Today on Highlight Reel we have bubbles galore, GTA V parking, shield trouble, underwater physics, and much more!
Grand Theft Auto games are all about attention to detail. A million little things come together to form the massive simulations we’ve come to know and love—and it’s fascinating to look at what, specifically, goes into defining a GTA space.
Ben Rose says he was sitting in his apartment last week playing Fallout 4 when he was hit by a runaway Hyundai Sonata and badly injured. Wait, what?
Earlier this year, Martin Bergman was working on a GTA V graphics mod that looked positively unreal. It’s still not out—he’s been keeping busy with Battlefront—but another modder (Josh Romito) has stepped in and done pretty much the same thing. Only his mod is available right now.
This isn’t an actual controller, it’s just a marketing stunt by Ford and Microsoft. But, uh, Ford....I would maybe buy this.
Feeling seasick? Don’t worry, Finn Asdair and the brave men and women of generic country’s Coast Guard are here to help. This bold new $19.99 simulation adventure on Steam is bold, new, $19.99 and on Steam. For more than that, watch me play.
A couple of weeks ago I decided to try and use video games to learn how to operate a manual transmission. After several hours behind a fake steering wheel I’ve determined I need several more hours behind a fake steering wheel.
One of the weird things about Steam’s Early Access is that you play a game, stop playing, move on and forget it ever existed. Then when it actually comes out, you’re like “uh, it’s already out, I played it months/years ago”, and then get a little confused. So it is with BroForce.
“A tough young man like you is going to want a manual, right?” asked the Nissan salesman who sold me my first car 20 years ago. I shook my head timidly and purchased an automatic Sentra at $500 a month for six years. I can’t help thinking I’d have gotten a better deal had I said yes.
By now, everyone’s read reviews of Grand Theft Auto V from people who have played it. So we thought we’d bring you some reviews from people who haven’t.
Then get clicking on that box. Loudly, if you’re at work. And be sure to keep going past 100 coins.
On September 13, 1985, Nintendo released Super Mario Bros. for the Family Computer (Famicom) in Japan. My first encounter with the heroic plumber came a year later at a local bar.
“You’re the video game writer person,” said one of my friends last night. “What do you think of Metal Gear Solid V?” I looked down at my Shadow Moses shirt, slightly embarrassed. “I haven’t played it much,” I confessed. “I’ve been spending most of my time with Mad Max.”
A gamer who has to play his video games with one hand. Another who can win a fighting game with her eyes closed. And one more who can clear lines of Tetris using invisible pieces. Welcome to the first episode of Kotaku Compete: Uncanny Players.
I fell in love with Forza Motorsport 6 the first time I hit a dynamic puddle at high speed and my BMW went apeshit.
There’s a cutscene, late in Metal Gear Solid V, that’s ostensibly serious but contains a musical interlude so awkward it sent me into giggle fits. A dozen missions later, there’s a harrowing sequence that ranks among the best video game scenes I’ve ever played. If you don’t know how to reconcile those two things,…
A little more than 10 years ago, not long after I quit my job to become a freelance writer, a colleague warned me that sometimes the work could be grueling and unrewarding. “I want to talk to you when you’re writing a story only for money,” he said. It took a decade, but I finally found that assignment: reviewing Mad…
When Hoosker Don’t crashed his bike playing GTA V, he probably figured—as the opening seconds of this video suggest—that he’d just get up and get another vehicle. No big deal. Oh, how wrong he was.
There’s an old commercial for Westwood College that’s become something of a running joke in the video game world. Two young men sit at a couch, hammering away at PlayStation controllers. A woman walks in. “Hey guys, finish testing that game yet?” she asks. “I’ve got another one I need designed.”