The Week in Games: Faster, Higher, Stronger

Wonder if Beijing 2008 will feature photorealistic smog effects or incorporate the stupefying algae bloom in the nautical events. Still, pretty ambitious of Sega to put out a sports game featuring events that even sports fans don't follow except for two weeks out of a four year span (and dropping it less than a week… » 7/06/08 7:00pm 7/06/08 7:00pm

The Making of the Kill Bill 360 Casemod

Well, we've seen a Kill Bill Guitar Hero guitar before, so a 360 casemod is not all that surprising. But this one is very well done and, furthermore, was accomplished by Kotakuite Chu Boi, who shows his work on his blog. It's got some great touches, such as the blood spatter across the faceplate, and the stenciled… » 7/06/08 5:00pm 7/06/08 5:00pm

Rumor: Dueling Rock Band 2 Tracklists

There are differing leaks out there regarding the track list for Rock Band 2. Both are unattributed, one to a friend of a friend who got a look at an email from Harmonix to MTV or something. But in the interest of rumormongering, we'll repeat both with the caveat that there is no way of knowing if this stuff is for… » 7/06/08 12:15pm 7/06/08 12:15pm

Chrono Trigger Site Debuts in Japan

Hi everybody. Lots of you tipped us off to the countdown at Chrono Trigger's Japanese website. Technical difficulties over here, compounded by the short weekend, meant I couldn't get advance word out to you in time. But there's the screenshot above, with two seconds left, to prove I was watching!!! » 7/06/08 11:45am 7/06/08 11:45am

Banjo Kazooie Screenshots Leak

Lots of sites are posting these, I saw them on British Gaming Blog first. Here's two new screenshots from Banjo Kazooie. This follows rumors that the Xbox's "Newton" Wiimote clone is being built specifically for this title's gameplay. » 5/11/08 5:00pm 5/11/08 5:00pm

Happy Mother's Day

I know a lot of you have memories of your mom surprising you for the holidays or your birthday with a game or, better yet, a console, or a birthday party at the local arcade or mini-golf. That's one of the best things about moms, when you're a kid; when they come out of nowhere, without a word of begging, pleading or… » 5/11/08 10:00am 5/11/08 10:00am

Wives and GTA IV: Worlds in Collision

Nothing shreds the mystique of a game like watching as it's played by someone who not only is not in awe of it, but also obliviously misses its point. It also makes for an hilarious write-up, as The Exploding Barrel demonstrates with author Jeremy's report on inviting his non-gamer wife to play. » 5/10/08 1:00pm 5/10/08 1:00pm

MK vs DC: Heeeeere's Scorpion

Game With a Brain put up this render of Scorpion yesterday, didn't say where they got it from but it might be an in-game pose. Pretty nice uniform update, with the bone mask and all; but his tunic looks sorta like one of those beaded massagers cab drivers sit on. I kid, Mr. Scorpion, I kid. » 5/10/08 12:00pm 5/10/08 12:00pm

Two More Gears 2 Videos Out

So Bash ducked back in to give you the first Gears of War 2 gameplay footage from 1Up/ last night (apparently there was some international video-leaking and embargo-breaking intrigue; we had no part in it). This morning we'll update you with GameVideos' overnight post of two more videos: A… » 5/10/08 11:00am 5/10/08 11:00am

Kotaku Originals: The Cool Sub

Good morning class. Your cool substitute teacher Owen is here to let you goof off and get away with shit that Mr. Crecente doesn't allow. For the next two days anyway. Just so long as you keep your spitwads and paper airplanes away from me. » 5/10/08 10:00am 5/10/08 10:00am