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Otto Kratky

Otto Kratky

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Otto Kratky is a freelance writer with many homes. You can find his work at Digital Trends, GameSpot, and Gamepur. If he's not writing he's probably sinking way too much time into an RPG or the latest multiplayer game. You can find him on Twitter @Otto_Kratky.

Hiroki holds his sword in front of his face in Trek to Yomi

Trek to Yomi review: Moving story cuts through weak action

Trek to Yomi's combat may get stale, but its story of a samurai traveling through the land of the dead is surprisingly engaging.
A still of the Overwatch 2 characters.

Overwatch 2 already feels like a return to glory

Overwatch 2 is a sizable update for Overwatch that distills the massively-popular hero shooter's best features.
The Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase takes place on June 12.

Xbox and Bethesda detail (non-E3) summer showcase

Xbox's E3-season presentation will likely show off at least one of the games Bethesda is currently developing.
Balan Wonderworld

Balan Wonderworld director details behind-the-scenes drama

On Twitter, Yuji Naka claims he was removed from his position as director for Balan Wonderworld half a year before it launched.
April and Leo high-five in TMNT: Shredder's Revenge

TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge keeps the combos rolling

Shredder's Revenge is a dream come true for anyone who likes stringing together massive combos with friends.
lego bricktales pax east 2022 demo featured

Lego Bricktales makes physics fun with perfect puzzles

Lego Bricktales hooked me with its physics puzzles, but I can't wait to see what other, more creative minds build.
A group of animals praise a lamb in Cult of the Lamb.

Cult of the Lamb’s town (and cult) building has me hooked

While it's fun to trek through its dungeons, Cult of the Lamb's cult-building mechanics are its most interesting feature.
A massive explosion in Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Ubisoft turns off online services for over 90 games

The games that are losing their online features are a mishmash of well-received and relatively unknown titles from over the years.
Vehicles in Saints Row.

Everything can be customized in the new Saints Row game

Players will be able to customize everything from their characters to their gang members in the upcoming Saints Row reboot.
Mario and Luigi with the cast of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga in the background.

6 Game Boy Advance games that should head to Switch Online

If a Game Boy Advance collection is added to Nintendo Switch Online, it has to include these choice titles.
Malenia in Elden Ring putting her prosthetic arm on.

Elden Ring bug makes its hardest boss fight even harder

Malenia is supposed to heal every time she hits players, but a new bug lets her heal simply by attacking.
A skater standing above graffiti in Jet Set Radio.

Sega rebooting Jet Set Radio, Crazy Taxi, report says

Reboots of Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio are allegedly the start of Sega's super game initiative.
An operator uses a headset microphone in Battlefield 2042.

Battlefield 2042 is finally getting in-game voice chat

Along with in-game voice chat, Battlefield 2042's 4.0 patch will adjust weapon attachment stats and nerf one of the game's most popular vehicles.
A CEO sits surrounded by piles of cash in GTA Online.

Grand Theft Auto Online is in need of a serious cleanup

Despite the resources it has, GTA Online is still flooded with technical problems and cheaters.
Ciri looking over her shoulder in The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt

CD Projekt Red isn’t slowing down, for better or worse

CD Projekt Red is looking past Cyberpunk 2077, but its attention has to be on the right projects.
Holding a gun to an enemy in Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 support bleeds into 2023 with story expansion

Cyberpunk 2077's upcoming expansion will likely include more content than the free DLCs it's received so far.
Zoe rests by a campfire in Road 96.

Road 96 reminds me of my angry, powerless teenage years

The feeling of powerlessness that comes with each of Road 96's runs was too familiar to how I felt throughout high school.
Geralt looks at a tower in the distance in The Witcher 3.

The Witcher 3’s current-gen port has been delayed yet again

CD Projekt Red has delayed The Witcher 3's current-gen port following a decision to move its development in-house.
A player walks through an outlaw outpost in No Man's Sky.

You can be a space pirate in No Man’s Sky starting today

No Man's Sky's Outlaws update will let players smuggle goods and reap more profits from attacking innocent trade ships.
Playing games via Nintendo Switch Online.

Your Nintendo and PlayStation subscriptions are changing

Sony and Nintendo have adjusted how their online services handle auto-renewal after an investigation by the U.K's Competition and Markets Authority.
A man wielding two katanas in Elden Ring.

Even Elden Ring speedrunners can’t keep up with it

The speedrun record for Elden Ring is changing so rapidly that world-record holder Mitchriz lost his No. 1 spot mid-interview.
Sora reaching out for his keyblade.

Getting into Kingdom Hearts in 2022 is no easy task

Kingdom Hearts 4 is on the way and getting into the franchise before it launches is no small task.
Sora lying down on a couch in Kingdom Hearts 4.

You aren’t dreaming, Kingdom Hearts 4 is actually happening

Kingdom Hearts 4 was announced during a 20th anniversary stream for the series, along with two mobile games.
A Spartan wearing a halo ring hat in Halo Infinite.

Halo Infinite is getting some serious progression changes

343 Industries is currently working on implementing per-match XP payouts in Halo Infinite based on in-game performance according to a blog post.
Characters running on Rebirth Island in Warzone.

Unionized Activision QA testers won’t receive raises

Activision Blizzard claims it can't give unionized employees at Raven Software raises 'due to our legal obligations under the National Labor Relations Act.'
Two players fighting in New World.

New World is free to play this weekend. Here’s how to play

New World's Steam free weekend will last until 10 a.m. PT on April 11.
Cleaners sneak through a tunnel filled with Ridden in Back 4 Blood.

Back 4 Blood’s first DLC sends players into Ridden caves

Back 4 Blood's first expansion, Tunnels of Terror, launches on April 12.
The Lego and Epic Games logos set against a blue background.

Lego and Epic Games are making a metaverse for kids

The Lego/Epic Games collaboration would give users the tools to create their own 'play opportunities' in the metaverse.
Vasco from Starfield looking into the camera.

Meet Starfield’s version of R2-D2, a robot named Vasco

Vasco is likely just one of many companions players will be able to recruit in Starfield.
An Elgato HD60 X next to a keyboard and PS5 controller.

Elgato’s newest capture card is made for next-gen consoles

Elgato's $200 HD60 X includes VRR and HDR passthrough compatibility.
An operator bashes a wall in Rainbow Six Siege.

Rainbow Six Mobile takes Siege to Android and iOS

Fans can register right now for a chance to try Rainbow Six Mobile before it launches.
General Radahn stands against a red background in Elden Ring.

A ruthless Elden Ring patch makes Radahn even stronger

After being nerfed a bit harder than intended, Radahn is back to his full, player-destroying strength in Elden Ring.
A spartan holds a ravager in Halo Infinite.

Halo Infinite’s next season will add two new maps

Halo Infinite's second season is set to arrive on May 3, bringing new maps and weapon changes.
Kirby Star Allies review

Kirby gets one step closer to EGOT with Grammy win

The 8-Bit Big Band's Grammys win marks the second time a song from a video game has won at the awards show.