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Requiem For An iPhone Game

Free running through a dream, leaping over crates, running along walls, dashing through gaps, Requiem is a slightly marred look at what Mirror's Edge could have been on the iPhone. In Requiem you play a boy lost in a nightmare world chased by a raging bull, collecting stars on his way to a pegasus... More »


An Argument For Video Games That Don't Waste Our Time

In a very real way, games play us. We may hold the controller, but often it feels as though the games—through their systems, design, and pacing—hold most of the cards. More »


Confessions of a Beta Testing Addict

Commenter gametr4x loves hunting for bugs in PC games so much, he's got multiple email accounts set up so he can apply to beta tests to his heart's content, but it only took one account to be featured in today's Speak Up on Kotaku. More »


Nintendo's Problem Isn't Hardware—They Stopped Making Killer Games

Nintendo's biggest problem isn't hardware—it's games. The proper noun that should send Nintendo watchers the most chills isn't Apple—it's Wii Fit. More »


Tribes: Ascend Revisits the Series' Glory Days

I first played Starsiege: Tribes at the 1998 E3 Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. A relative newcomer to the multiplayer first-person shooter, I fondly recall ignoring whatever objective our team was supplied with, instead spending my time whooshing about the map with my jetpack, giggling to myself. More »

Everybody at the Call of Duty Convention Gets a Free Modern Warfare 3

Activision sweetens the pot for fans considering attending the first-ever Call of Duty XP convention in Los Angeles next month, revealing additional details on what fans can expect to get out of the show, including a free copy of the Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition. More »


How To Make The Doom 4 We All Want and Need

For a time, years, whenever a person talked about a first-person shooter they called it a Doom Clone. Such was the power, the influence of one of the first, first-person shooters, the proto-FPS. More »



The Video Game That Got Jazz so, so Right

For some reason or other, jazz soundtracks are a rarity among video games. Plenty of games feature heroic chiptune anthems, Hollywoodesque orchestral scores, and evocative sci-fi themes, but jazz, the oldest American art form, remains surprisingly underrepresented. More »


Call of Duty: Black Ops Getting A Resurrection This Fall

Activision will release the fourth Call of Duty: Black Ops "content pack," named Resurrection, by end of September on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, the company says. More »


Modern Warfare 3 is Also Deploying to Wii

Not one to exclude 87 million customers, Activision confirmed today that it will release a Wii version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 this year. Typically, the Wii versions of Call of Duty games launch alongside their HD counterparts. More »

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