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1:00 PM on 06.27.2014

Meet Hello Games, the studio behind No Man's Sky

After its prominent showing at E3, there's been a lot of discussion about the design process behind the universe exploration title No Man's Sky. How is it possible that such a small team is making such an ambitious game? Tha...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 06.26.2014

It's back to the 1920s in The Golden Wake

The 1920s is another one of those time periods, rich in history but still passed over as a setting for videogames. The Golden Wake is a new point-'n'-click adventure game from genre specialist Wadjet Eye set in Miami that sp...

Alasdair Duncan

10:45 AM on 06.26.2014

Free Octodad: Dadliest Catch DLC 'Shorts' coming late summer

Since its release in January, Octodad: Dadliest Catch has sold over 250,000 copies, according to developer Young Horses. The awkward octopus-in-dad's-clothing simulator is a lot of fun for those who take the time to really l...

Darren Nakamura

3:30 PM on 06.25.2014

Valiant Hearts' launch trailer makes me want this game now

Valiant Hearts has been on my radar for a while now. Hell, anything in the UbiArt engine is. But, my curiosity ramped up when Chris "Energizer Bunny" Carter said it was good enough to merit a 9/10. After watching this trailer, I think it's time I queue it up right now so I can queue up some tears in a few hours.

Brett Makedonski

7:00 PM on 06.24.2014

Captain Toad is Nintendo's best new protagonist

My goodness, this website for Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. Our little adventurer can perform such actions as "throw," "dig," and "tumble." I can't take it. Too much. There's a gallery with several new screenshots, includin...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 06.24.2014

Review: Valiant Hearts: The Great War

You don't see a lot of games taking place in World War I outside of the strategy genre. Beyond that, you don't see a lot of representations of World War I in general in any form of media, because the "Second Great War" tends ...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 06.24.2014

Sunset is a first-person revolutionary thriller starring a housekeeper

Will you be a lover, a traitor, a spy, or an ally? Sunset takes place in, "a luxurious penthouse apartment against the backdrop of violent revolution in a fictional South American metropolis." As a housekeeper, you get ...

Steven Hansen

4:00 PM on 06.23.2014

Former The Last Guardian devs unveil open-world adventure Vane

Tokyo-based independent studio Friend & Foe is on to something. Formed by folks who worked on The Last Guardian, Battlefield 3, Bionic Commando, and Killzone, the developer has two projects in the works -- one of them, Va...

Jordan Devore

6:15 PM on 06.18.2014

Tormentum sure looks like a messed up adventure game

It seems that both horror and adventure games are in rude health in 2014, so it's no surprise to see a game combine the two. The trailer above is for Tormentum, a new indie point-and-click game from developer OhNoo that has ...

Alasdair Duncan

4:00 PM on 06.18.2014

Our personal game of the show picks for E3 2014

You saw our E3 2014 Game of the Show. It was Metal Gear Solid V. Saved you a click.  Now, it's a good one. In fact, I wrote about why it was our Game of the Show in that very post you just didn't click. But E3 was full o...

Steven Hansen

3:00 PM on 06.18.2014

Voice-controlled adventure game Bot Colony now on Early Access

Last year, I got the chance to play an early build of Bot Colony, an ambitious adventure game that you'll control with just your voice. The game has now been released on Steam Early Access, letting you play the first two epi...

Alasdair Duncan

2:00 PM on 06.17.2014

Next Legend of Zelda won't be a repeat of Skyward Sword's lengthy tutorials

Next year's The Legend of Zelda for Wii U won't have tutorials that feel like obstacles, series producer Eiji Aonuma told Kotaku last week at E3. That was a complaint some players had with Skyward Sword, but the more recent A...

Jordan Devore

12:45 PM on 06.16.2014

NIS takes us to an island paradise, battles us, then travels back in time

NIS was a bit of a hidden treasure at E3. The publisher shared a booth with Atlus and it took me stopping and actually looking at what was on display at the demo station to put two and two together. The search was well worth it because I was rewarded with a closer look at three upcoming titles: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited, and Natural Doctrine.

Natalie Kipper

12:30 PM on 06.16.2014

Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition might be out this week on Wii U

Recently, we got word that Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition would be hitting a plethora of consoles and portables in the coming weeks -- the Wii U included. Now, according to a listing on the Wi U eShop obtai...

Chris Carter

8:00 PM on 06.12.2014

You can play Broken Age now on your iPad

Double Fine's latest adventure game Broken Age has made its way to the iPad, and it's just as gorgeous as a mobile game as it was upon its original release. It's split up into two releases, and right now, you can catch Broke...

Brittany Vincent

6:00 PM on 06.12.2014

An all too brief trailer for Everybody's Gone to the Rapture

The Chinese Room and Sony Santa Monica let out a quick trailer for their PlayStation 4 title Everybody's Gone to the Rapture and, oh, it's over already? Okay. But there's more to go on. It's June 1984 and, unfortunately, the...

Jordan Devore