In Game Design, Sometimes You Have To Fake It 'till You Make... The …

Some of the best ideas are born of strange, stressful circumstances. Case in point: Twisted Pixel's inspired and highly enjoyable new Kinect game The Gunstringer. To hear Twisted Pixel CEO Mike Wilford and chief creative officer Josh Bear tell it, the two of them came up with the idea for the game… during their pitch… » 9/26/11 7:30pm 9/26/11 7:30pm

Forget Unreal: I'm All About Twisted Pixel's "Beard" Engine

Like many folks, I've got a complicated relationship with pre-game splash screens. On the one hand, I like that series of middleware introductions, publisher logos, and various other graphical preamble that flash across my screen, largely because of how I savor them the first time I'm playing a game that I'm excited… » 9/19/11 10:00pm 9/19/11 10:00pm

Go Pick Up The Gunstringer's Soundtrack for Free

If you're a fan of video game soundtracks, you can pick up a hefty 27-track compilation for free right now from The Gunstringer. Twisted Pixel just made it available on the game's official page. Head over there, click on "Downloads" atop the page and you'll see it. » 9/18/11 1:00pm 9/18/11 1:00pm

Our Weird Video Game Summer Has a No-Strike Madden, a Kooky Catherine, …

Blockbuster video games rarely released during the summer. But scale is no measure of quality; and while not all are of AAA-proportions, we'll demonstrate that this summer's schedule could include some of the strangest and boldest titles of the year. » 6/24/11 11:00am 6/24/11 11:00am

End the Slander Against On-Rail Games. End it Now.

Did you think there were too many on-rail games at E3 this year? Kotaku reader Ivan Lopez remembers the good ol' days of Time Crisis and House of the Dead. He's staying loyal to the genre and wants to know if on-rail games were always treated this badly or if fans have just moved on and in true on-rail style can't… » 6/14/11 11:20am 6/14/11 11:20am

The Xbox Live Arcade Lineup As Vintage Movie Posters

During PAX East this weekend Microsoft hypoed up their attractive upcoming Xbox Live Arcade lineup with a series of limited edition postcards transforming each title into a classic action movie poster. Can you tell which movies the posters came from? » 3/14/11 1:00pm 3/14/11 1:00pm

The Gunstringer Aims For Good Kinect Control (And Hits Its Target)

Twisted Pixel's new shooter for the Xbox 360, The Gunstringer, might make you feel better about Kinect controls. It is, after all, a Kinect game you can play while sitting down. » 2/24/11 11:30pm 2/24/11 11:30pm