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Dating 101

Dating 101

If you don’t like Yakuza games then...look, I don’t know how or where you can get the help that you need, I just know that you need it. Read more...

Yakuza 0: The Kotaku Review

You no longer have an excuse not to play a Yakuza game. Read more...
Tips For Playing Yakuza 0

Tips For Playing Yakuza 0

A lot of you will be playing Yakuza 0 over the next few weeks, and for many it will be your first time with the series. Which is OK! While it may seem daunting at first, we’re here to help. Read
Podcast: A Rain Of Games From Japan

Podcast: A Rain Of Games From Japan

This week on Kotaku Splitscreen, Jason’s out so I’m joined by our own Luke Plunkett to talk Nintendo Switch, Yakuza 0, and the hard rain of big new games coming out of Japan.Read more...
Here Is A Ridiculously Well Animated Video Game Jazz Band

Here Is A Ridiculously Well Animated Video Game Jazz Band

When video games depict a musical performance, they usually half-ass the animations. The drummer waggles his sticks around, the guitarist scrubs at the strings, the sax player sways like a drinking
Behold, The Luckiest Yakuza 0 Player

Behold, The Luckiest Yakuza 0 Player

Today on Highlight Reel we have claw game plays, For Honor kills, Rainbow 6 headshots, Widowmaker snipes and much more! Read more...
Yakuza 0 Demonstrates How To Answer The Phone

Yakuza 0 Demonstrates How To Answer The Phone

The following gif from Yakuza 0 explains why I am purchasing a corded phone and demonstrates how I will be answering it for the rest of my life.Read more...
The Things That Make Tokyo Feel Alive In Yakuza 0

The Things That Make Tokyo Feel Alive In Yakuza 0

Roaming Yakuza 0's busy streets is wonderful. It’s full of neon lights and interesting characters. Open worlds can struggle to find the right balance of character and curiosity but Yakuza’s Kamurucho
What Yakuza Games To Play After You Finish Yakuza 0

What Yakuza Games To Play After You Finish Yakuza 0

The best thing about Yakuza 0 isn’t just that it’s a damn fine video game, it’s that it serves as the perfect entry point for newcomers to a series that is thick on gangster lore. Once you’re done,
The Meaning Of Yakuza's Tattoos

The Meaning Of Yakuza's Tattoos

In Japan, tattoos and the yakuza often seem inseparable. Not every gangster has a tattoo and not everyone with a full bodysuit is a gangster, but when pop culture depicts the underworld, anti-heroes
Video Game Hero Punches Cow Into Pieces

Video Game Hero Punches Cow Into Pieces

Today on Highlight Reel we have exploding cows, breakdancing gangsters, broken robots and much more! Read more...
Next Yakuza Game Asks Famous Gangster To Chase A Roomba

Next Yakuza Game Asks Famous Gangster To Chase A Roomba

The Yakuza series’ merger of story, exploration and bone-breaking combat has made for some of the best games I’ve ever played, including this year’s wonderful Yakuza 0. Last week, at E3, I had
Yakuza's Villain Is One Of Gaming's Best

Yakuza's Villain Is One Of Gaming's Best

Sephiroth, Liquid Snake, Ganondorf; video games have some wonderful villains. But making bad guy who is both frightening and sympathetic is a challenge. Yakuza nails it, creating what might be
I Completely Missed The Best Part Of Yakuza 0

I Completely Missed The Best Part Of Yakuza 0

Yakuza 0 is one of 2017’s sleeper hits, a prequel to the popular crime drama that brought it to a wider audience. While most of the game is about criminal intrigue and martial arts brawls, a
Heather Alexandra's Top Ten Games Of 2017

Heather Alexandra's Top Ten Games Of 2017

I’ve played approximately two billion video games this year. Narrowing that list down to 10 was a painful and bloody process, but I finally managed to choose my favorite games from one of the most
Eric's Top 10 Games Of 2017

Eric's Top 10 Games Of 2017

In 2017, I played a lot of games, but only 10 could make the cut for this blog. Culling the herd to just 10 was heartbreaking and required intense soul-searching. In no particular order, the best

GamesBeat head of social Anthony John Agnello’s top 10 games of 2017

FEATURE: 2017 was a remarkable year for video games, with a seemingly endless tide of inspired work coming out from the big money publishers and one-dev studios alike. Around every corner, a new idea:
Yo, Kiryu-chan!

Yo, Kiryu-chan!

Yo, Kiryu-chan! We’re starting up a playthrough of Yakuza Kiwami live on Twitch. It’s a remake of the PS2 classic and a great way (along with Yakuza 0) to check out the series.Read more...
How Yakuza's City Changes From Game To Game

How Yakuza's City Changes From Game To Game

The Yakuza series has a few constants: burly men with tattoos, karaoke and cabaret, dramatic fist fights, and the city of Kamurocho. From Yakuza 0’s 1980s setting to Yakuza 6’s modern day, players
Watch Us Play Yakuza 6: The Song of Life With One Of The People Behind It

Watch Us Play Yakuza 6: The Song of Life With One Of The People Behind It

Last year, Yakuza 0 brought gaming’s best crime thriller and cabaret management series to a new group of fans. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life wants to be accessible to veterans and newbies alike. We took
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