The New Gauntlet Lets Me Exercise My Inner Demon

In the original arcade classic Gauntlet it was "Elf shot the food." In the new version launched on Steam today, it's "Elf dodges through enemies, leaving us to fend for ourselves while he scoops up all of the gold." I can live with that. » 9/23/14 5:30pm 9/23/14 5:30pm

Arcade Classic Gauntlet Is Getting A Remake

First released in 1985, Gauntlet was a genre-defining arcade dungeon crawler. Now, it's being re-released for PC, in the form of a top-down co-op action RPG, all prettied up and modernized for a new audience. » 3/17/14 9:30am 3/17/14 9:30am

Hardcore Social: Dungeon Rampage is a Bloody Good Time

Playing social games doesn't have to mean clicking on a farm. In Dungeon Rampage's case, social means wading into hordes of enemies and traversing perilous dungeons side-by-side with other people; you know — old school social, the way your mother used to make it. » 11/09/12 3:05pm 11/09/12 3:05pm

Video Games' First Spoken Words Still Sound Good Today

When it released in 1980, computer voice compression cost around $1,000 per word. Berzerk spoke about 20, and it was a sensation. Gorf and later Wizard of Wor likewise used speech synthesis to heckle players. » 10/19/12 10:30pm 10/19/12 10:30pm

Gauntlet Reimagined, Looks (Mostly) Badass

Artist Dave Rapoza, whose amazing work we've featured before here on Kotaku, let us know over the weekend about a little competition his (and fellow artist Dan Warren's) website, Crimson Daggers, was running. » 1/16/12 3:30am 1/16/12 3:30am

This T-Shirt Is Making Me, Among Other Things, Hungry

This is what happens when Paul Robertson, of Scott Pilgrim and Pirate Baby's Cabana Battle Street Fight fame, sits down and designs something with Meat Bun, of rad gaming t-shirts game. » 9/21/10 5:30am 9/21/10 5:30am

Seems Google's Designers Played A Lot Of Gauntlet

Google's Android platform has a cute little robot logo, but what's this? The inspiration behind it is not, as I first thought, Metal Mickey, but is actually a Gauntlet game? » 9/06/10 10:00pm 9/06/10 10:00pm

Hearing Voices - The Top Faceless Game Announcers

While I generally don't pay too much attention to Maxim's video game coverage, mainly because I don't feel like I fit into their core demographic (Maxim readers), every once in a while the magazine that gave Sudeki for the Xbox 5 stars has something interesting to offer. Like a list of the 7 Greatest Faceless… » 11/18/08 1:40pm 11/18/08 1:40pm

New Xbox Originals: Stubbs And Gauntlet

I'd be quite interested to see the process involved with choosing what games become Xbox Live Arcade Xbox Originals. I am beginning to think a hat is involved. While some of the picks so far have been no-brainers, others are a bit more questionable. » 5/14/08 1:40pm 5/14/08 1:40pm