What kid hasn't imagined finding a secret door that leads to an adventure-filled multiverse? In Vault Comics' Maxwell's Demons, the titular hero is smart enough to actually build the tools to really go on those adventures. But the cosmos is a big place, filled with joy and horror in equal measure — as poor Max finds out.
Timed with the release of the game, Capcom has announced their first high-profile tournament series for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Unlike the currently Street Fighter-exclusive Capcom Cup, however, Battle for the Stones introduces some quirks to the traditional competitive environment in the hopes of making real-world decisions as crazy as what players can pull off in-game.
Even by comic book standards, Ben Reilly has lived one of the most complicated and difficult lives that any fictional clone ever has. Introduced as a mentally unstable Spider-Man clone The Amazing Spider-Man #149, Ben truly believed himself to be the true Peter Parker before being forced to confront the truth.
Charlie Brooker's body of work is defined by its pessimism. From the pointed critique of lazy hipster irony in Nathan Barley to the gory satire of reality shows depicted in Dead Set, his work pinpoints the worst of humanity. Black Mirror continues that bleak trend, sometimes to the point of parody. Earlier this week, Brooker won his first Emmy. It was for the only episode of Black Mirror with a happy ending, "San Junipero".
I've been playing through L.A. Noire for the last month and a half on Kotaku's Twitch channel. This weekend we finished the game. The conclusion is bittersweet but there was no other way for a tale of crime and corruption to end. Controversial in its day, L.A Noire's ending is perfect when viewed in retrospect.
Earlier today we featured a list of the best video game trailers. They're very good indeed, but there's an absolute corker that we didn't include.
Creating a gaming hit like League of Legends or Call of Duty is no small feat, but every aspiring developer has to start somewhere. While going back to school is certainly an option, you can acquire the skills necessary to build functional, multiplayer games without having to sink years—and thousands of dollars—into a degree thanks to the Building Multiplayer Games with Unity Bundle.