Usually, when you think that it might be cool if you could buy all your friends a copy of the game you're playing—so you can play together—it's just an idle fantasy. kaiaminalcrossing actually did it with Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and they threw the most charming party for the presents, too.
This weekend, I was at Further Confusion 2013—a furry convention. What was I doing there? Covering the event for Kotaku, of course!
It's a party in the Anaheim, C-A this Friday when Kotaku's most prominent figures host an evening of drinks, snacks, Samsung, and StarCraft. Won't you join us?
Say what you will about Gearbox's Duke Nuke Forever, but it sounds like their community party was, as the kids used to say, "Off the hook."
Last week's PopCap Games party at the Game Developers Conference wasn't just a chance to indulge in Plants Vs. Zombies drinks and snacks while watching flowers cavort around the packed room. It was also a chance to check out some really neat concept art from the game and, you now, talk to people.
Go go dancing sunflowers and pea-shooters caroused at Pop Cap Games' party last night, chasing and being chased by big-headed zombies among party goers.
There may be only three of the seven of us here in New York this week, but we couldn't pass up the opportunity to have a little reader gathering.
Foregoing a lavish, star-studded party, PopCap's Bejeweled 3 launch party was held in a North London living room, with only a secretary, a grandmother, a librarian, a banker, and a father in attendance, representing the series' diverse fanbase.
A night of live music from artists like Usher, Jane's Addiction, Soundgarden, Maynard James Keenan, Eminem, and more turns slightly awkward as Activision's lavish E3 2010 production confuses as much as it astounds.
Today's the day, party hounds. Kotaku is throwing its annual pre-E3 shindig in downtown LA and here are the details on the when, the where and the how old you have to be.
Because Kotaku parties tend to go on and on.
Aperture Science may have canceled its E3 party plans, but Kotaku's are officially locked in. As we tend to do the Sunday before E3, Kotaku is having a party. This one will be bigger than ever... and you're invited.
Han had Chewie. Luke had R2-D2. Who will you have by your side as a Companion Character in BioWare's Star Wars: The Old Republic, and will you be able to sleep with them?
Are you in Boston, Massachusetts and attending PAX East? If you're in the mood to have a wicked pissa of a night, head over to tonight's Kotaku party at the lovely Rattlesnake Bar and Grill. We're buyin'!
Behold stately John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center. As this post goes live, Kotaku's East Coast contingent is speeding towards this very location, in order to regale you with glorious tales of PAX East.
Don't worry, the party is still on, but due to some unforseen events we've had to move to a much cooler venue.
Kotaku is going to Boston to have a party at PAX East, to determine the 10 greatest games of all time and to teach Penny Arcade how to spell. All your planning details are here.
Our PAX East party might be the convention's must-attend Friday night event, but what can you do on Thursday night? Why not get some hands-on time with the PlayStation move at Sony's PlayStation Blog meet-up?
So all of the neat things you find out when reading Kotaku on a Friday night? Take for instance news that we'll be hosting our own open-bar party at Penny Arcade Expo East in Boston next week.