If you have been watching TV over the past few weeks—particularly, if you spent all of Saturday watching a Harry Potter marathon on ABC Family because it was on and you like wizards whatever don't judge—you've probably seen a commercial or two for the Wii U.
The makers of Ratchet and Clank turned their attention to Facebook last year, creating Outernauts, a hip, Pokémon-style battle game with absolutely splendid art design. Today Insomniac revealed plans to shut down the game's web presence on January 31, focusing on making a mobile version more people might play.
I promised myself I wouldn’t do how-to guides because there’s seldom much to say, but this one doesn’t count: I don’t actually suggest you do this at all. It’s a how-not-to, then. A how-ton’t. See? Even the jokes are a mistake.
You get used to this kind of logic when playing with Flight Simulator X mods, where the mods aren’t quite mods and the playing isn’t quite playing. Not in the case of Tileproxy, anyway, which is so special and problematic a thing that I just had to remind you it exists.
A popular Twitch.tv livestreamer had some unwanted guest stars yesterday evening—the Seminole County, Fla. Sheriff's Office, summoned by a troll who phoned in a report of someone threatening others with a knife. You can see it play out here.
Depression Quest, the thoughtful game about mental health, is now back on Steam Greenlight--it was i
Depression Quest, the thoughtful game about mental health, is now back on Steam Greenlight—it was initially taken down due to death and rape threats. If voted through, the developer, Zoe Quinn, hopes to put the game up for free.
Flagship first-person-shooter Battlefield 4 is so troubled that the game's development studio won't proceed on development of any new, planned expansions until the game's problems are sorted out, BF4 publisher EA told Kotaku in a statement today.
You know, if you’d told me that my freelance career would coincide with the biggest resurgence in space gaming, I probably wouldn’t left my job. I don’t have time for this. Something’s going to have to give if I want to have time to play all these damn games and pay the bills. Galactic Princess is another game of space exploration and expansion, this time rendered in the sort of high-definition pixel art that makes everything look retro and futuristic at the same time. It’s a “spaceship survival sandbox”, one where you’re the captain of a ship and doing what you can to survive. The bad thing you do rhymes with “bravery”.
The fact that not everyone is happy with the way YouTube comments work now isn't news—not everyone wants to use their real names online, and Google Plus doesn't feel like its taken off. Still, it's amusing to actually hear some of the ridiculous reactions to the new comment system.
There's nothing like a good dose of Battle Royale-Style martial arts to brighten up your day — particularly when it's against a horde of guys dressed like Cobra Commander.
Bigby Wolf stalks iOS this evening in the first episode of Telltale Games' Fables series. Released in October for PC, Mac and consoles, The Wolf Among Us begins a pre-comic murder mystery starring a fairy tale villain on the road to redemption. It's a good start.
Apotheon is one of the more interesting games on the horizon. It’s a stunningly pretty action RPG set in ancient Greece, where you’ll wander an open-world Mount Olympus as you attempt to overthrow Hera. It’s from Alien Trap Games, who made the splendid Capsized, and they’ve just announced that if you pre-order Apotheon you’ll get Capsized for free.
Just when you think you know where this webcomic about Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy getting drunk on a boys' night is going, it gets deep. And it stirs up feelings about the Walt Disney icon you've probably never had.
One of the greatest mysteries of the Pokémon universe has to do with Pokeballs, the devices used to capture and store your personal pocket monsters. You can't help but wonder: just what in the world does a Pokemon experience while inside a Pokeball?
Microsoft’s PC gaming track record has become turgidly tarnished in recent years, but I must admit that Project Spark looks and sounds extremely enticing. It’s a game and world creation and exploration tool – an infernal imagination engine to dive into whether you want to craft games of multiple genres, play other people’s whimsical wonderments/abominations, or something in between. Basically, think PS3 sidescrollamabob LittleBigPlanet but much more versatile, or Garry’s Mod without all of G-Man’s notoriously, er, charming faces. But of course, the soon-to-enter-beta experiment is a Microsoft product, so it’s Windows-8-only. Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh.
Doki-Doki Universe arrives on Dec. 10 for the PlayStation 3 and 4 and PlayStation Vita, the game's developer, HumaNature Studios, said earlier today. It will be $14.99.
Sometimes strange things randomly show up here at Kotaku, and the latest is this red LED on a suction cup. So I stuck it to our TV and tried to see if it made me better at Battlefield. Early results point to no.
Now that X Rebirthhas been exposed as a massive black hole of fun, and following a state mandated period of mourning, I’m back on the hunt for the next good space game. Let’s see… there’s Elite: Dangerous: the first closed beta combat tests that should start this month, which is exciting, but it’s only available to the people who pledged £200 in the Kickstarter/pre-order push. Star Citizen is looking as pretty as ever, though access to the dog-fighting alpha is now looking unlikely to occur this year. Enemy Starfighter will definitely get a big hug from me when I play it, though that’s unlikely to be for months. Ditto for Limit Theory. Rogue System looks like systemic, hardcore space joy, but it also won’t be out for months. Ooh, Rodina! A space exploration and combat game influenced by the likes of Star Fox and The Elder Scrolls. That’s next. And it’s out next week! You’ve saved Christmas!
Zen Studios continues its never-ending quest to put pinball on everything capable of playing it with the December 17 release of Zen Pinball 2 for the PlayStation 4, with free tables for previous purchasers and a little something strange.