Heroes Of The Storm Could Use Some Better Skins

Heroes of the Storm is a great-looking game compared to the other big MOBAs out there today. Despite that, Blizzard's game might have a problem. » 3/20/15 7:30pm 3/20/15 7:30pm

Far Cry 4's Yeti DLC Is Fun, Has Yetis

Early in Valley of the Yetis, protagonist Ajay Ghale sees one of the mythical beasts for the first time. "What the fuck is that?" he asks. It's a yeti, Ajay. It's a yeti. » 3/11/15 3:00pm 3/11/15 3:00pm

The bleak survival sim This War Of Mine just released some new DLC that adds "unique street art" to the game. All proceeds go to the charity organization War Child, developer 11 bit Studios said. Check out the DLC on the game's Steam page. » 3/10/15 11:05am 3/10/15 11:05am

Dying Light will get its long-awaited "hard mode" on March 10th, Techland said today. Can't wait! In addition to that free update, a $5 "Survivor Bundle" will also be released, giving players three additional character skins and four new weapons. » 3/04/15 11:25am 3/04/15 11:25am

Sunset Overdrive will get its final piece of DLC on April 1st, developer Insomniac just announced. Known as The Dawn Of The Rise Of The Fallen Machines, it adds a new area and related missions to the game along with some other goodies. The last add-on campaign was very good, so I'm excited for this new one! » 3/03/15 11:05am 3/03/15 11:05am

Shadow Of Mordor: The Bright Lord: The Kotaku Review

The Bright Lord, Shadow of Mordor's new DLC campaign, promises an epic showdown with Lord of the Rings head honcho Sauron. It was designed in part to address a common fan complaint about the original game's anticlimactic ending. But while it does give players a chance to fight Sauron, I'd hardly call it an epic battle. » 2/24/15 9:00am 2/24/15 9:00am

How DLC Actually Helps Games

Reading the comments on my current survey about how publishers have violated gamers' trust, it is clear that business practices around downloadable content have left a bad taste in many gamers' mouths. » 2/19/15 3:30pm 2/19/15 3:30pm

Binding Of Isaac DLC Adds More Everything, Including Co-Op Babies


The Binding of Isaac already received a major update with The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth last year, but designer Edmund McMillen is moving full speed ahead on a proper expansion. Today, McMillen revealed the add-on, which doesn't yet have a release date, will be called Afterbirth. » 2/13/15 12:06pm 2/13/15 12:06pm

DLC: Defined

Just about everybody knows that the acronym DLC stands for "downloadable content", but do they know what it really means? Probably, but we're going to define it anyway, because that's what the XXX: Defined series is all about. » 2/10/15 1:00pm 2/10/15 1:00pm

The surprisingly excellent zombie game Dying Light got its first batch of DLC today, Techland said in a surprise announcement. It's called "Cuisine & Cargo," and adds two additional "hardcore zones" (buildings) to explore in the game's world. There are two more bits of DLC coming out in March and May respectively. » 2/10/15 11:10am 2/10/15 11:10am

The Future of DLC Is an Expensive Place

You've probably seen that famous Mona Lisa Photoshop that shows how downloadable content has evolved in games over the years. The image has gotten yet another update to show our grim DLC future. » 2/10/15 6:30am 2/10/15 6:30am

If Only We Could Download Patches For People

Does your boyfriend snore? Is your child a bit too precocious? Does your mother keep calling you for tech support? Just hook them up to your computer via their handy USB port and patch them. » 2/09/15 5:00pm 2/09/15 5:00pm

What Buying Evolve Gets You

If you're planning on grabbing Evolve when it launches tomorrow, you'll pretty much be getting a multiplayer experience similar in concept to Left 4 Dead where you can take on one of three monsters as one of 12 hunters (or vice versa). But it's a bit more complicated than that. » 2/09/15 2:00pm 2/09/15 2:00pm

Dark Souls II Patch Reveals New Secrets For An Old Game

There was a major patch for Dark Souls II today, which includes a screen-filling new character known as The Scholar, updated lore, and more. The Souls series is all about hiding things in weird places, so we're only scratching the surface. Here's a taste of what's been found so far. » 2/04/15 3:00pm 2/04/15 3:00pm

The Sims 4's First Expansion Pack Sounds Cool, Super Expensive

The Sims 4 is getting its first full-blown expansion pack in April, developer EA announced today. Known as "Get To Work," the pack adds new jobs with full-blown workplace locations you can actually visit and play around in. That's pretty darn exciting. Less thrilling is the $40 price tag. » 2/04/15 1:00pm 2/04/15 1:00pm

Hidden Details Buried In The Dark Souls II Expansion's New Trailer

A patch to prepare Dark Souls II for its upcoming Scholar of the First Sin update is coming on February 5. Though Scholar of the First Sin itself doesn't arrive until April, Bandai Namco's revealed a tiiiiny bit more of what's in store for players who return to Majula in a new trailer. » 2/03/15 12:09pm 2/03/15 12:09pm

Dying Light's add-on multiplayer mode "Be The Zombie" will be free for all players, developer Techland announced this morning. Previously, the DLC had only been available as a pre-order bonus, which enraged many prospective fans who are justifiably sick of that sort of thing. Phew! » 1/23/15 9:45am 1/23/15 9:45am

It Took 27 Minutes To Beat Destiny's Crota's End On Hard Mode

The newest update to Destiny— that introduces a hard mode to the Crota's End raid—has only been out for about two hours at the time of this writing, but a team of players has already beaten it. » 1/21/15 2:56pm 1/21/15 2:56pm

And The Best Actor In The New Advanced Warfare DLC Trailer Goes To...

That John Malkovich might take any acting role put in front of him, but he takes them hard. The rest of the cast of next week's first installment of Advanced Warfare's Exo Zombies co-op mode seem cardboard in comparison. » 1/20/15 3:00pm 1/20/15 3:00pm