Welcome To Mobile Gaming, Angry Dungeon Keeper Fans

After spending the better part of two years covering the mobile gaming beat for Kotaku, I found myself puzzled over the anger surrounding the free-to-play features and rating policies of EA Mobile's new Dungeon Keeper game. Then it hit me — you guys must be new. » 2/07/14 5:00pm 2/07/14 5:00pm

Konami Jumps into Major League Baseball—but It's on Facebook

For those wondering what publisher would pick up a Major League Baseball license this coming year, it's Konami but, alas, it is not for any console title. MLB Dream Nine is now out on Facebook, and it's about what you would expect—a rigored click-this player-management simulation that has very little to do witb the… » 10/03/12 10:00pm 10/03/12 10:00pm

University Researchers Discover Cure for FarmVille Bots

If you are a company who rakes in millions making social games for Facebook, I have good news for you. Researchers at N.C. State University have developed the means of more accurately detecting bot accounts without alerting their owners, so the game's developers can shut them down and kick those freeloading sons of… » 9/29/12 5:00pm 9/29/12 5:00pm

Sons Of Anarchy Game Adaptation Has 'No Traction,' But That's Better Than …

Done right, the well regarded FX biker gang series Sons of Anarchy would seem to be a natural fit for a game adaptation. It's got guns, violence, antiheroes and a natural open-world setting. Doing it right, however, takes a lot of money and commitment. That is is why the series is getting "NO TRACTION" toward a video… » 8/12/12 5:00pm 8/12/12 5:00pm

Average Gamers are Going To Hate BioShock Infinite‘s 1999 Mode

When you first spin up BioShock Infinite later this year don't expect to see the recently-announced retro-difficult 1999 mode on the main menu. That's because it's so tough Ken Levine doesn't want "the non old-school, hardcore gamer" stumbling into it. » 1/23/12 12:00pm 1/23/12 12:00pm

1 vs. 100 Finds New Life on Facebook

People sometimes forget that 1 vs. 100, the MMO gameshow offered by Xbox Live from 2009 to 2010, is based on an actual gameshow of the same name and format, running in several countries, including the U.S. from 2006 to 2008. Though Microsoft declined to bring it back for a third season, it'll be resuscitated as a… » 4/09/11 3:00pm 4/09/11 3:00pm