For nearly two decades, this pressure-washed-to-hell beige building in a strip mall off North Point Parkway in Alpharetta, GA has been one of my favorite places. Soon it will close its doors for good, along with the other 734 Toys ‘R’ Us locations across the United States. So I gathered up one of my children and took…
No matter where I am in the solar system, what fantastic adventures I embark upon in the name of Dead Orbit, my heart is always back in the European Dead Zone, sniping from the church belfry with my Destiny 2 lifemate, Devrim Kay.
For the past year, my original Xbox One hasn’t been working properly.
One minute my five-year-old was giggling along with the playful antics of Yooka-Laylee on the PlayStation 4. The next he was in Persona 5, erasing over 35 hours of Phantom thievery in the blink of an eye. It’s the closest I’ve come to crying over a video game in years.
In video games, we’re used to being heroes, saving hapless innocents from villains, monsters, and their own demons. Sometimes, though, we need a hero to save us. Here are stories of players coming to each other’s rescue, not because they had to, but because they could.
It’s Valentine’s Day, a day to show the ones we love how important they are to us. This year I got my wife a box of chocolate-covered strawberries, and traded a PlayStation 4 for food. Let me explain.
“What does NE stand for?” my five-year-old son asked as we watched last night’s Super Bowl LI. I told him it stood for the New England Patriots. “No! Change it!” he shouted, lunging for the Xbox One controller. “It should be Atlanta versus Atlanta!” Oh right, Madden 17.
On Christmas evening, after the rest of our extended family had fled to their respective homes, I hooked up my Oculus Rift to the new Razer Blade Pro, pushed aside the plants and cat food bowl on the keeping room table and introduced my 70-year-old mother to virtual reality. It went quite well.
I offer a picture of me during happier times, before my new best friend Popplio and I took a trip to the Toys’R’Us price scanner.
Twitter user Josh Raby went to his local McDonald’s drive thru at 1 AM to get himself a milkshake. What he received was a dramatic tale of love, loss and redemption that began with “Holy shit hello, you are at McDonald’s.”
Have you heard of a tale called “The New Squirrel”? It’s a good one!
NCsoft’s martial arts MMO Blade & Soul is filled with colorful non-player characters voicing their enthusiastic praise, desperate pleas for help or dramatic plot advancement. Then there’s Ronsul. She’s the best.
This is a story about losing your innocence, and getting your heart torn out in the worst kind of way. Also, Pokémon.
Where Disney Infinity delivers a series of small self-contained stories and LEGO Dimensions is just getting started, the Skylanders series has spent the past five years building an original fictional universe—and tearing it apart.
Lets say you’re playing a video game and you encounter a teammate who is very obviously cheating—we’re talking, impossible headshots, the ability to see through walls, the works. What do you do?
Earlier this week, while playing Square Enix’s Chaos Rings III on the iPad, I was asked to name my favorite food via text field. I am not proud of what happened next.
The Sims might look like a pleasant game where you just pretend to play house, but don’t let that fool you. Things can be very dark depending on how you play it.
Last weekend I spent nearly $100 on new clothing for E3 2011. Now my flight is cancelled, I'm not going, and the only question I have is how are two unborn babies going to come up with the cash to pay me back?
In a dreary encampment outside the small town of Flotsam the inhabitants gather nightly to listen to legendary tales of heroism. You don't need to visit, but if you're passing through you'd do well to stop and sit awhile.
In today's hard-working edition of Speak-Up on Kotaku, commenter Kadin regales us with his epic quest to purchase an imported copy of Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and challenges you to top his tale.