300-Foot Water Slide Looked Like The Perfect Sunday

Hey, remember how back in March artist Luke Jerram was raising money to build a 300-foot water slide down a busy street in Bristol, England? He actually got it done. » 5/05/14 11:00pm 5/05/14 11:00pm

Help A Man Build A 300-Foot Water Slide In The Middle Of A Road

Artist Luke Jerram wants to build a 300-foot-long slip-and-slide right down the middle of a street in Bristol, England. That is God's work you are doing, Luke. » 3/16/14 11:00pm 3/16/14 11:00pm

Police Blotter: Magic: The Burglaring

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. » 6/16/13 4:00pm 6/16/13 4:00pm

Police Blotter: His Face Fought the Law and the Law Won

Crime is a constant feature of video games writing. Somewhere, someone is doing something illicit with them—sometimes comically stupid, but also potentially 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… » 5/19/13 2:00pm 5/19/13 2:00pm

Star Wars, Dr. Who Fans Get Into The Lamest "Fight" Of All Time

A long-standing rivalry between two sci-fi fan groups in England boiled over earlier this week when Star Wars and Dr. Who fans had a "bitter exchange" outside a convention. » 5/15/13 11:30pm 5/15/13 11:30pm

Man Arrested, Accused Of Threatening To Shoot Up His School Via...MMO

18 year-old Thomas Frongillo from Oxford, England, has been arrested and charged with "threatening to commit a crime and threatening a bombing or hijacking" after being accused of leaving hostile messages in an online game run by Jagex, the publishers of Runescape. » 4/15/13 2:00am 4/15/13 2:00am

The Amazing Spider-Man Marketing Team Has it So Easy

I bet the folks that do public relations and marketing for innovative and thoughtful games like From Dust and Journey spend days and days brainstorming inventive ways to communicate complex ideas in ways that appeal to the consumer. Meanwhile The Amazing Spider-Man UK marketing team nipped off early after putting in… » 6/29/12 8:30am 6/29/12 8:30am

A Cardboard Marcus Fenix Must Pay for a Seat on the Bus

A student in Milton Keynes, England paid a full bus fare for Marcus Fenix. No, really. Carrying home a life-size cardboard display of the Gears of War protagonist, Liam Sheridan was told by the driver his monthly bus pass didn't cover his companion. » 12/01/11 7:20pm 12/01/11 7:20pm

Sitting on Your Ass Playing Halo for 12 Hours: The Silent Killer

Chris Staniforth was standing outside of a jobs center, awaiting an interview, when he dropped a pack of chewing gum. When he reached to pick it up, he began to spasm. In moments, he was dead. » 7/30/11 11:00am 7/30/11 11:00am

Is Let Them Eat Cake the Most Authentic Royalty Simulator of All Time?

Oh, perchance for but a moment to be an inbred simp amidst a pageant to celebrate the sublimation of fresh genetic material into our state-supported carnival sideshow. I would look out from Buckingham Palace and I would think Wot I think is that I'm quite a proper fellar and...ooh thar's cake I'm'a gonna throw it at… » 4/28/11 10:20am 4/28/11 10:20am

Cave Maps Turn Into Dungeon Crawls

The sandstone caves of Nottingham are a network of caverns and tunnels deep beneath the English city. There's currently a project underway to "map" these caves, and the results look more than a little familiar. » 1/07/11 5:00am 1/07/11 5:00am

Man Jailed For Life Over Murder Of Xbox-Interrupting Child

Gary Alcock was playing video games in his girlfriend's flat in Oldham, England in January when the woman's 15-month-old daughter interrupted him with her crying. His reaction was swift, brutal, and ultimately deadly. » 11/19/10 11:20am 11/19/10 11:20am

Leona Lewis Launches Kinect With Her Voice

The UK pop singer responsible for the English theme song to Final Fantasy XIII, Leona Lewis helped launch Kinect in England yesterday during an event at the Natural History Museum. » 11/10/10 4:20pm 11/10/10 4:20pm

Kotaku Off-Topic: To Our Allies in England

I've invoked plenty of martial themes for the World Cup, not least being France's characteristic surrender. Regardless of our defeat yesterday, I won't stop now. Today, England must go it alone versus Germany, amidst the V-1 chorus of the vuvuzela. » 6/27/10 10:00am 6/27/10 10:00am

Brutal Legend Fans Set Air Guitar World Record

Fans of Brutal Legend gathered in England over the weekend to rock out with EA, shattering the world record for the most people simultaneously performing air guitar. Such is the power of the gamer. » 6/15/09 1:00pm 6/15/09 1:00pm

Man Finds Ecstasy In Used Copy Of Grand Theft Auto

A man purchasing two used Grand Theft Auto titles from a store in Gloucestershire, England, over the weekend got more than he bargained for, to the tune of four tablets worth of the drug ecstasy. » 4/08/09 12:40pm 4/08/09 12:40pm

F.E.A.R. 2 Takes The Show To London

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is packing up their dramatic F.E.A.R. 2 marketing efforts and shipping them across the ocean for a Project Origin Live event, taking place in London on February 12th. » 1/30/09 2:00pm 1/30/09 2:00pm

ELSPA Celebrates First Anti-Piracy Raid Of 2009

The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association rings in the new year with news of their first anti-piracy raid of 2009, in which they seized computers and more than 1,000 illegally copied games. » 1/09/09 10:20am 1/09/09 10:20am

EA Brings Need For Speed To Life

The Need for Speed series has been slinging cars around tracks for nearly 15 years, and now EA is finally bringing the experience into the real world with Need for Speed Live. Announced today at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, Need for Speed Live is a celebration of car culture… » 11/05/08 10:20am 11/05/08 10:20am