Every Known Class In Overwatch, Broken Down

You might not be able to play Blizzard's newly announced Overwatch just yet, but in the meantime, you can start learning how every known class in the team-based shooter works. Who knows, maybe you'll find a class that you'll really like. » 11/07/14 4:23pm 11/07/14 4:23pm

​Look at The Insane Moves You Can Pull Off In This Indie Shooter

Part of the reason I still hold a candle for the multiplayer shooters of the late 90s is their insane mobility. The characters in games like Quake III Arena, Unreal Tournament, and Serious Sam all move like the Flash on the Moon. Reflex is hoping to capture a bit of that. » 9/29/14 7:15pm 9/29/14 7:15pm

I Wish More Shooters Looked Like This

I'm tired of gritty, grumbly first-person shooters. A game that mixes Tron's synth-y style and Bulletstorm's focus on creative kills, though? Now this I can get behind. » 9/24/14 5:00pm 9/24/14 5:00pm

The Most Extreme Way To Play Counter-Strike

If you're not strapping on an Oculus Rift headset and using both a virtual reality treadmill and a special assault rifle controller when you play a first-person shooter, well, I just don't know if you're getting the most intense experience possible. » 5/13/14 4:30pm 5/13/14 4:30pm

Minimum is going to be free to play this weekend, Atari announced today. You can try to snag a code for the neat-looking shooter the publisher rescued from TimeGate's untimely closure over at GamePedia's wiki for the game. Learn more about the game here. » 5/02/14 5:47pm 5/02/14 5:47pm

Atari Rescued This Cool Minimalist Shooter From A Collapsing TimeGate

When Aliens: Colonial Marines co-developer TimeGate Studios shut down, my first concern was for the gorgeously blocky shooter the developer had announced just a month prior. Thankfully Atari thought Minimum was too pretty to die as well. » 4/18/14 1:43pm 4/18/14 1:43pm

The Best Way To Handle Mobile Shooter Movement? Get Rid Of It.

Developers have spent years trying to develop sensible touchscreen controls for first and third-person shooters that aren't just virtual sticks. A tribute to the great light gun games of old, Lawless just does away with movement altogether, and it looks fantastic. » 10/23/13 2:30pm 10/23/13 2:30pm

The Best Spot In All of ArmA III

Altis, the main island in ArmA III, is huge, but one might think it's just a big, homogenous natural environment—nothing compared to, say, GTA V. It's not like that at all: the map has its own share of unique locations, like this solar tower featured in YouTuber Kyle B's video, which is perfect for a little bit of fun. » 9/12/13 9:20am 9/12/13 9:20am

Being A Vampire In This Game Seems Like A Lot of Fun

Dark, a shooter where you play as a vampire, still looks as cool now as it did when we initially saw that it wasn't about being a sparkly, sensitive bloodsucker. After all, you will eat your enemies to regain health. You will teleport. You will become invisible and stalk your prey. You will hypnotize your targets. » 5/16/13 8:30pm 5/16/13 8:30pm

From the Makers of Most of Aliens: Colonial Marines Comes a Much Cooler…

TimeGate, the studio Gearbox tapped to complete the neglected Aliens: Colonial Marines, turns its attention from making the majority of another company's game to making a Minimum of its own. Damn this looks lovely. » 4/10/13 5:30pm 4/10/13 5:30pm

Twitter Trends Turn Deadly in This Insane Experimental Shooter

In the screenshot you see here I am being killed by zombies, but they aren't normal zombies. They are #ReplaceMovieTitlesWithPope zombies, and they are legion. » 3/13/13 2:45pm 3/13/13 2:45pm

If You Like Ikaruga, Try RefleX

When it comes to shooters (and their bullet-hell cousins) I am hardly an expert, but I do enjoy a good SHMUP from time to time. Though I tend toward the side-scrolling variety like Gradius or Macross: Do You Remember Love, I did play more than a little 1942 back in the day. But hands-down my favorite shooter of the… » 3/01/13 6:00am 3/01/13 6:00am

Morning Star Enters the Race to Redefine the Mobile First-Person Shooter

It's not enough for developer Industrial Toys to have secured the talents of science fiction author John Scalzi and comic artist Mike Choi for their upcoming futuristic mobile shooter; they also aim to change the expectations core gamers have for their mobile games. » 12/11/12 9:55am 12/11/12 9:55am

Cave Continues Putting Out the Prettiest Shoot-em Ups on iOS

When the bullets start flying on October 26, shmup fans will be too busy dodging and shooting to appreciate how pretty DoDonPachi Maximum looks on the iPhone and iPad. Thank goodness for screenshots. » 10/22/12 10:55am 10/22/12 10:55am

How the Human-Hunting Robots in This TweedPunk Shooter Will Find and…

Everybody complains about artificial intelligence. It's too dumb. It's too all-knowing. What it really is is too opaque. AI design remains one of the most mysterious disciplines of video game creation. Well, if you've ever wondered about how the rules governing the allies and opponents in a video game, then a blog… » 3/30/12 9:00am 3/30/12 9:00am

When Will a Modern Military Shooter Let a Woman Lead the Charge?

Will we ever see a Call of Duty game with a female protagonist? Commenter Nameloi wonders if the modern military shooter genre will ever give females a starring role on the battlefield in today's Speak Up on Kotaku. » 3/21/12 11:00am 3/21/12 11:00am

Come Talk About Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Right Now!

Welcome, Kotaku Game Club, to the multiplayer edition of our Uncharted 3 talks! Thank you everyone for showing up a day early. I hope that you're as excited as I am to get a healthy gaming discussion in before the holiday.

In case you're stumbling upon the Game Club for the first time, our group meets on a weekly… » 11/23/11 4:00pm 11/23/11 4:00pm

Reminder: Kotaku Game Club is Meeting a Day Early This Week

Hey Game Clubbers, remember that our meeting on Uncharted 3 multiplayer is tomorrow instead of Thursday at 4pm Eastern. It's the last one of the month so come with ideas for our next game! » 11/22/11 12:20pm 11/22/11 12:20pm

Hey, Kotaku Game Club Let's Discuss the End of of Uncharted 3. Now.

This is it, folks! Here at Kotaku Game Club, we're talking about the final chapters of Uncharted 3. Right now, in the comments section below.
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