Farewell UMD

MUSEUM DISPLAY | A man looks at Universal Media Discs (UMD) that are used in Sony's initial entrant into the handheld gaming device market, the PlayStation Personal (PSP), on opening day of the 10th annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) May 12, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Farewell UMD

We Played the NGP's First Wave, The Future of Portable PlayStation Gaming

Uncharted Golden Abyss is the best reason, but certainly not the only one, to buy Sony's still-codenamed Next Generation Portable. [Read our impressions]

The Artsy Surprise
Sound Shapes
View the screenshots | Read our impressions
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Now There's a Toy Dog You Control With Your Nintendo DS

Kids love video games, and kids love dogs, so Sega Toys and Activision Publishing have combined the two in Wappy Dog, a virtual pet game for the Nintendo DS that's a little less virtual, thanks to the bundled dog robot. More »


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Jesus Explains How To Deal With Negative Forum Comments

Sometiumes people say things in internet forums we don't agree with. In today's Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter JesusChrist tells us how to deal with these unpleasant situations. More »


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Haunting Half Life 2 Mod Dear Esther To Receive Substantial Overhaul, 2011 Commercial Release

In 2008, Dan Pinchbeck of the University of Portsmouth created an interactive "ghost story" titled Dear Esther using Valve's Source Engine, and its associated Half Life 2 art assets. More »


Farewell UMD

Uncharted Golden Abyss Delivers a Home Console Experience

Uncharted Golden Abyss is the best reason, but certainly not the only one, to buy Sony's still-codenamed Next Generation Portable.
It is a game that delivers what you'd expect from a console, it cuts no corners, offers no excuses. More »


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Reality Fighter Puts Your Face, Your World in NGP Brawling

It looks like Face Raiders has a challenger.
When Nintendo's 3DS launched in March we were blown away by its clever use of augmented reality gaming to bolster what was a relatively humdrum launch line-up. More »


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Everyday Shooter's Evolution Arrives on NGP as Sound Shapes

It shouldn't come as a surprise that one of the most interesting, most surprising games coming to Sony's new portable is the one from the man behind Indie darling Everyday Shooter.
In Everyday Shooter you're presented an "album" of shoot-em-ups, each with its own gameplay-influencing music and... More »


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A Hero Returns to His 2D Roots in the Gorgeous Rayman Origins

After countless attempts to bring limbless platforming wonder into the 3D world, creator Michel Ancel returns to knock Rayman down a plane and craft one stunner of a 2D platformer in Rayman Origins. More »


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Wipeout 2048 Delivers Voice Control, PS3 Competition to the NGP

Futuristic anti-grav racer Wipeout is a great fit for portables. It was a launch title for the original Playstation Portable and it looks like the latest iteration will be a launch title for the NGP.

Wipeout 2048
offers smooth controls and liquid fast graphics as you zip around the game's... More »


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Super Stardust Delta Delivers a Shifted Perspective On the Shoot-Em Up

Not all NGP titles are reinventions of games found on the Playstation 3. Sometimes, like in the case of Super Stardust Delta, they're simply an evolution.
The changes made to shift Stardust onto Sony's upcoming portable seem relatively minor: More »


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Rainbow Six Set to Invade New York With Home-Grown Terrorism

A new interpretation of the classic Rainbow Six, the tough-as-nails tactical shooter that asked gamers to carefully plan out the nuance of a breach like a choreographed dance, is in the works, a source familiar with the unannounced Ubisoft shooter tell Kotaku.
We've also heard that the game will in... More »


Farewell UMD

What is America's Fetish This Week? Great White Teeth

When reality star Angel Porrino stepped out in front of the cameras for a Memorial Day party she was hosting, the starlet stopped and smiled. She tucked in her chin and ran her tongue over her teeth. More »


Farewell UMD

Check Out These Batman: Arkham City Batarang Controllers

Batman: Arkham City is getting its own LED-lit, bat-logoed controller, Power-A tells Kotaku.
The officially licensed Batman: Arkham City controllers for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 include LED illumination effects with the ability to switch between seven built-in colors, dual rumble motors and... More »


Augmented-Reality Combat
Reality Fighters
View the screenshots |... More »


It looks like we've finally seen the last of the UMD. Here's hoping that Sony's Next Generation Portable doesn't have a new, poorly conceived media format anchoring it down. I like everything else I've seen and heard about the device so far. –Brian Crecente

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