Video games often employ lots of cruel tricks in which gamers find themselves in precarious pickles—the gigantic and seemingly impossible bosses, timers, that last collectable that requires precision to attain. But the cruelest trick of all? Taking away our weapons.
Doctor, motorist, golfer, hotel guest, party animal - over the years we’ve seen Mario take on many different forms. While he started his gaming career as a gorilla-abusing carpenter, the mustachioed Italian always seems to shine the brightest when he plays the part of the hero.
With help from a growing posse on 4chan, Pastebin user Data_Baser is attempting to compile a list of every video game ever released. Not just console games or PC games, but every mobile and browser-based game as well. The current count? 43,806.
Toy retail giant Toys'R'Us has released its annual list of the hottest products for the holiday season, and while both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 made the cut this year, only Microsoft's console made it into the "Fabulous 15." Why?
While the folks at the iTunes gaming division might have trouble rooting out copycat games, what they excel at is making lists. In creating a list of ten games that can take a mobile gamer from casual to hardcore, those Apple list-builders have created a mini history of gaming in portable form.
Since the dawn of gaming there have been top ten lists. Lists of the best games; lists of the worst games; lists of the sexiest, most offensive, most family friendly, most humorous; there are top ten lists for nearly every game under the sun. And then there are the games that lurk where the sun doesn't shine.
More than 13,000 fans voted for their favorite video game ending of all time for the Guinness Book of World Records 2012 Gamer Edition, and this is what they came up with? Call of Duty: Black Ops is the greatest video game ending of all time? Maybe I need to go play it again. Oh wait, BioShock made the list, it's…
Much credit to Rock, Paper, Shotgun, for maintaining this registry of members of the Entertainment Software Association and their on-the-record positions regarding the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a bill almost universally despised by rank-and-file gamers.
Over the Thanksgiving break we asked fans of space sims to prove their passion for a shot at one of 25 spots in the closed beta test for upcoming PC star fighter SOL: Exodus. Time to see who made the grade!
No, Nintendo didn't announce a 3DS remake of Majora's Mask while you weren't looking, but with the success of Ocarina of Time 3D it would be silly not to, so commenter Daemon_Gildas has preemptively assembled his list of demands in today's Speak Up on Kotaku.
Earthquakes are great and terrible forces, destroying homes, claiming lives, and reminding humanity as a whole that this planet we crawl across isn't as solid as it seems. The east coast of the U.S. found that out today. For the rest of us, there are video games.
Now that the final mission of NASA's space shuttle program is underway, we thought we'd take a look at some of the games influenced by the primitive spacecraft over the years.
The bodies of dead little boys, the impact of extinction, the vicious torture of two of video game's least likable characters and hundreds of death by spike... these are, strangely, my most memorable video game moments of 2010.
As Kotaku's chief sports writer, my most memorable gaming moments of 2010 come entirely within that genre. No spoilers here, but then, the human drama of athletic competition follows no script.
Suicide, laughter, and the believed death of a communist leader. These were just some of my ten favorite moments from my favorite games of 2010. (Spoilers)
2010 might be over, but my memories of the year's games still live on and on. Here are some of my favorite gaming moments of 2010.
From exultant triumphs to powerful rushes of nostalgia, my 2010 gaming experience was peppered with memorable moments. Here are my favorites.
I had many fond memories playing my way through 2010, but none were as fond as these.
A fluke victory in a multiplayer game. A memorable battle against a giant foe. An amazing come-from-behind win. There were great moments in the games we at Kotaku played last year. These are my 10 favorite gaming moments. (Spoilers)
I finished more than 50 video games in 2010. I did not plan to. But here's the list.