Pokemon To Cover Your Hacking Cough

Pikachu to the rescue! Just got back from the doctor's — the morning was spent at the doctor's office. Both the kid and I are a tad under the weather. So after hitting the pharmacy, we got masks for when we visit the baby (as not to get it sick). Mini-Bash picked himself something I had never seen: a Pokémon mask!… » 11/26/08 12:00am 11/26/08 12:00am

Playing With Yourself Feels Good, Doesn't It?

Are you the type of gamer who thrives on the rich worlds of EVE Online » 11/03/08 9:00pm 11/03/08 9:00pm or , worlds made more realistic by the semi-real interactions with other flesh and blood gamers? 'Cause, man, I am so . And neither is Wired's Clive Thompson, who writes today about the joys of playing solo, even in games that simulate, in a…

Drawn To Life Devs Punk Vacationing Staffer With Drawn To Life Desk

This will teach Matt Cox to take a vacation. Two of the more sadistic employees from Drawn to Life » 10/27/08 10:00pm 10/27/08 10:00pm and developer 5TH Cell cruelly, but amusingly, gave their lead designer something to tear through upon his return from recent down time. They encased every bit of the 5TH Cell team member's desk in sturdy-looking brown…

Announcement: Kotaku Condemns "Attacks" On Blogger

According to a report from blog Joystick Division, one of their staffers was allegedly viciously attacked by a man claiming to be a Kotaku reader. The writer, Gary Hodges, claims that after being assaulted and told "I’m gunna teach you to be a Kotaku reader," a crude "K" was scrawled into his right cheek with a "a… » 10/24/08 10:00pm 10/24/08 10:00pm

Namco Bandai Pre-TGS Press Conference: The Choicest Quotes

Sometimes, things read better on paper than they do said out loud. That's especially true when the script your emcee is working with sounds like it had been written by the "funniest" top-level Namco Bandai executive, the one who's always quick with the puns. Josh Keller, who performed his duties admirably and… » 10/07/08 8:40pm 10/07/08 8:40pm

Really Fake Pikachu For Really Big Bucks

HOLY SHIT. THAT LOOKS SO REAL. A while back, a Japanese Yahoo! seller put 20 "limited edition" Pikachus on the auction block with the crazy closing price of ¥99,000,002,805,760 (over US$900 million). According to the seller:
Captured one-by-one only after you order to ensure its good health! » 9/08/08 5:30am 9/08/08 5:30am
Fantastic! These Pikachus…

David Jaffe: I Am Not Sexist Because I Want To Bone Sarah Palin

You know David Jaffe, right? He might've made some video games — we have some vague recollection of that — but he's mainly known now for his mouthing off. Apparently, Jaffe's public online assessment of one of our nation's vice presidential candidates got some attention, mainly from site GamePolitics.com » 9/05/08 10:40pm 9/05/08 10:40pm, who gave…