Thanks for hanging out this weekend, Kotaku! It's been real. And a big thanks to the other Kotaku editors who faithfully make this thing happen every week and still took the time to help me out. Them's good apples.
I'd never played a Grand Theft Auto before. I mean, I understood the draw, but ever since I'd played Mafia, I felt no beckon to follow The Sopranos through an open-world Manhattan de-make. Wise guy this, blip-blap that. The whole rigamarole sounded like a chore, really. On top of that, my new girrrrrrrrlfriend and I…
In a single day, I became one the best Angry Birds Star Wars players in the world — 8th overall. Today, I'm either 2,718th or 1st. It's up to the hackers.
I feel like I could sing along to this DLC dub-jam from Destructoid blogger and YouTuber Genki-JAM (aka SMNtoob) without even knowing the words. Yes, it's partly because I've watched Aladdin more times than I've played Super Mario RPG (we're talking double digits, here), but also because of the salient, underlying…
Can you remember the voices from BioShock? Of Brigid Tenenbaum, or Sofia Lamb, or Dr. Suchong, or Andrew Ryan? Now imagine them all with Australian accents.
Universal Orlando is bringing Raccoon City to life for Halloween Horror Nights 23, and it could be a horrifying haunt. Sure, anything could be horrifying, but Universal has had some practice (in Japan with Resident Evil and in Orlando with Silent Hill) and is bringing at least part of the act stateside. Gird the loins.
The Guinness Record won by Rancho Obi-Wan is impressive, sure, but can Star Wars memorabilia breath fire? Unless they've got one of the fire-breathing spiders from Star Wars Galaxies, then no; Tradinno, this 30-foot tall German robot dragon, earns the Guinness World Record for Best Potential Harbinger of the Human…
What if instead of playing through fetch quests, time travel missions, and volcanic mountain ascents, you could just watch them? Guess what? Bravest Warriors is the non-interactive video game you never knew you wanted.
The Pokémon Company has teased us with even more news about something Pokémon-related. The official Pokémon Twitter account tweeted around noon today:
Who knew that the mastermind behind Jason was some blonde kid in a cave? Well, better hide your teenagers, Hyrulians, because this is one ReDead that doesn't stay that way.
In the last thirty years, there have been (by my count) 59 games, mods, or betas featuring a setting from World War I, otherwise called The Great War. World War II, otherwise called the Second World War, boasts something like 257 of the same.
Not since Final Fantasy X-2 have there been this many wardrobe changes in one Final Fantasy game. And Lightning has taken the opportunity to show her fandom for the series that preceded her in the latest trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. It looks like she loves Final Fantasy VII almost as much as …
I've seen De Niro beat up meat-heads in all kinds of suits, most of them tailored, some of them even pressed. His newest combat garb is... less flattering.
In an interview on Games Industry International posted yesterday, Lionhead studio head John Needham outlined the developer's big-picture plans for Fable: Legends, its upcoming Xbox One exclusive title. According to Needham:
Disney released the first stills from the upcoming Need for Speed movie to remind audiences that it will, as promised, have actors; actors like Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad and Scott Mescudi (Kid Cudi). I can't help but feel like there's something missing, though. Something like cars.
Top o' the weekend to you, Kotaku! I'm Dan Crabtree, and I'll be filling in for Owen for the next two days as your weekend editor. While I may not be able to promise you that Half Life 3 will ever be announced, I can promise that I'll dish up a healthy helping of gaming goodness and internet culture for the next 48…