Forget the sun. Forget the beach. Hang out with us and watch more than 140 video games being speedrun to benefit Doctors Without Borders during the 2015 Summer Games Done Quick Marathon.
This week I asked all you fine, potentially troubled Kotaku readers what your most impressive (most disturbing?) gaming marathon story is. And, well, yeah...
In 2014, celebrities playing video games is as natural as the sun rising and the earth spinning. But in the 1990s, it wasn't. Especially when it came to relatively obscure shooters on the Mac.
It's time again for the annual Awesome Games Done Quick charity marathon, where gamers who are experts in a variety of classic games come together and broadcast their best runs for your entertainment and donations.
What do Duke Nukem, B.J. Blazkowicz, and Doomguy have in common? They're all stars of a pretty sweet-looking Doom mod, that's what.
Victor Sandberg of Sweden has been playing Missile Command for more than 52 hours on a single coin, chasing a record that has stood since 1982. The all-time high world record high score of 80.5 million points is held by another Victor, in this case someone named Victor Ali.
Back in January, Paul McCartney—yes, the former Beatle—said he was working on music for an unnamed video game. It now appears that video game is being made by Bungie, the original studio behind the Halo franchise.
Marathon, the classic FPS series that made Bungie kinda-famous before Halo made them really famous, has been modernised and brought kicking and screaming into the 21st century. You can get 'em on PC, Mac & Linux. For free. [Aleph One]
Aside from making us all hungry, commenter FortWaba shares with us the supplies he needs to make it through a video game all-nighter. What food and drink fuels your power-gaming sessions? Bring enough to share in today;s Speak Up on Kotaku.
We showcase the work of a lot of talented artists here on Fine Art. But we're in for a real treat today, as few are as talented or as influential as Craig Mullins.
Thanks to the spare-time efforts of a single coder, Marathon the beloved FPS from the zenith of Mac gaming's days, will be released on the iPad by Bungie for the low low cost of zero dollars and zero cents.
What fruit will this new partnership between Bungie and Activision bear? Perhaps the answer to that question lies buried in the Halo developer's past games.
One week ago Bungie filed a new trademark application for Marathon, the FPS superstar of Mac gaming's brief apogee during the mid- to late-1990s. There are few details beyond that but the paperwork's enough to stoke fantasies of a reboot.
As Bungie works to finish up what they say will be the best Halo game ever produced they're also hard at work at something else, their first non-Halo game in more than ten years.
The last and first day of the year for me has always meant spending way too much time in front of the TV. Be it playing video games until I pass out or watching televised marathons, I consider it a guilt-free over-indulgence.