Welcome to the April 2010 edition of K Monthly, a look back at some of the best original coverage, including reviews, previews, features, weekly columns and more from Kotaku.
We kicked off the month with our week-long look at the role religion plays in video games, from nuns to zombies to being a god ourselves, in the aptly named Religion Week.
Some of the April's biggest news came from Hawaii, where Capcom held its annual Captivate event and finally lifted the veil on Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Other big reveals from April included Gears of War 3, the new XCOM, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Bungie's new home, and the formation of Respawn Entertainment, founded by former heads of Infinity Ward, a studio that slowly imploded over the course of the month.
Get caught up on all of Kotaku's original coverage with the April edition of K Monthly.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
What's My Motivation? Why We Play The Top 100 Games
by Mike Fahey
- Red Dead Reflection
The Real History Behind 2010's Big Western
by Luke Plunkett
- Like Father Like Son
How To Raise A Nerd
by Brian Ashcraft
- Can't Live With 'em, Can't Live Without 'em
My Painful Break-Up With Games
by Mike Fahey
- On Faith And Braaaiiinnnnsss
Infection Vs. Resurrection: The New Science of the Zombie
by Brian Crecente
- The Impact of Apple's Game Center
Gamers of the iPhone, Your Attention Please
by Brian Crecente
- iPad Review: Is This A Capable Gaming System?
- Splinter Cell Conviction Review: The Best Lurks In Shadows
- Super Street Fighter IV Review: Rebirth of a Gaming Nation
- Chaos Rings Review: Ring Around The iPhone
- Mikado Defenders Micro-Review: Sold For The iPhone, Made For The iPad
- Lead & Gold Review: Fool's Gold
- After Burner Climax Review: You Will Do A Barrel Roll
- 3D Dot Game Heroes Review: Connecting The Dots To The Past
- Left 4 Dead 2 'The Passing' Review: The New Mutants
- Does For the Win...Win?
- Espgaluda II iPhone Review: When Will My Phone Explode?
- 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
- Mass Effect 2: Kasumi - Stolen Memory Micro-Review: Boredom Amongst Thieves
- America's Test Kitchen: Let's Get Cooking Review: Top Chef
- Dead or Alive Paradise Review: A Bikini Toll
- Heavy Rain Chronicles: The Taxidermist Micro-Review: Let's Try That again
- Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening Micro-Review: Almost Going Number Two
- Mass Effect 2: Firewalker Micro-Review: Free Tanks, Enquire Within
PREVIEWS & IMPRESSIONS
- Okamiden Proves the Stylus is Mightier Than the Remote (Or Controller)
- Lost Planet 2 Multiplayer Demo Impressions: Konnichiwa, My Fellow Players
- Super Mario Galaxy 2 Preview: Tougher, Easier
- StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty: Once More Into The Campaign
- Halo: Reach Multiplayer Preview: A New Game, But Not Unfamiliar
- Lost In Shadow Preview: A Hidden Wii Gem?
- Rush'N Attack: Ex-Patriot Preview: The 80s Strikes Back
- Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Tutorial Analysis: Stop Yelling At Me
- Crysis 2 Preview: Two Ways To Save New York, New York
- Crackdown 2 Preview: In The Name Of Fun, They've Risked Disappointment
Well Played by Brian Crecente
- Halo, Modern Warfare and A Leap of Faith
- Culture Clash
- Do Video Games Shape Who We Are?
- The Accidental Preacher
- Nintendo Doesn't, Shouldn't Fear the iPad
Stick Jockey by Owen Good
- With Baseball Stats, Trying to Synthesize Real, Fun
- Can I Stop Worrying, and Learn to Love the Juice?
- Working the Angles to Make Video Game Baseball Look More Like TV
- Taking Games' Commentary Beyond Repeat Performances
- With a Video Game, a Small League Gate-Crashes the Big Time
- A Video Game Death Made For Me
- Nice Guys, Stressed Ladies And The Curious Ways They Play Video Games