Alfista | Xbox 360: As detailed on sister site Jalopnik, the Dec. Forza 4 DLC comes with a 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider QV. (Photo: Microsoft)

Mario Kart 7: The Kotaku Review

There's a spot on the couch where Mario Kart 7 sits, a well-worn seat where the pillows and cushions have been arranged just so. Over the years, a multitude of previous Mario Kart games have all occupied that spot, and so Mario Kart 7 knows just how to hold itself, just how to sit, just how to... More »

An Older Guy Who Prefers Crosswords to Video Games

It's not that they're no fun, or have something against games, but we all know someone who seems to prefer the most analog means of interactive entertainment-a good old pencil and paper-over all of the modern media. More »

Should You Buy Battlefield 3's Back to Karkand? Yes.

Battlefield 3's Back to Karkand map pack updates four of the most popular Battlefield 2 maps for DICE's new shooter.
The pack also includes four vehicles and ten weapons from Battlefield 2 as well as some new reward, achievements and some other tweaks. More »

Xbox Live Service Buckling Under Weight of Finally Welcomes New Dashboard [Update]

After a slight delay, the new Xbox Dashboard has begun rolling out to 360 owners around the world. Or, well, it would be, if Xbox Live wasn't down for many of them. More »

Now Microsoft Wants to Stop You Taking Them to Court

It's one of 2011's more troubling, if less sexy developments: that of major publishers and platform holders finding ways to stop customers taking them to court if something goes wrong with their product or service.
Sony was the first company to introduce a "no sue" clause as part of its terms of... More »

Game-Breaking Skyward Sword Bug Confirmed. Here's How to Avoid It.

Nintendo has admitted that, yes, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword has a game breaking bug. What is this bug and how can you avoid it? Warning: Spoilers.
The bug makes it impossible for players to complete the game's "Song of the Hero" quest. More »

Who are you to Resist This God of War Art?

With over a decade's experience in video game concept art, Carlo Arellano has worked on some of the industry's biggest franchises, including World of Warcraft, Resistance and God of War.
More recently, he's been involved in designing characters for Insomniac's Overstrike, that sci-fi game from E3... More »

Last Guardian Executive Producer Quits. Goes Elsewhere.

Is Yoshifusa Hayama the latest Last Guardian casualty? The former Sony Computer Entertainment Vice President and Last Guardian executive producer has left the company. More »

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