Fake Lefty | Deus Ex: Human Revolution is left-handed on the game box, but not in the game, according to people who have played the game. The horror! (Photo: Stephen Totilo)

When GLaDOS Asks You To Marry Someone, You Say Yes

Gary Hudston commissioned three spectacular custom-built Portal 2 levels complete with fresh dialog from the voice of GLaDOS, Ellen Mclain, just to ask his girlfriend to marry him. More »

Never Count Nintendo Out

If there are any universal rules or golden constants by which the game industry is governed, one of them is surely this: Never count Nintendo out.
It is not an exaggeration to call the Kyoto firm the world leader in video game production. More »

Deus Ex: Human Revolution's Review Scores Are Perfectly Natural

In the year 2000, Ion Storm unleashed the perfect marriage of futuristic shooter and skill-based role-playing in Deus Ex, a game so unique that even its own sequel couldn't replicate its success. More »

Aliens: Colonial Marines Shows Why it's Smart to Wait 25 Years to Make a Movie Game

While we've known for a while now that Gearbox's upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines makes extensive use of original concept art from the movie it's based on, 1986's Aliens, it's still a surprise to see it brought to life 25 years later.
I caught a showing of the game during Gamescom last week, a... More »

Death of PC Gaming Scheduled to be Disproven on August 26

We've heard it said time and time again, PC gaming is not dead, but sometime just saying something isn't enough. This Friday, PC peripheral maker Razer plans to prove it. More »

A Visit To the Thousands-Strong Gaming Tent City of Cologne

COLOGNE, GERMANY - For one week a year a very different sort of campsite forms along Cologne's pebbled shores of the Rhine river.
Tucked between the fourth largest convention center in the world and the towering, majestic Cologne Cathedral, more than 3,000 people set up a small town of tents, camp... More »

This is Gamescom

We've talked about the games, about the cosplay, the camping and the crowds. But no single story or set of photos can truly encapsulate all that is the world's biggest video game show. More »

The Gaming Tragedies that Didn't Kill Us (But Nearly Broke Us)

My proudest moments as a tap dancer are displayed in my parents' house in the form of sparkly, obnoxious trophies.
My proudest moments as an actor sit on shelves represented by photos and signed scripts. More »

Must We Compare Every Online Role-Playing Game to World of Warcraft? Yes, And Here's Why

In today's thrilling episode of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Vezroth explains why people need to stop getting angry when every other massively multiplayer online game in the world is compared to World of Warcraft. More »

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