The following satirical look at game design is an excerpt from Kotaku freelancer Matthew S. Burns’ wonderful new book, Surviving the Game Industry: A Wasteland Guide, which rounds up his satirical columns from Game Developer magazine. You can get the book as part of this story bundle for anywhere between $3-$100 (it’s…
Ah yes, the Star Worms universe. So full of unforgettable characters and spooky aliens. Let's take a trip down memory lane , shall we?
Usually, comparisons to games are kind of flippant—which is probably why both Republicans and Democrats alike say the government shutdown is not a game. But if it was? According to Stephen Colbert, it would be called Not A Game: The Government Shutdown Home Game. The rules would be… interesting.
A common, unfortunate assumption with a lot of female cosplayers is that they just do cosplay for 'attention' (amongst other things)—so it's kind of startling, if not funny at times to see that script switched by jenniferlanda here.
That fedora. So good.
Kyle Baker’s no idiot. The iconic comics and animation artist knows that he can’t call the characters in Mass Murderer of Steel Superman and General Zod. But the fighting super-powered dudes in his quickie browser game are totally based on the brawling Kryptonians in Warner Bros.’ new Man of Steel movie. How can you…
For comic-book movies, the bigger the budget, the bigger the expectations, the bigger the letdown. Table 8 Productions, makers of "Iron Man 3 on a Budget," and "The Avengers on a Budget," know the key to exceeding expectations is to kill all hope of them in the womb. Thus this trailer for "Man of Steel" on a Budget.
After giving Microsoft a purple nurple for the ages just about 24 hours ago—attacking the idea that game consoles should have online check-in requirements and used game restrictions—what the hell could Sony do for an encore? We have a few ideas.
In the popular consciousness, "Tecmo Bowl" usually means the 1989 NES port, if not 1991's Tecmo Super Bowl. Today, The Onion, satirizing White House sports photo ops, shows off its gamer cred by going back to the game's original arcade version, which featured only the "Bulldogs" and "Wildcats"—coached by BOB and ASS.
Microsoft says the Xbox One won't need an always-online Internet connection. But if you want to play it, the thing might need to check in with the home office once a day. Playing used or borrowed games also sounds like a real bitch. Only one thing that can save gamers from this: our old enemy, Fox News.
I'm about as old as Watergate and it has had a constant and vaguely Oedipal influence on me. Dad was a newsman; I'm a newsman. Dad hates Nixon; I hate Nixon. Newsmen took down a president; my Dad's badder than the president. So I came to Watergate: The Game confident I could win with solid knowledge of the scandal.
Cracked offers a spot-on satirization of the miserable buyer/miserable seller relationship fostered by video gaming's simplified retail economies. However, it overlooks some enormous bargains you can find in real estate. For example, an entire golf course for $5.
Some people act as if gaming as we know it is in danger, and all of these new experimental titles—Proteus, Dear Esther, Dys4ria, Twine games, amongst others—are to blame. Usually, it's what people designate as 'art games.' Sometimes, if you're in the middle of a "but is it a game" discussion, you can almost imagine a…
by Kirk Hamilton
The Rockman/Mega Man franchise celebrates its 25th anniversary in December, and I can't imagine a cheerful observance is coming for the hardcore fans of one of video gaming's cornerstone franchises. They've been upset ever since last year's heavy-handed cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3 for the 3DS, a game which had…
Still, I would have figured Activision for your gun-obsessed weightlifter friend who drives a 1989 Celica and…
Even the characters inside of video games are sick of the wub-wub.