Joshua Peters, a US Air Force vet who hangs out on Twitch playing video games, was the victim of a swatting hoax last week, during which his home was stormed and the police reportedly pointed guns at his brothers.
This must be one of the flattest Minecraft worlds out there, but that's how you remake a classic browser game.
Coming in 2015 to PC, Mac, iOS and Android, Chronicle: RuneScape Legends is a collectible card game based on a long-running massively multiplayer role-playing game. Crazy, right?
Since its launch way back in 2001, browser-based massively-multiplayer online role-playing game RuneScape has received a steady stream of updates, but never anything as ambitious as its first expansion pack, Lost City of the Elves.
The developers behind Runescape, in conjunction with photographer Chris Dorley-Brown, have taken survey data and real player's faces and combined it all to create this composite portrait of the game's "average" player.
It's not just the 50th anniversary Doctor Who special that's packed with easter eggs and references; apparently, video game developers are also in love with Daleks and the TARDIS. The fine folks at DYKGaming collected the 11 best Doctor Who-related easter eggs and wrapped them up in the video above.
Look at all of those graphics. That's at least seven or eight graphics right there. After a day spent staring at a black screen, Jagex has finally tweaked Runescape 3 enough so that I can see those shiny new graphics. I completely forgot why I was in that cave.
It's been 12 years and change since Jagex first unleashed the ridiculously popular free-to-play MMO Runescape on the world, and it's finally starting to look like something I might play. The game's largest upgrade ever, Runescape 3 has been confirmed for a July 22 launch.
Runescape 3, the next big update to Jagex's twelve-year-old MMORPG, will be released on July 22. In addition to making the leap to HTML5, the new Runescape will also feature an updated quest system which lets you "directly shape the future of [Runescape's world], its inhabitants and scenery for the very first time."
Crime is a constant feature of video games writing. Somewhere, someone is doing something illicit with them—sometimes comically stupid, sometimes tragic. Games and consoles are currency, objects of dispute, sometimes even weapons themselves. Kotaku's Police Blotter is here to round up the latest in games crime.
18 year-old Thomas Frongillo from Oxford, England, has been arrested and charged with "threatening to commit a crime and threatening a bombing or hijacking" after being accused of leaving hostile messages in an online game run by Jagex, the publishers of Runescape.
RuneScape 3, sequel to the super-popular browser-based fantasy MMOs RuneScape (which used to be called RuneScape 2, naturally), will be coming out this summer.
Fordham University student is looking at 15 years in the slammer after allegedly putting a BB gun to the head of a classmate Fordham University student and demanding that 4.7 billion Runescape coins be transferred to his character, reports the New York Post.
When you talk about MMORPGs in the United States, most minds jump to World of Warcraft. And yes, with subscriber base that peaked at twelve million and still hangs out around ten million, WoW was and is a big deal.
Here's something cool. Runescape, the venerable (and hideous) MMO that's now over ten years old, is getting a graphical overhaul later this year.
Autobots wage their battles to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons online next year, as Hasbro grants the power to create a massively multiplayer online game based on the robots in disguise to Jagex, the folks behind popular free-to-play MMO RuneScape.
A 54-year-old Massachusetts man is in police custody in Detroit after allegedly initiating multiple sexual encounters with his virtual bride - a 13-year-old girl he married in the online role-playing game Runescape.
Runescape tends to fly along under most people's radars. Maybe because it's free, maybe because it's browser-based, maybe because of both. Doesn't matter! Game's still insanely popular.
It's no Google, but in the absence of Google's stats, it'll have to do: according to Yahoo!, the Wii, 360, PSP and even PS3 were amongst the 10 most-searched for technology items for 2008.