Dark Souls Speedrunner Breaks World Record Without Realizing It

It's fun to watch people speedrun Dark Souls. It's a game famous for its punishing difficulty, yet speedrunners show how it's possible to bend the game to your will. 19-year-old Alex (aka NaxHPL) just achieved the world record for one way to complete the game, allowing him to finish it in 25 minutes and 17 seconds. He… » 1/27/15 3:00pm 54 minutes ago

My First Few Hours With Dying Light

I wasn't sure what to expect from Dying Light, a new open-world zombie game from a studio known for making the regrettable open-world zombie series Dead Island. Imagine my pleasant surprise, then, when I discovered some cool ideas during my first five hours with the game. Maybe you can teach an old zombie new tricks. » 1/27/15 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

Modders Are Bringing Back Resident Evil's Awful Voice Acting


Resident Evil's original voice acting was atrocious. The lines were cheesy and the delivery wooden. "Jill, here's a lockpick. It might be handy if you, the master of unlocking, take it with you." But it has a fond place in my heart. I didn't blame Capcom for writing and recording new material for REmake, but I'm so… » 1/27/15 12:15pm Today 12:15pm

What I Learned About Dealing with People From Playing Games Online

Video games are more than just an entertaining time sink. Take them online and they can even teach us a few things about how to interact with other people. Here are some of the lessons I've learned from online games about dealing with people in real life. » 1/27/15 11:41am Today 11:41am

The Best Start To An Assassin's Creed Game

If I have one guilty pleasure series, it's Assassin's Creed. Normally, I'm not one to get excited about yearly releases, let alone broken games. But I've played and mostly enjoyed every game in the series. Recently, I returned to Assassin's Creed II, and, much to my surprise, I realized just how much I've lowered my… » 1/27/15 10:00am Today 10:00am

Your Favorite Logitech Gear, Discounted

If there's one thing we've learned from posting deals for nearly two years, it's that you all love your Logitech gear. Whether you need a speaker system for your computer, a keyboard for your tablet, or a really great mouse, you'll find great deals in today's Amazon Gold Box. » 1/27/15 8:45am Today 8:45am

Get a Free 2-Weeks of Crunchyroll Anime: Stream the Full Catalog Ad-Free

Crunchyroll, one of the top destinations for current and classic anime, is offering Kotaku readers a free two-week trial of their Anime Membership. In addition to streaming their entire anime catalog ad-free, you'll get access to the anime simulcasts - getting the latest anime episodes the same day they're released in… » 12/13/14 3:09pm 12/13/14 3:09pm