Everyone's favorite video game worm—and his buddy Snott—might look realistic in concept artist Soren Zaragoza's pieces, but the madness in his eyes remained the same.
Streaming video games live via the internet is a relatively new thing, but video games have been around for hundreds (slight exaggeration) of years. Hyperkin's Android-powered RetroN 5 console plays games from ten older consoles. How? Watch.
Thirteen years after release, Baldur's Gate II is still one of the best role-playing games of all time. No joke. If you consider yourself an RPG fan, this is a game you have to play.
There's no doubt that ninja are among the coolest video game characters. They do everything with style; running, jumping, fighting, even breathing. These games—mostly platformers—were able to capture this no matter how limited the hardware capacity was; ninja always look awesome.
SkiFree is a simple little skiiing game that was first released in 1991 as part of the Microsoft Windows Entertainment Pack. I got a copy free with a ten-pack of Verbatim 3.5" floppy disks. It was all good fun until the abominable snowmen started showing up.
Dickens, Bronte, Orwell, Stevenson; they're all rolling over in their graves right now.
Commenter EcksJay22 wonders if video games will hold up as well as the classic films of yesteryear in today's Speak-Up on Kotaku.
It's not exactly the Rock Band 3 tracklist reveal, but Mafia II's period-piece bonafides aren't limited to the set direction and costumes.
Sega takes a trip down Aliens Vs. Predator memory lane, unearthing this little gem from Capcom that probably should have stayed earthed. It's time to hunt!
The one shining achievement in the life of Seinfeld's George Costanza is no more, as a Connecticut man shatters the fictional Frogger record previously thought unattainable by real people.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the U.S. release of the Sega Genesis, the game console that briefly put Sega on the video game hardware map.
The latest "Iwata Asks" bull session regards Punch-Out!!! - the NES original, not the Wii sequel - and it's quite revealing. Especially when designer Makoto Wada (pictured) pipes up.
Now, they didn't say it wasn't TIE Fighter, either. But it's a pretty safe bet this Tweet from LucasArts cools off talk that a reboot of the venerable space combat sim will be announced soon.
CD Projekt's DRM-free classic PC game service GOG.com ditches class in favor of crass with the addition of Running With Scissors infamous Postal series.
The kids at Something Awful saw this post on classic game covers, and took matters into their own hands. We will now bring the matter full circle, by presenting the best of their work.
Yesterday, we mentioned the fact that game designers often walk a fine line when figuring out how best to dangle a nice, looty carrot in front of their audience; somewhat on the same subject (loot!), Roger Travis goes back to the Iliad and even further to illustrate some ancient roots of the same thing we see in…
I've mentioned Michael Abbot's efforts at putting together a great syllabus for his 'history of RPGs' class, which has thus far produced a flurry of discussion and a reading list; he's now put together a list of games and the number of people who have recommended them (I'm dying to know which ones will make the final…