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Vietnam Makes Its Call of Duty

It was France's "dirty war", an unpopular struggle in Vietnam against the French authority governing the colonies of French Indochina.
The eight-year First Indochina War ended in 1954 with the historic battle of Dien Bien Phu, a fight that some historians say marks one of the first times a... More »


Battlefield 3's Back to Karkand Live Now, But Not Without Problems

Battlefield 3's Back to Karkand expansion pack is live in Europe and hits the rest of the world this afternoon, if you own the Playstation 3. PC and Xbox 360 owners will need to wait until Dec. More »

Take That, MTV: More than 240,000 People Watched Pro Video Game Players Compete to Be the Best

Some people like eSports. Others think the idea of broadcasting competitions of people going at it in Starcraft 2, Black Ops or Halo: Reach won't ever get mainstream media attention. More »



The Resurgence of My Nintendo 3DS, According to the Only Stats that Matter

Nintendo would like you to think that the 3DS, once ballyhooed and then dismissed for a dud, is making a comeback. They'll show you the numbers.
Their numbers don't matter. More »


$5 Grand Theft Auto III Hits Android and iOS (Yes, iPhone 4 Too) Next Week

Grand Theft Auto III: 10 Year Anniversary Edition hits the iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and a variety of Android devices next week for $4.99, Rockstar said today.
Here's a complete run down of the Android devices you will be able to play the game on:
Android Phones: More »


Survival Mode is Coming to the Portable Version of Minecraft

The experience that many people were hoping would be on the portable versions of Mojang's hit construction/adventure game should be finally coming to iOS and Android. More »


The Problem With Pathological Gaming Studies

Is gaming addiction a real psychological affliction that should be recognized by the American Psychiatric Association? According to some studies as many as ten percent of all gamers could be considered gaming addicts. More »


Home Invasion Robbery Happens During Xbox Live Match

At 2 a.m. Tuesday morning, two criminals kicked in the door of an unidentified Pittsburgh man's home while he was playing an Xbox 360 game online. They then pistol-whipped the homeowner and threatened a woman who was also in the house at gunpoint. More »


Fortune Street's Review Scores Are All Over the Board

Fans have been clamoring for the popular Japanese financial board game series Itadaki Street to make it to North America since the original was released back in 1991. More »


He's Level 9 In Skyrim. He Hasn't Killed Anything.

YouTube user WestSideLuigi is playing Skyrim as a pacifist. He's at level eight and has zero kills. "This is what I do with wolves: calm them, turn them into peaceful little puppies."
He's playing as Felix the Cat (or Felix the Peaceful Monk, it's not clear). More »


Wife of Rovio Exec Wears Angry Birds Dress to Finnish State Gala

Angry Birds don't just make good games, they're also great for formal dress, it seems.
Teija Vesterbacka showed up at the Finish Presidential Palace this evening to celebrate the country's independence in this lovely off-the shoulder, red and Angry Bird ball gown.
We assume she's wearing the dress... More »


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 »

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