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It Took Seven Years To Make An Indie RPG So Good-Looking

Its creator started working on Platformer/RPG Heart Forth, Alicia in 2007. The result is an aesthetically beautiful game with a complex story, a detailed world and what looks to be pretty damn fun gameplay. Sadly, it’s still not done.


Evolve Is One Of The Best Games We Saw At PAX

At PAX East last weekend, Team Kotaku went and played Evolve, the upcoming co-op shooter that pits a group of four hunters against one vicious monster. Yesterday, we talked about it. Here’s that conversation.


The Worst Things About Playing Video Games In Australia

Living in Australia, for the most part, is amazing. I say this as someone who has spent a sustained amount of time living in the UK, the US and Japan. Now that I’ve spent the better part of eight years here — sunning myself on beaches, eating great food, living with friendly Aussies — I couldn’t live anywhere else.

But there is a toll to pay, a bitter pill to swallow. Living in Australia has been an overwhelmingly positive experience, but playing video games in Australia? That’s been a little less positive.


Mass Effect 3 'Expiration' Raises Questions About Our Digital Future

Two years ago, BioWare released Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut, a free alternative ending for the controversial sci-fi role-playing game. Last Saturday, that offer technically expired.


AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Graphics Card: Australian Review

Gamers want power. Whether it’s a faster CPU, better timings on RAM or the instantaneous flash memory of a SSD, the quicker the better — and damn the price tag. That win-by-any-means ethos applies squarely to graphics technology, too — and there’s a new GPU on the block that wants your hard-earned dollars. According to AMD, the $1899 Radeon R9 295X2 is the fastest single-slot graphics card on the market today.


Someone Wrote A Book About Street Fighter's Greatest Match

It’s been 10 years since the greatest comeback in competitive video games happened. In the decade since Daigo Umehara and Justin Wong met in a fateful match of Street Fighter III: Third Strike, EVO Moment 37 has become the stuff of legend. Now there’s a book about it.


We're Getting A Sci-Fi Civilization, And It Sounds Fantastic

Civilization is going to space. The next game in Sid Meier’s iconic turn-based strategy series will take place on an alien planet, where you’ll explore, colonise and fight other factions as you attempt to navigate uncharted sci-fi territory.


Wild Theory Explains The Origins Of Metal Gear Solid V's Sniper

Metal Gear Solid fans aren’t waiting idly for the next MGS game; rather, they’re devoting a lot of time to interesting theories about the different characters in Metal Gear Solid. Take Quiet, the mute (and controversial) sniper, for example.


How True Are Japan's Latest Gaming Rumours?

The gaming industry is constantly full of rumours. More so in April where you have the gullible falling for all the crazy April Fools pranks that pop up.


The Dark Souls Diaries: Meditation

“Hey honey, how was your day?”

[Silence]

“Oh, so you’re just going to go straight into it then.”

Yep. I’m just going to go straight into it.