Welcome To Mobile Gaming, Angry Dungeon Keeper Fans

After spending the better part of two years covering the mobile gaming beat for Kotaku, I found myself puzzled over the anger surrounding the free-to-play features and rating policies of EA Mobile's new Dungeon Keeper game. Then it hit me — you guys must be new. » 2/07/14 5:00pm 2/07/14 5:00pm

Why You Could Have To Pay More For Online Gaming Soon

Live in the United States? Enjoy being able to stream and browse the Internet to your cold little heart's content? Don't want your Internet costs to go up? It's time to start thinking about what could be one of this generation's biggest issues for gamers: net neutrality. » 1/16/14 4:30pm 1/16/14 4:30pm

YouTube's Copyright Crackdown: Everything You Need To Know

We're in the second week of a YouTube copyright enforcement crackdown whose most visible effects have been on the video gaming community. Each day turns up a new example of a video getting thrown in YouTube jail on a ridiculous technicality. The situation seems to defy common sense, but we'll try to explain it in… » 12/18/13 5:00pm 12/18/13 5:00pm

​How To Play League of Legends, The Biggest Game In The World

When people talk League of Legends, they throw around a lot of numbers. 32 million monthly players. 5 million people playing concurrently. Viewers topping 8 million during the Season 3 World Championships. It all adds up to one thing: League of Legends is the most-played video game in the world right now, and not… » 10/31/13 4:27pm 10/31/13 4:27pm

Why Soldiers Wear Call of Duty-style Masks

Now that Call of Duty: Ghosts is an official thing—and since the only detail we're being given is something to do with masks, I think—it's an interesting time to look back on what the famous and one-time-infamous Call of Duty skull mask even is. » 5/01/13 2:00pm 5/01/13 2:00pm

Misunderstood Bro Culture And Their Obnoxious First Person Shooter…

You press play. A homemade logo or two pop up—maybe a clan, or a made-up studio. You notice the name of the player—tons of X's, maybe a 420 reference, and the rest seems incomprehensible. That's when the top 40 song begins. Then, it happens: a man dies. Cause of death? Headshot, intentionally timed to connect when the … » 1/02/13 4:00pm 1/02/13 4:00pm

What Are Splatterhouse, Kindergarten Killer and the Other Games the…

Names such as Mortal Kombat and Grand Theft Auto are longtime punching bags in an often-clueless discussion of violent video games in the mainstream. So it was no surprise to hear Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, invoke them in a rambling attempt to deflect blame from the… » 12/21/12 2:00pm 12/21/12 2:00pm

The Herd Outsider's Guide to the Brony Phenomenon

Why can't you escape the colorful cartoon ponies? Over the past two years the rising tide of adult male fans of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic cartoon have invaded the internet, seeding internet forums, Facebook, YouTube and pop culture conventions with proof of their passion for animated equines. Don't… » 11/30/12 5:30pm 11/30/12 5:30pm