If Football—that is, the American National Football League football—used the same naming scheme as “Dungeons & Dragons,” we’d call it “Beer Commercials & Cheerleaders.”
The Olympic Games is a massively multiplayer event wherein local champions from various territories convene in a single geographic location to compete in a wide variety of mini-games within larger categories (aquatic, track, gymnastics, cycling, and others). Winners in each event acquire a gold medal. Second prize is…
If you’re hungry for a quick and quirky couch co-op fix, Videoball is here to scratch that itch. Game designer and former Kotaku contributor Tim Rogers, along with the rest of the team at Action Button Entertainment, have smashed together Asteroids and Pong to make a pretty fun game. Join me for a match as I talk…
I dare say the Nintendo 64 is The Most Interesting Game System Nintendo Ever Made. It's interesting for a laundry list of historical reasons:
Hello, my darlings! It is me, tim rogers, founder and director of Action Button Entertainment, currently directing an androgynous apolitical abstract minimalist electronic sport called VIDEOBALL, which will arrive on all consoles and computer operating systems with a robust cross-platform online multiplayer user…
Indie Game: The Infomercial. "If StarCraft is a sport, Divekick is a crime scene." That's Action Button founder (and sometime Kotaku contributor) Tim Rogers giving his trademark infomercial-style pitch for Divekick, an absurd two-button fighting game he did not make but would still like for you to play.
If you're going to make a video pitching your new indie game, might as well go full-infomercial with it.
Up for a lengthy, design-oriented review of The Last of Us? Game designer and sometime Kotaku contributor Tim Rogers has got you covered, with a terrific, meaty write-up over at ActionButton.net.
The dust has settled a bit, and opinions about BioShock Infinite are still all over the place. A couple new things worth checking out: First of all, erstwhile Kotaku contributor Tim Rogers has written a typically sprawling, highly enjoyable review of the game over at actionbutton.net. Second, Cameron Kunzelman has…
I've been writing for Kotaku, off and on, since 2007. I've been reading it longer than that. One of the accounts I follow on Twitter (follow me!) begs me to not read the comments on blogs. Of course, I don't listen, and that is why my head is crammed with weird shards of anecdotal evidence that are as bring-uppable at…
On 7 January 2013, Sony announced they had stopped production of the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. Google says that more than 1.5 billion games were sold for the PlayStation 2 worldwide in its 12-plus-change years of success.
Many people who went to film school will tell you that film school made them hate watching films. In a similar fashion, as someone who has worked on triple-A video games in the past, the only thing that impresses me about triple-A video games is the amount of work that goes into constructing them. Project managers and…
Over the past couple of days I've been playing the balls off of TNNS, Action Button Entertainment's new paddle-ball game for iOS devices. It's colorful, challenging and infinitely entertaining, and that has nothing to do with the involvement of frequent Kotaku contributor Tim Rogers.
Final Fantasy VII's Wikipedia entry is 6,596 words.The Wikipedia entry for William Shakespeare is 5,999 words. Let's apply One-Hundred-Point Scale Internet Video Game Web Site Score Logic to these two word counts: if we were giving Final Fantasy VII a 10, Shakespeare's collected works would score a 9.7.
Allow me to apologize, on the behalf of all game developers, for the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo.
I can summarize my experience designing user interfaces like this: if you were to place a refrigerator and a toilet side by side in a room with no windows and a door which locked from the inside, 9.3 out of 10 people entering that room would defecate in the freezer and urinate on the floor.
Many ruder-than-scientific words exist for "homosexual"; the faceless internet crams my inbox with them every day.
[Editor's Note: Every month, we pay Tim Rogers to share his unique view of video games. But Tim has gone and made a video game. For free, we're letting him introduce his new game as only Tim can. He'll be back later this month with stuff we actually pay him to write. Take it away, Tim... ]
The 2012 Consumer Electronics Show has come and gone, and still no smell-o-vision inventor has stepped forward to wave the flag violently enough.