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Modern Warfare 3 in Action Leaves Me Wanting... But What?

Modern war in modern cities: Gunfights in the walled canyons of New York City's Financial District, rolling battles in the subterranean train tunnels of London.
This is the promise of Modern Warfare 3, as revealed during a press event in Los Angeles last week. More »

Storm In A Teacup Is A Dreamy, Delightful Platformer for the iPhone and iPad

Can a physics based platformer stand out-not to mention be a treat to play-on the iPhone? It can when you're piloting fine porcelain in a bizarre, hazardous dreamworld while playing Storm In A Teacup.
Storm In A Teacup is one of the latest games from iPhone and iPad publisher... More »

Shinobi Delivers a Rare 3DS Game To Get Excited About

Ignore that this is a 3D game for Nintendo's latest portable. Ignore that it's been nearly a decade since we've seen a new title staring Joe Musashi. More »

Let Us Mourn the Games We've Loved and Lost

Commenter Shin Lord was so certain his post about video games and consoles we regret trading, selling, or losing would make it into Speak Up on Kotaku he made his own image. More »

It's Okay To Be Jealous of Europe's Arcana Heart 3 Super 3D Boobie Edition

All we saw of Examu's girl-on-girl fighting game Arcana Heart 3 in North America was a lousy downloadable PlayStation 3 exclusive. Not only does the game come on both the PS3 and Xbox 360 in Europe, it's packed with simulated breasts. More »

Assassin's Creed: Revelations Reveals Fresh New Details

In Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood our friend Ezio's travels take him to Constantinople, heart of the Ottoman Empire, where no man's feet need touch the floor while seated. More »

Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning Could Be 2012's Sleeper Hit

Everything about Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning seems designed to lose my interest. There's the title, the high fantasy setting, the silly race names. The entire game seems like a pastiche of all of the action role-playing titles that came before it.
But then I played it and suddenly I was... More »

Sweet Tooth Bot Preps to Invade E3

Twisted Metal dev David Jaffe tweeted this first look at the booth art being prepared for the game's E3 outing next month. "BEHOLD: THE RISE OF SWEET BOT!!! More »

Is Cory Arcangel an Asshole?

The artist known as Cory Arcangel first made his name with the installation "Super Mario Clouds v2k3" at the 2004 Whitney Biennial, in which the 8-bit clouds of the original Nintendo Entertainment System classic were projected across a wide open space. More »

What Is Japan's Fetish This Week? Male Daughters

Lipstick. Long hair. Cute dresses. They're beautiful women, but they're not necessarily all women. In Japan, they're called "男の娘", or literally "male daughter".
Pronounced "otokonoko" or even "otoko no musume", the moniker is a play of words on "男の子" (otokonoko) or "boy". More »

A-ha Takes on Red Faction: Armageddon's Sketchy New Game Mode

When the ancient alien plagued colonized of the planet Mars meet a popular Norwegian New Wave band, there can be only one outcome: Pipe wrench fight! More »

One Year Later, Did Nintendo Keep Their E3 2010 Promises?

E3 is the biggest event the video game business. Every company lays their cards on the table, and every AAA game for the next year is on display. Failure is not an option. More »

David O. Russell Drops Out of Controversial Uncharted Movie

David O. Russell, the acclaimed director of The Fighter and Three Kings whose visions of the Uncharted video game series riled up fans of the PlayStation 3 franchise, is no longer attached to an Uncharted movie, Variety reports. More »

What's that I see in the not-so-distance? Could it be a long weekend? Here in the U.S.? Most definitely. Sorry people in other places!!! –Brian Crecente

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