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You Can Adjust 'Bounce' In The New Dead Or Alive

For their upcoming fighting game, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, the developers at Tecmo Koei have created a new engine to bring their characters to life. Called the “Yawaraka Engine” (やわらかエンジン) or “Softness Engine”, it is the result of attempting to up the visual realism of character skin in order to make characters look more naturally realistic on the latest platforms.


The Unfinished Swan Will Be Hitting PS4 And Vita On October 28

Briefly: 2012′s very beautiful PS3 game The Unfinished Swan will be hitting PS4 and Vita on 10/28, according to the Official PlayStation blog. Here’s Stephen Totilo’s review of the original release.


Sword Art Online, Now With Flying

Japan’s popular series about life inside video games is getting another game. It lets you fly. Sword Art Online is a story with multiple arcs, perhaps the most famous being its initial story involving a game of death where players are trapped inside an MMO and dying in the game means dying in real life.


The Evil Within: The Kotaku Review

Before The Evil Within came out, I knew that I had to steel myself to be scared by it. But I’d also been nagged by the idea that I should be scared for it, too. As in, fearful on its behalf. It’s one of those games that’s so heavily freighted by genre and pedigree that expectations were massive.


Handheld Gaming Continues To Rule In Japan

So last week, the New Nintendo 3DS was released in Japan as was Monster Hunter 4G. Both highlight the obvious: Handheld gaming is still very big in the country.


South Park Pinball Seems Like Just The Right Amount Of South Park

Zen Studios upgrades its various pinball platforms this week with a tables based on the animated Christmas card that refused to die: South Park: Super-Sweet Pinball and Butters’ Very Own Pinball Game. Awww, Butters.


Get To Know Digimon All-Star Rumble's Greatest Warriors

Oh Gatomon, you don’t need to be a Pokemon to win my heart. You’ve got your own game coming November 11 to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and in the latest trailer for Digimon All-Star Rumble, you’re the star.


Watch Dogs: Bad Blood: The Kotaku Review

I was very, very close to advising you not to bother with Watch Dogs‘ big downloadable episode Bad Blood. I was in a weird predicament, because, up until a couple of weeks ago, I’d barely played any of Watch Dogs, even though it came out back in May.


A Video Game Trying Its Hardest To Be The Most Otaku Thing Ever

Two hours. At most, three. That’s all the time you’ll need to blaze through a trippy video game hallucination that zips players through everything from old-school NES games through Akira and Sailor Moon. It’s probably the most otaku thing you’ll do all year.


Skylanders: Trap Team: The Kotaku Review

It’s that time of year again. Time to set aside last year’s toys in favour of a shiny new batch of Skylanders: Trap Team figures. Seriously, set the older toys aside – you won’t be needing them for a while.