I’ve been playing through L.A. Noire for the last month and a half on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. This weekend we finished the game. The conclusion is bittersweet but there was no other way for a tale of crime and corruption to end. Controversial in its day, L.A Noire’s ending is perfect when viewed in retrospect.
Video games aren’t what kept José Muñoz in his parents’ basement for much of the past seven years, slipping into depression. They aren’t why the former honor roll student dropped out of college, and they aren’t why he couldn’t get a job. Video games aren’t what sent him to a therapist’s couch, and video games aren’t…
If you like moody teenagers having mysterious adventures, you’ll be pretty excited by Oxenfree’s inclusion in Games with Gold this month. There’s also Forza 5 and Battlefield 3 if you’ve had enough of thinking about childhood. As always, these games are only “free” if you have an active Xbox Live Games with Gold…
Xbox Live is experiencing some serious downtime at the moment, with many owners unable to play games or even sign in. [Update: it’s back]
Last week, we started playing L.A. Noire on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. It’s a 2011 detective game with a lot of cases to solve. Recently, we finished the cases for the traffic detective desk. It’s a good introduction to the game that also has a few problems.
There’s a range of games available on Xbox Live Games with Gold this month. As always, these games are only “free” if you have an active Xbox Live Games with Gold subscription.
There’s a range of games in July’s Xbox Live Games with Gold lineup, from the adorable Grow Up to the gritty Kane & Lynch 2. As ever, these games are only “free” if you have an active Xbox Live subscription.
Remember Microsoft’s Avatars, those wobbly caricatures that danced around the Xbox 360's dashboard? They’ve been sidelined ever since the release of the Xbox One, but that doesn’t mean the company has given up on them.
Backward compatibility is a big draw for console gamers nostalgic for older titles, but new data shows that Xbox One players don’t spend much time revisiting backward-compatible Xbox 360 games.
June’s Xbox Live Games with Gold has a solid lineup, including Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed III. In addition to the usual four games, subscribers can also get multiplayer DLC for last week’s Phantom Dust.
Red Dead Redemption released seven years ago today and remains a triumph. The tale of John Marston’s failure might be Rockstar’s finest story.
One of the Xbox One’s best games is actually a backwards compatible Xbox 360 title: Red Dead Redemption. Get the GOTY edition for just $15 from Amazon, and behold the fastest frame rate in the west.
May’s Xbox Live Games with Gold lineup features a couple Star Wars games and some Lara Croft. Remember, these games are only “free” if you have an active Xbox Live Gold subscription.
If you haven’t caught up on Season Two of Telltale’s The Walking Dead or missed Assassin’s Creed Revelations, Xbox Live’s Games with Gold has you covered for April. Paying subscribers to Xbox Live can grab these four games for “free”if they have an Xbox Live Gold subscription.
If you missed out on Borderlands 2 or have always been a little curious about Evolve, Xbox Live’s Games with Gold will look pretty good to you for March. Paying subscribers to Xbox Live can grab these four games for “free”if they have an Xbox Live Gold subscription.
There’s a mix of newer and older games in Xbox Live’s Games with Gold this month. Paying subscribers to Xbox Live can grab these four games for “free”if they have an Xbox Live Gold subscription.
The Dragon Age games have captured my imagination like few other series have ever managed. Every quest is a roller coaster full of tough choices. For Origins, the best quest involved dwarven politics and a magical anvil. We take a closer look in this video.