Sixteen years ago, you needed a reasonably powerful computer to run Counter-Strike. Now you can play it on a damn smartwatch, although you’ll need to bring a pretty lose definition of “play” along for the ride.
“Your friends are all dead” isn’t something anyone wants to hear.
The great thing about Nintendo 64 games is that dedicated players are still finding exploits years later. But the true die-hards are discovering glitches that are purely theoretical.
Professional video maker Rickard Rick produces renderings of games in his spare time and this 3,000 car race-cum-epic-pile-up is one of his best. The physics are a bit crazy, as if the Earth had the Moon's gravity, but the results have a dream like quality that makes it fun and hypnotic to watch.
The future of gaming is here. For real. I know that we've heard it so many times that the phrase has become a tired cliché. But now, for the first time, we are seeing it: Games that can be confused with reality using devices that make our brains believe we are immersed in that reality. Just watch this trailer.
Lucasarts. If you were born in the 70s, your memories are probably intimately tied to their classic games. The company was once a dream workplace in which amazingly creative and talented people created some of the best games in history. Sadly, this is how corporate stupidity destroyed it, starting with George Lucas.
Steam is the most popular electronic desktop game distribution method in the planet. So popular that its developers think it will be a great idea to make a Steam Box, a custom gaming and media PC that will connect to your TV and compete with the Xbox One or the PS4.
Kotaku's Evan Narcisse says that "within two minutes of playing Thralled my chest got tight and my head started to throb." The iPad game puts you in the role of a slave mother fleeing with her baby. He says it was so powerful that it made him cry.
"Pum! Pum! Pum! Oh, up your ass, dude! Take this! take this!" That's Mike Tyson winning his first combat since 2001, playing his own Nintendo game for the first time. Look at him—he's just like a little kid with a new toy. So cute.
Call of Duty—a warfare simulator that is one most popular and important games in history—is adding female soldiers to the game. The developers gave plenty of excuses in the past, but now they are finally caving in, adding a feature to customize your player, including the player's sex.
Theoretically, the next Playstation will be 50% faster than the next Xbox. But according to this simulated graphics comparison test, you shouldn't care. At the end of the day, games will pretty much feel the same, says Sam Gibbs at Gizmodo: "whichever next-gen console you buy at launch you’ll probably be fine."
Women get discriminated by the male-dominated game industry. That's well known already, but this article by Kinja user Ubertrout has an exhaustive list of all the misogynistic arguments used against them. And they are right for the most part.
This the Ouya, the $99 tiny console that promised to be a good alternative to the all-mighty trifecta of gaming—Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. It's now available, so does it live to the promise? Kotaku has the answer.
Good news for consumers: in a 180-degree turn, Microsoft's next generation console—the Xbox One—will not have any of its extremely limiting restrictions that had all gamers in the world up in arms. Now people will be able to share games freely and use them without a permanent connection to the Internet.
Well, it's finally time to have this discussion. What should you buy, the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One. It helps that we've finally got some facts to work with in the new console war, instead of just chasing rumors and misinformation. So here's the definitive look at how the two new consoles stack up against each…
It's been eight years and nine days since Microsoft showed the world the Xbox 360 on May 12th, 2005. Today, we see what's next. The Xbox One.