I Didn’t Expect An AI To Make Fake Pokémon This Good

Image: Replicate / Lambda Labs / Kotaku Art generated by AI is proving a very contentious issue, raising enormous amounts of concern among artists about their potential replacement by machine learning, let alone the ethical questions about whether an algorithm studying thousands of other people’s creations is fair to the original creators. But put all … Read more

Naughty Dog Releases New Meme Gifs To Celebrate The Last Of Us Day 2022

Screenshot: Naughty Dog / Sony Today, September 26, is the awkwardly titled “The Last Of Us Day.” As part of this annual international day of celebration, developer Naughty Dog has released 10 new animated gifs featuring characters from the game, like Joel and Ellie. In the universe of The Last Of Us, September 26 is … Read more

The 23 Most Valuable Pokémon TCG Cards In The New Lost Origin Set

Screenshot: The Pokemon Company Pokémon TCG’s latest Sword & Shield set, Lost Origin, has been out for a couple of weeks now. That’s long enough that the community has settled on which cards are the most desirable, and thus the most valuable when trading or selling. A Pokémon card’s value is generally determined by the … Read more

The Story Behind Mortal Kombat’s Iconic Dragon Logo

You’ve probably seen the silhouette of Mortal Kombat’s dragon logo so often that you don’t even think about how little sense it makes. There weren’t any dragons in the original Mortal Kombat, and it doesn’t factor into the backstory about an interdimensional martial arts tournament to determine the fate of the planet. So what’s the … Read more

Sorry, Nintendo, Everyone’s Having A Hard Time Remembering It’s Tears Of The Kingdom, Not BOTW 2

Image: Nintendo / Kotaku Nintendo, ever the iconoclasts, chose the most recent Nintendo Direct to announce not the GameCube Zelda remakes we’re certain they’ve already finished, nor any information about the upcoming Mario movie, but instead to surprise-reveal the official title of Breath of the Wild 2 . It was The Legend Of Zelda: Tears … Read more

The Internet’s Biggest Overwatch 2 Questions, Answered

This represents my relationship with the internet.Image: Blizzard I’m not necessarily looking forward to Overwatch 2, Activision Blizzard’s follow-up and replacement to its team-based 2016 shooter. PC Gamer reported this week that the series’ lead hero designers, Geoff Goodman, who had helped shape the series from its incubation period six years ago, recently left Blizzard. … Read more

13 Zelda BOTW-Like Games To Get Ready For Tears Of The Kingdom

At long last, we know the name of Breath of the Wild’s sequel, and those of us who have yearned for new adventures in that incredible world will soon get them when Tears of the Kingdom arrives in May of 2023. We’ll have to wait until then to find out what mysteries the game holds, … Read more