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Talos Principle DLC Gives You an Excuse to Play The Talos Principle

The Talos Principle, Croteam’s philosophical puzzler about artificial intelligence, the existence of God, and moving laser beams around in ancient-seeming spaces to open force fields, was one of my top three games of last year. OK, it was exactly No. 3, if you must know, followed in ascending order by South Park: The… » 7/23/15 5:40pm 7/23/15 5:40pm

Thanks To 73,000 Supporters, They're Making A Successor To Banjo-Kazooie

For about the last seven years, Grant Kirkhope has been trying to convince people in the gaming industry that it’s time to make a game similar to 1998’s Banjo-Kazooie, one of the great 3D platformers of the Nintendo 64 era. Says Kirkhope: “I was told: ‘Grant, you’re talking nonsense. No one wants this game.… » 6/23/15 6:00pm 6/23/15 6:00pm

Batman: Arkham Knight: The Kotaku Review

If you are so into the Arkham games that you are going to be wounded by learning anything at all about Batman: Arkham Knight—what characters may or may not be in it, for example—please don’t read this review. Go play the game! You will like it, mostly. The spoilers in this review are minor, in my view, but they are… » 6/22/15 11:00am 6/22/15 11:00am

Why Chrome Uses So Much Freaking RAM

Chrome may be the best browser around, but it eats up your PC’s RAM like turkey on Thanksgiving. If you’ve ever looked at your task manager, you’ve probably flipped out at the sheer number of Chrome processes and the memory they hog. Here’s why Chrome uses so much RAM, and how to curb its gluttony. » 5/21/15 2:10pm 5/21/15 2:10pm

The Next Homefront Game Is Set In A Future Philadelphia

Crytek has finally revealed what it's doing with Homefront, THQ's last stab at a big-budget shooter: it's turning it into a free-roaming guerilla warfare FPS. On first impressions, it's like Homefront meets Far Cry, set in a future Philadelphia dotted with encampments of Korean occupying forces to be photographed with… » 6/02/14 9:00am 6/02/14 9:00am

My First 40 Turns With Civilization: Beyond Earth

We've probably all theorized about fictional situations and how we'd deal with them. The zombie apocalypse, any end-of-the-world narrative, or maybe even less far-reaching scenarios like exploring and colonizing new planets in space. Well, just last week I got to put my hypothetical space adventure decisions to the… » 5/20/14 9:00am 5/20/14 9:00am