Kotaku Originals: Warfare of Attrition

Few stories can overwhelm a major game reveal like Gears of War 3, but the disintegration of the studio that pumped out 2009's cash powerhouse definitely qualifies. If ever there was a week for pyrrhic news victories, this was it.

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Call of Duty: Legal Warfare
The Modern Warfare Fight: Your Guide to Activision Vs. Infinity Ward
The Studio Behind Modern Warfare Is "Dead," Insider Says [UPDATE]
EA: Call Of Duty's Publisher Shoots Race Horses (?)
Today's Update On The Great Modern Warfare Developer Bailout
Modern Warfare Developer Sees More Key Departures Today
Modern Warfare Team Loses Two More Veterans [Update]
Modern Warfare Publisher Unruffled By New Competitor
Ex-Modern Warfare Creators Haven't Hatched New Game Idea Yet, Won't Make Battlefield

Gears of War 3
Let's Round Up Gears of War 3 Stuff
Gears of War 3 Now Has Actual Worldwide Release Dates
What Is That Mesmerizing Gears of War 3 Trailer Music?
Gears of War Designer Talks To Jimmy Fallon
Your First Look At Gears Of War 3

Reviews, Previews, Hands-On and Impressions
Espgaluda II iPhone Review: When Will My Phone Explode?
Frankenreview: Splinter Cell: Conviction
Kick-Ass Movie Review: Please Step Away From The Comic Book
Star Wars Cantina Micro-review: Serve Greedo First
Final Fight: Double Impact Micro-Review: Take Two and Call It a Classic
Alienware M11x Review: Ultraportable Gaming
Lost In Shadow Preview: A Hidden Wii Gem?
Splinter Cell Conviction Review: The Best Lurks In Shadows
Rush'N Attack: Ex-Patriot Preview: The 80s Strikes Back
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Tutorial Analysis: Stop Yelling At Me

Columns
Lisa Foiles: How Not To Play Games On TV, From Someone Who's Been There
Speak-Up On Kotaku: Too Many Pokémon, Not Enough Gaming Clothes, Closer, And Late Bloomers
Tim Rogers: The Life of Game: Why I Live In Japan
Well Played: The Accidental Preacher
Stick Jockey: Taking Games' Commentary Beyond Repeat Performances

Features
My Painful Break-Up With Games

News
X-Com Is Back!
Blizzard Is Selling World Of Warcraft Mounts Because Players Demanded Them
Bionic Commando Rearmed Makers Get 1Up With New Studio
Dick Cheney, Video Game Villain?
Dubbing Or Subtitles? Take Your Pick!
Ten Unforgettable Video Game Songs
2K Studio Name Madness Continues With New XCOM Game
Another New "X-Com" Game, And It's Not A Shooter
God of War III, Pokemon & More Battle It Out For March's Bestseller Crown
Sony Launching 3D Games This June
Just Look At That Super Mario Swag
What's The Big Deal About A New XCOM?
It's Like Gears of War, But With Angry Deer
Why Did Apple Break a Broken System?
The Grey Developers (Or, Where Did All The Young Ones Go?)
A Place To Drink Coffee With Gundam
Super Mario and Japan's National Pride
The Winner Of The Tester Explains Why He Wanted To Win Work
Final Fantasy Composer's Chocobo Cosplay Wishes, Avatar Scoring Dreams
Crysis Creator Wishes Apple Was More Enthusiastic About Computer Gaming
Should She Be Chainsawable?
Splinter Cell: Conviction Freezing On Xbox 360s, Temporary Fix Available [UPDATE: Fixed?]
"Brutality" Of Console Gamers Sharpened Crysis 2, Didn't Dumb It Down
Spelunking Through ‘Heavy Rain's' plot holes [Spoilers]
Capcom's Annual Private Game Fest Promises to Captivate
Darksiders: The Book Of Hell (And Pretty Ladies)

The End of Original Xbox Live
Still No Official Shutdown Time For Xbox Live Support Of Original Xbox [UPDATE]
Title Update 4 Never Brings Theater, Forge Support To Halo 2
Today, The Original Xbox Live Dies

Screengrabs
Origin Of Plant-Fighting Zombies Currently Unknown

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