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War Crimes in Video Games Draw Red Cross Scrutiny

One of the world's largest and most respected humanitarian groups in the world is investigating whether the Geneva and Hague conventions should be applied to the fictional recreation of war in video games.
If they agree those standards should be applied, the International Committee of the Red Cross... More »


What Does Your Saints Row: The Third Gang Leader Look Like?

In today's gang-related edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Nameloi wants to get a good look at the face of your Saints Row: The Third gang leader. More »


High Score Is The Reality Show for Classic Arcade Games

If you're lucky or just old, you can remember the classic stand-up arcade era, where Pac-Man machines stood next to Defender and/or Donkey Kong and people lined up for the chance to play. More »


The Elder Scrolls Adventures Re-envisions Skyrim as a 1980s Saturday Morning Cartoon

Raise your hands if you remember that weird Dungeons & Dragons cartoon that ran from 1985 to 1987. That show was clearly made to capitalize on the popularity of D&D, but I still tuned in every week with the hopes that it'd get better. More »


Nintendo Changes its Tune, For Once

I have asked Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime about a video game called Mother 3 so many times that, in recent years, he would bring it up before I did.
He'd laugh about the question. More »


Half-Life 3 T-Shirt Confirmed, But That is All

It's not a Photoshop and it's not a lie. Seattle-based game developer Chandana "Eka" Ekanayake really did see a Valve Software employee wearing a Half-Life 3 t-shirt at a local developer event last night.
Eka is sure that the man wearing the shirt works for Valve, the great video game company that... More »


The Painful Irony of an Anti-Piracy Group Being Sued for Piracy

Dutch copyright watchdog BREIN is being sued by a musician for more than $1 million after allegedly using his song in copyright warnings on DVDs without explicit permission. More »


One Could Easily Mistake This for The Week in Console Games

They're good enough for a console but made for a mobile; at least three out of this week's five Gaming Apps of the Day could pass for at least previous generation console games. More »


Grab a Mug of Mead, Sit Back and Enjoy This Charming Bilingual Skyrim Song

There are plenty of musical takes on Skyrim's many beautiful songs, but this is my favorite of the week, sung by the talented, and bilingual, Malukah from Monterrey, Mexico.
It's a touch on the echoey side, but I'm still loving it and I bet you will too. More »


How To Unlock Call of Duty's Robotron-esque Dead Ops on Your iPhone or iPad

Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies is a fun, slick iPhone and iPad game in its own right, supporting both single player and multiplayer marathons sessions of first-person shooter survival against hordes of zombies. More »

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