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Gamers Angry After Australian Esports Organiser Misses Deadline To Pay Prizes

The Australian Call of Duty community is enjoying one of its best years ever thanks to the introduction of Activision’s Call of Duty World League and the massive amount of prizes on offer.

But 2016 has also brought new frustrations, with a Queensland-based tournament organisation owing money to players and teams from events running as far back as July.


Tips For Playing XCOM 2

It’s a long, grisly war out there, commanders. These alien occupiers are tough bastards, and you’re gonna lose a lot of good men and women. We’re here to help you keep casualties to a minimum.


How To Get Red Dead Redemption Running On Your Xbox One Right Now

One of the most requested additions to the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility list, Red Dead Redemption is now available for download and play. Folks just need to own the game digitally and find someone already following the game. Don’t worry, I know a guy.


The Time My Friend Crapped Himself Playing Video Games

My best mate crapped himself playing video games.

It happened when we were in Grade 6. He’d been holding back for hours. We were going turn-for-turns playing a game on his Amiga 500, trying to see who could stay alive the longest, and time had gotten away to the point where it was midnight. The competition was nearly as intense as his intestinal urges. We were pushing each other to the limit.

He pushed too hard.


Sunday Comics: Essential Death Lessons

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


Doom's Cover Fits Perfectly With Every Game

Yesterday, alongside the announcement of Doom‘s release date (May 13), Bethesda showed off the cover for it’s next big shooter. It’s… generic.


7 Years Later, Demon's Souls Fans Still Discovering New Secrets

We’re only a few months away from the release of Dark Souls 3, which may or may not be the last Dark Souls game, but everything started with Demon’s Souls. You’d think fans had mined everything there is to find by now, but it’s not true.


Mirror's Edge Catalyst Has A Story Trailer. With A Lot Of Story.

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is one of the most anticipated games of 2016 and with good reason: it looks great.

Here, have a story trailer. It has a lot of story.


Sweat, Stress And Slightly Dodgy Pasta: The Global Game Jam Experience

“Did you hear about the pasta?”

It was one of the first things somebody said to me upon arriving at St Leonards TAFE, where the Sydney portion of this year’s Global Game Jam was being held. You wouldn’t have known that looking at the building from the outside, of course, but then game developers were never known for their extroverted marketing.

It’s all about the games. And precisely what would those developers be able to create within the space of a weekend? And what would they learn about themselves and development in the process? That’s what I travelled to North Sydney to discover.

But when I got there on the Sunday morning, the first thing people wanted to talk about was the pasta.


One Man's Five-Year Quest To Find A Shiny Pokémon

Under normal circumstances, there is only a one in 4096 chance you’ll find a shiny Pokémon out in the wild. Some people have played Pokémon all their lives and have never actually encountered a shiny, one of those fabled Pokémon that comes in a special, rare colour.


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