Seemingly Impossible GTA V Stunts

The following words appear at the end of an incredible new video filled with four minutes of amazing Grand Theft Auto V bike, car and plane: "No cheats or mods were used to perform the stunts". Wow. » 12/26/13 4:18pm 12/26/13 4:18pm

Need for Speed Rivals: The Kotaku Review

Everyone in this year's Need For Speed—racers and cops both—is an asshole. Neither side is likable. Thank God. It's incredibly freeing to be a total, speed-obsessed jerk, especially when it's accompanied by amazing visuals and intense velocity. Way to welcome us to next-gen, Need For Speed Rivals. » 11/16/13 8:34pm 11/16/13 8:34pm

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 9:07pm 10/18/13 9:07pm

GTA V Narrated By Morgan Freeman Sounds Like A Bedtime Story

The calm, magical voice of Morgan Freeman—impersonated by Jason Stephens—makes us forget that GTA V is full of murder and turns Franklin's vacation in Los Santos into a peaceful tale. » 10/07/13 11:58am 10/07/13 11:58am

$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 1:46pm 8/27/13 1:46pm

Custom Difficulty Gives an Honest Challenge—and Leaves Time to Rally

I move through the stages of difficulty in a sports video game like the stages of grief. Expert, Pro, Hard, Medium and Easy might as well be named Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance. In the past, I've started somewhere between anger and depression before moving on to acceptance. » 7/15/13 12:41pm 7/15/13 12:41pm

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 11:22am 7/02/13 11:22am

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 11:52am 6/26/13 11:52am

For Sale: A $2,500 Video Gaming Chamber That Could Probably Kill You

Craigslist ain't simply your one-stop source for $27 flea-infested futons, or where you celebrate a third DUI by buying a moped. No, you can find some truly bizarre shit, like this rolling deathtrap in which you may play an Xbox 360 with your knees tucked to your chest. » 5/29/13 7:24pm 5/29/13 7:24pm

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 1:23pm 5/02/13 1:23pm

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

Join The Jalopnik-Kotaku Club In Forza Horizon And Get These Six Cars…

Forza Horizon, which released yesterday, introduces a "car club" concept to the game, and it isn't just a leaderboard of your friends. You may share your best rides with anyone else who joins up, and they may take those cars out on the open road of Forza Horizon's Colorado. » 10/25/12 8:45am 10/25/12 8:45am

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

Here's Kotaku's Take On Forza Horizon

The next Forza game is set in an open world. Wait, what? Yes, it's an open world modeled after Colorado. And smack in the middle of the game's setting is a racing festival that you will partake in when Forza Horizon releases October 23 for Xbox 360. » 8/30/12 10:29am 8/30/12 10:29am

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

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