• Destiny Gun Names, Ranked

    Published at Kotaku - 13 readers

    Legendary and exotic guns in Destiny all have names. Some of those names are pretty good. 74. Viper P3 73. Crusader I 72. Hawkmoon 71. Prestige IV 70. Judgment VI 69. Vanquisher VIII 68. Cryptic Dragon 67. Praedyth's Revenge 66. Red Death 65. Deviant Gravity-A 64. Vex Mythoclast 63. Radagast's Fury 62. Silmar's Wrath 61. Hex Caster ARC 60. Unwilling Soul-09 59. 77 Wizard 58. Efrideet's Spear 57.

  • How The New Nintendo 3DS's C-Stick Works in Super Smash Bros.

    Published at Kotaku - 7 readers

    Oh, and Monster Hunter. Let's not forget that. Very important! Perhaps the most noticeable addition the New Nintendo 3DS brings to the table is a second thumb controller: the C-Stick. Two of the first games to take advantage of it are, of course, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Monster Hunter 4G. I the videos below, I quickly introduce the C-Stick controls for both games.

  • You've To Got Really Love The Evil Within To Spend $300 On This Guy

    Kotaku - - 6 readers - I can understand a Skyrim statue, and those Doom plushies were about the cutest thing ever, but the latest fruit of Bethesda's partnership with collectible maker Gaming Heads is a $300 statue of a man with a barbwire-wrapped safe spouting tentacles for a head. That's not okay. Now I have not played The Evil Within yet. I have downloaded the game to my computer. There it sits, taunting me.
  • My Favorite (Tiny) Improvement To Sleeping Dogs

    Kotaku - - 4 readers - Open-world Hong Kong crime game Sleeping Dogs has gotten a "definitive edition" re-master—it's out on PC now and hits consoles next week. While the definitive edition comes with improved graphics and includes a bunch of already-released expansion missions, my favorite improvement is less noticeable.
  • The New Nintendo 3DS Doesn't Really Filter Porn

    Kotaku - - 4 readers - The New Nintendo 3DS's internet browser is supposed to filter out things online that are unsuitable for kids. Then again, no, it appears it doesn't. In what seems to be a new form of parental control, New 3DS consoles will come with a pre-installed …Read moreRead on One of the newly added features includes a paywall that apparently filters websites in Japan.
  • This Week In The Business: A War On Women

    Kotaku - - 12 readers - QUOTE | "What we feel is that there is a literal war in this industry on women." - Brianna Wu, head of development at Giant Spacekat, who was forced from her home by death threats to her and her husband from GamerGate supporters. Elsewhere in the business of video games this past week ... QUOTE | "Threats of violence and harassment are wrong. They have to stop.

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    … If a dance pad controller is good enough for Dark Souls, it's good enough for Spelunky. Plus clips from Destiny, Shadow of Mordor, and more! Sure, it's fun to see people finding exploits to beat raid bosses solo, but it's…Read moreRead on Watch the video above, then link any of your favorite highlights in the comments, and be sure to check out…

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  • The Most Popular Doctor Who Game Finally Gets The Most Popular Doctor

    … down after a particularly exciting episode. And now that MY Doctor is in it, it's even better. D0ctor Who Legacy is available to play on Facebook, or can be downloaded for free for iOS, Android or Amazon Kindle. Late last year when we were first introduced to Peter Capaldi as the next regeneration of the Doctor we were also introduced to Doctor Who: Legacy, a … Read moreRead on …

    1 readers - Mike Fahey - Kotaku - Doctor Who -
  • Let's Rank Fatal Frame, Best to Worst

    … the cell phone and 3DS games—to keep it simple. So without further ado, let's rank the Fatal Frame series from best to worst. Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly To me Fatal Frame II is the scariest in the franchise. Taking place in an abandoned village, it follows a pair of twins, Mio and Mayu. The village itself is haunting and the rituals disturbing…

    2 readers - Richard Eisenbeis - Kotaku - Fatal Frame -

  • The Legend Of Korra: The Kotaku Review

    The Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra universe is a tailor-made for a good video game. It boggles my mind that the much-loved series still hasn't gotten one. The Avatar series, for those not in the know, is about a world in which many people can manipulate the elements—earth, water, air, or fire—through (beautifully choreographed) martial arts.

    1 readers - Nathan Grayson - Kotaku - The Legend of Korra -
  • Why Destiny Needs A Screenshot Tool

    … Among the many tweaks and changes we think would make Destiny a better game, a HUD-free screenshot tool features prominently. Destiny is a gorgeous game, but it's very difficult to show that off without a huge gun or some HUD-clutter getting in the way. First, you play Destiny. Then, you complain about Destiny. Then, you play some more.Read…

    2 readers - Kirk Hamilton - Kotaku - Destiny -
  • Wow, Super Smash Bros. Wii U Will Have Eight-Player Battles

    … If you and your seven friends have always wished you could play Smash on the same television, NOW IS YOUR CHANCE. The Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. will let groups of up to eight people play together, Nintendo just announced during their live event. You can have five-player battles, six-player battles, and—crazily—eight-player battles on some stages in the upcoming Wii U game, which is out November 21. What's Nintendo got in store for Smash Bros. on Wii U? New features? DLC? Ridley? Read moreRead on …

  • Watch The Smash Bros. Wii U Event Live, Right Here

    … What's Nintendo got in store for Smash Bros. on Wii U? New features? DLC? Ridley? We'll find out at least some of what will be different in the home-console version of Nintendo's mascot fighter tonight at 6pm Eastern, in a special Nintendo Direct that the folks behind Smash say will reveal 50 new things about the upcoming Wii U game. You can…

    1 readers - Jason Schreier - Kotaku -
  • Counter-Strike's Zombie Chicken, In Action

    … yesterday's the Mask-erade update were, you know, masks (some from Team Fortress 2 and Payday 2) and ghosts of your fallen friends on the battlefield. Most importantly, though, this: A Murder Most Fowl BEWARE! For with all these treats, also come tricks. For too long the chickens of CS:GO have idly watched as their brethren were slaughtered…

    1 readers - Nathan Grayson - Kotaku - The Count -
  • Uncharted's Opening Scene, In Real Life

    … OK, this is impressive—a group of Scandinavian filmmakers (headed up by director Martin Sofiedal) put together this live-action re-creation of Uncharted's intro scene that's just about as good a fan film as I've ever seen. Not gonna lie: Norwegian Nathan Drake seems like a cool dude. Maybe these guys should make the Uncharted film. Here's the in-game version, for comparison: …

    2 readers - Jason Schreier - Kotaku - Scene It? -

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition's Sex Talk Sounds Hilarious

    … BioWare, the veteran RPG studio today best known for making Mass Effect and Dragon Age, has long been the king of awkward video game sex scenes. As writer Tom Bissell put it back in 2012 after Mass Effect 3 came out: "BioWare's talented storytellers desperately need to rethink their curious devotion to the video-game sex scene, gay…

    2 readers - Jason Schreier - Kotaku - Dragon Age -
  • In Defense of Button Mashing

    … waited until my opponent was in range before pounding on the buttons. I knew basic maneuvering, like how to roll back and sprint forwards. But I won't gild the lily by claiming any sort of thought out strategy. It was definitely button mashing, but I had never had so much fun. Anyone who plays video games — particularly fighting games — starts…

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