A 2D Dark Souls game launched in 2016 and it looked bad

A 2D Dark Souls game launched in 2016 and it looked bad

Earlier today, artist Thomas Feichtmeir dropped an interesting piece of news on his Twitter feed: back in 2016, he was part of a pitch that wanted to reimagine Dark Souls 3 (or at least its world) as a 2D Metroidvania game. With an NDA he signed that the project now expired, he was allowed for … Read more

What you need to know about Modern Warfare II’s Gun Mods, Tuning

What you need to know about Modern Warfare II’s Gun Mods, Tuning

Screenshot: Activision / Kotaku If you have an appetite for destruction, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is happy to provide an almost endless supply of weapons that you can customize to an absurdly delightful degree. Seriously, it’s almost as fun as sorting my nail polish colors. But it’s not about making all the other … Read more

Sega hires a Sonic Lore Master to keep track of all his BS

Sega hires a Sonic Lore Master to keep track of all his BS

Wow, I didn’t know Sega hired masters. Screenshot: Sega/SnapCube/Kotaku Today in a job posting that exudes a menacing aura: Sega is looking to hire one Sonic loremaster to keep track of the blue hedgehog’s canon and non-canon antics. If you have a degree in art and happened to be judging through the job recruitment website, … Read more

Hi, I’m Kotaku’s newest senior editor

Hi, I’m Kotaku’s newest senior editor

It’s me, Moira the Maiden Overwatch 2 pumping you full of healing juices.Picture: Blizzard Hello, my name is Alyssa. I’m the newest senior editor here at good ol’ my box, as you have probably already ascertained from the headline. But did you know that I am also Italian? Don’t worry, I bring it up so … Read more

Fortnite adds tutorial mode to PC and consoles 5 years later

Fortnite adds tutorial mode to PC and consoles 5 years later

Picture: Epic It’s been five whole years since Epic Games released the first version of Fortnite– maybe it looks longer. Then it was time for it to add a tutorial map in the PC and console versions of the game. So rejoice, newcomers: you finally get, at least in theory, a chance to learn how … Read more

Modern Warfare 2 fans upset as Steam pulls Family Sharing

Modern Warfare 2 fans upset as Steam pulls Family Sharing

Picture: Activision Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II fully launched on October 28th on consoles and PC via Steam and Battle.net. Like many Steam games, it originally supported the service’s Family Sharing feature. Although people from yesterday want to share a single copy of the latest Cod on Steam won’t be too happy as Activision … Read more

After 20 years, the dwarf fortress finally hits steam in December

After 20 years, the dwarf fortress finally hits steam in December

Picture: Dwarf fortress Dwarf fortress is a game that over the past two decades has been both misunderstood and perhaps over-understood, a seemingly impenetrable exercise in craft, survival, and horrific visuals. And next month, a very different one Dwarf fortress will be made available on Steam. Because this is a chance to rack up a … Read more

Embracer Group closes Studio Onoma, announces new Deus Ex

Embracer Group closes Studio Onoma, announces new Deus Ex

Picture: Square Enix Embracer Group is hitting both players and its developers with a one-two punch today with the announcement that it is shutting down Onoma. According to Bloomberg, the newly renamed Studio Onoma staff was informed of the closure during a meeting Tuesday. The closure will reportedly affect around 200 employees. Some of the … Read more

MW2 has a great weapon XP farm if you can pull it off

MW2 has a great weapon XP farm if you can pull it off

Call of Duty is a grind, and Modern Warfare 2 is no exception. The latest entry in the popular war crime simulator series is full of passes to rank up and boondoggles to unlock. Want to play with a fully customized M4? It will take a while. Luckily, players have discovered an incredibly lucrative weapon … Read more

Game Pass accounts for another low-key killer month

Game Pass accounts for another low-key killer month

Picture: pointy Xbox Game Pass closed October with a bang, and November is already off to a good start. The first-party drought is temporarily over with Obsidian Entertainment’s renaissance-era murder-mystery RPG Remorse on the way in the coming weeks. If you just want to turn your brain off, though, console owners will soon be able … Read more