MIcrosoft Bug Says Elden Rings, GTA V Available On Game Pass

Image: Elden Ring / GTA V Earlier this week, some folks checking Microsoft’s Cloud Gaming beta website noticed something weird: listings for games like Fire Ring spirit Grand Theft Auto V not only said they were part of the company’s Game Pass offering, but would also be playable on the cloud. Here’s a screengrab of … Read more

Game Pass Vs. The New PS Plus, The Comparison We Had To Make

Image: Sony / Microsoft / Kotaku Two months ago, Sony reimagined PS Plus, its long-time membership program for PlayStation owners. Now, it looks a whole lot like Microsoft’s Game Pass: For roughly the same amount of money, both offer access to a Netflix-style games-on-demand library. Obviously, we had to stack the two services up against … Read more

Xbox Series S Receiving Performance Boost

Image: Xbox / Kotaku While it’s not the most powerful console out there, the smaller and more affordable Xbox Series S has been a big hit for Xbox. But reportedly, some devs have felt the strain of getting bigger, more advanced games to work on the console and in response, Microsoft is freeing up some … Read more

Mario Kart 8 Update Brings Manslaughter Back To Coconut Mall

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Switch received its second wave of Booster Course Pass DLC today, which adds eight new courses and finally fixes an old one. Let’s just say Coconut Mall’s Shy Guys aren’t so shy anymore, and if you get too close you will get merc’d. The first set of new courses arrived … Read more

The Analogue Pocket Just Got Its Long-Awaited Jailbreak

Image: Analogue / Kotaku / Se_vector (Shutterstock) Analogue Co.’s Pocket has always turned heads: first for being the most authentic-seeming Game Boy replacement ever announcedthen for taking an extraordinary length of time to finally come out. But come out it did, and it was pretty good. For some, its biggest drawback was that it required … Read more

Everything Coming to PlayStation Plus and Xbox Gamepass in August 2022

Just like your favorite video streaming apps, major gaming subscription services Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Plus add—and remove—new content each month. In August, PlayStation’s recently revamped PlayStation Plus services have a few marquee additions, among them a lineup of Yakuza games. Yakuza: Like A Dragon is one of the free games available for all … Read more

Xbox Is Getting 3 Great PlayStation Exclusives From Annapurna

Image: Annapurna Interactive You thought not-E3 was over? Ha! A month after Geoff Keighley summoned the entire gaming industry to Los Angeles for a week of marketing, Annapurna Interactive, a bit late to the party, hosted its annual showcase. Today, over the course of 30 minutes, the indie publisher gave a look at what’s in … Read more

The X-Wing Developers Were Working On A Canceled Xbox Game

Screenshot: Lucasarts Throughout the 1990s Totally Games had one of the most accomplisheded track records in all of video games. The studio, releasing games for Lucasfilm and then Lucasarts, specialized in all things flight, and won acclaim for releases set both in the sky and way beyond. They made their name on classic WW2 sims … Read more

Sony Hiring Emulation Engineer Suggesting Hope For PS3 On PS5

Image: Sony A new job ad, reported by PlayStation Lifestyle after being spotted on ResetEra, strongly suggests that Sony might be trying to hire an engineer to get its PS3 emulation sorted. There’s also rumor of getting old PS3 peripherals working on the new machine. Which would all be such a relief. If you have … Read more

Ghost Of Tsushima Dev Not Making Infamous Or Sly Cooper Sequels

Video game companies are notoriously cagey about sharing their plans. In a market saturated with sequels and spin-offs, developers nevertheless treat every new project with extreme secrecy. They’ll rarely even be up-front about what they are aren’t working on, but today the PlayStation studio behind Ghost of Tsushima did just that. As it approaches its … Read more