A Look Back At Chinese Net Cafes Through The Years

Since time immemorial, Chinese internet cafes have been the hub, the nexus of all gaming in China. That's soon to change now with access to mobile devices, home computer setups and the advent of video game consoles in the Chinese living room. » 8/11/14 7:00am 8/11/14 7:00am

Onimusha and His Tree Subject Of New Taiwan Meme

Takeshi Kaneshiro, who will forever be known for Onimusha, is in the headlines again in Taiwan after a typhoon blew through the island earlier this month. Interestingly enough, Kaneshiro himself wasn't making the waves, but rather a tree that he sat under in a commercial once. » 7/28/14 7:30am 7/28/14 7:30am

Chinese SWAT Team Recruits With Smiles And Crossbows

In the wake of the ridiculously awesome propaganda posters put up by police in Eastern China, another Chinese police force has come out with a set of awesome photos. This time around, instead of letting the locals know who's watching, a police department of south west China's Sichuan province is looking for recruits! » 7/07/14 6:00am 7/07/14 6:00am

Vice's Candy Crush Fashion Shoot Is Better Than It Sounds

It's the week of E3, so of course Vice is covering the video game industry's largest annual event in true Vice style: by writing about plastic cases that let you mold your very own 3D-printed dildos. » 6/12/14 11:30am 6/12/14 11:30am

The Coolest 2D Video Game on Earth Is Hong Kong

After visiting a friend in Hong Kong, Swedish photographer Christian Åslund thought the streets below looked like the best video game he had never played. The result is this tribute to 2D gaming. » 2/07/13 5:30am 2/07/13 5:30am

Indie Arcades and Wu-Tang Joust: Photos from the Motherboard Relaunch…

Last night, Vice's sub-site Motherboard celebrated its official relaunching the best way possible: by throwing a giant party, having Rza play and getting everyone drunk. Indie arcade-makers Babycastles were also there to bring their own brand of gaming weirdness along with the whole gang behind Sportsfriends. » 11/30/12 1:00pm 11/30/12 1:00pm

How a Daredevil Photographer in a Biplane Helped Bring L.A. Noire to…

To recreate modern-day Los Angeles in a video game, all one has to do is load up Google Earth and go to town, so to speak. To recreate the 1940's Los Angeles of Rockstar's L.A. Noire, one man had to hang out of a biplane. » 5/17/11 2:40pm 5/17/11 2:40pm

The World United As I Played Mass Effect 2

On Sunday, May 2, at 11am Eastern Time, I was playing Mass Effect 2. My wife took a photo. At the same time (15:00 U.T.C.), around the world, more than 10,000 other people snapped photos too. This is what they were doing while I played: » 5/11/10 11:20am 5/11/10 11:20am

PAX East Kotaku Party: Scenes From The Rattlesnake Bar

The turnout at last night's Kotaku Pax East meet-up was nothing short of amazing. There was dancing, drinking, more drinking. After that, we drank a little. Wanna see what that looked like? Here you go. » 3/27/10 2:30pm 3/27/10 2:30pm

Stock Photos Capture Gaming at its Most Fail

Everyone loathes posed photos where neither the models nor the photographer know what the fuck they are doing. Yet they've glutted stock photo sites, which charge ridiculous amounts for them. » 2/22/09 5:00pm 2/22/09 5:00pm