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All You Know About Ninja Is Probably "Wrong"

Those black suits. Those weapons. Martial arts. The image of the ninja is rooted more in fiction than fact. Everything you think you know is probably …

DayZ is Officially Being Turned Into a Standalone Game

It's been discussed before, but now it's official: smash hit zombie survival mod DayZ is being turned into its own game.<p>Dean Hall, the mod's creator, …

What In The World Is Final Fantasy? A Beginner's Guide To The Biggest RPG Series On The Planet

Maybe you've heard of <i>Final Fantasy</i>. Maybe you're familiar with some of the basics: shiny crystals, giant swords, dead Aerises. Angry teens.<p>But you …

A Whole New Way To Play Video Games: Standing Up

It’s not every day you discover a whole new way to play video games. Yet over the past month, I’ve done just that—I’ve found a way to play games that …

Some of the Greatest Video Game Pictures You'll Ever See

If you've been reading Kotaku for a while, you may already be familiar with the name Genzoman. Or, as his mother knows him, Gonzalo Ordoñez Arias. …

Fallout 3 is Suddenly One of The Best-Looking Games on Earth

Fallout 3 was released in 2008. In that time, all kinds of gorgeous video games have come and gone, including Bethesda's own Skyrim. But you wouldn't …

The Tomb Raider Reboot Could Use a T-Rex

I'm worried that Lara Croft won't ever get to fight a dragon again. And that she'll never go back to Atlantis. Everything we've seen so far from the …

Metal Gear Ain't Metal Gear Without Yoji Shinkawa's Iconic Art

Last year, Fine Art looked at Ashley Wood's contribution to the Metal Gear universe with his scratchy, chaotic images. While those have become …

The Last Guardian Trademark Abandoned, But Don't Worry

The Internet is buzzing today about the discovery that SCEA has abandoned the trademark for The Last Guardian. What does this mean? We spoke to Eric …

Ask One of the People Who Made Sleeping Dogs Some Questions. He's Answering, Right Here. [Interview's Over]

<i>Sleeping Dogs</i> is coming out next week. It's an open-world game set in Hong Kong. You're an undercover cop. You can use martial arts. You can play it …

Nvidia And Other Tech Powers Betting On Tablet Gaming Revolution

<i>As current-generation consoles stagnate, several players in the technology industry are poised to make an aggressive push into tablet gaming. Forbes analyzes what’s coming and speaks to Nyko, NVIDIA, and PowerA about the burgeoning tablet gaming market.</i><p>Game developer Crytek (<i>Crysis 2</i>) has become …

Slender: The Video Game Equivalent of The Blair Witch Project?

This small, short, unassuming first-person survival horror game made by Parsec Productions, a one-man studio helmed by Mark J. Hadley is the latest …

It's Not A Glitch. It's A Feature. It's Art. It's Beautiful.

We lacked a campfire, but that didn't stop us from telling tall tales about the incredible—but completely true, I swear!—things that happened to us …

From SSX To Army Of Two: The Pro Behind The Audio

You might not know the name Francois Lafleur, but this gregarious French-Canadian is the mind behind the audio in some of the most memorable games …

Ten Things Developers Need to Do to Make Games Accessible

In my last article, I talked about what game accessibility is and what it means to me as a disabled gamer. The next step is to address how to make it …

This Store Sells Food. Plastic Food.

In Japan, fake food can look very, very real. It's called "shokuhin sample" (食品サンプル) or "food sample", and it appears outside restaurants so …

The Cosplay Insanity that Roared Through Tokyo

Starting on Friday, the biannual Comic Market (aka "Comiket") was held in Tokyo. Just as in previous years, the 2012 summer Comiket featured a whole …

The Best Super Mario Surprise Ever Made

Some of the most beautiful things in video games, as my colleague Patricia Hernandez noted on Friday, are the mistakes, the glitches. Some of the …

Five Hong Kong Crime Movies You Should Watch Before Playing Sleeping Dogs

The best gangster movies I've ever seen didn't come from Hollywood. They've emerged from the Hong Kong film system and make the relationships between …

Battlefield 4 Set In Modern Day

There aren't many, if any, details about Battlefield 4 out there right now, but series developer DICE has confirmed that the game will stay in modern …

Fake Gamer Of The Week: My Supah Glahsses Make Me Supah Fantastich At Video Games

Ya, hello little boys and girls. How aah you today. Are you good? I am good. Are you?<p>Ich heisse Hans, and I am very, very good-looking and also a …

'Deadpool' Review

Since his inception, Deadpool has been a vehicle, of sorts, for Marvel writers to test boundaries and acceptabilities, while also poking fun at their own genre. The “Merc with the Mouth” has undergone a handful of iterations and reimaginings, but through them all he has remained the wise cracking, …

Meet the 10 startups competing in the MobileBeat ‘Innovation Showdown’

We were blown away by the quality of the 200 mobile startup applicants to the MobileBeat 2013 Innovation Showdown, one of the highlights of VentureBeat’s sixth annual event on the future of mobile (July 9-10 in San Francisco).<p>We’ve narrowed the pool down to 10 finalists, who will present their …

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We're Not Buying That Christian Bale Will Never Be In A 'Batman' Film Again

Christian Bale confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that he will never ever play Batman again. Ever.<p>"We were incredibly fortunate to get to make three [Batman films]. That's enough. Let's not get greedy," said Bale.<p>He added he rather see someone else take on the role in the future.<p>"It's a torch that …

Space Wind Really Does Exist

We detect a plasmaspheric breeze.<p>More than 20 years ago, researchers proposed the existence of a space wind--a steady flow of charged particles--inside the Earth's magnetosphere, the region of space governed by our magnetic field. After years of theoretical work, Iannis Dandouras, an astrophysicist …

LittleBigPlanet series reaches 8 million user-created levels

The LittleBigPlanet community has now created more than 8 million levels across all the games in the series, said franchise creator developer Media Molecule yesterday.<p>The milestone comes less than one year after the total number of levels reached 7 million, which happened last August, although the …

iOS 7 Installs Hit All-Time High for Beta Software

According to mobile publishing company Onswipe (via <i>TechCrunch</i>) adoption of Apple's iOS 7 beta software is ramping up faster than for previous versions.<p>For example, after the iOS 6 beta was released to developers on June 11, 2012, Onswipe noted two weeks later that 0.25% of mobile devices that …

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The TSA Sets Up an Instagram Account to Show Off the Things They Confiscate

What do a loaded gun, a stun gun disguised as a pack of cigarettes and an inert grenade all have in common? Pictures of all of them are to be found …