Video games often strive to appear "realistic" in one way or another, but the new indie horror game The Vanishing of Ethan Carter took things a step further verisimilitude-wise: creating many of its levels by pulling from real-world photographs.
Whether it's the news, television or the movies, Arabs have become synonymously linked with the word "terrorist." And thanks to video games, we've become the target—literally.
In today's Speak-Up on Kotaku, commenter Matt_Twombly ponders the advanced realism coming in games like Rockstar's L.A. Noire. When do games become too real?
The video game industry was about to get its first major game based on a current military action, only to have publisher Konami pull the plug. What's wrong with releasing a realistic war video game?
In-game advertising company IGA Worldwide continues its streak of signing major console manufacturers and publishers to their network, announcing that they've signed a multi-year agreement with Activision to supply dynamic advertisements for the company's PlayStation 3 titles, beginning with Guitar Hero: World Tour.