Today the CIA released close to 470,000 files recovered from the compound in Pakistan where US forces killed Osama Bin Laden in 2011. The files include Bin Laden’s journal as well as audio and video files from devices seized throughout the Abbottabad compound. Much of the entertainment recovered doesn’t exactly square…
Forum moderators are the unsung heroes of the internet, but a lot of the time, they’re treated more like high school hall monitors than skilled workers. For no money and little thanks, moderators sift out the festering, useless gunk of online culture from the amazing shit that got us hooked on the internet in the…
Once a fandom gets big enough, it starts to develop a reputation. In the case of Five Nights at Freddy’s, the reputation isn’t necessarily a good one—and the creator of the series knows it.
League of Legends players take the game seriously. Super seriously. So seriously that those pesky pretty little things on the Summoner’s Rift map like butterflies and dragonflies start to look like serious eyesores that get in the way of winning. I mean: you can’t even attack them! But Riot can.
Vote manipulation. Banned journalists and YouTubers. Reddit moderators who enjoy a disproportionate amount of influence. Not all is well in the community of one of the most world’s popular video games.
I've been lurking in the official Sims 4 forums for the last week. Most threads are about things you'd expect—namely, people hashing out how they feel about the newly-released game. But every so often, a thread will pop with an amazing situation or complaint.
Associating Bungie with Halo and Xbox is so last-gen. This generation, Bungie plans to release their newest game, Destiny, on both PlayStation and Xbox platforms—but some fans perceive console favoritism, and they're not happy about it.
Shocking as this might be to hear: people swear a lot on the internet. I mean, a lot.
The video game industry is no stranger to fizzled hype. But for all the controversies about delays, unstable launches, or games that are just plain terrible, until recently I've never had to stop and wonder whether or not a game actually exists. Then I went in search of a mysterious fighting game named Death Cargo.
Necrostorm has released a new trailer for the fighting game Death Cargo, which we covered in a piece last week about the incredible allegations that the game might not exist. The new video highlights a range of different characters in addition to a fresh batch of appropriately gory deaths. In other words, it's exactly…
Fighting games don't get a lot of love from the mainstream video game industry these days. So when someone—anyone—comes along promising to bring back the supremely gory glory of nineties-era arcade classics like Mortal Kombat into the modern era, genre-inclined gamers will listen.
At 29, Sean Robinson has been teaching high school in Southern California for almost six years. He teaches 10th grade history. He tries, at least a little, to be the cool teacher. His short hair's spiked up in the front, a Fallout 3 lunchbox sits on his desk, and he conducts class in a casual, conversational style.…
THIS GAME IS BROKEN. YOU NERFED IT. THE NEW SERVICE SUCKS. I HATE THIS NEW THING. Listen to "fans" of games on the internet and a lot of the time that's what you'll hear. Loud, indignant complaints.
Sometiumes people say things in internet forums we don't agree with. In today's Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter JesusChrist tells us how to deal with these unpleasant situations.
Blizzard, the studio behind StarCraft and World of Warcraft, was planning on rolling out a compulsary "Real ID" system, requiring gamers to use their real first and last names on Blizzard's forums.
Following an overwhelmingly negative response from fans, Blizzard has decided not to implement the planned forum changes that would require players to post using their real names.
How do you stem the tide of a forum flooded with flame wars, trolling, and other unpleasantness? Just do what Blizzard is about to do in the official forums for StarCraft II and World of Warcraft: Display posters' real names.
Mythic launches their four-month long Call to Arms live update for Warhammer Online this week, with the Bitter Rivals live event and the launch of their official forums.
Maybe the Internet really is serious business - being banned from Electronic Arts' support forums may carry more serious consequences than previously thought. According to a post in the Red Alert 3 forum by 'eeapoc' (Apparently, C&C Community Manager Aaron Kaufman) EA is implementing a new policy that will tie your…