Best Gaming News of the Week, Adults Only N64 from Pokimane

From memes to memes, interactive entertainment is always in motion. Here are your quick notes for the week’s biggest stories in gaming.

Pokimane Cookie Apology Tour Officially Starts

Content creator Imane "pokimane" Anys gives a thumbs up to the camera during a YouTube video on November 13.

Screenshot: Pokimane / Kotaku

Following intense controversy surrounding her new snack brand, popular Twitch streamer Pokimane has apologized for an insensitive comment she made to a “rude conversation” during a livestream on November 18. Read more

Nintendo Adds Adults-Only N64 App to Switch in Japan

June is sitting in a red chair on a spaceship and drinking some kind of hot drink from a white-red mug.

Picture: Rare

When you think of Nintendo, you think of family-friendly games. You think of Link and Mario, sunshine and smiling stars. The word “adult” probably doesn’t come up when you think of games on the Switch, but it looks like that’s about to change. The company is adding a new 18+ app to its subscription service. Nintendo Switch Onlinebut only in Japan. Read more

Cyberpunk 2077‘s Incredible Comeback Will Now Be Preserved Forever

V looks over his shoulder as Night City fires up behind him.

Picture: CD Projekt Red

Like Cyberpunk 2077 As its third anniversary approaches, the beleaguered blockbuster is getting a send-off to immortalize its unexpected return. CD Projekt Red announced Final Version for this year’s sci-fi RPG on November 21 Ghost Freedom expansion And massive 2.0 revision patch. There will even be a physical copy for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S owners. Read more

Sony Failed to Settle $7.9 Billion Lawsuit Over PlayStation Store Prices

A PlayStation logo hangs over people as they pass by.

Photograph: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images)

A lawsuit filed last year accused Sony of using its walled-off video game platform to charge too much to players on the PlayStation Store. The London Court has now allowed the case to go forward, against objections from the PS5 maker, which could result in payments being made to players in the UK. Up to $7.9 billion if it is ultimately successful. Read more

Baldur’s Gate 3 Deluxe Edition Will Challenge a Tiring Train

Gale looks upset at the custom Baldur's Gate 3.

Picture: Larian Studios

Buying super special “collector’s editions” of video games can be like treading into dangerous waters. Boxes that are often expensive and filled with goodies (and also a video game) tend to sell out pretty quickly, and you’re then more likely to find them for twice as much on reseller sites like eBay or Facebook’s marketplace. But if you’re looking Baldur’s Gate 3 The Deluxe Edition is scheduled to release next year, with Larian Studios telling fans not to worry about the game selling out because the team isn’t making it a limited product. Read more

PSA: You Shouldn’t Cook Your Steam Deck

A very baked Steam Deck.

Photograph: MisterColeman/Reddit

Slow news day? I am sure. But hey, it’s Thanksgiving, and there’s a good chance people will cook and eat just about anything they can find right now. Please, if we can save just one person from trying to cook their Steam Deck it will be worth it. Read more

Warrior Shooter Destiny 2 Gets Witcher 3 Armor

Destiny 2's guardians dress like Witchers.

Picture: Bungie

The white wolf is coming Destiny 2 through some new cosmetics. Bungie teases a crossover with CD Projekt Red’s hit RPG Witcher 3 This will add three new armor sets that will allow players to look like protagonist Geralt of Rivia, at least if they’re willing to pay $20 or more for a single set. The new skins look great but they also Destiny 2lowest point in recent years. Read more

Steam’s Big Fall Sale Offers Some Good Deals

One image shows a collage of on-sale games with sale stickers applied to each.

Picture: CD Projekt Red / Bethesda / Blizzard / EA / Lucasfilm / Valve / Kotaku

Valve’s annual fall sale. Some of the best and biggest PC games including action RPGs Diablo IVfantastic Star wars game Jedi: SurvivorAnd Bethesda’s latest situation Star FieldAll are on sale now. Read more

This Award-Winning VR Game Challenges Gender Norms

This Award-Winning VR Game Challenges Gender Norms

Kotaku continued hands-on with groundbreaking and immersive experiences My Body At the Games of Change festival

Mortal Kombat 1 Players Time Travel to Avoid Buying Skins

Three Mortal Kombat 1 characters - Sub-Zero (left), Raiden (center) and Scorpion (right) pose in front of the camera.

Picture: NetherRealm Studios

To avoid what many consider aggressive monetization, Mortal Kombat 1 players are doing their best to avoid purchasing cosmetics in NetherRealms’ newest 2D fighter. The latest exploit involves them exploiting a console date-changing hack to get once-free character skins that are now only available if you buy them. Read more



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