayStation Trophy Hunter Is Now Bagging 300 Platinums A Year

Hakam Karim likes to collect PlayStation trophies. Like, a lot. Sony first introduced its achievement system with the PS3’s 2.40 firmware update 2. in 2008. Last week, Guinness World Records finally recognized Karim, who goes by Hakoom on PSN, for his prowess with a certificate certifying him as the world’s top…

Without Developer Support, Marvel vs. Capcom Players Organize Grassroots Pro Tour Without Developer Support, Marvel vs. Capcom Players Organize Grassroots Pro Tour

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite may be gone—or, at least, not on the Capcom Pro Tour—but it certainly hasn’t been forgotten by the diehard competitive community. Marvel players have done what the game’s developer did not: they’ve set up a series of connected events known as The Fate of Two Worlds in an effort to give the…

Fan Translator Says The World Ends With You's Italian Text Looks A Lot Like His Work Fan Translator Says The World Ends With You's Italian Text Looks A Lot Like His Work

After learning that The World Ends With You was going to have an official Italian translation, the person who made a well known Italian fan translation tuned into a stream to check out how they handled the translation problems he struggled with. While watching, he started to notice that it looked familiar. Much of it…

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Smartly Refines The Origins Skill Tree Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Smartly Refines The Origins Skill Tree

Of the many differences between last year’s Assassin’s Creed Origins and this year’s Odyssey, the changes to upgradable abilities have the most dramatic effect on gameplay. Origins’ skill trees were a convoluted mess even at the time, and Odyssey’s refinements bring that messiness into sharper relief.

A Game About Staying In Bed All Day  A Game About Staying In Bed All Day 

For a couple of months I’ve been dipping in and out of #SelfCare, a game about deciding to not get out of bed. It’s nominally designed for people who don’t really like video games, but as someone who has played them all my life, I’ve found it a fascinating experiment in game design.

Sega Fans Will Get A High End Retro Console Of Their Own Sega Fans Will Get A High End Retro Console Of Their Own

Analogue, the Seattle-based retro console maker, has announced its latest project: the Mega Sg. Using a technological setup similar to its Super Nt released earlier this year, Analogue says the Mega Sg will be able to play every game from the Sega Genesis, Mega Drive, and Master Drive systems, and capable of…

Discord’s game store and Nitro game subscription service are now open for beta business. The digital storefront launches with several “first on Discord” timed exclusives, while Nitro gives subscribers access to a growing library of games for $9.99 a month. 

The Missing Gets Queer Love Stories Right The Missing Gets Queer Love Stories Right

Last night, I finished The Missing. My initial impression of the game was that it’s a sweet but extremely bloody puzzle-platformer, peppered with queer overtones. As I pressed forward, I found a game that was transgressive and shockingly frank in talking about LGTBQA+ issues. It’s been on my mind all morning.

Pokémon Go Is Getting Monsters From Diamond, Pearl And Platinum Pokémon Go Is Getting Monsters From Diamond, Pearl And Platinum

Pokémon Go trainers will soon be happening upon monsters from the Sinnoh region, publisher Niantic announced today. Those are the little guys from 2006's Pokémon Pearl and Diamond and 2008's Pokémon Platinum. They should be in-game sometime this week. [Update—11:25 am ET: Some readers are saying these Pokémon are…

Adorable rogue-lite Moonlighter now has a release date on Switch: November 5th. By day, you run a shop. By night, you fight monsters to get things to sell in your shop. Like every cute indie game I get obsessed with, I’m sure it’ll be great on Switch.

How Shovel Knight's Developers Modernized NES Game Design How Shovel Knight's Developers Modernized NES Game Design

The 2014 indie hit Shovel Knight paid homage to the Nintendo Entertainment System’s pixel art and game design, but its developers also wanted to polish up the harsh edges of 1980s platform games. In this excerpt from Boss Fight Books’ new book Shovel Knight, out today, author David L. Craddock speaks to the four…

Look At These Beautiful Pokémon Cards Look At These Beautiful Pokémon Cards

There’s an Edvard Munch exhibit at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum at the end of the month, and to commemorate the occasion a very cool set of Pokémon cards have been designed, each paying tribute to Munch’s classic painting The Scream.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4: The Kotaku Review Call of Duty: Black Ops 4: The Kotaku Review

The fourth installment of Treyarch’s Black Ops series might be the first Call of Duty to forgo a single-player campaign. But after a spate of less-than-fully-satisfying entries in the once-reliable series, putting the full force of its efforts behind the multiplayer has paid off: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 finds the…

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Has Died Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Has Died

Paul Allen, who along with Bill Gates founded Microsoft in 1975, has died at the age of 65 of complications associated with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey's 'Optional' Questlines Are Just As Important As The Main One Assassin's Creed Odyssey's 'Optional' Questlines Are Just As Important As The Main One

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey packs a lot of activities into its massive world, letting players wander to their heart’s content hunting down cultists or doing side-quests. As a result, the game’s main story is split into multiple branches. Frustratingly, this structure makes some of the game’s best quests and most…

Xseed Removes ‘Intimacy Mode’ From PS4 Version Of Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal Xseed Removes ‘Intimacy Mode’ From PS4 Version Of Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal

Late last Friday, publisher Xseed Games announced Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal’s December release will be delayed while the company removes some of the sexual content from the PS4 version of the game. They cite “the wishes of the platform holder,” suggesting the removal is due to a changing stance on sexual content on…

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