Guy Swatted In Front Of 60,000 Viewers While Playing Runescape

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. » 2/08/15 10:00pm 2/08/15 10:00pm

Now RuneScape Is Getting A Collectible Card Game Spin-Off

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? » 10/13/14 9:00am 10/13/14 9:00am

Thirteen-Year-Old MMO Gets Its First Expansion Pack

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. » 8/11/14 10:00am 8/11/14 10:00am

A Portrait Of One Game's "Average" Gamer

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. » 5/15/14 8:00pm 5/15/14 8:00pm

The Best-Hidden Doctor Who Easter Eggs in Gaming

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. » 11/26/13 9:20am 11/26/13 9:20am

Oh Look, They Got Runescape 3 Working Again

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. » 7/23/13 9:45pm 7/23/13 9:45pm

Runescape 3 Is Here, And Only A Bit Broken

Look at that trailer. That's the bold future of the world's most popular free-to-play MMO. A future I look forward to experiencing should this black screen issue ever get resolved. » 7/22/13 4:30pm 7/22/13 4:30pm

Runescape 3 Launches July 22

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. » 7/03/13 2:30pm 7/03/13 2:30pm

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." » 7/03/13 9:50am 7/03/13 9:50am

Police Blotter: Knock-Knock. Who's There? Bang.

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. » 6/09/13 3:00pm 6/09/13 3:00pm

Man Arrested, Accused Of Threatening To Shoot Up His School Via...MMO

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. » 4/15/13 2:00am 4/15/13 2:00am

Fake Gun, Fake Currency, Real Jail Time Figure in Alleged Runescape

A 19-year-old 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. » 8/11/12 4:00pm 8/11/12 4:00pm

Browser-Based MMO Runescape Boasts 200 Million Players... and Counting

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. » 7/19/12 4:30pm 7/19/12 4:30pm

Runescape is Getting a Facelift. Here's Some Art.

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. » 1/10/12 2:00am 1/10/12 2:00am

The Creators Of RuneScape Take-On Massively Multiplayer Transformers

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. » 3/14/11 12:30pm 3/14/11 12:30pm

Online Gaming Marriage Leads To Real-World Criminal Charges

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. » 2/08/11 3:20pm 2/08/11 3:20pm

My, A Lot Of People Play 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. » 8/31/09 4:30am 8/31/09 4:30am

Wii, 360 And...Runescape Top Yahoo! Search Queries For 2008

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. » 12/02/08 1:30am 12/02/08 1:30am