Bowser Mario's real boss, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, takes a bow on January 27 before presenting the company's not-so-wonderful financial news. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

SoulCalibur V : The Kotaku Review

Soul Calibur V, like almost all fighting games nowadays, finds itself having to serve multiple purposes for a broad and fragmented user base. Fighting games demand investment if you're actually trying to excel at them. More »


Soulcalibur V's Character Creator Is Capable of Terrible, Beautiful Things

When the editor-in-chief here asked me to do a video showcasing two of my beloved characters created on Soulcalibur V's character creator, I was elated. More »


Before You Start… Tips for Playing Final Fantasy XIII-2 The Best Way

Used to being led about by the nose in Final Fantasy XIII? Final Fantasy XIII-2 is here, and it's nowhere near as clear-cut as the game it's making up for. More »


Game Critics Tear NeverDead Limb-From-Limb

Great games often spring from a single brilliant idea, like a protagonist that can pull himself back together after being blown apart. Unfortunately this is also the case for many really crappy games. More »


'I guess not killing in videogames is rebellious.'

Goodbye, newspaper stories about video gamers who love to pretend to kill, kill, kill.
Hello, Wall Street Journal investigation into video gamers who love to pretend to not kill at all. More »


Do You Feel Comfortable Lending Out Your Games?

Are you the type of gamer that can let one of your favorites go long enough for a friend to give it a go, or do you guard your collection jealously? Commenter Pinacollata has transformed himself into a virtual video game librarian, and for good reason. More »


Now Android Gamers Can Feel the Heavenly Pull of Osmos

That it took so long for PC, MAC, and iOS masterpiece Osmos to reach Android devices is a tiny bit of suck which absorbs smaller sucks until it's the biggest suck of them all. More »


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