Norway Mass Murderer Demands Better Video Games in Prison

Anders Behring Brevik killed 77 people in Norway in 2011. Since he said that he used Call of Duty to practice his aiming and World of Warcraft to hide his plans, video games have been became part of the story of his horrific crime. Now, 18 months into a 21-year prison sentence, he's demanding that his PS2 be upgraded… » 2/14/14 12:00pm 2/14/14 12:00pm

Rumors of Alleged Foxconn PS4 Sabotage Are Sketchy, At Best

Last month, Kotaku reported that student interns were allegedly forced to manufacture the PlayStation 4. With the PS4 now out, rumors have popped up that some of those alleged student interns sabotaged Sony's gaming console. Those rumors are spreading online, but, juicy as they are, they're very thin. » 11/18/13 4:00am 11/18/13 4:00am

The Sun Sets—For Good—on the Blockbuster Night

The last 300 stores owned by rental chain Blockbuster in the U.S. will be closed by January. If the news was as a surprise, it's only that so many were left. It leaves you with a weird nostalgia—hard to get worked up about a once-monolithic corporation, but still dewy-eyed recalling a trip to bring home GoldenEye. » 11/06/13 4:00pm 11/06/13 4:00pm

Remembering a Miracle in the Early Days of Sports Video Games

The score was 4 to 3, two outs in the ninth, when I woke up on the couch. No one was on base. "I don't need to see this," I said. "Nah, stick around," Dad said. I had two games that day, the World Series on TV, and Hardball! on my Commodore 64. If the Los Angeles Dodgers didn't win one, I'd make them win the other. » 10/15/13 8:00pm 10/15/13 8:00pm

A PS2, Xbox 360 and a Significant Weapons Stash Found in the Home of…

“Video gamer.” It was the earliest and most persistent label media outlets placed on Newtown shooter Adam Lanza, after he ruthlessly murdered 20 kids and six adults last December. But that assertion seemed to be based mostly on interviews with people who knew his family, and not hard evidence. After months of… » 3/28/13 1:30pm 3/28/13 1:30pm

Report: Police Consider Sandy Hook Shooter a 'Deranged Gamer' Who Tried…

Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza maintained a spreadsheet filled with information from mass killings from the past and further alleges that it's a major sign of how video games influenced the mindset and planning of Lanza's terrible act of lethal violence, according to a front page story in today's New York Daily News. » 3/18/13 10:30am 3/18/13 10:30am

'Nintendo's Doomed, They Should Go Third-Party!'—Said Everyone, Ever.

Yesterday, former Epic Games designer and Dead Space aficionado Cliff Bleszinski was quoted by GamesIndustry International about what he perceived as the worst turmoil the industry's experienced since the eighties. The situation was so bad, he suggested, that even Nintendo might throw in the towel and go… » 2/26/13 1:30pm 2/26/13 1:30pm

Let's Look At What Sony's Past Console Reveals Could Say About…

As you might have heard, Sony's (most likely) officially announcing the next PlayStation tomorrow. This isn't the first console reveal Sony has done, though. Let's think back to those times. What information was Sony willing to part with during their very first reveals for their other big consoles? It might give us… » 2/19/13 1:00pm 2/19/13 1:00pm