​Minecraft Diamonds are 11 Times Rarer than Real Ones


Diamonds are the second rarest material in Minecraft. You can mold them into the most durable tools and weapons, or just make a copy of the Statue of Liberty. If you've tried looking for them for any length of time, though, you know the material can be frustratingly rare. In fact, it's even scarcer in Minecraft than… » 11/05/14 11:34pm 11/05/14 11:34pm

Commander Shepard Killed More than 300,000 People

Mass Effect's Commander Shepard may be the savior of the galaxy, but how many people did she kill along the way? Reddit user mocha820 tallied up every kill in a standard run through all three games and assembled some neat stats on the series. Warning: spoilers ahead. » 10/21/14 5:13pm 10/21/14 5:13pm

Finally, Someone Did A Statistical Analysis of Bob Ross' Paintings

You want too much information? Well then, here you go. FiveThirtyEight ran all of Bob "Happy Little Trees" Ross' paintings through a giant calculator, and what they discovered is... enlightening. Unsurprisingly, 91% of his paintings contain trees, but did you know Ross refused to have any signs of humanity in his work? » 4/14/14 5:20pm 4/14/14 5:20pm

2011 Gamers Played Modern Warfare 3 the Most, Skyrim the Longest

Video game social network and stat tracking service Raptr has announced the winners of its 2011 Most Played Games awards, and while overall gamers spent more time playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 than any other 2011 title, it's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that walked home with the Most Played Game of 2011 award.… » 12/09/11 2:20pm 12/09/11 2:20pm

Are We Putting Too Much Emphasis on First-Person Shooter Stats?

In today's 75 percent accurate edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter BattleMoose87 wonders if we aren't giving first-person shooter statistics more weight than they deserve. Are we? » 11/10/11 11:20am 11/10/11 11:20am

One Out Of Two Portal 2 Players On Steam Hasn't Finished The Game

So much for Portal 2 being too short. Fans of Portal 2 may be surprised to learn that a lot of people who own the game aren't playing it very much. » 4/28/11 11:00am 4/28/11 11:00am

Gran Turismo 5 Has a Release Date, For Reals, Really Reals, Seriously

OK, hold onto your hats and duct tape your socks on, Sony Computer Entertainment of America tells us that Gran Turismo 5 is going on sale in North America on Nov. 24. » 11/12/10 9:36am 11/12/10 9:36am

Video Game Statistics At A Glance

Print this off, stick it to the back of your bedroom/toilet door, and get to memorising. Occasional questionable figure aside, this will definitely help you win fights on the playground/at the pub. » 1/15/10 12:30am 1/15/10 12:30am

The 2009 eBay Holiday Video Game Grey Market Report

While game publishers look to retail sales figures to gauge the success of the holiday season, let's take a look at how our favorite games and consoles performed in the shady back-alleys of eBay's 2009 holiday grey market. » 1/01/10 2:00pm 1/01/10 2:00pm

Do You Strive For Gamerscore Completion?

An interesting feature over at Gamasutra looks at the percentage of players who actually achieve a perfect Gamerscore in popular Xbox Live titles. Do you play until the last point is awarded? » 10/28/09 3:20pm 10/28/09 3:20pm

Neurosurgeons Blame Increase in Car Surfing On Grand Theft Auto

The increased popularity of car surfing corresponds to the release of the Grand Theft Auto games and YouTube videos showing the activity, according to a study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery. » 7/22/09 1:20pm 7/22/09 1:20pm

What Games Are We Tweeting About?

Interested in finding out what titles have gamers Tweeting like crazy? Look no further than Tweet My Gaming, a new website from the creators of GamerDNA. » 6/10/09 12:20pm 6/10/09 12:20pm

One Billion Dollars Worth Of Rock Band Sold

MTV Games and Harmonix are likely overwhelmingly pleased to announce that North American sales of Rock Band have passed the $1 billion mark over the past 15 months, according to the NPD group. » 3/26/09 11:00am 3/26/09 11:00am

Heavy Rain By Numbers

Eurogamer recently had the chance to visit Quantic Dream to see their new PlayStation 3 adventure Heavy Rain in development, and they returned with some interesting statistics on the eagerly anticipated title. » 12/11/08 11:40am 12/11/08 11:40am