Street Fighter V Competitor Wins Tournament Accidentally When in doubt, punch it out.Screenshot: Capcom During last night’s Next Level Battle Circuit, a weekly fighting game tournament for online competitors on the east coast, top Street Fighter V player Brian “Brian_F” Foster got away with murder. Ahead by a score ofRead More…

‘Shop Contest: Photo Bombing Pokémon Snap Image: The Pokemon Company / Kotaku New Pokémon Snap is out! That means my Twitter feed is currently filled with cute Pokémon photos. It’s honestly a nice change of pace. But let’s have some fun with these Pokemon photos! Your challenge this week: AddRead More…

It’s Always A Good Time To Play Persona 3 Image: Persona 3 BacklogBacklogIt’s time. Let’s dig out those games we always told ourselves we were gonna play and give ’em a go. The increasing popularity of the Persona series in the West has been a wonderful if slow-burning thing toRead More…

New Pokémon Snap: The Kotaku Review After 21 years, gaming’s least violent on-rails shooter triumphantly returns to usher in a new generation of Pokémon paparazzi. New Pokémon Snap adds layers of complexity to the monster photo safari without straying too far from what made the original so damn lovable. NewRead More…

Ode To The Bard Who Saved My FF14 Dungeon Run I will avenge you my beloved.Screenshot: Square Enix / Kotaku Kotaku Game DiaryKotaku Game DiaryThe latest thoughts from a Kotaku staffer about a game we’re playing. My journey through Heavensward has slowed down considerably. I have other games to playRead More…

Capcom Says Covid-19 Made Company Vulnerable To Ransomware Attack Image: Capcom Capcom has officially closed the investigation into the ransomware attack against its servers from late last year, concluding that the ongoing covid-19 pandemic—what else—had a hand in the security breach. Here’s Capcom’s explanation of the events that led toRead More…

Looking back at 35 years of McDonald’s video games Welcome to Gamer Week, in which The Takeout will be celebrating the edible side of video games all week long. Since it aired its first commercial in 1963, McDonald’s has proven that giving kids all the things they love—toys, play places,Read More…