I Finished These 31 Video Games in 2013

For the eighth consecutive year, I've counted the number of games I finished in the last 12 months. The number has gone up, even as I played fewer games. » 1/10/14 10:40am 1/10/14 10:40am

(Games I started listed below. Finished games are Games not from 2013 are noted as such) (22 games played; 4 finished) (1 games played; 0 finished)

Curt Schilling Says Amalur Could Still Be a 'Billion Dollar Franchise'

The collapse of 38 Studios—the game development company founded by all-star pitcher Curt Schilling—became one of the most colossal video game development flameouts ever. But, in a tweet this morning, the former Red Sox player says that the fantasy creation would still be innovative if someone ponied up the cash to put… » 11/26/13 11:30am 11/26/13 11:30am

The World Deserves A Great Calvin & Hobbes Documentary. Maybe This One.

If you've got a heart beating somewhere in that bruised, battered chest of yours, you probably love Calvin & Hobbes. A couple of weeks ago while perusing a bookstore, I walked past the new complete collection of Bill Watterson's famous comics. I saw Calvin on the cover, balancing on a fallen tree alongside his faithful … » 3/04/13 10:30pm 3/04/13 10:30pm

Oh God, It's A Bad Lip-Reading Of The Entire NFL

At this point, I feel like I don't have to introduce "Bad Lip-Reading," the mega genius works of music and misinterpretation whose ranks include Twilight 's gummi bear and Michael Bublé's "Russian Unicorn," that second one better known as my Actual Favorite Thing On The Entire Internet. » 1/16/13 10:30pm 1/16/13 10:30pm

Here’s Your First Look at Cyberpunk 2077, The Next Game from the…

Details have been scarce on Cyberpunk 2077 since the adaptation of the cult pen-and-paper RPG was announced last May. Now, CD Projekt—best known for their hit fantasy action Witcher franchise—is revealing a first look at the futuristic dystopia of their next game. » 1/10/13 3:52pm 1/10/13 3:52pm

When Only 42 People Are Playing Madden on the Wii U, It's Not a Sports…

Around halftime of a game on an NFL Sunday is a good time to take the temperature of the Madden NFL crowd. It's like the water department analysis that shows everyone flushing the john when the Super Bowl goes to the break. In this case, online gamers, many of whom have their consoles running and connected to the… » 12/16/12 5:30pm 12/16/12 5:30pm

Please Quit Photoshopping Horns Onto Bobby Kotick. It's Bad for His…

Today's New York Times profiles Bobby Kotick, the boss of Activision Blizzard and longtime bête noir of many a longtime gamer, many of whom have created unflattering portrayals of him quickly found by Google Image search. Well, he wants you to know this doesn't help his game. See, he's divorced and on the prowl. » 12/16/12 11:00am 12/16/12 11:00am

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: VGA Presto Magix: The Winners

A grab bag full of silly exploitables from the 2012 Video Game Awards, from Snoop Lion to Cliff Bleszinski to our own Stephen Totilo and, of course, Samuel L. Jackson, supplied the grist for this week's edition of the Kotaku 'Shop Contest. We've got the exclusive world premiere of a dozen finalists inside, including… » 12/15/12 7:00pm 12/15/12 7:00pm

The Moneysaver: The Savings at the End of the Universe

There may be 10 shopping days left until Christmas, but there are only SEVEN left for the rest of all eternity! So get out there and save, save, save with a variety of combos, and discount specials before the Mayan apocalypse wipes us out. Actually, that raises a good question: If there was no tomorrow, would you spend … » 12/15/12 11:00am 12/15/12 11:00am

Drudge Report: Connecticut Killer "Obviously Not Well," "Suffered From…

Now that we've got the right name of the killer in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre yesterday, the media profiles are starting to emerge. To the Drudge Report, playing video games is a remarkable enough thing that it bears mentioning in a headline. An italicized headline. Oh, it's factual enough, but that… » 12/15/12 10:30am 12/15/12 10:30am