We're Losing Mortal Kombat X's Faction War To The Ice Ninja

“Join the White Lotus” they said. “Align yourself with the godlike defenders of Earthrealm.” So I did, and everybody else decided to be an ice ninja instead. Mortal Kombat X‘s Faction War feature makes me sad.


LEGO Batman V. Superman Teaser Is Just As Gritty As The Real Thing

Video: I don’t know how I feel about the tone of the recently released Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice teaser and the LEGO version isn’t helping.


Lest We Forget Rogue Warrior's Funky Mickey Rourke Credits Sequence

The last time someone mentioned this tiny slice of Bethesda Softworks MASTERPIECE on Kotaku it was 2009. That can’t be right? That can’t be right! Let’s get your Saturday ON TRACK, my lovelies.


Life Is Strange Is Really Patronising

I really like the idea of Dontnod’s episodic game choice drama-em-up Life Is Strange, but really it just ended up making me wish it would shut up and let me experience it instead.


How A Small Studio's Chance At The Big Time Died At Microsoft's Doorstep

One week in early February, three top employees from the independent game studio Darkside Games flew to Redmond, Washington for a secret meeting with Microsoft.


Hardcore Xbox Rig Is Almost Too Hardcore

Steel Battalion, for those who have never seen its wonder, was an old Xbox game from Capcom that’s famous for the absurdly large and expensive controller it shipped with. Something reader Dave obviously felt wasn’t absurdly large enough.


The Cruelest Halo Betrayal 

Everyone has probably killed a friend in combat while playing Halo — betrayals happen. But I doubt whatever stab in the back you’ve experienced unfolded as ridiculously as this one did.


Black Ops 3 Teaser Is Surprisingly Cool

You might not be playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 anymore, but plenty of people still are, and they have noticed something really weird. Poster art has been subtly changed, and it appears to be linked to a reveal for the next Call of Duty.


Dark Souls 2 Is Out Today On PS4 and Xbox One

Briefly: Dark Souls 2 is out today on PS4 and Xbox One. It’s the Scholar of the First Sin edition, which also came out for PC last week. The new version features spruced-up visuals and includes all of the base game’s excellent DLC chapters.


This Might Be The Last Time I Rave About Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive, arguably the best exclusive game on the Xbox One, has now ended the way it began: with a mix of not-quite-there meta-humour and a lot of very fun gameplay. Overall, I loved this game and am grateful that its last DLC gave me a gun that drops satellites on my enemies.