Battling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder With A Virtual Suicide Bombing

The Humvee drives down a crowded street in a foreign land. A child waves. Merchants display their wares. Suddenly soldiers raise their rifles as a suicide bomber runs into the street, detonating his lethal package. This is virtual PTSD therapy. » 1/25/11 5:20pm 1/25/11 5:20pm

Video Game Reduced to 30 Seconds of Disapproving Moms

Electronic Arts' latest Dead Space 2 campaign is brilliant. Why? Because it uses the power of the disapproving mom to sell violent video games. » 1/18/11 1:00pm 1/18/11 1:00pm

The Secret, Terrifying Lives of Those Amazing Cosplayers

Ever wonder what those amazing cosplayers you see at video game and anime shows get up to when the crowds of photographers aren't around? » 1/14/11 11:00am 1/14/11 11:00am

You Can't Secretly Play The New Angry Birds At Work

The new Mac version of Angry Birds only plays at full-screen. So forget secretly playing this game when your boss, professor or other favorite authority figure isn't watching. You can't hide it quickly. You can, however, watch our video preview. » 1/07/11 2:00pm 1/07/11 2:00pm

The Year in Controversies

It was a controversial year for gaming. The past 12 months saw the in-game assassination of Castro, playable Taliban, a Freedom of Speech shaking Supreme Court case and the call for a ban on Blood Minerals in gaming consoles. » 12/30/10 1:30pm 12/30/10 1:30pm

The Luckiest Non-Gaming Moments Ever

We've posted our share of absurd Call of Duty: Black Ops tomahawk throws, Halo: Reach grenade sticks, and physics-bending mishaps. But lets not forget insanely lucky things happen in real life too. » 12/27/10 12:20pm 12/27/10 12:20pm

The CityVille How To: A Guide to Building the City of Your Dreams

With about 68 million players worldwide, Cityville blends the best of Sim City and FarmVille into a Zynga Facebook game that actually plays like a game. » 12/27/10 10:00am 12/27/10 10:00am

Everything Your New iPad Needs Right Now

Well, weren't you a good boy and/or girl this year! That iPad's going to be your favorite new toy no matter what, but here's how to squeeze the most out of it from day one. » 12/25/10 2:02pm 12/25/10 2:02pm

The Year's Biggest News In One Short Video Game

Oil in the Gulf. A cat thrown in a garbage bin. Chilean miners rescued. Prince William engaged. Top Gear driver unmasked. This is a very British view of the 10 biggest news stories of the year, turned into video games. » 12/22/10 11:00am 12/22/10 11:00am

The Kotaku Guide To Winter Video Games

Winter used to be the worst time of the year to look for great new video games. Not anymore. Here are some of the most promising and most interesting video games slated for release between now and late March 2011. » 12/21/10 4:00pm 12/21/10 4:00pm

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The Year's Most Popular Gaming YouTube Videos

Starcraft II, Flower Warfare, Gears of War 3, Call of Duty, it was a spectacularly diverse, spectacularly video-centric year for video games. » 12/17/10 1:00pm 12/17/10 1:00pm

The Waffle Game That Changed Their Lives

You've never heard of this game. It's in only one cabinet, playable in one city and, generously estimating, maybe it makes a dollar a day. Nothing about this video game suggests it's someone's meal ticket, but it is. For life. » 12/13/10 11:00am 12/13/10 11:00am

The Ten Most Absurd Black Friday Trample Videos You'll See

To get you pumped for the Black Friday rush, here are 12 videos of shoppers gone wild! If you have a job in retail, quit now. » 11/25/10 7:00pm 11/25/10 7:00pm

New Dick Cheney Video Game Is Weirder Than Expected

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. » 11/10/10 5:00pm 11/10/10 5:00pm

10 must-watch movies that influenced Scott Pilgrim

In celebration of today's Scott Pilgrim DVD/Blu-ray release, guest editor Edgar Wright is posting all day at io9. First up: his detailed list, given to io9 exclusively, of the top 10 DVDs that influenced Scott Pilgrim. » 11/10/10 2:57pm 11/10/10 2:57pm

The iPad's Best Free Games Right Now

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. » 11/08/10 2:00pm 11/08/10 2:00pm