If only he'd use that not-give-a-fuck attitude to fix things he unilaterally could, like ending the drone program or closing Guantanamo, rather than expressing a legislative agenda that has absolutely no chance of passing! » 1/22/15 11:26am Thursday 11:26am

The problem with Inquisition isn't that it's too long. The problem is that so much of the content that makes it so long is half-assed and clearly created merely for the purpose of making the game longer. It's not the length. It's the mindless, unfulfilling padding. » 1/21/15 8:55pm Wednesday 8:55pm

Do you ever worry that too many of your reviews are positive? A really high percentage are rated Yes rather than No or Not Yet. Before any conspiracy theorists pop in, no, I don't think Kotaku is conspiring with publishers. But I do think games criticism writ large often had too much of a booster mentality, acting… » 1/21/15 4:28pm Wednesday 4:28pm

I agree that the takes are crazy but I'm confused at how often people say, "they may have cheated, but they would have won anyway." Is that the way it works, now? You only have to follow the rules to the degree that you can plausibly say breaking them didn't affect the outcome? » 1/21/15 11:44am Wednesday 11:44am

I'm absolutely loving this, and I'll tell you why. I'm from New England, and it is utterly amazing how many Patriots fans ardently believe in the "Patriot Way"— that they have had all this success because their organization has higher character and is more noble or whatever. When Tom Brady "unselfishly" restructured… » 1/21/15 10:18am Wednesday 10:18am

I bought an all-in-one water cooler for my PC. The cooling is great, but I'm disappointed in how loud it is. Do you think a custom water rig would be measurably quieter? Or should I just wait until I upgrade my CPU for a naturally more efficient chip like a Haswell or Broadwell? » 1/19/15 12:16pm 1/19/15 12:16pm

Right now (Sunday morning) at least the top ten posts on Gawker and Gawker Newsfeed are identical. No problem for me, obviously; I just wonder if this is what you want as far as trying, in these early stages, to distinguish these two feeds. Just thought I'd mention it. » 1/18/15 11:29am 1/18/15 11:29am

Remember the Eagles-Green Bay playoff game where McNabb converted a 4th and 26? People remember that conversion, and they should, but what people forget is that the Packers still had a great chance to win that game, and Favre threw one of the most horrific interceptions I've ever seen. » 1/16/15 1:15pm 1/16/15 1:15pm

I remember when people were really going to the mattresses about Idris Elba playing Heimdall in that shitty first Thor movie. And, yeah, OK, it's true— people flipping out about that were racist. But on the other hand, this you celebrate and go to war for? A black actor playing a totally nothing part in a terrible… » 1/15/15 3:28pm 1/15/15 3:28pm

For my 21st birthday my brothers took me to see her, Res, Michelle Branch, and I think Toya play at a Six Flags, which I played off as a "haha this is hilarious" ironic thing but secretly I really wanted to see all of them cause I liked their music. I had gotten obliterated the day before so I was too hungover to go… » 1/15/15 9:50am 1/15/15 9:50am