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Halo 5: The Kotaku Re-Review Halo 5: The Kotaku Re-Review

Each new Halo game since 2007’s Halo 3 gets some praise, then fades, and then is pointed to as a sign that the Xbox’s once-unstoppable franchise is hitting a wall. Halo 5, released in 2015, deserves a different reputation.

I Put A Big Air Cooler In My PC And It’s Working Pretty Great I Put A Big Air Cooler In My PC And It’s Working Pretty Great

Last week, I documented the constant low-level anxiety I had been feeling about cooling the CPU in my gaming PC. I’d spent a couple of years wrestling with all-in-one liquid coolers and had never found something that worked like I wanted. Well, good news: I’ve finally found something that does.

Conflicting Reports Emerge About Game Developer's Arrest After Filming Police Conflicting Reports Emerge About Game Developer's Arrest After Filming Police

Game developer Patricia Pizer was arrested in Rock Hill, South Carolina yesterday on charges that she assaulted a police officer while filming the officers with her phone. According to The Herald, the Rock Hill police department’s report states that Pizer assaulted an officer. Pizer’s husband, who says he has seen a…

GTA Online's Newest Truck Is Really Helpful (And Pretty Expensive)  GTA Online's Newest Truck Is Really Helpful (And Pretty Expensive) 

GTA Online’s latest free expansion, After Hours, has been focused primarily on nightclubs, drinking and music. But the expansion’s latest update adds some new and dangerous toys to GTA Online: a powerful little drone, an armored and highly-advanced truck and the already feared jet bike, the Oppressor Mk. II.

Prey's Director On The Polarizing Final Act: 'There Was Definitely Too Much' Prey's Director On The Polarizing Final Act: 'There Was Definitely Too Much'

The problem with developing a video game is: Sometimes you need to stop. Even when you’re not totally happy with your final act. This week on Kotaku Splitscreen, we discuss all that and more.

Here’s the official trailer for Diablo III on Switch, which leaked yesterday. It’s out this fall for $60 and includes all of the downloadable content Blizzard has released so far.

Max Payne Still Holds Up Max Payne Still Holds Up

Last night, I started playing through Max Payne on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. Returning to the 2001 game after so many years reveals a smart and surprisingly funny game full of experimentation. And, of course, kickass bullet-time gunfights.

My 25 Favorite Switch Games To Play With A D-Pad

I have 34 games downloaded onto my Nintendo Switch which do not require the player to ever use either analog stick.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2's first DLC is called Shadows Over Bogenhafen and arrives August 28 on PC and Xbox One. There’s no real information other than that it will likely feature Grandfather Nurgle’s minions. There’s still no word on when the game will come to PS4 though.

Inmost, announced today, is a narrative 2D platformer that looks spectacular. It’s developed by a Lithuanian studio called Hidden Layer Games and published by Chucklefish (Starbound, Wargroove, Stardew Valley), who have somehow turned into one of the most interesting publishers in the field.

Hit A Rock, Get To The Top Of Hyrule Castle, Easy Hit A Rock, Get To The Top Of Hyrule Castle, Easy

18 months on and people are still finding crazy stuff to do in Breath of the Wild: here’s Zants smacking a rock a few times and ending up on top of Hyrule Castle.

Australian Military Cuts Ties With YouTubers Over Tweets, Rape Jokes Australian Military Cuts Ties With YouTubers Over Tweets, Rape Jokes

A report by Sydney newspaper the Daily Telegraph has resulted in the Australian Defence Force cutting ties with two prominent Australian YouTubers, Elliott “Muselk” Watkins (pictured above, a member of Australia’s Overwatch World Cup Team in 2017) and Alen “ChampChong” Catak.

Check Out Some Concept Art For The Upcoming Metal Gear Solid Movie Check Out Some Concept Art For The Upcoming Metal Gear Solid Movie

Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island) is directing the Metal Gear Solid movie, and to get the pre-production ball rolling he’s got some of the best artists on the planet to create some very early concept art.

Librarian Embezzles $89,000 To Spend On Mobile Game Librarian Embezzles $89,000 To Spend On Mobile Game

Last year, Adam Winger, the director of the North Logan City library in Utah, resigned for reasons that were not immediately clear. Now things have become a teensy bit clearer: He’s been found guilty of spending $89,000 in public money on mobile game sensation Game of War.

Death's Gambit Demands Aggression, And I Love It Death's Gambit Demands Aggression, And I Love It

Death’s Gambit is a new action RPG that throws elements from Dark Souls into a gorgeous 2D world. It has light platforming, rewarding exploration and a ton of challenging fights where even low level enemies can mop the floor with you.

Diablo III Is Coming To Switch Later This Year Diablo III Is Coming To Switch Later This Year

The day that was prophesied by a light switch is finally upon us: Diablo III is coming to Nintendo Switch this year.

A Game That Lets You Solve Crimes By Yelling At Your Computer A Game That Lets You Solve Crimes By Yelling At Your Computer

Ever looked at a blurry photograph on your computer and wanted to yell “enhance!” at it like they do on police procedurals? Well, now there’s a game just for you.

Speedrunner Finally Ties Perfect Dark World Record, Screams His Head Off Speedrunner Finally Ties Perfect Dark World Record, Screams His Head Off

Yesterday Kevin “KevinDDR” Birrell managed to beat Perfect Dark’s Air Force One level in 52 seconds. This made him the second person in history to do so, tying speedrunner Karl “Sim Threat” Jobst’s record, set back in November 2017. From the decibels Birrell let loose upon completion during a livestream, the run was…

We’re playing Death’s Gambit live on Twitch. Come watch me try my best to stay alive while Heather coaches me through it all. Join us in the chat! 

Monster Hunter: World's New Behemoth Fight Requires A Different Mindset Monster Hunter: World's New Behemoth Fight Requires A Different Mindset

I was recently on vacation and away from Monster Hunter: World while I enjoyed the wonders of California, and now that I’m home, I’m catching up on new quests. The largest and, to me, the most exciting of the game’s recent developments is the addition of Final Fantasy XIV’s Behemoth. While the fight can be frustrating…

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