Meet The New Sonic and His Next Game

Sonic's celebrating more than 20 years as a video game icon. So it makes sense that Sega's giving their furry blue mascot a bit of a facelift—nothing drastic, mind you—along with a new game and TV show in the hopes of keeping the hedgehog moving at top speed. » 2/06/14 4:30pm 2/06/14 4:30pm

Nintendo Is Slowly Reinventing The Video Game Instruction Manual

Like the daily newspaper, the printed phone bill and personal checks, the video game instruction manual is facing extinction in our increasingly paperless world. Hold off on mourning, though. Nintendo has spent the last year or so quietly implementing a digital revival that's been a joy to behold. » 2/05/14 1:28pm 2/05/14 1:28pm

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: The Kotaku Review

What took so long? I'm not talking about a LEGO Marvel game. LEGO getting the Marvel license is a relatively new development, all things considered. They announced it in 2011, video game in 2013 — that's fairly quick turnaround for a game as massive in scope as LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. » 11/07/13 1:15pm 11/07/13 1:15pm

Batman: Arkham Origins: The Kotaku Review

Troy Baker's Joker voice is one of the best things about Batman: Arkham Origins. But it’s also a disturbingly reverent impersonation of Mark Hamill's take on the Clown Prince of Crime. Therein lies the conundrum of the latest video game featuring the Dark Knight. » 10/25/13 4:52pm 10/25/13 4:52pm

Finally, A Super Mario Game We Can All Be Excited About

It's been a while since a new Super Mario Bros. game looked amazing. Agree? We all respect the New Super Mario Bros. games, right? They're classic... like Nintendo just baked a great new loaf of bread. Refined... like Nintendo just wrote a new sonnet. But exciting? Not really. That's where November's new Mario comes… » 10/03/13 6:26pm 10/03/13 6:26pm

What's Going to Be Good (and Bad) About the Next Batman Video Game

The folks making Batman: Arkham Origins know exactly what they're trying to accomplish with this year's Dark Knight video game. It's the story of the night where Gotham City's supervillain culture spins irrevocably out of control. This is when the Dark Knight becomes a legend, they say. So, it's really too bad that… » 9/19/13 10:41am 9/19/13 10:41am