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Mario Kart Is Getting A New, Harder Difficulty Level

Ever since the olden days when Mario and co raced in horse-drawn carriages, Mario Kart’s had three difficulties levels. Soon, though, that’s going to change. » 4/01/15 6:57pm 29 minutes ago

Attack on Titan 3DS Game Is Coming West Next Month

Jealous that Japan got an Attack on Titan game? Don’t be. Attack on Titan: Humanity In Chains is coming west on May 2015 for the 3DS eShop. You can check out the trailer for it below, or read some of our impressions of the Japanese version of the game here. » 4/01/15 6:30pm 56 minutes ago

Lucas Is Coming Back To Smash Bros. In June

In today’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced that Lucas from Mother 3 will be a downloadable character for Super Smash Bros. He’ll be available in June. » 4/01/15 6:07pm Today 6:07pm

Bloodborne's Pebble Is Overpowered

Today on the 100th episode of Highlight Reel we have great pebble skills in Bloodborne, smooth NPC moves, sniper shots in GTA V and much, much more! » 4/01/15 6:00pm Today 6:00pm

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It’s Nintendo Direct time—you can watch tonight’s big Nintendo presser on their website starting at 6pm Eastern, or just keep refreshing Kotaku for all the news as it happens. Please understand. » 4/01/15 5:44pm Today 5:44pm

10 Free Steam Games Worth Playing

While Steam gets a lot of hype for discounted prices, you don’t actually have to spend any money to enjoy some of the best games the service has to offer. Over the years, Steam has accumulated a number of great games that are free-to-play, and I’m here to tell you which ones you should check out.
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What Are You Playing This April?

It’s April, the official month of dumb pranks, getting sick from too many Cadbury eggs, and spending an entire day smoking pot. Also, the official month of playing video games, because every month is the official month of playing video games! » 4/01/15 4:30pm Today 4:30pm

Fake WoW Patch Notes Are Still The Funniest Part Of April Fools'

“Players now take 10% less damage in PvP.” “Players now deal 10% more damage in PvP.” “Players now act like they take 10% less damage in PvP, but they really don’t. They’re just kidding around.” You haven’t failed me yet, annual fake World of Warcraft patch notes. » 4/01/15 4:25pm Today 4:25pm

The Steam Stream Finds Out What The Hell Is Up With Asteroids: Outpost

Today I'm playing a bunch of new Steam releases for your viewing pleasure, foremost among them a first/third-person survival game based on Atari arcade classic Asteroids. Yeah, the one with the little triangle ship. No, I don't get it either. Watch below. » 4/01/15 3:56pm Today 3:56pm

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If you're at all interested in app development, you'd be wise to learn Node.js. It's quickly becoming the most popular server-side framework for building quick, scalable network apps. For a limited time, Kotaku readers can save 93% (over $560) on a comprehensive 6 course bundle and learn the ins-and-outs of Node.js. » 3/30/15 7:51pm Monday 7:51pm

The Best (And Worst) April Fools' Day Jokes For 2015

Ah, April 1. It's a day where loads of things on the internet will make you groan, cry and smack your face to your palm. Other things, though, might actually give you a chuckle. Let's take a look at some of the best (and worst) of these extremes. » 4/01/15 10:30am Today 10:30am