Tiny Ships, Tiny Aliens, Tiny Galaga 30th Collection

It's been nearly 30 years since Galaga stormed onto the arcade scene, delivering to fans of fixed shooters an arguably better version of Galaxian.… [ Kotaku » 7/06/11 9:30am 7/06/11 9:30am]

Zynga Files $1 Billion IPO Fueled By Virtual Farms, Mob Wars and…

The game makers behind mega Facebook games Farmville, CityVille and Mafia Wars today filed papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission to take Zynga public in hopes of raising $1 billion.… [ Kotaku » 7/01/11 12:28pm 7/01/11 12:28pm]

Backstab Delivers Buggy Free-Running, Cannon-Play and Piracy

Whenever a Gameloft title hits the iPhone I play a little game before the game: I try and guess what popular console game it's trying to mimic.… [ Kotaku » 6/24/11 9:30am 6/24/11 9:30am]

1Bit Ninja is a Sublime Paper Mario, Super Mario Mash-Up

At first blush 1-bit Ninja looks like another iPhone game knock-off, but spend ten seconds with the game and you'll dismiss that notion. Spend a minute with it and you'll be ready to toss your phone at the wall... and… [ Kotaku » 6/22/11 9:30am 6/22/11 9:30am]

Riptide GP Rips Android Gamers a Console Quality Racer

Shortly after I wrote up Hydro Thunder Go for the Windows Phone 7 as a gaming app of the day last month, the folks from developer Vector Unit contacted me to see if I had gotten a chance to try… [ Kotaku » 6/17/11 9:30am 6/17/11 9:30am]

I Can Put Up With Ads While I Hang, Thanks.

The newest addition to Zynga's game family is Hanging With Friends, an app for i-gadgets big and small. It's a twist on classic hangman, with elements of Scrabble and other word games thrown in. You can only choose from a… [ Kotaku » 6/15/11 9:30am 6/15/11 9:30am]

We've Played Nintendo's New Wii U, the Next-Generation of Motion Control

I played Nintendo's Wii U earlier this week, the exciting successor to the Wii that not only plays a lot like the Wii—only with a new, unique twist—and a console that plays nicely with the Wii you already have.… [ Kotaku » 6/07/11 1:00pm 6/07/11 1:00pm]

Mage War Erupts on the Streets of Your Town in Shadow Cities

The magic that disappeared from our world centuries ago is back. It's all around us, but we can't see it. The only way to bring this magic into focus — the only way to fight for this power — is… [ Kotaku » 6/03/11 10:00am 6/03/11 10:00am]

Knight Defense is Chess with a Pac-Man Championship Edition Overhaul

Almost four years ago today, the people who made Pac-Man tried to make Pac-Man better, by giving the game a techno aesthetic and altering—intensifying—its rules of play. Game developer Milan Nikolic's Knight Defensenow does that for chess.… [ Kotaku » 6/01/11 9:30am 6/01/11 9:30am]

Hydro Thunder Go is Definitely a Must-Have Windows Phone 7 Game

Now this is more like it. After fumbling through several re-releases of games iPhone gamers have been playing for years, it's nice to play something different, even if it is based off of a 1999 arcade game that I've played… [ Kotaku » 5/27/11 9:30am 5/27/11 9:30am]

Chaos Rings Omega Circles Familiar Territory

Last year's Chaos Rings told the story of five couples mysteriously transported to a place called the Arc Arena, where are forced to fight their way through a variety of dungeons until only one couple remained to claim the grand… [ Kotaku » 5/20/11 9:30am 5/20/11 9:30am]

Plants Vs. Zombies Coming to Android for Free (for a Day)

Buried in a businessy press release from PopCap are two gems: That Plant Vs. Zombies and Chuzzle are coming to Android via the Amazon market-and that they'll be free apps of the day. PvZ for free is quite good. Chuzzle… [ Kotaku » 5/16/11 11:00am 5/16/11 11:00am]

Top 10 Awesome Android Features that the iPhone Doesn't Have

We love both Android and iOS, but the open nature of Android just means it can do things others just can't. Here are our favorite Android apps and features that you won't find on its Apple-clad brethren.… [ Lifehacker » 5/14/11 11:00am 5/14/11 11:00am]

Thank You For Removing Story From the Role-Playing Game, Dungeon Raid

Have you ever played a Final Fantasy or a Dragon Age? Actually, have you ever had to slog through a bad role-playing game, one in which the characters just go on and on about their problems and the evil that's… [ Kotaku » 5/13/11 9:30am 5/13/11 9:30am]