Dem Bones, Dem Bones -I went to the doctor today, more than a year after doing something terrible to my shoulder during a Kendo bout. Apparently I've torn or detached one of my bicep ligaments. I like to think it's from overuse after years, decades of fencing and then a bit of Kendo. Trish thinks its from lack of use. She's probably right. :(

Should You Buy Rocksmith? No.

Today marks the release of Ubisoft's Rocksmith, a music game that may seem a bit on the late end of the Great Music Game Craze of 2009. All the same, it comes with a tantalizing promise: More »


I Wonder What the Skyrim Lawyers Think of This

The movie Immortal will arrive in movie theaters on 11/11/11, according to a poster I saw at my local subway stop in Brooklyn. I associate that date with another upcoming release: More »


You Know What Video Games Need? More Wise, Witty, and Lecherous Old Men

Commenter Paradox Me believes there's plenty of room in video games for more wise, experienced, and humorously nostalgic old men, leading the charge or just kicking back and telling us all about how Speak Up on Kotaku was better when they were kids. More »

Before You Start... Tips for Playing Batman: Arkham City The Best Way

The excellent Batman: Arkham City is now on sale for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and we want you to have the best possible time with it. So, before you start, here are some tips from us about how to get the most out of the game, right from the start.
No spoilers here, just some friendly advice... More »



Playing with Fire Wants to Crowdsource the (First?) Good Video Game Movie

Even though many directors clearly play video games-Zack Snyder, Guillermo Del Toro and Christopher Nolan come to mind-and acknowledge them as a creative enrterprise, there still hasn't been a film that compellingly channels the appeal of the medium.
Author/critic Harold Goldberg, animator... More »


Assassin's Creed Line Dancing Adds a Little Shake to New York's Comic-Con

New York Comic-Con's Just Dance 3 stage was always filled with an interesting mix of cosplayers, but these are my favorite: A dozen assassins from Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed line dancing to Sugarhill Gang's Jump On It with the help of Ubisoft's other major hit... More »


Watch Kinect Power the Future of Touch-Based Interface

The whole deal with Kinect is that it's supposed to free you from touching things. But a new implementation might have you being more in touch with the physical world than before.
What you're looking at is an experimental prototype created by Microsoft Research labs designed to make any surface a... More »


Valve Tinkering With an Excellent Portal 2 Feature That Talks Back

The people who made Portal 2 want to make it easier for you to make more Portal 2, according to a new report about the making of the game's Peer Review expansion written by GTTV host Geoff Keighley.
In a free expansion to his PC, Mac and iOS behind-the-scenes article/app The Final Hours of Portal 2... More »


New Life+: If Life Were A Game, How Would You Replay It?

You're lying on your deathbed. Family members of the closest kind test the capacity limit of the hospital room, and finish off what was left of the tissue boxes. More »


Kotaku Gets Some Face Time on Times Square Billboard

Kotaku got an appearance on CNN's Times Square billboard today in New York. Pretty cool, huh?
What? You don't see it?
It's right there. There, to the right. More »


Double Fine Unveils Happy Action Theater, a Party Game for Kinect

Last Friday, Double Fine invited a gaggle of press over to their San Francisco Headquarters for hot dogs, beers, and game announcements. In addition to announcing Costume Quest on Steam and some new (and fun-sounding) Iron Brigade DLC, they also announced a new game: More »

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Could Be the Most Expensive Game You Ever Buy

While at least two of us at Kotaku enjoy Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure enough to recommend a purchase, that doesn't mean we're oblivious to the costly downsides to a game that sells its downloadable content on toy store shelves. More »


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