Hackers Charged With Stealing From Valve, Microsoft And More

Two hackers, one from the United States and one from Canada, have plead guilty to U.S. federal charges regarding an elaborate international scheme involving the infiltration of gaming companies Valve, Epic, and Zombie Studios as well as attempted sales of counterfeit Xbox One development kits well before the console… » 9/30/14 7:55pm Yesterday 7:55pm

October's Xbox One Changes Make Microsoft's Console A Whole Lot Better

Microsoft's monthly tinkering with the Xbox One's system software will produce something special in October, as the console will at long last offer the kind of distinct, smartly-designed system-wide functionality that could make rival console-makers jealous. » 9/29/14 1:00pm Monday 1:00pm

Bomb Threat Targeted Anita Sarkeesian, Gaming Awards Last March

An anonymous e-mailer threatened to blow up a bomb at the Game Developers Choice Awards this past March unless the hosts rescinded an award recognizing feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian, the organizers of the event have confirmed to Kotaku. » 9/17/14 5:23pm 9/17/14 5:23pm

Critic Argues That Game Culture Is For Guys

A cultural critic who regularly critiques modern feminists is weighing in on the ongoing debate about women in games in a new video, arguing that hardcore gaming is mostly a guy thing and saying that those criticizing women's portrayal in mainstream games might as well be knocking women-targeted shows like The View » 9/17/14 3:15pm 9/17/14 3:15pm

Review scores don't suit what we do at Kotaku, but the idea that review scores should be killed, that no one should do them just because they don't suit the way that you look at games, is a bit much. Some people would like a number as a measure of quality, and if there are people out there who'd like to provide that,… » 9/15/14 4:04pm 9/15/14 4:04pm