|Let's Take A Trip Back To 2006
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +1000 - Do you remember 2006? The president of the United States was George W. Bush, a website called Twitter was about to launch for the first time, and in the video game world, everyone was excited for a revolutionary project called Spore.
|Timeless Life Advice, Brought To You By Mario Kart
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:30:00 +1000 - Video games rot the brain? Pffft, hardly. I’d like to think some of my most valuable life lessons have come from games, lessons like “be cool to people” and “that jerk took the piece of loot I wanted, never mind.” How about Mario Kart 8 though? What can we learn from that? Let’s find out with the help of this handy (and hilarious) video.
|Report: Google Is Buying Twitch For $US1 Billion
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:25:01 +1000 - We’ve heard rumours that Google was in the market to buy Twitch — the game-streaming behemoth that’s up there with YouTube — for a cool billion dollars, and now VentureBeat is reporting the deal’s gone through.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:15:15 +1000 - Well people, I’m officially claiming victory. No-one guessed Remember This and I pretty much dragged it out for an entire week. I’m pretty impressed with myself, but now it’s time to relay the final answer. More »|
|Timelapses Make MMO Boss Fights Peaceful
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +1000 - Using roughly 20,000 Guild Wars 2 screenshots, YouTuber Quecc made a stunning timelapse video of various zones from the game, including chaotic world boss fights that just look peaceful when watching them from a distance.
|Where To Find The Destiny Beta's Five Golden Chests
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:30:00 +1000 - Part of Destiny‘s gameplay formula is finding and grabbing loot amidst all the sci-fi gunplay. But some of the loot chests in the beta are shinier and cooler than the others, bestowing special rewards to players that find them all. Here’s where the good stuff is.
|What Are You Playing This Weekend?
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:15:29 +1000 - What are you playing? I’m playing World of Warcraft. I am having ‘fun’.
Nah, in all seriousness, I am enjoying my time with WoW, but I would also like to make the most of the Destiny beta everyone seems to be talking about. Taking on two MMOs at once? Am I crazy? More »|
|Ask Dr Nerdlove: She Broke My Heart And Won't Move Out
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +1000 - This week we have a couple of interesting questions. One reader wants to know how to handle a tricky (and painful) living situation while another wants to know the best way to get busy. But as with many dating questions, the answers aren’t always cut and dried.
|Here's What World Of Warcraft's New Tauren Will Look Like
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:30:00 +1000 - Blizzard’s ongoing overhaul of World of Warcraft’s character models has wound its way towards the majestic bovine class known as the Tauren.
|The Cast Of Alien Talk Alien Isolation
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:15:36 +1000 - Alien is and will always remain one of the greatest examples of tension and drama in the sci-fi/horror genre and, in many ways, pushes beyond those parameters. I’ve always wanted to play a video game that mirrored that tension and it’s looking more and more like Alien Isolation could be that game. In this latest video, SEGA managed to round up the original cast of the movie, and got them chin wagging about the new game. It’s very, very cool indeed. More »|
|Mario Kart 8 Vs Sonic Racing: The Comparison We Had To Make
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +1000 - When it comes to kart racing, it often seems like Mario Kart is the only game in town. I’m here to tell you that it’s not. In fact, there’s another, arguably better game that came out for Nintendo’s Wii U console two years before Mario Kart 8was even a thing people were playing.
|My Favourite Flash Game Of All Time Just Got A Kickstarter
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:45:17 +1000 - A quick trip down memory lane: when I started at Kotaku Australia in 2011 we used to have a regular post called LunchTimeWaster — a daily link to a flash game for you all to play. My favourite game from that era was undoubtedly K.O.L.M. — a brilliantly balanced Metroid style platformer with gorgeous music. Now it’s coming back in a very big way. More »|
|Our First Look At The Halo Live-Action Series
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:30:30 +1000 - Video: Microsoft just showed off this teaser for the Ridley Scott-produced Halo live-action series, which will start airing this November on Xbox platforms. There’s no word on whether Halo: Nightfall will be televised too, but we did just learn that series protagonist Agent Locke will be a playable character in Halo 5: Guardians, which will be out on Xbox One next year.
|The Destiny Beta Is Now Open To Everyone
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:05:57 +1000 - No codes needed. All you need is a console equipped with either Xbox LIVE or PlayStation+. This is your chance to play. More »|
|Everything Wrong With The Original Turtles Movie In 12 Minutes
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +1000 - As the Michael Bay-produced TMNT reboot is on the horizon, Cinema Sins thought it’s time to wipe the dust off the 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie and collect everything that’s wrong with it in their latest video.
|While You Were Sleeping
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:45:36 +1000 - Dark Souls Director Wants To Make A Warm, Fuzzy Game
And I would like to play that game.
Huge Minecraft Desert City Was Built By One Player Over 20 Months
Nothing surprises me about this game any more.
Back To The Future Action Figure Is A Perfect, Tiny Michael J. Fox
Incredible, incredible detail.
Look What The Creator Of Kingdom Hearts Has Done To Batman
Hey, Batman looks like a Final Fantasy villain.
Sony Agrees To Give Away Games, Money After 2011 PSN Hack
It’s gonna cost them… More »|
|Talk Amongst Yourselves
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:30:32 +1000 - Welcome to Talk Amongst Yourselves, AKA ‘TAY’. Organise meet-ups, talk about games, talk about anything you want! Consider this the unofficial Kotaku Australia forum. Become a TAYbie today and join the best and friendliest community on the internet! More »|
|What Devil's Third Is About And Why It's A Wii U Exclusive
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:00:00 +1000 - Devil’s Third, was announced as a Wii U exclusive at E3 this year. A bit of a surprise considering the game was originally slated for release on the PS3 and Xbox 360. So why the change in platforms? And what’s the game about?
|Dark Souls Director Wants To Make A Warm, Fuzzy Game
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:00:00 +1000 - Earlier this year, From Software of Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, as well as the upcoming Bloodborne fame was purchased by Japanese corporate giant Kadokawa with Dark Souls‘ director, Hidetaka Miyazaki, taking on the reins as president of From Software.
|The Upcoming Sonic Boom Games Get Release Dates
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:00:00 +1000 - Briefly: The upcoming Sonic Boom games land on the 3DS and Wii U on November 11 and 18, respectively. The playable parts of Sega’s new-look re-imagination of their super-fast mascot have different names: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for the Nintendo home console and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for the handheld.