ENGLISH | Jeffrey Neumann puts some body english into a shot as he plays a pinball game at The Florida Arcade & Pinball Expo at the Dania Jai-Alai Sports Entertainment Complex on February 10, 2011 in Dania, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The Undercurrent of Domestic Violence in Bioshock Infinite

"I'm sorry. I never should have left. I never should have left. Take me back. Take me back. Take me home... please."
The girl is crying as she says it. More »

The Quantum Thief: An Excerpt

The Quantum Thief, released in the UK last year and in the U.S. this month, is a heist story set in a future of marching cities, ubiquitous public-key encryption, people communicating by sharing memories, and a race of hyper-advanced humans who originated as massively multiplayer online... More »

What Games Would You Suggest To a New Dreamcast Owner?

Commenter Gigawings is taking the first steps on the wondrous journey we call first time Dreamcast ownership, and wants to know what games he should play first in today's Speak Up on Kotaku.
So I finally got my Dreamcast, get a step down converter, and play my first game that comes with it,... More »

How To Kill a Pedestrian in L.A. Noire

The citizens of Los Angeles, as rendered in Team Bondi and Rockstar Games' L.A. Noire are fleet of fun. It is hard to run them down, as we've made clear in video before. More »

Is One of Japan's Bloodiest Directors Working on an Ace Attorney Movie?

Japanese film director Takashi Miike, well-known for the over-the-top violence depicted in movies like Ichi the Killer, also has a softer side, which should shine through in his next project, a light comedy courtroom drama based on a Nintendo DS game. More »

Want a Massive Bloody-Bladed Firearm With Your Copy of Gears of War 3?

Think you're a hardcore Gears fan for preordering the $149.99 Epic Edition of Gears of War 3? Drop an extra $80 on the Retro Lancer bundle and then we'll talk.
GameStop weaponizes all three versions of Gears of War 3 with the addition of bundles featuring a full-sized replica of the Retro Lancer,... More »

A Rare Video Game Re-Mix of the Bible, in the Form of a Gorgeous Action Game

Lucifer is charming in what is probably his biggest video game appearance of the year. He's a pal. He's smooth. He calls God on a cell phone. He wears fashionable jeans. More »

The Maker of Modern Warfare 3 Has 'Moved Beyond' Its Modern Warfare 2 Tech

Infinity Ward, the studio behind Call of Duty and Modern Warfare, is leaving its previously used game engine technology behind for Modern Warfare 3. Will that put an end to cracks about the developer using Quake III Arena-era tech?
While those digs against Infinity Ward may have been unfair and... More »

Two Wildly Different Ways to Blow Up Airships in Bioshock Infinite

There's a giant mechanical bird to escape, a young lady to escort, riotous mobs to skirt, rails to clamp to and swing from through a floating city.
But I just want to hang out on a corner and people watch - such is the allure of a game fashioned by Ken Levine.
It's Bioshock Infinite's... More »

Voodoo Vince, Kazooie and the Crew from Brute Force Not Part of the Xbox E3 2011 Hype

What can a gamer glean from an invitation sent to reporters for Microsoft's 2011 E3 press briefing? Not much. What can that gamer glean from the stickers that came with it-especially if this gamer's sleuthing skills were recently enhanced by L.A. More »

Now that I have the space, I really do need to get a pinball machine. Maybe a Pinbot, Addam's Family or, heck, even a Hook. –Brian Crecente

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