What are the Best Touchscreen Gloves?

It's freezing outside, and you want to check Dark Sky to further hammer home just how cold you are, but your smart device rejects the inputs from your obsolete gloves, asserting that they haven't changed since at least The Odyssey. You need hand protection from the elements that works with your touchscreen, but which… » 1/12/15 3:46pm 1/12/15 3:46pm

Why a Chinese Reporter Was Tied Up During a Typhoon

Mother Nature is dangerous business. Weather reporters in Asia (and elsewhere) are often sent into the eye of a storm—if anything, just so they can show how severe the weather is. And a typhoons are pretty dang severe.


On August 8, typhoon Haikui hit Hepu County in China, sadly leaving two dead in its wake. This is… » 8/09/12 5:00am 8/09/12 5:00am

Taiwanese Weather Girls Ripped Off By Chinese Weather Girls

Last December, Guangdong Satellite TV Station introduced a change to their regular weather broadcasts. Instead of stuffy meteorologists or on-air reporters reporting the changes in the weather, they hired a group of undergraduate Chinese girls.


The group, called Pin-Ko Pie, is made up of nine college girls who have… » 3/26/12 8:00am 3/26/12 8:00am

Hey, Seattle Gamers and Game Developers, Show Us Your Snow!

We hear that Seattle is covered in ice and snow is a total mess. We've even got this picture from near the offices of Bellevue-based developer 5th Cell to prove it. » 1/19/12 6:51pm 1/19/12 6:51pm

What Game Handled Weather Changes the Best?

Whipping rain that dots your screen in a firefight. Fog that hides lingering zombies. Sheets of ice that cause you car to spin out of control. Weather can be an important part of video games. Over the years there have been some amazing takes on gameplay-impacting weather. » 10/28/11 10:00am 10/28/11 10:00am

Is the Awesome Power of the Weather Lost on Game Developers?

Waking up to find his town enshrouded with thick fog, commenter Nimzy wonders if game developers have fully harnessed the power of the weather in today's Speak Up on Kotaku. » 9/16/11 12:00pm 9/16/11 12:00pm

Comcast May Credit You After All For Lost Internet, Cable, Phone During…

Responding to our request for comment, Comcast officials say that they may credit people who lost service because of Irene. Read the full statement here. » 9/06/11 4:40pm 9/06/11 4:40pm

The Next Katrina Could Make You a Winner

Every year between June and November the North Atlantic is subjected to some of the harshest weather on the planet. Hurricanes and tropical storms takes lives, ruin homes, and have been known to commit large portions of poorly-fortified cities to the briny deep. Predicting these destructive forces of nature is no… » 8/12/11 2:20pm 8/12/11 2:20pm

Minecraft Beta 1.5 Brings Weather, Achievements, And More

Minecraft updates to beta 1.5 today, adding achievements, weather effects, and various other improvements to Mojang's big bad building game. Be sure to update your servers! » 4/19/11 1:20pm 4/19/11 1:20pm

Not Even Superman Can Defeat Mother Nature

Sony Online Entertainment's massively multiplayer superhero game DC Universe Online launched yesterday, and I was not there to see it. What diabolical villain kept me from playing a major MMO release on day one? » 1/12/11 1:20pm 1/12/11 1:20pm

Gran Turismo 5 Weather, Go-Karting, And Track Editor Confirmed?

Will Gran Turismo 5 have dynamic weather, go-kart racing, and a track editor when it ships this November? Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida seems to think so. » 6/21/10 12:40pm 6/21/10 12:40pm

Due to Inclement Weather Your Podcast Has Been Delayed

Blizzard warnings and threats of a New York whiteout shut down CBS Radio's New York Studio today, giving our podcast a last minute snow day. » 2/10/10 10:00am 2/10/10 10:00am

Uncharted 2's Digital Ice WIll Be Extremely Nice

Building upon amazing water effects from the first game, Naughty Dog takes water to the next level in Uncharted 2, crafting some of the most realistic ice and snow ever seen in a video game. » 3/19/09 10:20am 3/19/09 10:20am