I found a bunch of stuff Tom Bissell wrote about Gears of War a while back and found myself completely reassessing the games (which I dismissed after playing the second one as forgettable shooters.) It's actually kind of mind blowing that every time I read Bissell's thoughts on a game that I thought I didn't like ...… » 12/05/14 11:22am 12/05/14 11:22am

Nice work Kirk. It would be better if it was immediately followed by a similar piece by Mike, Mike, Jason, Brian and Nathan. Unilateral support is what is required at this point, from every motherfucking guy drawing a paycheck from Kotaku. This bullshit may not be going away but there is zero reason to suggest that… » 10/25/14 12:00am 10/25/14 12:00am

It wasn't the threats. She's a boss and takes that shit in stride. It was the complete refusal of the P.D. in Utah -where the university lecture was scheduled- to impinge on the right of students to attend the lecture packing heat. After someone claiming to be a student promised a mass shooting with pipe bombs and… » 10/16/14 8:52am 10/16/14 8:52am

I will go to my grave swearing that the star child is lying about all AI going down if you pick Destroy. Granted I am a full on Indoctrination Theorist ... but there is a rumor of a glitch/mind blowing plot point, where after you pick Destroy, EDI walks out of the crash landed Normandy with Joker ... though I've never… » 10/14/14 9:53am 10/14/14 9:53am

I had to watch Ultraviolet three times before I could follow the plot ... such as it is. I can't help loving it anyway. The null space thing she keeps 50 uzis in and a bunch of swords, all the fights, the bit where the bad guy is drinking cup full to the brim with hot coffee and shoots three guys without spilling a… » 10/10/14 3:13pm 10/10/14 3:13pm

Is it reasonable to occasionally write a story with some thought, impact or meaning? I've said it many, many, many times before but this article (and the article is identical every time you write it ... which is once a month at least) always reads like a fall back when the inspiration is slow to appear. » 10/10/14 3:59pm 10/10/14 3:59pm

HA! That's what I'm talking about Stephen! Switching from a hype train model to writing about games in depth is huge. Eric Kain over at Forbes spent the better part of 18 months writing about Dark Souls and to be honest I STILL think he was barely scratching the surface. If it takes between 80 and 300 hours to get a… » 10/10/14 9:21am 10/10/14 9:21am