Team Fortress 2 Fan Film Is The Best Action Movie I've Seen In Ages

Got 20 minutes? Cool, that's enough time to watch one of the funnest action movies I've seen in ages. And yes, it was made in Team Fortress 2. » 3/30/15 4:15pm Yesterday 4:15pm

New Jersey Game Store Swatting Takes An Uglier Turn

Gamers attending a monthly social gathering at Digital Press Video Games in Clifton, New Jersey Saturday evening had no idea the sudden massive police presence outside the store was pointed their way, until a caller posing as a fire department representative started giving them questionable instructions. » 3/29/15 1:37pm Sunday 1:37pm

From the talented JonasDrawsStuff (whose Rocket Raccoon is my desktop wallpaper) by way of Reddit comes Star Fox in the style of classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons. Someone go back in time and make this happen. » 3/28/15 6:30pm Saturday 6:30pm

Kotaku Asks: The Lead Developers Of Dragon Age: Inquisition [Q&A Over]

What I Like (And Don't Like) In Final Fantasy XV So Far

It's been three weeks since I first played through the demo for Final Fantasy XV, a video game about what will happen to One Direction now that Zayn's gone. So I've had plenty of time to digest. » 3/27/15 3:30pm Friday 3:30pm

If You Like RPGs, You Must Play Pillars of Eternity

Back in September of 2012, when I first heard that Obsidian was launching a Kickstarter for a spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate, I got a little… uh... too excited. » 3/26/15 10:38am Thursday 10:38am

20 Hours In, I'm Obsessed With Bloodborne

The Blood-Starved Beast has poisoned me. I've run out of antidote and health potions, but I'm not willing to die. I'm close… I'm so close… As my health fades, I swing my blade and hold my breath. "Prey Slaughtered" flashes across the screen, and my hero keels over dead. I leap off my couch with a victorious scream. » 3/24/15 9:40am 3/24/15 9:40am

25 World of Warcraft Players Tell Their Best Stories

World of Warcraft lives up to its name in that it is a vast world of its own. There’s so much more to do than just grind your way up to the latest level cap. » 3/18/15 1:00pm 3/18/15 1:00pm

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD: The Kotaku Review

The best moments in Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, a new role-playing game that is just as clunky as its title suggests, come not from the main path but from the things you can do during the breaks. » 3/16/15 9:00am 3/16/15 9:00am

Holy Shit I Just Played Final Fantasy XV

I just spent two hours playing Final Fantasy XV, which I can confirm is a real video game that actually exists. The good news: it's brilliant in a lot of ways, and from what I've played so far, it really does feel like a Final Fantasy game. The bad news? Well, it's got some serious technical issues, and I'm worried… » 3/09/15 10:00am 3/09/15 10:00am

Helldivers Is Like A Video Game Version Of Starship Troopers

Until last weekend, Helldivers was totally off my radar. Then my boss Stephen texted me on Sunday saying we should team up and play it. It was good, he said. It was like a tactical, sci-fi Diablo, he said. My interest was piqued. » 3/03/15 4:00pm 3/03/15 4:00pm

Everything We Know About Five Nights at Freddy's 3

Since its release last night, I've been playing the latest Five Nights at Freddy's non-stop. Here's what I've gathered, ranging from how the game works, to the secrets players have found hidden within. » 3/03/15 3:30pm 3/03/15 3:30pm

Actually, Bulletstorm Is An Excellent Shooter

Bulletstorm was one of the best games of the last generation, tragically ignored because of an awful marketing campaign, an even worse PC port, and the fact that EA wanted audiences to spend $60 for a seven-hour campaign, which is a steep price by any metric. It's too bad because once players got past all that, they… » 3/02/15 12:31pm 3/02/15 12:31pm

Maybe We'd Be Better Off Playing Ikea's Fake Video Games

While browsing his local Ikea for functional furniture at reasonable prices, Redditor voodoocode snapped a shot of some of the company's upcoming lineup of fake placeholder video games. I would pay $100 for Grand-ma's Auto. » 2/28/15 8:59pm 2/28/15 8:59pm

I Played A Video Game On A Friggin' Rotary Phone

At last night's Itty Bitty Bash, an event to get Chicagoans in the same room to play games, I encountered something very strange. I've fought off an alien invasion millions of times, but I've never fired my lasers by entering numbers onto a rotary phone dial. This, friends, is Afterglow. » 2/26/15 2:00pm 2/26/15 2:00pm

The Art of Homeworld. Enjoy.

The remastered editions of the two main Homeworld games are out today, introducing a whole new generation to one of the greatest series in modern video games. So there's no better time to appreciate one of the things people love most about them: artist Rob Cunningham's work designing Homeworld's iconic ships. » 2/25/15 10:00pm 2/25/15 10:00pm

How Video Game Breasts Are Made (And Why They Can Go Wrong)

Breasts swing. They sag. They flop. They can move. Over the years, many games have tried to emulate the way breasts behave. There's even a term for it: "Breast physics." » 2/24/15 2:00pm 2/24/15 2:00pm

Five Things I Didn’t Get About Making Video Games (Until I Did It)

Before I joined Gearbox Software, I worked at Destructoid as a features editor. I worked there from 2006 to 2010 and specialized in highlighting indie games and spewing vitriol at big-budget games I didn't like. It turns out there were a shitload of things I didn't know about games development. » 2/23/15 2:30pm 2/23/15 2:30pm

Dead Or Alive Is More Than Breasts

I fell in love with my favorite fighting game franchise for all the right reasons. It was fast, frantic, flashy and groundbreaking. Now, after nearly 20 years together, it's time for me to face the truth—my favorite fighting game franchise is an exhibitionist, and I'm not okay with it. » 2/21/15 6:30pm 2/21/15 6:30pm

12 Successful Kickstarters That Never Delivered

All is not right in the world of crowdfunding. For every massive critical success like Shovel Knight or Divinity: Original Sin, there are numerous games or game-related projects that disappoint, under-deliver, or, as has become scarily common, take people's money and never make what they promised in the first place. » 2/20/15 1:12pm 2/20/15 1:12pm