The Graveyard Shift *David Edition - Renegade or Paragon?

Hello and welcome to the Graveyard Shift! Hosted by Kotaku's reader-run blog, TAY. A place to talk about life, video games, or anything. So feel free jump in the topic, or not ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Be sure to check out created articles on TAY or the random blips of TAYCLASSIC. This is for you! The Late Night / Early Bird / Office… » 4/07/14 9:00pm 4/07/14 9:00pm

Just Tell Me What I Have to Say to Make You Love Me: On Game…

I probably replayed that stupid dialogue about 11 times. First try: +3 approval. Mmm, I think I can do better that that. Reload. What if at the second branch I tell them I think they're daring? +1. Reload. Alright, maybe if I act interested in their boring anecdote? +10. Bingo - approval meter just bumped up into the… » 4/03/14 12:30pm 4/03/14 12:30pm

Unwillingness to Trust Can Decide the Fate of a Galaxy

Trust. It starts with truth and will never end as long as the truth remains. But what if that truth is something we can't accept? We species of the galaxy are so quick to believe a lie that appears real, but how many times have we stared the truth in the eye, only to cover it up because we fear what it means? » 3/24/14 10:18pm 3/24/14 10:18pm

Let Games Be Games and Movies Be Movies

Over the past couple months, my friend and I have been slowly playing through every canonical Metal Gear game together, starting from the very first title on the MSX, in anticipation of Hideo Kojima's eventual completion of the story's overarching plot with Metal Gear Solid V. My buddy had previously only played MGS4 » 2/13/14 5:31pm 2/13/14 5:31pm

What’s My Motivation?

Contrary to popular belief, I actually think the quality of videogame storytelling is going up. Sure, you do have those lazy games that slap cliché Hollywood nonsense into their plots for no reason, but you also have games that question the nature of the protagonist (Bioshock), the morality of the protagonist (The Last… » 1/31/14 7:30am 1/31/14 7:30am

Galápagos Syndrome

I have been visiting Kotaku every single day, throughout the day, for years, and I have noticed a disturbing trend. Whenever a particularly... let us call it a 'controversial' game comes out, there seems to be a disconnect between those who do and do not visit the site. I believe that this closed environment is having… » 4/24/13 9:44am 4/24/13 9:44am