These days, it seems like you cannot turn on the TV in Japan without seeing her. Her name is Mitsu Dan. She's currently Japan's biggest sex symbol, appearing in racy TV shows and even racier movies and photo spreads. But before rocketing to fame last fall, she was just another pin-up model, and her biggest role was in…
Last year's "main visual" for the Tokyo Game Show gaming expo featured a hodgepodge of images and a very bland slogan: "Game, it's so energetic". This year's?
When Osaka-based Capcom isn't making popular video games, it is doing something else entirely: ragging on the Japanese game industry.
Browsing through Facebook on the Xbox 360 is much like browsing through the community portal on your computer - with one exception.
While talking to Level 5 about the studio's next big role-playing game for the U.S., White Knight Chronicles, I inquired about the status of an old favorite, the Dark Cloud RPG series.
If something goes wrong when you, a video game producer, try to show a trio of Kotaku writers a DS game, should you blamed the pirate-themed nightclub you're standing in? Or should you blame a questionable staple of game design?
One guy likes buying toilet paper. Another says he never drives on the same road twice. But were you also wondering which Tecmo producer can walk like a zombie?
Two of the top men at Capcom responsible for making interactive murder investigations funny know which fake lawyer they'd hire and why their games should only be on handhelds. They also talked about their new game.
In a meeting last week with a game developer at the Tokyo Game Show, I asked them if they were planning on trying to incorporate in-game video capture into their title. The type you see in Halo 3.
Ryozo Tsujimoto told me he had no complaints about the horsepower of the Wii, when I interviewed him last week. He's the producer on the game Capcom is marketing as "the most beautiful game on the Wii."
One of the creators of White Knight Chronicles, the upcoming PlayStation 3 role-playing game, just wanted to know how long their game was. "So, that was the point of the question," Yoshiaki Kusuda said through a translator, laughing. Not really.
To do more than use Dante's Inferno as a colorful setting for a generic game the Electronic Arts developers have to find interesting ways to tap into the themes of the poet's nine hells.
The last gaming convention of 2009 has run its course. The cosplayers have packed their bags, content to allow amateurs to parade around in costumes at the end of this month.
Play Arts, the action figure branch of Square Enix, are making some Bayonetta figures. A quick comparison between the size of the head and the size of the hips shows they're definitely on the right track.
Fall is here, and this week's episode of Kotaku Talk Radio is in the can, ready to be downloaded and consumed at your leisure.
Few games that I've seen benefit as much from being seen in video, as opposed to in stills, as PixelJunk Shooter. So before reading further, interested parties should watch the following — then read the words that follow.