Stranger Things adds warning to premiere after Uvalde shooting

Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven in Stranger ThingsScreenshot: Netflix / YouTube In the wake of the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Netflix has added a warning to the premiere episode of Stranger Things‘fourth season. The title card appears before the recap of the third season and references a particular moment from the opening minutes … Read more

Cyberpunk 2077 Leak Finally Offers Clues About Long-Awaited DLC

Image: CD Project Red Players have been hungry for details about Cyberpunk 2077‘s first DLC since the game came out, yet nearly 18 months later, the only official news has been about additional delays. But now the dam of secrecy around the upcoming story expansion finally appears to have broken. A dataminer reportedly leaked hundreds … Read more

Every Bioshock Game Currently Free On PC Via Epic Games Store

Image: 2K Games I’m not going to do a “Would you kindly” joke. I’m not going to do it. I’m better than that. Besides, you don’t need to be brainwashed to know how good a deal it is to get all three Bioshock games on PC for absolutely nothing at all via the latest Epic … Read more

FFXIV Endwalker’s AFK Timer Removed By Devs After 10 Months

Image: Square Enix With lengthy wait times a distant memory, the Final Fantasy XIV team is ready to return to normalcy by letting folks stay logged in foreverno matter how long they go without, you know, actually playing the massively multiplayer online game. In July 2021, Final Fantasy XIV introduced a system that kicked players … Read more

Cursed Mafia III Studio Hangar 13 Hit With New Round Of Layoffs

Image: Hangar 13 / 2K Hangar 13 can’t catch a break. The studio behind Mafia IIIwhich suffered multiple rounds of layoffs in the years that followed its 2016 launch, is once again on the chopping block. Kotaku has learned that in addition to a steady stream of departures, developers across the studio’s three global sites … Read more

Lucasfilm Debuts First Look and Title

Image: Lucasfilm While Star Wars Celebration may be focused on all things from George Lucas’ sci-fi franchise, Lucasfilm’s also using the annual convention to highlight other franchises it owns. After what feels like an eternitywe finally got a tiny first look at Indiana Jones 5, with a picture that gives the impression this’ll be the … Read more

The first hour of The Quarry re-captures that Until Dawn “playable horror movie magic”

Left: Until Dawn. Right: The Quarry (Both Images: Supermassive Games) It wouldn’t be wholly accurate to call the first few hours of The Quarry—The latest playable horror movie from Until Dawn creators Supermassive Games — a world without adults. Mr. H (David Arquette), the camp counselor running a summer camp clearly giving Camp Crystal Lake … Read more

Elden Ring Speedrunner Easily Beats Main Bosses With One Hit

Elden Ring is full of hard bosses, many of whom have no problem quickly showing you the nearest gravesite if you’re lost, and defeating them is often a matter of slowly whittling away at their lengthy health bars until you breathe a huge sigh of relief as the words “Enemy Felled” finally appear. One player, … Read more

‘Witcher School’ Forced To Shut Down Over Political Controversy

Image: CD Project Red Until recently, a “Witcher School” in Poland ran live-action role-playing (LARP) events for fans of the wildly popular fantasy series with the official blessing of The Witcher-series game publisher CD Project Red. But last Friday, its organizers, a company called 5 Żywiołów, announced that the “school” would be permanently closing, mentioning … Read more

Someone Paid $ 100k For Two Rare Golden Funko Pops

Left, in green, GrailMonster holds his newly purchased figures. Right, the figures he bought for $ 100k.Image: GrailMonster / Funko / Kotaku On May 5, a man in Glendale, California met up with another man to buy from him a sealed two-pack of ultra-rare Fun Pops for $ 100K cash. This deal, the first six-digit … Read more