There are some games that hit all my personal sweet spots, games that make me want to scream how good they are from the top of the Brooklyn Bridge. But sometimes there are games that come with huge caveats. Maybe it takes a while to get to the good stuff, or they could be jam packed with super fast J-Pop. Sometimes,…
It’s hard to deny the appeal of a PlayStation 4 Pro, especially for those of us still playing on 1080p TV’s or those of us enjoying games with performance modes. The moment I changed that one setting and experienced combat in a smooth 60 frames per second in God of War, there was no way I could go back to the default…
Far Cry 5 lets you play as a man or woman. I was surprised to find that option when I started the game. And it got several of us on staff thinking: when presented with the option, do you play as a man or a woman in video games? And are there any series where you’d like to see them switch it up?
With many games asking players to spend dozens of hours in them to see their endings, it can be a game in itself deciding which ones are worth finishing. Movies use a more traditional structure to introduce characters and then present a conflict that keeps viewers engaged through the end to see it resolved. But movies…
Stardew Valley has finally arrived on the Switch and instead of exchanging the best farming tips or fishing techniques, we ask the real question on all of our minds: Who is the the game’s best romantic interest? I sat down with Seung Park and Gita Jackson to let them debate who they think is the best choice. (spoiler…
While all of us at Kotaku are big fans of typing, a handful of us have started taking our love of keyboards to the next level. There’s nothing like a good mechanical keyboard, especially when you take extra steps to make it your very own. I’ll show you what I’m typing on if you show me yours.
Nier: Automata is a game that explores the meaning and consequence of being human, despite not featuring a single actual human in its primary narrative. In a world populated by machines, one mechanical being, village leader Pascal, strides closest to humanity, and pays a steep price.
Nier Automata is a game that gains meaning through repetition. The ending to the game changes following multiple playthroughs. Players see events from new perspectives and learn new information that recontextualizes past actions. It’s given us a lot to think about. Mike and Heather dissect the story in this discussion.
The Star Wars universe expanded in a whole new way with the release of Rogue One, the first in a series of live-action films exploring the bits between the main episodes. We assembled a ragtag band of Kotaku writers to talk about this very different sort of Star Wars movie.
Once again I managed to make it through Black Friday sales without buying more than one new television set, a lovely 43-inch 4K for $199 that fits perfectly on the console side of my desk. How’d the rest of you fare?
The new year is upon us, which means its time to make big promises to ourselves that we probably won’t keep. My 2016 gaming resolution is to finally finish all of the Legend of Zelda games. What’s yours?
As people around the world fill garbage cans and dumpsters with discarded bits of colorful paper, we take a look back at the wonderful things we gave and got during the 2015 holiday season. In other words, what’d ya get? I’ll go first.
It’s okay. No one is blaming you. It was the day—that damnable day. Relax. We’re all friends here. Just tell us what the bad shopping deals made you buy.
The only thing more fun than receiving holiday gifts is... I'm going to go with giving them here, for the sake of not sounding like a monster. But a close second is telling everybody about the presents you secured during the winter festivities. I'll go first!
Every year I tell myself I'm just going to sit at home and wait for online sales. Every year I'm at Walmart at three a.m., combing their electronics sections in case someone missed one of the cheap-ass televisions that sold out minutes after they opened. Surely I am not alone. What gaming goodies did you end up…
Covering sports video games means I can take a break from the politically motivated and manipulated controversy of What Must We Do About Violent Video Games. Well, gee, thanks PBS. As this discussion argues, it turns out sports were simply society's first violent games.
As I was packing up for some time off about 10 days ago, someone sent an email to me and others who had review copies of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 that all of the game's downloadable courses were already on Xbox Live, and none of them had a price. It was $67 worth of content, for nothing.
Reader Josh H., a college sophomore, says he's been gaming and making videos for years, so he sent us this one. It's alright—I'm not sure it says anything we didn't know already, as the Pile of Shame is a commonly understood concept for most any serious video gamer.
There's a lot of evil in Liberty City. And, therefore, a lot of victims that need avenging. It's a good thing, then that Junior Almeida's Ghost Rider mod turns Niko Bellic into Marvel Comics' flaming skull-headed, demonic anti-hero.
This year's Comic-Con International in San Diego was my first dance at Nerd Prom. Even still, it's impossible to miss how the event is just one big hype machine for a bunch of TV, game and film companies with a little bit of comics/geek/nerd seasoning sprinkled on for authenticity. But, there were some things that…