Timed DLC Exclusivity Is Bullshit

There's some new Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC out today, as you may have heard. It's called "Jaws of Hakkon" and you can get it for Xbox One, PC, and... well, that's it. Did you play Dragon Age on PlayStation 4? Sorry. No DLC for you this week. » 3/24/15 4:35pm 3/24/15 4:35pm

Over A Dozen of Microsoft's Best Peripherals Are On Sale Today

Today's Amazon Gold Box deal features a variety of Microsoft keyboards, mice, cameras, and game controllers marked down to great low prices. » 3/24/15 9:15am 3/24/15 9:15am

Leaked Video Shows What Phantom Dust Reboot Could've Looked Like

Last month, we broke news that Microsoft had cancelled the Phantom Dust reboot that was in the works at an independent studio called Darkside Games. As a result of this cancellation, Darkside shut down, laying off around 50 staff. » 3/19/15 4:30pm 3/19/15 4:30pm

Cop Fired For Making Racist Threats On Xbox Live

What's dumber than a police officer saying "I get paid to beat up n*****s like you" out loud? Saying it into a microphone where someone else is recording it to put it on the internet. » 3/10/15 9:00pm 3/10/15 9:00pm

Ori And The Blind Forest: The Kotaku Review

Pleasant. If I had to sum up Ori and the Blind Forest in one word, that would be it. The new Xbox One and PC platformer looks like a magnificently drawn kids' fantasy book sprung to life. It has the lush, magical aesthetic and inoffensive charm that gamers have come to accept—and expect—from indie games. » 3/10/15 9:20am 3/10/15 9:20am

Now That's A Disturbing Fighting Game Character

Do attractive female fighting game characters in skimpy outfits bother you? Then meet Killer Instinct's latest combatant, Hisako. You'll like her. She'll break your bones from the inside. » 3/08/15 11:00am 3/08/15 11:00am

All The Indie Game News Out Of GDC

The Game Developer's Conference is indie game central this year. There's so much indie new that it's difficult to keep track of it all. Here are the major announcements compiled into one great big list for your convenience. » 3/05/15 2:45pm 3/05/15 2:45pm

Microsoft HoloLens Designer Killed In Hit-And-Run

Mike Ey, a 30-year-old software engineer for Microsoft's HoloLens, was killed in a hit-and-run accident over the weekend, according to the local Seattle station Kiro TV. » 3/04/15 3:20pm 3/04/15 3:20pm

Pneuma: Breath of Life: The Kotaku Review

The people who made Pneuma: Breath of Life are trying to convince players that their game is talking to them. Not, like, in terms of art direction, puzzle design or anything like that. It's more in the vein of an actual conversation. Part of it is worth listening to, while the other part feels like background noise… » 3/02/15 2:30pm 3/02/15 2:30pm

Fast & Furious is coming to Forza Horizon 2 next month. According to the AP, a new standalone expansion called Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious won't require the main game. The $10 add-on will have a storyline that has players trying to acquire a bunch of new F&F-themed cars for the film franchise character… » 2/25/15 9:30am 2/25/15 9:30am

Halo: Master Chief Collection Has Been Broken For 100+ Days Now

It's been four months since Halo: The Master Chief Collection came out for Xbox One, and unbelievably, the game is still broken. The matchmaking and lobby systems somehow still don't work properly. » 2/23/15 12:27pm 2/23/15 12:27pm

I Just Took A Screenshot Directly From My Xbox One Dashboard

Members of Microsoft's Xbox Dashboard Preview program are now enjoying the ability to tap a button twice or say "Xbox take a screenshot" and create a still image suitable for making your dashboard wallpaper—and not much else at the moment. » 2/21/15 4:00pm 2/21/15 4:00pm

More Than a Third of 2014’s Big-Budget Games Got Day-One Patches

You may have had the feeling lately that the games you've been buying and playing didn't quite get finished when they were shoved out onto store shelves. Well, a lot of them weren't done baking. » 2/18/15 10:00am 2/18/15 10:00am

Studio Behind Phantom Dust Reboot Shuts Down

Independent development studio Darkside Games, which was working on the planned reboot of the cult classic Phantom Dust, shut down this afternoon in the wake of news that Microsoft had cancelled their version of the game, Kotaku has learned. Around 50 people lost their jobs, according to sources at the studio. » 2/17/15 5:57pm 2/17/15 5:57pm

The Xbox One's Upload Studio video editor just got a whole lot beefier. Videos can now be created with up to 15 segments with a maximum run-time of 30 minutes, and users now have access to transitions, title cards, green screen effects and other tools that separate a video hobbyist from a YouTube professional. » 2/16/15 5:54pm 2/16/15 5:54pm

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Behind Microsoft's Holographic Wall: Winners!