Bulletstorm was one of the best games of the last generation, tragically ignored because of an awful marketing campaign, an even worse PC port, and the fact that EA wanted audiences to spend $60 for a seven-hour campaign, which is a steep price by any metric. It’s too bad because once players got past all that, they…
Video games often employ lots of cruel tricks in which gamers find themselves in precarious pickles—the gigantic and seemingly impossible bosses, timers, that last collectable that requires precision to attain. But the cruelest trick of all? Taking away our weapons.
“Daddy? DADDY!” I look up from my laptop. This video game was supposed to give me a precious 15 minute respite from the endless drudgery of parenthood. What the hell’s gone wrong now?
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a damn good video game, but still. Here is a bad thing about it: I don’t like that for the first 10-20 hours of the game its weapons disintegrate just by looking at them.
Video games are amazing, because you can be anyone or anything in the universe: a blue hedgehog! A ghost! A unicorn with rocket launchers! About 80% of the time, though, you get to be a brooding white guy. There are so many of them that it’s hard to keep track. And they all seem to have dead wives.
Are you enjoying Resident Evil 7? Are you thrilling at the scares, reveling in the fear, shivering at the spooks? If yes, then know that I envy you.
The future is scary and, according to these 15 dystopias in video games, it’s going to get a lot stranger before things get better.
Video game releases tend to slow down in December, but there were still plenty of ones to love. Here are our favorite games from December.
My 2016 was a year of surprises. There were so many games I didn’t expect would capture me the way they did, featuring genres and mechanics I usually don’t like but that nevertheless thrilled me. I tried a lot of new kinds of games this year, and I found a lot of new favorites. Here’s my top 10.
Something happened in the 80's that forever shaped the way I thought video games would be when I got older. And that something was this scene from the Japanese animated series Macross.
Happy fall, readers! The weather’s getting colder, which means it’s the perfect time to curl up inside and play video games. Here’s all the new games the Kotaku staff enjoyed in September.
It’s been a dramatic handful of days for Steam. Infamous shovelware developer Digital Homicide sued 100 Steam users for $18 million and subpoenaed Valve for their information, at which point Valve booted them and all their games from the service. The worst part? This was all painfully avoidable.
Everyone remembers the first time they played a really good video game. The constant surprises of Half-Life, or the drama of Final Fantasy VI, or the stress and catharsis of Far Cry 2. As good as those games were the first time around, they’d almost certainly be better the second. Or the third. Or the fourth.
August was a busy month for video games! From much-anticipated big titles to smaller fan games, here were some of our favorite games from August.
I was two years late to the PlayStation 4 party. It’s always hard for me to justify buying a new console, especially one that’s marketed to more “hard-core” gamers. Luckily I’ve found plenty of gems to play with my lovely matte parallelogram.
Nintendo is notorious for surprising players with games that fall on both sides of the fan service spectrum. Whether we’ll ever get a title starring the beloved anti-hero duo that is Wario and Waluigi is unknown, but it would sure make for a wonderfully bizarre outing.
If you couldn’t tell by now, No Man’s Sky is not the game a lot of people wanted it to be. But what is that game, exactly?
The ever-present snow in I Am Setsuna gives life to cute snowmen with askew smiles. They may be found tucked away in corners of quiet villages, near wells or behind NPCs’ houses. The snowy scenery is just one charming aspect of its world. But the game’s not all a wonderland.
July was a whirlwind for new games. From a mobile phenomenon to indie releases, here are our favorite games from July.
From big-budget hits to indie gems, we played some great games this month. Let’s look at some of our favorite games from June.