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

Max Payne 3's Vancouver Developers Closed, Then Moved

Rockstar Vancouver, one of the main developers behind Max Payne 3, have been shut down. Not to worry (much): the staff are being offered jobs at Rockstar's other Canadian studio in Toronto, which is expanding thanks to the help of regional government support. Full press release here. [Note: This story originally… » 7/10/12 12:10am 7/10/12 12:10am

Rockstar Marketing Maven Exits the House of Grand Theft Auto

Alex Moullé-Berteaux, the head of marketing at Rockstar Games, is out after five years at the company. While some may tie this to the perception that the well-reviewed Max Payne 3 has not proven to be the blockbuster of a Grand Theft Auto or a Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar says the split was amicable and not tied to… » 6/21/12 6:32pm 6/21/12 6:32pm

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