Virtual reality, a dream of science fiction writers for decades, is the closest to a true reality than it’s ever been. Multiple headsets are on sale to consumers, and while some aren’t exactly affordable to the common person, such as the HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift, and others work better than others,the upcoming…
Contrary to rumors, gaming publication The Escapist hasn’t been shut down. However, there have been layoffs and the website’s closing their Durham, NC office.
It's been announced that publisher Future has plans to close a number of its video game sites, among them CVG. Games websites open and close all the time, and people losing their jobs is always a sad thing, but this one hits particularly hard because of CVG's long history. A history longer than any other games…
This is embarrassing to admit, but I haven't read much in the way of nonfiction books about video games. Don't get me wrong: there's some incredible work out there. In general, however, I've found that digging around for more books very quickly slides into work that is prohibitively technical, academic, or both.
Two years after leaving G4, veteran games journalist and TV presenter Adam Sessler is now seemingly leaving the field behind entirely.
Hello! TMI is a new branch of Kotaku that I'll be running. What is it? Well, it's something of an experiment in disclosure, storytelling, interviewing, and a bunch of other stuff, and I'd like you to join me.
The motives behind shifting gender roles and economics are complex and nuanced. But screw it, let’s blame it all on Call of Duty instead.
Defense of the Ancients, aka DOTA, champion Wei Shanchuan (卫山川) doesn't have many regrets regarding his professional gaming career. Why should he? He's fairly young and he's won many national tournaments in China. So when he was approached by a reporter for a profile piece on his life as a gamer he was eager to give…
It was unlike anything the villagers had ever seen. The young news reporter who arrived on the scene was quick to point out that the "mysterious mushroom" felt "meaty". Meaty, sure, but that ain't no mushroom.
GamePro magazine recently went quarterly but that doesn't mean you should count it out. The folks over at GamePro just dropped their cover on the net, saying that the new "periodical" is the last great video game magazine.
I heard yesterday that games journalist Brandon Sheffield gave a tough interview to some of the guys who made Rage, this week's big new first-person shooter.
This weekend, Bill Kunkel passed away. He was 61.
Metacritic's founder made a little bit of a stir earlier in the week when he went on the A Jumps B Shoots podcast to discuss a wide variety of topics, one of them being that game reviewers were obligated to "review all the shit," not just good games or those expected to sell well. GamePro followed up for a…
There's a lot we can learn from furries. While animal costumes might not be your thing, Lauren Rae Orsini says that they have inspired her as a journalist.
There's stupid, and there's stupid. According to the country's biggest newspaper, South Korea's Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation ran a segment that sounds rather "thick". This might not be the dumbest TV news reporting on gaming ever, but it's up there.
On October 20, Penthouse magazine founder Bob Guccione succumbed to lung cancer at a suburban Dallas hospital. The 79 year-old entrepreneur shook up both magazine publishing and Hollywood. Like many people, he also enjoyed video games.
After nearly seventy days, the 33 Chilean miners have finally been rescued from over 2,300 feet underground. As the entire world celebrates, the area is swarming with reporters and journalists. It's a media circus! Cue the headline puns.
The idea that Rockstar Games was making "Grand Theft Auto: Rothbury" - whether or not a ghastly crime was committed there - was so sensationally ridiculous that when The Daily Star alleged such a plan, I ignored it. Rockstar didn't.
In November 2009, golfer Tiger Woods' life changed forever. So did TV news in Taiwan.
"I was a fool for mentioning video games in the first place," writes the famed movie critic. "I would never express an opinion on a movie I hadn't seen."