My Time In Police Cars

The world outside looks different when you see it through the windows of a police car. And, when you're in one, you can tell the world sure as hell looks differently at you. » 3/26/15 1:20pm Thursday 1:20pm

The History Of Gaming Balloons In The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Since 1927 the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has been filling the skies of New York with colorful balloon representations of pop culture icons. Video games didn't enter the picture until 1993, and only three gaming icons have made the cut so far. » 11/26/14 4:15pm 11/26/14 4:15pm

Despots, Serial Killers, And Dick Jokes: Football Manager's Banned Names

From the sheer number of funny names assigned to the randomly generated players in Football Manager, you may have assumed there is no filter on name combinations. And while you may have seen a "Willy Pinas" or two, you haven't seen a "Adolf Hitler," "Tim McVeigh," or a "Dick Licka" for a good reason. » 11/17/14 10:54pm 11/17/14 10:54pm

GTA Creators: Lindsay Lohan Is Suing Us 'For Publicity Purposes'

In July, Lindsay Lohan filed suit against Rockstar Games for a Grand Theft Auto V character that she says is based on her. Now the makers of Red Dead Redemption say that the movie star is only suing them to garner buzz. » 8/27/14 3:00pm 8/27/14 3:00pm

Lindsay Lohan Is Suing the Makers of Grand Theft Auto

The actress best known for her controversy-filled personal and professional lives has claimed before that Rockstar Games based a character in Grand Theft Auto V on her, without permission. And now she's suing them. » 7/02/14 11:54am 7/02/14 11:54am

Soccer: The Kotaku Review

Soccer is a twenty-two-player competitive ball game (CBG). Soccer has been in development for two thousand years. Soccer has been an Olympic event since 1900. » 6/24/14 10:00am 6/24/14 10:00am

Bad Tattoo Baffles Japanese Soccer Fans

When not watching one of the most boring World Cup matches in recent memory, Japanese soccer fans were watching the tattoo on the arm of Greece's Theofanis Gekas. The tattoo fail, that is. » 6/20/14 5:00am 6/20/14 5:00am

Shigeru Miyamoto Hears This Left-Handed Gamer's Pain

Nintendo's top game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto, is going to talk to his development teams about making Nintendo's games a little more left-hander-friendly. It's not a huge issue, but it's one I'd been meaning to ask him about. » 6/17/14 7:00pm 6/17/14 7:00pm

Heavy Rain Creator Inducted Into Order Founded by Napoleon

Here's something odd: David Cage, the maker of Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain, now has something in common with Marcel Marceau, Jacques Cousteau and Alexis de Tocqueville: all are members of France's Legion d'honneur, an award akin to being knighted in the United Kingdom. » 2/17/14 11:06am 2/17/14 11:06am

Nintendo Boss Is Taking a Huge Pay Cut (Because of the Wii U)

The Wii U isn't doing as well as Nintendo had hoped. Someone must take responsibility! That someone is Nintendo president Satoru Iwata—as well as other Nintendo execs. » 1/29/14 4:00am 1/29/14 4:00am

PlayStation U.S. Boss Says He Gave Up His PS4 So Someone Could Buy One

When PlayStation's U.S. chief says Sony isn't rigging an artificial PS4 shortage, I give him the benefit of the doubt. When he says 12,000 PS4s sold out in half an hour on Amazon, that's not an incredible thing to say. When he says he has no PS4 yet, telling the company to sell it instead, nah. I'm not buying that » 12/15/13 7:00pm 12/15/13 7:00pm

Women Will Fight in EA Sports UFC

EA Sports confirmed that women fighters will be on the roster of the upcoming UFC title it will release next spring on next-generation consoles. Rivals Ronda Rousey (pictured above) and Miesha Tate will join the game, with more to follow from the UFC's Women's Bantamweight division. » 9/04/13 1:00pm 9/04/13 1:00pm

The Japanese Girlfriend Pillow Resurfaces (Or Does It?)

In the past few weeks, the international media has been reporting on a Japanese pillow that's shaped like a woman's lap. It's being sold at Narita Airport, outside Tokyo, and the foreign press is lapping the pillow up and claiming it's experiencing a resurgence. But is it really? » 8/29/13 4:00am 8/29/13 4:00am

Watch Electronic Arts' Gamescom News Conference Live Right Here

Electronic Arts has news from Cologne, Germany for Battlefield 4, the next Plants vs. Zombies, Need for Speed Rivals, and the first look at gameplay for EA Sports UFC. You can watch it all here live at 10 a.m. EDT. » 8/20/13 9:55am 8/20/13 9:55am

EA Sports' First Amendment Defense in College Lawsuits Shot Down Again

For the second time, a federal appeals court has struck down a key defense Electronic Arts has used in its long-running legal fight against college athletes who say their likenesses have been used in EA Sports video games without their permission. » 7/31/13 3:30pm 7/31/13 3:30pm

The Greatest Athlete in Video Game History Returns Next Week

When he visited our television sets a generation ago he came to us in two different forms, one of them human. In his time he was unmistakably the best athlete of both realms, and his latter manifestation—the indestructible, immortal, and still unstoppable Video Game Bo Jackson—returns to the field next week. » 7/02/13 11:00am 7/02/13 11:00am

If NCAA Football 14 Still Sounds the Same This Year, You Can Blame Me

On Oct. 6, North Carolina's Tobacco Road triumvirate of State, Duke and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill all played home games on the same day, and all of them won. Audio from all three games wil be in NCAA Football 14, on shelves in two weeks. Some of that may come from a microphone I held. » 6/26/13 4:00pm 6/26/13 4:00pm

The PS4 Was Designed To Not Embarrass You

Your parents come visit your house. Or the person you're dating gets their first look at your living room and your entertainment center. They see your hot new PlayStation. Sony hopes their next console won't suddenly bring you shame. » 6/17/13 10:42am 6/17/13 10:42am

Mario's Creator Likens Game Ownership to Toy Ownership

It's clear what Microsoft thinks of game ownership—the Xbox One's policies don't communicate much of a belief in it. Sony scored a lot of points on Monday, but to be fair, it was a defense of the status quo. Where does Nintendo come down on the subject? » 6/13/13 10:20am 6/13/13 10:20am