What to Do When You're Stuck at Life's Loading Screens

Sometimes life is like a video game, and you reach a point where it seems like there's nothing to do but wait. Maybe you're in between jobs or are being held back by something beyond your control, but you can always take this time to level up, help others, and find a way forward. » 12/18/14 5:20pm 12/18/14 5:20pm

Ask Dr. Nerdlove: Why Do I Keep Getting Friend-Zoned?

​Ask Dr. Nerdlove: The Neediness Problem

Hello Internet! Welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove, the only dating advice column that knows it's dangerous to go alone. While we help you find your co-op partner in the MMO that is life, it's time to look at a couple of common questions about dating etiquette in the 21st Century. » 9/18/14 3:01pm 9/18/14 3:01pm

​Solid Dating Advice For The Modern Geek

Love ain't easy. We all want to meet that special someone, the person who sweeps us off our feet and agrees with us about Majora's Mask. But how best to find him or her? And once we do, how do we make it work? Our resident dating columnist, Harris "Dr. Nerdlove" O'Malley, is here to help. » 7/16/14 4:00pm 7/16/14 4:00pm

​Ask Dr. Nerdlove: Should I Give Him A Second Chance?

​Ask Dr. Nerdlove: Do Women Have It Easier In Dating?

Hello, Internet! Welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove, the only dating advice column that can calculate the exact Twinkie value of the psychokinetic energy of romantically frustrated geeks. » 6/26/14 3:00pm 6/26/14 3:00pm

​Ask Dr. Nerdlove: Am I Going To Be Forever Alone?

What's up, Internet? Welcome to the latest installment of Ask Dr. NerdLove, the dating advice column that understands why Sir Isaac Newton is the deadliest son of a bitch in space. » 4/24/14 3:08pm 4/24/14 3:08pm

​Ask Dr. Nerdlove: How Do I Ask Out The GameStop Girl?

What's up, Kotaku? Welcome to the latest installment of Ask Dr. NerdLove, the only dating advice column that understands what to do when your prince or princess isn't just in another castle, they're also not returning your calls. » 3/13/14 2:00pm 3/13/14 2:00pm

How To Get Out of a Gaming Funk

Can't find anything to play? Nothing really clicking for you right now? It's okay. This sort of thing happens. We're here to help you out of your gaming slump. » 3/10/14 6:00pm 3/10/14 6:00pm

​Ask Dr. Nerdlove: When A 'Nice Guy' Won't Leave You Alone

​Ask Dr. Nerdlove: My Date Doesn't Approve Of My Geeky Hobbies

What's going on, everyone? Welcome to the latest installment of Ask Dr. NerdLove, dedicated to solving your dating problems and making nerds just a little sexier every day. I've got a trio of questions for you this time, centered around some of the most common issues geeks face out in the dating pool. » 1/29/14 3:00pm 1/29/14 3:00pm

Six Real Life Lessons I Learned from World of Warcraft

Massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs, mercifully) get a bad rap for being life-sucking parallel universes. However, games like World of Warcraft are a microcosm of many real-life experiences. No, really. » 1/21/14 11:50am 1/21/14 11:50am

Ask Dr. Nerdlove: How To Do Online Dating Right

What's going on, Kotaku? Hello and welcome to the first installment of Ask Dr. NerdLove, an advice column specifically for your geeky relationship issues. To kick things off, this week we're going to talk a little about getting the results you want from online dating. » 1/15/14 3:00pm 1/15/14 3:00pm

Please Stop Comparing Real Life To Video Games

"It’s a bizarre, surreal case of a young man almost acting like a real-life action video game," said a judge in England earlier this week, regarding a 15-year-old boy involved in a bank robbery. Or maybe he was acting like a bank robber. There should really be rules for comparing real-life events to video games. » 9/26/13 12:30pm 9/26/13 12:30pm

Don't Buy New Video Game Hardware. Not Now.

With fantastic games on offer across just about every platform, with libraries that grow more accomplished with each passing day, you might think it's always a good time to buy new video game hardware, should you still be without one of the major systems. Mostly, you would be correct. But not this month. » 6/06/13 4:00am 6/06/13 4:00am

A Guide To Surviving The Arrival Of New Children (With Video Games)

There is nothing in life more important than the birth of new humans. It's how we keep the species going. But as crucial as it is to our continued domination of this planet's food chain (suck it, chimps), it can also be a tiring, stressful and emotional time. » 4/16/13 11:00pm 4/16/13 11:00pm

A Beginner's Guide To Making Your First Video Game

Game development has exploded over the last few years, and now it seems like everyone is making a video game. You've got big studios full of hundreds of people. You've got small teams making incredible games. There are more people in independent game development than ever. This is an amazing thing, because everyone… » 1/28/13 2:00pm 1/28/13 2:00pm

What Dr. Horrible Can Teach Nerds (And Everyone Else) About Love

Does anyone represent the trials and tribulations of the modern day nerd quite as much as Dr. Horrible? He wants what we all want: to build a fairer, more just and equitable society. To be recognized and valued for his gifts and contributions to the world at large. To get through the day without being tormented by the… » 10/15/12 7:00pm 10/15/12 7:00pm