The Challenges Of Letting You Be A Fat Video Game Hero

Zany open-world action game Sunset Overdrive—as its creators told me during a recent San Francisco preview event—is all about letting players be whoever they want. I made a very nice bearded lady with tiny mouths for eyes. I noticed something, though: you can pick your body type, but you can't pick a heavy one. I was… » 9/22/14 7:47pm 41 minutes ago

Final Fantasy XV's Road Trip, As Imagined By The Internet

The dudes of Final Fantasy XV have a sweet ride in the TGS trailer and they're clearly gonna use it. And while the internet reacted to it, there's always room for photoshops of them gawking at various things. Oh the places they will go! » 9/22/14 7:15pm Today 7:15pm

Double Fine Struggles Show The Problems With Steam Early Access

Once upon a time Double Fine hoped to keep in-progress space station sim Spacebase DF-9 going for five years. Now, however, they're abruptly pulling the plug, omitting many planned features from the "final" version. Fans are, understandably, upset. Double Fine says it all comes down to one unfortunate reality: money. » 9/22/14 4:30pm Today 4:30pm

Trench Warfare in World War I Was a Smarter Strategy Than You Realize

History remembers trench warfare as wasteful, futile, and uninspired, but in reality it was a deeply thought-out system that underwent constant revision. Here's how it worked during World War I. » 9/22/14 4:12pm Today 4:12pm

​7 Cartoons Screwed Over By Their Own Toylines

It's not just enough to make a good cartoon any more. Too often, animated shows are dependent on selling action figures in order to stay on the air, ratings (and quality) be damned. Here are seven shows whose fates would have been far different if they had gotten their merchandising together… » 9/22/14 1:48pm Today 1:48pm

New Assassin's Creed Spinoff Is A Sidescroller In 16th-Century China

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China won't be like Unity or Rogue, the big console titles that Ubisoft is delivering this fall. No, the new game will be a 2.5D sidescroller featuring Shao Jun, an Assassin trained by fan-favorite Ezio Auditore. And the game will only be available to people who've bought the Assassin's… » 9/22/14 12:17pm Today 12:17pm

Learn To Build iPhone Apps – 91% Off The Complete iOS 8+Swift Dev Course

The iPhone 6 is finally here. iOS 8 has been released. So, we're giving Kotaku readers an opportunity to get familiar with Apple's mobile OS and their new programming language (Swift). Want to learn how to build apps for iPhone and iPad? Grab 91% off the Complete iOS 8 & Swift Development Course. » 9/19/14 3:03pm Friday 3:03pm