Rockstar Made L.A. Noire So Big, They Could Barely Fit It On One Disc…

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. » 5/05/11 2:20pm 5/05/11 2:20pm

Gamer Budgets Increase, but Tilt More Toward Mobile

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. » 2/18/11 10:00pm 2/18/11 10:00pm

Review: X-Men Reopens A Classic Six-Pack

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. » 12/19/10 7:30pm 12/19/10 7:30pm

Call of Duty: Black Ops Gets Its Own Limited Edition Jeep

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. » 9/15/10 2:30pm 9/15/10 2:30pm

Backyard Adaptations Of Video Game Classics

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. » 7/09/10 2:20pm 7/09/10 2:20pm

Stay Behind the Stanchion

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. » 6/17/10 2:00pm 6/17/10 2:00pm

Your First Look At Gears Of War 3

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. » 4/13/10 1:00am 4/13/10 1:00am

Adult Rated Video Games Bound For Australia?

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. » 3/21/10 9:52am 3/21/10 9:52am

Vibrating Football and Pocket Chess: The Future Past of Gaming At CES

Excalibur isn't just the name of a wicked-cool sword, it's also the name of a company that makes retro gaming products. » 1/10/10 12:30pm 1/10/10 12:30pm

And Now DC Comics Does Aion

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. » 9/02/09 11:20am 9/02/09 11:20am

GameStop Class Action Attorney Investigating Latest Used as New Claims

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. » 5/18/09 4:00pm 5/18/09 4:00pm

Nintendo Sends Game to Journos With Racial Epithet Surprise

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. » 12/03/08 1:20pm 12/03/08 1:20pm

Why A Castlevania Fighting Game? Ask Iga!

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… » 7/15/08 6:00pm 7/15/08 6:00pm

Check Out Our E3 Liveblogs, Win Fabulous Prizes

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. » 7/13/08 4:00pm 7/13/08 4:00pm

Body Types: Why Ivy's Boobs Are Such A Big, Big Deal

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. » 7/11/08 3:00pm 7/11/08 3:00pm