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Fortnite Is Not What You'd Expect From The Makers Of Gears Of War

Fortnite doesn’t feel like the kind of experience that should be coming from Epic Games. This is the House That Shooters Built after all, with huge slabs of foundation laid down by Unreal Tournament and Gears of War. But, despite being a game that takes heavy cues from Minecraft, Fortnite represents an evolution for the dev coming.


Sunday Comics: No Time To Explain

Welcome to Kotaku‘s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon.


The Spaceship Game With Firefly-Sized Ambitions

“The TV show Firefly is a big inspiration for us,” Dreadnought project director Peter Holzapfel was saying to me recently during a San Francisco preview event. “So is Sid Meier’s Pirates.” And then, for just a moment, that ceased to matter as a ship ten times the size of mine warped right in front of me.


How Mortal Kombat Is Getting More Complex

The next Mortal Kombat is going deep. Not just in the ‘show you highly detailed internal organs’ kind of way either. The newly announced Variations feature and other tweaks in Mortal Kombat X are going to give players other layers of options for how they beat each other up.


The Good And Bad Of Mario Kart 8's First Major Update

Nintendo made a few changes to Mario Kart 8this week — some big, some small, some the size of a luxury card brand’s new 4WD. If nothing else, this gives us a good opportunity to pause and reflect on how one of the summer’s biggest games is doing. So let’s do that.


Eight Big Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Questions, Answered

The first current-gen Final Fantasy will be out within the next year, it will serve as something of a stopgap before Final Fantasy XV, and, well, it’s got kind of a silly name.


What We Know About The New 3DS So Far

Nintendo woke us all up early this morning with a fresh batch of information about a new and improved 3DS mobile console it’s making. Most of this was geared towards its Japanese audience, however, so let’s break down the relevant parts of the news for gamers outside the company’s home country.


How Does The 'New' 3DS Compare To The 'Old' One?

The New 3DS is faster and bigger with improved hardware and a better battery life. While the New 3DS is slightly heavier, the New 3DS XL is actually lighter.


The ACCC On Valve's Refund Policy: "We Had To Take It To Court"

This morning the ACCC announced it would be taking Valve to court over its current refund policy, today we spoke to the Chairman Rod Sims and Regional Director Sam Di Scerni about the issue and some of the reasoning behind today’s statement.


Infamous: First Light: The Kotaku Review

Here’s an idea: Take a pretty well-liked superhero game, keep the premise and the beautiful setting, and refocus the story on a more immediately appealing character. Sounds like a sure-fire winner, right? Well…