Forza Developer: Cars Are Basically Big Trumpets

"The best way I've ever been able to describe a car is think of it as a really complicated wind instrument. The engine is sucking air in, it's causing an explosion, and it's sucking air out. That creates a note that resonates through the pipe much as you would with a brass instrument. By adjusting the length and the… » 12/11/12 6:00pm 12/11/12 6:00pm

Downton Abbey Meets Magic: The Gathering, and It Is Glorious

Okay, yes, fine. This post is at least partly an excuse for me to finally tag something "Downton Abbey" here at Kotaku. But in this case, the tag is warranted—over at Kill Screen, writer Sarah Elmaleh (who some of you may remember as the voice of Aeris in that column I wrote about silent protagonists) and illustrator… » 2/29/12 5:00pm 2/29/12 5:00pm

The Fascinating Tale of PixelVixen 707, The Internet's Most Famous…

This is so cool. I'm not sure how many of you are aware of PixelVixen707—she was a video game blogger named Rachael Webster who was smart, opinionated, and quickly rose to a good amount of visibility back in 2008. She was also a complete fabrication. It was a huge mystery, and a great story—a while back, the website… » 11/15/11 8:30pm 11/15/11 8:30pm