Tips For Playing Bloodborne (Updated!)

You may have noticed a lot of people talking about the new PS4 game Bloodborne. It’s good, they say. It’s really difficult, they say. Maybe you’ve considered checking it out, but you’re worried about that difficulty. I’m here to help. » 3/31/15 5:30pm 46 minutes ago

Introducing Steamed (Which You May Have Already Noticed)

PC gaming coverage has always been popular on Kotaku, but around the start of the year, we decided to do something new: cover the PC’s top gaming service, Steam, as if it was a platform, the same way we’d cover an Xbox, a PlayStation or a Nintendo whatever. The result: steamed.kotaku.com. » 3/31/15 5:20pm 56 minutes ago

A Quick Note For My Readers: Back in 2013, I wrote a ‘blip’ about a game called Read Only Memories. I missed this small post during my initial sweep last summer of posts I wrote that needed disclosure, but it’s been brought to my attention today, so I’m updating it with that information.
» 3/31/15 5:12pm Today 5:12pm

Getting Started With Neverwinter On Xbox One

The North American Xbox One got its first MMORPG today, in the form of a two-year-old free-to-play Dungeons & Dragons PC game. Check out character creation and the opening tutorial for Neverwinter. » 3/31/15 5:03pm Today 5:03pm

This is cool: The Game Developers Conference has made a whole bunch of talks from this year’s GDC available to watch for free online. There’s some great stuff in there, from classic game postmortems to modern developers talking candidly about how they made their games. » 3/31/15 4:50pm Today 4:50pm

The Sims Players Confess Their Most Evil Deeds

The Sims might look like a pleasant game where you just pretend to play house, but don’t let that fool you. Things can be very dark depending on how you play it. » 3/31/15 4:30pm Today 4:30pm

The Private Eye: A Damn Good Comic About How the Internet Changes Us

The man who wrote Y the Last Man. The guy who drew incredible runs on Amazing Spider-Man and Batgirl: Year One. In 2013, they launched The Private Eye, a provocative sci-fi series set in a future without the internet. It just ended a few weeks ago, and you really should read it. If you need extra incentive to read… » 3/31/15 4:24pm Today 4:24pm

The Long And Terrible History Of DC Comics Mistreating Batgirl

Batgirl has been in the media for all the wrong reasons recently — but this is nothing new. The iconic heroine has long been a source of controversy for DC, thanks to a series of strange decisions. Here's the story of DC's Batgirls, and the controversies that have come to define them. » 3/31/15 3:37pm Today 3:37pm

What Do You Want Valve To Change About Steam?

Steam is great, but nothing's perfect. Valve's beast of a service is colossal, multifaceted, with a million different limbs being pulled in a million different directions. Inevitably, it sometimes falls flat. What features do you wish Valve would add to Steam? Or take away? » 3/31/15 3:24pm Today 3:24pm

Originality In Video Games Is Overrated

“I’m not interested in Dying Light,” a friend recently told me. I arched an inquisitive eyebrow. “Why?” A few seconds later, his response flashed on screen. “Because it doesn’t look that original.” For a few moments, I struggled to compose a response.
» 3/31/15 3:05pm Today 3:05pm

Assassin's Creed Chronicles Is Now A Trilogy Set In China, India, Russia

Ok. This looks cool. What was going to be a single side-scrolling Assassin’s Creed game set in 16th century China is now going to span three eras and three countries, starting on April 21. » 3/31/15 12:33pm Today 12:33pm

The Best, Weirdest Mario/Zelda Crossovers

Late last year, it was revealed that Link would become a racer in Mario Kart 8. But that wasn’t his first Mario rodeo. Nor was it the first time Zelda crossed over into the Mario series—far from it. » 3/31/15 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Genius Faceplate Puts USB Ports on Your Wall With No Wiring Needed

Dying Light's April Fool’s Joke: Flying Zombies

Ah, April 1st. The silliest day in gaming. Dying Light is choosing to celebrate the occasion by treating its legions of zombies like the ragdoll-ish punching bags they truly are. » 3/31/15 11:30am Today 11:30am

Let's Kill More Call Of Duty Exo Zombies [All Are Dead]

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC hits Xboxes today, bringing with it another round of the Malkovich-powered Exo Zombies co-op survival mode. Or maybe it’s Paxton-powered. It’s hard to say. Either way, let’s play. » 3/31/15 11:25am Today 11:25am

Today's Best Gaming Deals: Sunset Overdrive, PlayStation Headset, More

Sunset Overdrive is one of the best Xbox One games you can buy, and Amazon's marked it back down to $40 today. It was a little cheaper around Black Friday, but this is a solid price. [Sunset Overdrive, $40] » 3/31/15 11:15am Today 11:15am

You Can Play Pac-Man On Google Maps Right Now

April Fool’s Day is imminent, which means that we’re about to see A) lots of unfunny people making awful attempts to prank everyone; and B) some people—often including big tech companies like Google and Blizzard—creating some brilliant things. Here’s one example of the latter. » 3/31/15 10:47am Today 10:47am

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DreamHost is offering Kotaku readers a year of SSD web hosting and a domain name for just $2.95 a month, 67% off the regular price. Build the site you've always dreamed of from the ground up and get all the key features you need to keep it running efficiently, all for only $35 annually. Use promo code kotaku295. » 3/27/15 2:36pm Friday 2:36pm

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HostGator, one of Lifehacker's favorite hosting companies, is offering one year of their Hatchling Plan for $28 - which includes a free domain name. That saves you more than 65% and comes out to just $2.33/month. » 3/18/15 3:44pm 3/18/15 3:44pm

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Want to master Linux? Right now, Kotaku readers can save 91% on 6 actionable training courses and learn the ins-and-outs of the Linux OS. » 3/27/15 2:56pm Friday 2:56pm

A Tisket, a Tasket, Put a Brand New Nintendo 3DS XL In Your Basket

Look out! The nondenominational Easter Bunny is hippety-hopping down the lane, and this year he's carrying something better than a bunch of butt-ugly pastel eggs. What's that I spy in his basket instead? Why, it's a brand new Nintendo 3DS XL! » 3/31/15 12:00pm Today 12:00pm