Grumbly the Orc Says Hello

I've been getting slightly, every so slightly, addicted to Dungeon Overlord.

It's a kinda fun, kinda interesting Facebook game that has enormous potential, which I worry won't be realized.

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Uncharted 3 Has a Hard Target. Your Heart.

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Nathan Drake is a klutz. That's why we care what happens to him. Back when Naughty Dog was first developing Uncharted they knew they wanted a character-driven game. More »


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Ms. Splosion Man Creator Dreams of Miyamoto. Disturbing, Personal Dreams.

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In Josh Bear's happy dream, Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Donkey Kong and Super Mario, was sitting on a toilet. "I don't dream of hot girls," Bear told me as he recalled the dream last week at Game Developer's Conference, "I dream of Miyamoto taking a dump." In the dream, as Bear tells it, Miyamoto... More »


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Why The Best Games Are Made By The Smallest Development Teams

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Commenter Crusader1025 ponders why some of the best games are created by development teams that barely qualify as teams in today's Speak-Up on Kotaku. Half Life was made by 2 people. More »


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If Uncharted 3 Doesn't Make Me Want 3D Gaming, What Will?

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Nathan Drake is surrounded by flame, it pops and sputters, licking out of the television toward me. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception should be the winning argument for gaming in 3D. More »


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The Girl At The Video Game Store Might Be There To Rob It

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Just because she's a female shopping by herself in at a major video game retailer doesn't mean she's shopping for her boyfriend. This is the 21st century. More »


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A Reality In Which I'm a Terrorist

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In a slightly different reality Japan is a vassal state to the Greater Republic of Korea, much of the United States has become the New Korean Federation of Occupied America and I'm the shadowy figurehead of a seditious and violent anti-Korean movement. This isn't the fiction of the Homefront video... More »


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Can Video Games Keep Your Children Physically Fit?

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Can exergaming really take the place of going for a brisk walk or doing a few laps in the pool? A study out of Brigham Young University finds that certain video games do count as legitimate exercise for kids More »


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The Many Ways To Kill In The Darkness II

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The Darkness II is a grisly video game. The bad guys nail the lead character's hands to a board. The good guy spikes people in the head with parking meters. More »


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Blizzard's Next MMO Is ‘A Total Ball To Play', Follows Diablo III

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There's this guy who says that Blizzard's next massively multiplayer game is "a total ball to play." He says the game, code-named Titan, is "the type of game that will have a very long life, much like World of Warcraft has." This guy is biased. More »


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Shadows of the Damned Is A Kick To The Nuts Of Convention

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It may be hard to take Shadows of the Damned's journey into the depths of Hell too seriously, when you have a disembodied ex-demon skull named Johnson-who can transform into a weapon dubbed the Boner-as your sidekick. More »


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Tiger Blood Energy Potion Brings Out The Raving Lunatic Actor In You

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Watching a celebrity dissolve before your very eyes is entertaining, but Charlie Sheen's reign as everybody's favorite frothing-at-the-mouth WINNER can only last so long. More »


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