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…

Jaffe Confirms Three PS3 Exclusives

Jaffe Confirms Three PS3 Exclusives

David Jaffe’s new company Eat Sleep Play is confirmed to be working on the first of three PS3 exclusive titles alongside their Twisted Metal: Head On port. While details are yet to be released, Jaffe did say this: …the new game is medium to hardcore in terms of game play…

Everyday 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…

Xbox Live appears to be down.

Xbox Live appears to be down. We’ve been getting a flood of messages from peopel saying they they are receiving a message saying that they need to update, but when they try to they’re told they “Can’t download the update” and to test their connection. Ever our own Fahey is…

Volition Force Forms Blazing Lizard

Volition Force Forms Blazing Lizard

Fresh off of the massive success of Saint’s Row, which overcame the label of GTA clone and several amusing bugs to become one of the best Xbox 360 games of 2006, former Volition developers Sandeep Shekar, Jiovanie Velazquez, and Christopher Stockman have joined forces to form Blazing Lizard, a new…

Haruhi Dance All Over Japan

Haruhi Dance All Over Japan

To hold you over until the PS2/PSP Haruhi Suzumiya games hit! Since enough time has passed to waste that freakzoid [email protected] clip out of my brain, I quite enjoyed this one of YouTuber Maggie M. doing the Haruhi Dance all over Tokyo, Kyoto and Nijo. She explains: How I recorded…

Hori Arcade Stick Coming Stateside

Hori Arcade Stick Coming Stateside

Not that the Wii’s necessarily short on peripherals, but if you could squeeze room for one more, this’d be it. Hori’s Fighting Stick. Previously available in Japan, Gamestop now have a listing for an American release on November 6. Price? USD$50. Which is not too bad considering the imported version…

What About Plug-And-Play Tetris?

What About Plug-And-Play Tetris?

Just look at those Tetris plug ‘n’ play controllers. Blue and pink! So great. Dubbed Minna no Tetris (a nod to Minna no Golf — AKA “Hot Shots Golf”), the game features 11 different modes. They include stuff like “Relaxation” (the blocks move slow) and “Easy” (giant blocks drop). Exciting!…

Ubisoft Puts Women In Their Place

Ubisoft Puts Women In Their Place

Now that loads of women are buying a DS, somebody needs to teach them things. Like their place. Enter Ubisoft with their Imagine series, aimed at instructing 6-14 year-old girls in the sacred, lost arts of womanhood. Things like cooking, fashion design and the making, and subsequent caring, for babies….

Wii Update Adds Primitive Keyboard Support

Wii Update Adds Primitive Keyboard Support

Last night’s Wii update added a bunch of new stuff.Some bad. And some unexplained, but still good. Sort of. Let me explain! Seems Nintendo have quietly added USB keyboard support for the Wii. I say quietly because first, it’s unannounced, and second, because so far we’ve found it only works…

Nintendo To Unleash Metroids On Virtual Console Soon?

Nintendo To Unleash Metroids On Virtual Console Soon?

With Metroid Prime 3: Corruption just a few short weeks away from release on the Wii, it looks like Nintendo is set to ramp up with hype with a pair of Virtual Console releases. Images for both Metroid for the NES and Super Metroid for the SNES have appeared on…

Wrath Of The Lich King Pre-Orders Spawn

Wrath Of The Lich King Pre-Orders Spawn

Kotaku reader Ian lets us know that Gamestop and EBgames have begun soliciting pre-orders for the next World of Warcraft expansion, Wrath of the Lich King. The specialty retailer has provided the date of November 3, 2008 and applied a price of $US39.99. However! The company is extremely candid—and, dare…

Heavenly Sword, The Animated Series

This clip was originally intended to be for PlayStation G.A.P. members only, but has thankfully found its way to the internet for us all to enjoy. This first in a series of animated looks at the story behind Ninja Theory’s Heavenly Sword, it features some striking, if somewhat familiar, looking…

New Wii Virtual Console Titles Rated By ESRB

New Wii Virtual Console Titles Rated By ESRB

A trio of rock solid Sega Genesis releases may be making the Internet tube trip to a Virtual Console near you, as the ESRB has rated Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole, Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master and Capcom’s Ghouls N’ Ghosts. Good news for yours truly, as…

Metal Gear Solid 4, Playable At Leipzig, Only By Kojima

Metal Gear Solid 4, Playable At Leipzig, Only By Kojima

Konami issued a blitzkrieg of a press release yesterday, revealing that Metal Gear Solid director Hideo Kojima would be appearing at the Leipzig Games Convention in a matter of weeks. They also mentioned that Kojima would be previewing a new trailer for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots…

Free Radical Talks Timesplitters 4

Free Radical Talks Timesplitters 4

Speaking with Free Radical script writer Rob Yescombe earlier today, he reiterated that Free Radical is indeed hard at work on Timesplitters 4. “In the past Timesplitters has been very satirical at the expense of movies, this time it will be satirical at the expense of video games,” Yescombe said….

Second Life Transactions Equate to $US1.3 Million Daily

Second Life Transactions Equate to $US1.3 Million Daily

According to Lindan Lab CEO Philip Rosedale, all Second Life transactions, from trading to buying/selling, total the equivalent of $1.3 million in US currency exchanged daily—or an average of $US6.50 per user per day. To scale this even more with the Kotakulator: if

EA To World – You Aren’t Real Enough

EA To World – You Aren’t Real Enough

At the annual computer graphics meeting Siggraph, EA’s chief visual and technical officer Glenn Entis laid the smackdown on the film industry, calling them out for rendering a few frames an hour when many games approach 60 frames per second. And then he addressed some of his own: When a…

New Halo 3 Zune Military Edition

New Halo 3 Zune Military Edition

Microsoft have just announced another Halo 3 Zune tie-in. This one’s a bit more limited, and a bit harder to come by than the regular Halo 3 Zune, as it’s a military-issue Zune. As in, you can only buy them from military retail stores. These ones are brown, will be…

Microsoft Drops Xbox 360 Price

Microsoft Drops Xbox 360 Price

The rampant speculation, the endless images of circulars, the bogs of “insider emails” are all correct: The Xbox 360 is getting a $US50 price drop starting this Wednesday, Microsoft announced tonight. As of Wednesday the Elite will be $US449, the Halo Limited Edition Xbox 360 (when it hits) will be…

Nintendo, Capcom Employee Porn?

Nintendo, Capcom Employee Porn?

Adult video maker Plum has a series of hardcore flicks called “First Time Amateurs Live.” Here’s the hook: They’re young women who’ve worked for major Japanese corporations. Women who’ve apparently worked for Nintendo as a secretary (link NSFW), a Capcom PR lady (ditto) and Makuhari Messe receptionist (likewise). Makuhari Messe?…

Atari Co-Founder Thinks Modern Games Are Derivative

Atari Co-Founder Thinks Modern Games Are Derivative

David Crane co-founded Atari. Not the crummy Atari of today, the real, proper, industry giant Atari. Dude also made Pitfall, so the least we can do is lend an ear when he’s got something to say. Yes, today’s video game business has become very derivative. Reason? There’s two, he says,…

Ragnarok Creator On Console MMO Difficulties

Ragnarok Creator On Console MMO Difficulties

MMOs are huge on computers. Not so huge on consoles — yet. There must be a reason for this. There is! Ragnarok creator Hak Kyu Kim explains: I’ve always been very interested in bringing my games to consoles. Due to the differences with respect to the tools that are currently…

StarCraft II Hands-On Impressions, Part I

StarCraft II Hands-On Impressions, Part I

At BlizzCon, Blizzard presented StarCraft II in two distinct, delicious flavours: single player and multiplayer, with demo stations in the hundreds consistently occupied by BlizzCon attendees. The single player demo allowed for a 20 minute, one versus one match with the option of playing as Terrans vs. Protoss or vice…

California Video Game Law Terminated In Federal Court

California Video Game Law Terminated In Federal Court

Game Politics is reporting that federal judge Ronald Whyte has ruled the 2005 California law targeting “ultra-violent” video games unconstitutional, ruling that “evidence does not establish that video games, because of their interactive nature or otherwise, are any more harmful than violent television, movies, internet sites or other speech-related exposures.”…

Balancing Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix

Balancing Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix

Game designer David Sirlin has posted an entry on his blog that hardcore Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo fans will want to take note of. He’s been tasked with the burden of modifying the original Capcom competitive puzzler’s drop patterns for the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network versions, as…

Wave Racer 64 Now Has Ads for the Wii

Wave Racer 64 Now Has Ads for the Wii

How did we ever miss this when playing N64?? We kid. The Virtual Console version of Wave Racer 64 has had Wii and DS ads placed inside. Due to no longer holding the licence, Nintendo had to cover the Kawasaki banners of old. It’s not a big loss, and possibly…