PC - I spent a big chunk of the weekend playing Age of Empires Online. I'm surprised at how uncasual it feels, In a very good way.

The Fantastic Flying Book of Inventive Storytelling

Born of Hurricane Katrina and the passing of a dear friend, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is more than a poignant, interactive allegory, it is the budding metamorphosis of the narrative. In the interactive piece of fiction, readers flip through digital pages on their iPad, poke... More »


Two Hours with Jonathan Blow's The Witness, an Abbreviated Wonder

The last time I'd been to the island, it didn't make sense to me. I had exited a building that had birthed my presence into the island's sun splashed terrain. I'd confronted some blue panels in the manner a driver confronts a stop sign. The panels were signs I didn't know how to read. They were puzzles, I guess, but they seemed too simple to be anything other than a trick. More »


Zelda Games Used to be a Rare Thing

Because they don't count the CDi Zelda games, and because they count the repeatedly re-released Ocarina of Time twice, Nintendo promotes a worldview in which 17 Zelda games have been released in the past 25 years. I'm fine with that. More »


Simple Physics and Jet-Age Design Get You Home in The Marbians

A physics-based puzzle grading you out on a scale of one to three, by now, might be not a genre but a cliche in mobile gaming, But there are still concepts out there that can keep it fresh and one of them is The Marbians, a cheerfully dressed app for iOS and Android devices that conjures thoughts... More »


Should We Just Wait for the Game of the Year Edition?

In today's award-winning edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, cold-hearted commenter Monsieur.Froid wonders if other gamers are beginning to catch on to this whole Game of the Year trend. More »


An Hour with Skyrim. It's Amazing.

I mean no disrespect when I say this: I couldn't give a dragon's ass about the story in Skyrim. It may well be wonderful, but as the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls series—none of which I've played for more than an hour or two at most—I've never had any opportunity to understand,... More »


This Thursday Retro Game Master Takes On S.O.S.

This week on Retro Game Master The Kacho takes on The Poseidon Adventure-inspired adventure game S.O.S. S.O.S. was developed by Human Entertainment for the Super NES in 1994. More »


Watch a Master Modder Split an Xbox 360 Controller in Two

In the latest episode of The Ben Heck Show, master video game console modder Benjamin J. Heckendorn creates an Xbox 360 controller for folks that can't bring their hands together in front of their bodies. More »

Rumor: Four More Wii Games Have Been Selected for 'Nintendo Selects' Budget Line

Wii owners, you may soon have four new games to play at budget-friendlier prices. According to retail sources, Nintendo will update its "Nintendo Selects" budget line with Super Paper Mario, Mario Strikers Charged, Punch-Out!! and Super Mario Galaxy in August. More »


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