Publishers: Your Press Events Are Not Esports – Waypoint

EA’s pre-E3 (pre3?) press conference came and went with all the fanfare of a trip through a Wendy’s drive-through, despite Janina Gavankar’s valiant efforts to hype the audience for Star Wars Battlefront 2‘s probably-gonna-be-fine campaign mode. Much of the presentation’s audible thud could be attributed to the extended Battlefront 2 multiplayer demonstration, which came complete […]

Everyone Seems Ready to Rip ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ to Shreds – Waypoint

In the few days since Electronic Arts and BioWare let fans start playing the first 10 hours of Mass Effect: Andromeda, I suspect things haven’t gone according to their internal marketing plan. Instead of people sharing the cool moments they’re having in space, they’re retweeting the awkward animations and various examples of a lax attention to detail. […]

Five Hours In, Dishonored 2 Is Pretty Fun 

I spent all of yesterday creeping through the shadows and stabbing people in the back in Dishonored 2. It’s a damn fine stealth game. Here are some early thoughts on what works and what doesn’t. 1. The stealth gameplay has improved. The first Dishonored was clunky at times. The level design offered multiple paths, but […]

Our Thoughts On Overwatch’s Tracer Being Gay

With the release of Overwatch’s holiday comic, gamers saw the game’s first openly gay character: Tracer. Many of us here at Kotaku, an Overwatch fansite, took time to sit down and reflect on how Blizzard has treated the topic of diversity in our favorite team based shooter. Update—5:40 p.m.: Shortly after publication, Blizzard sent Kotaku […]

The Tragic Restoration of Halloween Town in ‘Kingdom Hearts’ – Waypoint

We tend to think of the apocalypse as “the end of the world,” but that’s not really the case. They’re a revelation of things as they already were Postscript is Cameron Kunzelman’s weekly column about endings, apocalypses, deaths, bosses, and all sorts of other finalities. There are some real spoilers for both The Nightmare Before Christmas and Kingdom Hearts down below, so if you’re trying […]