Far Cry 3: The Kotaku Review

Here's what happened: I was soaring above a gorgeous tropical island in a hang-glider when I heard gunfire below. Waaaay down on the road below, a gang of friendly islanders was going toe-to-toe with a band of ruthless pirates. I banked around and dropped in low, landing just inside the treeline. I pulled out my… » 11/21/12 12:00pm 11/21/12 12:00pm

The Mind Behind Far Cry 2 Leaves LucasArts Without Shipping a Single…

A sprawling Boba Fett action/stealth game. A Jedi adventure full of edgy moral relativism. Disturbing explorations of Jabba the Hutt's sex trafficking. These were the kinds of experiences folks were expecting Clint Hocking to create when he announced his move to LucasArts two years ago. But Hocking is leaving the… » 6/29/12 2:30pm 6/29/12 2:30pm

Enough Zelda! Here Are 5 Less-Common Video Game Themes Orchestras…

From Zelda to Final Fantasy, we've seen plenty of dedicated video game orchestral concerts over the years. Only a week or so ago, there was a huge Legend of Zelda concert in Los Angeles, and next week will see the release of a collection of video game music from the London Philharmonic. » 11/01/11 8:20pm 11/01/11 8:20pm

Stealth Gameplay Isn't Enough: Give Me the Thrill of the Hunt

I finally finished Crytek's Crysis 2 last week and surprised myself by immediately firing up a new game and starting it over from the beginning. Sure, Crysis 2 is a slick, well-made first-person shooter, but it's fairly unremarkable on the surface. So why, when I had so many other games I could (or should) be playing,… » 8/15/11 8:00pm 8/15/11 8:00pm