Taking The Minecraft Vegetarian Challenge

Minecraft is a lot of different things to a lot of different people; a place to build a word processor, recreate Westeros or trap incredible monsters. For many players it's simply about survival, which means making sure you have shelter at night, forging armor and weapons with which you can fend off attackers,… » 1/11/15 1:02pm 1/11/15 1:02pm

Xbox Live And PlayStation Network Knocked Offline For Much Of Christmas…

We hope you weren't planning to play many games online on Christmas. Xbox users in North America and Europe are having difficulties logging into Xbox Live today, and PlayStation owners are suffering similar problems. Some Internet troublemakers are claiming they knocked both offline. Bah humbug to this. » 12/25/14 1:42pm 12/25/14 1:42pm

Sunset Overdrive: The Kotaku Review

"I started this game collecting trash," my character quipped late in Sunset Overdrive, "and now I'm collecting trash again." She was defending a makeshift boat that was trying to escape the zombie-infested wasteland of Sunset City. It was a thrilling chase scene. So why were we collecting trash in the middle of it? » 10/27/14 10:00am 10/27/14 10:00am

Why Microsoft Spent $2.5 Billion On The Makers Of Minecraft

When we first heard rumblings that Microsoft was looking to buy Minecraft studio Mojang for a swimming pool full of hundred-dollar-bills, the amount of cash sounded absurd to just about everyone. » 9/15/14 12:00pm 9/15/14 12:00pm

The Best Games of 2014 So Far

So far, 2014 has felt like a year of surprises. Some of them have been good while others—like the growing crop of games that have been pushed to next year—are bummers. But, there've been standouts among the games that have come out. Let's talk about them, shall we? » 7/01/14 12:20pm 7/01/14 12:20pm

Why Mortal Kombat X Is So Gory

If you, like me, were in the front few rows of Sony's E3 press conference when they showed off Mortal Kombat X on stage, you would also have been deafened by the loud cheers of excited gamers. They were oohing and aahing at decapitations and exposed organs and lost limbs. » 6/24/14 11:00am 6/24/14 11:00am

Clever Gamer Dresses Up As An Enemy In Dark Souls II, Confuses Everyone

Wearing an enemy's costume in Dark Souls II and scaring the hell out of others when they invade? That's absolutely doable. » 5/21/14 10:00am 5/21/14 10:00am

Super Time Force: The Kotaku Review

You know how the last 60 seconds on the clock of a NBA game can take 18 actual minutes to play through because of time-outs or commercials? Super Time Force is kinda like that, only awesome instead of annoying. » 5/14/14 10:20am 5/14/14 10:20am

What's Up With Blizzard's Project Titan?

PLUS MORE GAMING SECRETS AND RUMORS: Microsoft big wig leaves for Blizzard | Quantic Dreams' next two projects | A very different kind of Need for Speed that we never got » 5/09/14 10:00am 5/09/14 10:00am

The Infamous Atari Landfill Dig Is Finally Happening

Come April 26, 2014, one of gaming's greatest mysteries will finally be solved. Or maybe it will just be get even more convoluted and confusing. In either case, that is the official date Microsoft just announced for when someone is finally going to break ground on the infamous New Mexico landfill that's allegedly… » 4/10/14 12:30pm 4/10/14 12:30pm

Microsoft's 'smart elevator' knows where you're going

In a recent Bloomberg Television interview, Head of Microsoft Research Peter Lee described his company's latest achievement: An elevator that uses AI to figure out which floor you're going to. » 1/20/14 8:40am 1/20/14 8:40am

​Game That Actually Looks Next-Gen Gets Its First Trailer

Part of this teaser you're about to watch is live-action. Other parts are generated by an all-new bleeding-edge graphics engine. And, even if you can tell what's been recorded in reality and what's generated by software, you have to admit that the border between the two looks like it's dissolving. » 1/08/14 12:00pm 1/08/14 12:00pm

The Bittersweet Story of Francis, YouTube's Biggest Video Game Nerd

It'd be easy to think that getting a PS4 four days before most of the world was the coolest thing to happen to the man who plays combustible video game nerd Francis on YouTube. Or maybe it was having Xbox exec Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb fly down to his house for a trash-talking lightsaber battle that ended with Francis… » 12/01/13 12:30pm 12/01/13 12:30pm

These Conversations Remind Me Why I Love The Ninja Turtles

I was trying out the new game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows and after hearing a couple of these conversations between the brothers I decided to just stop and record them all. Take a look! Oh, and Mikey is obviously still the best turtle. » 8/28/13 7:15pm 8/28/13 7:15pm

Don't hold your breath for a new Blake's 7. Those reports that Microsoft would be producing the reboot of the classic British space opera as original content for the Xbox? Apparently not true after all. » 8/27/13 4:47pm 8/27/13 4:47pm

Microsoft is remaking Blake's 7 for the Xbox

A remake of the classic British dystopian space opera Blake's 7 has been in the pipeline for quite some time at Syfy — but now apparently it's going to be on your Xbox game console instead. » 8/14/13 3:14pm 8/14/13 3:14pm

The Ghost in the Shell crew really love those Microsoft Surfaces

You want to know how awesome Microsoft's Surface tablet is? The characters of the upcoming anime Ghost in the Shell: Arise (a prequel of sorts to the other GitS movies and series) are happy to show you in this special 3-minute "mission." » 6/06/13 3:20pm 6/06/13 3:20pm