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

It's A Sad Day When Fake DLC Looks Real Enough To Click

In a world with horse armor DLC, things that game companies sell as additional content never surprises me—but it's probably a bad sign that I clicked this particular button half expecting the "Red Boots DLC" to be real, huh? » 5/12/14 6:30pm 5/12/14 6:30pm

The JoJo Fighting Game is Full of Love, But Plagued by DLC

Based on the manga series by Hirohiko Araki, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle is basically a love letter to the series' multitude of fans. » 8/29/13 6:00am 8/29/13 6:00am

Tiny Tina's Racism Reference In The New Borderlands 2 DLC [Update]

"BOOYAH. Not racist," exclaims Tiny Tina in the newest Borderlands 2 DLC, out today. It's not every day you hear video game characters discussing racism. Especially those who have had history with the concept, warranted or not. » 6/25/13 1:30pm 6/25/13 1:30pm

Observe What Borderlands 2's Next Playable Class Is Capable Of

The first time Gearbox gave us a look at the playable psycho bandit named Krieg, I knew this character was made for me. Krieg is rampage incarnate. He’s off-the-walls crazy. The more carelessly you play, the more damage you can deal. And I just love carelessly shredding into enemies. It’s what Borderlands was made… » 5/10/13 8:30am 5/10/13 8:30am

Proof That There's Some Creepiness Left In Dead Space 3, Thanks To New…

One of my biggest problems with Dead Space 3 is that it is utterly lacking in the hallucination department. What happened to all those twisted, freaky things I witnessed in the first two titles? » 3/12/13 11:30pm 3/12/13 11:30pm

Watch Players Pull Off Stunts With Battlefield 3's New Dirt Bike

You know what every first-person shooter needs? I mean, besides guns? Dirt bikes. And every other high-speed vehicle imaginable. Because if shooting a helicopter down with an RPG is fun, it's even more fun when doing so while also riding a dirt bike. » 3/12/13 10:40am 3/12/13 10:40am

The Cute Scavenger Bot In Dead Space 3 Is Less Cute When You Realize It…

There's a handy little robot in Dead Space 3. It's designed to collect resources for you in the new sci-fi horror game, released for Xbox 360 and PS3 today. » 2/05/13 11:30am 2/05/13 11:30am

Borderlands 2 Is Done. So Gearbox Is Working On DLC.

Today Gearbox announced that they're officially done with work on Borderlands 2. The full game is in certification, so that leaves Gearbox's hands free to work on the first downloadable content, introducing a new character class: the Mechromancer you see above (note: they're just sketches for now). » 7/20/12 11:45am 7/20/12 11:45am

Remembering the Pre-DLC Days, When Free Unlockable Content Flowed Like…

Back in the day we'd spend countless hours unlocking every hidden character, special costume, or magical weapon in our video games. Today we simply buy them outright. Commenter Superlocke laments this unfortunate evolution in today's Speak Up on Kotaku. » 2/08/12 11:00am 2/08/12 11:00am

This is Your Final Free Dose of Red Dead Redemption DLC

Rockstar puts a name and a date of the final free installment of downloadable content for its award-winning western, Red Dead Redemption. » 7/27/11 3:20pm 7/27/11 3:20pm

Bethesda Details Three More Doses of Downloadable Content for Fallout:…

With names already outed via a series of trademark applications, Bethesda Softworks finally pulls back the curtain on Honest Hearts, Old World Blues, and Lonesome Road, three new packs of downloadable content coming to Fallout: New Vegas starting on May 17. » 5/03/11 11:00am 5/03/11 11:00am

Ridiculously Short, Arrival Sets The Stage For Mass Effect 3

The Arrive downloadable content pack for BioWare's award-winning Mass Effect 2 has been unleashed, giving players one last chance to spend some quiet time with Commander Shepard before the trilogy's Earth-shattering conclusion. An hour and a half just doesn't seem like enough time. » 3/30/11 3:20pm 3/30/11 3:20pm

Console And Retailer Exclusive Downloadable Content Hasn't Gotten This…

How much would you pay to add the mighty Rook to your chess arsenal? Is there a collector's edition that comes with everything included? How long will the PS3 exclusive remain exclusive? A glimpse of things to come? » 3/29/11 1:00pm 3/29/11 1:00pm