BRUSSELS - This larger-than-life panel from a TinTin comic adorns the main train station in Brussels. Almost made the layover there worth it. Almost.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Is This Generation's Crysis

For those unfamiliar with the Deus Ex franchise, it goes back to the year 2000 when highly hyped developer Ion Storm went on to develop a System Shock-inspired action game that combined gameplay elements of first-person shooters and role-playing games.
Deus Ex received immediate notoriety and was... More »

Possible Alternate Ending to Zelda II

Either these cosplayers at PAX 2011 in Seattle were relaxing when they agreed to let me take their photo this past weekend, or they were role-playing the more mellow, never-before-seen alternate ending the second-best Zelda on the Nintendo Entertainment System.
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It Sounds Like the Next Duke Nukem Game will be Better and will be Revealed 'Soon'

You don't acquire the rights to one of video game's most famous characters without planning on doing something great with him.
And if you're Randy Pitchford, the Gearbox game development chief who expected to discover a "trainwreck" of a game when he set about reviving Duke Nukem Forever, you... More »

It's Like Resident Evil: The Board Game, Only With More Cthulhu

In today's maddening installment of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Wirebrain shares with us a board game that feels a lot like Capcom's famous survival horror series. More »

Our Xbox Live Indie Favorites Go Summer Blockbuster With Ninjas, Zombies and Secret Agents

Every couple of weeks, we recommend some of the best games on the Xbox Live Indie channel. These are the games on the fringe of the Xbox 360 platform, made by average Joes and indie dreamers. More »

Can Valve Really Make a Sequel For a Game They Didn't Create?

Gabe Newell has a problem.
The outspoken co-founder of Valve can't seem to get enough of one of his company's upcoming games. He's so into Dota 2 that he temporarily moved his office to be closer to the team making it. More »

It's Video Game Competition, Not Violence, That Sparks Aggression

Do violent video games cause aggressive behavior? According to a recent report published in the journal Psychology of Violence, the competitive aspect of gaming is more likely to generate aggro than mere violence. More »

Catherine Poses Questions About Mature Relationships Most Games are Afraid to Ask

You've heard Catherine's premise already: Commitment-phobic, indecisive Vincent must choose between marriage to longtime girlfriend, Katherine, and the allure of a sexy affair with a younger girl, Catherine. More »

New Trials Game Seems Like Standard Trials, Until the UFO Part

The sequel to the popular Xbox Live Arcade game Trials HD isn't just about controlling motorbikes through difficult, side-scrolling stunt courses. That was the last game (and the one before that). More »

Grab Life By The Boulders in Zynga's New Adventure World

Just when you thought Zynga was out of ideas, it appears they're... not.
Adventure World, the newest addition to the Zynga family, seems to be channeling Indiana Jones, complete with threatening snakes. More »

They've Taken Twister and Made It Not Twister

Yesterday when I posted the news that Majesco was bringing the classic full-body board game Twister to the Xbox 360 Kinect, I figured it would at least maintain some resemblance of the original product. More »

Trying to Hit the Cowboys' Jumbo Jumbotron with a Punt in Madden NFL 12

This has been an obsession of mine ever since Cowboys Stadium appeared in Madden NFL 10-hit the Jerrytron, the arena's massive scoreboard, with a punt. More »

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Mortal Kombat Ninja Dancers

Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Smoke, and Reptile were made for loving you, baby, and you were made for loving them.
The PAX ninja quartet takes their friendship to the next logical level: More »

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