What Difficulty Setting Do You Play On, or How Hard Do You Like It?

With today's news that BioShock Infinite will include a special old school difficulty mode, commenter Blessrok is curious about what difficulty setting you play on by default? Are you an easy-going gamer, or do you like to be punished? Tell us in today's Speak Up on Kotaku. » 1/19/12 11:00am 1/19/12 11:00am

Battlefield Play 4 Free Angers Its Paying Customers

Last month, EA's "EAsy" division, which runs the free-to-play Battlefield Play 4 Free, elected to lower the damage of paid-for in-game weapon add-ons in the interest of balancing the game. Users were justifiably angry that the in-game items they had bought had been taken away, particularly as they were offered no… » 1/09/12 6:00pm 1/09/12 6:00pm

Do Video Games Need an Incredibly Easy Button?

Sometimes Easy Mode just isn't enough. In today's Speak-Up on Kotaku, commenter Sullyville begs game developers for an option to skip the harder sections of games altogether. » 4/27/11 2:00pm 4/27/11 2:00pm

Is Video Game Difficulty Ass-Backwards?

Kotaku commenter SuicidalEarthworm (don't do it!) feels that video games are handling difficulty wrong, getting progressively easier instead of more difficult. Add your two cents in today's Speak-Up on Kotaku. » 2/01/11 11:20am 2/01/11 11:20am