Live Arcade Coming To Windows, Too

Live Arcade Coming To Windows, Too

1UP is reporting that, at Gamesfest 2007, unspecified sources have revealed that Live Arcade support will be added to Games For Windows Live developer tools before the end of the year. No word from 1UP or Microsoft on whether this will mean current Xbox Live Arcade titles will make their…

Chobot Gets (In)Action Figure

Chobot Gets (In)Action Figure

Jessica Chobot, whose PSP licking antics here on Kotaku lead to a writing gig on RedAssedBaboon and then a hosting gig on IGN, is getting her very own set of anime-styled action figures. Apparently the folks at Southern Island were so enamoured with the real Chobot when they met her…

Ozzy Talks Madden

Ozzy Talks Madden

VH1’s Harold Goldberg was there when Ozzy Osbourne popped into Times Square’s Hard Rock Cafe to shill for Electronic Arts Madden 08. Goldberg even got a second or two with the rapidly-aging rock star, probably just a second. “When my son Jack was living with us and he would disappear…

Medal Of Honour Airborne Demo Coming

Medal Of Honour Airborne Demo Coming

A demo for Medal of Honour Airborne drops onto the Xbox 360 and PC on August 23, EA announced today. The 360 version will be on Live and the PC version on the Medal of Honour website. The demo will be of a single, single player mission.

Bioshock Demo, Made Even Harder!

Bioshock Demo, Made Even Harder!

Those who’ve completed the download already know two things: the Bioshock demo is absolutely incredible (the sound design took me by total surprise) and it’s also very difficult. At least, when certain alarms go off and an endless stream of enemies start attacking…we don’t want to ruin it for those…

The Banhammer Coming To PS Home

The Banhammer Coming To PS Home

Sony isn’t putting up with players who ruin the community experience of PS Home. Utilising a user feedback system (ala Xbox Live), Sony is ready to permanently ban the jackasses from ever setting foot inside their virtual world again. Ultimately we know a user’s details, we know machine details and…

Robbie Bach Actually Unloaded $9.2 Million In Microsoft Stock

Robbie Bach Actually Unloaded $9.2 Million In Microsoft Stock

Previously, we reported that Microsoft’s Robbie Bach unloaded $US6.2 million in company stock between May 2 and May 30th (right before the July 5th announcement of Xbox 360’s warranty extension). That number was and is still completely accurate. But it turns out that Bach had already unloaded an additional $US3…

Command & Conquer Expansion Announced

Command & Conquer Expansion Announced

Last night at midnight the very first episode of the Command & Conquer TV’s Battlecast premiered, and along with details on the upcoming patch, player matches, interviews and commercials, EA used the newly launched web program to announce Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath. The expansion is all about Kane’s…

Guitar Hero Gets My Chemical Romance DLC

Guitar Hero Gets My Chemical Romance DLC

Three song’s $US6.25. Sure, if you’re a fan of My Chemical Romance, that may not be too high a price to pay. But more than $2 a pop seems absolutely ridiculous to me. Activision really needs to start rethinking their pack prices with Rock Band looming in the not too…

Nintendo’s British Sales Charts

Nintendo’s British Sales Charts

Britain don’t just love Nintendo. They love Nintendo. Like, they love chips, but not like they love chips and vinegar. Example: last week’s “all-format” sales charts. All-format? It’s ALL NINTENDO, ALL THE TIME. Eight of the top ten games turn up exclusively on Nintendo consoles while the other two are…

Beautiful Katamari Demo Hits XBL

Beautiful Katamari Demo Hits XBL

Thought the BioShock demo was enough? Wrong. The Beautiful Katamari demo rolled onto Xbox Live this morning, catchy music and cute graphics in tow. The Xbox 360 exclusive won’t be out until this fall. So, go on. Download it. DO IT. [Meanwhile, I spent over three hours to get 35…

Osaka Logs Onto Final Fantasy XI Event

Osaka Logs Onto Final Fantasy XI Event

Osaka-based Kotakuites, heads up! On the evening of November 3rd, Square Enix is holding a Final Fantasy XI: Online event in Umeda. Called “Final Fantasy Arutana Matsuri in Osaka,” this is apparently the first time Square Enix has done this sort of single event for FF XI. There will be…

Olivia Munn Eats The Meat

Olivia Munn Eats The Meat

Seriously, can’t a gal suck on six inches of beef without the Internet getting into a tizzy? I don’t get what’s so great about G4’s Olivia Munn deep-throating a hot dog— Wait. I think I just got it. Olivia Munn’s Hot Beef Injection [Fleshbot]

Gans Talks Onimusha Movie

Gans Talks Onimusha Movie

Christophe Gans sat down for some croissants and tea with Ecran Large, mainly to discuss his upcoming Onimusha adaptation. What did he have to say? Filming starts next March and will be shot mostly in Beijing, in the same studios Hero was shot. Nearly the entire cast and crew are…

The Littlest Wii Update

The Littlest Wii Update

If you’re in a part of the world that’s just getting started for the day, you may not have noticed your Wii flashing away in the dark. Yes, it’s another update. It’s not as upsetting as last week’s, though, just a few minor tweaks here and there. Oh, and if…

Final Fantasy Spin-Offs Are Fun, Yo

Final Fantasy Spin-Offs Are Fun, Yo

Just look at how fun multiplayer is Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates. It’s friggin’ tickle party! Single player FFCC:ROF, well, that’s merely “heh” inducing.

EA Turns Times Square Into Madden Wasteland

EA Turns Times Square Into Madden Wasteland

If you’re in NYC, and hate Madden, best stay away from Times Square for a little while. Conversely, if you don’t live in NYC and can’t get enough of EA’s annually-updated sports juggernaut, you might want to get there in a hurry: EA are taking the place over to remind…

Game Jew Serenades Wii VC Games

GameJew, who once serenaded my balls, has moved up the ladder a notch or two, landing a deal with Game Videos to review the week’s Wii Virtual Console titles via song. In his inaugural episode of Mushroom Singdom Jonathan Mann reviews Shining in the Darkness, Metroid and Cratermaze.

Msoft Wants Halo 3 To Top $155 Million In First Day

Microsoft doesn’t just want to top Halo 2’s first day sales record with the sequel, they want to blow it out of the water. Variety reports that Microsoft has their eyes set on topping the opening weekend box office record of $US151 million set by Spider-Man 3, raking in $US155…

Tabula Rasa Intro Movie

Tabula Rasa Intro Movie

While I am a big fan of my big-screen TV and my prescription antidepressants, I still found the opening movie for Richard Garriott’s Tabula Rasa left me feeling little pity for the weak humans left behind when the aliens invaded. Serves them right. Sure it means I’d be slaughtered like…

Unlock The Mysteries Of The Ninja Easily (With Sudoku)

Unlock The Mysteries Of The Ninja Easily (With Sudoku)

As a child, I found myself enthralled by the mystery of the ancient art of ninjitsu. Like any other 80s-raised, red-blooded American pre-teen, I was a boy consumed by all things ninja, having discovered the shadowy assassins via Daredevil comic books and Sho Kosugi films—I watched “The Master” religiously. Still…

The PS3 Is Unkillable?

The PS3 Is Unkillable?

You can’t keep a good PS3 down, at least according to some extreme play testing by PS3Vault. They started out with running a PS3 for 4 days in a van, gradually letting the temperature drop to 0. Here were the results: We noticed a slight sluggishness in playback once the…

Microsoft Announces XNA Game Studio 2.0

Microsoft Announces XNA Game Studio 2.0

Microsoft has announced XNA Game Studio 2.0, deciding to merge the XNA Game Studio line into one product. Formerly split in “professional” and “express” versions, amateur developers were working on software different than their pro counterparts. Merging the programs will rid users of the need to relearn or retool as…

Splinter Cell Producer Trashes PS3’s AI Capabilities

Splinter Cell Producer Trashes PS3’s AI Capabilities

In a recent interview with Gameplayer, one Splinter Cell: Conviction producer “Danny” adamantly declared: It’s NEVER gonna come out on the PS3 or the Wii. Why? The Wii is self-explanatory, but he also said the Xbox 360 handles AI better than the PS3. That seems to be a bit overreaching,…

Ubisoft Focuses On User Created Content

Ubisoft Focuses On User Created Content

Delivering a keynote speech today at the Edinburgh Interactive, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot called for a focus on user-created content in the gaming industry, declaring that the gaming industry needs to “make sure that our consumers are the stars.” He then of course revealed that Ubisoft is working on a…

Japan’s Take On The Angry German Kid

Japan’s Take On The Angry German Kid

If you’ve been near a computer in the last two years or so, you’ve probably seen this. It’s a clip of some German kid flipping out while trying to play Unreal Tournament. Some say it was faked, some say it’s real. We really don’t care about that! What we do…