Difficulty is not Death

I'm really enjoying Alien Rage right now, and I guess that’s kind of weird, because it was a poorly rated game. When I was chatting with a friend about it on launch, he went “ew, Giant Bomb did a Quicklook of that game, and it was horrible.” But, well, much to my surprise, Alien Rage is not actually horrible. It’s… » 2/14/14 6:03pm 2/14/14 6:03pm

The 2013 Speakys: Round One

Hello fellow gamers. Welcome to the first round of The 2013 Speakys - the only Kotaku award show run by readers, voted on by readers and announced by readers. This is (amazingly) the third year I've had the honor of hosting The Speakys, and I'm hoping for our best turn out yet. But didn't Kotaku already have a… » 1/11/14 11:00am 1/11/14 11:00am

Say Goodbye to Speak Up on Kotaku with the Best Final Fantasy Sequel…

That's right, it's the end of Speak Up on Kotaku as we know it, at least as a daily feature. For years I've (Fahey) been going though the Speak Up and then TAY user forums, scouring them for gems to share with the class, like commenter CannibalTuna stepping up to admit that Final Fantasy X-2 was a pretty good game.… » 9/21/12 5:30pm 9/21/12 5:30pm

Let's Talk About Our Horrible Bosses

In our next-to-last edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, I (Fahey) decided to stick with a simple question that encompasses the very essence of what Speak Up was originally created to do. Commenter Saljuice want to know which video game bosses have given you the most trouble. Stephen Totilo doesn't count. » 9/20/12 5:30pm 9/20/12 5:30pm

This Post Only Exists to Justify Pictures from Robin Hood: Men in Tights

The era of Speak Up on Kotaku comes to a close at the end of this week, but we've still got some fire left, more than enough to rise to the challenge put forth today by commenter Voltaire Crescent. » 9/17/12 5:30pm 9/17/12 5:30pm

If You've Got the Wood, Money and Time You Too Could Fill Your Home…

In today's special later-than-normal, screw the top-right box edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Slagathorian shares some truly spectacular wooden creations that the editor is pretty sure he'd make a killing selling on Etsy. » 9/11/12 7:30pm 9/11/12 7:30pm

Let's Lose Weight While Playing Video Games

In today's fashionably late episode of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter God Hand BrynnFlynn talks about that old video game weight loss standard, the exercise bike. » 9/10/12 7:00pm 9/10/12 7:00pm

What Video Game Music Goes Good With a Wedding Celebration?

Today's Speak Up on Kotaku is incredibly short and even more sweet, as commenter batman4million ask for suggestions of video game music that won't aggro his guests at his wedding after party. » 9/07/12 5:30pm 9/07/12 5:30pm

They Really Need To Make Mirror's Edge Online

In today's first-person platforming episode of the TAY-powered Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Fernando Jorge thinks that EA should put together an online version of Mirror's Edge. I'm into it, Fernando. » 9/06/12 5:30pm 9/06/12 5:30pm

What Do You Know, Kingdom Hearts Was Pretty Good

In today's keybladed episode of the TAY-powered Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter FrogFro, who finally played Kingdom Hearts and has some thoughts on the game. » 9/04/12 5:30pm 9/04/12 5:30pm

It's Not Easy Being a Pinball Junkie in a Digital World

In today's nostalgic episode of the TAY-powered Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter JonathanPonikvar laments the sad plight of the modern-day pinball fiend, forced to go digital to get his fix. » 8/31/12 5:30pm 8/31/12 5:30pm

Let's Help This Man Build a Gaming PC

Today's Speak Up on Kotaku comes from commenter JuiceandSpoons, who'd like to build his own PC but needs a little help figuring out the guts to make it go. It's the Kotaku community to the rescue! » 8/30/12 5:30pm 8/30/12 5:30pm

Guild Wars 2 Reminds Him Why He Prefers Gaming on Consoles

Today's Speak Up on Kotaku doles out equal parts PC love and PC hate, as Mr. Gilder attempts to install and launch Guild Wars 2.It's Gilder Wars! » 8/29/12 5:30pm 8/29/12 5:30pm

Darksiders II is Incredibly Frustrating for the OCD Gamer

In today's manic-action-packed installment of the TAY-powered Speak Up on Kotaku, our favorite OCD gamer, Daemon_Gildas, is on the verge of losing his shit over Darksiders II's collectible chaos. » 8/28/12 5:30pm 8/28/12 5:30pm

Why Do People Hate Shopping at GameStop Again? Oh Yeah.

It's still Speak Up on Kotaku, we're just taking the posts from TAY now, like God Hand BrynnFlynn's story about why a trip to GameStop is so damn entertaining. » 8/27/12 5:30pm 8/27/12 5:30pm

We Have Giant Screens. Make Games With Giant Fonts.

In this, the final episode of Speak Up on Kotaku before we move over to TAY, commenter Nevest wants developers to know they can use bigger fonts already, dammit. » 8/24/12 5:30pm 8/24/12 5:30pm

Not the Best Game Ever:Earthbound

As the stagnant Speak Up forum begins to fade and TAY rises to power, Speak Up on Kotaku will soon be Speak Up Among Yourselves, or whatever name you guys pick for it. In the meantime, commenter HerpDerpDerp doesn't think the classic RPG Earthbound is as good as people say. » 8/23/12 5:30pm 8/23/12 5:30pm

Best Game Ever: Wild Arms

Speak Up's Best Game Ever segment rears it's glorious head once more, this time with a comment swiped from TAY from good old Mr. Gilder, who tells us why Wild Arms' Western-themed role-playing is the bee's knees. » 8/22/12 5:30pm 8/22/12 5:30pm