Father Makes Son Play Through Video Game History, Chronologically

For the last ten years, Andy Baio has been performing an experiment on his son. It is equal parts cruel and fascinating. Rather than let him play whatever video game he wanted, Baio made his boy work his way to modernity by playing through the history of video games chronologically. Starting with 1979's Galaxian. » 12/10/14 9:20pm 12/10/14 9:20pm

Video Game Art Could Do With A Little More Respect

In case you're asleep by the time it's posted, almost every night on Kotaku I run a feature called Fine Art. It's a showcase of the work of artists working in (or dabbling in) the video game business. I do this post for a number of reasons. It's fun, it's rad art, there's a degree of closure in it since it's a career… » 11/12/14 7:30pm 11/12/14 7:30pm

Why Assassin's Creed Makes No Sense To Me

Assassin's Creed has been around for seven years now. This makes it ancient in video game years. I doubt it's going anywhere anytime soon, either. This is a problem because the relentless pace at which Ubisoft churns these games out can make it hard to take a step back and evaluate what's not working about them. » 11/12/14 10:45am 11/12/14 10:45am

I'm Excited People Are Making Silly Shooters Again

I had a lot of problems with Sunset Overdrive when I first started playing it. As I wrote in my review, the game's humor really rubbed me the wrong way. But I haven't really been able to put it down in spite of that. It's a real challenge trying to stay mad at something so unabashedly joyful and cartoony. » 11/03/14 4:10pm 11/03/14 4:10pm