The Most Notable Vampires In Video Games

Surprisingly, blood suckers aren't as common in video games as you might expect. They might appear as a generic type of enemy, and of course there are a few of them in the Castlevania series. We collected some of these vampires, paying attention to leave out those who like to carry people on their backs. » 1/28/13 8:00pm 1/28/13 8:00pm

Here Are The Trophies For Metal Gear Solid 4, From Murder-Puking to…

Metal Gear Solid 4 has always felt a tiny bit incomplete. It's a game that offers a ton of hidden secrets and alternate paths, and leaves itself open to a big variety of gameplay styles. And yet there are no trophies to unlock for finding those secrets, or for playing the game in difficult, uncommon ways. » 8/03/12 3:30pm 8/03/12 3:30pm

We Will See The Tech Behind The Next Metal Gear Solid On August 30

Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima will show off his new Fox Engine on August 30, he said in an interview posted on the PlayStation blog today. » 7/23/12 12:27pm 7/23/12 12:27pm

Hideo Kojima Never Expected Metal Gear Solid To Do Well In The West

The Metal Gear » 7/12/12 7:00am 7/12/12 7:00am series is 25 years old this year. From its modest beginnings on the MSX2 console (the ), to its big break on the Playstation with and now with the highly anticipated , has come a long way to become a globally popular series. But it wasn't always intended to be that way.

Metal Gear Solid 4 Is Finally Getting Trophies

Good things comes to those to wait—or trophies, rather. MGS4 is finally getting PlayStation trophies via patch. The timeframe isn't clear, but it could be in August, when a budget re-release of the game hits in Japan. [ゲーム情報!] » 7/11/12 4:30am 7/11/12 4:30am

When Games Force You to Read Books in Korea

In the top picture, you can see a yellow rubber band running around the case of a Korean copy of Red Dead Redemption » 3/28/12 5:00am 3/28/12 5:00am. That rubber band came free with a used copy of that game, and it holds together the disc case and a booklet in the back. That booklet is the Korean translation of the main game's script.

Why You're Not Getting a New Zone of the Enders Anytime Soon

Hideo Kojima doesn't only make Metal Gear games, these days, it seems like they're all he makes. Even the diehard fans are getting sick of them. Why can't Kojima make another Zone of the Enders mecha game? » 12/13/11 8:20am 12/13/11 8:20am

Dante's Inferno Isn't Metal Gear Solid. It's the Japanese Police.

If you live in Japan, you've seen Dante Carver on television. The American-born actor plays "Onii-chan" or "brother" in a series of mobile phone commercials that star a dog as a family patriarch, actress Aya Ueto, and Shigesato Itoi's wife. » 12/13/11 3:00am 12/13/11 3:00am

What Is PlayStation's Mysterious 'Long Live Play' Teaser All About?

The PlayStation folks are promising we'll "See beyond the doors"—the doors at the tail end of the above teaser clip—on October 5, 2011. What brand of video game hype is this? And should we be expecting something amazing next week? » 9/26/11 8:00pm 9/26/11 8:00pm

The Many Cinematic Missteps of Video Game Cutscenes

The video game cutscene has undergone a lot of transformations over the past couple of decades, and many games these days present elaborate, dazzling CGI sequences that are often billed as "Hollywood-caliber." » 9/21/11 8:20pm 9/21/11 8:20pm

What Does Jennifer Hale Think of the Nickname "FemShep?" (and Other…

From Facebook beauty-contests for the character she plays to big New Yorker profiles to a hilarious case of mistaken Twitter identity, we've been talking a lot about Mass Effect 3's female lead Jennifer Hale lately. So when given the opportunity to chat with her one-on-one at PAX, I jumped at the chance. » 8/27/11 11:30am 8/27/11 11:30am

Is the Pre-Rendered Cutscene a Gift or a Curse?

In today's episode of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Aikage laments the general lack of pre-rendered cutscenes in today's video games, a feature many were glad to see die out. Which side of the gorgeous CGI fence do you fall on? » 7/26/11 11:20am 7/26/11 11:20am

The Faces Behind Gaming's Blockbuster Voices

Today is unofficial voice-acting day here at Kotaku. We've considered how important voice actors are to video games. We'll be listening to how their work would have impacted the classics. » 7/15/11 3:00pm 7/15/11 3:00pm

Will Metal Gear Solid 5 Be Unveiled at E3? "No."

In the latest episode of his podcast, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima took the time to bat down rumors in a new segment in which he replies to rumors simply by stating "yes" or "no". » 5/27/11 8:30am 5/27/11 8:30am

Lara Croft Gets Wet, Snake Takes A Smoke Break And Vader Mourns A…

Between Anime Conji 2011 being held a week ago, Wondercon 2011 and the Supernova conventions going down in Australia, there's been a ton of great cosplay on display in recent days. So let's take a look at some of the best of it! » 4/04/11 7:00am 4/04/11 7:00am

Metal Gear Nut Turned Stripper Is Now A Fugitive

Since she was 15 years of age, Minako Komukai worked as a pin-up model. Somewhere along the line she got into Metal Gear Solid and drugs. » 2/17/11 2:00am 2/17/11 2:00am

This Game Cancellation Shoots Up My Heart's Core

Back in 2005, Tokyo-based game maker Konami revealed it was working on a handful of titles for the then unreleased PS3. Games like Metal Gear Solid 4 and Gradius. MGS4 was released, but Gradius VI wasn't. » 2/16/11 9:00am 2/16/11 9:00am