Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain: The Kotaku Review

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,… »9/04/15 2:50pm9/04/15 2:50pm


Driveclub Is A Beautiful And Addictive Introduction To Motorsports

I grew up in the era of video gaming where "multiplayer" meant inviting a friend over and plugging another controller into the second port. But these new consoles have elevated the concept of multiplayer to a level we could never have imagined in the 1990s, and the PlayStation 4's first exclusive racing game Driveclub »10/07/14 5:05pm10/07/14 5:05pm

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 9:07pm10/18/13 9:07pm

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 11:52am6/26/13 11:52am