The Year In Dota 2: A Game That Kept Changing

Dota 2 is the staple of millions of players' gaming nights, a rising star in the eSports scene for a new generation of competitive players and spectators. It's also a lucrative vehicle for Valve to sell hats. From how it changed, to how people played it, to how Valve talked about it, here is the story of Dota 2 in… » 12/19/14 1:45pm Today 1:45pm

"It's chess meets Hamlet. Okay, maybe not Hamlet. But it's a start." Ken Levine, of BioShock and System Shock 2 fame, wrote an interesting review of Shadow of Mordor this week in which he praises its novel ability to tell stories that players "build for themselves simply by playing the game." Read it over at Matter. » 12/19/14 1:10pm Today 1:10pm

Steam Winter Sale, N64 USB, Xbox One Bundles, Logitech, and More Deals

The Steam Winter Sale is here, so stock up on some PC games for your holidays breaks. Tell us what you're picking up in the comments, and really tell us when you find the same games cheaper elsewhere. » 12/19/14 12:45pm Today 12:45pm

The Sims 4 Is Getting An Outdoorsy 'Game Pack' Next Month

After weeks of fan speculation about a possible expansion for The Sims 4, players got an answer from its creator today. Yes, the game is getting its first batch of paid DLC soon. But it's not a full "expansion" like the ones previous Sims games received. Rather, it's a "Game Pack," and it sounds sort of fishy. » 12/19/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Get 52% Off The 10ft Apple-Certified MFi Lightning Cable – $18.99 

We've organized a special discount for Kotaku readers on this epic lightning cable. How can a lightning/usb cable be epic? When it's 10 feet long, that's how. This is the ultimate stocking stuffer – now you can easily charge your phone from across the room. Kotaku readers can get one with free shipping for 52% off –… » 12/15/14 2:19pm Monday 2:19pm

Drone Wars: Get 53% off the Limited Edition Black Aerial Drone + Camera

Last month, we offered a pre order discount on this limited edition Black Aerial Drone to Gizmodo readers. It sold out in 2 days. So, after securing more units, we've brought it back for Kotaku readers, who can get a discount of 53% off a Black Aerial Drone + Free Shipping. » 12/18/14 2:58pm Yesterday 2:58pm