You don’t need to know much about the game to be completely hypnotised by this motion chart tracking the world’s top chess players.
Look at that glorious mess up there. “That’s not chess,” you say. Damn right, it’s chess on drugs. Get this game another hit of the good stuff, because it’s clearly working.
Gaioz Nigalidze, 25, is Georgia’s current chess champion. He’s also now facing a ban of up to 15 years from the game after being caught cheating during a tournament by looking at an iPod.
Bennett Foddy's Speed Chess is not actually chess. It looks like chess and the pieces make chess moves, but it is the exact opposite of chess. And now you can play it, totally for free with up to 15 other people!
Chess is getting a sequel. Yes, that Chess.
You know how it goes: something new comes along, and catches everyone's attention. Immediately, people think the new thing will corrupt society and make everything worse: this has been true for everything from books to video games. And yes, it also holds true for chess.
The stunned face of Bill Gates, as he realises he has no chance to win against the Norwegian chess grandmaster, Magnus Carlsen, is priceless in the above video. The two met on a TV show last night, and you don't have to wait a lot for the checkmate.
Watching a true chess Grandmaster at work is a thing of beauty — masters like Bobby Fisher, Garry Kasparov, Deep Blue. And now, Simba the Cat enters their hallowed ranks.
Russian chess grandmaster and former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov is in Seoul to participate in a local sports fair. And since South Korea is the capital of eSports, it was inevitable for him to weigh in on League of Legends and StarCraft, which are essentially the number one rivals of chess.
Next time you complain about Half-Life 3 taking forever, consider this: the modern game of chess is believed to have originated in 1575, and only now is Chess 2: The Sequel coming out. And it's an Ouya exclusive.
It seems like the ideal game of chess is supposed to take hours, right? I seem to remember hearing stories of matches between grandmasters taking days. But indie game designer Bennett Foddy—best known the fun, impossible-to-play running simulator QWOP—doesn’t have time for all of that. His video game remix of the…
The rules of this super-Chess game aren't too clear, or at least their limitations are nowhere to be seen. But it's hilariously amazing, and I would play this BBC-invented version in a heartbeat.
The other day, an EA spokesperson invited me to go to Germany to go to some Porsche driving school in order to, in a roundabout way, play more of the next Need for Speed. (I declined.) Today, Capcom sent me a really heavy box. A $300 chess set was in it. Yes, it's cool. No, it wasn't necessary.
Though complicated and convoluted, Portal 2 takes one solid idea and runs with it until the very end. In today's Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Fernando Jorge wonders why more games can't follow in Portal 2's footsteps.
The engine which has emerged victorious from the past four World Computer Chess Championships, Rybka, has been banned for cheating. But, uh, how can a computer cheat unless it's programmed to?
Chessboxing is an activity that combines the physical demands of boxing with the mental discipline of chess. Competitors alternate between rounds of chess and rounds of boxing, kicking things off with a four-minute round of chess and alternating with fisticuffs until 11 rounds have passed, or one competitor jams a…
Some people watch clips of shooter video games, marveling at each amazing gunshot. Some watch replays of races. Let us enjoy a more refined batch of video game victories. Checkmates. In computer chess.