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Team Sonic Racing: The Kotaku Review Team Sonic Racing: The Kotaku Review

While it’s true that kart racing clashes with the idea of a character who runs super-fast, Sonic the Hedgehog is less likely to trip up when he’s driving a vehicle. Developer Sumo Digital proves that statement true a third time with Team Sonic Racing, a very good kart racer with a game-changing co-op twist.

Family Life Has Turned One Of World Of Warcraft’s Greatest Heroes Into Mel Gibson Family Life Has Turned One Of World Of Warcraft’s Greatest Heroes Into Mel Gibson

In the latest cinematic trailer for World of Warcraft, orc leader Varok Saurfang travels to Outland in search of legendary Horde warchief Thrall, who retired with his wife and children following the events of the Legion expansion. What Saurfang finds is green Mel Gibson, but is it Braveheart Mel Gibson or The Patriot …

Pokémon Rumble Rush Is As Basic As Pocket Monster Battling Gets Pokémon Rumble Rush Is As Basic As Pocket Monster Battling Gets

The mobile game formerly known as Pokéland and now called Pokémon Rumble Rush is out today for Australian Google Play users. While the rest of the world waits for the latest mobile Pokémon game to come their way, we nipped off to Aussie Android land to give it a go. It’s pretty simple free-to-play fare.

Sniper Elite V2 Doesn't Hold Up, Even In Pretty Remaster Form Sniper Elite V2 Doesn't Hold Up, Even In Pretty Remaster Form

Boy do I love Sniper Elite 4. Those beautiful, wide-open environments, spending a couple hours carefully navigating a map in order to make the most kills while alerting as few enemies as possible, enemy soldiers reacting more realistically than ever—it’s so good. But going back to play Sniper Elite V2—even a lovely,…

One Of The Coolest Rhythm Games Ever, Now On Switch One Of The Coolest Rhythm Games Ever, Now On Switch

Originally released for iOS and Android way back in 2012, Rayark’s Cytus is one of the sleekest, most stylish rhythm games out there. Today it’s out on the Switch as Cytus Alpha, and with more than 200 songs (including previously unreleased tracks), a cool sci-fi story and the ability to play with buttons instead of…

The hell we asked for is nearly upon us. World of Warcraft Classic goes live on August 27, bringing the good old days of endless grinding and major inconvenience to Blizzard’s venerable online role-playing game. Hit up the official website to see how to opt-in to monthly stress tests, before the real stress begins.

The tiny world of Polyarc’s mouse-based virtual reality game is getting bigger. Moss’ Twilight Garden expansion adds a new chapter to Quill’s adventure, with more puzzles and enemies to defeat and equipment to earn. The free update launches with the Oculus Quest on May 21 and comes to other VR platforms in June.

Lovely Japanese massively multiplayer role-playing game Caravan Stories comes to North American PS4s on July 23, with open beta kicking off July 16. The free-to-play game has a huge following in Japan. I’ve been fiddling with the Japanese version, which has English language support, and it’s very nice.

Forza Horizon 4 Bug Wipes Some Players’ Car Mastery Progress Forza Horizon 4 Bug Wipes Some Players’ Car Mastery Progress

In Forza Horizon 4, vehicles are like characters in a role-playing game. Players can grind for skill points to buy perks and unlock each vehicle’s full potential. A game update that went live last week wiped many players’ skill trees clean, erasing months of progress. A fix is in the works, but the developers say it…

I Can’t Go Through This Again, Final Fantasy VII

One of the most heartbreaking moments in gaming history has a new voice and a new face, thanks to last week’s Final Fantasy VII remake trailer. I have no idea how long it’s going to take for this game to arrive, but I’m already lamenting what’s to come. Aeris is going to die all over again, and I just can’t.

Racing Game’s Free Update Lets You Swap Wheels With Hoverjets Racing Game’s Free Update Lets You Swap Wheels With Hoverjets

Grip: Combat Racing is a high-speed futuristic racing game featuring vehicles with gigantic tires, capable of driving right side up or upside down on twisting, topsy-turvy tracks. It’s like Wipeout, only with wheels. Or it was. This week’s free “Airblades” update gives players the option to race with wheels or hover…

Kingdom Heartbeats Is The Perfect Name For A Kingdom Hearts Dance Remix Album Kingdom Heartbeats Is The Perfect Name For A Kingdom Hearts Dance Remix Album

RoboRob is a noted producer of dancy electronic music. Kingdom Hearts is a beloved video game series filled with fluid, soulful music. Combine the two and you get Kingdom Heartbeats, a remix album featuring electronic takes on some of Kingdom Hearts’ best tunes. It even starts with a remix of “Simple and Clean.” If …

Crash Team Racing Finally Gets Kart Customization

The original Crash Team Racing, released in 1999 for the PlayStation, is a very robust kart racing game, packed with tracks, racers and game modes. Beenox’s upcoming remake of the game, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, tops it all off with extensive character and kart customization, giving players the ability to pick…

Bethesda Pulls Free Elder Scrolls Tabletop RPG That Ripped Off A D&D Module Bethesda Pulls Free Elder Scrolls Tabletop RPG That Ripped Off A D&D Module

Yesterday Bethesda released a free promotional tabletop role-playing game module set in Elsweyr, the setting for the next expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online. Now the module has been pulled from The Elder Scrolls Online Facebook page due to its striking similarities to a Dungeons & Dragons adventure published by…

Low-Profile Mechanical Keyboards Are Getting Really Good

Traditionally, flat keyboards are never as satisfying to type on as full-profile mechanical models with nice, chunky keycaps. But low-profile mechanical switches, like the Cherry MX models used in Cooler Master’s new line of slight keyboards, are shortening the gap.

The Perfect Starter Video-Capture Box The Perfect Starter Video-Capture Box

AVerMedia’s Live Gamer Mini is a small, black box. Plug its USB cable into your PC. Run an HDMI cable from your game console to its HDMI in, then another HDMI from its HDMI out to your TV and monitor. Load the software and boom: You’re recording 1080p, 60-frames-per-second game footage.

Hasbro's Made Some Fine Overwatch Action Figures, Except For Reaper Hasbro's Made Some Fine Overwatch Action Figures, Except For Reaper

Hasbro’s Overwatch Ultimates action figure line, which is hitting store shelves as we speak, gives fans of Blizzard’s hero shooter a less-expensive alternative to those hot, Japanese Figma toys. Let’s take a look at the first wave, including Pharah, Mercy, Tracer, Lucio, Ana, Soldier 76, Sombra, a very large…

This Sexy Sci-Fi Game Was Embarrassing But Fun Until It Started Sexualizing a Middle Schooler This Sexy Sci-Fi Game Was Embarrassing But Fun Until It Started Sexualizing a Middle Schooler

I was going to write a post about how recently-released visual novel Our World Is Ended would be much better if the engaging science fiction story wasn’t interrupted by characters talking about boobs. Then middle school programming whiz Tatiana showed up and started accusing the college-aged main character of trying…

My Seven-Year-Old Son Is Going To Be A Sonic Mania Speedrunner Someday My Seven-Year-Old Son Is Going To Be A Sonic Mania Speedrunner Someday

My seven-year-old son Archer loves to play Sonic Mania on our PlayStation 4, but only in Time Attack mode. Watching him work his way through Green Hill Zone Act 2 for the umpteenth time in a row, I ask, “Are you going to be a speedrunner?” Archer, eyes locked on the television screen, replies “Yes.”

Stormtroopers are completely ineffectual, but they look pretty hot. Gaming hardware maker Razer taps into that aesthetic with its Stormtrooper Collection, three pieces of Star Wars branded gaming gear. The mouse looks a little funky and the giant desk pad is more art than gaming surface, but that Blackwidow Lite…

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