Double Fine Struggles Show The Problems With Steam Early Access

Once upon a time Double Fine hoped to keep in-progress space station sim Spacebase DF-9 going for five years. Now, however, they're abruptly pulling the plug, omitting many planned features from the "final" version. Fans are, understandably, upset. Double Fine says it all comes down to one unfortunate reality: money. » 9/22/14 4:30pm 9/22/14 4:30pm

An Early Access Program For Xbox or PlayStation? Maybe.

As popular as Steam's Early Access program is for PC games, you'd think one of the big consoles might have a plan of their own to let gamers regularly pay for and play games before they're finished. They don't, but from what two top people at Sony and Microsoft told me, they're at least thinking about the pros and… » 6/18/14 3:52pm 6/18/14 3:52pm

Meet Kotaku Ken, Our Crash Test Dummy

Turbo Dismount is a glorious excuse for putting polygonal beings into dangerous vehicles and then watching the physics-based carnage gently unfold into something beautiful. And then re-watching it over and over again in lovely slow motion. I thought it'd make for a good video on vehicle safety, so join Kotaku Ken as… » 1/15/14 12:00pm 1/15/14 12:00pm