CHILL | Tristan, 10 today, chills out with a little original Xbox action, back in the day. (Photo: Brian Crecente)

George Romero Explains The Story Behind Call of The Dead... Then Gets Zombified

The Escalation Pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops hit the Xbox 360 today and with it comes Call of the Dead, a star-studded zombie expansion that features it's own story and a new backdrop.
Here's a look at how the game opens up and a surprise explanation of the back story by director turned head... More »

Top Thriller Authors Come Together for L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories

There are a million stories in the naked city of Rockstar's L.A. Noire, and the game can only tell so many. That's why Rockstar has recruited eight of the thriller genre's finest writers to create L.A. More »

Nintendo's Next Console Will Enter the HD Era, but Not the Hard Drive Era

The successor to the Wii will not include a traditional hard-drive but will bear some of the traits of competing high-definition game consoles, according to sources familiar with Nintendo's planned 2012 gaming machine.
The console, codenamed Project Café, will include 8 gigabytes of on-board... More »

Bethesda Details Three More Doses of Downloadable Content for Fallout: New Vegas

With names already outed via a series of trademark applications, Bethesda Softworks finally pulls back the curtain on Honest Hearts, Old World Blues, and Lonesome Road, three new packs of downloadable content coming to Fallout: More »

Is the Wii Nintendo's Greatest Console to Date?

As the wheels of Nintendo's next console slowly begin to spin, commenter Wrackune suggests the Wii is the greatest Nintendo console gifted to man thus far in today's Speak-Up on Kotaku. More »

Sony Declines To Testify at Congressional Hearings, But is Cooperating With Request For Answers

Sony Computer Entertainment of America declined to testify at a Congressional hearing about the threat of data theft to American consumers, but will continue to work to answer Congressional questions, officials tell Kotaku.
"Sony declined to testify because their internal investigation is still... More »

Buffy the Zombie Slayer

Earlier today we gave you a glimpse of the spoiler-laden cinematic introduction to Call of Duty: Black Ops' fancy new zombie mode, Call of the Dead. Here's a quick look at how gameplay shakes out. More »

Did They Improve The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time's Graphics Enough For You?

Here's a new trailer for the June-scheduled 3DS re-make of The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time. The graphics have been improved, though my memory already made them look as good as they appear in this new trailer. More »

The Kid Who Trained with the Masters of Nintendo During a Gaming Golden Age

It was the hot, sticky summer of 1990. Japan's bubble economy, the period of rapid growth during the 1980s, would be over in a year, but Japanese gaming showed no signs of ending its dominance. More »

Motorstorm: Apocalypse Crashes Headlong into Game Reviewers' Hearts

After pausing to pay its respects to victims of Japan's earthquake crisis, the latest Motorstorm races to store shelves today, but first it must navigate the assembled video game critics in the Motorstorm: More »

Square Enix Floats Dead Island to America

Deep Silver is a lovely little company, but when a game generates the sort of buzz Dead Island stirred up with its stunning trailer, the big guns need to be called in. More »

Here's How To Get That Rainbow-Shitting Unicorn in Red Faction: Armageddon

Remember when we told you that Mr. Toots, a wee unicorn with a powerful, rainbow-spraying ass, would come to Red Faction: Armageddon? Well, here's your official confirmation from THQ who also reveals how we'll get our hands on Mr. More »

Tristan turns 10 today. That means I've been a father for a quarter of my life.... scary. I was looking through old family pictures of him and came across quite a few that I could have posted. Tristan with a PSP at 3, Tristan lounging in a couch playing original Xbox. Tristan testing the Wii and PS3 before either console launched. As you said this morning. One day Tristan will tell his grandchildren about how he grow up playing on an Xbox... and they'll think he's old. –Brian Crecente

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