The First NFT-Based Game Out On The Epic Games Store Looks As Awful As You’re Expecting

Image: Mythical, Inc., Third Kind Games Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite and Fall Guys, has unleashed another “F” into the world by adding an NFT-based video game to its online store: Fuck, are we still doing this crypto-baby thing? The early access Blankos Block Party is advertised as “a vibrant open-world multiplayer game” on … Read more

This Deluxe Steam Deck Kickstand Makes A Huge Difference

Photo: Kotaku While the Steam Deck, Valve’s souped-up mini PC, offers a wealth of gaming experiences in a portable format, the lack of a kickstand has been a sore spot. Enter the Deckmate: A simple, plastic bracket that lets you attach not just a very handy kickstand, but also several other specialized mounting solutions to … Read more

Steam Has New Sales & Popularity Charts, And They’re Great

Image: Valve People like to buy games from and play games in Steam, but anyone interested in really poking around the site (like us, it’s our job) has two things they want to know: which games are selling the most copies, and which games are being played the most. Valve’s new “Steam Charts” page puts … Read more

$300 For A Cloud-Only Gaming Handheld Sure Is Optimistic, Logitech

Having a (relatively) small device that can play basically any big game on it is a cool idea, and that’s what I love about Valve’s Steam Deck. But the Deck can be a bit bulky, and its battery just doesn’t last sometimes. Plus it doesn’t work easily with Xbox Game Pass. So the idea of … Read more

Other Developers Share Footage Of What Their Games Looked Like Early In Development

Screenshot: YouTube The Grand Theft Auto VI leaks were big news for all kinds of reasons, but one of the more interesting talking points has been the revival of a discussion about how “bad” a game can look in front of the public. Like I said the other day, while there have been and always … Read more

Elden Ring Twitch Streamer’s Drawing Tablet Run Is Getting Ridiculous

Another day, another Elden Ring challenge run. Since FromSoftware’s massively popular Soulslike dropped on February 25, Tarnished the world over have tackled the game in some absolutely nutty ways. But while beating it with a single hand and playing it with a harp are impressive, Twitch streamer Luality has been taking it to a whole … Read more

Oh No, Valve Built A Steam Deck For Giants

Image: Valve / Kotaku The Tokyo Game Show begins tomorrow, just as Valve is on the cusp of launching its wildly successful Steam Deck in Asian markets. What better way to flex than by building a super-enormous version of the portable PC to loom large over the show floor? While Valve’s new wunderkind of a … Read more