Microsoft, Sony And Nintendo All Skipping E3 2023

A staffer working at E3 2019, the last year the show was held with crowdsPhoto: FREDERIC J. BROWN (Getty Images) This was supposed to be the year, after industry setbacks and a global pandemic, that E3—once the brightest centre of the video game universe—came back “recognizably epic” as a live show for the first time … Read more

Game Awards Erases Bill Clinton Kid Out Of Elden Ring Speech

Screenshot: The Game Awards / Kotaku The 2022 Game Awards ended with a random kid sneaking up on stage and muttering nonsense about “reformed Rabbi Bill Clinton.” The 2022 Game Awards is now, understandably, trying to pretend that never happened, blurring the kid out of a picture celebrating Elden Ring developer FromSoftware’s second Game of … Read more

Hideo Kojima’s Futuristic New Game Studio Will Make You Jealous

Nice crib, Kojima, but I don’t think that Scorsese film is real.Image: Kojima Productions / Alex (Beelz) / Kotaku / Robyn Beck (Getty Images) Today, Japanese video game developer Kojima Productions celebrated its seventh anniversary and gave everyone workspace envy by showing off what its new game studio looks like. And boy howdy, this studio … Read more

The Game Awards Smashes Records Yet Again with 103 Million Viewers

Image: Zion Grassl / Hookshot Media Geoff Keighley will be popping the champagne tonight, as it’s just been announced The Game Awards has broken its viewership records once again. For the ninth year in a row, the glitzy awards ceremony has attracted more and more people watching online, and 2022’s show was easily the biggest … Read more

Street Fighter 6 Drops In June With Cool 2v2 Mode

Screenshot: Capcom You may have already seen, but Street Fighter 6‘s June 2, 2023 release date leaked late in the day on December 8. Apparently Sony, whether accidentally or intentionally, published the date on the PlayStation Store, alongside three different editions that will be available come launch. Now, during Geoff Keighley’s The Game Awards, Capcom … Read more

So Who Is The Game Awards’ ‘Elden Ring’ Bill Clinton Kid?

The Game Awards TGA Last night at The Game Awards, as many expected, Elden Ring took home Game of the Year in the final award of the night. But as director Hidetaka Miyazaki, his translator and team took the stage, something…weird was going on behind them. A kid was lurking there. A teen maybe. He … Read more

Kid Nominates Bill Clinton At Game Awards And Gets Arrested

Gif: The Game Awards / Kotaku Yes, you heard that right. At the tail end of the 2022 Game Awards, right after the developers of FromSoftware collected their Game of the Year award for Elden Ring, a youth popped out from the shadows to nominate former president Bill Clinton (?). Shortly after, host Geoff Keighley … Read more

Al Pacino Might Be The Best World Premiere At The Game Awards

Screenshot: The Game Awards / Kotaku The 2022 Game Awards kicked off in a big way. Not with a new blockbuster world premiere or a stunning upset, but with Scarface himself walking out on stage to deliver the award for best video game performance. Al Pacino clearly owed someone a favor, or a lot of … Read more

The Game Awards’ Bad Fashion Is An Industry Identity Crisis

Rich man Phil Spencer dressed like my dad going to get bagels while attending gaming’s equivalent of the Oscars. Photo: Getty / JC Olivera / Stringer (Getty Images) Like everyone else, I watch The Game Awards for a few reasons: to see “world premiere” trailers, to find out which obvious favorite wins Game of the … Read more

The Game Awards Will Be a Shorter Show, But Not by Much

The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley recently revealed this year’s show will be “significantly shorter” after listening to years of feedback, but if you thought that would result in a tight 90-minute event or so, you might be surprised on the evening. In a recent Twitch livestream, Keighley said he thinks “it’s probably going to … Read more