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Guillermo Del Toro Says Silent Hills Is 'Not Gonna Happen'

Following yesterday’s news that Konami would be pulling Silent Hills teaser P.T. from the PlayStation Store next week, director Guillermo del Toro told the audience at a San Francisco Film Society event that his collaboration with Hideo Kojima is no longer a going concern.


Skyrim Modder Considers Quitting After Steam Controversy

Skyrim modder Chesko didn’t have express permission to use an animation system from another modder in his paid Steam Workshop mod, but he did it anyway. Then he removed it because the other modder got upset. End of story? Hardly. That was just the beginning.


The Most Ridiculous Skyrim Mods People Are Trying To Sell On Steam

Since Valve enabled users to charge money for mods on Steam, people have uploaded all sorts of wild things onto the Steam Workshop. Some are serious. Some are jokes. And some are actively taking a jab at Valve for having the ‘gall’ to do something like this.


10 Games I Want To Play On The Apple Watch

The first batch of Apple Watches arrive in users hands on Friday, with a whole batch of tiny little gaming apps waiting to be locked and loaded. Let’s see what might be good in micro-gaming.


What Game Designers Love (And Don't Love) About Souls Games

Put ten game designers in a room together and there’s a pretty good chance someone will bring up Dark Souls.


Our First Real Look At Actual Gameplay In Mad Max

For the past few weeks, you’ve probably seen a non-stop deluge of trailers for the upcoming Mad Max movie, which comes out next month. Now it’s time to get a real look at the game too.


The Crazy Urban Legend Of The Killer Arcade Machine

Let me tell you a story. It involves an arcade game, the CIA, epilepsy, suicide and one of the greatest urban legends in all of video gaming.


Objectivity

For the past few weeks, a lot of people have been asking me about “objectivity,” mostly thanks to a contextless tweet that has been circulating among the GamerGate crowd for quite some time now.


Mortal Kombat X: The Kotaku Review

New, younger Kombatants. Built-in options to play a particular character in completely different ways from someone else using the very same martial artist. More gore, but also more emotional plot points. The option to pay for easier Fatalities. Mortal Kombat is changing.


Weed And Nintendo Taught Me A Valuable Lesson About Parenting

I imagine that parents get struck with a revelation in the process of rearing a child that helps them appreciate the enormity of the task before them. I say “imagine” because I’ve never had a child. At least, a real one. But I was struck by that revelation recently thanks to a small, weird Nintendo game of all things.