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The Evil Within: The Kotaku Review

Before The Evil Within came out, I knew that I had to steel myself to be scared by it. But I’d also been nagged by the idea that I should be scared for it, too. As in, fearful on its behalf. It’s one of those games that’s so heavily freighted by genre and pedigree that expectations were massive.


How Much Destiny Has Changed Over The Last Year

Since its first announcement or teaser trailer is released into the wild, a game is bound to make certain changes up to launch. But it can be quite revealing to see just what was left out and added into the game by comparing marketing materials to the final product.



We're All Tired Of Gamergate

I know many people who don’t like Gamergate who are tired of it. They’re not alone. I was talking to a Gamergater last week who seemed tired: tired of all the tweeting, tired of all the arguing. I watched a video of a Gamergater who seemed downright exhausted. And then another; he seemed tired too.


PlayStation TV: The Kotaku Review

“What do you want the PlayStation TV to do for you?” That’s an important question when considering purchasing Sony’s new microconsole. A more important question might be “Do you know what the PlayStation TV is?”


Are Games Becoming Less Mainstream? Where The Hell Is My Next-Gen 'Buzz!'?

“Remember Buzz!?”

Someone said that to me on Friday night. My extended family came to my house to visit, we were eating dinner. Seven years ago, I have no doubt, we would have finished that dinner, busted out those wired Buzz! controllers and buzzed the night away.


The Sims 4's Nudity Mods Have Gotten Really Detailed (NSFW)

When players modded the censors covering characters up in The Sims 4, they found that sims were pretty much Barbies underneath the clothes. Naturally, it was only a matter of time before someone took matters into their own hands and changed that. Warning: This post has NSFW content.


One Of Fallout 3's Best Side Stories, Brought To Life

Gather round the fire, vault dwellers, and let me show you a story. Perhaps you’ve heard this story before — but probably not like this.


People Are Putting Shadow Of Mordor's New Photo Mode To Good Use

Shadow of Mordor gave its players some nifty new ways to capture and edit screenshots yesterday. Judging by the wealth of snazzy images that have popped up online since then, gamers seem to be having a lot of fun with it so far. Here are some of the best I’ve come across. Enjoy.


Q&A: The Lead Designer Of Destiny's Vault Of Glass

Last week I got on the phone with Bungie’s Luke Smith, lead designer on Destiny‘s Vault of Glass raid. We had a cool chat, and I included a bunch of quotes in the feature we just ran on the main site. However, I thought some people might be interested in reading our full Q&A.