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Final Fantasy XV's Lead Designer's New Game Is A Love Letter To Live Music Final Fantasy XV's Lead Designer's New Game Is A Love Letter To Live Music

No Straight Roads is a rhythm game inspired by the strong visual storytelling of Psychonauts. Playing it feels like rocking out in front of a surreal, vibrant crowd. At E3 last week, I was able to play a short demo that included the first boss fight, and as someone who also loves live music, I was pleased by how much…

In Planet Zoo, You Can Only Get Good By Learning Facts About Animals In Planet Zoo, You Can Only Get Good By Learning Facts About Animals

Planet Zoo is the latest simulator from Frontier Developments, the creators of Roller Coaster Tycoon and the recent Planet Coaster. In this one, you’re building a zoo and making sure all the animals are well cared for, which comes with unexpected challengers for players used to making theme parks.

Pokémon Sword And Shield Director Says It's About 'Growing And Evolving'—For The Trainer, Too Pokémon Sword And Shield Director Says It's About 'Growing And Evolving'—For The Trainer, Too

For Pokémon producer Junichi Masuda and Pokémon Sword and Shield director Shigeru Ohmori, the spirit of Pokémon is all about metamorphosis.

The Genesis Mini Is A Beautiful, Tiny Time Machine The Genesis Mini Is A Beautiful, Tiny Time Machine

Putting your hands on the controller for the Sega Genesis Mini is like traveling back in time, mushy D-pad and all.

Empire Of Sin Is The Gangster Game Brenda Romero Always Wanted To Make Empire Of Sin Is The Gangster Game Brenda Romero Always Wanted To Make

Empire of Sin, a complex tactics game about running a mob empire in Prohibition-era Chicago, is the game Brenda Romero always wanted to make.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Is Definitely Going To Make Me Cry For My Precious Children Fire Emblem: Three Houses Is Definitely Going To Make Me Cry For My Precious Children

You’re not going to be able to play Fire Emblem: Three Houses without going through some kind of emotional pain.

In order to promote Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games 2020, Nintendo brought an entire climbing wall to E3. I haven’t been on it yet, for fear that a shoeless Sonic will join me.

Pokémon Sword And Shield's Giant Pokémon Changed Up My Battle Strategy Pokémon Sword And Shield's Giant Pokémon Changed Up My Battle Strategy

If you were worried about Pokémon Sword and Shield’s new Dynamaxing mechanic, which makes your Pokémon super big and super powerful for a limited amount of time, being an empty gimmick, you can calm down. I played a 20-minute demo at E3 yesterday, and it actually adds to the game’s complexity.

Walking Around Minecraft Earth Feels Amazing Walking Around Minecraft Earth Feels Amazing

I’ve been a casual player of both Minecraft and of the augmented reality game Pokémon Go, so when Minecraft Earth was announced as an augmented reality version of Minecraft, I was curious. There’s a lot to Minecraft, so I was skeptical that the entire game could be scaled to a touchscreen experience on your phone.…

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint's Survival Elements Keep The Game Tense Ghost Recon: Breakpoint's Survival Elements Keep The Game Tense

I was playing Ghost Recon: Breakpoint as the assault class, Fixit. I had been doing my best to act as a tank for my teammates by getting out front and shooting people with my assault rifle. But my injuries started to add up: First I got nicked in the arm, then the leg. I didn’t have a chance to apply bandages, so I…

Romero Games’ mystery project with Paradox is called Empire of Sin, a mafia strategy game, and it’s coming in 2020. I’ll be seeing it later at E3, so stay tuned for my impressions!

A new No More Heroes is coming in 2020. Travis Touchdown is back to save the world once again, and to talk directly at the screen while doing it.

Ubisoft's Roller Champions Is Surprisingly Fun Ubisoft's Roller Champions Is Surprisingly Fun

Roller Champions is a 3v3 roller derby game with a futuristic flair. You can play a demo right now.

Doom Eternal Comes Out In November--Here's A New Look Doom Eternal Comes Out In November--Here's A New Look

Bethesda revealed the sequel to the 2016 Doom at last year’s E3. Doom Eternal got more stage time this year, and a release date: November 22, 2019.

The Internet Reacts To Keanu Reeves In Cyberpunk 2077 The Internet Reacts To Keanu Reeves In Cyberpunk 2077

Keanu Reeves is out here living his best life and the internet is living for it.

Fallout 76 Players May Finally Get Their Damn Collector's Bags Fallout 76 Players May Finally Get Their Damn Collector's Bags

After a seven-month wait underscored by security issues and cheap nylon, Fallout 76 players may be able to get the collector’s edition bags they were promised.

A Sparse Game About Pushing People Into Holes

Indie game Kids is about pushing, pulling, and squeezing bodies into holes and tubes.

The Black Mirror Fighting Game Episode Was Out Of Control The Black Mirror Fighting Game Episode Was Out Of Control

Kotaku Editor Natalie Degraffinreid and I watched the second episode of the new season of Black Mirror, which is about two old friends that reconnect through a video game. If that sounds both tame and normal, we would both like to assure you that it is neither. It was so out of control that we had to sit down and talk…

The Internet Reacts To Today's Pokémon Sword And Shield News The Internet Reacts To Today's Pokémon Sword And Shield News

This morning we all learned more about Pokémon Sword and Shield, and also met my new child, Wooloo. The internet is as excited for new Pokémon as I am.

The open source beta for the tabletop RPG DIE, written by comics writer Kieron Gillen and based on his comic of the same name, just dropped today. If you wanna know more about the comic—and hear some of Gillen’s fun RPG experiences—check out our interview with him.

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