Not Sure How to Feel About That Flashback Re-Make? Listen to The…

Here’s how much I loved Flashback: The Quest for Identity: when a clearly unsanctioned version of the classic sci-fi platformer surfaced on Apple’s App Store a few years ago, I knew better than to buy it. But I did anyway. I think the janky code successfully ran only once. It wasn’t enough to rekindle my memories of… » 4/11/13 2:30pm 4/11/13 2:30pm

'Nintendo's Doomed, They Should Go Third-Party!'—Said Everyone, Ever.

Yesterday, former Epic Games designer and Dead Space aficionado Cliff Bleszinski was quoted by GamesIndustry International about what he perceived as the worst turmoil the industry's experienced since the eighties. The situation was so bad, he suggested, that even Nintendo might throw in the towel and go… » 2/26/13 1:30pm 2/26/13 1:30pm

Let's Look At What Sony's Past Console Reveals Could Say About…

As you might have heard, Sony's (most likely) officially announcing the next PlayStation tomorrow. This isn't the first console reveal Sony has done, though. Let's think back to those times. What information was Sony willing to part with during their very first reveals for their other big consoles? It might give us… » 2/19/13 1:00pm 2/19/13 1:00pm

What People Used To Say About The Sega Dreamcast

Today, we've got Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony vying for control of the console market. But there was a time when Sega was also a contender. Their last home console, the Dreamcast, is still getting games (sort of) despite being fourteen years old. But what was it about the Dreamcast that inspired such devotion? Let's… » 2/08/13 12:00pm 2/08/13 12:00pm

What People Used To Say About The Original PlayStation

Everyone's talking about the PS4. There are details popping up. Dates being announced. Hell, even mock-ups being created. So why don't we take a break from all that, and check out what they used to say about the very first PlayStation? Let's take a look! » 2/06/13 9:00am 2/06/13 9:00am

So, dear readers, do you remember the PlayStation…

The Pac-Man Dookie Epic, Now Digitally Remastered

This week marks my third anniversary with Kotaku, spending all of that as the site's weekend editor. On my third weekend here, my brother Fletch and I unloaded this post - "Two Brothers Meditating Upon Questions of Pac-Man," originally published April 19, 2008. A hypothetical calculation of Pac-Man's, er, metabolic… » 4/02/11 6:00pm 4/02/11 6:00pm