Did you buy, rent, or steal a game last year expecting the worst only to be pleasantly surprised? Commenter DerpiestShazbot wants to know, and you'll tell him in today's Speak Up on Kotaku.
It's been a lot of fun cataloguing and recognizing the best video game music of the year. We've gone from AAA blockbusters to indie games, sweeping melodies to ambient synths, heroic themes to dread-soaked atmospherics. Some of the games built music into their gameworlds, while others brought in full orchestras and…
In two hours, the year 2011 will have run its course. To video games, it was a year of scandal, of disappointment, of surprise and of achievement.
Looking back on the list of video games I finished in 2011, it's an embarrassingly thin roster. It may be my least productive year ever, in terms of what I finished, what I was expected to play, and what I spent most of my time doing. It's not a resume that really speaks of a professional video game writer.
With an onus on spectacle and selling you on a mood, instead of a stage or actual footage, video game trailers have become an artform unto themselves.
Throughout 2011, we've been blessed with some extraordinary games and some memorable events. But life is not all ups. For every up there must be a down, or in this case, a downer.
Video game social network and stat tracking service Raptr has announced the winners of its 2011 Most Played Games awards, and while overall gamers spent more time playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 than any other 2011 title, it's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that walked home with the Most Played Game of 2011 award.…
None of the members of the GameCity Prize jury are gamers, but the odd collection of actors, musicians, politicians, and journalists recruited to judge seven of the most entertaining video games of the year sure picked a winner.
Comics aren't the centerpiece of comic-cons anymore. For better or worse, the nerd gatherings that bear that nomenclature feature all sorts of pop culture, but I guess "culture-con" doesn't roll off the tongue quite so appealingly.
The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive booth at the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle is a madhouse. People are waiting on long lines to play it. But if you can't get in, you can at least watch it played on the big screen, through the largest crosshairs in town.
As proven by these Gamescom shots of Assassin's Creed: Revelations, the Assassin's Creed series never looks quite as beautiful as it does through the eyes of the folks that make the screenshots.
We only played a tiny bit of the Nintendo 3DS remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, but what we did told us one thing. This is definitely a Metal Gear Solid game.
Watching the BioShock Infinite demonstration at E3, I formed the mistaken impression that the thrill-ride skylines of Columbia had, within the game's story, always been intended as a primary mode of personal transportation. They aren't, as Irrational Games' Ken Levine explains in this four-minute video featuring…
Not something many other games would want to risk, but then, as a hardcore brawler from Capcom that's basically an Asian God of War, it's right up this game's alley.
When it releases, Star Fox 3D will make use of the Nintendo 3DS' unique features, including its tilt-control functionality and internal cameras, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said at the company's E3 2011 news conference.
Our second look at Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, a year after it was first revealed, shows a much-changed, much more tech-heavy, augmented-reality shooter than what we remember seeing in 2010.
For a company with such storied franchises, Nintendo sure does a terrible job in commemorating them. Mario got a red Wii and a repackaged game for his 25th birthday, and Zelda got...bupkis.
The first thing I thought about this morning, as I opened my eyes, was that the cat trying to rouse me from my hung-over sleep sounded like a Game Boy.
You've had plenty of time to play with the two new versions of Pokémon; now it's time to get serious. The 2011 Pokémon Video Game Championship series kicks off next month, with fans across the U.S. and Europe gathering to prove they have what it takes to be the very best in Pokémon Black and White.