The Internet Reacts To The New Silent Hill

Nobody was expecting a new Silent Hill game—much less one that stars Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus, and is being made by Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro. But that's exactly what a little demo released on the PS4 store yesterday surprisingly teased for some players who beat it: a new horror game called Silent… » 8/13/14 4:00pm 8/13/14 4:00pm

20 Screenwriting Tricks And Tropes We Never Need To See Again

Pop culture is a never-ending source of wonder and amazement. We're seeing some really top-notch, innovative writing across every medium right now. But there's also a lot of tired, warmed-over stuff, that feels copy-pasted from script to script. Here are 20 screenwriting moves we'd be happy never to see again. » 7/16/14 2:21pm 7/16/14 2:21pm

Creepypasta Wiki Issues Statement Saying Slender Man Isn't Real

The tragic events in Waukesha, in which two young girls are accused of stabbing a friend, have brought internet myth Slender Man into the mainstream spotlight. So much so that the Creepypasta wiki, unofficial home to stories involving the character (and others like him), has had to issue a statement confirming that he… » 6/03/14 10:30pm 6/03/14 10:30pm

Murdered: Soul Suspect: The Kotaku Review

I came across something midway through Murdered: Soul Suspect that summed up the majority of my experience playing this game. I was strolling through a police station as Ronan O'Connor, a detective so hard-boiled that his own death could not stop him from hunting down the notorious murderer as The Bell Killer. The… » 6/03/14 11:30am 6/03/14 11:30am

There Are Things Worse Than Death In Video Games

There's a fine line any artist walks when trying to titillate and terrify at the same time. But making video games scary is especially tricky. Repetitive behavior—even when that behavior is running and hiding from flesh-eating monsters—doesn't mesh all that well with the spontaneity required to make someone jump out… » 5/07/14 7:30pm 5/07/14 7:30pm