​Max: the Curse of Brotherhood: The Kotaku Review

Playing Max: the Curse of Brotherhood with the Xbox One controller feels a bit like running through an up-scaled iPhone game on a much bigger screen. As you might imagine, that's both a good thing and a bad thing. » 12/21/13 11:00am 12/21/13 11:00am

​The Xbox One Game That Will Make It Feel Like You're Touching Your TV

This week, I played a game that felt like the lovechild of an SNES platformer and a touchscreen puzzle-solving title. Where's this cute and wonky hybrid showing up? Why, the Xbox One, of course. » 12/13/13 4:30pm 12/13/13 4:30pm

Tentacles Can Invade My Pleasure Centers Anytime

See those adorable little pink blobs floating on the right side of the screenshot above? They're about to have their eyeballs torn out and eaten. Just one of the many reasons Tentacles is the best Windows Phone 7 game I've played so far. » 8/12/11 9:30am 8/12/11 9:30am

D.C. Universe Online MMO Log Part Two: Won't Let Them Grind Me Down

DC Universe Online is meant to be grind-free; players will advance by completing missions, not menial tasks. So what's an MMO novice to do when he hits a tough mission, and can't simply level up to overwhelm it? » 1/26/11 6:00pm 1/26/11 6:00pm

Cheap Beer, Expensive Italian Cars And Neck Stubble

¥180 for a beer is super cheap in Japan! Ferraris and Lamborghinis are not. Sorry about the constant neck footage. It's been a long day. » 1/26/11 9:30am 1/26/11 9:30am

Battling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder With A Virtual Suicide Bombing

The Humvee drives down a crowded street in a foreign land. A child waves. Merchants display their wares. Suddenly soldiers raise their rifles as a suicide bomber runs into the street, detonating his lethal package. This is virtual PTSD therapy. » 1/25/11 5:20pm 1/25/11 5:20pm

Giggling My Way Through The Bloody Bulletstorm Demo

Epic's demo of its upcoming over-the-top first-person shooter Bulletstorm urges players to kill with skill. Lacking any real skill myself, fits of childish giggling will have to do. » 1/25/11 1:30pm 1/25/11 1:30pm

The Earth Is Ruined, So We Must Kill Lots Of Robots

A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda is an indie action title released last week on Steam (though it's been available elsewhere since December). I thought it looked pretty cool, so decided to give it a try. Won't you join me? » 1/25/11 7:00am 1/25/11 7:00am

Kosmo Spin Is A Heroic Tale Of Breakfast And Balls

If you want to protect your breakfast from aliens, you're going to have to take a few balls to the head. Kosmo Spin is much cuter than I'm making it sound, trust me. » 1/24/11 5:20pm 1/24/11 5:20pm

1,000 Spikes Is More Than Enough To Kill You

Rarely has playing through a game for Kotaku's Xbox Live Indie Clips hurt quite as badly as playing through Aban Hawkins & the 1,000 Spikes hurt me. » 1/21/11 12:40pm 1/21/11 12:40pm

Not Much Bounce In Bouncing's Step

Bouncing, a rather straightforward knock-out puzzle game from JRSoftWorx, confounded me for a solid 30 minutes until I realized the problem wasn't the game, it was me. » 1/20/11 10:00pm 1/20/11 10:00pm