League Of Legends Is Now Rewarding People For Playing Nice On Teams​

In its ongoing war against the toxic parts of League of Legends' community, developer Riot Games has kicked off a promising initiative to encourage teamwork and collaboration between players. For the next two weeks, people who play games with teams of friends are eligible for big Influence Points rewards. » 3/03/15 1:00pm 3/03/15 1:00pm

League Of Legends Rewarding People Who Played Nice For All Of 2014

In its ongoing war against toxic online behavior, League of Legends creator Riot Games has come up with a clever way to put a positive spin on multiplayer interactions: by rewarding players who made it through 2014 with a clean record. » 1/06/15 11:15am 1/06/15 11:15am

More Delightful Chinese Photoshop Trolls

Back in 2013, Kotaku first featured Chinese Photoshop trolls. They were quite amusing. Now, let's have a look at some more internet hijinks from those able to use their Photoshop skills for good—or, depending on how you look at it, evil. » 8/21/14 5:30am 8/21/14 5:30am

This Might Be the Best Trollface of 2014

It's July. We're at the halfway point. I know. But it's really going to be difficult to top Japanese flyweight Takuya Eizumi's trollface for this year's best. » 7/17/14 7:15am 7/17/14 7:15am

Luigi Isn't The Only Troll In The New Mario Kart

John Oliver Wants To Harness The Power Of Internet Trolls

Yesterday on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver gave an excellent explanation of why you shouldn't trust Comcast, no matter what they say. He also realized that the solution to the problem resides in the comments sections of every website on the internet. » 6/02/14 12:30pm 6/02/14 12:30pm

Steam's Community Is Already Trolling The New Call of Duty

Remember Steam's tag feature, which lets users label games with anything they'd like—provided the tags aren't abusive or spoilery? They've struck again, and this time, their target is Call of Duty.
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Most Trolls Aren't Assholes, They're Just Having A Bad Day

In part because it's the biggest game on the planet, and in part because its community has a pretty poor reputation, the developers of League of Legends have been looking at some unique ways to combat unsavoury behaviour in the game. And are coming up with some refreshing results. » 4/09/14 8:00pm 4/09/14 8:00pm

Xbox One Troll Tricks People Into Using Skype

With Xbox One trolling becoming such a thing, you'd think that people populating Call of Duty lobbies would have caught on by now—but sometimes, sheer rage just gets the better of us all. » 3/28/14 4:00pm 3/28/14 4:00pm

Let Korean Photoshop Trolls Brighten Your Day Once Again

Xbox One Trolls Trick People Into Using Bing

When you're in the middle of an online match against other people, the last thing you want is an interruption—but interruptions are exactly the sort of thing Xbox One trolls will try to induce. » 1/31/14 7:00pm 1/31/14 7:00pm

Cops Show Up Live on Warcraft Stream After Troll Phones In Fake Report

A popular Twitch.tv livestreamer had some unwanted guest stars yesterday evening—the Seminole County, Fla. Sheriff's Office, summoned by a troll who phoned in a report of someone threatening others with a knife. You can see it play out here. » 12/04/13 4:00pm 12/04/13 4:00pm

Korea's PhotoShop Trolls Turn to Beauty

This summer, a Korean language Facebook page called We Do Phoshop appeared on Kotaku and took over the internet with its humorous Photoshops (see above). Now, those internet wizards want to make you beautiful. » 10/01/13 4:00am 10/01/13 4:00am

A Heartfelt, If Not Slightly Angry Love Song Dedicated To Trolls

You know what they say, you shall love your troll as yourself. The Doubleclicks take this edict to heart by performing an amusing song dedicated to nasty internet trolls...it's kind of sweet! » 9/26/13 6:00pm 9/26/13 6:00pm

Steam Developer Accidentally Trolls Half-Life 3 Fans

Earlier today, the Steam store featured a news item written by a developer claiming that the Half-Life 3 internal beta had been released. As you might've guessed, it was fake—but anyone looking at Steam could see the "news." » 8/19/13 8:30pm 8/19/13 8:30pm

This Guy Really Wants Shrek To Be In The New Smash Bros

Oh, Miiverse. You've got such amusing characters making all sorts of silly posts. Take "Sakurai" here, a poster which cronicstate found, for instance. Sakurai is almost assuredly a troll, but everyone takes the bait and argues with him over the possibility of having Dreamwork's Shrek in the new Super Smash Bros.

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Does Your Gamertag Have Herpes? Beware Xbox Live Enforcement United

I do not envy Xbox Live's enforcement moderators. They have an endless and thankless task policing the service's notoriously juvenile user base. And mind-numbing, too, if a the experience offered by "Enforcement United"—Xbox Live's new crowdsourced tattling system—is any indication. » 8/04/13 11:00am 8/04/13 11:00am

Perhaps, Blame Internet Pranksters for Scorning Professor Layton

Remember how 4chan voted Kim Jung-un as Time's Person of the Year? Well, something kind of like that might have happened in Japan—but minus Time and the communist dictator. » 6/26/13 5:30am 6/26/13 5:30am

When Video Game Trolling Is A Good Thing

The timer ticks down toward zero. We tear across the Boneyard, one of Halo: Reach's best multiplayer maps, my good friend Rus driving with me sitting shotgun. I'm clutching the blue flag in hands that would be sweating if they were real. We shed our red teammates like skin; they race past us going the other direction… » 5/18/13 9:00am 5/18/13 9:00am