This Is The Video CNN Will Play When The World Ends

Thirty-four years ago, at the launch of Ted Turner's Cable News Network, the founder made a grandiose and specific promise about his newly created round-the-clock operation. "Barring satellite problems, we won't be signing off until the world ends," Turner declared. And in anticipation, he prepared a final video… » 1/05/15 12:55pm 1/05/15 12:55pm

Super Mario's Creator Says Wii U Skepticism Mirrors the Nintendo DS…

Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Super Mario and the Legend of Zelda, gave an interview to CNN this weekend about the Wii U that basically amounts to "Please give us a chance." He thinks the skepticism shown to the Wii U is akin to the early doubts about the first Nintendo DS, and that public opinion will ultimately… » 4/07/13 5:30pm 4/07/13 5:30pm

Nintendo Criticized For Not Doing Enough To Keep 'Conflict Minerals'…

Many of the materials used to make electronic devices are helping fuel ongoing bloody wars in the Congo—and a new report accuses Nintendo of not doing enough to ensure that their game machines aren't part of that deadly conflict. » 8/16/12 2:00pm 8/16/12 2:00pm

CNN Thought Gamer Chopped Off His Arm, Missed 'Joke'

"Boy Severs Arms After Playing Video Game" read the headline of a story that ran on CNN's iReport site earlier this morning. It's the stuff of nightmares for video game advocates, another chance for those who demonize games' effects on human behavior to crucify the medium. » 1/17/12 10:00am 1/17/12 10:00am

Stop Playing Video Games! Get a Job! Get Married! Be a Man!

Look, I'd just as soon avoid getting too het up about this latest mainstream diss on video games. But CNN's William Bennett has forced my hand, penning a new article about the decline of the American male titled "Why men are in trouble." Leading the article is a stock image of a gray-flecked adult holding up a PS3… » 10/04/11 10:00pm 10/04/11 10:00pm

Are Drones So Easy to Fly That Even a Journalist Can Do It?

There's been much talk lately about the Predator Drone and how using it to take out enemies from a distance is like playing a video game. » 7/01/11 10:40am 7/01/11 10:40am

CNN Takes On The Child Gaming Addiction Study

Early this morning we reported on a new study that claims one in ten children are engaged in pathological gaming, prone to serious mental health issues. How does CNN handle the study? » 1/17/11 12:20pm 1/17/11 12:20pm

CNN's Picks for The 10 best video games of 2010

Scott Steinberg, Kotaku friend and video game consultant extraordinaire, writes up his personal selection of top ten video games for 2010 on CNN. Topping the list? Heavy Rain. » 12/30/10 11:00am 12/30/10 11:00am

Pinball Wizards Are Not Welcome In Beacon, New York

Fred Bobrow, owner of the Retro Arcade Museum in Beacon, New York, might not look like a criminal to you, but he has broken Beacon Law, and paid the price. » 8/09/10 5:20pm 8/09/10 5:20pm

A Short Guide To Japan Bashing

In the wake of the controversy surrounding CNN's reporting of Japanese video games, several on the Japanese internet pointed out the same thing: This is just another example of "Japan Bashing". » 4/06/10 6:00am 4/06/10 6:00am

Manga Creator Blasts CNN For Being "Offensive" And "Insulting"

CNN reporter Kyung Lah recently filed a story on out-of-print erotic game Rapelay. One Japanese manga creator has taken her to task in an open letter. » 4/05/10 9:45am 4/05/10 9:45am

Smart Lady Sets CNN Straight (Or Tries, To!)

What did CNN decide to do after covering out-of-print Japanese adult computer game Rapelay years after the title was originally released? Follow that up with more blown out of proportion with an expert's opinion. » 4/02/10 3:00am 4/02/10 3:00am

Why Is CNN Talking About Rapelay?

In spring 2009, the Western media caused a brouhaha over computer game Rapelay. The game was released in 2006, and CNN is only now covering the controversy. Why? » 3/31/10 1:30am 3/31/10 1:30am

EA Gets Involved in Ashton Kutcher/ CNN Twitter Race, Offers Huge Bounty

If Electronic Arts' Twitter feed can be believed, the publisher has stepped into the Tweeter race between actor Ashton Kutcher and CNN to be the first user to reach a million followers. » 4/15/09 6:00pm 4/15/09 6:00pm

CNN Gets Giddy Over Obama Simulator

We've mentioned Obama simulator Commander in Chief before, but it's nice to see that the Geo Political computer game is getting a little face time on CNN. » 1/29/09 12:00pm 1/29/09 12:00pm

The Gamer Voting Block?

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As in late August, Microsoft is teaming up with Rock the Vote to allow gamers to register to vote on Xbox LIVE. Gamers can register to vote, discuss politics in an special forum and participate in political polls. LIVE members will also be able to download Rock the Vote public service announcements. CNN…