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Here's More, Unsurprisingly Gory, Mortal Kombat X Gameplay (NSFW)

From what we’ve seen so far, Mortal Kombat X is shaping up to be the best, if not the most violent, instalment in the 22-year old beat-em-up series. Another gameplay clip has popped up online and while it’s a bit too much for my tastes, I certainly won’t stand in the way of anyone keen to literally dispense some brain-snapping bargains on their virtual foes. NSFW purely for crazy amounts of blood, gore and blood-gore.


State Of Decay Coming To Xbox One Next Year

State of Decay, Microsoft’s entrant into the ever-growing field of open-world zombie games, is coming to the Xbox One next year, the company just announced. The game is already available for the Xbox 360 and PC. But the Xbox Wire post assures zombie-curious gamers that the new version is the definitive edition of the game.


New Saints Row Expansion And New-Gen Port Coming In January

As part of its big PAX panel Volition just announced a new Saints Row. It’s called Saints Row: Gat out of Hell, and it will be out on January 27.


Titanfall Introducing New Game Mode With No Titans

Titanfall‘s latest update will add a new mode that gives players the option of fighting without those pesky giant robots getting in the way.


Destiny Really Needs Beards

Destiny is big on its customisation, but there’s one thing missing – beards. This came to the fore when I asked Jonty Barnes, director of production at Bungie, what the team had learned after Destiny’s beta.


Assassin's Creed Unity Delayed To November

Remember how October was the month of All The Video Games? This is no longer true. Assassin’s Creed Unity will now be out on November 11, Ubisoft said today. That’s a two-week bump for the upcoming action game.


Minecraft-Doctor Who Partnership Results In Awful Pun

Doctor Who is set to become ‘Blocktor Who’ when characters from the series arrive on the Xbox 360 edition of Minecraft in September.” Ugh.


Stand-Alone Xbox One Kinect Coming In October

In June, Microsoft started selling the Xbox One without Kinect. In October, you’ll be able to buy the Kinect on its own — but it will cost $US150 in the US. We’re waiting on Australian pricing and availability. Update: Australians will pay $169.95.


How I Broke My Addiction To Achievements

The first piece I ever wrote for Kotaku chronicled my fun-sucking addiction to achievements. 15 months later, I’m back to tell you how I overcame that addiction.


Microsoft DeLorean Kills Streaming Game Lag By Predicting Your Next Move

Streaming video games could be so clutch, if it wasn’t for maddening lag time. Microsoft researchers have a solution in DeLorean, a “speculative execution system” that predicts what you’ll do next and shows you the most likely result — before you’ve even mashed a single button.