WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry looks at family members during a ceremony awarding him the Medal of Honor at the White House July 12, 2011 in Washington, DC. Petry, who received the medal for his courageous actions during operations in Paktia, Afghanistan, in May 2008, is the second living, active duty service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The King of Fighters-i Takes on the iPhone.

Something to get out of the way: I hate virtual joysticks. Hate them. That being said, I liked The King of Fighters-i, virtual joystick and all.
The King of Fighters-i is SNK Playmore's latest effort at bringing its arcade sensibility to smartphones. More »

The Rollicking Pulp Magazine Covers of Trenched

The loading screens for Double Fine's triple-fine Xbox Live Arcade mech game Trenched are spot-on parodies of early 20th-century pulp magazine covers. More »

The Best Death Metal Song About Demon's Souls Sung By a Shadow of the Colossus Band You'll Ever Hear

This is a death metal song about painfully-hard PS3 game Demon's Souls, sung by a band apparently inspired by Shadow of the Colossus. I think that's all you need to know. More »

Forget Baseball and MMA, the Sport to Cheer for in this Bar was StarCraft

"M-C! M-C! M-C! M-C!" The crowd in the bar is going nuts, the cheers and chants of over 100 StarCraft fans reverberating off the walls around me.
Up on the television screens that hang around the bar, Game 6 of the North American Star League finals has just concluded. More »

Remembering the Little Game Boy That Could, But Only Just

Commenter GiantBoyDetective seems like an off person to be picking up the tiny little Game Boy Advance Nintendo completely killed with the release of the DS, but he's pretty huge, so we'll let him have his say in today's Speak Up on Kotaku. More »

These Are the Very Best Pokémon Trainers in the United States

/> After two straight days of fierce competition, 24 Pokémon trainers have been chosen to represent the United States in the 2011 Pokémon Video Game World Championships. More »

This Thursday Retro Game Master Takes on Solomon's Key

This week on Retro Game Master The Kacho takes on puzzle shooter Solomon's Key.
Released for arcades in 1986, Tecmo's Solomon's Key was brought to the Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Master System, Atari ST and other consoles. More »

The Day Comcast's Data Cap Policy Killed My Internet for One Year

Today I came home to find my 15 MB down/3 MB up Comcast broadband service had been shut off due to exceeding their 250 GB/month data cap policy.
This had happened the month before, and I called and had a polite but irritated conversation with Comcast's "Customer Security" department (since the... More »

The New Zelda Didn't Make Me Angry, Not a Bit

It has come to my attention that people get angry about Zelda video games.
This should have been obvious. People can be angry about anything, and I do recall some anger when the bad-ass Zelda game shown by Nintendo in 2000 turned into a Zelda that looked like a children's cartoon. More »

Is Sony Quietly Removing a PS3 Feature?

A tipster sends us rumored word (and image) of an incoming replacement model for the 160GB Playstation 3 which brings with it a change in the way some people will hook the console up to their HD television.
The new "K" chassis, which Sony will begin shipping to retailers this week, will require... More »

Electronic Arts Buys Maker of Bejeweled and Plants Vs. Zombies

Electronic Arts is in the Plants Vs. Zombies business it seems, announcing today that they have picked up PopCap Games for what could total more than one billion in cash and stock.
"EA and PopCap are a compelling combination," said EA CEO John Riccitiello. More »

Playing Through The Cowboys & Aliens Video Game

There's not a whole lot of story in Absolution Training Ground, a Hogan's Alley take on upcoming movie Cowboys & Aliens, and you can pretty much unlock all of the weapons on your first play through, but it's still kinda fun.
You can check the game out for yourself over on the official page for the... More »

Death Revisits EA Servers In August, Taking Army of Two, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, Skate & More Offline

Electronic Arts is performing another round of "online service shutdowns," taking dozens of multiplayer games and demos offline forever. So, if you're still playing Army of Two or Skate online, you won't have the option much longer.
The latest round of shutdowns affects games on the PlayStation 3,... More »

Zombies Welcome Their New EA Masters, Do Not Wish To Eat Their Brains At All

The undead people behind one of PopCap's most popular games, Plants Vs. Zombies, welcome EA's acquisition of their parent company with open arms, open mouths, and jagged, ichor-dripping teeth. More »

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