The Secret World Revealed: Factions, Progression, And PVP

At PAX 2009 this past weekend, Kotaku sat down with Funcom to delve into the secrets behind The Secret World, learning about the societies, Cabals, and PVP combat in the upcoming modern-day MMO. » 9/10/09 4:01pm 9/10/09 4:01pm

Delving Into The Darkest Of Days

During PAX 09 I got a chance to play through a few levels of Darkest of Days, 8monkey Labs time-travelling first-person shooter that marries futuristic technology with great moments in history. » 9/07/09 10:00pm 9/07/09 10:00pm

Free-To-Play DDO Unlimited Already Thriving

Days away from opening up to the general public, Turbine is already overwhelmed by the positive performance of the newly free-to-play Dungeons & Dragons Online Unlimited. » 9/07/09 9:00pm 9/07/09 9:00pm

Mike Didn't Like Making Video Games, But Jerry Did

Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins, better known as Gabe and Tycho, the characters in their Penny Arcade just finished hosting a massive expo they like. But making video games? They have mixed feelings. » 9/07/09 7:00pm 9/07/09 7:00pm

Time Warp: Inside the Turtle Van

The outside of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles PAX display was laregly about the new TMNT: Smash-Up game, but the inside was a trip back in time to the late 80s/early 90s. » 9/07/09 6:00pm 9/07/09 6:00pm

After Splosions Comes Comic Jumper

The makers of The Maw and Splosion Man announced their next game at PAX 2009: Comic Jumper, The Adventures of Captain Smiley. Watch the trailer and try not to laugh. » 9/07/09 3:00pm 9/07/09 3:00pm

Mass Effect 2 Is More Than What Meets Our Eyes

The build-up for BioWare's Mass Effect 2, still not planned for release until next year, has been one of gaming's more mysterious. Hints of Commander Shepard's possible death in trailers and demos confuse ever more. What's going on? Kotaku asked. » 9/07/09 2:00pm 9/07/09 2:00pm

At Last, An Easy Pokemon Game

Pokemon experts may snicker. They may laugh at me the way they laugh at a pale blogger caught next to a flexible cos-player. But can they deny that Pokemon games are confusing to newcomers? And that simplicity might help? » 9/07/09 10:00am 9/07/09 10:00am

PAX Cosplay Round 3 - FIGHT!

It's the final day of PAX 2009, and that means the final round of cosplay photos, captured not by Adam Barenblat, but by myself and AJ, the cosplay backup crew. » 9/06/09 8:00pm 9/06/09 8:00pm

Marvel Comics Artist Renders Romance Gone Wrong On DSi

If you happened to venture outside the main expo hall at PAX 2009, you may have run into Nintendo's unique booth for its drawing and animation downloadable DSi application, Flipnote Studio. » 9/06/09 6:00pm 9/06/09 6:00pm

Shank Preview: The Beat-Em Up Reloaded

Klei Entertainment takes on the side-scrolling beat-em up with Shank, managing to create something fresh and compelling from a genre that's grown old and stale. » 9/06/09 3:30pm 9/06/09 3:30pm

First Footage Of The Old Republic's Trooper In Action

During today's Star Wars: The Old Republic panel at PAX 09, BioWare showed us our first glimpse of the Republic's Trooper class in action, and we're passing the savings on to you! » 9/06/09 2:30pm 9/06/09 2:30pm

Xbox Live's Top Cop Reads 'The Book of Enforcement'

Stephen Toulouse gave a presentation at PAX that, like most of his outreach, leavened the dirty work of running Xbox Live's banhammer ops with comedy. His sermon is about how the wicked "Poonhunter" came to be banned from Battlefield 1943. » 9/06/09 1:30pm 9/06/09 1:30pm

Splinter Cell Update: There Will Be Goggles, Bet (Almost) Settled

A certain someone (me) did a guest appearance this weekend on Giant Bomb's podcast, where it was my duty to officially settle a Splinter Cell Conviction bet. » 9/06/09 1:00pm 9/06/09 1:00pm

Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time Impressions: Lombax In Space

Let 2009 hereby be known as The Year Of The More Interesting Hub World. The spokes of Wolfenstein emanate from a German city overrun by Nazis; those of Halo 3 ODST to New Mombasa. The new Ratchet? An action-packed galaxy. » 9/06/09 12:30pm 9/06/09 12:30pm