Here’s Lex Luthor (and More Villains) from the Superman Video Game That…

Great Rao, does the Man of Steel have terrible video game luck or what? Either the games that have Kal-El as the main character suck tremendously or they never get finished in the first place. » 1/10/12 5:30pm 1/10/12 5:30pm

Ex-Factor 5 Employees Cry Fraud

Former employees of the recently shuttered Factor 5 studio in California are taking the company to court, claiming that it fraudulently transferred assets, including source code for the next Rogue Squadron title. » 6/17/09 10:40am 6/17/09 10:40am

A Reporter's Memories Of Factor 5

The closing of Factor 5 today is sure to affect many developers and gamers. With the studio shuttered, I'd like to share my experiences with it as a gamer and reporter. » 5/14/09 6:00pm 5/14/09 6:00pm

Factor 5 Officially Shuttered

There were layoffs and rumors of studio closings, but now it's finally confirmed. According to the company website, the San Rafael-based Factor 5 studio has officially closed its doors. » 5/14/09 10:20am 5/14/09 10:20am

What Factor 5's Superman Once Looked Like...

Lair and Rogue Squadron developer Factor 5 was hard at work on a Superman video game before it contracted a near-fatal case of Brash Entertainment Publishing Agreement Syndrome. This is what that game looked like. » 3/09/09 9:40pm 3/09/09 9:40pm

Rumor: Factor 5 Goes Ker-plop

Earlier we posted rumors that Factor 5 laid off half its staff. Now comes word the whole studio just closed. I guess everyone's answer to the economy is just to give up. » 12/20/08 4:00pm 12/20/08 4:00pm

Rumor: Factor 5 Sacks Half Its Staff

Lair developer Factor 5 was hit with layoffs today, cutting its staff in half after letting go a reported thirty-seven employees. Edge cites a "well placed source" who confirms the developer's recently publicized money woes. » 12/15/08 9:00pm 12/15/08 9:00pm

Rumor: Lair Dev Out Of Funding, Can't Pay Employees

Lair developer Factor 5 may be the latest to face harsh economic realities, according to a blog from one of its employees. Citing insufficient funding, Factor 5 allegedly had to put one unannounced project on hold. » 12/08/08 9:00pm 12/08/08 9:00pm

Brash Hit By Lay Offs, Kills Game

Earlier this week we heard rumblings that movie-game publisher Brash Entertainment was hit with massive lay-offs and struggling to stay afloat. Citing tough economic times, Brash confirmed to Kotaku that they have indeed instituted a "cost reduction plan" but say they're not going under. More than 20 people have been… » 11/07/08 10:00am 11/07/08 10:00am

Kid Icarus Wii May Look Like This (But We Hope Not)

Gaming site Kombo got themselves a nice exclusive today in the form of purported concept art from Factor 5, artwork that was reportedly used in a pitch to Nintendo for a potential Kid Icarus game for the Wii. According to Kombo, the Lair and Rogue Squadron developer is actively pursuing a Wii entry in the series—a… » 5/08/08 10:40pm 5/08/08 10:40pm