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Summer Games Done Quick 2015: Day 6 Highlights and Day 7 Runs to Watch

If you missed them, be sure to check out highlights from Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, and Day 5 of Summer Games Done Quick 2015. This is it! It's the final day for Summer Games Done Quick 2015. Games Done Quick will wrap up its fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders today and will look to reach the $1 million mark. Show More Summary

Top 10 Bestselling Video Games Worldwide in Week 31, 2015

What are the top 10 bestselling video games in America, Japan and Europe this week? Thanks to Amazon online sales data here are the video games that are the hottest worldwide right now. What follows is a listing of the Top 10 bestsellers per region, for all systems combined. North America’s Top 10 Games: 1....

Amplitude reboot has been delayed to January 2016 for a very good reason

The Amplitude reboot for PlayStation 3 and PS4 has been delayed, according to a post by Harmonix on the project’s Kickstarter page. Originally set for release in March 2015 before being delayed into summer, the game will instead be released for backers in December 2015 if they chose early access. The reason for the delay: […]

Splatoon’s next Splatfest has something to do with the Earth’s poles and campfires

Nintendo has announced the European and North American dates for Splatoon’s next Splatfest. The Splatfest will run in both regions next weekend: August 7-8 in North America and August 8-9 in Europe. Since I don’t play the game, I have no idea what the tweet from Nintendo of America means, but surely Splatoon players do. […]

Concept art for canceled Jak and Daxter 4 project surfaces

Concept art for an undeveloped fourth installment of the Jak and Daxter franchise has surfaced. Scribble Pad Studios, which develops concept art for studios such as Activision, EA, Naughty Dog and others, posted the concept art this week on its ArtStation page. Per DualShockers, Scribble Pad Studios’ creative director is James Paick, who worked previously […]

Good news: Hirabayashi has submitted his Resident Evil 2 remake pitch to Capcom

I appears the prayers of Resident Evil 2 fans wanting a remake may have been answered. Or are at least in the process of being answered. Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, known as “H” on the official Facebook page, said he recently presented his concept for a remake. After development on Resident Evil HD Remaster finished, Hirabayashi said […]

Video: Gamescom 2015 and making a dodgy Fallout Pip-Boy

Hello again! So it's Gamescom next week, which is rather exciting. Sure, it's a little closer to E3 this year and Sony aren't doing their usual press conference, but there's still a few things we're excited to check out. That's what I'll be talking about in my bit of the show. Show More Summary

Face-Off: World of Tanks

Among the most ambitious 'free to play' titles available today, World of Tanks gets a visual overhaul on Xbox One that few expected. It's unique for being the only game on Microsoft's box to have cross-platform play with its older Xbox 360 release - where owners of both consoles can play in the same 15v15 online battles. Show More Summary

Jon Blyth on: Clicker Heroes

I've always loved a good progress bar. Without a progress bar, I might begin to install or download something, then use that unquantifiable amount of time to read a book, or donate money to a really cool charity. The progress bar eliminates that possibility, by compelling me to stare at it. Show More Summary

The Magic Circle is a video game about the difficulty of making games

Reprogram a broken game from the inside in this intriguing industry meta-commentary.

eSports – The Global Sensation

When you think of high profile titles such as Call of Duty and Dota 2, you can’t hide from the fact that eSports is a major factor in their success. Competitive gaming at its best, with thousands, sometimes millions of pounds and dollars being awarded to the winners of illustrious tournaments. Show More Summary

[Competition] Win a Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 Bundle

Who wants the chance to win a brand new PS4 and a copy of the fantastic Batman: Arkham Knight to play on it? You do. Of course you do! Good news then, as one lucky person has the chance to win a brand new Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 Bundle, courtesy of Argos. Show More Summary

This Week In The Business: A Shitload of Pip-Boys

QUOTE | “We made a shitload of Pip-Boys, and we went back and made more, and went back and made more.” - Bethesda marketing VP Pete Hines, explaining why there won’t be any more of the Fallout 4 accessories. Read more...

Kotaku: For the Next 48 Hours, I Am Assuming Direct Control

Greetings, Kotaku! It’s the weekend: my name is Phil Hornshaw, and I’ll be your guest editor for the next two glorious days. Read more...

Saturday's Best Deals: Strategy Board Games, Flash Storage, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. Read more...

Epic Saga Generator King Of Dragon Pass Arrives On Steam

If you haven’t played King of Dragon Pass, you really should. It’s a difficult game to describe, but a world builder combined with a choose-your-own-adventure is the best explanation I’ve seen. More »      

The Bizarre Rules Of JRPGs Deconstructed In 4 Minutes

All genres have their tropes, though few stick quite so religiously to them as JRPGs. From spiky-haired protagonists with swords larger than they are tall, to villagers with strangely exposition-heavy dialogue, even the most original games rely on the tried-and-true formula. In this video, CollegeHumor pokes fun at some of the more prominent clichés. More »      

Harmonix delays Amplitude into 2016

Harmonix's new Amplitude is being delayed once again, as Kickstarter projects are wont to do. The PlayStation 4 version will be launching in December for "early access" backers, the studio just announced, with the public release coming...Show More Summary

More signs point to a 2016 delay for Mighty No. 9

Mighty No[t the concept art] 9 isn't in the best spot right now. All week we've been hearing rumors of a delay into 2016, and I declined to really comment on it until I had done some digging. I can now confirm through a source at GameStop that the delay is real, and not a mistake or placeholder change. Show More Summary

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