/Gaming/ Last Updated: Oct 22, 2014 @ 8:27 pm EDT

Kotaku

Mike Fahey

It Doesn't Get Hotter Than Men Trying On Women's Halloween Costumes

Building on the theme of sexy male Halloween costumes featured in last week's Photoshop contest , Buzzfeed proves you don't need to be a woman to make sexy costumes work.

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Kotaku

Patricia Hernandez

Grand Theft Auto's Unexplained Myths

Every GTA hides secrets—rare and strange occurrences that would be right at home inside an episode of The X-Files. Some of them are scripted. Some aren't. All of them end up logged and documented by players.

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Kotaku

Luke Plunkett

I Cannot Play Horror Games, But I Wish I Could

Are you enjoying Alien: Isolation? What about PT, or any other big horror game? Are you thrilling at the scares, revelling in the fear, shivering at the spooks? If yes, then know that I envy you.

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Polygon

Michael McWhertor

Avengers: Age of Ultron's first trailer has leaked (update)

The first trailer for next year's sequel to Marvel's The Avengers leaked today, earlier than Marvel Studios was obviously planning. The mega studio originally planned to show the new trailer publicly next week during an episode of television show Agents of SHIELD.

But here it is, the first look at Avengers: Age of Ultron. There's plenty of potentially spoiler-level content in here, including a peek at Iron Man's "Hulkbuster" armor, newcomers Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in action and...

Polygon

Colin Campbell

PlayStation Experience tickets on sale this week

Sony today released a promo video and announced ticket sale information for its PlayStation Experience live event, due to take place in Las Vegas in December.

Tickets for the two-day event will go on sale from this Friday. Sony describes PlayStation Experience as "a massive, two-day community event featuring over 400,000 square feet of PlayStation games, panels, contests, signings, giveaways, collectible memorabilia, and much more."

Gamespot

Chris Pereira

Buy Your Tickets to Sony's PlayStation Experience Later This Week

Tickets for Sony's upcoming PlayStation Experience event will go on sale later this week, the company announced today.

You'll be able to buy tickets from The Venetian's website beginning this Friday, October 24. One-day passes will cost $50, while two-day passes will run you $90.

The ticket itself is not what will get you into the exhibit hall; once you've gotten your hands on one, you'll need to take the ticket and a government-issued photo ID to a Venetian/Palazzo box office between...

Joystiq

Mike Suszek

Titanfall update gets cooperative, adds ranked play

The next major update for Titanfall will land tomorrow on Xbox One and PC, Respawn announced today. The patch is the "biggest update ever," according to the developer's blog, which revealed the inclusion of new modes in the update. For starters,...

Kotaku

Nathan Grayson

Video Games Get Gun Silencers All Wrong

You round a corner. You think you're in the clear but—oh no!—an enemy is standing guard. How will you ever bring him down without alerting other guards? Aha, your pistol has a silencer. One mouse squeak gun shot later and you're free. Except that's not how silencers work at all.

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Kotaku

Luke Plunkett

Where The Word "Cosplay" Actually Comes From

'Cosplay did not suddenly appear,' says Nobuyuki Takahashi. He should know: Takahashi helped invent the word itself.

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Polygon

Colin Campbell

Online gaming ranks poorly as welcoming place for women, states new research

Gaming is widely viewed as the most hostile of all online environments for women, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.

A report covering online harassment, published today, reveals that 27 percent of all internet users report being called an offensive name online, regardless of gender. Among young adults, the number rises to around 50 percent.

One in four young women reports being sexually harassed and around the same number have received physical threats. Also,...

Polygon

Colin Campbell

Xbox One screenshot feature won't arrive until next year

PlayStation 4 owners have been able to grab and share screenshots from games since the console launched. But this social-friendly functionality still eludes the Xbox One.

In an interview with IGN today, Microsoft's head of Xbox Phil Spencer said that the company's engineers are still struggling with the issue, which will likely be resolved with an update in 2015.

"We can do video, how hard can it be to just grab a frame of the video?" he joked. "It's a little more technically...

Joystiq

Jessica Conditt

Developer bike gang rides across the US to de-stress

William Stallwood is burned out.

In 2008, Stallwood and Dain Saint co-founded independent studio Cipher Prime in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and they've since built a reputation for creating stylish games rich in music and dreamy visuals, such as...

Kotaku

Charlie Jane Anders on io9, shared by Kirk Hamilton to Kotaku

Why Superhero Movie Fans Need To See Birdman

Even in a year with some pretty notable superhero films, Birdman is a pretty significant movie about superheroes. This darkly surreal satire about an aging actor struggling with his superhero past is full of magical-realist touches and tugs at our national obsession with big heroic narratives. And here's why superhero fans really ought to see Birdman.

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Kotaku

Mike Fahey

Guild Wars 2 Players Angry Over Currency Exchange Changes

Guild Wars 2 players have long enjoyed the ability to easily exchange gold for gems used to buy nifty cosmetic items in the game's Black Lion Trading Company store. Yesterday's game update changed all of that, and players are not happy.

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Kotaku

Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Tina Amini to Kotaku

Deadspin Here's How 9/11 Truther Pete Carroll Would Have Prevented The Iraq War | Gizmodo The Hoverb

Deadspin Here's How 9/11 Truther Pete Carroll Would Have Prevented The Iraq War | Gizmodo The Hoverboard Is Real, and I Rode It | Jezebel Overanalyzing 'Basic' Is the Most Basic Move of All | Lifehacker How Piracy Benefits Companies, Even If They Don't Admit it | Kinja Popular Posts

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Kotaku

Jason Schreier

EA's Corporate Speak Is Meaningless, Court Agrees

Today a federal court ruled to dismiss a class-action lawsuit filed against EA for lying about Battlefield 4, a video game that came out and didn't really work for some people.

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Polygon

Ben Kuchera

'Breaking Bad' toys removed from Toys R Us, moms are the ones who knock

Breaking Bad is one of those shows that moves across pop culture lines, and it's no surprise that action figures based on the show would show up at retailers such as Toys R Us. It's also clear that the toys advertise a show that's not exactly safe for children to watch, and one mother thought it was inappropriate for said toys to be sold at a story with such a large customer base of children.

So she started a petition to get the toys yanked from the shelves, and as of this writing the...

Polygon

Samit Sarkar

Simpsons World arrives with every 'Simpsons' episode ... if your cable provider supports it

Fox launched the Simpsons World website yesterday, realizing the longtime dream of every fan of The Simpsons. The site offers on-demand streaming access to every episode of the long-running animated sitcom — 556 as of this past Sunday — as long as you have a subscription to a pay-TV provider that supports the FX Network's FXNow app.

In other words, it's not enough for you to pay for a cable TV package that includes FXX, the FX subsidiary that ran a massively successful marathon...

Gamespot

Chris Pereira

StreetPass With Faraway 3DS Owners During National StreetPass Weekend

The 3DS' StreetPass feature is a neat one, letting you exchange data with fellow 3DS owners you pass. But if you're not someone who travels much, odds are that anyone you do manage to StreetPass lives in the same state as you. You'll have the opportunity to change that and diversify your StreetPass connections next week when Nintendo hosts the second-ever National StreetPass Weekend.

Much like last year, you'll have a few days to visit a Nintendo Zone hotspot somewhere in the United...

Joystiq

Xav de Matos

Gabriel Knight and starvation wages at Pinkerton Road

Twenty-one years ago the world was introduced to the mysterious universe of Gabriel Knight from prolific games industry creative Jane Jensen. This month marks the celebration of that anniversary, with the release of the Gabriel Knight: Sins of the...

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