Didn't Feel the Earthquake? Here Are 5.9 Games That Let You Recreate It

Earthquakes are great and terrible forces, destroying homes, claiming lives, and reminding humanity as a whole that this planet we crawl across isn't as solid as it seems. The east coast of the U.S. found that out today. For the rest of us, there are video games. » 8/23/11 5:00pm 8/23/11 5:00pm

Go Play Games With Earthquakes In Them

October 17 marks the anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake — that famous 1989 one that rocked Northern California during an Oakland Athletics/San Francisco Giants game. » 10/12/09 5:30am 10/12/09 5:30am

The Best Dirt As Voted By Kotakuland

Our Fracture » 10/29/08 8:00am 10/29/08 8:00am contest has drawn to a close and Kotakuland has chosen the winner. Many thanks to all who entered and congrats to all the finalists. The winning entry is "Dirt Portal." Will the individual who created this please shoot us an email at kotakucontestATgmailDOTcom to claim a copy of the game ? Thanks. For…

Fracture Contest! Last Day For Entries

This is it! Monday. The last day for entries for the Fracture contest. The good news is that we've only gotten a handful of entries. So if you enter, the chances of you actually being a finalist are much higher. And if your chances of being a finalist are higher, then your chances of actually winning are even higher!… » 10/27/08 4:00am 10/27/08 4:00am

Moon Patrol Diorama Of DIRT

There's one word for this, and it's "AWESOME." Reader Hardware sent along this entry for our Fracture » 10/22/08 12:00am 10/22/08 12:00am dirt contest. Hardware writes: "For my entry, I thought what would be better made of dirt than the original terrain deformation game: !" That's right, we're giving away a copy of , a multi-platform title that features…

Win Fracture, So Easy, So Dirty

Yep, yep. We're giving away a copy of Fracture » 10/20/08 8:00am 10/20/08 8:00am, a multi-platform title that features deformable terrain. Here's the contest: Make something with dirt. Anything! Dirt painting, dirty sculpture, dirty dirt dirt. Take a picture, put a Kotaku sign on it and send it to kotakucontestATgmailDOTcom. Good luck! [Official Site]

The Greatest Dirt Beard, Perhaps Ever

Behold! The magnificent dirt » 10/15/08 8:40am 10/15/08 8:40am beard. That's right, our contest is in full-swing. Kotakuite Temperature writes, "For this contest, I decided to grow a magnificent dirt-beard. Only 3 days growth!" Awesome. Simply, awesome. Don't know what's going on? Let's bring you up to speed: We're giving away a copy of Fracture, a…

Fracture Review: Breaking New Ground

LucasArts' 3rd person shooter Fracture has gone through a lot of changes since we first saw it back at E3 2007, but one thing has always remained the same - changes. The ability to raise and lower the earth plays heavily into Fracture's gameplay, giving your character the upper hand against the DNA-altering Pacifican… » 10/07/08 3:20pm 10/07/08 3:20pm

Fracture Demo Hits Next Week

A demo for upcoming LucasArts sci-fi shooter will hit the Playstation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace on Sept. 18, LucasArts announced today. The demo will allow players to mess around with the game's terrain deformation, the key gameplay mechanic that separates Fracture from all of those other shooters flooding… » 9/10/08 12:00pm 9/10/08 12:00pm

'Tactical Landscaping': Architecture for Games

The game-related posts on architecture blog BLDGBLOG are few and far between, but generally worth waiting for. This week, Geoff Manaugh took a look at Fracture » 8/30/08 1:00pm 8/30/08 1:00pm and , especially in terms of the game mechanics of deforming or otherwise changing the terrain. Looking at game design elements from an architectural…

Fracture Multiplayer - The View From Germany

I'm relatively sure that my experience with Fracture's multiplayer mode at the Games Convention in Leipzig is a whole lot like what AJ experienced on her experience in San Francisco » 8/23/08 4:20pm 8/23/08 4:20pm, only we had much better beer. She's already gone over the modes, the guns, and the grenades, all the while fulfilling Kotaku's quote of…

New Fracture Walkthrough Talks About Multiplayer

In this latest video from Fracture, Seth Benton Senior Multiplayer lead tells us how the multilayer will work in the game. The game will be coming to Xbox 360 and PS3.
Fracture Multiplayer - Fisting and Other Indoor Sports » 8/21/08 6:40pm 8/21/08 6:40pm

Fracture Multiplayer - Fisting And Other Indoor Sports

Fracture's multiplayer is everything you'd expect from a shooter with online capabilities. A 16-man » 8/21/08 5:40pm 8/21/08 5:40pm 12-man blitz of violence with exploding death, capture the flag and many a shotgun to the face. So what's the twist? Besides that spiffy terrain altering gun you heard all about earlier? It's all about the Vortex…

Fracture Impressions - How Is This Different Than Halo?

Last week, I went to the stronghold of George Lucas » 8/21/08 3:00am 8/21/08 3:00am LucasArts in the posh Presidio of San Francisco for some hands-on with the multiplayer mode of Fracture. Too bad I can't tell you about it, because the embargo expires tomorrow. But! I can tell you about the single player mode that I snuck back in to see today…After…

Fracture: Here Is Fracture

You can generally tell how much a company is pushing a game at a trade show by the amount of assets they make available for it. Having said that, here are three screenshots of Fracture, a game that was briefly presented by LucasArts between The Clone Wars and Force Unleashed, as if to say here...you're going to have… » 7/21/08 3:00pm 7/21/08 3:00pm

New Fracture Trailer: Terradeforming in Action

And here's another trailer, this new one for Fracture courtesy (world exclusive of course) of Gametrailers. It gives us a look at the terrain deformation integral to Fracture's storyline and gameplay — under a narration from, apparently, President Wayne Palmer of 24. » 6/01/08 11:00am 6/01/08 11:00am

LucasArts Breaks Ground On New Fracture Website

LucasArts and Day 1 Studios is getting ready to release their terraforming shooter Fracture this fall, and they're rolled out the newly updated website for the game to help get the hype train started right! Along with the standard videos, screenshots, and developer blogs, the site is launching a brand new… » 5/30/08 12:40pm 5/30/08 12:40pm