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The Struggle To Bring More Women Into Game Development

Gary Gygax, biological determinist and creator of Dungeons & Dragons, once told a reporter for Icon magazine that “gaming in general is a male thing… Everybody who’s tried to design a game to interest a large female audience has failed. And I think that has to do with the different thinking processes of men and women.”

Danganronpa Zero Is The 'Ultimate' Danganronpa Novel

We here at Kotaku are big fans of the high school death game/courtroom drama of Danganronpa. But the two games out right now are not the whole story. There is also a duology of prequel light novels called Danganronpa Zero. And if you enjoyed either of the games even a little, you really must read them.

The Edge Of Tomorrow Novel Is An Excellent Time-Loop Story

As movie blockbuster Edge of Tomorrow hits theatres next week, now is the perfect time to look at the Japanese novel it is based on: the futuristic time-loop war story All You Need is Kill.

Sword Art Online's Fourth Arc Is Both Heartbreaking And Beautiful

Last year, we took a look at the third arc of the light novel series Sword Art Online (which is getting an anime adaptation later this year); but as enjoyable as that was, it is nothing compared to the heartbreaking, beautiful tale that follows it: Mother’s Rosario.

New Novel By One Guy Behind Dishonored Is Dark, But Not How You Expect

Harvey Smith — who you probably know as a chief architect of Deus Ex and of last year’s hit stealth/action hybrid Dishonored — has made games about secret alien UFO labs and supernatural steampunk assassins. So you might expect a novel from the co-founder of Arkane Studios to be heavy with genre trappings and filled with fantastical imaginings.

If It Weren't For This Book, Professor Layton Wouldn't Exist

The Professor Layton series is one of the staples of the Nintendo DS and its successor, the 3DS. The series has sold over 13 million copies across the world and has spawned spinoff games, novels, a manga, and a feature film. And what is the inspiration for all this? A book series that series creator Akihiro Hino read as a child.

The Most Amazing Collection Of Marvel Vs. Capcom Art The World Has Ever Seen

Just in time for next month’s San Diego Comic-Con, UDON presents Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works, 192 pages of art from every collaboration between the comics company and the Street Fighter people, from the Punisher arcade game to Marvel Vs. Capcom 3.

This Isn't Gun Porn. It's LEGO Gun Porn You Can Make.

As a kid, I’d often snap LEGO bricks together and make crude pistols. They didn’t shoot anything, so for added realism, I would go “pow”. Like I said, crude.

The Worst Book Covers Of All Time Have Destroyed My Faith In Humanity

The worst album covers of all time made me miss the good old times of record shops. These books, however, just scare me. They scare me because, with the advent of personal digital book publishing, things are probably going to get even worse.

Manga Girls Show Improper Gun And Knife Use

Leave it to Japan to explain correct weapon use in manga form. A new book, Drawing! Gun and Knife Combat Pose Style Graphics, claims to do just that.

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