SAN FRANCISCO—Alabama Street runs north through the heart of the Mission, from Bernal Heights Park, past the city’s best burrito spot on 24th, all the way up to 16th Street, when its name changes, for one block, and it becomes Rescue Row. The bulk of the city’s animal outreach and rescue organizations are located on…
TerrBear was minding his own business playing some Watch Dogs 2 when the action inside the house started looking a little too much like the action outside the house.
The San Francisco Municipal Railway, or Muni for short, appears to have been hacked on Saturday after reports surfaced that terminals throughout various stations were displaying “You hacked. All data encrypted.”
A Cities Skylines player just debuted his crowning achievement: a spot-on 1:1 recreation of San Francisco. It’s just like the real thing, all the way down to individual neighborhood and building placements. There’s just one teensy little problem: massive death tolls.
Amidst the pushcart vendors selling bacon-wrapped hot-dogs, religious leaders blasting damning sermons over megaphones, and the homeless wandering around the city, there is one San Francisco fixture most people don’t know about—not even the locals. It’s not a bridge or a winding street or anything like that: I’m…
Internet cafes started as coffee shops where you could check email. But over the years, people turned them into dens for sharing pirated music, hotspots for video game addiction, and even temporary housing.
Before Driver: San Francisco, Ubisoft tasked Sumo Digital with making the next Driver game. Unseen 64 has unearthed details and concept art on the abandoned project, which apparently would have involved the Bay Area and tons of explosions. Split/Second: San Francisco?
San Francisco police arrested a man they suspect of killing a person trying to sell a PlayStation 4 through an online ad. It's believed to be the second homicide related to the console since its launch on Nov. 15.
I've played Mario on BART, but I've never played Mario on BART, you know?
For going on a decade now, I've had a love-hate relationship with the San Francisco fog. It's our city's defining characteristic; so beautiful from afar, so smothering and depressing up close.
If you've played a Zero Escape game like 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors or its sequel, Virtue's Last Reward, you're no stranger to the idea of a "room escape" game. You're placed in a room, probably with a team. The room is locked, and the only way out is to solve the puzzles and turn in a correct answer.
Commuting on public transit can be a drag. Sure, it's better for the environment but it's not that fun being squished up against smelly strangers, to say nothing of the super-germs that are breeding all around you. But you know what is fun? Mario Kart. Why not mash one of the world's most-traveled mass transit…
Kenny Kong is an artist who, for the past three years, has been working with Zenimax on The Elder Scrolls Online. Having since chucked that in to pursue a Masters at California College of the Arts, he's been able to do things a little more interesting.
It's always a pleasure welcoming a new voice to Kotaku, but considering how much I've been enjoying Kirk Hamilton's work over the last year as he blossoms into one of gaming most exciting writers, today's a special treat: Oh, I already spoiled it. Anyway, let's welcome Kirk Hamilton to Kotaku as our new San Francisco…
More than 120 licensed vehicles, modern makes and classic models, populate the world of Driver: San Francisco. The City by the Bay was the scene of the greatest car chase in cinema history, Dodge vs. Ford, so the fleet reveal for Ubisoft's action racer naturally genuflects to American automotive pride. Driver: San…
A Homefront promotion for the Game Developers Conference involved releasing hundreds of red balloons in the downtown of one of the most environmentally conscious cities in America. Many floated into its neighboring bay. Bad idea? Yeah, you could say that. [Update] GameStop has released a statement, saying publisher…
The staff at the Museum of Digital Art and Entertainment have the knowledge, passion, and the gaming artifacts to create a world-class video game museum in the San Francisco Bay area. Now they just need a place to put it.
Web giant Yahoo has installed twenty large touch-screen displays in bus shelters across San Francisco. These displays are not for trailers. Instead, they're to let people engage in some free multiplayer gaming.
An ad agency has taken the fall for a guerrilla marketing stunt that had the city of San Francisco threatening Facebook-games maker Zynga with vandalism and other charges. The agency will pay the city $45,000 in fines.