​The 24 Most Embarrassing Dungeons & Dragons Character Classes

Fighters. Mages. Priests. Rogues. These are the primary four character classes in Dungeons & Dragons, and they have served the role-playing game well for over 30 years. But there are many others in addition to these — some awesome, some weird, and some just ridiculous. Here are 24 real D&D specialty classes that… » 2/17/14 10:00am 2/17/14 10:00am

Old-School Game Creators Want A Million Bucks (Or Two) To Make An…

Brenda Brathwaite made Wizardry, among other classic role-playing games. Tom Hall made Anachronox. They and their indie team at Loot Drop want to make a new throwback role-playing game, and they've posted one hell of a Kickstarter to convince you to pay them to make the game. And if you give them two million… » 10/03/12 10:40am 10/03/12 10:40am

Half Minute Hero Won't Let Me Doom the World

Many role-playing games ask us if we want to save the world. Even the parody role-playing game Half Minute Hero, which I love, and which was ported to Xbox Live Arcade asks this question. Help the Time Goddess banish evil? "Yes" or "no"? As if "no" was an option... » 6/29/11 3:40pm 6/29/11 3:40pm

Why Aren't You Finishing Your Video Games?

In today's mostly complete episode of Speak-Up on Kotaku, commenter Dodgerwd wonders if everyone is having the same difficulty finishing their video games as he is. » 3/03/11 12:30pm 3/03/11 12:30pm

A Rare Argument For More Linear Video Game Stories

One brilliant thing about video games is that they can react to what players do and have multiple endings. Books can't do that. Movies can't, not even Clue. Many in gaming argue for branching storylines. Here's an argument against: » 3/17/10 5:00pm 3/17/10 5:00pm

I Will Now Attempt To Explain A Battle System

Ladies and gentlemen of Kotaku, children of all ages. I will now attempt to explain to you the battle system in Sega and Tri-Ace's upcoming role-playing game Resonance of Fate. Drumroll please. (And let me know if I lose you.) » 2/05/10 3:40pm 2/05/10 3:40pm