YouTuber Joe “Angry Joe” Vargas is famous for his funny game reviews, but over the years, the growth of his channel has put a strain on his ability to produce them. After announcing he was taking a break from game reviews for two months, fans have lashed out at the creator, who has since disabled comments on his…
The Sims 4 has a hard time pleasing its fandom. Whether it’s launching without pools or waiting nearly two years for toddlers, Sims fans often feel like the team isn’t listening to them. Now, The Sims team has left a Stuff Pack up for a community vote. Guess what? Sims fans are still pissed about the results.
Overwatch has a massive, near unavoidable fandom. After a year, which ‘ship reigns supreme?
“Have you met Jacob?” It’s the first question they ask me, inside a small meeting room, deep in the heart of Facebook’s Menlo Park campus, where keyboard fans from across the Bay Area have braved the rain to show off their boutique builds. Many of them have spent thousands of dollars on their board collections, with…
While it’s possible to play Overwatch and not pay attention to its lore, there’s a part of that game’s fandom that loves it for its lore. These fans theorize about character backgrounds, make fan art, and often obsess over the possible romantic pairing in the game, known as “shipping.” They imagine former friends…
Some of the people who make Pokémon fan games are scared, if not a bit angry. They’ve been crafting amazing Pokémon games that rival the official releases for a decade, dodging lawsuits and relying on increasingly dated tools. It’s never been easy, but it’s also never been as stressful as it is today.
Recently released Overwatch comic Uprising showed off more of the heroes’ pasts. A juicy lore revelation and slick character design for Genji has captured fan’s imaginations, inspiring theories and lots of amazing art.
No one could have predicted how horny people would get for the shark man crown prince from Zelda: Breath Of The Wild.
Before you start to worry, the subject of the Being Batman short film clearly states he knows the difference between reality and fiction. Still, this ultra-dedicated Batfan says he’s “out there every night” catching criminals.
Once a fandom gets big enough, it starts to develop a reputation. In the case of Five Nights at Freddy’s, the reputation isn’t necessarily a good one—and the creator of the series knows it.
Since release, Overwatch has spawned reams of fan-created content, which is unusual for a game that has no single-player story mode. A sizable portion of this content centers specifically around the women characters, who are, in the fandom’s eyes, all totally dating and kissing each other.
Most Overwatch characters are not related to each other, but as far as the community is concerned? The roster might as well be a big ‘ol family. Soldier 76, with his grumpy gruffness and ample experience in the field, is of course the dad.
Move over, Professor Sycamore. There’s a new daddy in town. (NSFW warning!)
Tuesday night I went to interview dedicated fans of Grand Theft Auto about the series they love enough to stay up all night for. Like most fans they were jovial, amiable and more complicated than I would ever assume. In the video above, they told me why they love the series so.
In today's highly collectible installment of Speak-Up on Kotaku, commenter Korio8 wonders what the requirements are to be considered a "huge fan" of a video game or game series. What games do you consider yourself an above average fan of, and why?
Well, it's obvious than fandoms aren't all fun and games, but Peter Parrish warns that fanaticism could be downright dangerous for the industry at large — just imagine a world where unchecked fandom desires dictate how future games are going to play out. Using the example of the apparently large and vociferous Sonic…
Oh, sure, go ahead and laugh if you must. But after digesting that YouTube user and Halo uberfan "fartbuttface" (<— lol) is idling away his time crafting Spartan armor, weapons and accessories, instead of making your little petty jabs and pokes, think of this: this kid is probably going to invent a cardboard car that…