Like Rich Wine and Sharp Cheese, Some Games Just Go Well Together

I've noticed over the years that I enjoy playing games in pairs, coupling them like a fine wine and a dry, aged cheese. (Or a hoppy beer and a slice of spicy pizza, if you prefer.) I've got professional obligations now that I didn't have in the past, but all the same, I find that I tend to experience my gaming two… » 11/22/11 10:00pm 11/22/11 10:00pm

Shadow Complex 2 Has Been Designed. Can We Just Play It Already?

Man, I still don't quite know what it was about Shadow Complex. I loved that game so much. So when Cliff Bleszinski told me that its sequel has already been designed, it just about made my day. » 9/16/11 10:00pm 9/16/11 10:00pm

Five Awesome XBLA Games, One Great Price

There's quite the sale going on over on Xbox Live Arcade at the moment. Five of the very best games around - Limbo, Shadow Complex, Castle Crashers, Trials HD and Monday Night Combat - are going for half price. Normally, they're 1200 MSP. For today, April 15, they're only 600 MSP. » 4/15/11 6:20am 4/15/11 6:20am

Bulletstorm Unlockables Won't Carry Over to Other Titles

There had been chatter that Bulletstorm would be one of several Epic Games titles whose achievements would trigger unlockables in Gears of War 3, due at the end of the year. Those plans have been scrapped because of compatibility issues. » 2/02/11 7:40pm 2/02/11 7:40pm

Gears of War 3 Has 'Special Unlocks' For Serious Epic Fans

Next year's Gears of War 3 will (somehow) reward players of Shadow Complex, Unreal Tournament 3 and other already released games from the folks at Epic Games, according to the Xbox 360 game's designer. » 12/20/10 10:00pm 12/20/10 10:00pm

Shadow Complex Is Your XBLA Deal Of The Week

Missed out on Xbox Live Arcade smash Shadow Complex? One of my favorite downloadable games of the year and recent Spike TV VGA award winner is now just 800 Microsoft Points, a deal that lasts only this week. Hurry! » 12/21/09 8:00pm 12/21/09 8:00pm

Make Preparations For More Shadow Complex

You like Shadow Complex? Then you'll be side-scrolled to hear that developers Epic are looking at bringing you more games based in the retro-tinted universe. » 11/19/09 10:20pm 11/19/09 10:20pm

A Look Back At Shadow Complex's Important Map

Thanks to some digging from the MTV Multiplayer blog, we've got a glimpse today of one of the prototype maps for the summer Xbox Live Arcade hit Shadow Complex. » 10/13/09 1:40pm 10/13/09 1:40pm

Shadow Complex Cheaters Targeted For Bans, Gamerscore Wipes

Chair Entertainment may approve of players sequence-breaking Shadow Complex, but it does not condone cheaters who "compromise our game." Microsoft's Xbox Live team will be going after dishonest Shadow Complex players, banning them from leaderboards and deleting their Gamerscores. » 9/15/09 6:20pm 9/15/09 6:20pm

NPD Instant Analysis: Things You Should Note

Do not ignore the downloadables like Shadow Complex. Do not gloat about Activision's rare misfortune. And do find a hope for Scribblenauts. » 9/10/09 7:20pm 9/10/09 7:20pm

Shadow Complex Sets Xbox Live Sales Record

Chair Entertainment's Shadow Complex is officially the most downloaded single-player title in Xbox Live Arcade history, with 200,000 copies purchased during its first week of release alone. » 8/31/09 2:00pm 8/31/09 2:00pm

In Moral Debate About Shadow Complex, Both Sides Have Their Say

Kim Wong refuses to buy the new Xbox 360 game Shadow Complex. Revolted by the political views of a novelist associated with the game, the 27-year old gamer's conscience holds him back. But there's another side to the story. » 8/22/09 5:00pm 8/22/09 5:00pm

Shadow Complex Review: Genre Upgrade

Chair Entertainment's Shadow Complex is a rare entry in the genre trail-blazed by Nintendo's Metroid, the side-scrolling action-adventure-explore formula later successfully aped by Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. » 8/17/09 2:30pm 8/17/09 2:30pm

How Shadow Complex Was Inspired By Super Metroid (And Never Looked Back)

Chair Entertainment's Shadow Complex is due to land on Xbox Live Arcade this summer, a two-dimensional adventure that's unabashedly inspired by Nintendo's Metroid series, only rendered in 3D—pretty much exactly what Metroid and Castlevania fans regularly demand. » 7/28/09 8:20pm 7/28/09 8:20pm

Shadow Complex Preview: To Get Past Metroid

It would take more than a double-jump, grappling hook and a screw attack to reach the lofty goal of being a new generation's 2D Metroid or Castlevania. But that's what Shadow Complex could hope to be. » 7/17/09 12:20pm 7/17/09 12:20pm

Shadow Complex Has Peter David Written All Over It

Chair Entertainment's brilliant looking Metroid-esque adventure Shadow Complex appears to have some storytelling meat to it, not just tried and true side-scrolling gameplay. The developer announced today that comic book scribe Peter David penned the game's original story. » 7/16/09 8:40pm 7/16/09 8:40pm

Notebook Dump: Modern Warfare Wii, Shadow Complex iPhone, And A…

There comes a time in the week to reflect on what got into my reporter's notebook but didn't turn into Kotaku blog posts. Shall we? » 7/10/09 7:00pm 7/10/09 7:00pm