I have a vice for mystery games. Since I first played The 7th Guest at a much-too-young age, I’ve loved solving virtual crimes and puzzles. Most of these games focus on the drive toward a correct solution. You have to get the puzzle right to proceed. I adore games like Danganronpa and Phoenix Wright, but solving those…
Dai Gyakuten Saiban, the latest game in the Ace Attorney series is set not in the near future but over 100 years in the past. The game never gives an exact year for its setting—but that doesn’t mean you can’t figure it out using a bit of real-world information.
Villains sure do like to be captured on purpose, don't they? We've seen it again and again as a trope, but it's not always a bad thing. Sometimes, it does show just how brilliant our bad guy is. And sometimes, it shows just how stupid our heroes are. Here are the best — and worst — times a villain got sent to the…
Doing LEGO builds for themes that never had official sets must be the hardest. But a UK-based group called Bricks to the Past's large-scale LEGO display of 19th century London is amazing without acknowledging that.
An unsolved video game murder is just a terrible thing. Using everything I've ever learnt from years of watching CSI, I took on Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments. There was no way Sherlock Holmes, a fictional man of the past could conceivably outsmart me. But would I be able to outsmart crime itself?
Authors, showrunners, directors and horrible people. They kill characters we love constantly, just to make us feel emotions, or they give us awesome characters and then plan to get rid of them for no reason! Luckily, sometimes fans can come together and keep these bastards from destroying the fictional people we love…
The greatest works of pop culture are also the most insanely quotable. We all love to swap lines of dialogue from our favorite books, movies and TV shows — but too bad we usually get them wrong. Here are 12 famous quotes — that are actually misquotes.
The latest installment of the video game adventures of everyone's favorite public domain detective was announced for the PlayStation 4 today, along with a new trailer desperately evoking the BBC's modern day buddy detective hit.
I sort of regret talking up this new footage from Sherlock season 3 yesterday, because with all said and done today there's not really that much to it. Still, a little Cumberbatch is better than no Cumberbatch at all, right?
If you're anywhere near as obsessed with the BBC's Sherlock as I am, then you'll be thrilled to know that new footage will debut in the morning. Season 2 ended on something of a cliffhanger, and we're all waiting eagerly to see how exactly things will resume.
This is not something you joke about, Focus Home Interactive. Once you invoke Creepy Watson, there is no going back.
It's rather suspicious how two games I decided to write about today wound up new entries on this morning's iPad charts. Perhaps I should have Constable Cheshire Jr. and the Mad Hatter look into the matter once they're done unraveling the mystery of Mirrors of Albion.
One clear, overriding fact became immediately apparent, as I started up The Testament of Sherlock Holmes: Sherlock is a grade-A unrepentant jerk.
Now this is a blast from the past. I remember playing through the first volume of Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective ages ago. It was a full motion video adventure game, and my memories are very fond. The games were more stodgy, goofy Sherlock than cool, sexy Sherlock, but that didn't make the mystery-solving any…
While games like L.A. Noire and Batman: Arkham Asylum put on a good detective show, are we really detecting anything? Commenter Soleyu describes what a true detective game should be like in today's elementary edition of Speak Up on Kotaku.
Sherlock, the BBC's modern-day Sherlock Holmes reimagining, is a heck of an enjoyable TV show. In addition to the solid writing, strong acting, and un-cheesy modernizing of Holmes, I'm struck by the many ways that Sherlock uses the visual language of video games to place viewers in the mind of the master deducer…