25 World of Warcraft Players Tell Their Best Stories

World of Warcraft lives up to its name in that it is a vast world of its own. There’s so much more to do than just grind your way up to the latest level cap. » 3/18/15 1:00pm 3/18/15 1:00pm

How The Sims Has Changed Over The Past 14 Years

A big question many gamers have had since The Sims 4 launched last week is how the latest installment compares to the other three core games in EA's longstanding series. Now, one Sims fan has attempted an answer in the most literal way possible: by playing all four on one PC at the same time. » 9/08/14 11:00am 9/08/14 11:00am

Devil May Cry's Story Was Nonsense, And That Was Fine

There are some video games that you love and hate at the same time. The Devil May Cry reboot is high up on that list. It was enormously fun, but also sort of a train-wreck. Let's reflect on where such a good game jumped off the rails. » 9/05/14 4:45pm 9/05/14 4:45pm

Maybe The N64 Rainbow Road Isn't As Great As We All Remember

Rainbow Road on the N64 is the stuff of legends, so Nintendo set a high bar for itself when it remade the track for the Wii U. Many fans were dismayed by how much shorter it is compared to the original. But a new video from the brothers who hacked Mario Kart 8 makes a convincing case that the truncated version is a… » 8/26/14 12:30pm 8/26/14 12:30pm

Making Room for a New Xbox Brings Back Memories of the Original

For some, the arrival of the Xbox One means finding room for it in a TV cabinet or entertainment center, especially for those power-user gamers with multiple consoles spanning generations. For me, it meant putting out to pasture an original Xbox, one given to me by a very good friend. » 11/23/13 1:21pm 11/23/13 1:21pm

The Sun Sets—For Good—on the Blockbuster Night

The last 300 stores owned by rental chain Blockbuster in the U.S. will be closed by January. If the news was as a surprise, it's only that so many were left. It leaves you with a weird nostalgia—hard to get worked up about a once-monolithic corporation, but still dewy-eyed recalling a trip to bring home GoldenEye. » 11/06/13 4:00pm 11/06/13 4:00pm

LucasArts is Dead: Let's Remember The Good Times

I don't get wistful that often when it comes to gaming news. Companies come and go, but LucasArts was something special. It's time to remember that. » 4/03/13 3:50pm 4/03/13 3:50pm

This Stupid Controller That Looks Like a Sex Toy Helped My Brother Win…

Hurry! There are only two days left until this auction for "Le Stick" closes. You can have this hunk of junk for $29.99, but I warn you, it's practically useless. Except for one video game, that is. » 8/05/12 2:00pm 8/05/12 2:00pm

My First Gaming PC: A Love Story

In the fall of 1992, my father drove me to a nondescript computer store in Alpharetta, Georgia and changed my life. Amidst the hum and buzz of countless white and beige boxes I found my first gaming PC.

I wasn't a newcomer to keyboard set, but my experience up until that point had been limited by my own poor… » 5/23/12 2:00pm 5/23/12 2:00pm

Do You Remember the Very First Video Game You Played?

Commenter UnstableArk has trouble recalling the very first video game he played, and wonders if there are more people out there like him in today's Speak Up on Kotaku. » 8/18/11 11:20am 8/18/11 11:20am

If Only We Could Forget Gaming's Greatest Moments

What would you give to relive the greatest moments in your gaming history as if it were the first time? That's the question commenter Taggart451 ponders in today's Speak-Up on Kotaku. WARNING: Spoilers ahead. » 2/17/11 11:20am 2/17/11 11:20am

The Creators Of Guitar Hero 'Sad To Hear' Of Its Demise

Even though their biggest competitor in the rhythm video game genre is now essentially dead, the people who started the Guitar Hero franchise say they were saddened to hear that Activision had put the seminal music game to sleep. » 2/10/11 5:40pm 2/10/11 5:40pm

A Video Gamers' Christmas

It was the winter of 1980. My brother and I, wrapped in blue robes, ran down the stairs to be greeted by a brand new Atari 2600 and bevy of games under the tree. » 12/25/10 10:00am 12/25/10 10:00am

Industry Figures Share Michael Jackson Memories, From E3 To Neverland

Yesterday's passing of pop superstar Michael Jackson has provoked widespread reminiscences. Today, leading game reporters and game designer Dave Perry recalled when they crossed paths with the King of Pop. » 6/26/09 1:40pm 6/26/09 1:40pm