9 Real People Who May Have Inspired Fairy Tales

Fairy tales and folklore come from a variety of sources, changing as they are told and retold. And some of these tales have been inspired by real historical figures, whose lives either formed the genesis of the story or altered it along the way. So what is fact and what is fiction? » 10/08/14 2:18pm 10/08/14 2:18pm

The Most Atmospheric and Relaxing Aquatic Locations In Video Games

Water levels can be pain in the ass, especially when unnecessarily complex gameplay mechanics meet blurry, monotonous graphics. But that's not always the case. Truth is, there are water levels (or places where water plays a key role) that look really refreshing, relaxing, and that might even possess a special, eerie… » 3/04/13 5:00pm 3/04/13 5:00pm

Did Giant Enemy Crabs Cause Massive Damage to this Game Studio's Office?

Famed game developer Yoshiki Okamoto went from riches to rags. His studio's website went off the internet. That's not all—the Game Republic offices are completely vacant, with a "For Rent" sign in the window. » 6/15/11 5:00am 6/15/11 5:00am

Journalists In Video Games — An Anniversary Celebration

One year ago today I started officially blogging for Kotaku. What better way to celebrate this anniversary than by ticking off a list of journalists that appear in video games? » 8/13/09 9:40pm 8/13/09 9:40pm

Folklore Dev Was Working On Tom And Jerry For Brash [Update]

Game Republic, (in)famous for its work on Genji and Folklore, as well as its founder Yoshiki Okamoto, was working on a Tom and Jerry game tie-in with an upcoming movie, according to a new interview. » 12/26/08 9:00pm 12/26/08 9:00pm