One of the most chilling consequences of last month's brutal superstorm was how Sandy flooded and shut down huge chunks of New York City's mass transit system. Entire subway stations were submerged and the tunnels that trains travel through were flooded to an unprecedented degree. Much of the subway system was up and…
As of yesterday evening, Gawker's network of sites bounced back up after Hurricane Sandy violently swept through the North East.
Welcome to The Best of Kotak…Kotumblr! Our temporary digs while we wait for our sites to turn back up.
Hurricane Sandy didn't have an effect on the video game scene the way it would have if it had hit in a city like Montreal or San Francisco, where many of the most popular video games are made. But New York City and the surrounding region does have a vibrant indie gaming scene, millions of passionate gamers, a lot of…
We love all of our readers and thank you for following us to our Emergency Broadcast Tumblr, but I want to offer a special thank you to Pavol Buday. He is a loyal reader from Slovakia, and he answered my call last night for screencaps of any readers that were so dedicated to Kotaku that they still had our home site…
It's no secret that Kotaku and our sister sites at Gawker Media got walloped this week after our datacenter was flooded by Hurricane Sandy and our sites were knocked offline. We've taken to Tumblr, setting up alternative versions of our sites, where we've worked to give readers as much of a proper Kotaku, Deadspin, …
"Here. Right here," he said, almost triumphantly. "He said it would be right fucking here."
I’ll be honest: I never really dug Guerilla Games’ Killzone titles. They never really lived up to the Halo-killer hype that accompanied them and never stood out from the FPS landscape in a way that, say, Insomniac’s Resistance games did. Killzone 3 didn’t get very high marks from me.
We here at Kotaku aren't the only ones with servers in storm-beset New York City. Activision, too, has servers in the zone affected by wind, water, and power outages, and those servers are having a rough time of things right now.
We'll be posting here until our site is back online. Kotaku and the rest of Gawker Media's sites were knocked offline yesterday as our main data center lost power due to flooding. We're awaiting word on when it will be up and running again, but with so many people out of power in Manhattan and surrounding areas, it's…
I'm one of the lucky ones. I've still got power, and despite some flickering, I never lost electricity when the hurricane hit New York City last night.
What you see above is an electrical fire in Queens, NY that I took last night at around 8pm.
Among other things, today is the day that the new Assassin's Creeds are out (III and Liberation) as well as the new Need For Speed. We have reviews in the works for all of them and will share at least some of the review material here.
Assassin's Creed III isn't supposed to be out until tomorrow, but you know what? There are more important things in life than honouring street dates when your town is about to be swallowed up by water.
Worried that a power outage might prevent you from playing video games? Worried you might have to do something unimaginable, like talk to other people?