The Chinese Room released the ambient exploration game Dear Esther in 2012. Five years and several games later, co-founder Dan Pinchbeck says the studio will be pausing operations for the time being.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice has been lauded for mind-bending cinematics and top-notch voice acting, but it’s worth remembering one fight in particular that shows the game operating at the peak of its potential.
Samus Aran made her grand return to video games last week following a seven-year absence, and if you’re wondering why that’s such a big deal, Kotaku Splitscreen is here to help.
Gaming on the go like you’ve never seen it before.
Code Vein doubles-down on the vampire Dark Souls vibes in its latest trailer from Tokyo Game Show. Revealed in May and aiming for a 2018 release on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, the game features real-time action and medieval gas masks. It also all takes place in an apocalyptic wasteland for safe measure.
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As a standalone DLC that picks up where Dishonored 2 left off, Death of the Outsider involves a lot of sneaking around and pawning old spools of copper wire for spare money. In the very first mission, it also asks you to cremate a dog.
It was the baddest of times, it was the dudest of times.
Pilotwings used to be a dependable B-tier flight-sim series for Nintendo consoles but the last one came out over six years ago. That game was Pilotwings Resort on the 3DS. It was almost something very different, however.
Your Joy-Con controllers will fit in here.
The nearly month long, biggest esporting event of the year is upon us. League of Legends teams kicked off the play-in stage earlier today with matches set to continue throughout the rest of the weekend.
In case you needed any more convincing that the Nintendo Switch is the Field of Dreams of gaming consoles, the Danish studio revealed earlier today that Inside will be coming to the hybrid sometime in the future.
QUOTE | “Never fear! Battleborn is here to stay.” - Battleborn creative director Randy Varnell, immediately after announcing that the Fall Update is the final planned content for the game, and immediately before announcing he’s going to work on some other project now.
Divinity: Original Sin 2's devs have decided to remove the infinite damage combo I wrote about yesterday. Initially, writes PC Gamer, Larian planned to leave the combo in because it applauds “creative approaches to the game,” but have since determined that it’s an “unintended bug.” The studio plans to patch it “ASAP.”
In most games, the permanent death of a player character is a big deal, a matter of pomp, circumstance, and occasionally people arguing on forums for decades about how to get her back. In Niche, I watched the progenitor of my entire species drop dead after a few minutes of play. One second he was happy and healthy,…
One of the 10 million people playing Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds just so happens to be me, and so I am now qualified to assess it in a video. I promise I’m being sincere when I say I consider it “The Game Of The Decade.”
The weekend is for making a curry because Kotaku features editor Chris Kohler won’t stop posting pictures of the curries he’s eating in Japan right now. Also, video games.
Longshot, the interactive drama this year’s Madden, tells the story of a man who tries to beat the odds to accomplish an impossible dream. The tale behind the making of Longshot is similar.
The new PvP mode for Ghost Recon Wildlands’ feels well balanced and has the promise of being a tactical shooter worthy of the Tom Clancy branding. That’s my initial take, having sampled the new beta that everyone can play this weekend, even if they don’t own Wildlands.