San Quentin is beautiful from the outside. It sits on a sun-drenched point jutting out into San Francisco Bay, a short drive north from the Golden Gate Bridge, at the end of a small road overlooking the water. Right up to its front gate sit quaint houses with spectacular views, which go for around a million dollars…
Let It Die is full of tough enemies. Climbing the game’s massive tower is a dangerous affair. But thanks to the game’s multiplayer, there’s one monster that reigns above the rest: California.
This was a crazy good year for books. There was mind-expanding science fiction —including William Gibson's return to the future! — along with thrilling fantasy, and a number of brilliant category-defying books. Here are the 22 best science fiction and fantasy books of 2014.
OLATHE, Kansas—A man fled his burning home early Friday morning but re-entered it to rescue his games console, according to a local news report. The Xbox, whose identity (original, 360, or Xbox One) could not be confirmed, was apparently unharmed.
The founder of the Ultracade, a MAME-type arcade cabinet that once was a status item among video game connoisseurs, will spend the next two years in a federal prison for secretly copying and selling video games and code whose rights he had sold to another company.
Alright. Every time games get blamed, tangentially, for some idiot criminal's behavior, everyone makes the rhetorical argument the local news never calls out the tangential gaming interests of a good samaritan. Well, rub your eyes and stand corrected: A gamer is being called a hero for saving an old man from a burning…
The PlayStation 4 officially launched at midnight Thursday, U.S. Eastern time. Three hours later, it was officially robbed for the first time. Ladies and gentlemen, it is the dawn of a new era in console crime!
Among the assets owned by the city of Glendale, Calif. is a collection of classic arcade cabinets once valued at $100,000. However, the city is being forced to sell them all off and give all of the proceeds back to the state of California.
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.
If you've got $75 a month to burn and live in California, you can get a 250-pound arcade cabinet running a 30-year-old game delivered to your door. This is the service offered by All You Can Arcade, a San Francisco business that opened shop last month. If all goes well, it'll expand to the east coast.
Crime is a constant feature of video games writing. Somewhere, someone is doing something illicit with them—sometimes comically stupid, sometimes tragic. Games and consoles are currency, objects of dispute, sometimes even weapons themselves. Kotaku's Police Blotter is here to round up the latest in games crime.
"Gamers have just got to quiet down. Gamers have no credibility in this argument." The guy who said those words has eaten them, via Twitter.
Remember the law California passed in 2005 criminalizing the sale of violent video games to kids? The one that got thrown out in 2011 by the Supreme Court? The thing that led to the Supreme Court declaring games were protected speech, an artistic expression? Right. Well, the author of that legislation has something to…
Unless he wants to try his luck before the U.S. Supreme Court, a backup dancer for Cypress Hill [not pictured, above] won't be getting $250 million-or any money-from the makers of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. A California appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling against the dancer's claim that the character of…
Out in California, a woman is suing Facebook because her teenage son bought the social network's virtual currency to spend in video games, and that transaction should be illegal under the state's consumer protection laws.
Justice Elena Kagan [back row, far right], whom Stephen Totilo said "did seem to get it" during oral arguments in Brown v. EMA, called the case the most difficult of the Court's most recent term, one in which she felt she was constantly in the wrong no matter her current state of mind.
Now that the smoke has cleared and the video game industry stands triumphant over the state of California in the Supreme Court battle over making it a crime to sell violent games to minors, the Entertainment Software Association needs to pay its lawyers. Why hello there, California taxpayers.
You're in the GameStop, you've got your gun at the ready, you've cleared the cash register area of children, and now you're ready to make your demand. "Give me the money!" Good! Now follow it up with a threat! "...or I'll blast you!" Wait, what?