Barack Obama Would Probably Beat Mitt Romney in Letterpress, Too

The thing I like about Letterpress is how it makes a field of letters turn into a vicious battleground, with two players vying to control more territory than the other via clever word-forming. Sounds a lot like something important that happened this week, no? » 11/08/12 3:30pm 11/08/12 3:30pm

For the Horde: She Plays World Of Warcraft AND She Won Her State Senate…

She plays as an Orc, characters who are arguably the bad guys of the World of Warcraft universe. But last night, Colleen Lachowicz—the Democratic candidate whose activity in World of Warcraft was the subject of a Republican smear campaign—won an election that leveled up her political career. » 11/07/12 12:20pm 11/07/12 12:20pm

Kotaku's Election Night Open Thread

Whether you're just back from the voting station or you've been playing Halo 4 all day, tonight you'll find out who will be president for the next four years. » 11/06/12 6:30pm 11/06/12 6:30pm

Four Years Ago.

If you're like me, you play a lot of video games and just might have a game or two baked into your memory of major historical events. I will always associate election night in 2008, for example, not just with Barack Obama's historic election as America's first black president but as the night I had to choose how to… » 11/06/12 6:15pm 11/06/12 6:15pm

Obama Crushes Romney in Ohio (Among Players of Maple Story)

President Barack Obama basically annihilated Mitt Romney in a new poll in the key swing state of Ohio. Too bad for Obama that the vote only involved players of the online game Maple Story. » 11/06/12 4:15pm 11/06/12 4:15pm

Fox News Says Halo 4 May Keep Gamers From Voting

Never one to back away from humorously uninformed hogwash, Fox News has run a new article suggesting that young voters might skip the polls to spend time playing the newly released Xbox 360 game Halo 4. » 11/06/12 2:30pm 11/06/12 2:30pm

Yep, You Can Now Play A Game Where Mitt Romney Catches Women In A Binder

I don't know what's funnier about this new flash game: The concept, the garbled English header, or the fact that there's an advertisement for Mitt Romney's campaign on the right. Let's just say all of the above. » 10/19/12 10:40am 10/19/12 10:40am

Obama Might Have Lost The First Debate, But The Xbox Did Even Worse

General consensus is that Mitt Romney won the presidential debate last night. President Barack Obama came in second. Jim Lehrer's moderating skills were a distant third. » 10/04/12 1:30pm 10/04/12 1:30pm

Maine Democrat is Supposedly Unfit For Office Because She Loves…

Colleen Lachowicz is running for state senate in Waterville, Maine. She also plays a lot of World of Warcraft. According to Maine Republicans, this means that she is unfit for office. » 10/04/12 12:40pm 10/04/12 12:40pm

A Whopping 40% Of Registered Voters On Xbox Live Can't Decide Who To…

Four out of every ten Xbox Live users who are registered to vote don't know whether they plan to pick Barack Obama or Mitt Romney in the next presidential election, a Microsoft survey says. » 8/23/12 2:00pm 8/23/12 2:00pm

Some Americans Think A "Super PAC" Is A Video Game. Most Don't Know…

Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, and even Super Pac-Man... all video games. But not Super PAC—despite its similar name, a Super PAC is in no way related to Pac-Man. It's a term for a controversial type of political action group that's able to accept an unlimited amount of campaign donations and in so doing get around some… » 8/10/12 4:00pm 8/10/12 4:00pm