Magical Thinking: Bitcoin Gathers at Disney

ORLANDO—(BTC @ $355.27) The hotel is a tomb of hopeful thinking. Built in the 1980s, the single tower of the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Hotel at Disney World juts up from the Orlando ground as if tectonic forces pushed skyward a sheet of pure, brown stucco. A soundtrack of Mickey Mouse anthems plays around the clock.… » 12/01/14 2:28pm 12/01/14 2:28pm

Mentally Challenged Man Beaten For His GTA V (Happy Ending Follows)

Rohan Dawkins (above, left), from Delray Beach, Florida, is a student at a local ACCESS program for adults with intellectual disabilities. Having saved up money from his weekend job at a Home Depot he, like millions of other people around the world, was able to buy a copy of Grand Theft Auto V last week. Unlike… » 9/22/13 9:00pm 9/22/13 9:00pm

Ten Stolen Controllers, Xbox 420, and One Yellow Bicycle

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. » 7/08/13 4:30pm 7/08/13 4:30pm

Police Blotter: His Face Fought the Law and the Law Won

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… » 5/19/13 2:00pm 5/19/13 2:00pm

Pro Wrestling Talent Search Series Relocates to Games Design School

Here is an oddball news item, but it's legit. WWE NXT, a kind of talent-search/reality show featuring wrestlers looking to become the circuit's next new star, will now be taped at Full Sail University of Winter Park, Fla. Full Sail is recognizable to many video gamers as one of the main universities teaching game… » 5/12/12 2:00pm 5/12/12 2:00pm