There's A Full Console Port Of Virtua Fighter 5 Inside Yakuza

The Yakuza series has contained playable Sega minigames for a while now, from Outrun to Virtua On, but folks digging around in the code for Yakuza: Like A Dragon and Yakuza 6’s new PC release have found something a bit more substantial: basically the entire Xbox 360 version of Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, which…

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Source: Kotaku – There’s A Full Console Port Of Virtua Fighter 5 Inside Yakuza

Playing Pandemic Legacy In 2021 Was Not The Best Time

As life in Australia slowly settles back into something resembling normality—at least for now—after everything that happened in 2020, my board game crew have been finding our feet again and getting back into regular sessions. First up for 2021 was a long-overdue run through Pandemic Legacy: Season 1, which…may not…

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Source: Kotaku – Playing Pandemic Legacy In 2021 Was Not The Best Time

Returnal Feels Like An Actual PS5 Game

A busted spaceship. An uncharted exoplanet teeming with hostile life. An emphasis on scanning objects, upgrading equipment, and retracing your footsteps. Those might sound like core components of a new Metroid Prime, but they’re not, at least not in this case. They’re the ingredients of a riveting—if somewhat…

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Source: Kotaku – Returnal Feels Like An Actual PS5 Game

Fans Criticize Poor Timing Of In-Person Twitch Star Uno Tournament

Last night, esports and lifestyle organization 100 Thieves held an all-star streamer Uno tournament featuring Twitch and YouTube stars like Rachel “Valkyrae” Hofstetter, Ali “Myth” Kabbani, Jack “CouRage” Dunlop, Ludwig Ahgren, Hasan Piker, and the Botez sisters, whose otherworldly skill at chess sadly did not quite…

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Source: Kotaku – Fans Criticize Poor Timing Of In-Person Twitch Star Uno Tournament

Call Of Duty: Warzone's Nukes Finally Went Off

Today, Call of Duty: Warzone’s long-teased zombies and nuke event finally kicked off. A zombie-infested map led to a full-on kaboom that not only marked the end of Season Two, but the destruction of Verdansk. But we haven’t actually seen the last of Verdansk just yet: The nuke live event was just the beginning of

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Source: Kotaku – Call Of Duty: Warzone’s Nukes Finally Went Off

Tales Of Arise Out September 10, Coming To Next-Gen Consoles Too

Tales of Arise, the next game in Bandai Namco’s long-running spikey-haired angst series, will come out on September 10, according to the game’s official Twitter account. Previously announced for PC and last-gen consoles, the action-RPG will also come to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.

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Source: Kotaku – Tales Of Arise Out September 10, Coming To Next-Gen Consoles Too

HOLD IT! The Great Ace Attorney Games Are Finally Getting Released Outside Japan

Time to brush up on your jurisprudence, y’all, because today Capcom announced The Great Ace Attorney games are finally being released outside of Japan. Dubbed The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles. The collection features both Ace Attorney spin-offs, The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures and The Great Ace Attorney: Resolve,…

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Source: Kotaku – HOLD IT! The Great Ace Attorney Games Are Finally Getting Released Outside Japan

8-Bit Theater Avoids Final Fantasy Copyrights With 20th Anniversary Script Book

From 2001 to 2009, writer Brian Clevinger of Atomic Robo fame produced a hilarious webcomic called 8-Bit Theater, which follows the misadventures of a dysfunctional adventuring party. Unfortunately, that adventuring party is comprised of Final Fantasy game sprites, so Clevinger can’t reprint them without getting sued…

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Source: Kotaku – 8-Bit Theater Avoids Final Fantasy Copyrights With 20th Anniversary Script Book

Service Games Like Genshin Impact and Destiny Are A Backlog Nightmare

It’s not uncommon for people to say they “need” something when they just want it, or vice versa. When it comes to games, however, you only really ever want to play them. Need, if we’re talking about it in the “Maslow’s hierarchy of” sense, does not generally enter the equation. Or at least, it shouldn’t. Live service…

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Source: Kotaku – Service Games Like Genshin Impact and Destiny Are A Backlog Nightmare

Sonic 2 Movie Set Photos Feature A Second Sonic Sidekick

We know Sonic the Hedgehog 2 features Sonic, and the teaser at the end of the first movie revealed Tails. Photos shot during the sequel’s filming in Vancouver show off a third anthropomorphic animal character that could be joining the cast. Potential movie spoilers but come on, we all know who it is.

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Source: Kotaku – Sonic 2 Movie Set Photos Feature A Second Sonic Sidekick

Lord Of The Rings Online Hobbit Hits Level Cap By Baking Pies

Lord of the Rings Online has a level cap of 130, and most players get there by killing things and doing magic shit. Except that is for Cookingwithsim, who playing as a humble Hobbit managed to get there almost exclusively by…baking pies.

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Source: Kotaku – Lord Of The Rings Online Hobbit Hits Level Cap By Baking Pies

Rockstar Very Quietly Adds A Bunch Of Free DLC To Max Payne 3 & LA Noire

Rockstar haven’t just spent the week fucking around with their Steam listings for no reason; not long after accidentally bringing Midnight Club II back for a few minutes, folks discovered that Max Payne 3 and LA Noire’s Steam versions now include all their DLC for free.

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Source: Kotaku – Rockstar Very Quietly Adds A Bunch Of Free DLC To Max Payne 3 & LA Noire