Sony's PSN service had some problems over Christmas. For most this was an inconvenience, but for one kid from Florida, it was more of an emergency.
Crime is a constant feature of video games writing. Somewhere, someone is doing something illicit with them—sometimes comically stupid, sometimes tragic. Kotaku's Police Blotter is here to round up the latest in games crime. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
It's long been a subject of fan speculation as to how much Rockstar Games changed Grand Theft Auto III in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. In the decade-plus since GTA III came out, rumors have abounded: cut sequences where planes hit buildings, a supposedly removed pair of Twin Towers-style skyscrapers and the…
On December 13 a pair of shoplifters made off with a load of DVDs and video games from a Wisconsin Target store. Then they spent an hour boasting about how easy it was, making fun of other criminals for getting caught. I'm sure the 911 operator listening in on the conversation found it highly amusing.
There was Sept. 11. Then there was Oct. 22, when Grand Theft Auto III released, at a time when the United States was extremely high strung about things like the violence and moral relativism for which the series is known. Rockstar Games' Dan Houser, in a rare interview, said that the game did strip out some content as…
Leave it to Porsche to see the steering wheels of Formula One as just a starting point for the controls of its 911 GT3 R Hybrid racer — a Porsche with a flywheel system so awesome it's designed to kill you by stopping your heart. Somewhere in Stuttgart, there's a Porsche engineer building Joerg Bergmeister an extra…
Twitter is freaking out right now over news that Osama bin Laden is dead. Jill Jackson, a producer for CBS News, seems to have broken the story on her feed. President Obama has called a news conference...Developing.… [Gawker]
In Chicago last month, a kid called 911 when the 'rents took away his Xbox 360. Saturday in a Boston suburb a mom dialed the law when her son wouldn't stop playing. Oh yeah, Grand Theft Auto's involved here, too.
After reading about the Space Invaders World Trade Center mash-up on Kotaku, New York Daily reporter Bill Hutchinson contacted the loved ones of some killed in the attack to get their reaction. They found it "disgusting," he reports.