New Jersey Game Store Swatting Takes An Uglier Turn

Gamers attending a monthly social gathering at Digital Press Video Games in Clifton, New Jersey Saturday evening had no idea the sudden massive police presence outside the store was pointed their way, until a caller posing as a fire department representative started giving them questionable instructions. » 3/29/15 1:37pm Yesterday 1:37pm

Here's Portal Running On The 3DS. Pity Valve Didn't Make It.

Hey, remember Portal on the DS? Well, Portal (or at least a demo of it) is now also on the 3DS. It's not an official Valve product, of course—as if Valve would ever make another video game!—but it still does the job. » 3/26/15 7:00pm Thursday 7:00pm

The Joystick Is Back. Long Live The Joystick.

It's a word that's synonymous with video games, but let's be real: outside of some niche genres the joystick has been dead and buried as a viable control method for well over a decade now. » 3/24/15 7:30pm Tuesday 7:30pm

iZombie's Video Game Cameo Is Almost Perfect

Don't looks so sad, zombie girl. You may be undead, but at least your production staff have a pretty good grasp on proper video game product placement. » 3/21/15 12:00pm 3/21/15 12:00pm

Nintendo's Next System Is Code-Named The NX

At a press conference announcing their big mobile gaming deal, Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has also spoken briefly (and surprisingly) about Nintendo's next piece of dedicated hardware. » 3/17/15 6:00am 3/17/15 6:00am

A Smarter Approach To PC Gaming Piracy

There are two ways you can tackle piracy: the way that doesn't work (threats, control and lockdowns) and the way that does (offering a superior service to piracy). » 3/15/15 8:00pm 3/15/15 8:00pm

Holy Shit I Just Played Final Fantasy XV

I just spent two hours playing Final Fantasy XV, which I can confirm is a real video game that actually exists. The good news: it's brilliant in a lot of ways, and from what I've played so far, it really does feel like a Final Fantasy game. The bad news? Well, it's got some serious technical issues, and I'm worried… » 3/09/15 10:00am 3/09/15 10:00am

There's a new Guitar Hero game coming this year, say our friends at Kotaku UK. Rumor (or, in this case, rumour) suggests it'll be more "realistic" than previous games in the series, with new guitar peripherals and a scheduled release for PS4 and Xbox One by the end of 2015. » 2/24/15 8:31am 2/24/15 8:31am

12 Successful Kickstarters That Never Delivered

All is not right in the world of crowdfunding. For every massive critical success like Shovel Knight or Divinity: Original Sin, there are numerous games or game-related projects that disappoint, under-deliver, or, as has become scarily common, take people's money and never make what they promised in the first place. » 2/20/15 1:12pm 2/20/15 1:12pm

YouTube Leak Derails Launch Of Big PS4 Exclusive

On February 14, a YouTube account called PlayMeThrough uploaded a series of videos titled "The Order: 1886 Gameplay Walkthrough." The title was rather literal—the videos, which were separated into 16 parts, walked viewers through the entirety of The Order: 1886, from prologue to final boss. » 2/17/15 5:05pm 2/17/15 5:05pm

Meet A Teenager Who Says He's A Swatter

A Runescape player was recently swatted while 60,000 people watched. When he tried to record a video about it, he broke down crying. A 19-year-old in Las Vegas was arrested for coordinating a swatting in Illinois. What motivates someone to take this dangerous step? I tracked down a self-professed swatter to find out. » 2/17/15 12:00pm 2/17/15 12:00pm

Kinect Is Teaching Cops Some Sweet Beatdown Moves

So Microsoft's Kinect was a video gaming bust. Whatever. It's still got its uses. Like...helping police work on their "use of force options" against suspects. You know, whether to shout or shoot at a guy. » 2/15/15 8:00pm 2/15/15 8:00pm

Most Survival Games Have Problems That S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Solved Long Ago


Bulletstorm and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter lead Adrian Chmielarz recently confessed that he liked the idea of survival games more than any survival games he actually played. I feel similarly, but his remark got me thinking about why that might be. » 2/03/15 11:15am 2/03/15 11:15am

Geforce GTX 960 Review: Sweet Spot' GPU or Not?

Introduced last September, Nvidia's Maxwell-based GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980 delivered twice the performance per watt of their Kepler equivalents on top of bringing support for Microsoft's upcoming DirectX 12 API as well as other new features such as Nvidia Voxel Global Illumination (VXGI), Multi-Frame sampled AA… » 1/25/15 11:00am 1/25/15 11:00am

Popular YouTuber Denounces Steam, Plans To Curate Own Store

Despite practically being PC gaming, Steam is by no means perfect—as we've discussed on numerous occasions. But is the whole enterprise busted, not so much a sinking ship as it is a ship that's sinking a lot of great games? Popular YouTuber NerdCubed thinks so, and that's why he's abandoning Steam altogether. » 1/23/15 5:30pm 1/23/15 5:30pm

Steam Now Lets You Compare Download Speeds with the Rest of the World

Annoyed with your crappy internet provider, bad connection and slow download speeds? Well, as Steam's stats show, you are not alone. » 1/21/15 6:30am 1/21/15 6:30am

Nintendo's AC Adapter Policy Isn't Fair

The New Nintendo 3DS XL does not come with an AC adapter. If you don't have one, you must buy one. Nintendo says there's a good reason for that. Whatever that reason is, it's not fair. » 1/15/15 7:30am 1/15/15 7:30am

Looks Like The New 3DS Is Coming Out Next Month

Rumor suggests Nintendo's New 3DS—a poorly-titled yet excellent hardware revision of the Old 3DS—will be officially announced for North America tomorrow, and that it'll come out on February 13. » 1/13/15 2:40pm 1/13/15 2:40pm