Deadspin writer and Chopped champion Drew Magary wrote a new book, The Hike, which comes out next week. Since the novel was inspired by old point-and-click adventure games, we’ve asked Drew to come review the original King’s Quest for Kotaku. Don’t worry: the book is way better. - Jason
For the past several days I’ve literally been running an experiment with Pokémon Go, trying to hatch eggs while running through Brooklyn and Manhattan. I ran enough that I should have hatched the 10km egg I was incubating in the game, but I did not. For nearly 20km, its shell remained intact.
Wrestling may be scripted entertainment, but Xavier Woods’ Pokémon Go chat here is coming from a very real place.
Reportedly mistaking a pair of teenage Pokémon Go players parked outside his house early Saturday morning for criminals, a Palm Coast, Florida man opened fire on their vehicle. The teens escaped unscathed. The car, not so much.
Breeding Season, a sex game that billed itself as “Harvest Moon meets Hentai,” was one of the biggest projects funded on Patreon: according to tracking website Pledge Society, the title was raking in a whopping $42.3k a month. But as of yesterday, development on Breeding Season has ceased completely.
Today on Highlight Reel we have perfect flips, dabbing scientists, someone named Brad, bomb juggles, and much more!
Welp. Everyone knew this would happen, right? Pokémon Go makes use of your camera, and you can take a picture of whatever you’d like while playing, after all. (NSFW content ahead!)
This week has been a catastrophe for Blackness. Two men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, were killed by police officers within 24 hours of each other. Neither had committed a crime that was punishable by death nor did they put any officers lives at risk. It’s inexcusable, unjustifiable, and is perpetuated by a…
The past week has seen the world of online games rocked by a major gambling scandal. Two YouTubers with millions of subscribers, Trevor ‘TmarTn’ Martin and Tom ‘ProSyndicate’ Cassell, were revealed to be owners of a site they repeatedly promoted sans overt disclosure. The potential ramifications are not pretty.
Infamous price gouger Martin Shkreli has found his next potential scheme, and it’s a little less glamorous than his shady pharmaceutical company: Magic: The Gathering. Shkreli posted on the MTG subreddit last night fishing for details about collecting rare Magic cards. He identifies as a “new and wealthy player” who…
Over the holiday weekend, a whole load of dirt got thrown into the already murky waters of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gambling scene. Popular YouTubers Trevor ‘TmarTn’ Martin and Tom ‘ProSyndicate’ Cassell were revealed to be key staff of a skin gambling site they’ve promoted (sans overt disclosure of that…
FIFA fans, fed up with what they felt was a “handicap glitch” affecting their play, have diagnosed and likely uncovered a problem that may have been undermining the game’s “Ultimate Team” mode for years. Which is a big deal, since that mode costs real money.
Just when it seems like Mario Maker creators shouldn’t be able to surprise me anymore, along comes a clever level like Get the Ball into the Goal.
As has become annual tradition, I sat down with Bungie at E3 last week for a frank discussion about the state of Destiny, a video game in which players travel through space trying to convince internet commenters that yes, people still play Destiny.
Well, here’s a first. The trailer for a sports game was the best thing I saw during a major E3 press conference.
There’s a rumour going around that Manchester United, a name even our dear American readers will recognise, are interested in signing an Overwatch esports team. Do not let this news surprise you.
For a game about daredevil stunts and high-flying acrobatics, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst plays it remarkably safe.
Crash mode was a divisive addition to Burnout, and you either loved it or hated it. Personally, it’s what really brought me into the Burnout series; it felt like a series of destructive puzzles. Dangerous Golf, a new game from a group of Burnout vets, is an attempt to make a whole game out of it.
Overwatch’s “play of the game” is supposed to be a post-match highlight that showcases a moment of badassery, but the internet has transformed the feature into so much more.