The Most Popular Games of the Week, From GTA 6 to Starfield

The long-awaited (official) release Grand Theft Auto 6 It’s almost upon us, star field It falls out like a bad wig and coral island It has large pieces in every direction.

These are the week’s most interesting looks at the wild, wonderful, and sometimes weird world of video game news.

Why star field Do Active Players Have Hemorrhage?

A non-player character talks to the hero in Starfield.

Screenshot: Bethesda/Kotaku

In the weeks following launch Skyrim developer Bethesda’s highly anticipated RPG star fieldgame caught some attention for him The number of players is decreasing on Steam. The ranking obtained from user reviews is also It dropped on Valve’s digital store, dropping from “Positive” to the pale orange color of “Mixed.” Why is one of the biggest RPGs of the last few years falling out of favor with gamers so quickly? Read more

It Happened to Me: GameStop Black Friday Deal from Hell

Link and the champions of Hyrule face off against the better business bureau.

Picture: Nintendo’s

my one favorite Black Friday traditions browsing GameStop on my phone and picking up a bunch of great games for cheap. It usually works quite well. This past weekend was a nightmare. It’s hard to convey how terrible the experience of trying to buy something from GameStop has become in 2023, but I’ll try. Read more

New Disney Movie Wish Could Have Big Consequences kingdom hearts

Asha is shown viewing various wishes that Rosas citizens have given up on.

Picture: Disney

WishThe 62nd movie released by Walt Disney Animation Studios is a bad movie. The film was designed to celebrate the studio’s 100th anniversary, but instead its incoherent story and reliance on millennial clichés for cheap jokes come off as if it had been fed into an AI generator and splashed onto the big screen. And music, which has always been a staple of Disney movies, some really nice pieces Unfortunately, he is crushed under the weight of terrible words. Read more

I Want to Kiss Every Guy in This Disney-Inspired Farming Simulation

The cast of Coral Island hang out on the beach.

Picture: Ladder Games / David Ardinaryas Lojaya

coral islandStairway Games’ new farming and dating sim is the latest example of a game where the pursuit of a handsome lad was enough to drag me into something I wouldn’t normally take kindly to. I spent most of my gaming time chopping down trees, trying to create a real farm out of my designated plot of land. But I don’t want to cut down the trees, I just want to climb the inhabitants of the Coral Island like trees. Read more

Baldur’s Gate 3His New Ending Is The End He Deserves

Shep raises his glass at camp.

Screenshot: Larian Studios / Kotaku

I don’t have many complaints Baldur’s Gate 3but the original ending is probably my biggest problem with Larian Studios’ excellent RPG. While I was happy with how the story turned out, the rush of it left me wanting more; This became even more evident when I tried the “bad” ending of the game, and it was almost identical. appeared as an intrusive thought. Larian has been adding new content to the end since launch; New stage dedicated to Karlachbut in Patch #5The studio created an entirely new epilogue that resembles the synopsis missing from the original game. Read more

Kotaku Asks: What’s the Best Video Game Sequel?

One image shows Gordon Freeman and Alyx from Half-Life 2.

Half Life 2 (2004)
Picture: Lid

Most of you reading this have played at least a few sequels in your life, and while you may have enjoyed them all, this week Kotaku We want to know: What do you think is the best video game sequel of all time? Read more

Spotify Lets Us Max Out Music Like a Game

Makoto Yuki wears headphones with Spotify Wrapped cards in the background.

Picture: Atlus/Spotify/Kotaku

It’s that time of year again. Today, November 29th, all Spotify users are sharing year-end “Wrapped” roundups, which attempt to sum up the past year’s musical tastes by providing stats and rankings on your most listened to artists and songs. Graphic that you can share on all your social networks. I look forward to it every year. But with Spotify Wrapped practically becoming an internet holiday, I can’t help but notice that the way we listen to music throughout the year has been gamified. Read more

Kotaku Asks: What Do You Want to See? GTA6?

A GTA VI image shows two people, a man in a helmet (left) and a woman with a gun (right), against a bluish, palm tree-filled background.

Picture: Rockstar Games / Kotaku

Finally, GTA VI The rumor mill may slow down. Rockstar Games officially announced the sequel in February 2022, but the studio has confirmed this. A trailer for the sequel to the long-awaited crime simulation We will arrive on December 5th. GTA VIIt turns out that we Kotaku I have just one question: What do you want to see from the game? Read more



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