I'm going to be honest... I used to be in this camp. I'm not any more though. I can't think of the last time I actually bought or swapped out a battery for a phone, and really, did you? Used to be that you had to swap batteries to get a full day of use but between the ubiquity of USB chargers and the long-ass… » 3/01/15 3:23pm Sunday 3:23pm

All this supposition, theory, research onto why he can or can't make it... Honestly, why does it matter? We know he was extremely close. He can't be there. He says he can't be there because of an obligation. How does it matter whether that's true or not? Even if it's not, it's his life, his feelings... who the… » 2/28/15 7:01pm Saturday 7:01pm

Can't be surprised by this. In the Asian market it's a lot more accepted, to the extent that while we're sitting here saying "oh thank god no microtransactions" they questions asked in those markets are "why can't we buy boosts/costumes/etc?"

What concerns me is that these things tend not to stay separate. If it… » 2/21/15 1:28pm 2/21/15 1:28pm

With a comment this stupid (your stomach has things that "nature" doesn't, and it's actually been proven that this rumor is false), I'm guessing you're one of those idiots who won't vaccinate your kids because you're afraid they'll catch autism. » 2/15/15 1:47am 2/15/15 1:47am

It will likely be far more up front. The carnival usually borders on the very edge of legality, if not outright illegal rigging. You know casinos are screwing you, they know you know they're screwing you, and they know that no matter how much you know they're screwing you, you're going to play anyway. » 2/11/15 7:23pm 2/11/15 7:23pm

I think that's... well that's the point. They're all terrible at it. It's really NOT a romance manga at all. It's basically a shonen manga ABOUT a shoujo manga.

The entire thing is either a direct parody or otherwise played for laughs. Chiyo can't express herself effectively, Nozaki is obvlivious, Mikorin and… » 2/09/15 3:00pm 2/09/15 3:00pm

I'm all for places with separate bars or lines for beer and liquor, but there isn't one, I'm ordering my drink the way I want it and you can deal with it. You're not doing anyone a service by ordering just a beer. You're doing it because that's all you want. It doesn't entitle you to special service, and the only… » 2/09/15 2:23pm 2/09/15 2:23pm

Eh... I'm almost certain KOTAKU actually ran articles on this years ago. I know other outlets on gawker did. The XKCD article makes a good point, but it doesn't really apply here. News sites are supposed to peddle actual news, not what has already been told as news dozens of times for years. » 2/03/15 8:12pm 2/03/15 8:12pm

Ok I was willing to let it go in the headline, so everyone gets the topic immediatley, but can you get it right in the damn article at least? He didn't play "Doctor Who." There is no character "Doctor Who." The character is "The Doctor." » 1/27/15 1:17am 1/27/15 1:17am

Actually, no it's not. It's vandalism. While I can't say I don't enjoy seeing this happen, given the loathesomeness of the original message, this is absolutely not a case for "the solution to speech you don't agree with is more speech." They cover up, hide, and yes, SUPPRESS, the original ad. It is tantamount to… » 1/27/15 1:08am 1/27/15 1:08am

I like bill Nye. He gets people involved in science, gets them to understand the importance of science education and scientific literacy, but he is NOT a scientist in any meaningful way. He's neither qualified nor right often enough to be called that.

In fact, when it comes to high profile media cases like this,… » 1/25/15 9:14pm 1/25/15 9:14pm