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Meet the Cast of Knack on PlayStation 4

Quite the characters.<p>When PlayStation 4 launches in just over a month, a brand-new platformer will launch alongside it. It’s called Knack, and it’s …

Knack Preview: Enjoyable Fun From Sony

When he previewed Knack at an event recently, Mark Cerny, lead systems architect for PS4 and the game’s designer, said that the game was designed with two audiences in mind. The first set of audiences consisted of core gamers, who had enjoyed his previous titles such as Crash Bandicoots. The second …

Developing A Knack: A Look At Sony's PS4 Launch Title

Mark Cerny’s initiation into gaming began with an Atari 2600 thirty years ago. It had a single button and shipped with two joystick controllers and a game cartridge. Over the years, Cerny’s knowledge of gaming evolved and he developed a reputation as an expert.<p>Gaming controllers have also evolved. …

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New 'Knack' Screenshots Show Off Sony's Charming PS4 Exclusive

<i>This could be the beginning of a beautiful franchise.</i><p><i>Knack</i> looks absolutely charming. (Check out the gallery below for the “picture’s worth a thousand words” portion of this post.)<p>While most of the other launch titles coming to PS4 (and Xbox One) are gritty and violent, <i>Knack</i> is more of a classic …

Knack co-op trailer shows a mode aimed at newbie gamers

A new trailer shows the asymmetric co-op mode in PlayStation 4 launch title <i>Knack</i> in all of its partner-smacking action.<p>Though <i>Knack</i> was designed as a challenging game with old-school sensibilities, writes SCEA's associate project manager Nick Accordino, the co-op mode was created to introduce …

'Knack' Edges PlayStation 4 Ahead Of Xbox One For Family Gamers

<i>Although both Xbox One and PS4 have plenty to offer families, in terms of launch day games Knack edges the PS4 ahead for my children.</i><p>This is going to get messy. Distinguishing between the pros and cons of two very different systems is at best tricky and at worst ill advised. However, the families I …

PlayStation 4 launch lineup: Knack, Battlefield 4, and more

Nov. 15 is fast approaching. If you already have a PlayStation 4 reserved, you’re probably stressing about which game you need to pick up with the new hardware. Well, we finally have a list of confirmed launch-day titles.<p>Sony released a list of its first-party, third-party, and indie titles that …

Knack review: piece by piece

Knack's payoff is too rare, and its tedium is too frequent<p><i>Knack</i> joins a time-honored launch game tradition: It's better at filling a niche than it is at being a great game in its own right.<p><i>Knack</i> balances out the hyper-violent shooting of launch partner <i>Killzone: Shadow Fall</i> by providing PlayStation …

'Knack' adds family-friendly wonder to PS4 launch

Sony doesn't have a colourful plumber as its family-friendly games mascot, so for a character to launch the new PlayStation 4 it built a golem made up of little stone relics. So, here we are with <i>Knack</i>, an oddly-shaped monster that represents the company's first new franchise in this …

3DS XL Down To $180, New Humble Weekly, PS4 Day One Promo [Deals]

Well that PS4 stock went fast, but Amazon still has the 3DS XL in several colors marked down to a cool $180. See you all tomorrow for another Kotaku …

Watch The Big PS4 Launch Event Live, Right Here

Why wait until E3 for a press conference full of gaming news? Sony's promising big announcements for tonight's big PS4 All Access show, and we've got …

PS4 First Impressions

Our first 36 hours with the system.<p>At long last, the PS4 has arrived. I've spent the last 36 hours or so with the retail console and the 1.50 …

Xbox 360 tops NPD console charts one last time before next-gen begins

How do you close out a console generation? By reclaiming your crown. According to NPD's October figures, Microsoft is back on top: The Xbox 360 is once again the best-selling home console. It's hardly surprising -- Microsoft has dominated home console sales for years, losing out to the PlayStation …

Samsung plans to release smartphone with wraparound display next year: Bloomberg

Samsung has led the curved display "movement" with the introduction of its Galaxy Round smartphone, but apparently the company isn't satisfied stopping there. Bloomberg today claims that Samsung will release a handset featuring a wraparound display at some point next year. According to the report, …

Amazon combines PlayStation 4 and Kindle Fire HDX in $599.99 bundle

Amazon will release a limited number of PlayStation 4 consoles for sale at 12:01AM EST tonight, but there appears to be one big (and pricey) catch. The company is offering a $599.99 bundle that also includes a 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX with special offers. That winds up saving you $30, and while it …