The Video Gamers of the Year

Yesterday, Kotaku kicked off its look back on 2013 with our (and your) nominees for Game of the Year. Just as important as the games, though, are the very real people who play them. For the second year, we're also naming our Gamers of the Year, people who made contributions on behalf of video gaming's regular… » 12/18/13 7:01pm 12/18/13 7:01pm

A Note To Everyone Who Says YouTubers Should 'Get A Real Job'

Some people on the Internet haven't been too sympathetic to the YouTubers whose livelihoods have been affected by YouTube's recent Content ID sweeps. Boohoo, they say. Get a real job. » 12/13/13 11:00am 12/13/13 11:00am

The Bittersweet Story of Francis, YouTube's Biggest Video Game Nerd

It'd be easy to think that getting a PS4 four days before most of the world was the coolest thing to happen to the man who plays combustible video game nerd Francis on YouTube. Or maybe it was having Xbox exec Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb fly down to his house for a trash-talking lightsaber battle that ended with Francis… » 12/01/13 12:30pm 12/01/13 12:30pm

How To Build Your Own Nintendo 2DS

Here's Francis, proving that in addition to fury, he can also make videos of a more helpful nature. In this case, a handy instructable on how to build your own Nintendo 2DS. » 8/29/13 3:55am 8/29/13 3:55am

A Serious, Somber Francis Weighs In On Jailed League of Legends Player

Out of his infamous furious persona, Francis took to YouTube to talk about Justin Carter—the League of Legends player who is currently jailed after making distasteful, but not-serious comments on Facebook. » 7/04/13 3:30pm 7/04/13 3:30pm

Francis’ Oddly Appropriate Analogy Links Former Xbox Boss To Farts

Everybody's favorite combustible video game commentator usually doesn't comment on companies' personnel moves. But, clearly Don Mattrick's move to Zynga has inflamed Francis more than, say, the departure of former EA CEO John Riccitiello. The result? Lines like this: "It's like hiring the pilot from the Hindenburg to… » 7/03/13 10:40am 7/03/13 10:40am

Francis Is Freaking The Hell Out About Microsoft's Xbox One About-Face

You knew he was gonna have an opinion about Microsoft's flip-flop on Xbox One DRM. And lo, Francis, one of the most excitable video-game personalities on the Internet, has obliged. » 6/19/13 8:30pm 6/19/13 8:30pm

As Expected, Francis Is Not Happy at All About Today's Xbox One News

Think you're mad about tonight's flood of controversial news from Microsoft about the Xbox One? Your rage pales next to Francis' fury. » 6/07/13 12:30am 6/07/13 12:30am

Francis Weighs In On The Xbox One With Great, Horrifying Enthusiasm

We all knew we were going to find out what "Francis," the famously furious internet rage-king, thinks of Microsoft's Xbox One reveal. And lo, the big man has already weighed in. » 5/21/13 5:45pm 5/21/13 5:45pm

Usually, “Francis” Makes You Laugh. This Time, He Might Make You Cry.

You probably know Francis. The big guy’s best known as a highly combustible enthusiast who rants breathlessly on YouTube. Whatever the latest video game controversy or glory is—an always-on next-gen Xbox, the new SimCity or the latest WoW expansion—you can count on Francis to have an opinion. » 4/12/13 12:30pm 4/12/13 12:30pm

Now This Guy Is Totally Pissed about the Xbox Always-Online Controversy

Think you are upset about that Microsoft creative director's always-online remarks? No, you are not upset. Francis, however, is upset. Very upset. » 4/05/13 3:40am 4/05/13 3:40am

Hey, SimCity, Fix Your Servers so Francis Can Get His Free Disaster

SimCity launched overnight, if by "launched," one means "was as inaccessible as it was the day before." For some, anyway. Here to give voice to their rage is Francis, who's upset that billions of simoleons in vital public infrastructure is needlessly delayed by EA's inability to offer preloading. Sit back, take a… » 3/05/13 8:47am 3/05/13 8:47am

Watch Francis Pump Himself Up For World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

Channeling Mel Gibson's Braveheart in this new video, Francis gets totally psyched for the next World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria. Totally. Psyched. » 9/24/12 6:30pm 9/24/12 6:30pm

Francis is Back, and He is Pissed at the Wii U

Francis, the vox fulminati of gamers worldwide, has contemplated yesterday's formal unveiling of the Wii U's price, specifications and launch lineup and offers this cogent analysis of its shortcomings, plus the phonetic pronunciation of "TVii." » 9/14/12 8:30pm 9/14/12 8:30pm

Yesterday's Blizzard Hack Makes This Guy Almost Eat His Battle.Net…

I had to watch this about four times just to be completely sure that Internet video game rage comedian Francis did not, in fact, eat his Blizzard keychain authenticator during this rant about yesterday's breach of Battle.Net. Obviously, this video is loud and its language is NSFW. » 8/10/12 9:00pm 8/10/12 9:00pm

An Eloquent Rap That Explains Why Downloadable Content Sucks

We're no stranger » 3/30/12 12:00pm 3/30/12 12:00pm to Dan Bull's rapping skills. He's covered some of the most popular games with his clever lyrics, but he now turns to a popular issue amongst the gaming community. Downloadable content has been in the past. But no one has summed up the situation so elegantly as Dan Bull has in his most recent…

Magic Card Freakouts are the Best Kind of Freakouts

Internet comedian Francis, who by now has his nerd shtick almost perfected, leaves his webcam and bedroom behind and takes to the streets for a Magic Card tournament. » 3/12/12 2:30am 3/12/12 2:30am

WTPT: BioWare Fan Throws a Fit Over Mass Effect 3 DLC

A portion of the gaming community hasn't taken news of the day one DLC » 2/24/12 12:30pm 2/24/12 12:30pm, , for . Amongst them is Francis, who you may know from his , rants and other oddities. He is not pleased with having to pay more for a complete game.