Titanfall vs. Loadout: The Comparison You Never Saw Coming?

With the recent release of Titanfall, Respawn entertainment's FPS, many are quick to jump on the back of a Titan and ride it all the way to the second star past midnight....or something. However...with Loadout you have a game that promises many of the same game concepts in a free to play package. So which is the right … » 3/20/14 2:33pm 3/20/14 2:33pm

Inazuma Eleven: The TAY Review

Perhaps you, like me, have a more off than on-again relationship with soccer (or football, whichever you wish to call it). Maybe your love affair blossoms for a fleeting month or so when the World Cup rolls around every four years. Maybe you, like me, have more of an investment in the world of RPGs. Thus when the RPG… » 3/03/14 10:06am 3/03/14 10:06am

Catching Up With the Man Who Made Donkey Kong Country's Brilliant Music

When it comes to iconic 90's gaming soundtracks it's impossible not to include the world-renowned Donkey Kong Country series. Behind these upbeat jungle jams and haunting underwater lullabies was a Rare Ware composer known as David Wise. Wise has worked on dozens of classic titles over the years, including RC Pro-Am, » 3/02/14 2:15pm 3/02/14 2:15pm

A Beginner's Guide to Importing Games

Ollie's article about PS3's latest Gundam title got me thinking I should pick it up. I figured some of you may be thinking the same thing. That said, I've put together the following short guide to help you get started on importing and playing games. » 1/31/14 10:24am 1/31/14 10:24am

Borderlands 3: Top 10 Things I’d Like to See

I love Borderlands 2…I know this article seems kind of out-of-nowhere considering the franchise hasn't really been on everyone's tongues lately. But honestly out of all of the games that have come and gone between September 18, 2012 and now, I still find myself consistently diving back in and, most importantly, having… » 1/16/14 6:27pm 1/16/14 6:27pm

2013 Games that Foreshadow 2014 Trends

Well since we're starting 2014, I'd like to look back on the games of 2013 that surprised me, and more importantly what these games do that we're likely to see more of in the future. Of course I'd like to involve TAY readers to share their own thoughts. This can range from the new IP, the obscure indie, the game that… » 1/03/14 9:44am 1/03/14 9:44am

Robots Took Over Your Classic Nintendo Audio

Over the years, people have performed a countless number of covers from their favorite games, especially from the old Nintendo classics. This is something quite a bit different, though. The audio from the games is being "instrumentalized" - in real time. » 9/13/13 11:02am 9/13/13 11:02am

Talk Amongst Yourselves (TAY): Open Forum

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Open Forum, which is hosted by Kotaku's reader-run blog, TAY. This is a place to talk about life, video games, or anything else you want, so feel free to hop in and join in the topic discussion, or anything else you want. Then, when you're done, feel free to peruse the articles on TAY » 9/11/13 10:45am 9/11/13 10:45am

Musings about Mighty Number 9: How I Support Projects on Kickstarter

Mighty Number 9 is picking up a lot of press, especially now that it's received its backing and made its first three stretch goals. If the Kickstarter makes it to $2.2 million, the team will move forward with making console versions, "the traditional home for this genre", and probably for all available consoles at that.… » 9/05/13 11:30am 9/05/13 11:30am

My 12-Year-Old Convinced Me To Buy A Nintendo 2DS

I like to drop my extensive video games knowledge on my tween stepson anytime I can. For instance, I keep him informed on new games releases, explain to him how to determine if a game is worth renting or buying, and share with him my philosophy on why we shouldn’t buy consoles on release date. As a parent, it’s my duty … » 8/30/13 11:31am 8/30/13 11:31am

The Weight of a Gun

I’ve been playing games with guns in them for most of my life, and I think it's safe to say that's true for most of us. The first one I ever played with a gun in it was Doom. Now, let’s be honest here, there is more than just a gun in that game; it's, being one of the earliest shooters, the whole game really. » 8/02/13 10:42am 8/02/13 10:42am

Challenger Approaching Special: Roster Cuts (Part One)

With all the talk of the new Smash Bros titles and the potential new characters involved many have not taken into consideration the fact that we will be losing some veteran fighters along the way. Instead of suggesting a new potential Smash character this week, I'm going to go over the top ten characters I think should … » 6/26/13 2:56pm 6/26/13 2:56pm

43 things you may have not noticed in the trailer for MGSV: The…

Note: I posted this last night, but no matter what I do I can't find it on tayclassic. I check when logged in, when logged out, on Chrome, on Internet Explorer, nothing worked. However some people have seen it and have commented on the post so it's somewhere. Anyway I'm re-posting this here because I want to make sure… » 6/14/13 1:02pm 6/14/13 1:02pm