In 1982, a technology straight out of contemporary science fiction was on track to be the world’s first Twitter. Living and dying in the ‘80s and ‘90s, the cable service teletext brought 24/7, on-demand news directly to a television. Much like Twitter, teletext offered a stream of live, bite-sized information, but in…
We’re a few years past laughing at media’s reporting on video games, partly because we just don’t care anymore, partly because they’ve (for the most part) improved their game. This hilarious story from Australia’s Channel 7, though, is just too good/terrible to ignore.
Some days, as I'm combing through the Internet and catching up on news, something interesting gets my attention. An article about video games. A catchy headline.
When you look at the success of stuff like The Hunger Games, Gravity and Orange Is The New Black, it's safe to say this was a pretty good year for the depiction of women in media. Just the same, though, it hasn't all been peachy this year.
That is, if you're planning an incursion against the nicer folks making a living on the planet Nexus in Carbine Studios upcoming MMO. My god these people make a good trailer.
Thirty-year-old Japanese diplomat Shinya Yamada is accused of embezzling US$260,000 and torching the Japanese embassy in Democratic Republic of the Congo. Serious allegations. Leave it to the Japanese media to use a stupid pic.
Our Black Friday Deals Guide is coming later today, but there's no need to wait for that, because three of the biggest games of the year are all on sale at historic low prices, in addition to a slew of blu-rays. Friendly reminder, follow us on Twitter or you will miss time-sensitive deals.
In addition to the one-two punch of Walmart's early Black Friday deals and Amazon Digital's Black Friday discounts starting up, we've also got a new Humble Weekly Bundle bursting at the seams with pinball tables.
Call of Duty: Ghosts didn't get the usual triumphal announcement from Activision that it was the biggest entertainment launch of the year. Because, one assumes, it was not. Activision did say that $1 billion worth of Call of Duty was on retailers' shelves. Why is that worth bragging about? Well, this video is why.
Public attitudes regarding mental illness are frequently apocryphal and damaging, and a major source of these views is media portrayal of a topic that affects all of us to some extent.
The sober truth of the world is often a hard thing for the 24-hour TV news cycle to stomach. Blaming violent games is easy, so it’s refreshing to see someone break down the reality of the situation in one fell swoop.
I end up watching a lot of news in my line of work, and one thing that is frequently hammered home is this: mainstream American media doesn't know what they're doing with games.
Today on televison, somebody said something reasonable about violent video games.
In the middle of a dated metaphor about cavemen killing dinosaurs to make ends meet Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC's Morning Joe, called men in their twenties weak, unmarriable gamers.
It’s bizarre. On my Twitter feed, in the Kotaku comments and from what I've heard from people involved in the games industry, the reaction the Xbox One reveal has been overwhelmingly negative. But the mainstream media? They seem to have missed the memo.
Yesterday we ran a piece exposing the scare tactics media like to use when discussing video games and violence. Flashy edits, buzzwords, complete ignorance, that sort of thing. Today Katie Couric, the host of the particular segment we analyzed, reached out to her Twitter followers to ask for the "positive side" of…
Yesterday, Katie Couric did an hour-long exposé on the dangers of violent, addictive video games.
When hallowed British media institution The Sun partners with a video game publisher for some advertorial, as you can imagine, the results are deftly subtle.