Final Fantasy XIV (2010 Release): The Kotaku Review

On this, the eve of the official launch of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, let's take a look back at the original release of Square Enix's second Final Fantasy MMO, and reflect on the wrongs the new version is trying to right. » 8/26/13 7:30pm 8/26/13 7:30pm

There's One Sure Way to Have Fun in Defiance

The MMO tie-in to SyFy's upcoming Earth-plus-aliens series Defiance is in full swing, or as full a swing as it can manage, given the shaky start. While we're waiting for Trion Worlds to fix wehat needs fixing, there's at least one activity that'll never let you down. Vrooom. » 4/05/13 1:30pm 4/05/13 1:30pm

Let's Not Forget the Wonderful Dyad Gaming Chair

The following story originally ran in March of 2011, but since the excellent game it's partially about just came out this week, we're showing it to you again. And, before you ask, the last time I asked Dyad's creator about this special gaming chair, he didn't make it sound like it would be going into mass-production.… » 7/18/12 10:40am 7/18/12 10:40am

Razer's Game-Changing Blade Gaming Laptop in My Hot Little Hands

Last summer PC peripheral maker Razer introduced the world to the Razer Blade, a device CEO Min-Liang Tan boldly described as "the world's first gaming laptop." Well now the world's first gaming laptop is in my dining room. Let's open this baby up, shall we? » 2/04/12 2:00pm 2/04/12 2:00pm

Why an Xbox With Anti-Used Game Tech Makes Perfect Sense

So, we've heard from a source that the next Xbox may feature some kind of anti-used games technology. When you first read that, your first instinct was probably to think it's either bullshit or the worst idea a video game company has ever had. » 1/25/12 10:00pm 1/25/12 10:00pm

Black (and Blue) Saturday

If you've survived the stampeding, rioting, body-slamming, pepper-spraying madness that marked Black Friday here in the United States, then pick yourself up and dust yourself off, there are 29 more shopping days until Christmas. Prepare for the long march ahead with this weekend's roundup of the best gaming hardware,… » 11/26/11 10:00am 11/26/11 10:00am

The Death of Muammar Gaddafi Makes News Today, Video Game Next Tuesday

The early reports, and later confirmation, of Muammar Gaddafi's death at the hands of Libyan rebels flashed on news channels, websites, Facebook and Twitter this morning. And by next week people will be playing the computer game version of the death. » 10/20/11 5:00pm 10/20/11 5:00pm