CONDUIT | PAWLING, NEW YORK: Up close with the Conduit 2 collectible figurine. (Photo by Crecente)


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This Is How a Portal 2 Turret Is Made

While frantically escaping through this factory inside the Aperture Science testing facility, I stopped to enjoy these robots making sentry turrets then boxing them up for sale. More »


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A New Pokemon Adventure ( Time)

I love Adventure Time, but I sort of hate Pokemon. I'm so conflicted. More »


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Video Game Ratings Board Rejiggers to Prepare for Downloadable Games, Apple

Shortly after games began to flood the channels of Apple's iTunes I asked a developer friend of mine why the ESRB weren't rating the games headed for the iPhone and iPad. More »


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In Search Of Impossible Tasks Hidden Inside Regular Games

Commenter Sir BeefyChu is looking for super difficult challenges lurking in otherwise normal games in today's episode of Speak-Up on Kotaku. I need suggestions for games with horrific difficulty. More »


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The People Are Panning Portal 2

Portal 2 is getting rave reviews from critics (including from us), but it is getting torn to bits by angry gamers over at the review aggregation site Metacritic. More »


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Alienware Rolls Out 14-Inch Gaming Laptop

Unveiled today, Alienware's M14x starts at under $1,200, weighs less than seven pounds and can keep you gaming for up to six hours on one charge. The M14x may be the perfect fit for those of you who thought Alienware's 11-inch laptop was a bit to tiny for gaming on the go. More »


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Our First Look At Call of Duty: Black Ops' Escalation Map Pack

Here's our first look at Call of Duty: Black Ops' Escalation map pack, due out next month for the Xbox 360 and some later time for the PC and PS3. The map pack will run you 1200 Microsoft points ($15) like the first map pack. This video walks us through what to expect from this latest downloadable... More »


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The Latest Facebook Game Forgoes Farming For Sex, Drugs, Big Brother and Politics

Sex slavery, human trafficking, detention camps: The next big Facebook game forgoes farming and city building to explore concepts of universal human rights, violence against women and a future America stripped of civil liberties. Loaded with actors from shows like LOST, Alias and 24, America 2049... More »


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For Those Who Were Expecting Or Fearing A Cake Joke In Portal 2…

Ever hear someone say "The cake is a lie?" Ever hear that in the video game Portal, think it was clever the first 20 times and then get tired of it? I wasn't sure if I wanted there to be a cake joke in Portal 2 or not. More »


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Self-Professed Furry Charged With Xbox Live Child Abuse

A 19-year-old from Greece, New York, that identifies himself on Xbox Live as a "homosexual furry" has been arrested and charged for allegedly sexually abusing a boy under the age of 13 he met while playing on Xbox Live. More »



Man, I really wish I could find my consoles. They are, I hope, tucked away in the diminishing pile of boxes in my basement. Next time I'll actually label the boxes and not use a bizarre series of code words... –Brian Crecente


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