In sports, they say it's not how you lose but when you lose. In that case, NBA Elite picked a great time, because its indefinite delay was blotted out by two doozies at week's end.
The revamp of EA Sports' basketball title was postponed on Monday, a week before it was due on shelves. On Friday, Gears of War 3 announced it would see at least a five month delay. And then came the hammer to the kisser - Medal of Honor, hounded by mainstream critics for including playable Taliban in its multiplayer mode, announced it was renaming the American enemy in Afghanistan to "Opposing Force," just two weeks before the game is due to ship. The U.S. Army's support of the game may have played a role in the reversal.
The big *good* news? The Nintendo 3DS had its long awaited media event on Wednesday in Japan, getting an Asian release date of Feb. 26, and revealing a slew of details about the latest it-device. It's due to arrive in the west by the end of March.
The week in original reporting on Kotaku:
- Kotaku Talk Radio
- Top Stories
Playable Taliban Jeopardized U.S. Army's Support For Medal Of Honor
Medal of Honor Maker Defends Taliban Renaming, Addresses Free Speech Concerns
Electronic Arts Buckles Under Pressure, Removes Playable Taliban from Medal of Honor
Gears of War 3 Delayed At Least Five Months
Death Visits The Resurrection Of NBA Elite
Well Played: Humor Finds Hope in Indie Game Development
Stick Jockey: The Politics Of Presidential Appearances In Video Games
- Reviews, Previews, Hands-On and Impressions
Review: Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
Played: Borderlands Claptrap's New Robot Revolution
Played: DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue
Preview: Finding Happiness With Child of Eden
Played: Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker
Final Fantasy XIV MMO Log One: What's My Motivation?
What Do A Tokyo Cop And A Lawyer Think Of Yakuza 3?
Is December 7 The World Of Warcraft: Cataclysm Release Date?
In This Video Game, Home Foreclosures Are A Joke
The Wii Drawing Tablet Might Be The Best Wacky Wii Peripheral
Will We Get More Monkey Island From Monkey Island's Creators?
Amazon Pegs World Of Warcraft: Cataclysm Release For Early 2011
It's Fall, Which Means Your 360 Is About To Be Updated
Meet The Pixar Of Video Games
ZQ Fall Edition Makes Dead Rising 2's Zombies Chic
Fingers On With Target's Giant In-Store Touch Screen Game Advisor
Nintendo Asks Players Trapped in Metroid: Other M Bug To Mail Them Their Save Files
Tim Schafer Hires Ron Gilbert, Gets Funnier
iTunes Chart Toppers: iPad Owners Love Those Freemium Games
A Week In Comments
- Press Play
Nothing Says I Love You Like An Arrow In The Face
Xbox Live Indie Clips: The Tribes Of Ursea
- Nintendo 3DS
Who Is Going To Buy A Nintendo 3DS?
3DS Gets Price, Date, Streaming TV, Games, Details
The 3DS' Dead or Alive Dimensions in Action
Streaming 3D TV Coming to the 3DS in Japan
Unlike the DSi XL, the 3DS will Let You Import Your Digital Game Library
Is The Nintendo 3DS Too Expensive?
Love Simulator Coming To Nintendo 3DS
Here Are The Final Nintendo 3DS Details
Check Out Mario's Sweet Birthday DSi XL
Watch Almost Every 3DS Game In Action
Mega Man Legends Headed To Nintendo 3DS
- Xbox 360
Xbox 360 Transformed Into A Stereo, Via Zune
The Next Way To Play Pac-Man Is Without Touching Anything
We Cannot Show You The New ESPN On Xbox 360
Rule Your Xbox 360 Family With an Iron Fist
Chic, Sleek, Sexy, So Sexy New Avatar in Motion
Finally, You Can Search on the Xbox 360's Netflix
- Buying Guides
The Kotaku Guide To Fall Video Game Hardware And Controllers
The Kotaku Guide To Fall Video Games
- Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Only In A Jeep