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The Week's Biggest Gaming News, From GTA 6 To The Game Awards

Screenshot: Rockstar Games / Kotaku
Screenshot: Rockstar Games / Kotaku

Gaming’s biggest night has come and gone, and perhaps the biggest surprise of all was just how little time devs were given to thank their family, fans, and recently deceased colleagues during their acceptance speeches. But before that, we finally got our first in-depth look at Rockstar’s GTA 6, the most anticipated game in a decade. Here’s your cheat sheet to the week’s biggest news.


GTA VI Confirmed Next-Gen Only, Skipping PC At Launch

A screenshot shows a woman from the GTA 6 trailer.
A screenshot shows a woman from the GTA 6 trailer.

Rockstar Games has confirmed that, at least at launch, the company’s long-awaited open-world crime sim, Grand Theft Auto VI, will launch on Xbox Series X/S and PS5 only, with no mention of a PC version. - Zack Zwiezen Read More

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Zombies run at people holding guns in a city intersection.
Zombies run at people holding guns in a city intersection.

The Day Before kicked off 2023 as one of the most wishlisted games on Steam. Now, after endless controversies, the self-proclaimed open-world survival-horror MMO styled after The Last of Us is finally in Steam Early Access, and it’s getting panned. The first players to lay hands on the much-hyped zombie shooter are sharing footage of game-breaking glitches and leaving thousands of negative reviews. - Ethan Gach Read More


Return To Vice City In 20 Glorious Images From GTA 6

Screenshot from the very first trailer of GTA 6.
Screenshot from the very first trailer of GTA 6.

We knew it was coming. Heck, we knew it was mere hours away. But Grand Theft Auto VI is finally, truly happening for real, and we just got our first official glimpse of the game, thanks to Rockstar Games. - Jen Glennon Read More


Overwatch 2’s Latest Mercy Skin Sparks Fan Backlash

Mercy resurrects an ally in her Lunar New Year skin.
Mercy resurrects an ally in her Lunar New Year skin.

Overwatch 2 season eight begins today, December 5, but Blizzard showed off its new skins, events, and latest tank hero, Mauga, before kick-off. And the sentiment from players about the skins for season eight has been mixed—Baptiste’s formal wear is a standout, but it’s sandwiched between some real stinkers and an unremarkable Mythic Skin. But one cosmetic has stood out for all the wrong reasons: Mercy’s Year of the Dragon event skin. - Kenneth Shepard Read More


Everything We Saw At The Game Awards 2023

Alan Wake's actor holds his arms wide open on stage at the Game Awards.
Alan Wake's actor holds his arms wide open on stage at the Game Awards.

2023's The Game Awards just wrapped. Did you watch it? Well, no worries if you missed it (or had something better to do) as we’ve rounded up every major game trailer and world premiere you could want to watch in a single sitting. So if you’re looking to check out a new trailer or catch up on all the games that were announced this year, you’re in the right place. - Claire Jackson Read More


Alleged New GTA 6 Leak Is Already Causing Pandemonium

A woman holds a gun in front of palm trees and a person in a motorcycle helmet.
A woman holds a gun in front of palm trees and a person in a motorcycle helmet.

A seven-second TikTok reverberated across the internet over the weekend, after it claimed to show the “first look” at in-game footage of a city in Grand Theft Auto VI, the open-world blockbuster whose official trailer is just a day away. Frantic speculation about whether the footage was real or not ensued, including unverified rumors that the leak involved a Rockstar Games developer’s own kid. - Ethan Gach Read More


Report: Bungie Will Lose Independence Within Sony If Destiny 2 Fails Financial Goals

Destiny 2 heroes appear grizzled as The Final Shape appears.
Destiny 2 heroes appear grizzled as The Final Shape appears.

While Sony acquired Destiny 2 maker Bungie for $3.6 billion in 2022, it repeatedly claimed the creator of Halo and other hits would remain an “independent subsidiary.” Now IGN reports that if Bungie’s sci-fi MMO keeps failing revenue targets, Sony could dissolve its existing board of directors and take full control of the roughly 1,100 person studio. - Ethan Gach Read More


Sega Exec On How Cloud-Based Services Are The New Game Demos

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The creative director of the studio behind Sonic Dream Team shares his thoughts on the future of mobile gaming


Every Change In Cyberpunk 2077's Last Big Update

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty's main characters appear in front of yellow and red backgrounds.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty's main characters appear in front of yellow and red backgrounds.

After a long and tumultuous road, Cyberpunk 2077 appears to be getting its final major update today. The sprawling patch includes a new ridable metro system and more romance options, as well as a host of other tweaks, changes, and additions. Unless it ends up breaking something big in the game, consider patch 2.1 Night City’s last overhaul until Cyberpunk 2 arrives a decade or so from now. - Ethan Gach Read More


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