The timer ticks down toward zero. We tear across the Boneyard, one of Halo: Reach’s best multiplayer maps, my good friend Rus driving with me sitting shotgun. I’m clutching the blue flag in hands that would be sweating if they were real. We shed our red teammates like skin; they race past us going the other direction…
My weekend shift is over, Kotaku, so I'll leave you with this video of Tokyo artist and producer Nobumichi Asai's impressive and slightly disturbing "face hacking" that I saw on Geekologie.
Is it possible that the big bosses featured in every Super Smash Bros. game—Master Hand, Crazy Hand, Tabuu, and Master Core—really represent different aspects of series creator Masahiro Sakurai?
The latest from the video game trivia masters at Did You Know Gaming? tackles Sega's ill-fated but fondly remembered Dreamcast—from inception to downfall.
Artist Nick Bertke, AKA Pogo, made this video compositing elements from Half-Life 2 into footage of his real-life neighborhood and what looks like his home. And it looks astounding.
Microsoft has updated its rules regarding videos that include footage from its games to allow creators to make money from ads—as long as they don't use the game's title in their video titles or include anything the company considers "objectionable" (does that mean no Spartan poop stance clips?). [via Windows Central]
I hadn't heard of The Next Penelope before the game's marketer, Indie Fund scout John Polson, reached out to tell me about it, but I'm sold on the premise and look of this game.
Minecraft is a lot of different things to a lot of different people; a place to build a word processor, recreate Westeros or trap incredible monsters. For many players it's simply about survival, which means making sure you have shelter at night, forging armor and weapons with which you can fend off attackers, and…
Dontnod Entertainment and Square Enix's Life Is Strange looks really interesting, but it was almost a very different game, according to a developer diary video posted this week.
A popular fan theory on the identity of one of George R.R. Martin's most mysterious A Song of Ice and Fire characters may have just been debunked—and by a simple trip to the library. Spoilers for the series, including possibly for unpublished material here!
Is anyone else totally into Outlander? It's a bit sappy, but it also has time travel, and historical accuracy, and beautiful women and men, and great writing and cinematography and music (by Battlestar Galactica composer Bear McCreary!). Watch the new trailer here.
I've been spending a lot of time with the new Super Smash Bros. games on Wii U and 3DS lately, but actually playing doesn't get me nearly as hyped as this compilation of pros succeeding against the odds.
The first half of The Walking Dead's fifth season introduced some fascinating new villains, killed a whole bunch of characters and in general got darker than ever. Now the show is poised to return on Feb. 8, and the latest trailer reveals the group will be focused on "surviving together."
As much as I love it, Destiny is riddled with flaws, many of which Bungie doesn't seem all that interested in addressing. Most of them—like how you still lose ammo when you die—are things players can't do anything about. But the game's lack of matchmaking for its most challenging missions—one of its most glaring…
Nintendo is pulling out of Brazil. The company announced yesterday that it will no longer distribute products there due to the country's high tariffs on electronics, despite its "many passionate fans" that live there.
Players have discovered plenty of interesting issues in the ongoing Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta, but this is probably the funniest.
Some hours into Dragon Age: Inquisition, long after I'd made it out of the Hinterlands, I realized something that really surprised me. My character had taken on a life of his own, and it turns out he's gay.
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars was the first role-playing game I ever played, and it took me years to beat it when I was a kid. Then this guy did it in under three hours.
One of the most impressive things I've seen yet during Awesome Games Done Quick 2015, the speedrunning marathon for charity, is disabled gamer "halfcoordinated" demolishing Platinum Games' Vanquish with only one hand.