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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain: The Kotaku Review

There’s a cutscene, late in Metal Gear Solid V, that’s ostensibly serious but contains a musical interlude so awkward it sent me into giggle fits. A dozen missions later, there’s a harrowing sequence that ranks among the best video game scenes I’ve ever played. If you don’t know how to reconcile those two things,… »9/04/15 10:30amYesterday 10:30am

Clean, Repair, or Customize Your Game Controllers with a Little Disassembly

Nothing destroys a killing spree like spilling your Diet Mountain Dew all over your controller and making it all sticky. Or, maybe you’ve just used it too much and worn out the buttons and thumbsticks. Whatever the case, many gamepads are very user-repairable. Here’s how to open up your Xbox or PlayStation controller… »9/03/15 8:52pmThursday 8:52pm

How To Transfer Xbox 360 Saves to Xbox One

The belated introduction of backwards compatibility to the Xbox One won’t just allow you to play Xbox 360 games on Microsoft’s newer console. It’ll allow you to use your old save files, too.

To get that feature to work, you’ll have to transfer your 360 saves to the cloud. It’s easy, so long as so you still have access… »8/05/15 11:50am8/05/15 11:50am

New King's Quest Is Love Child of Dragon's Lair and The Princess Bride

I took our 5-year-old daughter to see Pixar’s Inside Out a week ago. I wish we had been able to play the new King’s Quest together instead. Like Inside Out, the new King’s Quest is close to a perfect piece of family entertainment. Unlike Inside Out, it would be far less likely to turn a thoughtful, introspective child… »7/28/15 12:30pm7/28/15 12:30pm

30 More Hours With Fallout 3, Which Is Still Damn Good

Seeing the reveal of Fallout 4 at E3, I found myself compelled to return to Bethesda’s first entry in the series, Fallout 3. There’s just something about it, a special kind of magic that few games have. Initially, I didn’t plan to spend much time with Fallout 3, but it sucked me in. Within two weeks, I’ve put more… »7/27/15 11:30am7/27/15 11:30am