One Of The Lowkey Best Nintendo Switch Deals Is Back

Image: Nintendo / Kotaku Nintendo has brought back its voucher program just in time for decent savings on some of the Switch’s biggest games. Missed out on Splatoon 3 or Bayonetta 3 last year? Now you can grab both for over $20 off. For the uninitiated, the voucher program works like this. Existing Switch Online … Read more

Microsoft Laying Off 10K People ‘Hurts’

Photo: Patrick T. Fallon (Getty Images) A few hours ago, Xbox CEO Phil Spencer sent out a company-wide email to all full-time employees under Microsoft’s gaming divisions. A copy of the email was shared with Kotaku by a current Xbox employee, we have confirmed its authenticity, and the full text has been transcribed below: This … Read more

Switch Dominated 2022 Sales, While Call Of Duty Beat Elden Ring

Image: Nintendo / Kotaku Now that 2022 is over (thank God), the NPD group has done its thing, collecting and processing all the resulting sales data. Now we can look back at the last 12 months and see what games and consoles sold best, and how much money people spent on this stuff. Shocking nobody, … Read more

Final Google Stadia Game, Released Today, Is A Piece Of History

Image: Google If you haven’t heard, Google Stadia is shutting down and closing shop next week. But before the never-quite-successful game streaming service dies, it has provided one neat (and free) little gift you can only play for a few days before it all goes offline. Launched back in 2019, Google Stadia was a costly … Read more

PS Plus January Update Has Something For Everyone

Image: Deck Nine If you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber, you’re in for a pretty sweet time starting on January 17. And if you’re not, the first catalog update for 2023 is tough to say no to. The latest injection of games to Sony’s subscription service features some undead co-op slaying, Super Saiyan shenanigans, a couple … Read more

PlayStation Decided Games Weren’t Enough In 2022

PlayStation expanded beyond the console in 2022.Illustration: Angelica Alzona The decision-makers behind Sony’s console juggernaut spent a lot of 2022 putting down railway for 2023 and beyond, dumping money and time into growing the PlayStation brand beyond the funky-looking device in your entertainment center. The company wants the PlayStation name to be ubiquitous, and that … Read more

Getting A PS5 Or Xbox Series S/X Is Sorta Easier 2 Years Later

After two years on the market, you’d probably think scooping up a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X would be simpler by now. Sure, there’s the semiconductor shortage the world is still contending with and a supply-chain bottleneck that’s expected to last until 2023 (if not 2024 according to some estimates). But, as Sony Interactive … Read more

Xbox Had No Games In 2022, But Game Pass Dominated Everything

2022 was somehow both a very big, successful year for Xbox and Game Pass and also one that it felt as if the gaming giant was starting to lose some steam. Sure, the Xbox Series S has quietly become one of the biggest success stories of the next generation—easy to find and cheaper than the … Read more

High On Life Is Now The Most Popular Game On Game Pass

Screenshot: Squanch Games Wacky shooter High On Life, only a week after its initial release on PC and Xbox Game Pass, is currently the most popular game on the service, beating out big-name Xbox titles and long-running games like Minecraft. It’s a sign the shooter has a lot of fans, but also an indication of … Read more

Check Your PlayStation 2022 End-Of-Year Wrap-Up If You Dare

Image: Sony If you own a PlayStation 4 or 5, you can view your yearly Wrap-Up starting from today. The PlayStation equivalent of Spotify Wrapped and other year-end summaries of user activity on a platform, the Wrap-Up lets Sony once again shame you for your gaming choices as it’s done in prior years. Simply go … Read more