The spring season of video games usually starts busy, then slows. But last year's spring produced Kotaku's 2010 Game of The Year and a few GOTY contenders are on the calendar to be released between now and June. Plus there's this one game that some people have been impatiently awaiting for 15 years. Come get some of…
A Dead Space 2 viral campaign launching this weekend took plenty of chutzpah, I'll give it that. Electronic Arts brought in 200 middle-aged mothers under the auspices of a focus group looking at a new game. They were, aptly, horrified.
In Japan, there is an array of hotel options. There are traditional inns, business hotels and places like Hotel Akaikutsu (above) where people go to screw each other's brains out. And when they finish, they can play video games.
Submitted for your perusal, this digital painting gives a modern day-twist to the classic still life typically packed with fruit. Designer and illustrator Marco Luna says it took him 8 hours to complete.
"The Trashmaster" takes the art of turning a video game into cinema and delivers an astonishing 88 minutes film.
Winter used to be the worst time of the year to look for great new video games. Not anymore. Here are some of the most promising and most interesting video games slated for release between now and late March 2011.
Autumn leaves fall. A cup of coffee cools near a window in the winter. And Ian Bogost has done something risky. He's made four minuscule games for a dead gaming machine. And he's called these video games "poems."
You've never heard of this game. It's in only one cabinet, playable in one city and, generously estimating, maybe it makes a dollar a day. Nothing about this video game suggests it's someone's meal ticket, but it is. For life.
A video game that depicts an uprising in a Nazi death camp has drawn harsh criticism from the Anti-Defamation League, which told Kotaku that the Holocaust should be off-limits for video games.
My acting teacher taught me a variety of things, such as how to cry on command and sound really excited about floor wax.
Microsoft is spending half a billion dollars to make sure that when you hear the word Kinect you think "the future of video games."
The Supreme Court justices appeared highly skeptical of the State of California's arguments today that certain violent video games should be illegal to buy, questioning whether such exceptions would need to be applied to rap music and even Grimm's fairy tales.
All stores located on Army and Air Force bases will no longer be allowed to sell Electronic Arts' upcoming military shooter Medal of Honor because an aspect of the game includes playable Taliban characters.
Armed with M-4 automatic rifles, swathed in body armor and combat fatigues, the five man U.S. Special Forces Airborne entry team stacks up outside the entrance to the house.
Didn't know this: Red Dead Redemption has an "afk" mode - don't move the controller, and Marston and the HUD disappear, revealing a panoramic view. Digital Foundry used this mode to create startlingly lifelike time-lapse videos that you may download.
If we ran a video game company, maybe, just maybe, those of us who play video games would be like John Riccitiello. We really could be a boss. We could believe we're the good guy. And we would know things about video games.
Some people got "Nintendo thumb." Others complained of "Wii elbow." Should we next worry about "3DS Headache"?
For Bobby Kotick, it all started with a handshake in a parking garage under an Atlantic City casino. The story of Kotick is the story of video game juggernaut Activision, a tale of chance meetings and unbelievable circumstance, of Apple founder Steve Jobs and millionaire recluse Howard Hughes.