The beat 'em up genre flourished in the nineties, with Capcom and Konami leading the way on the SNES and on the SEGA Genesis, as well as with a huge amount of great arcade games that never got a home console port.
You don't realize just how good a gaming year it's been until you look back at all of the games you actually played. From physics puzzlers to ninja simulators, 2012's library was full of interesting, creative, unique experiences.
Hey look, it's a video for the changes coming in The Secret World's Issue #2: Digging Deeper update. Plastic surgery, bazookas and an extension of "the Kingsmouth Code" investigation mission — these are things I would have been thrilled about two days ago. Now that lead designer Martin Bruusgaard has been let go,…
Today's Speak Up on Kotaku doles out equal parts PC love and PC hate, as Mr. Gilder attempts to install and launch Guild Wars 2.It's Gilder Wars!
Earlier this week Sony Online Entertainment revealed its new SOEmote technology, which enables EverQuest 2 players to map their facial expressions and mouth movements to their in-game character. This creeped many people the fuck out. I just had to try it.
In the futuristic 2025 setting of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, the United States has become locked in a second Cold War with China due largely to a shortage of rare earth elements, which are vital in the creation of a lot of the technology and advanced military hardware we use today.
The nominees for the 2012 Game Developers Choice awards have been announced. The awards, which will be held at March's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, are one (if not the) most prestigious awards ceremonies in gaming. They occur the same night and location as the Independent Games Festival (IGF) awards.
Earlier this year Polish developer CD Projekt Red got into a legal scuffle with Namco Bandai over the distribution rights to the Xbox 360 port of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Now a French court has made it quite clear: THQ is out, and Namco Bandai is in.
If you listened closely, you may already know that Brooklyn band The National recorded a song "Exile Vilify" for Portal 2. And now Valve is holding a music video contest for it. Win and get swag from Valve and the band [http://www.ThinkWithPortals.com]
If you're going to review Portal 2, that's cool with me if you don't bring up Jesus. Seriously, I'm totally okay with that.
The Killzone card game is not official. A fan made it, and now you can play it.
Sucker Punch's inFamous for the PlayStation 3 was a comic book superhero origin story without a comic book. Thanks to DC Comics, there is now a comic book series on the way, with Doug Mahnke cover art to boot.
Exactly a year after rolling out Windows 7 with much fanfare, Microsoft seems to be finally remembering the gamers who help make their platform so popular.
Capcom will be invading the Penny Arcade Expo later this week with a chance for you to go hands-on with eight of their upcoming games.
What would Mass Effect 2 look like on a PlayStation 3? It might look like this, when it comes out in January 2011, but this is just a teaser:
The fact that your player keeps fighting after he or she dies in Guild Wars 2 is almost as shocking as the fact that the game has no dedicated healer class. ArenaNet's Jon Peters, Eric Flannum, and Isaiah Cartwright explain.
Keiji Inafune is worried that you might think that Capcom doesn't want to work with Western game developers anymore, that the studio that made Mega Man, Street Fighter and Resident Evil would happily just back games made in Japan.
The latest Guild Wars 2 class in the spotlight is the warrior, a master of weapons powered by adrenalin and suited for any situation, thanks to the game's newly-revealed traits system.
If we're going to complain about Modern Warfare 2 DLC including older maps, should we also complain about the return of the original Lost Planet's Frozen Wasteland as one of two maps in Lost Planet 2's second map pack?
When Osaka-based Capcom isn't making popular video games, it is doing something else entirely: ragging on the Japanese game industry.