If you detach the sound of pain from its source, I'm willing to bet the result sounds kind of uncomfortable.
Researchers at Keele University in England decided it would be neat if they had 40 volunteers play either a violent or non-violent video game for ten minutes and then submerge one of their hands in ice-cold water. This study into the sort of silly things researchers can make subjects do yielded fresh information on…
Every now and then Speak Up on Kotaku eschews the long-winded for the shorter, sweeter things in life, like commenter Paradox Me's single sentence ode to the ones that get away.
E3 is a den of promises. Promises sell products. And according to the cynics of the world, promises are meant to be broken.
Lacking anything more sensible to do, the team at GlazeBros crafted a crude board game with painful consequences, and then tested it out on themselves. Ladies and gentlemen, The Waxing Game, family fun that will leave you hairless.
Science fiction takes another step closer to reality today as scientists discover a way to delete traumatic memories from the brains of lab animals. Your fear of Kotaku's regular science posts may soon be a thing of the past!
Anyone who's played a particularly frustrating video game can attest to the therapeutic effect of dropping the F-bomb. The phenomenon has now been scientifically proven, and the man behind the research awarded for his efforts, sort of.
Having previously revealed a launch date of "June", Sony Japan got specific overnight and said that the PlayStation 3's 3D era will begin on June 10.
This June, Sony will be rolling out its range of 3D wares, including its first 3D television the Sony HX803, the Sony stated in an official release. But what does that mean for gaming?
The Colorado-based developers of Playstation 3 downloadable game Pain were hit with lay-offs today, sources at the company tell Kotaku.
Meet Smooth Jarvis, the new character for the PlayStation Network game PAIN, brought to you by the fine folks at AXE deodorant.
Sure, PAIN has a roster of annoying, forgettable characters and a one-shot gameplay mechanic. But it's also good, honest fun, and has quietly become one of the star performers on the PlayStation Network. Next week, it hopes to become a star performer on Blu-Ray as well.
Later this month the Sore Spots add-on for Playstation Network title PAIN, hits the console bringing with it the PAINalympics.
I tried my best to avoid ever sharing this epic creation by Chris Dane Owens, but someone at Bethesda thinks it's a good representation of what Oblivion would look like as a music video.
David Hasselhoff is coming to PAIN. People magazine reveals today that the star of Knight Rider, Baywatch and America's Got Talent will be ensuring his résumé remains consistent as one of the celebrity torture victims in the expansion PAIN Amusement Park for the PlayStation 3. Hasselhoff — or "The Hoff" as he's keen…
Click to view Well LittleBigPlanet might be having some problems, but things are going just swimmingly for PSN title Pain, which is gearing up for the launch of an all-new level next month. Movie Studio is the game's take on Hollywood, with various popular movies spoofed and tons of new things to hurt yourself on.…
Sackboy's a cute creation! Nay, adorable. But come on, LittleBigPlanet's not even out yet, Sony! You don't want to risk over-exposing the guy, do you? Course you don't. So it's puzzling that it's been announced today that he'll be made available as a downloadable character for PSN game Pain. Yes, that Pain. You could…
Pain producer Travis Williams has once again dropped in over at the official PlayStation Blog, this time revealing some of the trophies being added to the game in the upcoming Amusement Park expansion, due out on the 4th of September. There's a nice little selection of trophies, ranging from the impossible Gold…
This time you can invite your friends to join you. We have online multiplayer capability so you can finally pit your skills against other people on the PLAYSTATION NETWORK. We also support the new PlayStation Trophies. This might be useful to see how awesome your competition is before you challenge them to a PAIN game.