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Skullgirls’ first male character, Big Band, arrives next week

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BioShock movie could be back in development

19 April 2014 |After being shut down altogether several years ago, the BioShock movie may again be moving forward, as evidenced by several domain names registered last month by Sony Pictures.The domain names, as found by Kotaku, include ...

$1 PS3 and Vita game sale on PlayStation Store this weekend

19 April 2014 |If you've been hoping to build up your digital PlayStation game library, this weekend should represent a great opportunity to do so. As part of a weekend flash sale, Sony has dropped the prices of more than 30 games for PlayStation ...

Trials Frontier downloads top 6 million in one week, new content on the way

19 April 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6418256/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>In addition to the console release of ...

In memoriam: MIT Officer slain in Boston marathon bombing was gamer at heart

19 April 2014 |This article originally appeared on GameSpot sister site onGamers.comOne year ago today, MIT Police Officer Sean Collier's life was taken inside his police cruiser, allegedly by the suspected Boston Marathon bombers. While Seans' ...

GameStop Easter sale offers buy two, get one free deal on used games

19 April 2014 |To celebrate Easter, GameStop is offering a buy two, get one free deal this weekend on all of its used games priced under $20.The promotion has already begun and runs through the weekend, ending on Sunday, April 20. GameStop notes ...

PlayStation 3’s newest bundle pairs it with The Amazing Spider-Man 2

19 April 2014 |Not content with selling upwards of 7 million PlayStation 4s, Sony has announced a new, Amazing Spider-Man-themed PlayStation 3 system bundle that will be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart beginning later this month.The $269 bundle ...

The Elder Scrolls Online players discover serious item duping exploit

19 April 2014 |An exploit in The Elder Scrolls Online allowing players to farm unlimited sums of gold has been discovered and is making waves today. While developer ZeniMax Online Studios has already stepped in to prevent further use of the bug, ...

Trials Frontier and the Dangers of Free-to-Play

19 April 2014 |Trials Frontier accomplishes something that I did not think possible: It miraculously brings the precise racing Trials is defined by to a touchscreen--albeit in a streamlined form--and offers a welcome alternative to the real thing ...

Final Fantasy 14 has attracted 2 million players

19 April 2014 |The second massively multiplayer game in the Final Fantasy series, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, recently reached a new milestone, as more than 2 million players have now registered for the game.No doubt the launch of the ...

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Listen to the Final 1UP Podcast Ever

7 April 2013 | <!--Begin feature--> <!-- for syndication --> As you know, 1UP.com has breathed its last. Such are the vicissitudes of business. Happily, Jose Otero ...

Review: Bending Genres in Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

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Review: Shambling Mirror of Fate Signals Time to Jam a Stake in Castlevania’s Heart

8 March 2013 | <!--Begin feature--> <!-- for syndication --> Castlevania: Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate brings the series back to Nintendo's portable systems, ...

An Unflattering Boll Cut

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The Trials and Tribulations of Gears of War: Judgment

6 March 2013 | <!--Begin feature--> <!-- for syndication --> <body> As the next generation of home consoles slowly emerge into the limelight and enter the ...

The Cinematic Nature of Parasite Eve

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A Plea for the Gaming Industry to Respect Gamers

1 March 2013 | <!--Begin feature--> <!-- for syndication --> Although the economy might not be in the thick of a recession as it once was, that doesn't mean things ...

Moving Forward and Looking to Indies, Not Better Graphics

28 February 2013 | <!--Begin feature--> <!-- for syndication --> Excited as I was to finally see a next-generation console, much of the PlayStation 4 software we saw ...

Urban Trial Freestyle Review: Where Flash Trumps Substance

27 February 2013 | <!--Begin feature--> <!-- for syndication --> There is no getting around the similarities between Urban Trial Freestyle and the Trials series. The ...

The Orwellian Superheroes of Watch Dogs and inFamous: Second Son

23 February 2013 | <!--Begin feature--> <!-- for syndication --> <body> Always the eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, working or ...

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Mass Effect 2: The Engineer

26 March 2014 |Unleash combat drones and hack your enemies with Mass Effect 2's nerdy Engineer class.

MW2 MP Broken?

26 March 2014 |Xbox 360 version plagued by cheaters and 18 person deathmatches. What's Infinity Ward doing about this? Based on our experiences this week...nothing.

NES Stress Test

26 March 2014 |Can Super Mario Bros. withstand subzero temperatures? GoNintendo hopes to find out.

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Trailer

26 March 2014 |Ubisoft releases a teaser to its much-anticipated Tom Clancy game.

Blur Beta Key Giveaway

26 March 2014 |Enter to win a chance to play Bizarre Creations' latest speedster three months early.

GDC 2010 Coverage

26 March 2014 |Check out the latest videos from this week's feature packed show in San Francisco.

Red Dead Redemption Trailer

26 March 2014 |New video details life in the Wild West.

Gears of War 3

26 March 2014 |Epic Games confirms the inevitable. Better ready the chainsaw.

Left 4 Dead 2: Realism Versus Here to Stay

26 March 2014 |Thousands of frag happy gamers vote to make experimental Mutation an official part of the L4D2 multiplayer scene.

NBA Jam Facebook Contest

26 March 2014 |Immortalize your latest one-liner in arcade basketball history.

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RockYou’s new strategy: Rescue games that other publishers don’t want

19 April 2014 |RockYou is taking over Digital Chocolate and Playdom titles in two separate deals that bring 3 to 4 million players -- and some of the games' developers -- into its direct purview. ...

Video: Breaking down the seven-year development of Antichamber

19 April 2014 |Indie developer Alexander Bruce shares what his development philosophy and what he learned in a postmortem discussion of the development of Antichamber given at GDC 2014. ...

‘What’s the best game dev educational resource you’ve ever used?’

19 April 2014 |There's a lot of great educational resources out there that can help you refine your game development skills -- the trouble is knowing where to look. ...

Kickstarter gets challenging: Cult County, and the potential for failure

19 April 2014 |Despite spending a lot of effort on the campaign prior to launch, this post from Renegade Kid's Jools Watsham -- as well as its comments -- illustrate the challenges of funding games on Kickstarter. ...

Blog: How DevOps can impact the experience of free-to-play games

19 April 2014 |"There are a host of technical issues that can -- and will -- undermine the player experience, even in the best-designed games." ...

The long, tricky road to release for musical exploration game Fract OSC

19 April 2014 |Around four years in the making, psychedelic music exploration adventure Fract OSC is finally getting a well-deserved release. ...

Nintendo sued for patent infringement over Wii U display tech

19 April 2014 |Secure Axcess has filed a lawsuit against Nintendo and various retailers in a Texas court over sales of the company's Wii U console, alleging it infringes on a 2003 patent. ...

If Steam is too crowded, can we create an algorithm for discovering hidden gems?

19 April 2014 |"My twitter friends are constantly giving visibility for 'hidden gems' and I think we should keep doing that. At the same time, I think we can supplement those efforts with some mathematical tools." ...

Blog: I went to the woods - Tracy Fullerton’s Walden

19 April 2014 |"Walden has been in development for nearly seven years, and it served as a centerpiece to Tracy Fullerton's musings on what game narrative is evolving towards." ...

Meridian: New World is a full-blown classic RTS - made by one person

19 April 2014 |When Ede Tarsoly started development of Meridian: New World way back in July 2011, he had a main goal in mind: Create the perfect old-school styled real-time strategy game. ...

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Teaching the Games Business

18 April 2014 |It's not enough to teach students to code, draw or design; truly well-trained staff must also understand the commercial sides of the business

Microsoft trumpets Titanfall success as Xbox One hits 5m shipped

18 April 2014 |Xbox One selling 60 percent better than Xbox 360 at same point in time, Microsoft says

Titanfall tops chart, but PS4 leads hardware again in March - NPD

18 April 2014 |While the Xbox One shooter fared well, Sony's PS4 led hardware sales for the third consecutive month in the US, NPD said

King resolves trademark disputes

18 April 2014 |CandySwipe, Banner Saga devs reach agreements in separate issues with Candy Crush Saga creator

MLG names Ryan Wyatt as VP of programming

18 April 2014 |Former Machinima head of live and eSports moves to competitive gaming outfit to work on MLG.tv

Tom Buscaglia takes chair of IGDA board

18 April 2014 |Justin Berenbaum, Jon Grande and Anne Toole also added to group's directors

Education vs. Vocation

17 April 2014 |The Chinese Room's Dan Pinchbeck on the complex tension between learning the craft and getting a job

NCsoft invests $4.8 million in Korean web comics firm

17 April 2014 |Deal with Lezhin Entertainment will yield new promotional opportunities

New Robot Wars title makes Vita Japanese #1

17 April 2014 |3rd Super Robot Wars Z tops software charts, Vita wins hardware

PS4 sales top 7 million

17 April 2014 |Sony's console has shifted 1.7 million units in two months

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Company Claims Nintendo Infringing on Patent With Wii U

19 April 2014 | Nintendo is involved in another lawsuit with a familiar adversary, this time over a Wii U patent violation claim. Nintendo Co. Ltd, Nintendo of America and other companies ...

Andrew Eisen: The Bugs and Glitches of The LEGO Movie Videogame

19 April 2014 |In Andrew Eisen's latest video he shows off just some of the bugs and glitches you can enjoy yourself by picking a copy of The LEGO Movie Videogame. It's fun for the whole family, unless your family isn't a fan of ...

‘Battlefield 1942’ for Free Through Origin This Month

19 April 2014 | Origin's 'On the House Program' is offering Battlefield 1942 for free this month. The game is free to download and keep, no string attached - except that you ...

PSA: Oculus CTO John Carmack Talk at SMU on April 25

19 April 2014 | "Twenty Years after Doom: John Carmack on the Future of Engineering Virtual Worlds," a talk featuring former id Software co-founder and Oculus CTO John Carmack, ...

Titanfall The Best Selling Game in March

19 April 2014 | The Xbox One and PC versions of Titanfall led US retail software sales in March, according to new figures released by NPD. The popular online-focused action game from ...

Federal Case Against Leland Yee and 28 Other Defendants Already Proving to Be Complicated

19 April 2014 | All 29 defendants in the massive federal corruption case that netted several politicians including California State Senator Leland Yee, a reformed gangster named Raymond ...

PS4 Tops Xbox One in March

19 April 2014 | Monthly US retail sales of PlayStation 4 once again outpaced sales of Xbox One in March, according to NPD figures. March marks the third month in a row that Sony's PS4 ...

Father Kills Infant Son, Keeps Playing Video Games

18 April 2014 | A Homosass, Florida man has been arrested for murdering his 16-month-old son early Thursday morning. Citrus County police arrested 24-year-old Cody Wygant and charged him ...

Poll: Should All Games Adopt the Free-To-Play Model?

18 April 2014 | Earlier this week, King - known for such games as Candy Crush and... uh, Candy Crush - opined that all games should adopt the free-to-play business model.read more

The Final Hour of Unwinnable Weekly’s Kickstarter Campaign

18 April 2014 | As of this writing there are around 80 minutes left until the crowd-funding campaign for Unwinnable Weekly ends. The campaign to fund a digital weekly edition of Unwinnable ...

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Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition out now on Android

19 April 2014 | BioWare's classic PC role-playing game, Baldur's Gate, is now available for Android devices in an enhanced port developed by Beamdog studio division Overhaul Games. Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition adopted a variety of ...

Housemarque might be teasing local multiplayer for Resogun

19 April 2014 | Developer Housemarque tweeted the above picture yesterday, likely hinting that a DLC co-op mode is in the works for its PlayStation 4 game, Resogun. Available at the PlayStation 4's launch last year, Resogun is a horizontally ...

Sony Pictures registers BioShock movie domains

19 April 2014 | The on-again, off-again BioShock movie adaptation appears to be on the move again, as Sony Pictures has registered three domains seemingly related to the ethereal film. As Kotaku points out, Sony Pictures now holds the rights to ...

King crushes trademark dispute with Banner Saga, CandySwipe devs

19 April 2014 | Candy Crush Saga developer King settled trademark disputes with The Banner Saga developer Stoic Studio and CandySwipe developer Runsome Apps, according to updates from both studios. "Stoic is pleased to have come to an agreement ...

Car combat comes to PlayStation next week in Cel Damage HD

19 April 2014 | Classic car-combat game Cel Damage will hit modern PlayStation platforms next Tuesday with the launch of Cel Damage HD, developer Finish Line Games announced today. Released alongside the original Xbox back in 2001, Cel Damage ...

Get Even, Dead Synchronicity among 75 games Greenlit for Steam

19 April 2014 | Steam's Greenlight community gave 75 more games the thumbs-up for distribution on the PC platform this week, adding a few familiar titles to the mix. Among the games that can begin start selling on Steam is Get Even, a ...

PlayStation 99-cent sale discounts Tokyo Jungle, Super Stardust, more

19 April 2014 | The PlayStation Network Store is hosting a flash sale for dozens of games this weekend, each discounted to 99 cents. The sale spans PS3, Vita and PSP games as well as both PS2 and PSOne Classics, such as the Crash Bandicoot and ...

Big Band, Skullgirls’ first male character, joins the fight next week

19 April 2014 | Though Skullgirls Encore has always been defined by its distaff roster of pugilists, the 2D fighter is about to get a shot of gender equality in the form of Big Band. As his name makes plainly clear, Big Band is an oversized ...

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 caught in PS3 bundle’s web

19 April 2014 | Sony announced a new PlayStation 3 bundle via Twitter today, boxing up the latest Spider-Man game with a 500 GB console. The $270 package is available for pre-order through Walmart and includes the Activision-published game The ...

WRUP: A good day to Bro

19 April 2014 | Okay, so we've definitely been on a Broforce kick, what with all that aggressive democracy and freedom. As was evident from our Joystiq Streams of the game earlier this week, we were having a blast bro'ing out. Don't let the ...

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While You Were Sleeping

23 August 2011 |Sleeping can be fun — necessary even. But what if stuff happens when you’re sleeping — game stuff? What are you supposed to to do then? Thankfully we have a solution — While You Were Sleeping, a quick round ...

Talk Amongst Yourselves

23 August 2011 |This is where Kotaku readers go to talk about the stuff we’re not already posting about. Think of it as the official unofficial Kotaku community forum. (more…)

Finally! Video Game Clothing That’s Stylish And Perfect For Daily Wear

23 August 2011 |Deus Ex: Human Revolution is already getting great reviews, though it doesn’t release until tomorrow. And now a Deus Ex clothing line has been announced for what promises to be a blockbuster game. (more…)

Deus Ex: Human Revolution’s Review Scores Are Perfectly Natural

23 August 2011 |In the year 2000, Ion Storm unleashed the perfect marriage of futuristic shooter and skill-based role-playing in Deus Ex, a game so unique that even its own sequel couldn’t replicate its success. Can any follow-up possibly do ...

The Gaming Tragedies That Didn’t Kill Us (But Nearly Broke Us)

23 August 2011 | My proudest moments as a tap dancer are displayed in my parents’ house in the form of sparkly, obnoxious trophies. (more…)

On The 8th Day Atlus Gave Us A Good Reason To Buy Devil Survivor Again

23 August 2011 | With only one more day before the 3DS remaster of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor comes out, Atlus gives fans one more day to consider replaying one of the best role-playing games of 2009. (more…)

The Rare Angry Birds Theme Guitar Remix Spotted In The Wild

23 August 2011 | When musicians decide to take video game music and make it better, the results are almost always fantastic. (more…)

Death Of PC Gaming Scheduled To Be Disproven On August 26

23 August 2011 | We’ve heard it said time and time again, PC gaming is not dead, but sometime just saying something isn’t enough. This Friday, PC peripheral maker Razer plans to prove it. (more…)

Aliens: Colonial Marines Shows Why It’s Smart To Wait 25 Years To Make A Movie Game

23 August 2011 |While we’ve known for a while now that Gearbox’s upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines makes extensive use of original concept art from the movie it’s based on, 1986′s Aliens, it’s still a surprise to see ...

The Trailer For Dark Souls Comes With Fair Warning

23 August 2011 | The new trailer for Dark Souls comes with a simple warning: Prepare to die. (more…)

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The limits of videogame interaction

17 September 2012 | Nuanced and subtle game design is meaningless if the player can't respond in kind, says Clint Hocking. A few ...

World Of Warplanes: free-to-play dogfights from the creator of World Of Tanks

17 September 2012 | Developer Wargaming on taking its free-to-play fight to the skies. World Of Tanks was a freak success. Not even ...

Introducing Free-To-Play Week

17 September 2012 | A thorough investigation of the industry's fastest-growing business model kicks off today. Throughout this ...

Joe Danger 2: The Movie review

17 September 2012 | Hello Games' sequel layers on the polish without losing the original's scrappy small-team charm. At ...

Sleeping Dogs tops UK chart again

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Time Extend: Super Metroid

16 September 2012 | "The last metroid is in captivity. The galaxy is at peace." Thankfully, that's just about the only thing Super Metroid ...

The Making Of: Spacewar!

15 September 2012 | The first ever videogame ran on a $120,000 piece of hardware - we go back to the summer of 1962. It's a ...

Hide&Seek;Weekender offers drop-in gaming to London public

15 September 2012 |read more

Tokyo Jungle review

15 September 2012 | Bold and strange, Crispy's underdog adventure daringly attempts to upset the natural order of things. Novelty ...

Gamestation stores to be rebranded under Game name

14 September 2012 | 122 Gamestation outlets to be unified with parent company, rebranded stores to combine "best of both brands". ...

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Steam’s Most Popular Games

17 April 2014 |An anonymous reader writes "The folks at Ars Technica scraped a ton of gameplay data from Steam's player profiles to provide statistics on how many people own each game, and how often it's played. For example: 37% of the ~781 ...

Your StarCraft II Potential Peaked At Age 24

16 April 2014 |An anonymous reader writes "StarCraft II is popular among competitive gamers for having the depth necessary to reward differences in skill. A new study has found that your ability keep up with the game's frantic pace starts to ...

Ubisoft Hands Out Nexus 7 Tablets At a Game’s Press Event

16 April 2014 |An anonymous reader writes "With Watch Dogs launching next month, Ubisoft is ramping up the promotion. That includes holding press events to show off the game to journalists, many of whom will end up reviewing Watch Dogs. One such ...

Titanfall Dev Claims Xbox One Doesn’t Need DX12 To Improve Performance

13 April 2014 |MojoKid writes: "One of the hot topics in the wake of Titanfall's launch has been whether or not DirectX 12 would make a difference to the game's sometimes jerky framerate and lower-than-expected 792p resolution. According to ...

PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

13 April 2014 |An anonymous reader writes "Ars reports on a panel at PAX East which delved into the strength of the PC as a platform for games, and what its future looks like. The outlook is positive: 'Even as major computer OEMs produce numbers ...

Civilization: Beyond Earth Announced

13 April 2014 |An anonymous reader writes "Today at PAX East, Firaxis announced Civilization: Beyond Earth. It's a new Civ game inspired by their sci-fi strategy classic Alpha Centauri. Beyond Earth is currently planned to launch this year on the ...

Future Airline Safety Instructions Will Be Given By Game Apps

11 April 2014 |vrml (3027321) writes "They revealed the existence of their project only to aviation safety specialists at the recent FAA Conference on Cabin Safety in Philadelphia (PDF). Now a team of Italian researchers from the HCI Lab of the ...

Do Free-To-Play Games Get a Fair Shake?

10 April 2014 |An anonymous reader writes "This article makes the case that most gamers treat 'free-to-play' games with derision and scorn when they really shouldn't. The author refers to it as 'snobbery.' We've all either encountered or heard ...

How Riot’s Social Scientists Fight League of Legends Trolling

10 April 2014 |An anonymous reader writes "There's an interesting interview up today with Jeffrey Lin, lead designer of social systems for Riot, the game studio behind League of Legends. Lin has a PhD in cognitive neuroscience. His recognition ...

Interviews: Jonathan Coulton Answers Your Questions

10 April 2014 |We recently had the chance to talk with internet rock star and former code monkey Jonathan Coulton. We asked him a number of your questions and a few of our own about music, technology, and copyright issues. Read below to see what ...

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