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QuakeCon 2012 Dated For Early August

Id’s annual celebration of virtual people shooting other virtual people will take place August 2-5 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas. If you start studying up for John Carmack’s annual keynote right now you should be able to understand it by then! [QuakeCon]


The Independent Games Festival Finalists Are Outstanding

Because we somehow neglected to post it this week, the Independent Games Festival (IGF) has announced the finalists for this year’s IGF Awards, which will be held at the Game Developers’ Conference in San Francisco in March.


This Could Be The Very Best Pokemon Art Exhibit

This April the Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis, Minnesota will be transformed into the ultimate trainer fantasy, when 151 artists take on the 151 original pocket monsters in an all-out Pokémon Battle Royale.


The Smithsonian's Going To Throw A GameFest

You did vote to get your favourite games into The Art of Video Games exhibit, didn’t you? If not, don’t crying that Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom didn’t make it into the show. Anyway, we’re only two short months away from the exhibit’s opening of at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Smithsonian’s announced that they’re holding a two-day celebration.


Kotaku's Guide To Gaming In The Year 2012

Another year, another twelve months filled with new game releases, extravagant gaming events, and big hardware releases. How can anyone hope to keep them all straight? Kotaku‘s 2012 Gamer’s Calendar is here to help.


A Perplexing Way To Play16 GameCube Games

Blessed with a surplus of ancient Commodore 1702 monitors and a handful of GameCubes, Personal Computer Museum curator Syd Bolton stacked them all together to form a pleasantly confusing cube of cubes.


Play Battlefield 3 Before Your Mates, If You Live Near The JB Hi-Fi In Albany, NZ

If you’re in NZ and insanely eager to play Battlefield 3 before your Kiwi compartiots, the JB Hi-Fi in Westfield Albany will be holding a special event on October 26, starting from 6pm, where you can play the game six hours prior to its official release.


The Best, Sexiest, Strangest Selected As IndieCade 2011 Finalists

From a bowling game controlled by kissing to a four-year-old’s Ponycorn epic, every one of IndieCade 2011′s 36 finalist fully deserves their moment in the spotlight, except for maybe The Bridge.


Insert Coins Launches Tomorrow

With many of Sydney’s arcades closing, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find a wide range of arcade machines all in the same place. Cue Insert Coins: a new, monthly event that brings together arcade machines, games, art, drinks, and music. The best part? It launches tomorrow.


The Insanity, Players And Games Of 3 Huge Gaming Events

It’s been a crazy few weeks here at Kotaku as we scrambled to cover the world’s biggest game show in Germany, the largest Penny Arcade Expo in history and the first ever convention dedicated to all things Call of Duty.