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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.


Handheld Gaming Continues To Rule In Japan

So last week, the New Nintendo 3DS was released in Japan as was Monster Hunter 4G. Both highlight the obvious: Handheld gaming is still very big in the country.


South Park Pinball Seems Like Just The Right Amount Of South Park

Zen Studios upgrades its various pinball platforms this week with a tables based on the animated Christmas card that refused to die: South Park: Super-Sweet Pinball and Butters’ Very Own Pinball Game. Awww, Butters.


Get To Know Digimon All-Star Rumble's Greatest Warriors

Oh Gatomon, you don’t need to be a Pokemon to win my heart. You’ve got your own game coming November 11 to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and in the latest trailer for Digimon All-Star Rumble, you’re the star.


Watch Dogs: Bad Blood: The Kotaku Review

I was very, very close to advising you not to bother with Watch Dogs‘ big downloadable episode Bad Blood. I was in a weird predicament, because, up until a couple of weeks ago, I’d barely played any of Watch Dogs, even though it came out back in May.


A Video Game Trying Its Hardest To Be The Most Otaku Thing Ever

Two hours. At most, three. That’s all the time you’ll need to blaze through a trippy video game hallucination that zips players through everything from old-school NES games through Akira and Sailor Moon. It’s probably the most otaku thing you’ll do all year.


Skylanders: Trap Team: The Kotaku Review

It’s that time of year again. Time to set aside last year’s toys in favour of a shiny new batch of Skylanders: Trap Team figures. Seriously, set the older toys aside – you won’t be needing them for a while.


Good News And Bad News, Skullgirls Fans

Briefly: The 2D fighting game’s third DLC character, the Egyptian-inspired sorta-blood-mage Eliza, is out now on PC and PS3, free for the next three months. The game’s Vita and PS4 versions, however, have been postponed to early 2015. Look above for a taste of Eliza’s fighting style.


How The Dead Space Saga Lost Its Way

The Dead Space series was riding high after the release of Dead Space 2 in 2011, having become one of the most highly-rated horror series of all time. Even today, people still praise Dead Space 2 as an incredible horror game. Unfortunately, Dead Space 3 was poorly received. What happened? How did Dead Space go from hero to zero?


We Need More Taco-Themed Multiplayer Modes In Our Shooters

Over the years I’ve defended countless flags from the enemy, but I can’t recall defending a single grilled taco. This gross oversight is fixed tomorrow, when the free “Legends of the Lawn” update launches for Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.