I performed the solo for it live with my choir (it's on youtube, but dunno that I feel comfortable enough to identify myself that explicitly on Kotaku) so I couldn't help but view it critically, but I must say they did a really great job. I didn't get to work with the Tin man personally for pronunciation though. All I… » 8/23/14 5:55am 8/23/14 5:55am

Some well-informed streamers were already aware something like this would happen, well before Twitch actually cracked down on it... How did they know? A little ditty called TOS tipped em off... The real question then is why the hell would anyone flip out about this when the signs were there from the beginning...… » 8/07/14 12:10am 8/07/14 12:10am

This hints at something I called before day 1 of the Wii U even. Yes, the Wii U GamePad is expensive, but if you only need one (maybe 2 in the future) to take advantage of what it has to offer, then 5-10 years from now when the next console cycle for Nintendo rolls around, all of those loyal Nintendo fans will already… » 7/23/14 1:58pm 7/23/14 1:58pm

If you are interested at all in seeing what makes MH so "deep" and "hardcore," I submit to you this article I wrote. If you would do me a small favor, if you don't want to read it with an open mind about understanding the game, then please do not post disrespectful comments about the game ever again. » 6/12/14 4:23am 6/12/14 4:23am

It is really hard to get worked up about a minor exploit that gives a small speed advantage in a racing game that also happens to be FUCKING MARIO KART PEOPLE!!! Like... Really? Compared to the INTENDED BALANCE BREAKERS, such as an item that notoriously seeks out first place and stops them dead in their tracks, items… » 6/03/14 7:16pm 6/03/14 7:16pm

That's the great thing about those third party publishers. They can kind of cross the boundaries and break the console fourth wall. Been finishing up Project X Zone on the 3DS (a crossover game of epic proportions, with IPs from Namco, Sega, and Capcom) and even they thought to include a Mario Kart rainbow road joke… » 6/03/14 4:28pm 6/03/14 4:28pm

Clever (and old) pic, but it is funny just how dated that joke is. There are so many excellent Melee players out there who main as just about everyone else and thrash foxes. Also, there are something like 6 tournament approved stages. FD just happens to be the most popular IMO for several balance reasons. The No… » 6/03/14 3:51pm 6/03/14 3:51pm

As a heterosexual male, I noticed there was a turning point where I didn't care which gender I played. In fact, I remember quite clearly why I stopped caring about the gender and started playing female avatars on some occasions. It was actually right about the time that Mass Effect 2 came out. Before then, I'd always… » 5/15/14 10:18pm 5/15/14 10:18pm

This is actually a topic I've talked with a few of my friends about. Specifically, I think about it whenever you have someone acting rude or offensive in one of the many online games we play together. I think things like positive/negative reinforcement are great in the moment, but they aren't striking deep enough at… » 5/15/14 7:57pm 5/15/14 7:57pm

All this talk of pixels and patterns... no... the real indicator is that they never fill those tacos that full, nor could they even for the sake of dressing for a photo. Look at the meat, it looks like it is bursting at the seams (so to speak), leaving no physical space for the actual shell. All this picture sells me… » 5/15/14 1:55am 5/15/14 1:55am

Interesting that players stealing from each other nets legal action, but there is unfortunately nothing someone like myself can do when the company itself shuts down the US server (effectively destroying everything I put $$$ into) of DFO after I've spent over $900 on the game. I spent it over the course of a couple… » 5/14/14 2:45am 5/14/14 2:45am