Watch 10,000 League Of Legends Games In 30 Seconds

The New York Times has an excellent article on how League of Legends has become the biggest competitive game in the world, and why thousands of people are watching the World Championship this month. Along with that is a feature showing the positions of 100,000 players over the course of 10,000 games. » 10/10/14 7:00pm 10/10/14 7:00pm

New York Times Correction, 25 Years Later: Mario Is Not a Janitor

Nowadays, everyone knows what Mario does for a living, right? Nintendo’s mascot character is about as recognizable as Mickey Mouse or Superman. Mario’s been a global entertainment icon for decades now but, back in 1988, the New York Times thought the guy was a janitor. » 9/27/13 12:30pm 9/27/13 12:30pm

Game of Thrones Takes Over The New York Times With Awesome Print Ad

Proving that there's still life—and imagination—left in good old-fashioned print advertising, HBO took out a two-page ad in the New York Times and used it to fly a dragon right across the middle to promote the return of Games of Thrones to the TV. » 2/27/13 11:30pm 2/27/13 11:30pm

Next Week, The New York Times Has a Tetris Surprise

Congratulations are in order for Kotaku reader Caleb, who wrote a crossword puzzle that the New York Times will be publishing next Thursday, October 25. » 10/18/12 3:00am 10/18/12 3:00am

The New York Times Offers Two Round-Ups, But Doesn't Name a Game of the…

The end of 2011 brings with it an implicit deadline for those inescapable year-end wrap-ups. Yet, the Paper of Record doesn't really pony up a traditional countdown-to-the-best list. » 12/27/11 9:00am 12/27/11 9:00am

For Just $67,000, These Guys Will Make a Custom Video Game About Your…

Oftentimes it feels as though my life has video game-like qualities. Mind you, it wouldn't be a very interesting game, but I'd love to see my commute to the burrito shop or my time spent at a desk writing... about video games... rendered into a custom video game. Actually that might be a bit too meta, even for me. » 11/21/11 9:30pm 11/21/11 9:30pm

A Candid Look Inside the Weird and Wonderful Minds Behind Dwarf Fortress

In a small two-bedroom apartment 20 in a strip mall of a town outside of Seattle, two brothers are hard at work crafting one of the most complex, convoluted, and difficult games ever created. Sometimes they code ASCII graphics. Other times they break out the crayons. » 7/25/11 5:20pm 7/25/11 5:20pm

Balance the Budget The Game, Now With More Defense Cuts and Health Care…

With the United States' budget projected to hit a $418 billion shortfall by 2015 and a $1.3 trillion shortfall by 2030, the New York Times knows something has to be done. So they made a game. » 11/22/10 9:30am 11/22/10 9:30am

Could Apple's Tablet Use Natal-Like Technology?

The most intriguing thing about Apple's rumored tablet isn't its form factor or potential to reinvigorate print media, it's the one piece of information no one seems to know: How will we interact with it. » 1/26/10 6:00pm 1/26/10 6:00pm

It's Bad When The New Yorker Trolls You Over a Game

This actually ran a month ago, but, forgive me, my subscription lapsed, for a lack of houseguests to impress with my reading material. (I also canceled my subscription to "Large Penis-Havers' Quarterly" since I haven't gone on a date lately.) » 10/10/09 7:30pm 10/10/09 7:30pm

New York Times Profiles Guitar Hero Wünderkind

Chris Chike, whose 100 percent effort on "Through the Fire and the Flames" back in June earned him celebrity status and consultant to peripherals-maker Ant Commandos, is profiled in today's New York Times. » 8/10/08 11:00am 8/10/08 11:00am

The New York Times Analyzes the (Bitter) Core

We've chewed this topic to death, but it's always interesting to know how others see you. And The New York Times' Seth Schiesel comes up with a rather solid analogy to describe the backlash to the parade of dross we saw in Nintendo's E3 presser (and, to a lesser extent, others.) » 7/26/08 6:00pm 7/26/08 6:00pm

MGS4 (and Leigh!) in the New York Times

The New York Times tackles MGS 4 in brief — discussing both the story ('What does it mean?') and people's reactions to the game, including a couple of choice quotes from our very own Leigh Alexander. Several other game writers weigh in on MGS 4's story and execution: » 6/22/08 5:30pm 6/22/08 5:30pm