It's An Arma 3 Dino-Party

Today on Highlight Reel we have a bunch of talking raptors in Arma 3 (or deinonychus if we're being technical), poetic justice in GTA V, the best use for the Kinect I've seen so far and more! » 3/04/15 6:01pm Yesterday 6:01pm

Nvidia's New Shield Console Is Nothing To Get Excited About

Last night at the 2015 Game Developers Conference, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said he was announcing three things—a revolutionary television, a game console and a supercomputer. He actually revealed an Android console, the third Nvidia device in two years to carry the Shield name. Yay? » 3/04/15 5:41pm Yesterday 5:41pm

A Graphic Novel That Shows The Creepy And Awesome Sides Of Nerd Culture

Many comic books are fantasies, filled with feats and adventures that ordinary people wish they could pull off. But some of those fantasies can also invoke sex and violence in ways that make folks feel icky. And if you're the one turning out those stories, what happens when you're burnt out doing the thing you used to… » 3/04/15 4:02pm Yesterday 4:02pm

How Sony's Impressive First-Person Shooter Virtual Reality Demo Works

They're calling it a demo, not a game, and it's not quite perfect. You can't even walk in it, after all. But there's something really cool about the London Heist, a snippet of a first-person shooter made to be played using Sony's PlayStation 4 Morpheus virtual reality headset. » 3/04/15 11:09am Yesterday 11:09am

Resident Evil: Revelations 2's Latest Episode Is Way Better

Even though I wasn't impressed with the pilot for Resident Evil: Revelations 2, there was no question I'd be hanging on for the whole ride. While I'm not convinced the story is going anywhere interesting, I'll give them credit in the second episode: it's a huge improvement. » 3/03/15 12:05pm Tuesday 12:05pm

Pregnancy Puts Players Inside The Head Of A Teenage Rape Victim

The interactive short story Pregnancy, released today on Steam, begins with 14-year-old Lilla Sandor purchasing a pregnancy test. It's a painful moment for the teen. She feels ashamed and awkward. At home, waiting for the test results, she recalls the horrific act that brought her to this point. » 3/02/15 5:05pm Monday 5:05pm

Pneuma: Breath of Life: The Kotaku Review

The people who made Pneuma: Breath of Life are trying to convince players that their game is talking to them. Not, like, in terms of art direction, puzzle design or anything like that. It's more in the vein of an actual conversation. Part of it is worth listening to, while the other part feels like background noise… » 3/02/15 2:37pm Monday 2:37pm

Actually, Bulletstorm Is An Excellent Shooter

Bulletstorm was one of the best games of the last generation, tragically ignored because of an awful marketing campaign, an even worse PC port, and the fact that EA wanted audiences to spend $60 for a seven-hour campaign, which is a steep price by any metric. It's too bad because once players got past all that, they… » 3/02/15 12:32pm Monday 12:32pm

My First Few Weeks With League Of Legends Were Nothing Like I Expected

"I'm very new to this," I typed, "just to warn y'all." A second later, someone responded: "You're a smurf, aren't you?" "What's a smurf?" I asked. "Yep," another wrote, "definitely a smurf." This was a few weeks ago, right before the fifth, maybe sixth game of League of Legends I had ever played. » 2/27/15 11:15am Friday 11:15am