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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Playing a Video Game to Remember an Historic Day in Sport—or to Forget It [Stick Jockey]

Playing a Video Game to Remember an Historic Day in Sport—or to Forget It [Stick Jockey]


Playing a Video Game to Remember an Historic Day in Sport—or to Forget It [Stick Jockey]

Posted: 17 Jun 2012 01:00 PM PDT

We're all familiar with the conventional wisdom that at halftime of a championship sporting event, the local water system is strained by fans' long-postponed evacuations of a beer or three. Well, after full time of a major fixture, FIFA's Internet pipe is likewise overflowing with teeth-gritting angst and cathartic release, too. More »

Ubisoft Movie Plans May Include Splinter Cell and Watch Dogs [Video Game Movies]

Posted: 17 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT

Fresh off a rumor saying Paramount is considering a Splinter Cell film comes word that several domains have been registered for a movie version of Watch Dogs, the surprise sensation of E3 after a strongly positive debut. More »

I Want to See The Amazing Spider-Man—and Spider-Man on a Budget, Too [Video]

Posted: 17 Jun 2012 11:00 AM PDT

From the same demented minds that gave us The Avengers—on a Budget now comes the summer's next thriftily made blockbuster—The Amazing Spider-Man—on a Budget. More »

Pika-Chewed [Kotaku 'shop Contest]

Posted: 17 Jun 2012 10:00 AM PDT

I'm not the world's biggest Pokémon expert, but I do know that half a dozen schoolchildren fisting a Pikachu is an image too rich to pass up for this week's Shop Contest. More »

Weekend Talk Amongst Yourselves [Official Kotaku Forum]

Posted: 17 Jun 2012 09:00 AM PDT

Reader ak-blanc sends this postcard from Liberty City as an unorthodox Father's Day greeting. Good morning and welcome to Weekend Talk Amongst Yourselves. More »

A Rite of Passage in The Legend of Zelda, Now Shared by Father and Son [Father's Day]

Posted: 17 Jun 2012 08:00 AM PDT

A great dad makes sure his son is better than he was. If you measure fatherhood by the accomplishments of offspring, then I've got substantial evidence that I'm the world's best dad. Well, one of the best, at least. Outside of maybe George H.W. Bush or Archie Manning. My evidence: I coached my 5-year-old son, Luke, through the OG 1986 The Legend of Zelda. We teamed up to curb-stomp one of the all-time bullies of gamedom, my arm around Luke's shoulder, barking Mickey Goldmill-like direction as he dutifully freed the tiny version of Hyrule downloaded on his 3DS. More »

Sunday Comics: Chews Your Poison [Funnies]

Posted: 17 Jun 2012 07:00 AM PDT

Welcome to your Sunday read of the week's best in web comics. Make sure to click on the expand button in the bottom right to enlarge each comic. More »

Reminder to Arkham City Players: Talk to Calendar Man Today [Batman]

Posted: 16 Jun 2012 11:00 PM PDT

Today is Halloween Thanksgiving Christmas New Year's Day Valentine's Day St. Patrick's Day April Fools' Day Mother's Father's Day. So if you're playing Batman: Arkham City and you don't believe in cheating by changing your system's internal clock, go talk to the Calendar Man today. More »

EA Honcho Doesn't Want to Piss Off Dead Space Fans, Still Wants to Scare the Crap Out of Them [Dead Space]

Posted: 16 Jun 2012 04:00 PM PDT

Viewing the gameplay demonstration of Dead Space 3 at Electronic Arts' E3 keynote, my immediate reaction was "Well, that looks like a game I can play without dookieing on myself." Others didn't have such a positive reaction. More »

Forza Totilo: The Winners [Kotaku 'shop Contest]

Posted: 16 Jun 2012 03:30 PM PDT

My boss' ride in a Ferrari promoting Forza Horizon at E3 provided us with material for more than 150 'Shop entries this week, plus many more to come as it will assuredly become a meme. Or so one hopes. For now, we have 20 winners inside, including overall No. 1 indysgille! More »

See Life as a Team Fortress 2 Character with this Augmented Reality Smartphone App [Video]

Posted: 16 Jun 2012 01:00 PM PDT

Cam Fortress doesn't really "do" anything, but it does let you pretend to sneak up on someone on the subway platform with your Spy switchblade drawn, or carry Pyro's flamethrower to a gas station. Developed and launched on Google Play for Android phones, Cam Fortress launched last week, and is free to download. More »

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