Manhunt's Publisher Fails to Retake 10-Year-Old Promo Site [Update]

This is weird. valiant-ent.tv was a bogus VHS snuff-porn site Rockstar established way back in 2003 to promote the infamous Manhunt series until it let the registration lapse. Last month someone took over the domain and they're using it to flack a petition for a sequel. Now Manhunt's publisher is trying to regain… » 9/22/13 1:00pm 9/22/13 1:00pm

Major League Baseball 2K13: The Kotaku Review

Major League Baseball 2K13 is an offensively recycled product and an embarrassment to sports video games. In my five years as Kotaku's sports writer, I've spent a good deal of time in comments defending the genre, and those who make its games, from the worn-out slur that annual sports titles are nothing but reskinned… » 3/09/13 12:00pm 3/09/13 12:00pm

It's Official: 2K Will Make WWE Video Games From Now On

As was rumored during the breakup and selloff of THQ, Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of 2K Sports, will take over the license to make WWE video games. Documents filed today in court say Take-Two, THQ and Yuke's, the Japanese company which developed the wrestling games for THQ, have come to an agreement… » 2/13/13 7:45pm 2/13/13 7:45pm

Find Out if Your PC Can Run BioShock Infinite (And Has Room For It!)

Here are the minimum and recommended specs for running BioShock Infinite PC. We can't say for sure whether you should run the game on PC, as opposed to Xbox 360 or PS3. But, judging by how good the first 4 1/2 hours of the game are, we recommend your run it on something. » 1/15/13 12:30pm 1/15/13 12:30pm

What Can We Expect from MLB 2K13? Not Much, Probably.

2K Sports isn't saying anything more today about the surprise resurrection of its MLB 2K series » 1/09/13 1:30pm 1/09/13 1:30pm. When asked for an interview, a representative told me today's news release is all we're getting for now. So it's time to speculate on what this game may deliver, and my gut feeling is if we see anything more than a…

The Smartest & Dumbest Things Take-Two Interactive Did In 2012

Sometimes you just have to buckle down and put out good games. Take-Two Interactive—and their branches, 2K and Rockstar—did a minimum of futzing around this year, instead releasing a relatively slim, high quality roster. Almost all of Take-Two's sequels improved upon their predecessors. Rockstar brought back Max Payne, … » 12/20/12 6:30pm 12/20/12 6:30pm

Court Rejects Claim that 'San Andreas' Hero was Based on Cypress Hill…

Unless he wants to try his luck before the U.S. Supreme Court, a backup dancer for Cypress Hill [not pictured, above] won't be getting $250 million-or any money-from the makers of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. A California appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling against the dancer's claim that the character of Carl … » 11/03/12 2:00pm 11/03/12 2:00pm

This is Why Some Smart People Think You'll Be Playing Grand Theft Auto…

There is no release date for Grand Theft Auto V. There are no confirmed platforms for the game. All we have is one trailer and two screenshots, but some of the people who follow the business of the publisher of Grand Theft Auto, Take Two Interactive, are convinced the game will be out before the end of March. » 8/01/12 10:40am 8/01/12 10:40am

A Terrible Decision Created MLB 2K—But It Also Brought Us BioShock

The mythology built up around Major League Baseball 2K » 5/23/12 6:01pm 5/23/12 6:01pm is that the game could not do anything right. Eight-figure losses and terrible review scores every year are, yes, terminal deficiencies. But its pitching and hitting mechanisms forced the dominant to respond with weak revisions to its controls, and MLB Today—when …

Does The Gore in The Darkness II Make You Squeamish?

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Ready for a bit of the 'ol ultra-violence? Featured here are the grossest, gnarliest, and most stomach-churning moments contained in the demo for upcoming video game The Darkness II.

If you're an Xbox Live Gold member, The Darkness II's demo is available to you right now. PC, PS3 and non-gold Xbox players can grab… » 1/17/12 4:30pm 1/17/12 4:30pm