A Wake -Game Informer gives us our first look at the upcoming Alan Wake addition. One of my favorite modern games better be getting a worthy new experience.

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception: The Kotaku Review

Telling a story is as much about what isn't included as it is about what is included. It's easy to overwhelm with too much: Too much story, too many people, too much detail. More »

Watch Someone Dive From a Jet And Climb Into a Midair Helicopter In Battlefield 3

Can you shoot someone in the head with a tank? Is it possible to jump from a jet and wrestle your way into a flying helicopter? Can a jeep safely drive over your prone form? More »

Minecraft's Notch Hires a Private Jet, May or May Not Be Feeling So Fly Like a G6

While we have no confirmation on just how fly Minecraft creator Notch feels after renting a private jet to fly to a indie game summit, I'd expect he's approaching the G6 territory.
Dutch game mag Control posted the pic of a smiling Markus "Notch" Persson sitting in one of the jet's seats with his... More »

Has Call of Duty Driven Hundreds of Teens into Military Service?

In today's installment of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Tony Danza suggests the Call of Duty series from Activision is responsible for countless teenagers deciding to join the military and be all that they could be in the games.
If there's one thing Call of Duty has done right, it's trick hundreds... More »

30 Seconds of Skyward Sword: Link's Indiana Jones Moment

I'm 25 hours into The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
I can assure you that there are some cool moments in the game. At least a few! Over the next few days, I'll share some short ones. More »

BioWare's Next Big Thing Makes an Explosive First Impression

While fans occupy themselves waiting for the release of Star Wars: The Old Republic and the third Mass Effect game, BioWare is busy working on something new - More »

A Video Game Company Wants to Turn Virtual War Into Our Next National Pastime

Baseball, hockey, football... Call of Duty?
If the people behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 have their way, the next big sport people around the world will be obsessing over will involve virtual soldiers killing each other in perpetual warfare.
With more than 25 million copies of their last... More »

Recognize These Video Game Faces? Here's the Guy Who Drew Them

Darwin Yamamoto's not that different than other gamers. He spends a lot of time looking at the faces-or, more accurately, the backs-of the medium's heroes and heroines as they open up new worlds on his TV screen. More »

Listen to the Best New Album of Video Game Music Right Now

Last week, we streamed a recording of the London Philharmonic Orchestra playing the theme from Modern Warfare 2. This track was from the orchestra's upcoming album named "The Greatest Video Game Music." Today, the album was released, and the nice folks at the London Philharmonic have allowed Kotaku... More »

Battlefield 3 Sweepstakes Weekend Thanks Players (for not Playing Modern Warfare 3)

We've seen what Battlefield 3 can do, and now it's Modern Warfare 3's turn, or is it? EA is hosting a special sweepstakes weekend for Battlefield 3 players, giving everybody that plays between November 11-13 a chance to win a trip to DICE's Stockholm, Sweden headquarters, a game system of their... More »

A History of Battlefield Versus Call of Duty

Battlefield 3 hit stores late last month, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 hits tomorrow. The two series, delivering different takes on first-person shooter warfare, both have a storied history. More »

My How Marvel's Mightiest Have Changed in Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3

Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 isn't just an additional twelve characters and a few new game modes, it's a chance for Capcom to tweak the mechanics and balance of the original game in such a way that it requires four videos to detail the changes to just the Marvel side of the cast. More »

Check Out the Smirk on the Sonic the Hedgehog Thanksgiving Day Balloon

Not only is the fleet-footed Sega mascot getting an all-new game this year, but he's also getting a new balloon for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. More »

Transforming a Nintendo 64 Into a Portable

There aren't instructions here, not unless you're really good at figuring out what's going on in a bunch of images. But it's still fascinating to watch a Nintendo 64 get picked apart and then pieced back together again as a portable.
And what's the game in the slot when it's done? More »

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