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The State Of Nintendo 3DS In 2018 The State Of Nintendo 3DS In 2018

At this time last year, I predicted that the aging Nintendo 3DS would probably be sent to its grave after Christmas 2018. Recent events have caused me to reconsider. I am now here to argue that you should prepare for the Nintendo 3DS to stay alive for a couple more years at least—if you can truly call its fate…

Crash Team Racing Remake Will Release In June 2019 Crash Team Racing Remake Will Release In June 2019

Crash Team Racing, the PlayStation 1's answer to Mario Kart, is coming back in 2019, Activision announced at The Game Awards this evening.

PlayStation Classic: The Kotaku Review PlayStation Classic: The Kotaku Review

PlayStation Classic is a faithful reproduction of the experience of playing original PlayStation games in the mid-1990s. In that respect, it succeeds. What it lacks is passion.

Trainer battles—PvP, that is—are coming to Pokémon Go “soon,” Niantic has announced.

Devil May Cry Series Coming From Castlevania Netflix Producer [Correction] Devil May Cry Series Coming From Castlevania Netflix Producer [Correction]

An animated series based on Capcom’s Devil May Cry is coming from Castlevania series producer Adi Shankar, IGN has reported.

The Best Places To Buy Old Games The Best Places To Buy Old Games

Collecting video games is easy. All you have to do is create an eBay account and click “Buy It Now” on every video game you ever wanted. Congratulations, you have a video game collection! Your bank account balance is now negative a million dollars.

The Final Fantasy XIII series—the original, XIII-2, and Lightning Returns—are all heading to Xbox One’s backward compatibility next week, Square Enix said at X018 today. They join the other Final Fantasy classics heading to Xbox One in 2019.

PlayStation Classic Plays Fine, But It’s A Bare-Bones Experience

With the PlayStation Classic’s release less than a month away, I went to PlayStation HQ this week for three hours of hands-on time with Sony’s nostalgic mini-console. It plays its selection of 32-bit classics like Final Fantasy VII and Resident Evil: Director’s Cut just fine, but the features of the device are pretty…

Shigeru Miyamoto is “front and center in the creation” of the upcoming Super Mario animated film, the studio’s founder Chris Meledandri told Variety. “I’ve rarely seen that happen with any adaptation where the original creative voice is being embraced like we’re embracing Miyamoto,” he said.

The Best-Selling Games For PS1, N64, Saturn, And Dreamcast The Best-Selling Games For PS1, N64, Saturn, And Dreamcast

Historical game sales data can be hard to come by, so I was quite interested to see NPD analyst Mat Piscatella tweet a series of all-time best-seller lists for the Nintendo 64, PlayStation 1, Saturn, Dreamcast, and Game Boy Color over the weekend. Some of these might surprise you!

From Software’s VR Game Deraciné Is Short And Unsettling From Software’s VR Game Deraciné Is Short And Unsettling

Deraciné, the first PlayStation VR game from Dark Souls maker From Software, definitely isn’t for everyone. It’s a brief, slow-paced, story-heavy game set in a boarding school. You solve puzzles with an inventory of items in classic adventure game fashion, but unlike most classic adventure games, these puzzles are…

PSVR Platformer Astro Bot Is More Fun If You Don't Try To 100% It PSVR Platformer Astro Bot Is More Fun If You Don't Try To 100% It

Ever since I played the first demo of Lucky’s Tale, I’ve been convinced that third-person platform games are a surprisingly perfect fit for virtual reality. It’s fun to play a platformer when you’re enveloped in the world itself. It’s more thrilling to make your character jump off a high cliff when you yourself can…

Learn Your ABCs With Our Video Game Horror Alphabet Book Learn Your ABCs With Our Video Game Horror Alphabet Book

Editor’s note: Happy Halloween! We’ve prepared a special treat (or is it a trick?)—our horror games reporter Stacie Ponder and editor Chris Kohler teamed up to bring you this special ABC book starring your favorite horror game pals (with sincere apologies to Edward Gorey). Stacie did the wonderful illustrations (tons…

'Retrogame Roadshow' Highlights Rare Gaming Collectibles

At the Portland Retro Gaming Expo last weekend, I teamed up with my friends Frank Cifaldi and Steve Lin of the Video Game History Foundation to present the Retrogame Roadshow panel, where audience members could get their collectibles evaluated.

Jade Raymond has left Electronic Arts. The original producer of the Assassin’s Creed series, Raymond founded the EA Motive studio in 2015 after a 10-year stint at Ubisoft. Originally tasked with overseeing Amy Hennig’s now-canceled Star Wars game, Motive is now at work on a different Star Wars project and a new IP.

Return of the Obra Dinn: The Kotaku Review Return of the Obra Dinn: The Kotaku Review

“Realistically I think it’ll take me around half a year,” Lucas Pope wrote four and a half years ago about his game Return of the Obra Dinn, which he released today. What’s four extra years when the results are this brilliant? Meticulously constructed, from the stippled black-and-white graphics to the intricate,…

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