So THAT'S What They're Saying In Civ IV's Intro

Vocalists Peter Hollens (a Kotaku regular) and Malukah (you may have heard her work before) have teamed up to deliver one hell of a cover of the intro song for Civilization IV. » 8/19/14 10:36pm 8/19/14 10:36pm

Video Games Finally Won A Grammy

The medium of video games won its first ever Grammy tonight. Yeah, it's for a song that was featured in a game that's nearly six years old, but we'll take it where we can get it! » 2/14/11 4:30am 2/14/11 4:30am

The Four Songs In The Way Of A Video Game Grammy

Somehow the theme song for 2005's Civilization IV is being nominated for a 2011 Grammy. The makers of the game have said that Christopher Tin's Baba Yetu would become the first gaming song to win one. But it's got competition. » 12/07/10 11:00am 12/07/10 11:00am

Civilization IV's Opening Theme A Finalist For Grammy

The opening theme for Civilization IV is the first original composition associated with a video game to be a finalist nominee for a Grammy. The track, "Baba Yetu," is in the "Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists" category. » 12/04/10 1:00am 12/04/10 1:00am

Developer Turns To Mod Maker To Fix Broken Game

When a retail game from a noted PC developer launches and is then quickly found to be broken, who do you bring in to help fix things? In Stardock's case, they hired a guy who made mods for Civilization. » 10/13/10 5:30am 10/13/10 5:30am

God Was A Math Problem

Exactly how many bullets can kill a person? How many apples can one man carry? In real life, the answers vary. In a video game, real life must be explained in numbers. That includes religion: how it spreads, who believes. » 4/21/10 3:00pm 4/21/10 3:00pm

Box Art Has To Cover All The Bases

As I covered in the feature on box art and game logos I did last week, putting together a game's cover isn't as easy as you'd think it is. Especially when you take a look at a work in progress. » 2/22/10 4:30am 2/22/10 4:30am

Judging The Covers Of Games, And How To Make Them Better

You see them every day, whether browsing in a store, clicking through the internet or looking at a shelf in your living room, but have you ever wondered what kind of thinking goes into creating a game's cover? » 2/18/10 1:20pm 2/18/10 1:20pm

Civilization IV Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving

It's testament to the longevity of Civilization IV that, four years on from release, not only am I still playing it, but that 2K can repackage the game safe in the knowledge it will sell. » 5/06/09 1:30am 5/06/09 1:30am

A Look at the New Civilization Colonization Trailer


For years we have kept Kotaku tower a closely guarded secret. However, today we revealed our rendition of it. » 8/19/08 1:00pm 8/19/08 1:00pm Wouldn't it be nice to build a Kotaku colony? We could have little Crecentes and Faheys running around. This of course brings us to this new Sid Meir's Civilization IV Colonization Trailer. In the video we…