Before you start building your own worlds in Lego’s answer to Minecraft, you’ve got to learn the roles and earn some gold bricks. Let’s take a look at the opening moments of Lego Worlds.
Welcome to Compete, a joint venture between Deadspin and Kotaku dedicated to covering the best, worst, dumbest, most thrilling, most interesting, and, generally, the most stupefying—in the better and worse senses of the word—in esports and competitive gaming. We’re just getting started here, but hope to make this a…
There is a new James Bond mobile game out, called James Bond: World Of Espionage! Haven’t heard of it? Probably because it hasn’t been advertised at all. Probably because it is the most pointless, uninspired, redundant trash heap of coding to ever associate itself to a successful property in the history of the app…
It's easy to miss, but the people of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire whisper about things. Incredible things. Inexplicable things. The sorts of rumors involving legendary Pokémon that sound unbelievable, until you remember you're dealing with a video game, where there is no such thing as a tall tale.
If anyone knows what's going to happen to virtual reality it's Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR and inventor of the Oculus Rift. So I asked him.
Curious how Ouya measures up as a gaming console? Check out the full review from our bleep bloop brethren over at Kotaku. [Kotaku]
In this age of GPS signals, Foursquare check-ins, and iPhone tracking, how did America's most-wanted man, Osama bin Laden, stay hidden for almost a decade? A better question would ask how he was found, for that is the reason the world is rejoicing today.
These are so cute—much cuter than the Halfsies from a few years ago. The addition of augmented reality means each toy—or Suwappu, as they've been called—interacts with its environment differently, depending on which body part is attached.
This will be one of those behemoth marriages where everyone benefits—a little like Brangelina, and we're all the adopted kids. Ebooks, graphic novels and online/console/phone games are expected to come out of the partnership, which will see books spinning out of successful game titles.
Everyone had a friend whose parents bought him everything—including a Game Boy Camera, which could take photos in that lovely pixellated look, and even print them out instantly if they'd sprung for a printer too. Now you can throw two fingers your friend's way, because for $1 you can shoot photos in the exact same…
Final Fantasy III was released in 1990 in Japan for the Famicom, not to be confused with North America's Final Fantasy III, which was actually Final Fantasy VI in Japan. Final Fantasy III introduced many new features to the franchise… [Kotaku]
Anyone that's played the iPhone classic Fight Control knows that the joy in that game comes from the wondrous chaos generated by the twisting flight paths drawn by shaking fingers in order to avoid deadly mid-air collisions. In Paper Train… [Kotaku]
3DS AR Cards is a free app, which gives you digital versions of all the new Nintendo handheld's augmented reality cards. So rather than carrying the things around with you, you can just whip out your phone and use its onboard versions instead.
The original was released for computers back in 1996 and published by Apogee as a top-down perspective racing game with guns. In the original (now available for free) you started out with a $500-or-so VW Beetle and competed in armed… [Kotaku]
It's a pretty arcade shooter, one that makes as good a use of the iPhone's touch screen as it can with a "floating gun" control scheme, which uses virtual joystick to aim and has you shaking the phone to reload… [Kotaku]
Sharpening a divide between the version of the games industry they like and the version in which they don't want to participate, Nintendo has stated that it doesn't want to work with "garage" developers.
The online portfolio of industrial designer Ben Peterson lists all sorts of projects he's worked on or is working. One of those is apparently the next Xbox.
KartRider is a web-game phenomenon, played by more than 200 million players, including a third of South Korea. So how is it on the iPhone? Pretty great.… [Kotaku]
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six series and its squad-based shooter action is finally on the iPhone with Gameloft's Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard, complete with three-player online co-op play. There are terrorists to kill (of course!) and character classes. [Kotaku]