Ed Laag is an artist at VFX company Luna Pictures, who have worked on everything from Marvel movies to Final Fantasy XV.
Source: Kotaku – A Boy And His Bike
Crusader Kings II had the best patches, so its sequel Crusader Kings III has a lot to live up to. It’s off to a good start though, with its first update today full of welcome changes both big and small.
Source: Kotaku – Crusader Kings III Patches Are Already Works Of Art
As part of its attempts to crack down on cheating in Counter-Strike, and in particular one exploit that teams have been taking advantage of all year, the Esports Integrity Commission has just handed out bans for 37 coaches, some for just a few months, others for up to three years.
Source: Kotaku – 37 Counter-Strike Coaches Banned For Cheating
Over the past week or so, Xbox Series X preview units were made available to select members of the media. Microsoft did not send us one of these units. I’m not sad, but, earlier today, I was cutting onions and peppers while listening to Phoebe Bridgers, and then, without thinking, I rubbed my eyes. True story. This…
Source: Kotaku – Today’s Xbox Series X Previews Revealed Mostly Good News
Spelunky 2 can be a violent experience. While searching for the main character’s parents is its ostensible goal, you sure do a lot of killing along the way. I’m doing my part to stem the tide of violence with a self-imposed goal: kill as few enemies as possible.
Source: Kotaku – I’m Trying To Kill Fewer Enemies In Spelunky 2
Capitalism sucks. It is a brutal economic system that is the source of poverty, war, famine, and the other two horsemen of the apocalypse. A new Steam, Xbox, PS4, and Switch rogue-like called Going Under takes all the dehumanizing and depressing bits of our current flavor of late stage capitalism, softens it with…
If you’ve ever harbored a quiet fear that all your friends are deceiving you, well, bad news: They are. Among Us, the sci-fi deception sensation that’s sweeping space stations across the nation, has definitively proven it. Steam users are loving it, even as they realize they can’t trust anyone—especially not Cyan.
Source: Kotaku – Among Us, As Told By Steam Reviews
It’s Monday and time for Ask Kotaku, the weekly feature in which Kotaku-ites deliberate on a single burning question. Then, we ask your take.
At an indoor, largely maskless victory party in August, Marjorie Taylor Greene had a message for her detractors. Greene, a bargain-basement conspiracy theorist, had handily won her primary runoff, despite warnings from a handful of spooked Republican activists. In her heavily red corner of Georgia, the nomination…
I have a new part-time job. The pay is terrible. I am the unpaid secretary and bookkeeper for my son’s game of Pokémon Go. I’m apparently a tutor for others, too.
Source: Kotaku – Playing Pokémon Go With My Son Is My New, Unpaid Part-Time Job
Rebecca, 43, is raising her daughter in Oakland, California, with her longtime partner, while working full-time and overseeing virtual kindergarten.
While it looks like most of the problems of the past year will follow us into the next, there is one comforting thought. Whatever 2021 brings, FarmVille is not coming with. The original super-annoying Facebook social game is closing its doors for good on December 31, 2020.
Source: Kotaku – As 2020 Ends, So Does FarmVille
Rumored for what felt like years and officially revealed this weekend during the virtual Hascon event, the third stage of the Transformers’ War for Cybertron line is Kingdom, revisiting the glory of late ‘90s spin-off Beast Wars, in which robots transform into wild animals.
Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s daily hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make. Today let’s give a listen to Lunar: The Silver Star, the marquee Sega CD RPG which kicked off the long-running series.
Source: Kotaku – Lunar: The Silver Star Was One Good Argument For The Sega CD
Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Astolfo Is More Than A Bigoted Meme • Reminder: Enter TAY’s Spooky Story Contest • TAY Retro: Amiga 500 – “Brighter By Far” [TV Commercial (UK)]
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is a pretty damn good re-release, but not everything in the game is an authentic recreation of what came before. In the case of in-game graffiti, some new pieces were done specifically for the update, each of them paying tribute to the developers behind the release.
Source: Kotaku – The Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Remakes Are Full Of New Graffiti
1000 Games for Windows is a shareware compilation disc once found in the bargain bins of the early 2000s. On the surface it appears to be a fairly standard disc filled with a variety of smaller games and programming experiments from around the world. There’s also an entire transcript of the infamous OJ Simpson trial…