|Lightning Returns Isn't Revolutionary, But It Is A Lot Of Fun
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 10:45:00 +1100 - Few sequels are as different as Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is from the other titles in the FFXIII series. It has a new world and a battle system so highly modified as to be nearly unrecognisable. But when it comes down to it, these changes are all for the good as they make for a game that is simply fun to play.
|Kotaku Awards 2013: Vote For Your Favourite Online Experience Of 2013
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 10:30:10 +1100 - We’ve heard your nominations, now it’s time to vote for your favourite online gaming experience of 2013. More »|
|Don't Fall For This Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Prank
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 10:00:54 +1100 - A spurious image has been making the rounds and implying that you can use the Xbox One’s developer tool menus to make the Xbox One play Xbox 360 games. Problem is, the image is dead wrong and you could brick your Xbox One. Don’t do that.
|Nintendo Question Is Way Too Hard For Game Show Contestant
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 09:30:00 +1100 - Let’s be fair here: this woman is answering a question on a generalist quiz show. I bet there are plenty of you lot, even after reading stuff like this, who wouldn’t have been 100% in answering this question.
|Teenager Pays $735 For A Picture Of An Xbox One
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 09:00:00 +1100 - English teenager Peter Clatworthy made some very bad decisions during an Xbox One auction on eBay, paying £450 ($735) and not even getting a console. He got a picture of a console.
|Talk Amongst Yourselves
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 08:30:05 +1100 - This is where Kotaku readers go to talk about the stuff we’re not already posting about. Think of it as the official unofficial Kotaku community forum. More »|
|See PlayStation And Xbox Controllers Evolve Before Your Eyes
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 08:00:00 +1100 - A new generation means new controllers — but the road to the current PlayStation 4 and Xbox One controllers was full of tweaks.
|Today's Battlefield 4 Update Gives All Players Once-Exclusive Gear
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 07:30:00 +1100 - The developers of Battlefield 4 have acknowledged that their FPS is facing significant issues. And now, as part of a previously announced player appreciation program, DICE is rolling out a piece of in-game kit that only developers had access too.
|Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign Now Available On Steam
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 07:00:12 +1100 - Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign is now available as a free download on Steam, and it looks so much better on PC. Meanwhile, the mobile version has just been updated with Episode 2 content. Which to play? All of them, of course. Just watch out for those $US100 PC currency bundles.
|Heroes Of Dragon Age Is Out. Hooray?
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 06:00:00 +1100 - The “hooray” all depends. How much do you love Dragon Age? How do you feel about mobile collectible card games? Do free-to-play games make you queasy? So many variables.
|Toys In 1984 Kinda Sucked
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 05:00:00 +1100 - We take a lot of what we have today for granted: fancy toys, giant TVs, new consoles. So often we forget just how much holiday gifts used to suck.
|Come For The Killer Tetris Tune, Stay For The Hypnotic Tetris Gameplay
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 04:00:00 +1100 - As much as I liked the latest from Smooth McGroove, I was oddly transfixed by the gameplay video that goes along with it. Tetris, man. More »|
|Dredd's Bloody Shootout Re-Enacted By Puppets
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 02:00:00 +1100 - Sometimes the headline tells the whole story. This is one of those times.
|Super Time Force Delayed
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 01:00:17 +1100 - Capy — the indie studio behind Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery — will release their next game, Super Time Force, on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The bad news: they’re delaying it to next year.
|'The Graphics Are Definitely Like 10% Better Than The Old Xbox'
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:30:31 +1100 - Warning: this post has spoilers for last night’s South Park. So it turned out South Park‘s entire Black Friday trilogy — three episodes of Game of Thrones-style warfare waged over the Xbox One and PS4 — was just one big set up for South Park: The Stick of Truth.
|A History Of Movie Archers, From Robin Hood To Katniss Everdeen
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:00:00 +1100 - In video games, it’s been the year of the bow for almost two years now. But games aren’t having all the fun – movies have been right in the thick of it.
|British Game Store Now Sells Dinner In A Can
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:30:00 +1100 - Hey there, video game fan. Do you like eating Christmas dinner but hate dealing with inconveniences like “shopping” and “cooking” and “pretending you haven’t hit rock bottom”? Try the Christmas Tinner, announced by British retailer GAME today, and you can come yet another step closer to not being human.
|Watch Us Explore The Galaxy In Starbound
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:00:00 +1100 - Is Terraria too terrestrial for you? Does FTL not have enough tedious mining? Do you play Minecraft and just wish you could be a robot instead of Steve? Well Starbound can solve all your problems.
|Spencer Yip Teams Up To Create Nomnoms: Math Universe
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:30:00 +1100 - Spencer Yip of Siliconera teamed up with a Sesame Street writer and a Simpsons animator to create a nice educational iOS game of their own: Nomnoms: Math Universe. As you might guess by the name, it has to do with adorable creatures, space and maths. Yes, maths. Check out the trailer here.
|Mass Effect's Sassiest AI Looks Great When She's Made Out Of Paper
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:00:00 +1100 - A disembodied artificial intelligence who eventually got poured into a metal body so she could kick arse and kiss Joker, EDI was one of the best parts of the Mass Effect trilogy. She’s supposed to be made of futuristic space alloys but damn if she doesn’t look good made out of old-fashioned Terran pulp paper.