College Is Not A Hotbed Of Lesbian Experimentation

The stereotype of the LUG (lesbian until graduation) takes a big hit this week, with news that women without high school diplomas are actually more likely to have had a same-sex experience than college-educated women. [Jezebel] » 3/18/11 1:20pm 3/18/11 1:20pm

Supremacy Shows Women Can Kick Ass

Women are a growing force in MMA fighting-and now they're fighting onscreen in the new game Supremacy. According to its developers, this could help counteract the "princess in need of rescuing" stereotype that dominates portrayals of women in games. [Jezebel] » 3/17/11 11:20am 3/17/11 11:20am

Teen Boy Invents Leather And Pizza-Scented Candles For Men

After making fun of his sister for selling scented candles as a school fundraiser, 13-year-old Hart Main of Ohio was inspired to invent "Mancans," candles that emit manly odors. [Jezebel] » 3/16/11 4:15pm 3/16/11 4:15pm

A Chronicle of Misspelled Slurs — Except 'Fat,' 'Ugly' or 'Slutty'

From the message that Xbox Live user ralphy305 sent a female gamer, it's clear the time he should have spent on his spelling and grammar was instead put to keying in a text representation of an ejaculating penis. » 2/04/11 10:00pm 2/04/11 10:00pm

You're Getting 45 More Angry Birds Levels Come March

Angry Birds Rio isn't the movie we'd been hearing about - it's a crossover with a movie, delivering another 45 levels to Angry Birders in two months, says the game's maker. The pigs don't figure to appear. » 1/29/11 3:00pm 1/29/11 3:00pm

This Gamey Noun Beat Out Crotchal "Junk" As 2010's Best Word

Terror baby, gate rape, fauxhemian, skyaking: 2010 was a wonderful year for words. Even more delightful, then, that a term that can sometimes be applied to games won. » 1/28/11 10:00am 1/28/11 10:00am

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

Dealing With Sex And Violence In Video Games

In today's installment of Speak-Up on Kotaku, commenter Dracosummoner explores the controversial role of sex and violence in our video games. » 12/28/10 1:30pm 12/28/10 1:30pm

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

What's So Special About The Next Bejeweled?

For some video gamers, December 7, 2010 is the world-stopping release day for the next World of Warcraft. There's another mammoth computer game coming out that day, a sequel you may not have thought you needed: Bejeweled 3. » 12/06/10 5:00pm 12/06/10 5:00pm

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

Review: Your Shape: Fitness Evolved

At last, I have a way to exercise in front of my TV without any contraptions (or other people) near my body but still with a way to get yelled at if my form is bad. » 11/04/10 1:40am 11/04/10 1:40am

Mario, Pokemon Represent Among Hundreds At U.S Supreme Court

People started lining up at 5 a.m. today in front of the U.S. Supreme Court for a chance to hear arguments in a landmark case that will decide whether video games should be afforded First Amendment protection. » 11/02/10 9:30am 11/02/10 9:30am

All You Need To Know About This Week's Violent Video Game Case In The…

The United States Supreme Court hears its first ever case about video games this week. The stakes are high. Here's what is happening and why it's happening. » 11/01/10 10:40am 11/01/10 10:40am

If Life Were a Video Game We Could All Do This

Seen here is not a single piece of animation or visual trickery. Instead it's five minutes of people doing things that you'd only expect to see happen in a video game... probably with a video game hack. » 10/26/10 10:40am 10/26/10 10:40am

Oprah Audience Explodes Into Hysterics Over Free Xbox Kinects

We were kind of hoping today's Kinect plug on Oprah would mean she'd be piloting a virtual raft with her body, but the episode's YOU GET A KINECT! YOU GET A KINECT! YOU GET A KINECT! finale is even better. » 10/19/10 6:50pm 10/19/10 6:50pm

Goddess Of War

Halloween's around the corner, and makeup artist Alisha Baijounas correctly notes that video games make great costume inspirations. She's advising the ladies to try this look inspired by God of War. » 10/03/10 3:00pm 10/03/10 3:00pm

NSFW: Was Britney Spears Bamboozled Into Virtual Child Porn Protest Art?

Britney Spears is on the cover of British publication Pop Magazine. The images, the work of one of Japan's most famous artists, feature Britney in a bathing suit and a wedding dress. If only it were that simple. It's not. » 8/27/10 5:00am 8/27/10 5:00am