Black and white are so passé. The new hotness is $13,700 gold Xbox Ones and PS4s, now for sale in Dubai.
Everyone's familiar with the great video game burial of 1983, a disposal of Atari 2600 cartridges so bizarre it's often taken to be urban myth. No, that's really how they got rid of colossal flops like E.T. and the Pac-Man port, 30 years ago this September.
We've got games that put you inside the eyeballs of men, and inside the cockpit of aircraft, but rarely do we get to venture into hte space in between. Slower, and lower, but because of that often a lot more fun.
Bullets pop out of the sand in front of me. They're going straight up. For a second I'm confused. I look up, thinking maybe I'm misinterpreting what I'm seeing, that someone is shooting down at me. Then the sand begins to shift and the ground I'm standing on gives way. We fall into a massive buried lobby, the glass…
Back in April, I was standing in a Miami beach-front hotel talking to people from Capcom, the games publisher that invited people like me to check out their new games. (We paid our own way, if you care). I joked that they could up the ante and do their event in Dubai next year. Too expensive, they laughed.
In Dubai, customs officials successfully blocked an attempt to smuggle over 48,000 counterfeit PlayStation games into the country. The value of the seized phony goods? Over US$1.3 million.
Kotaku reader Anas in Dubai was surprised to find a Kinect display at his local GeeKay Games, and even more surprised to see an Emirati getting down and funky to a little Lady Gaga.
The Dubai Police Force is looking for a game developer to help them create a virtual training program for their department, according to a Gamasutra job posting.
Sega's massive new Middle Eastern fun park opened its doors earlier this month, and already, die-hard Sega fans have popped in, cameras in hand, to see what it's like.