Kids' 'Call of Duty Bomb' Gets Their Neighbors Evacuated at 3 a.m.

Some kids in Pennsylvania made a prop bomb they were using when they played a real-life game of Call of Duty out in the yard. This is why you don't leave your toys laying around outside, boys. A neighbor found it, didn't know what the hell it was, and a very real bomb squad evacuated several people. » 3/05/14 12:00pm 3/05/14 12:00pm

Tea Party Facebook Group Posts BioShock Image Satirizing Tea Party

The National Liberty Foundation is a Florida-based group of radical conservatives associated with the right-wing group that calls themselves the Tea Party. They use their Facebook to post lots of right-wing meme images and racist links. » 12/15/13 6:21pm 12/15/13 6:21pm

Aaron Hernandez's Appearance in NCAA 14 Will Be Brief, says EA Sports

As much as I wanted to say Aaron Hernandez, the NFL star facing murder charges, is free and unlocked (heh heh)—in NCAA Football 14—that ain't the case. Some are seeing his card pop up if they get a gold medal in one of the events of the game's new Nike Skills Trainer. Here's what's going on, according to EA Sports. » 7/08/13 11:30am 7/08/13 11:30am

Note to Xbox Live: This Is Chong, Not Cheech.

Reader Edfire77 sends this in. In the TV & Movies section of Xbox Live, one of the tiles points to movies celebrating Hispanic culture. Great. But this stoner is Tommy Chong, not Cheech Marin. » 10/27/12 5:00pm 10/27/12 5:00pm

What to Do When Your Game Accidentally Releases Early? Call It a Beta…

Middle Manager of Justice, the latest zany game coming from Double Fine (previewed here by Kirk Hamilton) was one of the most downloaded titles on the iTunes App Store when it released on Tuesday. It just wasn't supposed to release on Tuesday. » 9/09/12 2:00pm 9/09/12 2:00pm

Yeah, So, About That 'Easy Mode' for Dark Souls ...

The biggest thing Dark Souls (and spiritual ancestor Demon's Souls) has going for it is that it's hard as shit. Suffering through countless deaths to the end is a serious badge of honor. So when the series' director said earlier this week "I am thinking about whether I should prepare another difficulty that everyone… » 9/08/12 2:00pm 9/08/12 2:00pm

Mom Learns Lesson After Five Day Modern Warfare Marathon Sends Her Kid…

And you thought gaming unto exhaustion was a phenomenon restricted to Asia. Well, somehow, a 15-year-old Ohio boy gamed so hard on Modern Warfare 3 he required hospitalization for dehydration. » 8/08/12 8:30pm 8/08/12 8:30pm

Jimmy Fallon Thought the Wii U was a Wii Peripheral

This morning we ran a roundup of clips from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon's big post-E3 "Video Game Week," highlighted by his hands-on time with the Wii U. Fallon's opening monologue, however, is where the entertainment is, really. » 6/16/12 2:00pm 6/16/12 2:00pm

Here is the Worst Sports Theme of All Time, Video Game or Otherwise

It is 2006. You are 2K Sports, the newly created challenger to EA Sports » 5/24/12 9:00pm 5/24/12 9:00pm. You've been cleaved from Sega, bought up by Take-Two, given an exclusive license to make Major League Baseball games. You're young and ready, lean and hungry, ready to establish a new order. The title card announcing games under the new 2K…

Is It a Dead Ball Situation When MLB 2K12's 'Zombie Player' Walks on…

If this is the end of MLB 2K12 » 3/14/12 6:15pm 3/14/12 6:15pm, I suppose we couldn't say goodbye to the series without one final, terribly embarrassing glitch. Everyone, say hello to the zombie player, thanks to this video .

BioWare Responds to Mass Effect Beta's Leak on Xbox Live

An egg-faced BioWare scrambled this morning to contain any damage done by last night's leak of the Mass Effect 3 closed beta to some subscribers on Xbox Live. The developer chalked it up to "human error" and ask that everyone please, please remember this is all unfinished stuff. » 11/05/11 5:00pm 11/05/11 5:00pm

Someone's Going to Be Playing a Lot of Battlefield 3 Multiplayer

Commenter Valeria got more and less than she bargained for in her copy of Battlefield 3 for the Xbox 360. It's a picture perfect Speak Up on Kotaku! » 10/27/11 11:20am 10/27/11 11:20am

Nintendo Files Trademarks for "Wii U" but Doesn't Own wiiu.com…

Our good friends at Fusible note, somewhat wryly, that while Nintendo's gotten around to filing trademark applications on the Wii U it's lacking ownership of the wiiu.com domain. The console by that name is due for sale sometime in 2012. » 8/14/11 2:00pm 8/14/11 2:00pm

Molyneux Disowns Fable E3 Demonstration as a "Horrendous Mistake"

The E3 news conference demonstration for Fable: The Journey, the Kinect-enabled next entry in the role-playing franchise, was objectively speaking a flop. The series' creator himself says so, because The Journey left the impression this was a rail-shooter spinoff, and now everyone's in damage control. » 6/12/11 2:00pm 6/12/11 2:00pm

Nintendo Used 360, PS3 & PC Game Footage In Its Wii U Demo Reel

This morning, Nintendo showed off a highlight reel of third-party games supposedly running on its new Wii U console. They looked great. Turns out that footage wasn't running on anything of the sort. » 6/07/11 10:57pm 6/07/11 10:57pm

Tugboat Ran Aground as Captain Played Video Games, Says Coast Guard

More than 6,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into Alaska's Prince William Sound - the very same spot as the infamous Exxon Valdez disaster - because the captain of a tugboat was playing video games while the ship ran aground, says the Coast Guard. » 5/12/11 6:00pm 5/12/11 6:00pm

Don't Download That Fallout: New Vegas Update Just Yet, Says Bethesda

A title update to the Xbox 360 version of Fallout: New Vegas, to prepare the game for the upcoming Honest Hearts DLC should not be accepted until a replacement update goes live later this evening, Bethesda Softworks said. » 4/29/11 6:00pm 4/29/11 6:00pm

Did Ubisoft Just Leak the Next Assassin's Creed Game?

A message appearing briefly on the Assassin's Creed Facebook page lead NeoGAF users to a Flash file urging fans to "Spread the Word" to reveal an exclusive look at the next Assassin's Creed game, and lurking within the Flash file was this logo. What is Assassin's Creed: Revelations? » 4/29/11 2:00pm 4/29/11 2:00pm

This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Dragon Age II Cosplay

Just because the lovely ladies and lads of Crabcat Industries craft the best Mass Effect and Dragon Age costumes doesn't mean they are qualified to use them. Thanks to Sam for passing along the vid! » 4/19/11 2:00pm 4/19/11 2:00pm

This Is A Shitty Way To Teach A Child New Words

The Nintendo Wii continues to prove itself quite capable when it comes to teaching children new things. In fact, it taught three-year-old Oliver Smith a brand new word! Can you say shitheads? » 2/10/11 1:00pm 2/10/11 1:00pm