How To Survive The Sun, Sand & Slump Of Your Gaming Summer

Summer is tough on the person who loves playing video games. How can one survive gaming's hottest, sweatiest and slowest season, whether hitting the beach with a Nintendo DS and PSP, or staying home and out of the sun? » 7/19/10 8:00pm 7/19/10 8:00pm

Backyard Adaptations Of Video Game Classics

Growing up meant summers spent outside for me. Long days locked outside with no hope of returning home until the sun fell and my parents called us for dinner. » 7/09/10 2:20pm 7/09/10 2:20pm

Libraries Got Game

There are, perhaps, few more disconsonant scenes than of the austere silence of the library and the boisterous play of video games, but a growing movement is starting to put the two under one roof. » 7/31/09 6:00pm 7/31/09 6:00pm

When A Real Band Tried Rock Band...

It may be the Summer of Gaming here at Kotaku, but for many Brooklyn neighborhoods, the season's long, hot days mean just one thing: weeks of non-stop band shows. No, not Rock Band — real bands. Is there common ground? » 7/27/09 4:00pm 7/27/09 4:00pm

Fallout 3 Developer Creates More Backyard Games

I have a thing for playing outside. There, I said it. That's why I created a half-dozen video-game inspired games for kids to play outdoors.

I also secretly hoped that it might inspire others, people who actually know what they're doing, to do the same. » 7/23/09 10:20am 7/23/09 10:20am

Have We Reached Exercise Game Saturation?

Get up off your ass. Move, move, move. It's summertime! No need to go outside. Video games can help you become active and maybe even lose weight. This is hardly new, but have we reached saturation? » 7/22/09 3:00pm 7/22/09 3:00pm

Get Outside... and Enjoy Video Gaming?

We've spent this month talking about the confluence of summer and gaming, from summer blockbusters to beach arcades, summer reading to video-game-inspired outdoor play. » 7/21/09 11:00am 7/21/09 11:00am

And Now For The Games Inspired By Summer Blockbusters...

We took a look yesterday at the games based on Summer's biggest blockbuster movies. Today, let's switch things up, and look at the games inspired by the movies. » 7/16/09 4:00pm 7/16/09 4:00pm

Thanks, Hollywood, For These "Summer Blockbusters"

Summer means sun. Weeks off school, days off work, Coronas under a palm tree as a sea breeze washes over you. But it also means it's time for Hollywood's big shebang: the summer blockbusters. » 7/15/09 1:40pm 7/15/09 1:40pm

Turning Summer Movies Into Games: Dos and Don'ts

The video game industry has longed enjoyed riding on the coattails of Hollywood, turning summer blockbuster films into what should be easily profitable video game adaptations. But things don't always turn out as planned. » 7/14/09 10:00pm 7/14/09 10:00pm

They Remember Jedi, Jaws and Indiana Jones

1975, Jaws — "It was the Village East theater in Birmingham, Alabama. And we rode in my sister's husband's Trans Am…I have certain flashes of scenes, like the scene where Roy Scheider pulls the license plate out of the stomach of the shark. I remember that. They're just flashes. I remember it being very scary. My… » 7/13/09 1:40pm 7/13/09 1:40pm

Kotaku's 2009 Summer Playing List

July is the time for snooty summer reading lists (not ours) and cocktail party chatter about reading them. The time when certain magazines and certain readers just lord their oh-so-fulfilling summer over your shiftless vacation. » 7/08/09 1:40pm 7/08/09 1:40pm

Sink Or Swim? The Game Designer's Conundrum

Swimming is something you and I can probably do — and will do more this summer. But swimming has long been an ability less common to video game characters than running, jumping or shooting shotguns. I asked top developers why. » 7/02/09 1:40pm 7/02/09 1:40pm