How NYC Would Respond to an Actual Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Attack

It's been 30 years since the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man first squished through Manhattan. With Ghostbusters returning to theaters tomorrow for an anniversary run, we thought it appropriate to consider a very serious question: How would New York City actually fight an evil god in the form of a marshmallow man?… » 8/28/14 7:17pm 8/28/14 7:17pm

The Ultimate 'Round The World' Gaming Tour For A Mere $9,000

Got a long vacation coming up? Have a spare $9,000? UK travel agency Sta and Game have put together a 14-stop 'Round the World' tour that takes gamers to London, Tokyo, Phuket, Boston and beyond. » 11/11/13 4:18pm 11/11/13 4:18pm

Unbelievable GTA IV Shots Look Like Real Photos Of New York City

This week's gaming conversation has been dominated by Grand Theft Auto V, but these screenshots from a modded PC version of GTA IV are the most mind-blowing thing you'll see today. » 9/19/13 5:30pm 9/19/13 5:30pm

People Lost All of These Gaming Systems on the New York City Subway

I’ve lived in New York City my entire life and I’ve never lost anything terribly significant in the city’s underground subways. A scarf or a hat, maybe. Never lost a phone but I understand why that would suck. But losing an entire Xbox 360 console? That would be the worst. And, as you can see in the picture above,… » 6/07/13 11:15am 6/07/13 11:15am

Why SimCity Needs Subways

I live in New York City. Everyday I ride the subway to work; most people here do. I haven't owned a car in 10 years. I live in the densest large city in America, one full of massive skyscrapers, immense culture and people of every race, culture and creed. » 3/13/13 6:00pm 3/13/13 6:00pm

They're Giving Away the Coolest Giant Skylander in New York Next Week

Of all the new figures Toys for Bob introduced in Skylanders Giants, there is one I desire above all others. She's a ninja. She's a djinn. She's Ninjini, and Activision is giving her away free at the Times Square Toys'R'Us on Tuesday, the jerks. » 2/01/13 10:55am 2/01/13 10:55am

Walking to Work in New York City: The Game

Coming to the iPhone and iPad in February, Gutpela's Sidewalker: Late to Work is a painstakingly accurate recreation of what I felt like when I visited New York City last month to hang at the Kotaku main office, right down to the lack of pants. » 1/25/13 10:55am 1/25/13 10:55am

Pump Train Puts You In Charge of Saving New York City's Subways After…

One of the most chilling consequences of last month's brutal superstorm was how Sandy flooded and shut down huge chunks of New York City's mass transit system. Entire subway stations were submerged and the tunnels that trains travel through were flooded to an unprecedented degree. Much of the subway system was up and… » 11/22/12 9:00pm 11/22/12 9:00pm

From Everyone At Kotaku: Thanks For Your Support Last Week

As of yesterday evening, Gawker's network of sites bounced back up after Hurricane Sandy violently swept through the North East. » 11/05/12 12:15pm 11/05/12 12:15pm

Hurricane Sandy Forces Triforce Johnson Out of the Line for the Wii U

With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on New York City, Isaiah-Triforce Johnson (real name: Isaiah-Triforce Johnson) has been told to vacate his position as first in line to purchase a Wii U at Nintendo World in Manhattan. The console releases in 21 days. » 10/28/12 1:00pm 10/28/12 1:00pm

The Secret World has Plans. Big Plans. Secret Plans. Monthly Plans.

Funcom's supernatural real-world MMO The Secret World launched last week, and I'd rather be playing it than telling you about the developer's plans to release new content on a monthly basis, including what sounds like the first online raid of New York City, yet here we are. » 7/10/12 2:00pm 7/10/12 2:00pm

A Gaming Landmark, Transformed

This morning, Kotaku video editor Chris Person and I took a trip to New York's Chinatown Fair, which reopened last Friday following a sudden closure last December. It doesn't look very much like the old Chinatown Fair. » 5/08/12 6:30pm 5/08/12 6:30pm

Prototype 2's New York City is Slightly More Dangerous Than Ours

Fourteen months after the events of the original Prototype, New York City has become a place filled with danger, disease, and corruption. What took it so long? » 11/18/11 12:20pm 11/18/11 12:20pm

Pac-Man Dumplings Make for Adorable Dim Sum

Newly opened dim sum joint Red Farm, in New York's West Village, is serving "Pac-Man Dumpings". Sweet potato Pac-Man is cute! (And the Katz's pastrami spring rolls sound kind of amazing, as well.) The decor has a spiffed up tin-roof-rustic thing going on, too, as well as one of those big long common tables that drives… » 9/01/11 3:30pm 9/01/11 3:30pm

Square Enix to Host Deus Ex Art Show


Deus Ex: Human Revolution is coming to life in New York City. Square Enix hired artists from various mediums to put together original works based on Deus Ex: Human Revolution's futuristic setting, dealing with the moral and ethical issues of artificial body augmentation. Each artist will put together one poster style… » 6/20/11 1:20pm 6/20/11 1:20pm

At Blip Festival, the People are Almost as Cool as the Music

The first thing I thought about this morning, as I opened my eyes, was that the cat trying to rouse me from my hung-over sleep sounded like a Game Boy. » 5/20/11 4:00pm 5/20/11 4:00pm

Don't Call This New York Arcade an Art Exhibit

Is it art, or is at an arcade? Kunal Gupta, the co-creator of New York City's underground indie games exhibition explains why Babycastles is more arcade than art. » 4/27/11 5:20pm 4/27/11 5:20pm

Play iPhone Games On The Subway At Your Own Risk, As Thefts Increase

There is no cell phone service on most of the mostly-subterranean New York City subway. So when the New York Police Department says that thieves are snatching more cell phones from the hands of distracted riders than ever before, you've got to think Angry Birds is involved in this. » 4/22/11 3:00pm 4/22/11 3:00pm

The Presidents Of The United States Of America Book Sweet Pokémon…

Forget Red Rock or Caesar's Palace. The only true indicator that you've made it as a band is when Nintendo asks you to play the launch of its new Pokémon game in New York. Welcome to the big time, Presidents! » 3/04/11 5:30pm 3/04/11 5:30pm

The Last Moments Of A Dying Arcade

Having failed to work out a last-minute deal with its landlord, the historic Chinatown Fair arcade in New York City closed its doors on Sunday night. Here are some images of its last hours. » 3/01/11 3:30am 3/01/11 3:30am