You can't judge a video game by the number of discs it ships on—not unless you're prepared to declare the four-disc Lost Odyssey as the best Xbox 360 game of all time. You can, however, judge the intent of the developer to give you a whole lot for your dollar.
Did you spend less on games last year? More on mobile purchases? Ratings research firm Nielsen said gamers shifted their budgets into mobile app purchases and "other leisure activities," mirroring the widely-bemoaned sales decline seen last year.
Konami's X-Men couldn't have arrived at a more nostalgic time for me. Released my freshman year, I stayed on campus until they kicked everyone out for Christmas break, and went flat broke playing X-Men at the Electric Company Mall in Raleigh.
In what could be part of the ultimate collector's edition for Black Ops, Chrysler will soon be rolling out a limited Call of Duty edition of the Jeep Wrangler.
Growing up meant summers spent outside for me. Long days locked outside with no hope of returning home until the sun fell and my parents called us for dinner.
Chuck actor Zac Levi checks out the Nintendo booth at E3. Photo from Nintendo America's twitter feed.
One life to live? More like 20 Games to Play. This actor looks enthralled. Photo from Nintendo America's twitter feed.
Seriously. These life sized Halo Reach statues are too realistic to tempt me to climb over the barrier. As snapped by Stephen Totilo at the L.A. Convention Center.
Even though guests are watching a game, not playing one, the World Cup viewing area is one of the most crowded screens at E3.
While we already know Gears of War 3 is on its way in April 2011, the game made its public debut earlier tonight on the Jimmy Fallon show, giving us our first 73-second look at the Xbox shooter.
No, not yet, but the possibility of Australia getting games rated 18 and older has increased quite a bit with the chief opponent to the move, trouble-plagued South Australian Attorney General Michael Atkinson, stepping down from office this weekend.
Excalibur isn't just the name of a wicked-cool sword, it's also the name of a company that makes retro gaming products.
No video game is safe from DC Comics' WildStorm imprint, as NCsoft's Aion becomes the latest title to get the comic book treatment, with a special issue available at PAX or with purchase at GameStop.
GameStop's alleged practice of selling games played by employees as new could be a violation of the class action lawsuit settlement that the national retailer agreed to, according to the attorney who handled the case.
A copy of DS title Animal Crossing Wild World sent out to media yesterday by Nintendo came loaded with most of the game's secrets unlocked, it also included a nasty surprise.
Ever since it was revealed that the new Castlevania game for the Nintendo Wii, Castlevania Judgment, would be a fighting game, one question has been on fans' minds. Is that really Fahey standing next to Castlevania creator Koji Igarashi, and why does he look so rough? I am hunching down to try not to tower over Iga…
It's the E3 Eve and just about all of Kotaku is either in LA right now or on their way there. This year's E3 might be a shortened affair, one that only runs Monday through Thursday, but that doesn't mean there isn't going to be tons of news breaking, including a couple of surprises, and lots of amazing games shown off.
Ah, the onward march of technology. Though the fiddly arguments over what "next gen" really means are unceasing, the general trend is that games get bigger, slicker, richer and more lifelike with every passing year.