This is a pretty incredible find: a map of Middle Earth featuring annotations from its creator, J.R.R. Tolkien was recently discovered in a copy of a book owned by illustrator Pauline Baynes, which sheds some light on some of the inspiration behind it.
Englishman Adam Jones, 24, doesn’t have a driver’s license. He’s never even sat a license exam. So when he was arrested last week by police for driving at over 100mph through the town of Grantham, his excuse was that he had “learned to drive on his Playstation.”
New documents obtained under a Freedom of Information Act request show that Scotland Yard kept a secret dossier on various science fiction shows and movies out of a fear that they would cause rioting and cyber attacks. On the list of worrying imports were Star Trek, The X-Files, Roswell, Dark Skies, and Lawnmower Man.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
Thirty hour games? Forty, fifty, seventy hour games? No bother, some of the UK's biggest gamers have all the time in the world.
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.
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.