Gran Turismo 6 vs A PC Racing Game

Normally when we show a comparison video like this, it's comparing the same game across platforms. But this one's different. It's two games across two platforms, which may sound pointless, but remember, these are driving games we're talking about. We can get away with it. » 12/09/13 12:00am 12/09/13 12:00am

GTA V's Sex And Violence Toned Down In Japan

Two weeks back, I picked up a Japanese copy of Grand Theft Auto V and began leisurely working my way through the game. After a few hours of playing it, I started to notice that some things were curiously missing in the sex and violence department. » 10/28/13 10:20am 10/28/13 10:20am

Need for Speed Rivals Looks Amazing Whether You Play It on PC or PS4

For one moment, the gap between playing a game on PC and on console seemed razor-thin. I played Need for Speed Rivals on both PC and PS4 and the two versions of EA’s upcoming racing game were virtually indistinguishable. What I saw was impressive no matter what machine it was running on. » 10/18/13 1:15pm 10/18/13 1:15pm

Gran Turismo Creator Crashed His First Car At 24, Now Dreams of Peace

The man who makes the most popular racing game series of the past 15 years fell in love with cars at age three. At 24, he crashed the first car he ever had. He was driving perhaps a bit too fast that day. These days, he's wrapping up development of December's Gran Turismo 6 and proposing an interesting idea: that… » 9/20/13 10:00am 9/20/13 10:00am

$150 Version of GTA V Lets You Play Online as Niko Bellic's Son

The surprisingly-grand Grand Theft Auto Online, which launches on October 1, will let you pick your parents as you sculpt the character you play. Would you like to be playing as the son of GTA IV's protagonist? You can. » 8/27/13 10:00am 8/27/13 10:00am

The Greatest Athlete in Video Game History Returns Next Week

When he visited our television sets a generation ago he came to us in two different forms, one of them human. In his time he was unmistakably the best athlete of both realms, and his latter manifestation—the indestructible, immortal, and still unstoppable Video Game Bo Jackson—returns to the field next week. » 7/02/13 11:00am 7/02/13 11:00am

The New Mad Max Game Will Be Vast, Violent and Not Sound Australian

I detected nary an Australian accent from the characters in the new Mad Max game that made its surprise debut at E3 earlier this week. There will be no Australian voices, one of the game's creators told me. OK. At least Max's steering wheel's on the right. What else have they got here? » 6/26/13 10:40am 6/26/13 10:40am

Three Casual Gran Turismo 6 Questions, Answered Casually

You may love Gran Turismo. I don't play them. Just not my thing. But when I see Gran Turismo 6 running in the corner of a Sony PlayStation event in Santa Monica, I ask the only GT-related questions I can think of. » 5/17/13 7:00pm 5/17/13 7:00pm

I've Seen Grand Theft Auto V. This One's Radically Different.

The things that stick out to me about Grand Theft Auto V are not the major things I was supposed to focus on when I saw the game in action at Rockstar HQ this week. But I'll tell you those smaller things first, anyway. » 5/02/13 12:00pm 5/02/13 12:00pm

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed: The Kotaku Review

In a year in which I reviewed demanding motorsports simulations like F1 2012, and NASCAR The Game: Inside Line, with Forza Horizon thrown in for good measure, I can guarantee the toughest racing game I'll play is Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed. » 11/22/12 11:30am 11/22/12 11:30am

This Is Awkward: David Petraeus Is In the Next Call of Duty As…

A sex scandal may have prompted David Petraeus to resign from running the CIA last Friday, but the new Call of Duty predicts that he's got a really bright future. The new first-person shooter features the former general as the Secretary of Defense in the year 2025, serving loyally to a female President who looks a… » 11/13/12 10:20am 11/13/12 10:20am

F1 2012: The Kotaku Review

This past week, I haven't felt as helpless or as vexed behind the wheel since I was 15 years old and trying to divine the magical balance between clutch and gas pedal that actually sent my mother's BMW 325e forward along our farm's gravel road. Each time the vehicle shuddered and stalled out, I was left to… » 9/19/12 5:15pm 9/19/12 5:15pm

Need for Speed: Most Wanted Sends The Corvette ZR1 Down Some Mean…

Early signs seem to indicate that the next Need for Speed game will essentially be a spiritual continuation of the Burnout franchise, especially since it's being made by the Criterion dev studio that created those games. The hard-driving action in this new trailer—featuring a Corvette ZR1, Koenigsegg Agera R and… » 8/02/12 2:15pm 8/02/12 2:15pm

Machine-Gun This Truck Until It Explodes From The Comfort Of Your…

Out in the middle of the desert, a remote-controlled M249 Squad Automatic Weapon will unload its magazine into Sweet Tooth's iconic ice cream truck from Twisted Metal, releasing on Tuesday for the PlayStation 3. The trigger will be thousands of spacebars from across the Internet, and the finger on one of them can be… » 2/13/12 12:15pm 2/13/12 12:15pm

Which looks better: Gran Turismo 5 or Forza 4?

Forza Motorsport 4 was released this month. It's a great game—a great-looking game, too. Gran Turismo 5, released last year, is also a great-looking game. But which one looks better? » 10/24/11 8:30am 10/24/11 8:30am

Daytona USA rolls out of our childhood memories onto Xbox Live,…

Sega's classic arcade racer Daytona USA is just coming to consoles with a high-def visual overhaul, steering wheel support and online multiplayer. And it's coming in just two weeks! For ten bucks!! Rolling staaaaaarrrrt!!! » 10/13/11 10:30am 10/13/11 10:30am