You Should Drive The Wooden Car In Forza Horizon 5

Screenshot: Microsoft / Kotaku If there’s one universal truth about car culture, it’s that aficionados strive to drive vehicles that are very, very pretty. Forza Horizon 5, out now for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC, is fundamentally about car culture, and about appreciating such very pretty vehicles. So naturally, I’ve decided to spit … Read more

New Overwatch Comic Explores McCree’s Change To Cole Cassidy

To evolve means to let go of the past, Reaper.Screenshot: Overwatch / Kotaku After receiving a name change last month, Overwatch’s Cole Cassidy has made his debut in a new digital comic series. The first issue of a five-part series by Dark Horse Comics, titled New Blood, sees the cowboy wrestling with his past as … Read more

Why Everyone’s Talking About Twitch Star Hasan’s New Merch Line

Image: Hasan Piker Popular socialist streamer Hasan Piker did a cool thing earlier this week: he launched a new line of merch aimed at supporting workers. In addition to the clothes being made by union shops, some of the profits are also going to strike funds to help pro-labor causes across the country. The store … Read more

Bandai Namco Is Pulling Fighting Game Jump Force Next Year

Image: Bandai Namco Jump Force, the video game industry’s first true metaverse, is getting delisted just three years after release, publisher Bandai Namco announced in a blog post this week. What’s more, the game’s online services, including multiplayer matchmaking, will go dark a few months later. First released in 2019, Jump Force is a crossover … Read more

A Card Game By The Shyamalan Of Video Games

Screenshot: Daniel Mullins Games / Devolver Digital / Kotaku The world is a confusing, messed-up place, but as I sit here at my laptop contending with my humanity, I’m absolutely sure of two things: My stomach hurts like hell, and I’m tired of Daniel Mullins’ shenanigans. The former, I assume, is the result of some … Read more

10 Dope-Looking Games Fighting For A Chance To Get Finished

Shut up and take my money. Gif: Kotaku / Felix Schade /Jasozz Games / Paper Castle Games Indie games can allow creators to think outside the box, bucking mainstream trends to do work that’s more original and daring. But while creating those games can be liberating from a creative standpoint, gaining financial momentum for pitches … Read more

Squid Game’s Creator Gives A Few More Details About Season 2

Gi-hun smiles for the camera. Screenshot: Netflix Initially, Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk seemed somewhat hesitant about making more Squid Game. But when your series is the platform’s biggest show ever, you might want to rethink that. Hwang did and has since warmed to the idea. He now has a few more details on what … Read more

Main Cast Announced For Netflix’s Live-Action One Piece Series

These Wanted posters are a clever way to introduce the cast, no?Image: Netflix Massively popular manga One Piece is getting a live-action adaptation from Netflix. The adaptation was first announced back in 2017, with Netflix’s involvement revealed last year. Now in 2021, the show’s main cast has finally been announced, and One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda … Read more

Scorn Developer Makes ‘Hostile’ Kickstarter Post, Apologises

Image: Scorn The creative director of upcoming horror/shooter game Scorn, Ljubomir Peklar, has issued an apology after an update he made to Kickstarter backers last week went horribly wrong. In a statement posted to fans on November 6, ostensibly about the team’s decision to delay the HR Giger-inspired game, Peklar ends up writing 15 paragraphs … Read more

Nike’s New League Of Legends Pro League Sneakers Are Fantastic

Image: Nike Our up-and-down year of video games x sneaker releases continues, with the latest collaboration being between Nike and the League of Legends Pro League. For the last couple of years, Nike has been the official apparel supplier of the Pro League, and while I had nothing nice to say about their initial jersey … Read more

Digital Foundry’s YouTube Channel Offline, Hacked By Cryptobros

The YouTube channel of technical experts Digital Foundry was hacked earlier today, then soon began broadcasting some crypto scam bullshit. YouTube has since taken it down for violating community guidelines. Fans first noticed something was up when they visited the channel and saw that instead of discussions about framerates and resolution concerns, they were for … Read more

Halo Infinite’s Jega ‘Rdomnai Is Master Chief’s Creepy New Foe

Screenshot: 343 Industries / Xbox / Halopedia With Halo Infinite rapidly approaching its December 8 release date, we’re starting to learn more about the story that’ll happen between all the shooting. One of the most dangerous foes in the upcoming game, for instance, is a dude named Jega ‘Rdomnai, who basically sounds like a Jokerfied … Read more