The 16 Games That Consumed 311 Hours Of My 2013

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… » 12/31/13 12:00pm 12/31/13 12:00pm

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. » 8/20/13 8:00pm 8/20/13 8:00pm

The Hierarchy of Video Game Haters

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… » 1/21/13 9:00am 1/21/13 9:00am

Why a Free iPad Game is Better Than Every Blockbuster Game Released in …

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… » 12/31/12 12:00pm 12/31/12 12:00pm

TNNS is an Amazing Game, Right Down to Its iTunes Description

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. » 11/14/12 10:55am 11/14/12 10:55am

TNNS (pronounced "Tennis")…

The Bum in the Unlocked Bathroom: How Bad User Interfaces are Ruining…

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. » 5/28/12 2:30pm 5/28/12 2:30pm

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The B3st and Worst Gam3s With a 3 In the Title

Anyone who knows me knows that my second-favorite hobby (after making sure my fingernails have no white parts) is numerology. You can't use a number over and over again on my watch if you expect me to not take notice. The Games Industry tried to slip a battleship-sized "coincidence" past the public in 2011. Most of you… » 12/13/11 2:00pm 12/13/11 2:00pm