League Of Legends Restricting Toxic Players From Ranked Games

League of Legends has been waging a war on player toxicity—that is, widespread misbehavior, not dangerously high levels of secreted poison—for years, and Riot's latest attempt to rein in meanness has players talking. In short, poor sports can now be restricted not only from chat, but also from ranked play entirely. » 9/23/14 7:00pm 22 minutes ago

A Dispatch From The Dysentery Races Along The Live-Action Oregon Trail

Oregon Trail Live, the real-world competition based on the Oregon Trail PC game, kicked off with the startling crack of a bullwhip in Salem, Oregon this past Saturday, sending "wagon trains" "westward" from "Independence, Mo." (a.k.a. the check-in area) to complete ten OT-derived challenges en route to Oregon's… » 9/23/14 6:00pm Today 6:00pm

People Are Already Abusing Steam Curations

Steam curations—which let people maintain custom pages of recommended PC games—are a great idea, but that doesn't mean they're water-tight just yet. People have figured out how to do downright mean/exploitative (and sometimes hilarious) things with them. Valve should probably unchain its moderation hounds. » 9/23/14 5:11pm Today 5:11pm

Bummed Tester Explains Why He Couldn’t Love Valve’s Steam Machine

Only 300 people have gotten to test out the Steam Machine that Valve itself is making. After six months with one of the hotly anticipated high-powered gaming PCs, one such man made a video talking about his experience with it. Watch it. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll ask "why, why, why? » 9/23/14 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

​8 Things That Prove Star Wars Actually Takes Place In Our Galaxy

It starts "A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…" but is it? Do we really know for sure the events of the Star Wars movies didn't or won't happen in the Milky Way? Because here are eight connections that only seem possible if Star Wars is part of our history… or our future. » 9/23/14 2:10pm Today 2:10pm

Learn To Build iPhone Apps – 91% Off The Complete iOS 8+Swift Dev Course

The iPhone 6 is finally here. iOS 8 has been released. So, we're giving Kotaku readers an opportunity to get familiar with Apple's mobile OS and their new programming language (Swift). Want to learn how to build apps for iPhone and iPad? Grab 91% off the Complete iOS 8 & Swift Development Course. » 9/19/14 3:03pm Friday 3:03pm