WWE 2K Publisher Loses Lawsuit For Using Randy Orton’s Tattoos

What the viper doin? photo: Amer Hilabi (Getty Images) For any bystander looking at the worlds of professional wrestling and video games from the outside, what’s happening inside can look like a veritable circus. In 2022, each has had more than its fair share of ongoing legal litigation other backstage drama. Now, however, a new … Read more

Horizon Zero Dawn Remaster Rumors Upset Bloodborne fans

Rumors of a PlayStation 5 remaster for Horizon Zero Dawn percolating online quickly became yet another thorn in the side of Bloodborne Players who’ve been desperately wondering when it’s going to be their turn for Papa Sony to acknowledge their favorite game. The rumor of a Horizon Zero Dawn remaster was first reported by gaming … Read more

YouTuber Makes Chris Pratt’s Mario Real With Unreal Engine

It’s a him, Chris Pratt. Screenshot: Re-Imagined Games / Kotaku It feels like it was only yesterday when Shigeru Miyamoto pulled the goomba rug out from under our collective gamer asses with the surprise announcement of the bizarre Hollywood cast of the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie. While casting Chris Pratt in the starring role … Read more

Half-Life 2’s Excellent PC VR Mod Is Almost Too Good To Be True

gif: Valve/Source VR Mod Team/Kotaku As of last week, a long-held dream of playing Valve’s landmark 2004 shooter Half Life 2 in virtual reality has finally come to fruition. The journey began nearly 10 years ago, when a man named Nathan Andrews managed to hack together a functioning version of the all-time classic in VR. … Read more

Overwatch 2 Pre-Reviews Say The New Grind Is A Major Bummer

The grind is wack.Screenshot: blizzard Overwatch 2 is almost here, arriving as a free to play game on October 4 that will totally supplant the OG hero shooter. While it isn’t playable to the general public yet, a handful of gaming outlets got early access to Blizzard’s upcoming sequel, publishing prereviews just in time for … Read more

Blizzard Announces LGBTQ+ Inclusive Programs For Overwatch 2

Screenshot: blizzard Today, Activision Blizzard announced three programs coming to Overwatch 2‘s competitive and casual scene. These aim to foster a healthy environment, with a focus on its new and returning LGBTQ+ player base. In a blog post titled “Calling All Heroes,” the over watch team and its competitive E-Sports program, Overwatch League (OWL), announced … Read more

GameStop Pre-Orders Are A Major Mess Right Now, Staff Say

photo: SOPA images (Getty Images) “Is there anything you want to pre-order?” Almost nobody walks in and out of a GameStop without hearing those words. Employees are measured against how many pre-orders they can rack up while GameStop rakes in the cash months ahead of a game’s actual release. But lately, the strategy has been … Read more

Stadia’s Sudden Shutdown Blindsided Staff, Devs, And Bungie

photo: Hulton Archives / Stringers / Kotaku (Getty Images) Few thought Google’s troubled streaming service, Stadia, might ever become a dominant player in the gaming industry, but almost no one expected it to shut down so abruptly, including the company’s own employees. Stadia VP Phil Harrison, almost becoming the grim reaper of new gaming initiatives, … Read more

Chess Fans Think Big Scandal Is Causing More Online Cheating

photo: Dean Mouhtaropoulos (Getty Images) Remember the anal bead cheating controversy? As much as I’d like to forget, it turns out that a lot of people are still thinking about it. Some chess players have reported an uptick of computer-aided cheating in Chess.com matches ever since the story about Hans Niemann broke. One player has … Read more

PlayStation Rewards Bigspenders With Better Customer Support

photo: CFOTO/Future Publishing (Getty Images) PlayStation Stars, a free-to-join rewards program Sony announced in Julyis being gently rolled out to the whole world—it’s currently live in Asiawill reach the Americas on October 5, and Europe, Australia, and New Zealand will receive the service on October 13. Not as gently, PlayStation might be pushing players to … Read more