The Better Angels of Our Nature: The Gamers of the Year

Kotaku, in its look back on 2012, will ultimately laud the best games of the year, the qualities that made them great, and those who made them great. But we also want to step back and recognize those who make video gaming, as a whole, great. The people dedicated to the ideals of this culture and whose actions reflect… » 12/06/12 9:00pm 12/06/12 9:00pm

A Kotaku Reader has Big Plans, and Sees a Big Future, for the 'Sixth…

If you ever complained about homework increasing as the days got longer and the weather warmer, well, the tables have been turned. Ben Bertoli is up late doing a lot of it himself as the school year ends. » 5/05/12 4:00pm 5/05/12 4:00pm

Grade-School 'MMO' Launches Site, Plans Kickstarter Drive

ClassRealm, the role-playing game/teaching system developed by educator and longtime Kotaku reader Ben Bertoli, has launched a web site to help share the game with other schools and teachers interested in it. Bertoli says a Kickstarter project is planned soon. » 3/18/12 4:30pm 3/18/12 4:30pm

Samurai Yetis and Ninja Werewolves: How One Teacher Turned Sixth Grade…

Editor's Note: Ben Bertoli is a longtime Kotaku reader and commenter, a lifetime, dedicated video gamer, and a sixth-grade teacher in Indiana. He reached out to Kotaku this past week to share the story of how he turned his class into a role-playing game. The enthusiasm and motivation of the children in Bertoli's class… » 3/04/12 1:00pm 3/04/12 1:00pm