Her name is Johanna and she has a very big shield that she hits people with. Way to remain in character, Johanna!
Code name: S.T.E.A.M. is an interesting game. The art style is something reminiscent of the Silver Age of Comic Books mixed with Victorian undertones. Gameplay wise it takes mechanics from two popular, yet very distinct genres. Regardless of how the game looks or plays, one aspect that really baffled me when the game…
Some older fictional characters turn up again and again and again: Count Dracula and his foes, Victor Frankenstein, Dorothy Gale and the denizens of Oz. But Western literature's public domain is filled with excellent characters, many who deserve a bit more limelight.
Recently there has been a lot of discussions about the need for diversity in video games. There has been a lot of attention given to the call for inclusion of more female characters, of more gay and lesbian characters, and more characters of racial minorities. Today I'm here to talk about another group that is often…
Last year Jordan Weisman's Harebrained Schemes raised $1,895,772 via Kickstarter to create the ultimate game based on the magic-meets-technology pen-and-paper role-playing game, Shadowrun. Today we get our first look at Shadowrun Returns gameplay, and so far it's everything I wanted it to be.
Back in April a bunch of gamers and role-players got together to give Jordan Weisman and Harebrained Schemes more that $1.8 million to create the definitive Shadowrun game. The development team has been hunkered down in development since the Kickstarter ended, and now we get our first look at what your money has…
With Street Fighter X Tekken due out in early March, now is not the time for a tight trickle of new character reveals. That's why Capcom has dropped six new fighters on us today, three from their team and three from the opposition. Has your favorite character been confirmed?
In today's memorable edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Eatplaysleepmore thinks he's found a major character flaw in Bethesda's latest masterpiece. Do you agree?
Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 isn't just an additional twelve characters and a few new game modes, it's a chance for Capcom to tweak the mechanics and balance of the original game in such a way that it requires four videos to detail the changes to just the Marvel side of the cast.
You've seen the video, now take a look at the character selection screens for Blizzard DOTA, showing off the four classes and iconic heroes taking up arms in Blizzard's official StarCraft II mod.
It's commenter Aikage's turn to play Speak Up on Kotaku again, or should I say Commander Aikage? He wants to know what video game character you relate to the most, and you're going to tell him.
While the story of Capcom's upcoming DS adventure Okamiden is that of tiny wolf god Chibiterasu, it's the characters the young deity meets that paint the picture of a Nippon worthy of being saved from rampaging demons. Let's meet some!
You want a piece of Big Bull, the latest competitor unveiled for PlatinumGames' Anarchy Reigns? Oh he's got a piece for you, and you're not going to like it one bit.
New weapons, new maps, new characters. Gears of War 3 has them all.
"The world lies on the brink of destruction. Only a select few may be able to save it."
Activision confirms the downloadable content details leaked earlier this month for Transformers: War for Cybertron, with five "new" characters and four new multiplayer maps coming in the first character and map pack, due out next week.
A lot can (and has) been argued against the use of cut-scenes in games. They are broadly seen as an archaic film mechanic that stumbled into gaming convention in an age when games were too young and naïve to put forward any other alternative.
Yesterday we asked you to tell us who you wanted to see in Capcom's upcoming fighter Marvel Vs. Capcom 3. That was the easy question, now the hard one.
Blizzard has revealed the male model of Diablo III's wizard class, sporting a look that many late 70's, early 80's rock stars would have given all of their chest hair for.
Every Final Fantasy must have its Cid, and for Final Fantasy XIII it's Cid Raines.