Majicka | A glimpse of the cover art for the upcoming Magicka "The Stars Are Left" expansion tweeted out by Magickagame.

Skyrim Lands 50 Perfect Reviews, Will Likely Earn More than $450M at Launch

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim garnered more than 50 perfect reviews and it looks like it also sold a lot of copies, but it's a little hard to pinpoint exactly how much money the massive fantasy role-playing game has brought in so far.
The press release says that they expect that the game will... More »

Reading The DOTA Webcomic Could Get You Into the DOTA 2 Beta

Most gamers know him as the guy who helped create the soulful vibe of Gordon Freeman's world in the Half-Life games. However, way before he came to Valve, Marc Laidlaw was an author with a number of published works to his name. More »

Talk Amongst Yourselves

Hello Kotaku! Gaming your hearts out this week I hope, because there's plenty to play. I'm immersed in Skyrim and enjoying it thoroughly, what about you? More »

Maybe the Secret to Making Your Games Last Longer is Not Playing Them So Damn Much

Why do we burn through our video games so fast? Because we play them too fast. Commenter Urfe suggests the key to enjoying video games more is pacing your play in today's Speak Up on Kotaku. More »

Need for Speed: The Run Crashes Into a Wall of Criticism

In their constant quest to turn the Need for Speed franchise into something more than just a racing game, EA tapped it's Black Box studio to create The Run, a game driven by equal parts speed and narrative. More »

Minecraft Pocket Edition Looks to Hit iPhone, iPad Tomorrow

Multiple sources are reporting that an iOS version of Mojang's hit sandbox/constriction hybrid will finally launch in the next 24 hours or so. The game's been popping up in iTunes stores in other territories like New Zealand, and it'll probably go live around the world over the next day or two. More »

How To Make Your Own PETA Friendly Tanooki Suit

Don't buy Ashcraft's explanation about why PETA is completely missing the point in its attack on Mario's Tanooki suit? Here's an animal friendly way to get your own temporary fur coat. More »

A Ridiculous Comparison Between Skyrim and World of Warcraft

How does Skyrim, one of the biggest single-player RPGs around, stack up against World of Warcraft, the most popular MMO? Look no further than WoW web comic The Daily Blink's take on the comparison, which highlights what are clearly the most important aspects of each game.
After all, what really... More »

The End of Revelations and the Future of Assassin's Creed

This year's Assassin's Creed was supposed to answer lots of questions. It answered some and raises some new ones.
The biggest question of all, of course, is: More »

Sims Creator Will Wright Reveals Hivemind, His Next Big Game Powered by Your Life

It looks like Will Wright might be going from manipulating tiny fake people to manipulating normal-sized real ones. VentureBeat's got news of Hivemind, Wright's experimental foray into what he's calling personal gaming. More »

PETA: That Whole Bloody Mario Thing, That was Just a Joke

Looks like PETA bit off more Fusarium venetum then they could chew when they attacked Mario for his Tanooki-suit wearing ways. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals tell Kotaku that their bloody video game take-down of Mario was meant to be "tongue-in-cheek."
"Mario fans: More »

The Otherworldly Beauty of Skyrim in 170 Stop-Motion Screenshots

This under-two-minute video shows off a dozen or so beautiful settings in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim sped up to capture the game's passing of days, animals and weather.
Never mind the spectacle of combat, of fantasy creatures and encounters, this alone is reason enough to go out and buy this... More »

GameStop's Ultraviolet Anti-Incentive: Buy a Great Batman Game, Stream a Crappy Batman Movie For Free

So, Batman: Arkham City is a leading contender for Game of the Year and, as would follow, its reviews have been very positive. Anyone who hasn't bought it yet is probably just scrimping and saving, waiting for just the right sale to finally get them to commit to saving Gotham City. More »

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