​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 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 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

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

The Last of Us: The Kotaku Review

On the street where you live, there's a house built out of zombie clichés. The porch looks like an abandoned quarantine zone, and the walls are covered with hastily scrawled graffiti. The roof is crafted from the finest wrecked national monuments, and the floors appear to be made of actual zombies. » 6/05/13 11:06am 6/05/13 11:06am

Samurai Jack creator explains how Hotel Transylvania will return…

Dexter's Laborator and Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky is making the leap from 2D animated television to 3D animated features with Hotel Transylvania, his tale of a vampire-run hotel that provides monsters refuge from the dangers of humanity. At his San Diego Comic-Con panel, Tartakovsky talked about his… » 7/13/12 7:20am 7/13/12 7:20am