Tell Us Your PAX Love Stories

Walk around a PAX convention and you’ll see more than just video games: you’ll see tons of bonding. Cosplayers gather together for pictures, developers visit each other’s booths, and, sometimes, even new love blooms. » 3/11/15 1:00pm 3/11/15 1:00pm

Have You Ever Gotten Sick From A Convention?

Video game conventions are great... mostly. But every convention has its thorns, which often take the form of snotty, achy, barfy sicknesses. Now that both GDC and PAX East have come to pass, are you a flu-ridden ball of misery? If so, what are your symptoms? Have you caught anything in the past or at other cons? » 3/10/15 2:30pm 3/10/15 2:30pm

Indie Dev Cancels PAX East Booth Over Security Concerns

Giant Spacekat, developers of space adventure game Revolution 60, announced this week they cancelled PAX East booth space due to safety concerns. The studio has since spoken with PAX organizers and responded to criticism over the fact that its head of development, Brianna Wu, still deciding to attend PAX East and… » 2/20/15 4:30pm 2/20/15 4:30pm

​Hell Is Like a Disney Musical In Saints Row IV's Expansion

Last time out, the Saints Row series went crotch-first into superhero sci-fi territory. Now, its newest expansion Gat Out of Hell is going the occult horror route. But the game's creative director Steve Jaros says you don't to worry about them "shitting out variants" to the open-world franchise. » 9/02/14 4:30pm 9/02/14 4:30pm

Disney Infinity 2.0 Gets Combat Support From Ninja Theory

Taking a break from making action adventure games featuring stunning characters with large, waatery eyes, Heavenly Sword developer Ninja Theory's been helping polish combat systems for the Marvel-powered Disney Infinity 2.0. » 8/31/14 3:00pm 8/31/14 3:00pm

Wandering The Wyoming Wilderness, Waiting For It To Burn

It's easy to get freaked out on a solo trip through barren wilderness, especially when your job is waiting for it to catch on fire. Here's our first look at Firewatch in action. » 8/30/14 6:30pm 8/30/14 6:30pm

New Saints Row Expansion And New-Gen Port Coming in January

As part of its big PAX panel Volition just announced a new Saints Row. It's called Saints Row: Gat out of Hell, and it'll be out on January 27th. » 8/29/14 1:43pm 8/29/14 1:43pm

Meet The People Who Are Pokémon Gym Leaders In Real Life

Every Pokémon journey has the same goal: become strong enough to take on and defeat gym leaders, Pokémon's version of boss battles. What if you could actually fight your way through a real Pokemon league? And what if this League was actually better than the ones found in the games? » 8/21/14 4:00pm 8/21/14 4:00pm

A Behind-The Scenes Look At Kotaku

Have you ever wanted to watch Kotaku talk about Kotaku? "Hell yes!" you say? "I want nothing more in this world," you say? Excellent. Here's a video recording of our panel from PAX East earlier this month. We talk about games, new consoles, and what it's like to work for everyone's favorite video game website. » 4/22/14 12:15pm 4/22/14 12:15pm

Was PAX East's Diversity Lounge A Success? I Asked People Who Went

Ubiquitous webcomic Penny Arcade's taken some rather poor stances on diversity in the past, leading some people (myself included) to avoid PAX altogether for the time being. However, PA is at least attempting to clean up its act, starting with a "Diversity Lounge" that debuted at PAX East. But did it help? Or did it… » 4/21/14 6:25pm 4/21/14 6:25pm

Watch Some Of PAX East's Coolest Games Right Here

The Kotaku crew spent last weekend at PAX East 2014, and we saw a whole bunch of great games. Take a look at some of the best games we saw, along with other great videos from this week on Watchlist. » 4/18/14 8:30pm 4/18/14 8:30pm

​A Spaceship Game That Feels a Lot Like Being in a Relationship

Listen, Space Partner, if we don't figure out how to work together, the space bunnies are going to die horrible, lonely deaths. Stop screaming at me and upgrade those shields! » 4/18/14 11:30am 4/18/14 11:30am

This iPhone Game Tricks You Into Dancing

Someone recommended that I play "this weird dancing game" at PAX East. I wasn't sure what to expect when I saw people spinning around with an iphone between them, but Bounden is easily one of the most fun games I played all weekend. » 4/17/14 2:00pm 4/17/14 2:00pm

​Coming Soon To An RPG Near You: Panic Attacks!

Life is stressful and sometimes even the bravest people shut down under too much trauma. Darkest Dungeon takes that emotional reality and weaves it into the game, giving players a band of warriors who can get so sick and tired of fighting all the damn time that they'll just quit or run away. » 4/17/14 10:00am 4/17/14 10:00am

​What It Looks Like to Play a Four-Dimensional Game

Some games ask you to shoot, jump or strategize in ways that are similar to what you've done. Sure, there may be unique tweaks designed to pique your interest but you mostly go in knowing what to expect. Other games are different deep down in their DNA, challenging the way you do even the simplest things. Miegakure's… » 4/16/14 4:00pm 4/16/14 4:00pm