It was surprising to hear the news last week that right-wing billionaire investor Peter Thiel has been secretly trying to destroy Gawker Media through proxy lawsuits. It was dispiriting, and less surprising, to hear the conversation that followed the revelation. The discussion begins, in most cases, with the premise…
For over twenty years, a video game has tormented mums, dads and office workers the world over. And it has nothing to do with orcs, racecars or terrorists.
The verdict is out in the second federal corruption trial of former Illinois Governor (and supporter of failed anti-violent video game legislation) Rod Blagojevich. The jury found him guilty on 17 of the 18 counts. [Gawker]
This morning Kotaku pushed live a little (but very hard-won) update to our code that most folks probably won't even notice. But for more dedicated readers and those with older web browsers, these changes should help to soothe at least some of the wounds inflicted by the redesign.
Peter Kassel found a great, cheap sublet. "Did someone die in here or what?" he marveled. "No, nothing like that," his prospective roommate replied. "But something did happen."
Foursquare could be more deadly than Kryptonite, according to the smartly-written — really! — 60th issue of the latest Supergirl comic. A bright Harvard guy makes a crowd-sourced Foursquare-style app that lets supervillains hunt super-heroes. Mark Zuckerberg meets Lex Luthor?
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 may have influenced the deadly attack on Russia's busiest airport earlier this week, state run news network Russia Today suggests.
One does not tunnel into GameStop, unless of course they plan on robbing the place blind. Then they just need to prepare to be charged with felony burglary, just like Steven Paul Archer of Chuckey, Tennessee.
The FBI on Wednesday asked for communications logs from Earth Empires, the massively multiplayer online game played by Jared Loughner, accused of the shooting Saturday in Tucson, Ariz. that left six dead and 14 wounded, including a member of Congress.
Yesterday Guinness awarded Jesse Moerkerk of Dutch gaming magazine N-Gamer a world record certificate for playing Super Mario Galaxy 2 for 18.52 minutes. Oh, and he did it while free-falling.
So you got a fancy new iPhone over the holidays, or maybe you've had one for a bit but are looking for some games to kill time at the airport, or snowed-in apartment. Don't worry, we've got your back.
The developers of Sonderkommando Revolt, the video game set amidst a violent prisoner uprising in a Nazi concentration camp, reads like exploitative revenge fantasy. But its creator says the team behind the first-person shooter makes no political statement and has no agenda. It's "blast the Nazis fun," its maker says.
One son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il is too busy playing video games to take over the country, according to a video game surprise found among the reams of U.S. government cables disseminated by the Wikileaks organization.
With the United States' budget projected to hit a $418 billion shortfall by 2015 and a $1.3 trillion shortfall by 2030, the New York Times knows something has to be done. So they made a game.
My first, perhaps my only visit to Cuba came last week in a video game that asked me to kill the man responsible for taking my grandfather's property from him and who changed the country so dramatically it ensured our family would never return.
George W. Bush has a new book out. Dick Cheney has a new video game. But the latter is not an official product and does the strangest things with its source material.
You spent enough money on that shiny new iPad. You shouldn't have to pay for games as well. Here's a selection of the finest free gaming the iPad has to offer.
Microsoft is spending half a billion dollars to make sure that when you hear the word Kinect you think "the future of video games."