Androids Need Love Too | This short stop-motion video was created using a 3DS, YouTube is absolutely littered with sub-30 second test runs. But there are very few fleshed out shorts in there yet.

The Day Mario's Creator Didn't Retire (And What It Says About His Future)

The internet was rocked. Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Mario and Zelda, reportedly said he was stepping down. Nobody seemed prepared for this. It was so sudden. More »

Batman's Return to Arkham City is Triumphant, But Short

Batman Arkham City: Lockdown is an entertaining, graphically lush chance to beat your way through four of Arkham's most notorious villains and their henchmen on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. More »

Say Goodbye to Netflix's Party Mode on the Xbox 360

Even as it brings waves of new TV and video content to the Xbox 360, the console's latest firmware update appears to have killed the most popular feature of its Netflix app. More »

Dear Square Enix, Please Make Final Fantasy XV More Like Final Fantasy IX

In today's fully Fahey-approved edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Paradox Me makes an argument for the greatness of Final Fantasy IX that's more than just saying the name Vivi over and over again. More »

Meet The Other Games That OnLive's Making Playable With Their New Tablet App

My preview yesterday about OnLive's new tablet app focused on the controller, because it's the crucial piece for playing a certain kind of game. But the cloud gaming company's making a slew of titles playable by touch input as well. More »

Assassin's Creed's Ezio Wields Many Weapons In Soul Calibur V

The most surprising thing about Ezio Auditore in Soul Calibur V happens when you pull off his unblockable move.
I won't spoil it for you but, if you watch this video I shot of a Namco Bandai rep controlling the Assassin's Creed character, you'll see what Ezio's weapons and tactics look like. More »

Watching Dante's World Get Torn Apart in DmC Gets Me All Excited

While I enjoyed the Japanese-developed Devil May Cry series and adore English developer Ninja Theory, I had absolutely no interest in this new DmC until I saw this video. More »

Is There Such a Thing As Killing for the Greater Good?

Could you kill one person to save five?
The famous "trolley problem" thought experiment in ethics got a high-tech makeover recently when researchers recreated the scene, the choices, and the violent, bloody, loud repercussions using a computer simulation, joystick and a head-mounted 3D... More »

These are the Vita's Touch Controls for Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3. They're Optional.

The PlayStation Vita's version of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has everything the console version has. Plus: the ability to make Wolverine beat up Frank West while under the control of the tip of your finger. More »

Dust 514's Weapons Are So Lethal You Could Die Firing Them

There are so many things I love about Eve Online, but almost all of it can be traced back to the game's mystique. I guess that's what I love most about Eve Online; More »

One Fantasy Game Too Many?

As competent and appealing-looking as Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is, I have some reservations about it. At what point, I found myself asking as I played, will we finally reach a fantasty lore-saturation point? More »

Touch My Katamari Finally Changes Katamari Damacy

Once upon a time, Namco's Katamari Damacy was the freshest of games. You controlled a little green guy who rolled up stuff to make a bigger and bigger ball that could roll up bigger and bigger stuff. More »

Should You Buy Gears of War 3: RAAM's Shadow? Yes.

RAAM's Shadow is the second piece of downloadable content for Epic's terrific action game Gears of War 3. It drops on December 13th, and is much more substantive than the last DLC, mainly in that it's a prequel-style three-chapter adventure starring Michael Barrick (of the Gears comics) and Zeta... More »

The Video Game That Made Alec Baldwin Quit Twitter

Ultimately it was an iPhone game, not political grousing, hackers or public tweets of affection that led actor and Twitteratti Alec Baldwin to quit the social networking service.
Baldwin's sometimes humorous, often off-kilter, sometimes political tweets have been a guilty pleasure of mine for... More »

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