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The Japanese Slang Everyone Is Talking About Is "Oya-Gacha"

In Japan, gacha machines are those ubiquitous capsule vending machines that dispense random prizes. The concept hasn’t only evolved into video games, but also into Japanese slang oya-gacha. What parents you get, like random items, are really the luck of the draw.

Oya-gacha, or “parent gacha,” is currently a big…

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NBA 2K22: The Kotaku Review

I can’t do it anymore. This is the year that NBA 2K has turned me into the Joker.

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We're Just Never Getting Another Titanfall, Are We [Update]

Look, Apex Legends is a fine shooter, but Titanfall 2 was one of the greatest first-person games of all time, so you can understand why folks just will not shut up about wanting another entry in the series.

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Pokémon Unite Sleep Nerf Could Devastate Snorlax, Wigglytuff Players

While fresh duds and some great quality-of-life changes are definitely exciting, today’s Pokémon Unite update also included a huge list of gameplay adjustments. As usual, some Pokémon were helped and some were hindered, but it’s hard to argue that anyone was more affected than Snorlax and Wigglytuff. Both saw a…

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Animal Crossing's Ankha Porn Video Becomes Internet Sensation

The Animal Crossing character Ankha is currently a popular meme trending on TikTok, and (perhaps not so) surprisingly, it’s because of a fan-made animated porn clip of her.

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Deathloop: The Kotaku Review

Video games are inescapably intertwined with iteration and do-overs. It’s written into the technology that builds them, the development practices that craft them, and often the very rules governing how they work: win-lose, trial and error. Some games have tried to mask this artifice in the service of more naturalistic…

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The Whiteness of Skater XL’s Mods Is A Major Bummer

Skater XL, the skateboarding simulator developed by Easy Day Studios, is one of two more recent genre entries that attempts to capture the zeitgeist of EA’s Skate. The game plops you in a myriad of selectable maps, each replete with various obstacles (such as benches and rails) to trick over, all while skating as…

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Epic Confirms Massive L: Fortnite Not Returning To Apple Any Time Soon

Today, Tim Sweeney confirmed on Twitter just how massive of an “L” Epic took in its recent trial against Apple. Apple has effectively “blacklisted” Fortnite from all Apple products until the legal clash between the two massive corporations reaches its conclusion, which could take as long as five years. (It’s even…

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Why The FGC Won’t Stop Talking About Melty Blood: Type Lumina

Fighting game YouTubers (like JMSCrofts, Jiyuna, and Rooflemonger) are talking a lot about Melty Blood: Type Lumina. This is not a complaint. As someone very new to fighting games it has been great to watch people absolutely lose their minds over an upcoming release (while still expressing concerns), and for them to…

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Superman does the unthinkable in the new INJUSTICE red band trailer

Available October 19, 2021 on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital

The post Superman does the unthinkable in the new INJUSTICE red band trailer appeared first on The Beat.

Final Fantasy XIV Players Mourn Voice Actor’s Death With In-Game Vigils

If you’ve visited Final Fantasy XIV city-state Ishgard recently, you might have noticed a throng of players surrounding the home of Ishgardian noble Count Edmont de Fortemps. Over the last several days, mourners have turned Fortemps Manor into a makeshift vigil for voice actor Stephen Critchlow, who sadly passed away

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