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Naughty Dog Thought The Last of Us Was "Going to Tank"

The Last of Us has been a huge success for its developer, Naughty Dog. It’s been flooded with awards, glowing reviews, and fan love. It’s spawned a fantastic expansion and work has already begun on a sequel. No one’s more surprised by the success than the game’s developers. They thought it was going to fail. » 7/21/15 10:40am 7/21/15 10:40am

Her Story is a Smart Murder Mystery that Will Keep You Up at Night

It was two in the morning when I closed the case. Sat in the dark of my room, surrounded by paper covered in pen-scrawled leads – ’Rome’, ‘Who is Eric?’, ‘The Rock’. I watched the credits roll, my mind still racing with the details of the murder. I realised I’d never played anything remotely like Her Story before and… » 6/24/15 11:30am 6/24/15 11:30am

Meet The Head Transplant Doctor at The Center of a Metal Gear Conspiracy

For almost a week now, some parts of the gaming internet have been going nuts over the visual similarities between the doctor that features in the trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and the controversial real-live Dr Sergio Canavero, the neurosurgeon who recently found sudden fame when he claimed that… » 4/23/15 10:00am 4/23/15 10:00am

Guitar Hero is Back And I Really Like What I've Seen

Confession: if I had spent anything like as much time playing actual guitar as I did playing pretend guitar as a teenager, I might have had a very different career path. In the late days of the 2006-9 rhythm-action boom, some hardcore pretend musicians split out into Guitar Hero fans and Rock Band fans, but… » 4/14/15 10:00am 4/14/15 10:00am

Tips For Playing Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

If you've never played Monster Hunter, then Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the best jumping-on point – but it's still hella confusing to the uninitiated. There are so many menus and icons and confusing screens of help text, and there's quite a lot to do before you can just grab a weapon and kill something with it.… » 2/17/15 4:30pm 2/17/15 4:30pm

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: The Kotaku Review

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has thus far been 60 hours of The Adventures of Me and My Cat. We've had some great times. Once, my cat got stuck under the claws of a Rathian—your average fire-breathing dragon—and I had to whack it in the head with a hammer to get it off. Another time my cat took one look at a Gore Magala—a… » 2/12/15 12:30pm 2/12/15 12:30pm