Chainmail Bikini is a new anthology of comics "by and about female gamers." Some 40 cartoonists have contributed their own perspectives on everything from video games to card games to role-playing games, and the results are pretty hilarious.
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1987 was the year I discovered video games. Before then there were no video games. Before then video games didn't exist.
Before then it was kicking a football against a garage door. Before then it was going to my friend's dad's caravan and learning swear words. Before then it was finding pornography stuck in a hedge and being truly, viscerally terrified of vaginas.
Ever bought a game that ties into one of your favourite fantasy, scifi, or comic book tales, only to play it and find out it is total crap? Unfortunately, licensed games are historically bad, leaving a lot of fans in this same situation. You probably already know about 1982's E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and 1999's Superman 64, so these two stinkers are omitted. Here are eight more of the absolute worst ones.
Some of our most memorable times with video games have little to do with the game itself, and everything to do with who we were, who we were with and what we were doing at the time. Here are some Kotaku reader's tales of triumph, despair, friendships lost, puking, battles with cancer, broken saves...
When you ask most people what the first video game is, chances are they'll mention Pong. Some people might mention Spacewar. And others might even go as far as to mention the Brown Box from the late 1960's, a prototype of a multi-program, multiplayer video game system.
But the first patent for a video game system, with the earliest inkling of a game, was filed decades earlier — in 1947.
For 20 years, Pokémon has had the reputation of a cheery kid's franchise. But under the veneer of Ash and co.'s adventures, there lies one of the most sinister dystopias around. To celebrate Pokémon's 20th birthday (and its newest games), here's a few reasons as to why the Pokénation is much more terrifying than you realised.
Every morning, I run a pick through my hair. It's important that I do this when it's still spongy and damp from the shower. Wait too long and my hair gets drier and less cooperative, making it harder to pull the comb through my natural. (Pro tip: A natural is something black folks sometimes call hair that hasn't been altered or straightened by heat or chemicals.)
Most of the chatter from Canberra has been around a new $101 million package to tackle domestic violence and the publication of new statistics about attitudes towards domestic violence. But in a radio interview with 2GB's Ben Fordham, Australia's Federal Minister for Women, Michaelia Cash, indicated that video games could also have a role to part in negative attitudes towards domestic violence.