Years of neglect are eroding gaming history. Cartridges rot in garages, companies hoard demos that they will never release, and obscure titles fade into the ether. Some games may even be lost forever.
I never played a Fire Emblem game until Fire Emblem Heroes. The game dazzled me with a colorful (if horny) cast and the promise of distant realms. I wanted to see more so I bought a 3DS and played Awakening. What I found was magical and inspiring.
I’ve made no secret of my current dismay with affairs in the real world. I initially turned to games as solace. In games, I could be the hero of a battlefield, a daring assassin, or run in endless fields. Video games can be a place for escape, but they can also help us find the courage to face difficult things in our…
The Sega Dreamcast was released 17 years ago today in the United States. A console defined by experimental games and features far ahead of the curve, it’s fair to say that the Dreamcast changed my life forever. It made me see what games could be. It lived up to the name; it was everything I dreamed of and more.
Belgian graphic artist Vadu Amka redesigned a Sega Dreamcast, turning it into a memento of one of the most iconic games for the system: Skies of Arcadia.
One of the best reasons to own a Sega Dreamcast, the excellent role-playing game Skies of Arcadia hasn't gotten nearly enough love. This 17-inch tall stature of main character Vyse from First 4 Figures is a step in the right direction.
Steampunk games that feature steam-powered machines and settings in an alternate history of the Wild West or the industrialized British era of the 19th century are rare. Maybe even rarer than cyberpunk titles.
Some students from USC's School of Cinematic Arts and the Viterbi School of Engineering want you to stop controlling a video game world and start playing in a video game world.
I know what you're thinking. Don't we get enough My Little Pony images in our comment section on a daily basis? No, especially not enough video game parody covers from a guy that remembers the PlayStation classic Evil Zone (Evil Pone).
It's almost hard to believe that Diablo III is actually out. Blizzard's action-roleplaying game has been delayed so many times over the past decade, it came awfully close to challenging Duke Nukem Forever for the title of Vaporware King.
After it hit an excitement jackpot with news of a re-released Jet Set Radio, Sega must be frantically digging through its Dreamcast catalogue for more games it can sell to a whole new (or, well, same but older) audience, because it's now teasing HD re-releases of Shenmue and Skies of Arcadia.
In today's design-minded edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter DrZaius looks at design elements of ten gaming classics (well, nine and Madworld) that could help spice up some of today's titles.
Commenter Gigawings is taking the first steps on the wondrous journey we call first time Dreamcast ownership, and wants to know what games he should play first in today's Speak Up on Kotaku.