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Mobile Game Gemini Wants You To Get A Little Bit Closer

Gemini is a mobile title that encourages you to go on a galactic journey. But it’s more than just lovely visuals and rousing music; this game wants you to get intimate with a partner as you dance around the stars. In some ways, quite literally.


Why Wouldn't An Immortal Black Superhero Have Just Ended Slavery?

So, if a dark-skinned alien with Kryptonian-on-Earth levels of power landed in the Deep South in 1839 and found himself a slave, he’d just break the chains binding him and others, right? Not necessarily.


Battlefield 1 Beta Codes Are Being Sent Out

While there aren’t a great deal of big games releasing this week, one of this year’s biggest is having a beta. That game is Battlefield 1, and codes have started going out for the open beta as of now.


Deus Ex Discussed

Video: On last week’s Kotaku Splitscreen, Jason and I talked a lot about Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Is it more fun the second time around, and is it more rewarding if you force some limitations on yourself? (Answers: Yes and yes.) Read my full review here; find the full podcast episode here.



Some Of The Best PC Games Ever Made Hit Steam Today

There wasn’t much fanfare made about the move, but a collection of classic Sierra games turned up on Steam today, including the very best of them.


Pan-Pan: The Kotaku Review

Indie game Pan-Pan offers players a world they desperately want to be in and then hampers their ability to enjoy it. The game’s take on exploration kept me pushing through frustrating puzzles. By the end of my journey, I’d worked through confusion all for the purpose of remaining in a fantasy paradise.


A Look Back At Why Box Art Was Important

Something I used to love as a kid was going to EB Games or Harvey Norman and browsing the shelves for all the boxes of brand new video games. And with good reason: it was an era when box art matted. It matters a lot less now, but it’s still fun to look back in time.


Enter A World Of Psychic Teens And Cold War Con Artists In The Sceptics

What if, at the height of the Cold War, Russia revealed that it had the ultimate weapon in its conflict against the Western world: Superpowered teenagers? That’s the premise of Black Mask Studio’s new comic The Sceptics — but as we’ve learned from writer Tini Howard, there’s a lot more going on that just Russian superteens.


Madden 17 Is Pretty Good! 

I’ve been playing Madden 17 this week, and against all the odds, I have been having a good time. You can thank a single new game mode for that.


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