Rations | Gods Eater Burst showed up on my doorstep today complete with a burnt-edges scroll and this emergency survival kit. (Photo: Brian Crecente)

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The 3DS's Submarine Side-Scroller Teases Us With A Pseudo-Submarine Advance Wars

The 3DS launch game Steel Diver was first shown last June, back when it seemed like a simple, solid submarine side-scroller that might satisfy someone who wants a more traditional video game from their next Nintendo handheld. More »

When Multiplayer Betas Are Better Than The Real Game

Is commenter Cursed Frogurt alone when he says he enjoys multiplayer betas for games like Halo: Reach and Gears of War 3 better than full retail multiplayer? That's the subject we're testing out in today's Speak-Up on Kotaku. More »

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Dragon Age II GPU & CPU Performance Test

A spiritual successor to the Baldur's Gate series, Dragon Age: Origins was the first game of its franchise. Unlike many others, BioWare was wildly successful in bringing this role-playing game to realization as a true multi-platform endeavor, spanning releases on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Mac, and of course, the PC. More »

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I'm An Anonymous Woman Gamer

Arianna Reiche - "…we shouldn't be having to hide online, and this is unfair. I should be able to tell people I'm female and not expect crazy to come out of it." More »

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A New Perspective on Super Street Fighter IV

Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition is one of the must-have launch games for the 3DS. It's packed with a lot of neat extras like online mulitplayer, 35 playable characters, figurine mode, spectator mode and one option that will completely change your perspective on Street Fighter games... literally. More »

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Japan Disaster Coverage Invaded By Rampaging Pokémon

With the recent release of Pokémon Black and White, those mischievous pocket monsters are popping up all over the place, including some places they probably shouldn't, like all over British free daily newspaper Metro's coverage of the disaster in Japan. More »

I'm not quite sure what to do with this Emergency Ration Pack, but the irony that I received it while going through the swag I'll be giving out during a Japan Earthquake Relief Fundraiser is not lost on me. –Brian Crecente

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