System Shock On Sega Genesis Could Have Been A Thing. Maybe.

System Shock, one of the most innovative and beloved PC games of all time, could have also made an appearance on the...Sega Genesis. Though it was a bit of a long shot. » 11/25/14 9:30pm 11/25/14 9:30pm

Watch the Makers of System Shock Play It for Its 20th Anniversary

System Shock's one of those games that lots of descendant creations owe a huge debt to. If you're a fan of moody, story-centric first-person experiences like Deus Ex or BioShock, then you should be watching some of System Shock's creators play it right now. » 9/21/14 9:31pm 9/21/14 9:31pm

An Artist Is Faithfully Recreating System Shock 2's Greatest Scene

Playing System Shock 2 is a frightening experience, and no moment is quite as shocking as seeing the face of the villain SHODAN for the first time. Now, one modeler is taking the time to render that scene in all its glory (Spoilers ahead). » 5/29/14 1:30pm 5/29/14 1:30pm

These Games Made You: Classics That Inspired A New Video Game Novel

Like many of us, Austin Grossman has lived with video games his whole life. But, like a lot fewer of us, he went on make them, working as a writer and a designer on beloved titles like Deus Ex and Dishonored. Yesterday, his literary love letter to the medium—a novel called You—hit screens and bookstore shelves all… » 4/17/13 2:30pm 4/17/13 2:30pm

Whoah, System Shock 2 and Thief 2 Just got Surprise Patches

Surprise! Out of almost thin air, a pair of unofficial patches have been released for PC classics System Shock 2 and Thief 2 that not only allow the games to be safely played on modern hardware (and operating systems), but look great while they're doing it. » 9/25/12 9:45pm 9/25/12 9:45pm

Hey Look, It's The First Level Of System Shock 2 In Valve's Source…

Before you get all super excited about "OMG System Shock 2 remake," well… this isn't one. What it is is a fun way to imagine what one of the greatest games of all time would look like with a more current engine. » 8/13/12 6:30pm 8/13/12 6:30pm

Swiss Officially Neutral on SHODAN vs. GLaDOS

Switzerland's public broadcasting company this week released that advertisement below—"The Phony Wars"—to tout the service's new iOS and Android apps. And, Swiss to the last, they declare their neutrality between those two platforms. » 10/01/11 1:00pm 10/01/11 1:00pm

If Only We Could Forget Gaming's Greatest Moments

What would you give to relive the greatest moments in your gaming history as if it were the first time? That's the question commenter Taggart451 ponders in today's Speak-Up on Kotaku. WARNING: Spoilers ahead. » 2/17/11 11:20am 2/17/11 11:20am

It's Like System Shock, Only Without The Evil Green Lady

Prominence is a first-person game with no shooting. Just clicking, and problem solving, and wandering around the deserted corridors of a science-fiction facility. » 12/10/10 4:30am 12/10/10 4:30am

The Last Hours Of One Of Video Games' Greatest Developers

Mike Chrzanowski, who used to work for PC developers Looking Glass, sent us these videos over the weekend that show the final hours of one of the greatest studios this industry has ever seen. » 6/28/10 4:30am 6/28/10 4:30am

System Shock 2's Surprise Ending — for Ken Levine, Anyway

Widely acclaimed when it released in 1999, System Shock 2's cinematic conclusion nonetheless disappointed Irrational Games creative chief Ken Levine. The reason: The video that was shot wasn't anything like what he had scripted. » 1/30/10 6:30pm 1/30/10 6:30pm

GlaDOS & Shodan, Sitting In A Tree...

OK, maybe not a tree. More like a tangled mess of cables, wiring and cold steel. And maybe not kissing. What they're doing looks a little more "after dark" than a childhood rhyme could manage... » 1/26/09 8:00am 1/26/09 8:00am

Levine Wouldn't Say No To More System Shock

We wouldn't say "no" to more System Shock. You wouldn't say no to more System Shock. You know who else wouldn't say no to more System Shock? Ken Levine, who told VG247 "Would I turn my nose up at another round with Shodan? No". Hardly a firm statement of intent, but SS fans will take what they can get these days.… » 8/13/08 10:20pm 8/13/08 10:20pm