Batman: Arkham Origins: The Kotaku Review

Troy Baker's Joker voice is one of the best things about Batman: Arkham Origins. But it’s also a disturbingly reverent impersonation of Mark Hamill's take on the Clown Prince of Crime. Therein lies the conundrum of the latest video game featuring the Dark Knight. » 10/25/13 12:00pm 10/25/13 12:00pm

Watch DC Comics’ Deadliest Killer Kick Ass in Batman: Arkham Origins

The fact that you’d be able to play as Deathstroke in the upcoming Batman game squeaked out a few months ago, but this trailer is the first look we’re getting of Slade Wilson in action. Bad-ass, no? » 9/25/13 9:40am 9/25/13 9:40am

What's Going to Be Good (and Bad) About the Next Batman Video Game

The folks making Batman: Arkham Origins know exactly what they're trying to accomplish with this year's Dark Knight video game. It's the story of the night where Gotham City's supervillain culture spins irrevocably out of control. This is when the Dark Knight becomes a legend, they say. So, it's really too bad that… » 9/19/13 9:00am 9/19/13 9:00am

Here’s What’s Bothering Me About Batman: Arkham Origins

I watched the trailer for the upcoming Batman game that got released earlier this week and immediately had one inescapable thought: You can’t tell it’s a prequel. That’s not a good thing. » 5/24/13 4:30pm 5/24/13 4:30pm

He's Getting Threatened With Legal Action Over A Counter Strike Map

Fun fact: Canada has never appeared in a Counter Strike map before. That is, until Diego Liatis made a map of Montreal's Berri-UQAM station, which you can see above. Pretty cool, right? Well, not everyone feels that way. » 2/18/13 9:30pm 2/18/13 9:30pm

Deus Ex Was, at One Stage, Meant To Be Even Bigger

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is, by today's standards at least, a pretty big game. It took me around 35 hours to finish it. But did you know at the planning stage it was meant to be even bigger? » 9/05/11 7:00am 9/05/11 7:00am

Assassin's Creed Designer 'Did Everything He Needed to Do' Before…

When Patrice Désilets, the former creative director of Assassin's Creed, abruptly left the game, it left the impression that he was unhappy with Ubisoft's plans to pump out another sequel so soon. Not true, says a friend and colleague. » 7/10/10 2:00pm 7/10/10 2:00pm

THQ Promising Big-Name Signings (But Who Could They Be?)

Publisher THQ is going after the "core" market hard. In addition to an existing stable of talent like Relic (Company of Heroes), the publisher has signed Dead or Alive creator Tomonobu Itagaki for a game. So, who's next? » 7/01/10 2:30am 7/01/10 2:30am

Creative Boss is Said to Walk Out on Assassin's Creed

Game Informer is reporting that Patrice Désilets, the creative director for Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed, may have left his job just as the publisher is speeding the sequelization of the very successful franchise. » 6/11/10 9:00pm 6/11/10 9:00pm

Warner's New Montréal Studio to Make D.C. Games

A report says Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the publisher behind Scribblenauts and F.E.A.R. 2, will open a studio in Montréal to focus on developing games based on the Warner-owned D.C. Comics franchises. » 3/22/10 6:20pm 3/22/10 6:20pm

THQ Makes A Move Into Montreal

The game industry job market in Quebec gets another shot in the arm today, as THQ announces plans to open a massive development studio in Montreal, with plans to create more than 400 new jobs over the next five years. » 12/03/09 4:20pm 12/03/09 4:20pm

Funcom Brings The Fun To Montreal

Incentive programs, an excellent talent pool, and that famous Canadian hospitality has MMO developer Funcom setting up a new development house in Montreal. » 9/01/09 3:20pm 9/01/09 3:20pm

Video Game Voice Actor Released From Hospital, Returns Home

Michael Rudder, voice actor for video games such as Prince of Persia and Splinter Cell, was finally released from an Indian hospital yesterday after being shot during a terrorist attack in Mumbai last month. » 12/18/08 7:20pm 12/18/08 7:20pm