A War Game Where You're A Housekeeper Instead of A Soldier

Last week, I had a chance to play a war game unlike any other I've played. Called Sunset, the game puts you in the shoes of a housekeeper. You clean up after a rich bachelor who seems to be a part of a revolution—and you seem keen on being a part of it, too. » 2/23/15 6:34pm 2/23/15 6:34pm

Video Game War Crimes Should Be Answered For, Says The Red Cross

The International Red Cross isn't against allowing players to go against the established laws of armed conflict in their video game battles — it just wants to make sure those violations don't go unpunished. » 10/02/13 3:00pm 10/02/13 3:00pm

What Does A Marine Think Of Spec Ops: The Line's Criticism of War?

It's coming up on the end of the year, which means it's time to start looking back. And amid the Kickstarter campaigns and DRM-debates that kept 2012 so interesting, one game keeps coming back up: The brutal Spec Ops: The Line. It was a clever game that despite its hum-drum 3rd person shooter trappings was also a… » 12/03/12 2:00pm 12/03/12 2:00pm

Watch Me Kill A Bunch Of People In Halo 4 Multiplayer

Is Halo 4's multiplayer different from what you remember? In some respects—new weapons and armor, call-in ordnance drops, map markers that show where special weapons are located (and when they disappear)—yes, it is different. » 11/08/12 11:00am 11/08/12 11:00am

This Graphic Novel Shows The Horrific Costs of Modern Warfare

Shooters » 5/15/12 3:30pm 5/15/12 3:30pm protagonist Terry Glass isn't that different from the kind of character you'd play in a , or game. He's a fictional American soldier fighting in the geopolitical hotspots where America's armed forces face off against disparate, tough-to-pin-down threats. Young, handsome and affable, Glass fights for all…

Even Our Best Video Games Can't Predict What Kim Jong-Un Would Do To…

It is curious that there are far more games on a Soviet invasion of West Germany that never happened than a Communist assault on South Korea that actually did. It is even more curious that there haven't been more games on a Second Korean War, given how volatile the region is. » 4/30/12 7:00pm 4/30/12 7:00pm

The U.S. Army Pulls the Trigger on Realistic Video Game Controllers

It's not news that you can get a plastic gun to play a video game where you get to shoot other human beings. It is news that you can get gun controllers that exist with the blessing of the U.S. Army. » 1/12/12 6:00pm 1/12/12 6:00pm

The UK’s Ministry of Defense Wants Simulators As Good as Battlefield 3

It's no secret that today's soldiers train on all manner of video game-style simulators. In the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense, British servicemen use Virtual Battlepace 2 as part of their regimen. VBS2 is a product of Bohemia Interactive, who also made the first Operation Flashpoint game and now produce the… » 12/29/11 2:00pm 12/29/11 2:00pm

Are Drones So Easy to Fly That Even a Journalist Can Do It?

There's been much talk lately about the Predator Drone and how using it to take out enemies from a distance is like playing a video game. » 7/01/11 10:40am 7/01/11 10:40am

The King Of Kong Director Is Launching A WarGames Reboot

Global Thermonuclear War is coming back to the big screen courtesy of the man who brought a battle between two Donkey Kong high score warriors to film. Seth Gordon, director of 2007's The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters is re-directing WarGames. » 6/24/11 6:20pm 6/24/11 6:20pm

Infamous Real-Life Mercenaries to Star in Blackwater, the Video Game

Blackwater Worldwide, the real-life mercenary team linked to the killing of civilians and noncombatants in Iraq during U.S. operations there, will be the subject of a Kinect-supported video game coming to the Xbox 360 later this year. » 6/07/11 5:00pm 6/07/11 5:00pm

Watch Gamers Kill Osama in Recreation of SEALs Assault on Compound

Gamers can play through the final, fatal moments of Osama Bin Laden's last stand in Abbottabad, Pakistan in the latest, last episode of video war game Kuma War II. » 5/07/11 7:30am 5/07/11 7:30am

The War Game Where Nobody Gets Shot

If I told you a game cast you in the role of a US soldier in Iraq, would you simply assume you'd be spending your time shooting? You probably would. Which is why I like this game. » 6/07/10 7:30am 6/07/10 7:30am

Medal Of Honor Developer: "Afghanistan Sort Of Chose Us"

This fall, one of the biggest war video game franchises will be set in a current war, the conflict in Afghanistan. Why? Not politics, a developer told Kotaku. Not current events. » 3/30/10 12:00pm 3/30/10 12:00pm

Unmanned Aircraft System Hovers Over America's Army

America's Army 3 is bringing Northrop Grumman Corporation's MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Unmanned Aircraft System to the digital battlefield, allowing players to experience some of the military's newest technology. » 8/11/09 9:00pm 8/11/09 9:00pm

A Sampling of Soldiers' Reaction to 'Fallujah'

By the title alone, you knew Six Days in Fallujah, Konami's planned "documentary-style" combat game about Iraq, would create an uproar. Unlike historical or generic conflict, this covers recent and real, about a polarizing war. » 4/11/09 5:00pm 4/11/09 5:00pm

UK Soldiers to Train on Game That Stinks ... Literally

Well, militaries across the world may soon have a new war game to their arsenal, and it could have a trickle down effect to retail games — British researchers have come up with a game system that incorporates a 'smell box,' in an attempt to see if they can make training stick better. In what sounds like an unpleasant… » 11/09/08 12:30pm 11/09/08 12:30pm