We Are Chicago was hardly the best game I played at PAX, one of gaming’s biggest gaming conventions, last month. It was rough and unfinished. My wife, at another demo station, barely got through it. In trying to depict life on the Windy City’s troubled South Side, it’s not trying to be fun, but it has to be interesting
Do you play League of Legends on the North America servers? Have you played since they moved to Chicago? If the game is running well—or better than it was before—let us know. If you’re having any connection issues, let us know that, too! We want to get a sense of how League is running post-move. Thanks!
Late last week, Riot revealed plans to relocate the North American servers for its popular online multiplayer game League of Legends from Portland to Chicago. The plan is to centralize the location of the servers, and thereby reduce lag for the greatest number of players possible. What could be the problem, you ask?
Cops in Chicago say a 13-year-old boy killed his 16-year-old cousin on Sunday morning, following a day in which the two had argued "about an Xbox" according to a police report.
I don't know where to begin with this, but it's hilarious. The state's attorney for a southern Chicago suburb on Thursday gathered middle school parents to urge an "economic boycott" of Grand Theft Auto, which has already made, like, a billion dollars. It sounds like a scared-straight lecture straight out of 1958.
Crime is a constant feature of video games writing. Somewhere, someone is doing something illicit with them—sometimes comically stupid, sometimes 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 crime.
Capcom is rolling into Chicago on September 22 to let fans play the Tokyo Game Show build of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and potentially score "something very special." Want to know where it's at?
A kid in suburban Chicago boosted a credit card and bought some games and virtual currency online. When the cops showed up to ask some questions, they found his folks, uh, "Victory Garden."
This weekend the GAME ON! This Spring We're All Fun and Games event kicked off at Chicago's Navy Pier.
Good news, Windy City nerds. You're getting your own Comic Con! While it may not share the name of its New York Comic Con sibling, it will give conventioneering Chicagoans cosplay options in 2010.
Pop-rock-jazz outfit Chicago doesn't want anyone, especially Activision, to encroach on the soon-to-be-burgeoning trumpet, sax, and trombone video game scene. Therefore, Chicago has protected "Horn Hero" to prevent anyone else from making said video game.