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

13 Minutes Of Hilarious Gameplay From South Park: The Stick of Truth

Oh my goodness. Here I am, sitting in the Gawker Media offices on another Friday morning, just trying to get through the day, when suddenly Ubisoft releases 13 minutes of footage from South Park: The Stick of Truth and now I can't stop giggling at my desk and this is all quite embarrassing. » 2/14/14 4:32pm 2/14/14 4:32pm

​Players Say Rampant Money Hacking Is Ruining GTA Online

Los Santos is supposed to be a criminals' paradise, a place where the right crew, the right weapons and the right vehicles let you unlock as much money as you can earn. But a plague of hacking is clogging GTA Online's in-game economy with billions—maybe even trillions—of dirty dollars. » 12/24/13 1:55pm 12/24/13 1:55pm

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

What's Going to Be Good (and Bad) About the Next Batman Video Game

The folks making Batman: Arkham Origins know exactly what they're trying to accomplish with this year's Dark Knight video game. It's the story of the night where Gotham City's supervillain culture spins irrevocably out of control. This is when the Dark Knight becomes a legend, they say. So, it's really too bad that… » 9/19/13 10:41am 9/19/13 10:41am

Giant-Robot Call of Duty Still Looking Like The Coolest Call of Duty

Today's new trailer for the upcoming and final Call of Duty: Black Ops II expansion, Apocalypse, once again shows why the world would benefit from an old World War I trench warfare planes-and-blimps-and-giant-robot Call of Duty. Just look at this GIF we pulled from it! » 8/27/13 4:47pm 8/27/13 4:47pm

You Can Smoke Pot In GTA V, According to Ratings Board

We had a hunch it was going to be possible, and, now, the people who rate video games are letting the cat out of the dimebag. You can smoke pot in GTA V, according to the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. That same group has offered a bunch of other mild spoilers for GTA V, if you're interested. » 8/20/13 7:46pm 8/20/13 7:46pm

The New Mad Max Game Will Be Vast, Violent and Not Sound Australian

I detected nary an Australian accent from the characters in the new Mad Max game that made its surprise debut at E3 earlier this week. There will be no Australian voices, one of the game's creators told me. OK. At least Max's steering wheel's on the right. What else have they got here? » 6/26/13 11:30am 6/26/13 11:30am

Deadpool: The Kotaku Review

My initial foray into the world of High Moon Studios' Deadpool video game culminated in an intimate moment in the eponymous character's filthy bathroom. Pants around his hideously-scarred ankles, our hero strains. "It's burns!" he cries, and it does — but it also feels kind of good. » 6/25/13 5:52pm 6/25/13 5:52pm

Remember Me: The Kotaku Review

At first, I thought that Remember Me would be one of those games where I liked its ideas more than its execution. But, even though it's surrounded by some rough gameplay and well-worn templates, the core concept behind the game—control over what we choose to hold onto—comes to life in ambitious ways. » 6/03/13 3:00pm 6/03/13 3:00pm