The votes have been counted and your lineup for Sunday Comics is set. All eight of the existing features will return. ActionTrip, which ran from Sunday Comics' debut in 2009 until last year, returns. Life in Aggro is the only totally new strip readers chose.
OK, first a mea culpa. It was dumb of me to open a call for nominations for new strips in our Sunday Comics feature and then go on vacation. I promise I did not forget about this. In fact, we've got a good list of nine new candidates, and right now you get to vote on them and the eight incumbents.
Well, alright. The tree of video game webcomic humor must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of ... new video game webcomics. Or something. This is the only democratically elected feature on Kotaku, and I'm calling new elections.
Valve, makers of 2007's Half Life 2: Episode 2, is reaching out to teenagers interested in games development through "Pipeline," a program being administered by the company's own interns.
Last week you voted on the lineup for Kotaku's Sunday Comics feature. The roster going forward will be:
Last week we opened up nominations for new additions to our Sunday Comics feature. Seven candidates satisfied the standards we put down for inclusion, so I am delighted to present them to you for your consideration in our 10-comic weekly feature.
It's been a year since we added a new comic to our Sunday Comics lineup, and as we are down to nine features, when we usually published 10, and some others have been updating inconsistently, it's as good a time as any to roll out the Sunday Comics Deathmatch overhaul that we last ran in 2010.
If you're asking industry heavyweights to make a video to fire up kids about math and science, it's probably no surprise that the video game maker is the one getting the most views.
The tree of video game webcomics must be refreshed from time to time with new blood.
Sometimes, games and the government are capable of doing things together other than antagonizing each other. Take the six "Game Jams" going on in two weeks, pairing developers with kids to brainstorm some games that reinforce healthy eating habits.
Jane McGonigal believes in gamers, because they're trained to believe they can win. She's built an alternate-reality game to tap that confidence and channel it into good works benefiting gamers' communities, with the larger goal of fostering empowerment in Africa.
A life-size Lancer replica and an original painting from Bungie are among items IGN will auction next week in a 12-hour "webathon" to raise money for relief efforts in Haiti.
Bungie's mobilizing the Halo community to join the Haiti recovery effort. On Wednesday, the studio encourages players to wear a special emblem supporting Haiti relief and pledges to donate up to $77,000 depending on how many participate.
Done in the style of a toddler's first book, "A Gamer's Alphabet" pairs letters and important words from video gaming. And, seriously, profits from the sale of this clever gift go to help kids suffering from a rare epileptic disorder.
With the all-important holiday month still to come, Child's Play, the charity donating video games and toys to children's hospitals worldwide, has tallied more than $1 million in donations this year. It hopes to eclipse $1.4 million by year's end.