​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

The Next Batman Game Is Arkham Knight

UPDATE (10:36am): It's official—WB has announced Arkham Knight via this month's Game Informer. The game will feature a big open-world Gotham (supposedly bigger than Arkham City's); familiar Batman villains Scarecrow, Penguin, Two-Face, and Harley Quinn; and a driveable Batmobile. » 3/04/14 10:45am 3/04/14 10:45am

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

​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 12:36pm 1/08/14 12:36pm

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

Behind The Scenes Of One Of The PS4's Biggest Games

When Brad Meyer wants to create fire, he doesn't just light a match. He rubs two pieces of charcoal together, then burns some charcoal, then pours water on burning charcoal, then rubs more charcoal together, then drops charcoal on a steel chimney, then crushes up charcoal with a mortar and pestle, and then, just for… » 9/06/13 5:45pm 9/06/13 5:45pm

If You Grew Up in the '80s, Your Soul Cries Out for This Space Shooter

Nerds and geeks of a certain age fondly remember Macross/Robotech, Star Blazers and other spectacle-filled, emotionally overwrought animated space operas from the 1980s. These Japanese series remain touchstones for a generation and some folks miss them quite a bit. Jake Kazdal is one of those people and the game… » 9/02/13 9:36am 9/02/13 9:36am