The Japanese Hardware Chart

The Japanese Hardware Chart

OK, no messing around now. It’s official. The Wii and Japan have broken up. It’s finished. Over the past month sales have gone from 109,854 a week to 61,498. Sure, most other consoles have seen a slight dip over the same time (except the PS3), but that’s a biiiiig drop-off….

Retailer GAME Under Investigation

Retailer GAME Under Investigation

In Australia, I see GAME as triumphant liberators, freeing us from the specialist retailer near-monopoly of EB Games. But in the UK? They ARE the monopoly, and now they’re in trouble over it. In May GAME gobbled up its main competitor, Gamestation, leaving the country with only a single, major…

Make Your Own Atari 2600 Labels

Make Your Own Atari 2600 Labels

Label fun time! The good people over at Insert Credit bring word of the Atari 2600 Label Maker. It generates customised “authentic looking Atari 2600 ‘Picture Labels’ using your own image and title. Check out the hilarity Brandon Sheffield from IC created. Non-stop giggle factory, this. Make Your Own [Lable…

Hot Shots Golf 5 Upskirt Money Shots

Hot Shots Golf 5 Upskirt Money Shots

Those Hot Shots Golf 5 upskirts we posted were NOTHING — shamefully close but no cigar. Now that the game’s been out for a bit, and folks with discerning tastes have have more time to perfect things. You want pantsu? They’ve go clear, unobstructed pantsu. The above clip has the…

E-mail Steve Ballmer For A New 360

E-mail Steve Ballmer For A New 360

Sometimes (actually, all the time), it pays to be a savvy consumer. Example: Guy by the name of AlteredBeast, a reader over at Kotaku blood-brothers The Consumerist, was having Xbox 360 troubles. Like, he was on his sixth unit after things like the red rings of death and poorly-handled refurb…

Rockstar’s PR Strategy Is Nuts, Yo

Rockstar’s PR Strategy Is Nuts, Yo

Gamasutra have posted a fairly fascinating look into the relationship between publishers and the gaming press. It’s a good read regardless, but the highlight has got to be a bunch of quotes from journo Todd Zuniga, who did a stint at Rockstar working in PR. Between Jeff’s blog posts and…

Silicon Knights Responds To Epic Countersuit

Silicon Knights Responds To Epic Countersuit

Welcome back to Kotaku Square Garden, where we join the match between Epic and Silicon Knights, already in progress. The action has been fast and furious today, ladies and gentlemen. As you may remember, the match started with Silicon Knights serving a suit to Epic, claiming they were provided a…

BioShock Trailer Premiers Sunday On SpikeTV

BioShock Trailer Premiers Sunday On SpikeTV

While it seems to me there have been no end of BioShock trailers, 2K Games has one last trailer for their spooky underwater adventure in store for us. The catch? We have to tune in to Spike TV on the night of Sunday the 12th to see it. All I…

Epic Goes All Countersuit On Silicon Knights

Epic Goes All Countersuit On Silicon Knights

After the recent filing of Silicon Knights’ lawsuit against Epic, Epic has launched a counterclaim against Silicon Knights, arguing that Silicon Knights is guilty of copyright infringement, breach of contract, and misappropriation of trade secrets. Here are all the notable claims from the filing:

Bring Back Mutant League Sports

Bring Back Mutant League Sports

Dear EA, I’m not really interested in sports games. I know that you have official licences and I’m supposed to care, but despite being a beer-loving, heterosexual male between the ages of 18-25, sports are just not my thing. But they used to be. Remember those Mutant League games you…

ESRB Teaches Stupid Parents About Ratings

ESRB Teaches Stupid Parents About Ratings

In conjunction with US Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch, the ESRB is launching a new ratings awareness campaign aimed at getting parents to actually read those rating labels that are so painstakingly placed on games. The radio and television PSAs will feature Lynch and his two children in what sounds…

Stormfront Tackles The Spiderwick Chronicles

Stormfront Tackles The Spiderwick Chronicles

Have you ever dreamed of entering a fantastical world filled with adventure, danger, and furries faeries? I know, only every day, right? Well Sierra Entertainment and Stormfront Studio are looking to make that dream come true, as they announce The Spiderwick Chronicles, the game of the movie of the book…

Medal of Honour Airborne Multiplayer

I’m intrigued with the concept for Medal of Honour Airborne, the idea that you can drop into a map anywhere when you start. While this is a neat concept for single player, I’m wasn’t so sure how it would make multiplayer feel any different than any multiplayer shooter with multiple…

Dear Hideo

Some times readers have tips, sometimes they have questions. And hey, we’re always happy to answer! The following is a real question from a real reader: To: Bashcraft, Crecente From: SOME READER Subject: To Hideo Kojima Will MGS: The Twin Snakes and MGS:Portable Ops ever become available for the PS3…

id Software Not Thinking About Unreal Engine 3

id Software Not Thinking About Unreal Engine 3

Doom creator John Carmack and id Software knows game engines. What’s more, the Texas-based developer knows that even if loads of companies are using the Unreal Engine 3, there’s no need to worry. id’s new engine id Tech 5 is a true multi-platformer that can run at 60fps on the…

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…