The Mahakam Ale Festival went live in CD Projekt Red’s collectible card game just over a week ago. Intended to coincide with Oktoberfest, the holiday event brought with it not just some tweaks to old cards but also completely new game mode.
The biggest chess story of the year is uplifting—and bogus.
The sports world is replete with notably wacky commissioners and leaders, and for all the wild shit that the Sepp Blatters and Oleg Tinkovs of the world get up to, the World Chess Federation’s president probably has them all beat. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has been the top dog at FIDE since 1995, and for most of that time he…
It’s tough to beat the chess hustlers in New York City’s parks—unless you’re the best chess player in the world.
You don’t need to know much about the game to be completely hypnotised by this motion chart tracking the world’s top chess players.
Look at that glorious mess up there. “That’s not chess,” you say. Damn right, it’s chess on drugs. Get this game another hit of the good stuff, because it’s clearly working.
Gaioz Nigalidze, 25, is Georgia’s current chess champion. He’s also now facing a ban of up to 15 years from the game after being caught cheating during a tournament by looking at an iPod.
Bennett Foddy's Speed Chess is not actually chess. It looks like chess and the pieces make chess moves, but it is the exact opposite of chess. And now you can play it, totally for free with up to 15 other people!
Chess is getting a sequel. Yes, that Chess.
You know how it goes: something new comes along, and catches everyone's attention. Immediately, people think the new thing will corrupt society and make everything worse: this has been true for everything from books to video games. And yes, it also holds true for chess.
The stunned face of Bill Gates, as he realises he has no chance to win against the Norwegian chess grandmaster, Magnus Carlsen, is priceless in the above video. The two met on a TV show last night, and you don't have to wait a lot for the checkmate.
Watching a true chess Grandmaster at work is a thing of beauty — masters like Bobby Fisher, Garry Kasparov, Deep Blue. And now, Simba the Cat enters their hallowed ranks.
Russian chess grandmaster and former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov is in Seoul to participate in a local sports fair. And since South Korea is the capital of eSports, it was inevitable for him to weigh in on League of Legends and StarCraft, which are essentially the number one rivals of chess.
Next time you complain about Half-Life 3 taking forever, consider this: the modern game of chess is believed to have originated in 1575, and only now is Chess 2: The Sequel coming out. And it's an Ouya exclusive.
It seems like the ideal game of chess is supposed to take hours, right? I seem to remember hearing stories of matches between grandmasters taking days. But indie game designer Bennett Foddy—best known the fun, impossible-to-play running simulator QWOP—doesn’t have time for all of that. His video game remix of the…
The rules of this super-Chess game aren't too clear, or at least their limitations are nowhere to be seen. But it's hilariously amazing, and I would play this BBC-invented version in a heartbeat.
The other day, an EA spokesperson invited me to go to Germany to go to some Porsche driving school in order to, in a roundabout way, play more of the next Need for Speed. (I declined.) Today, Capcom sent me a really heavy box. A $300 chess set was in it. Yes, it's cool. No, it wasn't necessary.
Take a chess board. Add portals. Now you have Portal Chess.
Though complicated and convoluted, Portal 2 takes one solid idea and runs with it until the very end. In today's Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Fernando Jorge wonders why more games can't follow in Portal 2's footsteps.