I’m not sold on Destiny 2. I don’t like the weapon and inventory changes, and in general, the game seems less like a big sequel and more like an expansion. Still, I’ve been itching to play something like Destiny. I’m surprised to report that I’ve found the answer in a free-to-play mobile clone. Wait, don’t leave! You…
Dusk is a throwback first-person shooter that released earlier this year. Comparing it with another shooter, Strafe, shows that one of the most important factors in recapturing classic FPS magic is memorable level design.
On today’s Kotaku Splitscreen, we’re talking about noir games, how to get your husband into The Witcher 3, PC vs. consoles, and much much more.
I played Doom VFR for an hour while wearing a US Air Force cold-weather flight jacket in a room with poor ventilation. I was deep in the third circle of game heck: I was hot, I had a torture contraption on my face, and I was playing Doom. To cap it all off, the room was soundproof, meaning no one could hear me scream.
When The Witcher 3 launched for the original Xbox One back in 2015, it only ran at 900p (1600 x 900) resolution and had trouble maintaining a stable 30 frames per second. The same unpatched version of the game, running fresh from the disc, hits 60 frames per second more often than not on the Xbox One X.
Ubisoft Reflections, the studio behind Grow Home and Grow Up, continues its growth spurt with the release of Atomega on Steam. It’s a blocky competitive first-person shooter in which players battle over mass, attempting to out-grow and overpower the competition. It’s a cool little game that could use some serious…
A big controversy within the Overwatch community this year revolved around the healer Mercy. Top players experienced hostility and harassment just for picking the character, and major Overwatch personalities derided the hero for supposedly having a low skill ceiling.
We’ve been playing the PlayStation 4 beta of Call of Duty: WWII, and it’s been a welcome trip back to classic Call of Duty gameplay.
Get Even is a game that tries to mess with your mind as you shoot up guards and solve puzzles with your phone. As a mercenary, you have to rescue a teenage girl while moving through past and present memories.
Uppercut Games, the Australian studio founded by a trio of former 2K developers, is taking players to a mysterious new domain in City of Brass, a first-person “rogue-lite” based on famous tales from Middle Eastern folklore.
Wonder which shooters folks in Japan like best? Here’s a poll that might shed light on that question.
Games built or patched to take advantage of the PlayStation 4 Pro’s extra power run significantly better on the newer console. Boost Mode is an upcoming feature that puts that power to work on non-optimized PS4 games, and as Digital Foundry discovered, it works pretty well.
According to Overwatch’s story, Hana Song used to be a professional StarCraft 2 player. That’s DVA’s entire schtick, really: she’s a big gamer. Fans have run with that premise, and taken it to its logical (and somehow adorable) conclusion.
Hardcore Henry is the dream of 1990s video games come to life. It’s a movie that fully realizes some video game makers’ horny pursuit of the hyperreal, only to invert that desire with viscerally cartoonish results. In this action movie, the real world operates on video game logic. You’ll probably wish you had a…
The folks over at Rocket Jump gave some further thought to Superhot’s unique mechanics, where the game only progresses when the player moves, and how that’d work in real life.
Most people can’t survive the hellish onslaught of Devil Daggers for more than 60 seconds. And if you watch this video, you’ll understand why.
98 hours, spent entirely in Destiny’s first level. Holy shit.
It seems that Los Santos is still hiding some never-before-seen easter eggs.
Bless the leader of the Minutemen, and his never-ending supply of endangered settlements. He just wants to make the world a better place. And yet...
Watch as one gamer blazes through the capital wasteland in the time it takes most of us to deliberate over a single SPECIAL point. Phenomenal.