​We Tried Sony's PS4 Virtual Reality Headset. We Like It.

Yesterday, Sony entered the virtual reality fray by announcing Project Morpheus, a new virtual reality initiative aimed at making a VR headset for the PS4. Today at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Stephen Totilo and I swung by Sony's booth to check it out. » 3/19/14 7:27pm 3/19/14 7:27pm

Yes, This Nazi-Killing Video Game Hero Was Of Jewish Descent

There's been speculation for more than two decades that the hero of the iconic Wolfenstein first-person shooter games—B.J. Blazkowicz, the guy who you use to machine gun hordes of Nazis—was Jewish. But the game's creators have long been coy about the character's origins. Not so much anymore. » 3/03/14 3:38pm 3/03/14 3:38pm

The Next Infamous Wants To See Just How Evil You'll Get

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inFamous: Second Son on the Playstation 4 is not quite the same animal as what we're used to on the PS3. Cole's glower has been swapped out for Delsin's laid-back wisecracks. Second Son's Seattle is more high-definition-er than was possible on the PS3, and appealing neon lights fly around the screen instead of the… » 2/12/14 12:04pm 2/12/14 12:04pm

The Biggest Alien in an Alien Game Stalks You in Isolation

The largest alien in an Alien video game is in Alien: Isolation, and it's the only one you'll face in the upcoming survival horror game from Creative Assembly. This looks like one of those games that will kill me about eleventy-billion times during the course of finishing it. So, get used to seeing a lot of this. » 1/07/14 1:05pm 1/07/14 1:05pm

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… » 11/28/13 2:41pm 11/28/13 2:41pm

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: The Kotaku Review

What took so long? I'm not talking about a LEGO Marvel game. LEGO getting the Marvel license is a relatively new development, all things considered. They announced it in 2011, video game in 2013 — that's fairly quick turnaround for a game as massive in scope as LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. » 11/07/13 1:15pm 11/07/13 1:15pm

Batman: Arkham Origins: The Kotaku Review

Troy Baker's Joker voice is one of the best things about Batman: Arkham Origins. But it’s also a disturbingly reverent impersonation of Mark Hamill's take on the Clown Prince of Crime. Therein lies the conundrum of the latest video game featuring the Dark Knight. » 10/25/13 4:52pm 10/25/13 4:52pm

New Marvel Game Gives Stan Lee Eleven Super-Powers. And Immortality.

No one likes to think about it but there will be a day when Stan Lee’s cameos will end. He may be an indefatigable 90-year-old but the co-creator of The Fantastic Four, Hulk and Spider-Man is still only human. But, in the upcoming Lego Marvel Super-Heroes video game, Stan Lee is pretty much omnipotent. » 9/10/13 4:02pm 9/10/13 4:02pm