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Skyrim Now Has Multiplayer (Sort Of)

While modders have been working tirelessly since Skyrim's release to improve things like the game's graphics and inventory, one mod has set its sights a little higher: More »

Kicking Faces With HORI's Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 Stick

Real men (and women) who play games (well, fighting games) don't use control pads. Those are for children. Real men (and women) use sticks. And some of the best around are HORI's sticks.
The one we're looking at today is the company's Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 arcade stick, released in... More »

Report: The PS Vita Is Killing Off the Instruction Booklet

In years past, gamers poured over instructional manuals. The booklets gave a story synopsis, tips, and a rundown on how to play the game. Recently, the manuals have gotten skimpier and skimpier. More »

Zelda's Post-Apocalyptic Future Is Dangerous. Take This.

The Legend of Zelda is set in idyllic Hyrule. But what if things in Hyrule weren't so pastoral? What if Zelda was set in the future and all of Hyrule had gone to shit?
Then it might look something like this. More »

Look at this "New Title" from Metal Gear's Creator

Hideo Kojima of Metal Gear fame has shown off a test image of his "new work".
The game is unannounced and it currently does not have a title. The screen shows a tank and a soldier crouching as he moves forward. More »

The Incredible Video Game Art of Marek Okon

The Last of Us. Crysis 2. Star Wars: Old Republic. Uncharted 3. Some of the biggest games of the year, and beyond, and this man has done amazing art for the lot of them.
Marek Okon is a Polish artist who primarily paints. More »

Finally! Curtains for Nerds.

Fandom started with t-shirts and posters. A simple way for geeks to show their love for a favorite anime or video game. That wasn't enough. From there, it spread to lunch boxes-bento boxes in Japan-and figures. More »

Skyrim is Steam's Fastest-Selling Game. Ever.

Amidst some back-slapping and self-congratulation over the impressive sales of Skyrim since its release (10 million copies shipped) came one very impressive piece of information from Valve.
It's the fastest-selling game in Steam history.
Jason Holtman, Director of Business Development at Valve,... More »

Goodbye, Star Wars Galaxies

Tonight is the end of Star Wars Galaxies, once a crown jewel of Sony Online Entertainment's MMO portfolio. There is now less than an hour before the total shutdown of the eight-year-old MMO.
Right now, courtesy of Giant Bomb's live stream broadcast, we're seeing enormous deciduous trees growing in... More »

The Best Game Music of 2011: Portal 2

Kotaku's "Best Game Music of 2011" is a multi-part series in which we'll be discussing the best video game soundtracks of the year. Today, we'll be looking at and listening to the interactive robo-crunch beats of Portal 2.
Portal 2 comes in near the top of a lot of critics' "Best of 2011"... More »

Should You Buy Marvel Pinball: Vengeance and Virtue? Yes.

Zen Studios' pinball renaissance on the Xbox 360 and PS3 is one of the best values in downloadable gaming on consoles this past year. Never better than when it's handling licensed tables-the kind you always wished you got at the pizza parlors of your misspent youth-Zen returned this... More »

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