Charity Creates Life-Sized Super Mario For Boy Battling Cancer

Video games offer their players a much-needed chance to escape the stresses of real life, however temporarily. One ten year-old boy in Saskatchewan, Canada needed this kind of relief more than most to help cope with the fact that he's living with a terminal form of brain cancer. So rather than just handing Patrick a… » 6/19/14 1:30pm 6/19/14 1:30pm

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

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