The Most Hilarious Sports Game Glitches, Now In Motion

The constant progression of annual sport titles has another advantage besides the games getting more and more realistic every year. It creates moments where the players go nuts—suddenly, our ordinary game turns itself into Dragon Ball Z or Super Smash TV. We selected below a few of these from the last few years' FIFA, » 2/26/13 8:00pm 2/26/13 8:00pm

Record Smashed as Arsenal Beat Spurs 190-Nil

Guinness and video games have made quite a partnership over the years, to the point where many of their honours now sound more like adverts. (Yes, I'm deliberately writing in UK English here.) Here, however, is one that harkens back to Guinness' old-school marathon and milestone roots: Shattering the record for margin … » 2/02/13 2:00pm 2/02/13 2:00pm

EA Sports' Dream Appliance Has Arrived: The Internet-Enabled Fridge

Seven months ago at E3, I sat down with EA Sports' boss, Andrew Wilson, for an annual chat that always features a lot of big-picture spitballing because of where and when it takes place. I forget what question brought this up, but I'm now looking at my notebook from that day and I see the words "Internet-enabled fridge"… » 1/12/13 5:00pm 1/12/13 5:00pm

Did Sports Video Games Really Get Any Better in 2012?

Earlier this week, Metacritic bemoaned 2012 as a year of poorer review scores for video games than the one preceding it. Fewer titles surpassed the all-important 90—which practically guarantees job security to those who developed or greenlit the project—than in 2011. Interestingly, the three console platforms' average… » 1/06/13 4:30pm 1/06/13 4:30pm

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

Which Does Soccer Faces Better: Fifa 13 or PES 2013? Let's Find Out!

There are two big soccer games out: Fifa 13 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2013. Kotaku already provided advice on the differences so perhaps you could make your choice. But if that wasn't enough, why not judge the games on which one can render things like Wayne Rooney's head better? » 10/05/12 8:01am 10/05/12 8:01am

EA Sports Dodges Questions It Recycled FIFA on the Wii

A week ago, Chris Scullion of Nintendo Gamer » 10/04/12 10:00pm 10/04/12 10:00pm and ripped 's Wii version chin-to-groin, for being basically indistinct from other than roster and uniform updates. Everyone knows the Wii is a dead console walking, but that does not excuse a major publisher palming off last year's release like it's something new this…

The Week in Anger

Or outrage, or scorn. Video games are just one pushcart in the vast marketplace of ideas, where everyone shouts down the quality of the goods. Then again, sometimes the merchants deserve the berating. So let's recap the week's most noteworthy reactionary topics, scoring them for the outrage they summon and the… » 9/28/12 8:00pm 9/28/12 8:00pm

OK, OK, This is What You'd Call a 'Roster Update'

The Wii may have been the worst console for sports video games ever—not "worst major," not "worst of its generation," flat out the worst » 9/27/12 10:00pm 9/27/12 10:00pm console for sports video games. I know it had , and that version often outperformed the high-definition consoles in reviewer scores. But the prototypical Wii sports video games were…