The Fabulous Gaming Sonic Popcorn Machine

The Fabulous Gaming Sonic Popcorn Machine

Here’s the set-up: Some dude visits Osaka. He finds a Sonic The Hedgehog popcorn machine at the Tennoji Zoo. He emails it to game site UK:RESISTANCE, noting, “if I send this information to you in an overly-detailed email, Kotaku will make a post about it next week.” We couldn’t wait…

Too Many Ninjas!

Too Many Ninjas!

One thing I’ve learned: You can never have too many ninjas. Pirates, yes. Ninjas, no. Still, there is a flash game called Too Many Ninjas!. It’s annoyingly bizarre little flasher with purple ninjas that is not nearly as great as its own title. Still, I was only able to kill…

BBC Are So Releasing A Game

BBC Are So Releasing A Game

The Beeb lied to us! Well, maybe not lie…more of a fib. Despite denying only a few days ago that their talk at the Edinburgh Games Festival had anything to do with them moving into the games arena, turns out they’re doing just that. With a kids MMO. Tronji World,…

Meet Uwe Boll So We Don’t Have To

Meet Uwe Boll So We Don’t Have To

Live in Wisconsin? Heard of Uwe Boll? If you answered “yes” to that, then maybe, just maybe, you can help us. From October 26-28, film festival It Came From Lake Michigan 2007! Best part: Uwe Boll will be there. In person, even! That means, you could actually go up to…

Halo 3 Launch Not Competing With Other Games

Halo 3 Launch Not Competing With Other Games

Nope, Microsoft think Halo 3 has gotten so big Halo 3’s launch will now be competing with movie openings. Microsoft director of creative marketing Chris Di Cesare: Our competition isn’t other videogames. We put it on the plane with other entertainment launches, versus other game launches. Think they’re bluffing? Not…

The Pee Game That Cares

The Pee Game That Cares

The urine game market? It’s expanding. No, it’s doubling. Back in 2006, we posted about a TopsPEEd, a game that lets pissers control a virtual car with their tinkle. Piss-Screen is one better. It lets Frankfurt drinkers drive a virtual car AND tells them if they are too trashed to…

The PS3 Breeding RPG

The PS3 Breeding RPG

So saucy! Japanese developers Idea Factory and RED bring us Record of Agarest War. It may look like a strategy RPG (it is), but there’s so much more. You can breed! And breeding means doing it — and what does that mean? Probably not that much. Anyway, the game has…

South Park Season 10 DVD Set Includes World of Warcraft Trial

South Park Season 10 DVD Set Includes World of Warcraft Trial

The sloppy wet Blizzard-South Park smooches will continue as Comedy Central has announced that the DVD set collecting the tenth season of South Park will contain a 14-day trial for World of Warcraft. The crudely animated comedy prominently featured the Blizzard MMO in its tenth season in the episode titled…

Chibi-Robo DS Goes Wal-Mart Exclusive

Chibi-Robo DS Goes Wal-Mart Exclusive

The removal of the Nintendo DS game Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol from Gamestop’s pre-order database raised many eyebrows and quickened the pulses of Nintendo fanboys. Had it been cancelled?! Not at all, reported Nintendo. It was merely pushed back a few days and everything was going to be okay. Well, that’s…

Microsoft: HDMI Coming To All Premium 360s

Microsoft: HDMI Coming To All Premium 360s

Microsoft has just confirmed that HDMI is now standard with the Premium version of the Xbox 360, now priced at $US350. The retooled Premium 360, sporting the fancy HDMI, will sport an HDMI logo on the outside of the box, a Microsoft rep told Kotaku. “Yes, we are offering an…

Nintendo & Evite Make Partying Easy, Fun, Co-Branded

Nintendo & Evite Make Partying Easy, Fun, Co-Branded

If you’re one of the billions (estimated) who like to throw Wii parties, bringing friends and family together for a rousing game of Escape From Bug Island Wii Sports, Nintendo and Evite just made informing your clean fun pals that much easier. Evite’s new Wii themed graphic treatments aren’t the…

Warhawk Dedicated Servers Are PS3s, Too

Warhawk Dedicated Servers Are PS3s, Too

Dylan Jobe, Warhawk director and enthusiastic SIXAXIS manipulator, provides PlayStation.Blog readers with an interesting, behind-the-scenes look at the server cluster for the upcoming PLAYSTATION 3 multiplayer shooter. In addition to that massive stack of PS3s, Jobe udpates us on some fresh Warhawk multiplayer details, including support for global server lists,…

Avencast: Rise Of The Mage Gameplay

If you are like me, when you start up an isometric ‘health potions are red, mana are blue’ action RPG, you go for a crafty rogue or a bulky fighter, leaving the delicate mage characters to those of a more masochistic nature. Clockstone’s Avencast: Rise of the Mage isn’t giving…

Capcom Hires Former Atari Marketing VP

Capcom Hires Former Atari Marketing VP

Today Capcom proudly announces the hiring of Nique Fajors as their new vice president of marketing. Fajors will manage all aspects of marketing for Capcom in North America including advertising, community relations, and public relations. Fajors most recenltly served as the vice president of sales and marketing for Atari in…

Playstation Store Concept Should Be Reality

Playstation Store Concept Should Be Reality

The PS Store is improving…slowly. But the interface leaves a lot to be desired, especially compared to the sleek layout of the XMB. This first image doesn’t look all that impressive—but look what happens when you select the Featured tab:

Everday Shooter Live And Impressions

I first got a chance to play Everyday Shooter back when I was helping to judge for the 2007 Independent Games Festival. I found the game, find it, to be proof that a game doesn’t have to be deep to be deep. It is, on its surface, just another top-down…

Band Of Bugs Marches South

Band Of Bugs Marches South

While I may not have been too fond of NinjaBee’s Band of Bugs on Xbox Live Arcade, the game has garnered a nice little following thanks to its easy to pickup strategy gameplay and user-created content via the in-game level editor. Today NinjaBee announces its newest expansion for Band of…

Orcs & Elves DS Play

This video shows off a bit of the DS version of Orcs & Elves. Hmm, looks a bit like Doom, but with Orcs…. and Elves.

Britain Bans PS3 Ad Featuring Bald Man In Bathtub

Britain Bans PS3 Ad Featuring Bald Man In Bathtub

You can show a lot of things in an ad these days. Bums, bits of tits, it’s all fair game. One thing that’s not cool to show, however, is a little bald European man sitting in a bathtub, especially when said European is a mercenary, holding a gun and saying…

Gaming Hotel Tour

Gaming Hotel Tour

A while back, we posted about San Francsico’s Hotel Tomo. It’s a renovated Best Western that was recently re-opened earlier this summer. The regular rooms are a little over $US100 a night and feature 26 inch LCD flat screens, wifi and J-pop murals. Not a bad deal! The “gaming suites”…

Xenosaga Anime Kicks Off This Month

Xenosaga Anime Kicks Off This Month

American Xenosaga fans with a fear of Japanese digital versatile discs, your two-year wait is over. The quicker-than-playing it animated adaptation of the series is about to kick off on the Anime Network, with the first episode scheduled for August 30. Don’t have the Anime Network? Then it’s coming to…

Chopin’s Role In Eternal Sonata Explained

Chopin’s Role In Eternal Sonata Explained

Why Chopin? Why? I mean, really. Why? GameSpot gets to the bottom of that and other burning issues in a short interview with the game’s director, Hiroya Hatsushiba. The game is set in composer Frederic Chopin’s subconscious as he lays on his death bed. Let’s go back to my initial…

Metronome Bleeding Out

Metronome Bleeding Out

I really dug the look of City of Metronome. We first heard about the game a while ago now, then little else, but at least got confirmation in January it was still being worked on. Sadly, that no longer appears to be the case. Kotakuite Craig checked in on developers…

Molyneux: Most Role-Playing Games Are Shit

Molyneux: Most Role-Playing Games Are Shit

Pete Molyneux has been around. He knows his games. He especially knows his role-playing games, since it’s all he’s been doing for the past 4-5 years. So when asked about Fable 2’s combat system, dude let loose: It’s amazing for a role playing game, because most role playing games are…

Inafune Up Close

Inafune Up Close

So today, Mega Man/Dead Rising/Lost Planet dude Keiji Inafune made an appearance at the GameStop on Broadway in New York City. Kotakuite Samuel was the first in line, getting there way before anyone else and worrying about whether anyone would actually save his place should he need to take a…

SEGA Spokesperson Encourages Crane Game Cheating

Online Videos by Veoh.com And it begins. New SEGA “image character” Satomi Ishihara appears in her first SEGA commercial, which features crane game cheating helping, slow-motion screaming and even a thumbs up. After passing it around Kotaku Tower, McWhertor said he lasted four seconds, and Luke replied “Fuck you Ashcraft.”…

iPod Gets Mario’s Pants

iPod Gets Mario’s Pants

This is just bizarre, but bizarre in a cut way. The $US6, hand-made iPod case has an obvious inspiration in one overweight, Italian plumber, but I just don’t like the idea of dressing up an iPod in people clothes. Next thing you know, they’re sneaking cigarettes from you when you’re…

Bogost Hits Colbert

Bogost Hits Colbert

Water Cooler Games’ Ian Bogost let me know last week he was going to be on The Colbert Report. He sounded half totally freaked out and half jazzed. I don’t blame him. I don’t know how I would stand up to that eyebrow, and god forbid Colbert releases both on…

Prophetic Pachter Predicts PlayStation Pricing

Prophetic Pachter Predicts PlayStation Pricing

Wedbush Morgan analyst and Kotaku reader crush Michael Pachter (not pictured) has issued his end of month notes for the video game market, predicting a pair of PlayStation family price cuts. First, the Pach expects that Sony will be “in a position” to slash the PLAYSTATION 3 price just prior…

Musika Impressions

Musika Impressions

Musika is a new iPod game from PaRappa the Rapper creator Masaya Matsuura. In that article, Matsuura says this about iPod games: Almost all the other games are basic and limited – like a simple puzzle. Our game will be very advanced compared to the others. This will last. And…