Wild Offer of Free Call of Duty, Assassin's Creed Floods Canada Stores

So, let's get this straight. In Canada this weekend, take any Xbox 360 or PS3 game—good, bad or ugly; GOTY or shovelware—trade it in, and get a free copy of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Call of Duty: Ghosts or Battlefield 4. Is that right? Is someone smoking crack up there? Not you, mayor ... » 11/09/13 2:07pm 11/09/13 2:07pm

First 'Internationally Recognized' Athlete Visa Awarded to Pro Gamer

A month ago, Riot Games said it had gotten the U.S. government to include eSports contestants under the visa policy that allows professional athletes from other countries to visit for purposes of competition. The first such visa has been awarded, to a Canadian League of Legends star. » 8/10/13 12:00pm 8/10/13 12:00pm

Hey, Look, It's Don Mattrick on a Canadian Game Show 30 Years Ago

Don Mattrick has, reportedly, 50 million reasons to smile this week, ditching Microsoft and all things Xbox for Zynga and the leadership of all things 'Ville. But you can see traces of that big money smile going back 30 years, when he appeared on a newsmakers-style quiz show on CBC. » 7/06/13 1:00pm 7/06/13 1:00pm

Police Blotter: His Face Fought the Law and the Law Won

Crime is a constant feature of video games writing. Somewhere, someone is doing something illicit with them—sometimes comically stupid, but also potentially tragic. Games and consoles are currency, objects of dispute, sometimes even weapons themselves. Kotaku's Police Blotter is here to round up the latest in games… » 5/19/13 2:00pm 5/19/13 2:00pm

This Amazing Video Game Art Will Make You Wish You Were in Canada

Maybe you live in Toronto. Maybe you’ll be at the Toronto Comics Arts Festival this weekend. But if you won’t be in the upper part of the North American continent over the next few days, you won’t be able to see some incredible video game art. But we can show some of it right here. » 5/10/13 2:30pm 5/10/13 2:30pm