Alan Wake Creator Explains Why We're Not Getting A Sequel

Sam Lake—you bastard child of Vincent Price and Stephen King—don't you ever change. Even when explaining the massive disappointment that was the distinct lack of Alan Wake 2 at yesterday’s Xbox One reveal, the guy who put words in Max Payne’s mouth still manages to come across as hypnotically charming. » 5/22/13 5:00pm 5/22/13 5:00pm

Proof That The Best Thing In Max Payne 3 Is Messing With The Hilarious,…

I can't tell you how many hours I've lost in Max Payne 3 doing exactly what YouTube user birgirpall is doing here. Poor Max. There he was, brooding and going on about not saving the girl and what is my butt doing? Trying to do 'trick shots' with his body. Can I clear this gap? Can he fit through here? What happens if… » 1/10/13 6:30pm 1/10/13 6:30pm

In Da Club: A Musical Moment Few Video Games Get Right

Games take us to all manner of fantastical, unlikely places. But as good as video games have gotten at accurately recreating a space-marine shootout or a mountaintop dragon battle, there's one thing developers are still learning how to create: A dance club.

Many games try to create thriving urban environments for… » 10/25/12 8:00pm 10/25/12 8:00pm

One New Jersey Mob Boss' Insanely Ambitious Plan to Kill Max Payne

In addition to my job here at Kotaku, I work very hard on a bestselling, fictional series of video game novelizations. Last year, I published a gripping, lusty novel based on The Witcher 2. This year, I've been hard at work putting the finishing touches on my next novel based on Max Payne 3, tentatively titled Max… » 6/19/12 7:00pm 6/19/12 7:00pm