With their reliance on a large, stable online player base to survive, every massively multiplayer online game is destined to die — the only question is when. Will they last ten years, like Disney's Toontown Online, or die in beta like The Mummy Online? Here's to the MMOs that didn't make it past 2013.
2013 was a great year for gaming. After what was accomplished this year, let's see what Japanese game developers hope to do in 2014.
As 2013 draws to an end, we look forward to 2014. And with a new year, comes new resolutions – even for game developers.
It's the end of the year, and that means for one brief, shining moment, one Google Play gaming category will make perfect sense. These are Google Play's editor's picks for the top Android games of 2013.
Facebook gaming is far from dead — it's just getting started. 2013 saw impressive growth in both audience numbers and diversity of Facebook game developer, making for one exciting year for free browser-based entertainment.
It's been a great/good/terrible year for movies, depending on what you actually saw and how picky you are. So let's relive the whole shebang with this clip, which combines footage from 258 movies and turns them into one very long trailer.
Are you surprised? I'm not surprised. I don't think anyone is surprised. Pokémon is one of the more popular franchises on Kotaku, too, especially in recent days since the release of X and Y.
Yesterday, we talked about our favorite games of 2013. Now comes the hour of our discontent. It's time to vent, to get mad, to talk about sadness and disappointment. Hooray?
In the words of one Frances "Baby" Houseman, 2013 has been wild. Wild! Well not quite as wild as Patrick Swayze in the rain, but you know, there have been a lot of good games.
PAX East kicks off this morning in lovely scenic Boston, beginning with the big Blizzard Entertainment Presents panel from 10:00 to 10:30 Eastern. Or at least I am assuming it's big. Perhaps I should just stick with "new" until the mystery is solved.
2013 is only 1/12th over. With 11 months left and new console news on the horizon, Weekly Famitsu asked its readers what games they were looking forward to for this year. Here's a list of the top 30 anticipated upcoming games for 2013 (note: All publishers and release dates are for Japanese release versions):
The majority of snacks I've reviewed over the past couple of years for Snacktaku have been happy accidents. I wasn't planning on putting them in my mouth and writing about them—it just happened. This year I am changing things up. This year I have an eating agenda—there are five foods that shall not escape my mouth in…
And so this is 2013, and what have we done? Another year over, and a new one's just begun… Holiday songs aside, 2013 is upon us, and that means reflecting on the past year and looking forward to things to come. This week, Weekly Famitsu asked several Japanese game developers about their plans for 2013. Each company…
This is the last new Random Encounters you will ever read in 2012. Shed a tear.