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Video: Watch us play Mini DayZ from 4.30pm GMT

Did you know there was an officially licensed 2D spin-off of DayZ, complete with 2D, top-down graphics and a bite-sized Chernaus? Oh, you did? Well, I didn't (I'm quite ignorant about these things) so I'm going to be watching Ian Higton stream the game from 4.30pm with interest. It is a thing that is happening here, below. Read more…

Face-Off: Far Cry 4

Far Cry 3 received acclaim on the last-gen platforms, but it was clear that the Dunia engine powering the game was simply too much for the ageing 360 and PS3 to handle, with intrusive tearing and sub-par frame-rates seriously impacting the experience. Show More Summary

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - review

This is part of an IGN review for Super Smash Bros. Wii U... Nearly every aspect of Smash Wii U seems fine-tuned not only to appeal to the nostalgia of long-time Nintendo fans, but also to be accessible to new players. Once they’re hooked, it draws them in deeper with a set of great modes and tempting rewards. Show More Summary

Today's selection of articles from Kotaku's reader-run community: Great Controls Are Like Great Food

45 minutes agoEntertainment / Video Games : Kotaku

Today's selection of articles from Kotaku's reader-run community: Great Controls Are Like Great Food: Simple and Satisfying • The Company They Keep: How Log Horizon Ruined Sword Art Online II • Smash Preorder Woes! • How Bioware turned Dragon Age from a 'Dark European Fantasy' into a High Fantasy Wonderland Read more...

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric - another review

This comes from a NintendoLife review... Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric is a worrying misstep for Sega. While we applaud the idea of refreshing the characters for newer audiences, Rise of Lyric feels like a mishmash of ideas that never got to fully develop. Show More Summary

Tomorrow Children is shaping up as one of PS4's most fascinating, original games

53 minutes agoEntertainment / Video Games : CVG

Sony's strangest title asks you to build a better dystopia. It was around the time it had me willingly queueing up to complete a sliding-tile puzzle that I knew The Tomorrow Children had something special. Yet quite what that was I found...Show More Summary

New Batman Arkham Knight gameplay video shows Ace Chemicals infiltration

56 minutes agoEntertainment / Video Games : CVG

Final act of Rocksteady's trilogy coming to PC and new-gen consoles in 2015. Warner has released a new Batman: Arkham Knight gameplay video.Click here to read the full article

This week's Playfire Rewards: Company of Heroes 2, Total War Rome II

59 minutes agoEntertainment / Video Games : CVG

Welcome to this week's Playfire rewards bulletin where we outline all the great offers and rewards appearing on the Playfire service and Green Man Gaming. Don't forget if you sign up to Playfire, you actually earn rewards and incentives for playing games - how good is that?Click here to read the full article

Want to see new footage of Batman: Arkham Knight?

After news of the delay back in September, the folks at WB Games and Rocksteady have kept all things Batman: Arkham Knight close to the vest. Thankfully, they figured we could use another appetizer after their showing at E3, and this...Show More Summary

Activision clamps down on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare "exploit" videos

Activision is blocking some Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare YouTube videos it believes promote exploits and cheating. Last week game network Machinima sent an email out to its partners warning them that Activision was issuing copyright strikes on videos showing Call of Duty glitches. Here's what Machinima said: Read more…

Trion shuts down ArcheAge APEX purchases again

Good news, ArcheAge fans! APEX purchases have been disabled again following reports of another exploit! Wait, did we say good news? That's not good news. That's bad news. Familiar bad news, but bad news. Community manager Evan "Scapes"...Show More Summary

New trailer for Destiny's The Dark Below glances at gameplay

After Destiny's cinematic introducing the story of the game's upcoming DLC, The Dark Below, leaked, Bungie opted to issue a more explanatory video. As seen on Game Informer, the developer diary-style trailer discusses the "one way trip" nature of The...

Dragon Age: Inquisition Benchmarked: Graphics And CPU Performance

As a long time fan of the series, our mobile editor Tim jumped at the opportunity to preview Dragon Age: Inquisition ahead of release last month. As with Kotaku's impression of the final release, Tim concluded that the fantasy RPG's third iteration is a must-play. Read more...

Bowser Would Easily Win LEGO Mario Kart

Or would it be Wario? It's hard to pick, since every character and vehicle looks fantastic in this collaborative LEGO Mario Kart diorama by 74louloute, 7kyubi7 and fujiia. Read more...

This ED-209 mod for GTA IV makes the wait for GTA V PC unbearable

Spawn Robocop's rival and control it or make it fight alongside you. You can shove your 4K resolution - the main reason I can't wait for GTA V on PC is the inevitable brilliance the modding community will come up with. Click here to read the full article

Of Course, Warlords of Draenor Has A Dragon Ball Easter Egg

We knew WoW devs liked Dragon Ball, but Talador, one of Warlords of Draenor's new zones, is home to an entire scene from Dragon Ball Z. Read more...

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric - review

This comes from an Eurogamer review... This lack of direction is an especially ironic failing for a character who was once defined by his single-minded forward momentum. The time is clearly long overdue for Sonic to take a well-earned rest, get his breath back and only return once Sega has worked out where he's supposed to be going. Show More Summary

Star Wars: The Old Republic hit by DDoS attacks

If you were playing Star Wars: The Old Republic yesterday, you may very well have been hit with some lag and disconnections. The good news is that it's not a problem with your ISP; the bad news is that it appears to be yet another installment in the ongoing saga of irritating twits with nothing better to do than try to damage servers. Show More Summary

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