For the last few months, video game website GameFAQs has been hosting a huge poll called “Best. Game. Ever.” It has the sort of games you’d expect in a debate like that. Classics like Super Mario World, Pokemon, and Final Fantasy. And then there’s Undertale.
A solitary, silent majority of teenage girls plays video games: often alone, rarely online. When teenage girls do venture online to play games—and a fair chunk of them do, quite regularly—they usually don’t speak.
Hard times could be getting harder for GameStop, the massive store chain that buys and sells video games all across North America. Already challenged by gaming's increasingly digital future, GameStop now has to face the prospect of a new Xbox that will block used games, if recent reports are true.
The research group Nielsen has released a poll under the headline "Video Gamers Eager for New Titles from Familiar Franchises this Year." They combined "eight key consumer metrics, including awareness and purchase interest" into one score for each game, ranked out of 100.
With the Xbox 360 Kinect selling like gangbusters, Sony releases this infographic to demonstrate how its take on motion gaming is picking up speed. Are you convinced?
After a week's hiatus, Kotaku Approval Ratings has returned to measure your opinions on certain games, concepts and controversies involved in the news over the past two weeks.
Last Saturday we asked Kotaku readers 10 questions regarding their preferences and habits in online services and downloadable titles. PSN or Xbox Live? Fat Princess or Castle Crashers? You made the call, and the answers are inside.
After a week off for Labor Day, Kotaku's Approval Ratings are back again to measure your attitudes and preferences regarding online play and downloadable games.
Our third installment of Approval Ratings covered a dozen questions regarding role-playing games, a staple genre of video games going back to their earliest days. And like an RPG, you have to dig a little deeper to get the real story.
No secret we have console- and shooter-heavy preferences here. But one genre, antipodal to run-and-gun action, but still found in heavy rotation, and with a long tradition on the consoles, is the RPG. Let's see how you feel about them.
The second round of Kotaku Approval Ratings returned few surprises - especially for a title of Batman: Arkham Asylum's eminence. But they continue to build a baseline understanding of who we are and how we game.
Last week's inaugural Approval Ratings seemed to be a success, with more than 15,000 of you responding to nine questions. Now let's look at this week's major release, your gaming habits, and some current titles.
In our inaugural Kotaku Approval Ratings this past weekend we sampled your attitudes on games due to release, and two or more years old. The results are in, and they weren't kind to Wolfenstein.
Let's try something a little different. While unscientific, I've long toyed with the idea of a tracking poll of our readership's posture over time on certain games.
In a poll marking the launch of this year's London Games Festival, more than 500 UK gamers voted for their favorite video game character of all time, and the results may shock you. Or they may not. Sonic the Hedgehog came out on top in the poll with a whopping 24%, which isn't all that surprising really. After all,…
Reader Wakka sent this one in - a purported boomerang PS3 controller mod that's getting love on a few boards and hack forums. But ... looking closely, did this guy really find a controller that already approximated the boom's shape and finish the rest of the job with Bondo? Back in January, we told you about a Chinese…