Playing Half-Life 2: Update's Enhanced Intro

It's one thing to see a hand-picked comparison video, it's another to sit down with the real thing ourselves, so I thought I'd fire up the fan-made (but Valve-endorsed) Half-Life 2: Update and see just how improved Valve's classic shooter really is. » 3/30/15 10:00pm 16 minutes ago

The First Five Vaguely Familiar Minutes Of Axiom Verge

We've never been here before, but it sure feels like we have. It's hard to watch the first five minutes of Axiom Verge and not feel just a little bit Metroid-y. » 3/30/15 9:30pm 46 minutes ago

Classic Mod Is Basically Team Fortress 1.5

It's easy to forget now, but Team Fortress 2 was once as big a punchline among Valve fans as Half-Life 3 is today. » 3/30/15 9:00pm Today 9:00pm

Jeremy Clarkson's Top Gear Lives On (Inside Just Cause 2)

Jeremy Clarkson did his insufferable twat thing, punched a Top Gear producer and now the show is finished, right? Wrong.
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Half-Life 2, Now With More Scares (And Big Jumps)

Half-Life 2's been around since Kotaku was a bouncing baby blogglette—freshly hatched from its internet egg—but people are still making some brilliant-looking mods for it. Today, one with gut-wrenching atmosphere... and the ability to leap over buildings. » 3/30/15 8:14pm Today 8:14pm

Mortal Kombat X's Fatalities Are Bloody As Hell

I'm sure not every fatality is in here, because marketing, but this video includes most of Mortal Kombat X's gruesome finishing moves. You should not watch these at work. » 3/30/15 8:00pm Today 8:00pm

Bloodborne, Beaten In Just 44 Minutes

When I finished Bloodborne on Sunday afternoon, my playtime was 46 hours, 21 minutes, and 13 seconds. The current world record is, well, way faster. How much faster? It's 44 minutes! » 3/30/15 6:50pm Today 6:50pm

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Pac-Man, Pong, And Space Invaders... All In One Game

You may never have thought of Pac-Man as peanut butter and Pong as chocolate but after playing Pacapong, you'll wonder why nobody smashed them up together in this tasty way. And Donkey Kong? It's the milk that washes everything down. Or something. » 3/30/15 5:15pm Today 5:15pm

How To Get The Secret Alien Stuff In The New Sims 4 Expansion Pack

The Sims 4's first expansion pack comes out this week. In addition to all the cool new career-focused additions Get To Work brings to the game, it also adds aliens into the mix. Here's what you need to do to find them. » 3/30/15 5:00pm Today 5:00pm

What Would Being In A Bunker For 15 Years Really Do To Your Head?

So a woman emerges from a bunker after 15 years. She's cheerful and ready to embrace life. It's the premise of the recent Netflix series The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, but what is the reality? What do years of isolation and confinement actually do to a person's brain? » 3/30/15 11:20am Today 11:20am

Team Fortress 2 Fan Film Is The Best Action Movie I've Seen In Ages

Got 20 minutes? Cool, that's enough time to watch one of the funnest action movies I've seen in ages. And yes, it was made in Team Fortress 2. » 3/30/15 4:15pm Today 4:15pm

Important Answers About Dark Souls II's Expansion On PC

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin launches this week, but PC owners considering upgrading to the game's DirectX11 version should be aware of a few things regarding save transfers, multiplayer, and upgrade pricing. » 3/30/15 2:43pm Today 2:43pm

Want a sense of how tough it is to make AAA video games? Check out this Twine story/game by Matthew Burns, a veteran developer (and friend of Kotaku) who has spent a lot of time in the trenches. It's both brilliant and horrifying. » 3/30/15 2:10pm Today 2:10pm

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You can feel it coming — the sun is shining a little brighter, everyone is starting to shed their layers. Spring is almost here. March came in like a lion (seriously) and is now well on its way to going out like a lamb. Before we're totally in the clear, we have those pesky spring showers to contend with. What makes… » 3/26/15 4:00pm Thursday 4:00pm

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Want to build your Java coding skills? Kotaku readers can get 90% off the Java Developer Course Bundle. It includes more than 70 hours of instruction content across 6 courses, covering the basics as well as more advanced topics for one of the most established coding languages. » 3/27/15 4:06pm Friday 4:06pm