Tenugui | Q-Games Dylan Cuthbert sent me this lovely tenugui to celebrate his company's 10th anniversary this month. Thanks for the present Cuthbert and thanks for all of those wonderful PxelJunk games.

It's Okay to Pee on the UK's Newest Game Console

First, they put advertisements in front of men's urinals, figuring dudes who have to answer nature's call are a built-in audience. Now, men's latrines are becoming interactive as the urinal consoles that have been in place in Japan begin their march westward. More »

The Next Kinect Will Read Your Lips, Know What You're Feeling

If you look at the fancy Kinect Effect commercial (seen above) Microsoft's been airing for the one-year anniversary of its best-selling motion-sensing camera, then you're led to believe that all sorts of innovations might be made manifest via the device's current iteration. More »

Why I Don't Feel Welcome at Kotaku

As part of an ongoing discussion on Twitter and on The Border House with Mattie Brice about Kotaku's openness towards minority sexualities (or perhaps just minority issues in general), I asked her to write a piece we could put on the site explaining why she doesn't feel welcome around here. More »

Tactics, Teamwork and Tough Choices in Rainbow 6: Patriots

How far would you go to save a life? To save lives? Would you sacrifice an innocent civilian to save a hundred more? Ubisoft's recently unveiled tactical shooter Rainbow 6: More »

America, France, and Britain Ruin Everything in Total War: Shogun 2 — Fall of the Samurai

Earlier this year The Creative Assembly took Total War: Shogun 2 players into the past with the Rise of the Samurai downloadable content. In March the company heads in the opposite direction with the standalone Fall of the Samurai expansion pack. More »

Tunisia, Egypt and Libya Look to Computer Games To Help Stabilize The Region

Think of it as a very specialized version of SimCity; one that replaces UFOs, monster attacks and city-flattening meteors with political unrest and economic upheaval; More »

Visit the Lovely, Re-Mastered Gulf of Oman in This New Battlefield 3 Trailer

EA DICE's promised shiny, new revisions of classic multiplayer locales from Battlefield 2 and this new trailer shows off how the seaside environment looks when done up in the Frostbite 2 engine. More »

Customizer Fixes the Biggest Problem With Skylanders Toys

While the plastic characters Toys For Bob created to populate the world of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure are certainly cute, colorful, and well-made, zero points of articulation makes them less action figure, more tiny statue. More »

The Makers of Tony Hawk: Ride Want You To Fund Their Next Game

Tony Hawk: Ride developers Robomodo are kicking off a Kickstarter this week to help fund an Xbox Live Kinect game, a first they believe.
While crowd-sourcing funding for indie, PC and mobile phone games has become very popular on Kickstarter, it's unusual to see experienced developers looking for... More »

Show Us Your Space Sim Spirit For a Spot in the SOL: Exodus Closed Beta

Seamless Entertainment's upcoming space combat sim SOL: Exodus is a game built for the most dedicated fighter pilots; the kind that long for the days of Wing Commander and Freespace, Privateer and X-Wing Vs. More »

A Peek Inside the Home of Skyrim's First Serial Killer

People love to collect in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
They collect loot, they collect books, horses and armor. They even collect butterflies in jars. More »

Mother Says World of Warcraft Turned Her Child Into Aggressive School-Skipping Hunchback

A mother writes in to Australia's Telegraph to complain that World of Warcraft has turned her 13-year-old son into an aggressive computer addict who skips school and threatens violence if pulled away from his game.
She says the boy, who is bigger than she is, missed most of his schooling this year... More »

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