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Jokes Fly Faster Than Arrows in the Goofy-Yet-Epic Bard's Tale

The Bard's Tale, the highly enjoyable action role-playing game that launches today at the App Store, has a long, storied history-far longer and storied-er than your average iOS game. More »

Should You Buy LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7? Yes.

Traveller's Tales are the masters of the brick. Their LEGO creations deliver not just fun gaming experiences, but those magical sort of games that you can enjoy alone, with friends, or with children. More »

To Whom I Have Offended: An Open Letter from Tom Bissell

Editor's Note: What follows is an open letter from author Tom Bissell regarding the response to a joke he made in his review of Skyrim for the website Grantland. More »

Batman: Arkham City's Creators Would Make a Lovely Matrix Game, Wouldn't They?

In today's completely topical edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Souls feels he's found the perfect developer to make the next Matrix game. More »

Blackwater Video Game Criticism Leads To Threats Against Congresswoman

Attorneys for the founder of infamous private military company Blackwater are threatening to sue a member of congress over statements she made during an interview about the PMC's bizarrely self-aggrandizing video game Blackwater.
Rep. More »

How Does the First Quad Core Tegra Tablet Handle Gaming?

Having spent an extensive amount of time playing games on a dual core Tegra 2 Android tablet, I can only imagine how much better gaming must be on the new quad core Tegra 3-powered Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime. More »

"Respect Mah Authori-Tah!" New South Park RPG Coming from Fallout: New Vegas Creators

After the surprise success of their Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, South Park creators Trey Stone and Matt Parker are looking to conquer the video game medium next. More »

Guess Which Game Still Isn't More Popular Than Call of Duty

Battlefield 3 couldn't do it and neither could Skyrim it seems, Call of Duty, two Call of Duty games actually, remain the most played games on Xbox Live for the week of Nov. More »

Mass Effect 3's Combat Looks Better, Especially the Punching

Skip past the blah-blah-pre-order-our-game stuff in the first 110 seconds of the newest official Mass Effect developer video. You'll find a surprisingly encouraging glimpse at Mass Effect 3's combat.
Smarter enemies? More »

The Next Batman Video Game Won't Look Like Arkham City. Here's Why That's A Good Thing

When I first heard about Gotham City Impostors, this lifelong Batman fan got very nervous. Part of it comes from the way the game's premise rubs up uncomfortably against Caped Crusader canon. More »

If the New Syndicate Has to Be a First-Person Shooter, It Better Have Awesome Weapons

The shooting might be less tactical, but that doesn't mean it has to be less entertaining. Let's take a look at the arsenal Starbreeze Studios has cooked up for next year's Syndicate reboot. More »

This GameStop Trolling Brought to You By Best Buy

There are certain disadvantages to locating your game-centric retail store next to a big box electronics outfit, as this lovely Best Buy sign so aptly demonstrates. More »

Konami's NeverDead Will Start Its Eternal Life on January 31, 2012

Being immortal's what you make of it. Sure, watching all your friends die and learning how to work new TV remotes every decade or so aren't happy endeavors. More »

Starting Next Month You Will Get the Tools To Reinvent Skyrim on PC

Starting next month computer Skyrim gamers will have access to the same development tools used by Bethesda Games Studio to make The Elder Scroll title.
"We want to thank everyone reading this for playing our game and supporting all it tries to do," according to the post on the official Bethesda... More »

The Most Popular Game on iTunes Keeps Crashing on iPads, But a Fix is En Route

Infinity Blade II, a very good game that just launched on iTunes today, is getting rave reviews from people who can get the game to run and is being pilloried for a bug that keeps crashing the game on some iPads.
A solution is coming.
"We've discovered an issue with some users who are running... More »

I Love Metal Gear, But I Don't Want a Metal Gear Solid 5.

I am pretty much the biggest Metal Gear Solid fan there is, and I really, really hope that Metal Gear Solid 5 doesn't happen.
Kotaku recently published Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima's comments to Official PlayStation Magazine regarding a potential Metal Gear Solid 5–there'd "probably" be one... More »

Say Goodbye to Skyrim's Majestic Backwards Flying Dragons

They were... bizarre... while they lasted: Dragons in full flight, breathing fire, swooping, all backwards. The glitch that put some of the creatures in reverse is being fixed next week, so if you want to witness the beauty of a backwards mythical creature in the wilds of The Elder Scroll V: More »

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