Mario The Pusherman

Mario The Pusherman

I like the idea behind this t-shirt much more than the actual finished product. Maybe it’s just the fact that it’s printed on that bright blue shirt. I think it would look much better with a smaller design and on white. But yes, I can totally see Mario as a…

HMV Admits MGS4 360 Boo Boo

HMV Admits MGS4 360 Boo Boo

Hell, sometimes even we get confused about the current status of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots for the Xbox 360 (no status at all), so far be it for us to scold some simple data entry clerk at UK retail giant HMV for

No Real-Money Transactions For WoW

No Real-Money Transactions For WoW

A lotta MMO providers are big on real-money transactions. Not Blizzard. They hate that shit. When asked whether he thought they were losing money by not offering real-money transactions, company co-founder Frank Pearce said: Can you show us a profit and loss statement that shows that we lose money on…

Hitchhiker’s Text Adventure Playable Over IM

Hitchhiker’s Text Adventure Playable Over IM

Finally. A use for IM other than being propositioned, saucily, by lonely readers (not that I mind!). Seems a bloke by the name of Ben Burry has hooked a copy of classic Infocom text adventure Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy up to a Jabber (skype instant-mssaging) bot. Result? Message “!startgame”…

Quake Arena? For The DS?

Quake Arena? For The DS?

The DS is home to many kinds of games. Games where your brain is trained. Where Pokemon (all of them) are often caught, then traded. Where ponies aren’t just ridden, they are your friend. But id FPS games? Nope, it is not home to them, least not officially. Could soon…

Blizzcon 07: WoW Lich King Footage

Another set of shaky cam vids of Blizzcon presentations. This time around we get two clips showing art and flythroughs from the newly announced WoW expansion, Wrath of the Lich King. Not being a WoW player myself, I just sort of watched the pretty pictures roll by and that was…

The Family Gamer On The Current Generation

The Family Gamer On The Current Generation

One of the things I enjoy about the internet, and gaming in particular, is getting other people’s views on games and how they see them, because let’s face it, everybody plays and enjoys games differently. Play.tm has a great little article up from the perspective of a family gamer. A…

Ian Bogost Doesn’t (Really) Care About Industry Criticism

Ian Bogost Doesn’t (Really) Care About Industry Criticism

Ian Bogost is the guy behind a lot of newsgames and training games – and has managed to attract enough attention thanks to some high profile partnerships that he’ll be appearing on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report this coming Tuesday. He’s also come under some hefty criticism from people both…

ScrewAttack Announces Iron-Man Of Gaming Tournament

ScrewAttack Announces Iron-Man Of Gaming Tournament

ScrewAttack.com founders and video moguls Handsome Tom and Stuttering Craig are spreading their wings and joining up with Video Gamers League to present The Iron-Man of Gaming Tournament. The competition will take place during the Summer 2007 CPL Championships which happens Thursday, August 30 to Sunday, September 2, 2007 (Labour…

HMV Accepting MGS 4 360 Pre-Orders

HMV Accepting MGS 4 360 Pre-Orders

Computer and Video Games is reporting that UK entertainment retail giant HMV is currently offering pre-orders for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots. This might not seem so odd except for the fact that not only are they taking orders for the PS3 version, release dated on the…

Dragonforce’s Guitar Hero III Finger Mangler

Dragonforce’s Guitar Hero III Finger Mangler

The ScoreHero gang gives us the exclusive first look at Dragonforce’s hyperspeed metal hit “Through the Fire and the Flames” for Guitar Hero III. It doesn’t seem that unlikely that your fingers may just snap off within the first minute.

Coleco Tabletop Arcade Commercial

Coleco Tabletop Arcade Commercial

This really gives a new meaning to portable gaming. In 1982, Coleco released these miniature versions of classic arcade games like Pac-Man, Galaxian and Donkey Kong. This commercial is classic 80’s from beginning to end. We even get the never seen before or heard from again, Mr. Arcade, an 80’s…

John Smedley Talks Legends Of Norrath

John Smedley Talks Legends Of Norrath

MMOG Nation has posted a great interview with Sony Online Entertainment’s John Smedley about the recently announced Everquest online trading card game, Legends of Norrath: Oathbound which our own Crecente actually got to

Timewaster Of The Day: Gimme Friction Baby

Timewaster Of The Day: Gimme Friction Baby

Deceptively difficult (or deceptively easy, depending on your perspective), Gimme Friction Baby by Wouter Visser also has a deceptively lascivious title – it’s really just a fun, addicting little game of angles. If an orb bounces back over the dotted line and shatters into pieces, you lose. The game won…

Acclaim’s 2Moons MMORPG In Open Beta

Acclaim’s 2Moons MMORPG In Open Beta

In something of a departure from Dance!, the new Acclaim Game’s ‘extreme action MMORPG’ (it sounds so dramatic) 2Moons started its open beta last week to little fanfare – as far as I can tell, there’s not been a lot of press on the game. With the tag line of…

MapleStory To Get Card Game

MapleStory To Get Card Game

Nexon and Wizards of the Coast have paired up to offer the US and Canada the ‘MapleStory iTrading Card Game (iTCG),’ starting this November (aren’t we so lucky?). The cards will offer players the chance to, uh, do the card battle thing, but also give access to new (and exclusive,…

European Sales Charts 23-29 July

European Sales Charts 23-29 July

Many people are under the impression that the lovely Dr. Angela Merkel is the leader of Germany. WRONG. Nintendo own Germany. Nintendo dominate last week’s German charts, with 9 of the top 10 spots taken by DS and Wii games. Even Eidos’ Pony Friends makes the grade. Pony Friends! Amazing….

Details On The StarCraft II Single Player Campaign

Details On The StarCraft II Single Player Campaign

During the StarCraft II Live Demo at BlizzCon 07 today, Blizzard employees Rob Pardo and Dustin Browder walked attendees through the game in a semi-live demo with Browder revealing new unit features and Pardo spending a good portion of his time detailing the game’s single-player campaign. Pardo first walked us…

Announcement Roundup

Wow, that was a packed keynote! During today’s QuakeCon keynote John Carmack unveiled a flurry of announcements including id Software’s newest franchise, Rage, and confirmation of a Return to Castle Wolfenstein movie. They also told the crowd that the new Wolfenstein game is being developed by Raven Software for the…

Mr Robot Assignment Two

Mr Robot Assignment Two

Oooops, I almost forgot to post this. I’ve been so busy with Kahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhn! That I nearly forgot we need to know what to play to in Mr. Robot for our meeting next Thursday. This one should be fairly easy. Just play until you get through the Cryo level and return…

Everquest’s Online Trading Card Game Unveiled

Everquest’s Online Trading Card Game Unveiled

I had a chance, last month, to meet with Sony Online Entertainment’s Denver studio and check out their now-announced online trading card game: Legends of Norath: Oathbound. The Legends of Norrath game is based on the worlds of Everquest and Everquest II and, in an interesting twist, will be playing…

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Dated

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Dated

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars will be hitting the PC on October 2, id Software announced today during their keynote at Quake Con 2007. Now word yet on when the title will be shipping for the PS3 and Xbox 360. One more reason to save up your money.

Quake Zero Announced

Quake Zero Announced

During today’s Quake Con keynote the id folks announced that they have a team of developers working on a little pet project called Quake Zero. QZ will be a free web-based version of Quake 3 multiplayer. Todd Hollenshead told me they decided to kick off this project for several reasons….

“Major News” Coming At QuakeCon Soon

“Major News” Coming At QuakeCon Soon

Expect to hear some news in just a few from the QuakeCon Keynote. id Software CEO Todd Hollenshead and technical director and co-founder John Carmack will be taking the stage for the back-to-back press conference and keynote address. “We look forward to QuakeCon every year as an opportunity to have…

The Kotaku BlizzCon Photo Stream

Mail your BlizzCon photos to [email protected] and they will automagically appear in this photo gallery. Make sure to put blizzcon07 and only blizzcon07 in the subject line so they show up in the right place. Also, anything you put in the body of the message, besides the picture, will show…

Xbox 360 Dashboard Theme Problem

Xbox 360 Dashboard Theme Problem

Dear. Microsoft, I love the 360. Even though it breaks, and mine is currently making sounds that can best be verbalised as R2D2 getting raped, I’m enjoying the console. But about those dashboard themes. Yes, I’ll pay for them. You knew it all along, so congrats. What I want to…

Totilo Weighs In On RE5 Debate, It’s About Poverty Not Race

Totilo Weighs In On RE5 Debate, It’s About Poverty Not Race

The Resident Evil 5 trailer is provoking responses in all directions, and I hate to add fuel to the fire. But as someone who was a uncomfortable watching the trailer the first time he saw it at the Microsoft presser, who also hasn’t seen a decent summation of his feelings…

PSP Slim Hands-On Comparison

This PSP Slim hands-on has a nice side-by-side with the old PSP. You’ll see that the cosmetic enhancements are very minor, though the TV-out is actually looking pretty cool. With the proper downloadable media setup, the new PSP could be a powerful portable media system. But we’ll see… Video: Updated…

With This Click On Thee Wed: First-Ever Fan Faire Wedding

With This Click On Thee Wed: First-Ever Fan Faire Wedding

This Saturday two Fan Faire attending will be tying the knot in both the real world and the virtual one. The wedding ceremony will take place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino during the annual event’s Grand Banquet. The couple, clad in Everquest II costumes, will exchange vows in…

Quake Wars: Beta 2.0 Launches

Quake Wars: Beta 2.0 Launches

Beta 2.0 for Enemy Territories: Quake Wars is going live today. The new beta will include a new map, wider access and plenty of extra features: • New Map: Valley (temperate climate, GDF-offensive map) • Wider Access: All current ETQW Fileplanet Beta participants, plus an additional first-come/first-serve 20K participants will…