If it wasn’t obvious already, I have a camera. An actual camera. Not a dinky, built-into-my-phone camera but an actual camera. Obviously, plushie-related images are now going to appear in abundance. (Bargain Bucket regulars may recognize the floppy white figure in the foreground; it’s the first plushie we ever featured on this column.) As always, it’s that time of the week again and it looks like the Bargain Bucket has discounted shinies to spare.
The weekend is here, a time to curse those damn, dirty apes for blowing it all up, but not before we catch up with this week's best stories over at Kotaku Selects.
The Kotaku crew spent last weekend at PAX East 2014, and we saw a whole bunch of great games. Take a look at some of the best games we saw, along with other great videos from this week on Watchlist.
Yesterday, I spent an inordinate amount of time messing around with the nifty new photo mode in Infamous: Second Son. It's surprisingly rare that we get that kind of opportunity to slow way down and really appreciate how beautiful video games can be.
Leisure Suit Larry may not have exactly stood the test of time in terms of sheer staying power, but the series of famously salacious adventure games will always be remembered fondly for being some of the first major titles to broach topics like sex and human intimacy on their own sloppy terms. Norwegian DJ Todd Terje captures Larry's sense of hazy sex-crazed desperation in the new music video for his song "Leisure Suit Treben," which Noisey describes as "an exploration in subjectivity and a clever way to represent what it's like to feel really drunk."
Finally, a comic that gets sex right. If you read comics, you probably know writer Matt Fraction. He's widely (and rightly) considered one of the best writers in the business, from Casanova to Hawkeye to other great stuff . Wired's got a really cool new profile of him, all about his latest comic Sex Criminals. A lot of what he's saying about sex and comics could just as easily be said about sex and video games.
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For a game that says it'll make your eyeballs work better, Ultimeyes isn't exactly a work of art. It's a work of science, though, one that presents a series of eye-training challenges in game-like form. After playing it a few times this week, I feel like it might actually work.
How will the economy in The Elder Scrolls Online survive a far-reaching duping exploit?
Sony is kicking off your weekend with some deep, deep discounts on 30 different PSN titles, some PS3, some Vita, some cross-buy. Highlights includes Braid, Everyday Shooter, echochrome ii, Plants vs. Zombies, Super Stardust HD, and Tokyo Jungle. [Playstation Blog]
Gameloft's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is now available on Android and iOS. A free-roaming adventure in which a man in a spider costume swings about New York, beating up thugs and pondering his relationships. Get it for $4.99 oniTunes or Google Play.
Spoiler: the stupid joke-gimmick glasses I'm wearing at the beginning of this video don't do anything to make Not a Hero look any cooler. That's okay, though. The new over-the-top action game doesn't need help looking cool, because it happens in 2.25D.
Government researchers must have a Batman fetish. Perhaps that explains why so many have named their projects after him—it's federally-funded cosplay. The question is why this odd bunch of projects bear the Dark Knight's name.
Reddit user Quiznos323 built a Star Destroyer in Kerbal Space Program, and actually managed to get it into space (but not orbit).
Earlier this week, we asked you guys which gaming system you use the most. The results were interesting, so I thought I'd continue the line of thought by asking the logical follow-up.
Hey, remember Skywind , that breaktakingly beautiful mashup of the two classic Elder Scrolls games Morrowind and Skyrim? Of course you do, because all us here at Kotaku can't seem to stop posting about it.
Last weekend at PAX East, I moderated a panel called "The Golden Age Of RPGs." This was quite fun, mostly because we spent the whole time yelling at Destructoid editor Dale North for not liking Final Fantasy IX. (I mean... come on.)
Surprise! Octodad: Dadliest Catch will arrive on PS4 this coming Tuesday, April 22. The PS4 version will be more or less the same goofy trip as the PC version, though some of the back half has been re-tuned to be less annoying. (The PC version's been patched, too.)
When Aliens: Colonial Marines co-developer TimeGate Studios shut down , my first concern was for the gorgeously blocky shooter the developer had announced just a month prior. Thankfully Atari thought Minimal was too pretty to die as well.