It may look like a cel-shaded reboot of Activision's Stampede. However, this is Kevin Costner's Tatanka Hunting Simulator 2013, an unauthorized adaptation of the Academy Award-winning Best Picture for 1991. It's the work of Acid Wizard Studio at the Global Game Jam, which wrapped up last week. And it looks insane.
Actually, Adventure, the Atari 2600 game that introduced video game Easter eggs to the popular imagination, among other things, now has its second sequel. Both were programmed by Byte Knight over on the Atari Age forums, and the latest, Evil Magician Returns II got an update on Thursday delivering a third level to the…
We didn't get around to this last night, but it's still the weekend, and it's still a good time to gab about how we're going to spend time in the great indoors now that summer has finally arrived. Or for our friends in the Southern Hemisphere, what they're playing as they keep warm.
Rather burnt to a crisp here, coming out of Los Angeles, and not sure I'll be playing much of anything this weekend as I recover my mental faculties from E3. There's still a lot left to say from what we saw down there, and it's hard to break out of mental note-taking, since you can't write and play at the same time.
So I complained about moving cords through the back of my entertainment center in this post. Then I talked about playing a terrible seven-year-old game on the Xbox in this post. Now tying all of that together is this post, where we all turn out our pockets and tell everyone what we're playing this weekend.
You have any idea how hard it is to get off a phone call discussing options to install a heat pump, or fire insurance discounts, or school district taxes, and then pick up Prototype 2 and pretend you're still an adult?
At the University of Texas "every Friday before finals there's a thing called 'Foam Sword Friday,'" writes Austin H., a computer sciences major at the university. Students go to the university district's main drag, cross the street during a red light, and then battle it out with foam swords.
I inherited this feature from Mike McWhertor, who has been gone from Kotaku more than six months, and who I hope to see again in San Diego at Comic-Con. "Mike," I would always say to him, "if we get fired, well, we'll finally have time to play all the video games we never got to play because we were too busy playing…
As I mentioned in my review this week, I came to the Prototype continuity late. Now that I'm not hustled for time to pump out a review of a game the day after it releases, I feel like revisiting New York and finishing out the original Prototype, especially as I'll get to stomp around a larger-scale Manhattan before…
Freakin' nothin' for me, it looks like.
Pitchers and catchers reported today on my Xbox 360 when MLB 2K12 arrived. 2K Sports' baseball simulation will be getting the most of my attention in preparation for a review this coming week. I'm not sure I'll have much time for anything else.
When I travel, I usually frontload my gameplaying, trying to pack in progress in an RPG before I leave, and then kill time with handhelds in transit. But Monday, I'll be flying to Washington. My grandfather will be buried at Arlington. Forgive me, I'm not in much of a games-playing mood right now.
As Kotaku's weekend editor, my problem is the fact Friday is my hump day. Now, I know it's a lot of other folks' hump day too, but for different purposes. But when I talk about what I'll be playing this weekend, bear in mind this is like what you would be playing on your Thursday and Friday.
Fleeing from the NeverDead tyranny, the last Battlestar, Goodlactica, leads a rag-tag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest to a shining planet known as UFC Undisputed 3.
I got sucked back into Skyrim this week. My first playthrough didn't get very far; I was tromping around as a Nord warrior, and it didn't really connect me to my choices, and my choices to the story, as much as I would have preferred.
Last week when I was on vacation I picked up an original Xbox from a friend (some of you may have seen me Tweeting about that.) Considering the new-release doldrums we're in, this has been as good a time as any to reacquaint myself with some games I loved on that console but haven't seen since I got rid of mine back…
I have always said you don't need family for the holidays, you need family for after the holidays. This weekend kicks off the long slog to March, or April if you're really in a bad climate. For those who aren't hanging around their family, it's a good time to sink into a game and punch away at the dreariness of leaden…
This is the weekend I finally get around to playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Funny thing about picking it up today.
Is anyone reading this still on campus? This was my favorite time of the year when I was an undergraduate student. I stayed at school until they threw us all out, usually going four days to a week after my last exam. There's no better lifestyle than a college town at the end of the semester.
This week I rediscovered my love for DC Universe Online thanks to its "Lightning Strikes" DLC, to the point I was up at 1 am last night and swearing at the television when I couldn't connect to the server.