New dragons, familiar faces, and no $$$ required to enjoy it? Sounds pretty damn rad to me. »
Sit back, make yourself comfortable. Grab yourself a nice drink. Whiskey, maybe? And then enjoy five minutes of some of the best that Bloodborne PvP has to offer.
As someone who is a competitive multiplayer nut, I’m not too miffed about the lack of a raid in the upcoming Destiny expansion, House of Wolves. Today, Bungie revealed all the PvP changes and additions coming to Destiny, and they sound rad as hell. »
Forget weapons and armor. Using any kind of equipment during a duel simply isn’t classy enough. Either you go into battle wearing nothing at all or you’re a disgrace to Yharnam.
Everyone has probably killed a friend in combat while playing Halo—betrayals happen. But I doubt whatever stab in the back you’ve experienced unfolded as ridiculously as this one did.
“Don’t give up.” This was exactly what I needed to hear during my first session of Bloodborne, a game I was prepared and excited for, but which nevertheless dealt me a merciless first few hours. »
Bloodborne might be the most accessible Souls game yet, but some elements are still pretty confusing. You know, like figuring out how to join up with other players. Here's how to do it. »
Destiny is a frequent topic of conversation around Kotaku's team chat. Some of us play the game religiously, others have barely played. All of us struggle to get our heads around how a game can be so simultaneously brilliant and maddening. »
Many gamers have been having a great time destroying animals and evil despots ever since Far Cry 4 came out last month. For others, it's a different story. Despite receiving several patches designed to address its performance issues, these players are still struggling to get the game up and running properly. »
One thing I'm looking forward to about Far Cry 4 is the game's interesting-sounding co-op multiplayer. Sony, which is trying to sweeten the deal by letting PS4 players invite friends who don't own the game into the action, just released a new gameplay video showing how the game's collaborative modes will play out. »
It's always fun to see how trends wax and wane in video games. Almost every shooter that's come out in the past decade, for instance, has had to acknowledge the meteoric rise of Call of Duty and the fast-paced, twitchy sort of competitive gameplay it's popularized. Now, that influence seems to be slowly fading. »
"If you build it, they will come," the saying goes. It's never that simple when it comes to playing video games online. I love Mario Kart 8, and have been playing it consistently since it came out in May. But lately I've been running into a problem: other people aren't. Or it sure feels that way, at least. »
Playing together is deeply embedded in video game culture. Long before Xbox Live, before the days of Unreal Tournament and Quake, arcades were filled with friends jostling to get further, score higher and win bigger. »
Taunting in Mario Kart 8 is a fine art. Maybe because they can't trash talk each other online, seasoned players have resorted to waiting at the finish line to trip up incoming racers as the ultimate form of kart-based swagger. But this is hard to pull off. If you don't, you end up looking very silly. »