What I've Learned Returning to the Dating Pool in My 30s

Dating has always been an odd experience. There are rules, but nobody knows them. There are special codes, but nobody has a cipher. Yet, somehow, unless you're in your 20s, things are weirder than they've ever been. » 3/26/15 8:00am Thursday 8:00am

NFL Players Should Unionize

The National Football League had its way with Marshawn Lynch this week, reportedly threatening to fine the Seattle Seahawks running back $500,000 if he didn't speak to reporters. This is just one more in a series of incidents in which the league has threatened players with disproportionate penalties for minor… » 1/28/15 11:41am 1/28/15 11:41am

Felicia Day And Gamergate: This Is What Happens Now

Earlier this week, Felicia Day wrote a blog post. In it, the well-known actor eloquently expressed something that a great number of people in the video game scene have been feeling lately: She said she was afraid. » 10/24/14 6:30pm 10/24/14 6:30pm

In Defense of Button Mashing

The first time I played Tekken 3, I was hilariously bad. I was used to 2D fighting games, where the buttons corresponded with attack strength, and tapping 'Up' meant 'Jump.' This new, 3D genre, where each button corresponded with an attacking limb and tapping 'Up' meant 'Sidestep' (pressing 'Up' still meant 'Jump'),… » 10/23/14 12:00pm 10/23/14 12:00pm

There Are Good Reasons Against Unretiring Retired Numbers. Here's Mine

This is a pre-emptive warning to my alma mater: Don't you ever fucking put No. 44 on any men's basketball player, for any reason, ever. I'm saying this because I know the thought will cross your mind and some point in the future, but I am ordering you: Do not fucking do this. » 9/08/13 10:30am 9/08/13 10:30am

Nickels, Dimes, Pennants, Pennies or Points, Sports Gamers Still Get…

Typically, these were unlockable items - prototypes of avatar awards, you might say. You earned them by accumulating points in gameplay, or found a cheat code that handed over all of it. Either way, there was some means of getting… [ Kotaku » 3/12/11 6:00pm 3/12/11 6:00pm]