Pokémon Go Studio Lays Off Staff And Cancels Projects

Photo: Rafael Henrique / SOPA Images / LightRocket (Getty Images) The mobile game company behind Pokémon Go, Niantic, is struggling to find its next big hit. And now, a new report claims the studio canceled multiple projects and laid off staff members in an effort to “streamline” operations. The San Francisco-based publisher cut 85 to … Read more

Cuphead Studio Cares More About Its Staff Than Any Delays

Image: StudioMDHR / Kotaku Maja Moldenhauer, the director at the studio behind Cuphead and its DLC, recently talked about how the company’s number one priority is making sure its employees are healthy and treated well. In fact, Moldenhauer explained that she did not even care about delays. In an interview with IGN posted yesterday, Moldenhauer … Read more

Kojima Reassures Sony Fans He’s Still Working With PlayStation

Image: Kojima Productions Do you hear that? Out in the distance, you can hear thousands of angry fanboys continuing to fight online in the endlessly sad console war. The latest battle involves Metal Gear spirit Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima and his independent studio deciding to do business with Microsoft and work on an Xbox-exclusive … Read more

Leaker Posts Silent Hill Images Konami Does Not Want You To See

Three different leaked images from a supposedly in-development Silent Hill game showing a woman’s face peeling back to reveal some sorta physiological machinations, a sticky note-lined hallway with what looks like a schoolgirl-looking figure standing thereand a creepy red room.Image: Konami / Dusk Golem / Silent Hill / Kotaku A well-known leaker who goes by … Read more

Mass Effect 4 Merch Has Fans Talking About Shepard’s Return

Screenshot: EA If there’s one thing Mass Effect‘s Commander Shepard has earned, it’s some goddamned rest. Over the past 24 hours, flavor text for a promotional product, as spotted by a YouTubersent fans into a tizzy of speculation that the galactic hero would be returning in some sort of new adventure. But the fan-favorite role-playing … Read more

Diablo Immortal’s On PC Because Fans Would Emulate It

Screenshot: Blizzard Today, Blizzard announced that Diablo Immortal will be out on June 2 for iOS, Android, and PC. The PC version was a surprise as Blizzard had previously said that this new entry in the ARPG dungeon-crawlin ‘franchise was built for mobile devices from the ground up. But according to the Warcraft developer, creating … Read more

League Of Legends Maker Called Out For Dropping Mask Mandate

Photo: Josh Lefkowitz (Getty Images) League Of Legends maker Riot Games is back to the office beginning this week and not everyone’s happy about it, according to a new report by Waypoint. Following local guidelinesthe LA-based company dropped its vaccine and mask mandates even as covid-19 continues to spread, leading one current employee to liken … Read more

Activision Blizzard Settlement Approved By Court For $ 18 Million

Image: Activision Blizzard US District Judge Dale Fischer approved a $ 18 million relief settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission today. This settlement comes months after Activision Blizzard originally agreed to settle with the EEOC on September 27, 2021. But those attempting to hold the game publisher to account are split on how much … Read more

Activision Blizzard Sex Harassment Lawsuit Alleges Retaliation

Image: Activision Blizzard / Kotaku A new lawsuit against Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard by a current employee raises fresh allegations of sexual harassment at the publisher, this time focused on leaders in Blizzard’s IT department. According to the lawsuit, the current employee was repeatedly subjected to unwanted advances, touching, and inappropriate remarks. She … Read more

PC Game Review Bombed After Patch Notes Include Anti-Mask Rant

Image: Steam / Kotaku Domina, a small game on Steam about managing gladiators, is currently being reviewed bombed by users after the latest patch notes for the game included an unrelated rant about people wearing masks during the pandemic. The message also explains that not wearing a mask will “get you laid” and seems to … Read more