Slot Machines Might Soon Require Some Skill

It's possible your next trip to Las Vegas could benefit from your many years of video game playing, Kotaku readers. The Las Vegas Sun reports the Nevada senate committee is currently mulling a bill that would would pave the way for regulators to allow games that reward skill. » 2/11/15 7:15pm 2/11/15 7:15pm

Woman Tortured as Kidnappers Demand a PSP for Her Release

A Las Vegas woman was tied to a chair for six hours, had her head shaved and was forced to take pills and drink alcoholic drinks while her captors demanded a PSP as ransom, according to local news reports yesterday. Both suspects are still at large. » 12/21/13 3:50pm 12/21/13 3:50pm

Creepy Suspect Blamed for Electronics Going Haywire

Crime is a constant feature of video games writing. Somewhere, someone is doing something illicit with them—sometimes comically stupid, sometimes tragic. Kotaku's Police Blotter is here to round up the latest in games crime. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. » 10/20/13 4:30pm 10/20/13 4:30pm

EA Sports Opens a Bar in Vegas, Baby

No, it doesn't have a sports book. But the EA Sports Bar at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas will feature Xbox 360s and PlayStation 3s, six high definition televisions, and an assortment of, duh, EA Sports titles for patrons to play.

It's another real world presence for the sports label, which last September opened a… » 3/23/12 6:30pm 3/23/12 6:30pm

Hooters Opens Video Game Bar Arcade in Vegas

Hooters Casino Hotel's newest addition is a 21-and-over video game arcade that features classic arcade games, drink-serving "gamer girls" and private video game console booths. » 11/29/11 7:30pm 11/29/11 7:30pm

Get Your Tickets to the MineCraft Convention Before They're Gone

The official website for MineCon, the first annual celebration of all things MineCraft, is incredibly difficult to get to at the moment, as tickets for the big November event have officially gone on sale for $99 apiece. » 8/11/11 12:20pm 8/11/11 12:20pm

Would You Pay $90 to Attend a Minecraft Convention?

Six months before Minecraft's full release is due, creator Markus "Notch" Persson is pondering a gala event in Vegas on its release day - MinecraftCon, on 11/11/11, "with all of [development studio] Mojang going there, and us pushing out the final release live on stage or something." Would you pay to see that? » 5/11/11 6:00pm 5/11/11 6:00pm

A Vegas Club Offers a 'Wine List' of Vintage Games

The idea, says Christopher LaPorte, is you'll come into his club, sit on a large, luxurious couch, and examine a list handed to you by an attractive cocktail waitress. You'll then say something like, "I'll have the Mega Man 3, 1990. Please bring two controllers." » 2/18/11 6:00pm 2/18/11 6:00pm

Vegas Entrepreneur Bets on an Arcade

Fremont Street in Las Vegas is where you find the low rollers. The five-dollar tables and four-dollar steaks. It's a district with lower rents and higher ambitions, and that's where one gaming-themed bar is set to open this spring. » 2/16/11 9:30pm 2/16/11 9:30pm

Tripping The Fallout: New Vegas Strip

"Walking around in drunken stupors, puking on the sidewalks, dancing naked in fountains, that sort of thing." Fallout: New Vegas area designer Eric Fenstermaker sums up the Las Vegas strip in one sentence in the latest developer diary. » 10/14/10 11:20am 10/14/10 11:20am

Some of The Best Fights of EVO 2010

EVO, the annual fighting game world championships, draws thousands of players competing in six games. It has helped create gaming stars like 2010 Super Street Fighter IV champion Daigo Umehara, and a reputation for unbelievable game-play seen nowhere else. » 7/14/10 4:00pm 7/14/10 4:00pm

Vegas Kicked My Ass, but I Returned the Favor — With a Video Game

Two weeks ago I simulated the NCAA Tournament on my Xbox 360 and vowed to bet its first round predictions "like a message from the future." My friends called that the stupidest thing they'd ever heard. They were right. » 3/27/10 4:00pm 3/27/10 4:00pm

SOE Dates Fan Faire 2010

It's time to learn the date of the annual gathering of Sony Online Entertainment players, who will be flocking to Las Vegas this August to awkwardly realize that no one is really a Wood Elf, and the world is sad. » 3/04/10 6:00pm 3/04/10 6:00pm

Win Real Boxing From Fight Night 4 And Pizza Hut

EA and Pizza Hut have teamed up for the Rumble in the Ring Ultimate Fight Sweepstakes, in which entrants can win a custom Xbox 360 or a trip to watch men punching each other. » 6/19/09 12:20pm 6/19/09 12:20pm

Star Trek Online Debut Webcast This Sunday

The big gameplay reveal of Cryptic's Star Trek Online is taking place this Sunday in Las Vegas, with a special guest appearance from Spock, who portrays Leonard Nimoy in real life. If you, like me, have spent several hours sitting in the corner curled up in a ball crying because you couldn't be there, dry those… » 8/08/08 2:00pm 8/08/08 2:00pm

SOE Fan Faire Registration Is Go

SOE is now accepting registration monies for their 2008 SOE Fan Faire, being held August 14th through the 17th at the Las Vegas Hilton in beautiful downtown...you know. $89 gets you an All-Access pass, which secures you a sneak-peek at "three monumental new games in development". Interesting. » 5/30/08 2:00pm 5/30/08 2:00pm