This Is How You Make A Video Game Trailer

This is the latest trailer for Capy's Super TIME Force, and while their last one was awesome, this might be even better. Forget expensive cinematics or insomnia-curing developer diaries; this is how you sell a video game. » 11/04/13 1:00am 11/04/13 1:00am

All The Reason I Need To Buy An Xbox One

Who spends $500 to play a $20 downloadable game? I do, if the game's the spiritual successor to the Panzer Dragoon series. Fresh Crimson Dragon screens and a new trailer out of TGS seal the deal. » 9/19/13 9:40am 9/19/13 9:40am

Self-published indie games may not be only for the Xbox One. The makers of Pinball Arcade say they're clear to self-publish to Xbox Live Arcade beginning in August. That's when Microsoft will have more to say about the program at Gamescom. We've reached out to an Xbox Live representative for comment. » 7/27/13 6:00pm 7/27/13 6:00pm

I Fight Dragons Plus Phantom Breaker Equals One Awesome Music Video

As demonstrate in our recent Man of Steel discussion, I love me some I Fight Dragons. I also love pixel art. So when the Nintendocore band teams up with the makers of Xbox Live Arcade's Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds for a pixel-perfect music video for their song "Move", why it's the best day ever. » 6/21/13 10:40am 6/21/13 10:40am

It's Happened: Snoop Dogg Is Making A Video Game.

Disclaimer: Considering that the game is called Way of the Dogg, I'm gonna go ahead and call the rapper in question Snoop Dogg instead of Snoop Lion. Anyway, the man himself has gone ahead and made a video game, or at least lent his likeness and music to one. While it may lack the production values of that other » 3/05/13 5:30pm 3/05/13 5:30pm

Demo For Panzer Dragoon "Sequel", Crimson Dragon, Leaks Onto Japanese…

Yesterday, a demo for upcoming Kinect action game Crimson Dragon was accidentally released on Xbox Live in Japan before being swiftly pulled. But not before people could download it and record it being played. » 1/02/13 11:00pm 1/02/13 11:00pm

New Call of Juarez Is Called "Gunslinger", But You're a Bounty Hunter

There's a new Call of Juarez game in town. It's dubbed Call of Juarez: Gunslinger. Here's the game's debut trailer, which features actors. Good thing this is a movie! Oh wait. » 9/06/12 3:40am 9/06/12 3:40am

Super TIME Force May Have Just Released The Perfect Video Game Trailer

It has everything. Gameplay footage from one of the slickest looking games in the pipeline (and it's from the guys behind Sword & Sworcery). A Saturday morning cartoon intro. And dubstep. Plenty of dubstep. Because it wouldn't be a video game trailer without it! » 8/30/12 9:08pm 8/30/12 9:08pm

Happy Wars is Xbox Live's First Free-to-Play Game

Last year there was a lot of rumbling about Xbox Live someday offering free-to-play video games. Well, that day is coming soon. Happy Wars, by ToyLogic, will be available for free to all Xbox Live Goldmembers this fall. » 8/25/12 1:00pm 8/25/12 1:00pm

This Could Be Redemption for the Teddy Bear Murder Simulator That Broke…

In June of 2010, 505 Games and developer Behaviour broke my tiny plush heart. Naughty Bear was to be everything I'd ever wanted in fluff-soaked teddy bear gore. Instead, it was simplistic, unattractive and unsatisfying. I wanted Dexter. They gave me Texas Chain Saw Massacre Lite. Can the downloadable Naughty Bear:… » 8/24/12 2:00pm 8/24/12 2:00pm

Wreckateer: The Kotaku Review

This review of Wreckateer is a little late because last week, I was also under siege from large stones, some of them burning. They were just in my kidneys. While Wreckateer may be more enjoyable than a trip to the urologist, it still involves its own degree of waiting and uncertainty, and likewise requires you to… » 8/02/12 4:40pm 8/02/12 4:40pm

Spelunky: The Kotaku Review

Sometimes a video game is like a razor blade. Only millimeters thick, yet sharpened to a fine edge sharp enough to draw blood if you're not paying attention. Once you learn that truth, such a game requires your total attention lest you wind up bleeding a lot. Spelunky comes to the Xbox 360, sharp enough to etch… » 7/03/12 12:30pm 7/03/12 12:30pm

Spelunky Can’t Wait to Kill You.

You're going to die a lot in Spelunky. The indie platformer hits Xbox Live Arcade tomorrow, bringing with it a roguelike structure that switches everything up each time you play through it. That means you're going to find different traps, monsters and drops in each cave you venture through. A full review will run… » 7/02/12 2:30pm 7/02/12 2:30pm

Deadlight is Just You, Your Xbox and the Apocalypse

Part of the appeal when Deadlight was originally shown off was how lonely and bleak it looked. Then some trailers came along full of narration and dialogue and it all got a bit too noisy. » 6/06/12 9:45pm 6/06/12 9:45pm

Yeah, This is Basically The Road: The Game (With Zombies)

Just in case you hadn't yet picked up on the heavy - and welcome - inspiration The Road has had on upcoming Xbox Live Arcade title Deadlight, check out this new trailer. » 5/28/12 3:00am 5/28/12 3:00am

Imagining a Future Without Xbox Live Arcade

It's an established part of the current gaming landscape, for some perhaps even their favourite, but in a recent interview Microsoft's Michael Wolf reminds us it won't always be here. » 3/06/12 2:00am 3/06/12 2:00am

HD Jet Set Radio Blasts Onto Consoles and PC This Summer

Last week's teaser is now this week's confirmation. Sega will be releasing a revamped HD version of Dreamcast favorite Jet Set Radio for digital download on an as-yet-unspecified date this summer, on XBox Live, PlayStation Network, and PC. » 2/28/12 11:30am 2/28/12 11:30am

Sure Looks Like Jet Set Radio's Headed to Xbox Live and PlayStation…

The House of Sonic's dropped a vague but drip-filled teaser that strongly suggests that the beloved inline-skating, graffiti-tagging Jet Set Radio game will be hitting modern consoles soon. The killer soundtrack and high-contrast, brightly colored cartoon art style made developer Smilebit's Dreamcast game a hit, but… » 2/23/12 1:45pm 2/23/12 1:45pm

Skullgirls Picked Just the Right Day to Reveal the Deadly Nurse…

You just know the team at Reverge Games have been giggling to themselves for the past week in anticipation of today's reveal of Nurse Valentine, the Skullgirls fighter with a prescription for pain. » 2/14/12 12:45pm 2/14/12 12:45pm