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‘Only Lesbians Play Pokémon,’ And Other Video Game Store Horror Stories

After roughly 1200 comments and dozens of emails, I have the first round of your horrible video game store experiences. It’s disconcerting how many of you seemed to have been conned out of your money due to bullshit policies on returns and generally grouchy employees. Fortunately, sharing the misery helps lighten the… »9/04/15 12:00pm28 minutes ago

Today's Best Gaming Deals: Xbox Bundles, Star Wars Toys, and More

All Labor Day weekend, Microsoft is offering up your choice of Xbox One bundle, plus a copy of Assassin’s Creed Unity, and an extra game of your choice. It’s not uncommon to see Xbox One bundles being sold with two extra games, but this is the first time we’ve seen such a large selection of bundles. [Xbox One Labor… »9/04/15 11:45am43 minutes ago

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain: The Kotaku Review

There’s a cutscene, late in Metal Gear Solid V, that’s ostensibly serious but contains a musical interlude so awkward it sent me into giggle fits. A dozen missions later, there’s a harrowing sequence that ranks among the best video game scenes I’ve ever played. If you don’t know how to reconcile those two things,… »9/04/15 10:30amToday 10:30am