Sea of Thieves is no place for the solo swashbuckler. Bereft of boisterous crewmates, strange thoughts enter the mind. Thoughts like, “Well this isn’t fun at all,” and “Hey, if I stand on a rock the skeletons can’t attack me.”
GTA Online keeps expanding every year, but GTA V hasn’t gotten any single-player DLC. In response, fans have cobbled together theories about what ‘must’ have happened to GTA V’s single-player updates. With the addition of the massive Doomsday Heist, fans are once again looking for closure.
Players have clamored for single-player GTA V DLC since its release, and four years later, none has arrived. Often, fans rationalized that the success of GTA Online was too immense for Rockstar to develop single-player DLC, and that doom and gloom around single-player games has only deepened this year. Rockstar,…
A dry run of EA’s E3 2016 press conference was briefly broadcast live over the publisher’s YouTube channel, long enough to show us the debut trailer for Titanfall 2's single player campaign, coming October 28 to PS4, Xbox One and PC. Update: Respawn’s released official single and multiplayer trailers.
There are certain things I’ve come to expect from a single player Call of Duty experience—bombastic set pieces, an in-your-face message, some sort of betrayal and a slow motion enemy take down. Black Ops III delivers three out of four, plus a whole lot more.
It's okay if you don't want to play video games online with tons of people. I'm with you. And so are lots of other people. Lots of other people.
I've just this minute finished the single-player campaign for Modern Warfare 3. It leaves a very bitter taste at its climax. But perhaps not the same bitter taste that flavours it throughout. It is an enormously high-achieving action FPS, on a scale like nothing before it, turned to 11. And it's a bloodthirsty,…
During BlizzCon 2011 this weekend I got to ask Starcraft II senior designer Jonny Ebbert what was in store for the solo player in the upcoming expansions and why Heart of the Swarm's campaign is nine missions shorter that Wings of Liberty's. You whiny bastards.
Inspired as it is by 1980s action-movie tropes, you can probably guess the plot of Shank 2's story mode. If your guess involves the hero renouncing his violent ways and trying to embrace a quieter existence, only to have his old life come back to wreak havoc in his new one, then you get a prize.
I'm not denying this is territory I've covered before. There's no disguising that I'm a fan of single-playing gaming over multiplayer. Finally it's time to just say it. We need to stop avoiding the matter, stop not saying what everyone's thinking. I'm the man brave enough to do this. I am a valiant man, and maybe I…
With hundreds of thousands of players online at any given moment, how can a gamer ever feel truly alone? Commenter Salari tells us in today's very special episode of Speak Up on Kotaku.
In today's Speak-Up on Kotaku, commenter Crushinator ponders the correct length for the single-player story in the increasingly multiplayer-focused first-person shooter genre.
You read about the demonstration of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood's single player I saw at Gamescom, now see the demonstration for yourself.
As tipped last week by a preorder bonus on GameStop's site, the "Become Legendary" mode for NBA Elite 11 is indeed the game's singleplayer career, the first for the series. This video gives a taste of what to expect.
After two injections of multiplayer downloadable content, 2K Games finally makes with the single-player DLC for BioShock 2 this August, putting your defensive skills to the test in the Protector Trials.
Not a speed-run, but this Zero Punctuation-style rundown of Modern Warfare 2 provides a Cliffs Notes to the story for those who bought the game just for the multiplayer. For those who bought it for the singleplayer, bigtime spoiler alert.
Jason Rohrer's 'Game Design Sketchbook' has an interesting meditation up on the nature of single player game mechanics — a lot of the achingly simple, but endlessly challenging board games that Rohrer points to require a minimum of two players. Rohrer's question is how to make a single player game that doesn't rely…