Dragonfall Is The Shadowrun I Know And Love

Meet Blitz, Glory, Dietrich and Eiger. They're my crew. There are no other runners I'd rather have at my back as I make my way through the stable anarchy of 2054 Berlin. So what if they're not real? In Shadowrun Returns' upcoming Dragonfall expansion, they're better than life. » 2/18/14 10:00pm 2/18/14 10:00pm

The Death of a Taiwanese Game Shop

Shopkeeper Ms. Wang has run a video games shop in Taipei for well over 10 years. Located in the underground Taipei City Mall, Wang's shop is one of two mom and pop stores that specialise in selling retro games. Now, after more than a decade, she's talking about calling it quits and moving on towards something else. » 1/27/14 6:30am 1/27/14 6:30am

The Best Gamers on the Planet Are Trying to Kill Batman

The writer who teams up two of the world's most popular superheroes every month says that Superman probably plays a lot of iPhone games. Batman? Civilization all the way, with old school board games in the mix, too. But a next-next-next-generation console being used by a supervillain might prove to be more than either… » 11/05/13 4:00pm 11/05/13 4:00pm

All the Ways Hollywood Tried to Ruin Gravity

Gravity took nearly four (and a half) years to make. That means for four years, Alfonso Cuarón had to deflect a lot of not-so-great ideas from the studio that had invested millions into his risky endeavor. Thanks to our exclusive interview with the director, we now know what some of those crappy ideas were. » 10/07/13 8:08pm 10/07/13 8:08pm

Why Tim Schafer Doesn't Make A Lot Of Sequels

These days it can seem like every other video game is a sequel. Everyone loves sequels, right? They're familiar, they let game-makers perfect their formulas and expand the worlds they've created. But a few developers still make mostly new games. » 9/16/13 8:00pm 9/16/13 8:00pm

This Time Travel Comic Shows People Making The Same Old Mistakes Again

It’s happened time and again. Human beings find some place they’ve never been before, mine it for resources/glory/whatever and wind up screwing with the Natural Order of Things. Terrible consequences follow and life as we know it gets a little bit more miserable. In Jeff Lemire’s new comic series Trillium, mankind… » 8/06/13 4:00pm 8/06/13 4:00pm

Where BioShock Infinite's Been and Where It's Going

Even though he just announced DLC that will bring players back to the iconic undersea metropolis of Rapture, Ken Levine says he doesn’t feel trapped inside the BioShock franchise. In so much as there’s a template for Levine’s signature first-person games, he says it he’s not interested in re-using it “unless I think… » 7/31/13 3:00pm 7/31/13 3:00pm

Godzilla director Gareth Edwards explains the symbolism of kaiju

New images and footage from the forthcoming Godzilla movie have us so excited that we're zooming through the air like three-headed space kaiju. At Comic-Con, we sat down with director Gareth Edwards to talk about his giant monster designs, and the political subtext of this classic anti-nuke tale. » 7/26/13 5:33am 7/26/13 5:33am

Every Video Game Should Have A Morning Star Alpha

With talent like comic book artist Mike Choi and award-winning science fiction author John Scalzi attached to it, an interactive comic book tie-in for upcoming mobile shooter Morning Star was a no-brainer. But Morning Star Alpha is much more than a game supplement — it's a fresh new idea that every game with a rich… » 7/09/13 11:30am 7/09/13 11:30am

Popular Webcomic Megatokyo Is Getting Its Own Game

Megatokyo, the story of two Americans trapped in a hilariously over-the-top portrayal of Japan, is one of the world's most popular webcomics. Now, through the power of Kickstarter, it is making the leap into the land of video games in the form of a visual novel. » 7/09/13 7:40am 7/09/13 7:40am

Zombies, Women & Citizen Kane: Last of Us Makers Defend Their Game

The Last of Us is one of the most critically acclaimed big-budget games of the last year. All the same, it's gotten its fair share of criticism. Is it too difficult? Too much like a movie? Are female characters relegated to the sidelines? And why the heck aren't they just called zombies? I took these common complaints… » 7/05/13 4:00pm 7/05/13 4:00pm

Japanese Fans Weigh in on Their Favorite Tales Games

This past weekend in Yokohama, 25,000 Japanese fans gathered for Tales of Festival 2013 over the course of two days. And since the conversation at an event like this turns to all things Tales, we at Kotaku East decided to give voice to a few fans about their favorite Tales games and more. » 6/07/13 3:30am 6/07/13 3:30am

Funcom's Three MMO Worlds Are In His Hands. What Will He Do?

Just a few short years ago, Funcom's Joel Bylos was in charge of level 20 through 40 of Age of Conan, a massively multiplayer online game that was, at launch, widely criticized for a lack of quality content past level 20. Now he's the creative director in charge of Age of Conan, Anarchy Online and The Secret World, and … » 3/08/13 6:00pm 3/08/13 6:00pm

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Won't Have Interactive Torture, But It'll Still …

One of the more inflammatory aspects of 2010's Splinter Cell: Conviction was the fact that it included a number of gruesome interactive torture sequences. The game, in which you play as rogue spec-ops badass Sam Fisher, featured a number of ticking time-bomb scenarios in which Sam would torture various bad guys to get… » 1/30/13 8:00pm 1/30/13 8:00pm

One Hell of an Arcade Beat-Em Up is Coming to Facebook, and Here's Why…

Console quality games are a hard sell on Facebook. Each day millions of people log into Facebook to tend their virtual farms or play colorful candy puzzle games, while the hardcore shooters or robot-powered action role-playing games attract daily users in the low ten-thousands. What's it going to take to get… » 1/25/13 4:55pm 1/25/13 4:55pm