Kotaku was on top of this story before Jezebel. And yes, there are plenty of dissenters. But these days there are more supporters. Kotaku's editors are unabashed in their opposition to GamerGate, and has probably alienated most of its proponents from the website altogether. Not all, but most. Sensibility will… » 10/30/14 3:02pm Yesterday 3:02pm

I never heard anyone assert that pop stars are more likely to die at 27. The 27 club is just a list of musicians who have diedat 27, as a matter of fact. It seems weird to call that a 'myth.' I guess they mean it's odd to pick out any one single year? The importance of the 27 club is perhaps equivalent to the love for… » 10/29/14 6:14pm Wednesday 6:14pm

Bill Maher is like a dumber version of Christopher Hitchens. Their business is polemics, but Maher is far less eloquent at defending himself. Both have Islamphobic views and are sexist. But I always got the sense that Hitchens was just trying to be as aggravating as possible (much like when he argued the demonstrably… » 10/28/14 12:21am Tuesday 12:21am

Fallout 3 was my first Fallout experience, and I was impressed when I emerged from the Vault and the sun blinded my view. Then it was pretty downhill from there, too much of that trademark Bethesda clunkiness that's always pulling you out of the experience. I also found it to be a cop-out to restrict exploration of DC… » 10/27/14 9:22pm Monday 9:22pm

I generally agree that that has happened, but that's not what impacts voting trends. The midterm correlation predates the dems' swing to the right. It's probably for more obvious factors, e.g. a lot of democratic appeal is to the inner city poor, who are, as it were, less likely to go vote in midterms because they're… » 10/27/14 5:19pm Monday 5:19pm

I find the headline to be problematic. Do you really think Apple Pay exists for altruistic reasons? It's as much a product of corporate greed as anything else. I would even deign to say, given how much control Apple insists on having control over absolutely everything in your life, it is is greed incarnate, and the… » 10/27/14 1:17pm Monday 1:17pm