How Anita Sarkeesian Wants Video Games To Change

Minutes after I walked through a metal detector—and some time before she was flocked by well-wishers at the best-attended gaming lecture I've ever been to at New York University—I recently listened to the media critic Anita Sarkeesian describe eight things she'd like to see changed in video games. » 2/26/15 1:15pm 2/26/15 1:15pm

The Frickin’ Greatest Legend Of Zelda Debate Ever.

"You can't hate Legend of Zelda!" You make a compelling argument, SammyClassicSonicFan, but HaleyTheHedgehog isn't buying it. Maybe it's time to bust out the "pitch-perfect gameplay." » 7/16/13 2:30pm 7/16/13 2:30pm

Boneless Vs. Bone-In Chicken Wings: The Snacktaku Showdown

Late last week the Twitterverse exploded with what might be the most important snacking argument of the year — boneless or bone-in chicken wings? Lines were drawn. Sauces were chosen. Wet naps were made ready. Lots of people made themselves sick, all in the name of fighting for the cause they felt was the justiest… » 4/08/13 4:00pm 4/08/13 4:00pm

The GameStop Versus Best Buy Argument Ends With a Shocking Twist

When Kotaku editorial director Joel Johnson and east coast reporter Michael Fahey launch into an argument over which video game retailer offers the superior shopping experience, one withholds a terrible secret that renders the other's argument moot. » 7/26/11 1:20pm 7/26/11 1:20pm

Bizarro Kotaku vs. Bizarro Gizmodo: Should We Buy An iPad 2?

From time to time we like to publish a post from our ceiling-walking neighbors down under. Today Kotaku Australia debates Gizmodo Australia about the question of the century: Should gamers buy an iPad 2? » 3/23/11 1:30pm 3/23/11 1:30pm

Totilo Talks The Top Games Of 2010 On Fox's Strategy Room

Stephen Totilo has left the building, and is as we speak making a beeline for Fox News studios to talk the top games of 2010 in the Strategy Room. Who wants to watch? » 11/19/10 1:20pm 11/19/10 1:20pm

CellCraft Is One Intelligently Designed Cellular Biology Game

There's fun to be had and lessons to be learned about cellular biology in CellCraft, as long as you can weather the argument over whether or not it's a creationist take on the subject. » 7/16/10 6:00pm 7/16/10 6:00pm

A One-Hour Quest To Decide The Best Games Of 2010... So Far

We talked about the best games of the first half of 2010 on Kotaku Talk Radio today and took your nominations by phone. What did we pick and why? Download and listen. » 6/30/10 4:00pm 6/30/10 4:00pm

Roger Ebert Asks a Good Question

The Chicago Sun-Times film critic has finally revisited his old contention that games can never be art, to defend it "in principle," and to dispute about that which cannot be disputed. » 4/17/10 1:00pm 4/17/10 1:00pm

Real Estate Pros Value Digital Castles

Real Estate experts from Coldwell Banker and RE/MAX Allegiance weigh in on the pros and cons of the ten coolest video game castles in an inspired Maxim piece this month. » 3/04/09 4:00pm 3/04/09 4:00pm

Journalism Versus Criticism

L.B. Jeffries over at Banana Pepper Martinis has apparently had it up to here with the 'how to write reviews' debate, and it sounds like the upcoming roundtable was maybe kinda the last straw. » 12/13/08 4:30pm 12/13/08 4:30pm

Arguing 'Grand Theft Auto IV' With N'Gai

Once a month or so, N'Gai Croal and I debate a video game. Usually we do it well after a game's been released. We call our exchanges Vs. Mode, co-publish them on both of our blogs, and hope that people have enough bathroom time to read them. » 6/23/08 5:00pm 6/23/08 5:00pm

Why Aren't There More Console MMOs?

Back in April, Dan Rubenfield (Ultima Online, Star Wars Galaxies, etc.) ranted, raved, and put MMO developers 'on notice.' And, at the end, admonished developers to "quit making PC games. It's a waste of time and money." Unsurprisingly, people hit back, and now over at GameSetWatch, Joe Ludwig (producer of Pirates of… » 6/15/08 1:30pm 6/15/08 1:30pm

XBLA's Delisting Policy? Developers' Perspective

GamerBytes, the new blog in the Game Developer/Gamasutra/GameSetWatch line up, chatted with some developers to get their opinions on the XBLA delisting issue. The little three parter is a nice look at a couple of view points. Unsurprisingly, opinions are mixed — some are staunchly opposed, while some (like the… » 6/14/08 3:30pm 6/14/08 3:30pm