This morning, I woke up to a string of headlines declaring that journalist Geoff Keighley had teased a major announcement at this week’s Game Awards. OK, I thought, clicking one of the articles, only to find out that he had done it during an interview with... me. Wait, what?
You may have seen the news on your Facebook feed, or on the front page of Reddit’s popular r/games subreddit: Obsidian is making Fallout New Vegas 2! This would all be well and good, except for the fact that they’re not.
There was no Mother 3 or Beyond Good & Evil 2, as had been rumored. In fact, as it turns out, the most accurate rumor report on tonight’s Switch event came from a random poster on 4chan.
On October 20, 2016, Nintendo revealed their next big console, the Switch. To some fans the announcement was no doubt a surprise. But to those of us who have kept a close eye on gaming websites over the past year, it was simply confirmation of rumors that were all already out there.
Thanks to the wonder that is the internet, every truth comes with two lies. There were tons of rumors that circulated this year about our favorite movies, shows, and comic book franchises. Of course, tons of them turned out to be total bullshit—and sometimes, that was a real disappointment. Here are some of the year’s…
We’ve been waiting four painful years for new MacBook Pros, and if you’ve been holding on to your dying machine in hopes that a refreshed line must be imminent, we’re sorry to inform you that you’re going to have to wait even longer. According to Bloomberg’s Apple sleuth Mark Gurman, the new MacBook Pros are…
This was the scene outside San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H yesterday, after rumors flew that legendary bird Pokemon would be released during Niantic’s Pokemon Go panel. It didn’t happen, but hundreds of people still gathered outside the building (the panel filled up fast) in hopes of being among the first to catch one.…
A series of new photos, posted two different places and purporting to show the controller for Nintendo’s next console, reveal a controller without buttons, one that’s shaped like a football.
In 2013, when I visited Nintendo’s Redmond HQ for a feature on the company’s Treehouse localization team, staffers there opined that secrecy was essential to their operations.
A supposed leak full of sensitive Nintendo information published earlier this week on the message board NeoGAF looked a little more solid this morning thanks to some new corroboration. If it’s all true, we may be seeing Nintendo’s next console—along with both Wii U and NX versions of Zelda—later this year.
Are we going to see a third Dark Souls game at E3? Though nothing’s official yet, there are enough rumors floating around to make it seem like a real possibility.
Fallout 4 is finally official, but the fake rumors won’t stop popping up. As Ron Perlman might say: Bullshit. Bullshit never changes.
What drives a person to make up a video game rumor and spread it around the internet? They might do it for the fame or the infamy. Maybe for a laugh. Sometimes, it’s... to get a good grade on a college paper.
Electronic Gaming Monthly used to be my bible. Every month, I’d flip through the pages, and dream of the future. Quartermann was EGM’s rumormonger, and I hung on his every word.
Can you fully transform into a werewolf in Bloodborne? The game has been out for two weeks, and it’s still unclear.
Curious about the future of Destiny? Here's a leak you might find interesting—a graphic purporting to lay out what developer Bungie's got planned for the rest of 2015 and beyond.
Next year's Assassin's Creed game will take place in London during the 19th century, Kotaku has learned thanks to an early leak. Farewell, Napoleon; hello, Jack the Ripper?
Windows 8 has been limping through its existence for just about two years now, and despite the fact that its continual updates have improved it a fair bit, the numbers aren't encouraging. Microsoft knows this, and the rumors surrounding Windows 9 show that it's going to be a move back to more familiar territory.