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…

XBL Has Reached 45 Million Downloads

XBL Has Reached 45 Million Downloads

More news from Gamerfest 2007: Microsoft announced that 7.1 million Live users have downloaded 25 45 million…things…from XBL. With that level of user base, that puts the download average of everything—from games to themes—at a (what I think is very, very low) average of 3 per person. Given that they…

Hexic 2 And Ecco Hit Live Wednesday

Hexic 2 And Ecco Hit Live Wednesday

Well my life is officially over. Not only does the Xbox Live Arcade get a version of Ecco the Dolphin for 400 points, complete with leaderboard support as well as enhanced graphics and sound, but also the sequel to the game I’ve spent the most time with on Xbox Live…

The Xbox 360’s Other Red Ring

The Xbox 360’s Other Red Ring

Sure Microsoft has been flooded with a slew of Xbox 360s returned after blinking the dreaded Red Ring of Death, but we hear that not all of them were due to overheating. When the console seizes up and dies, three of the “circle of light’s” quadrants blink red, but when…

Whorecraft Starlet Kicked From WoW

Whorecraft Starlet Kicked From WoW

Mia Rose, hardcore gamer and pornstar, who appeared in several episodes of World of Whorecraft, told Kotaku that she was banned from the World of Warcraft over the weekend after a fan recognised her and mentioned her website in a public chat channel.

Blazing Lizard Owns Pirates vs. Ninjas

Blazing Lizard Owns Pirates vs. Ninjas

by Mark Wilson There was a bit of nervous anticipation. Blazing Lizard’s Lead Designer Christopher Stockman was on the line. He had just emailed me the pitch on his unannounced game after assuring me it was just the sort of thing Kotakuites, in particular, would love. And in the 10…

Upcoming PSP Slim Shortages In Japan?

Upcoming PSP Slim Shortages In Japan?

Hardware launches mean one thing: Hardware shortages. This September’s PSP Slim launch looks to be no different. Amazon Japan pre-orders for the PSP Slim (PSP-2000CW) have already closed, and the Sofmap in Akihabara is posting signs mentioning that because of shortages, customers can reserve only one PSP Slim. It also…

Acting And Game Motion-Capture? Same.

Acting And Game Motion-Capture? Same.

By bringing Sméagol and Gollum to live in Lord of the Rings, actor Andy Serkis set off a hailstorm of controversy. His proformance was so good that many Academy members felt he should be nominated for an Oscar (the Academy felt otherwise). He is able to inject great humanity into…

Do The Hardcore Care About 360 Reliability?

Do The Hardcore Care About 360 Reliability?

Think we’re all of the opinion that the 360’s a little on the unreliable side. So there’s no debate about that. What there can be debate over, however, is whether the console’s poor reliability matters to existing 360 owners. A New York Times article from the weekend investigates just that,…

Why Does Turning On My 360 Make Me Nervous?

Why Does Turning On My 360 Make Me Nervous?

Sunday night, I settle in for some Gears of War single player. Ten minutes in, my Xbox 360 freezes up. I switch it off. Fire the machine back up, and two minutes in, the thing freezes up. Turn off the console. Wash, rinse, repeat. After a few times, I could…

Travelling Man

To: Ash From: Flynn Subject: OMG BioShock Demo! Ahoy! Well it was certainly exciting weekend around here. Got some nice news from home, friends came to visit and I even got to go out drinking on a Friday night which happens relatively rarely since I have to be in tip…

Dueling Banjo Hero

Dueling Banjo Hero

Activision, Neversoft, EA, Harmonix, I don’t care. One of you, get on this. Sharpish. This needs to be done, and done officially.

Wii Firmware Updated

Wii Firmware Updated

No, that glowing blue light on your Wii is not taking the piss. There’s actually new content! The Wii’s firmware has been updated to version 3, bringing along a whole load of changes, most of which are minor, cosmetic or go largely unnoticed. Though the digital clock on the main…

Look At My Crappy Xbox Watch

Look At My Crappy Xbox Watch

So this morning I got up, I went to the can, I made some tea, I poured some cereal. *PING*. Something landed in my cereal bowl! In a plastic bag! It was this. An Xbox…watch…thing. Doesn’t tell the time, but what it does do is play some awful Game &…

Folklore Building Bridges

Folklore Building Bridges

Worst game title in recent memory? FolksSoul. There isn’t even a space! Say it a few times out loud. It’s truly rotten. No wonder they retitled this PS3 game for the Western market — though, Folklore isn’t really that much better. Though, the developer certainly was banking that the game…

Itagaki Scoffs At Heavenly Sword

Itagaki Scoffs At Heavenly Sword

Beside booze and boob physics, Dead or Alive creator Tomonobu Itagaki doesn’t like much of anything! Tekken he hates so hard. And the upcoming PS3 title Heavenly Sword? Meh! The game features “Hero Sequences” in which players have to input particular commands to proceed through a Dragon’s Liar-esque cinematic event….

Commodore Vic-20 Commercial With William Shatner

Commodore Vic-20 Commercial With William Shatner

It’s the wonder computer of the 1980’s! Or at least so says William Shatner in this old commercial for the Commodore Vic-20. Not only does he think it’s great, but even takes a jab at good old Atari and Intellivision. After all, Atari and Intellivision don’t have a real computer…

An Interview With Game Designer Jonathan Blow

An Interview With Game Designer Jonathan Blow

Stephen Totilo posted an interesting interview with game designer Jonathan Blow, who created Braid – a not-yet released game that plays with time mechanics in an attempt to create a “a mind-expanding experience” for the player. I don’t agree with some rather large swaths of what he has to say…

Stoned Luigi Skateboard Deck

Stoned Luigi Skateboard Deck

Kotakuite Lukas M. sent in this picture, with the following explanation: “I found this yesterday in a skateboarding shop in Berlin. It’s a Jeff Lenoce Pro Deck from Baker Skateboards, with what is obviously a stoned Luigi and some weed leaves on it. Unfortunately, it’s not on Baker’s web site…

Sega Reveals New Hulk Game

Sega Reveals New Hulk Game

In an interview with 1Up, Sega has revealed that the mystery Marvel Comics superhero game being worked on by developer Edge of Reality will be starring everyone’s favourite big green mean machine, The Incredible Hulk. The game is set to come out somewhere around the release of the new Hulk…

Bibleman: A Fight Tor Faith Trailer

If you are of a certain age, you doubtless remember Willie Ames, star of TV classics Eight is Enough and Charles in Charge. He also starred with “Charles” co-star Scott Baio in that uproarious 80’s teen flick, Zapped. Well little Willie is all grown up now and like most child…

Arcade Flyer Art Saturday: Rygar

Arcade Flyer Art Saturday: Rygar

Originally released in Japan by Tecmo under the name Argos no Senshi, Rygar made it to arcades in the States a few months later in 1986. Rygar put the player in the shoes of the Legendary Warrior, Rygar who is called back from the grave to save the land of…

GDC Hosts Game Career Seminar At E For All

GDC Hosts Game Career Seminar At E For All

If you’re attending E for All and are looking for a way to get a job in the gaming industry, they may be able to accommodate you. The Game Developer’s Conference will be hosting their Game Career Seminar for all those attendees who are interested in more than just playing…

Rebellion’s CEO On Making Games

Rebellion’s CEO On Making Games

Gamasutra has an interesting interview up with Jason Kingsley, who is CEO of UK-based developer Rebellion (responsible for games like Alien Vs. Predator and Judge Dredd). It’s an enlightening look at one of the mid-sized companies who is currently “turning down loads of work.” Kingsley also has some interesting things…

Pokepalooza Promotes Gamer Friendliness

Pokepalooza Promotes Gamer Friendliness

In this day of black hat hackers, rabid fanboys and FPS mania, it’s good to see some folks getting out there and helping each other out for the sake of video games. The purveyors of pokepalooza.aceboard.com a forum for Pokemon afficianados is hosting a weekend long Pokepalooza ( Friday 9:00AM…

Nestle & Beijing Perfect World Enter Partnership

Nestle & Beijing Perfect World Enter Partnership

Starbucks may have relinquished its spot in the Forbidden City, but Nestle is moving its Nescafe into internet cafes all over China, thanks to a strategic initiative with Beijing Perfect World (the company behind several big MMORPGs in China). This was apparently announced last month and I somehow missed it,…

David Jaffe Meets Uwe Boll

During Game Head’s coverage of Comic Con, they got a chance to talk briefly with David Jaffe about his move from Sony and what games he will be working on in the future. But the real magic in this clip comes at about the three minute mark where Jaffe is…

Japan, What Are The Biggest News Stories?

Japan, What Are The Biggest News Stories?

Let it never be said Famitsu are not in touch with the people of Japan. With the word on the street. They canvassed gamers a little while back and asked them what they thought were the 10 biggest news stories of the past few months. The answers? An enjoyable blend…