Why I'm Kind Of Tired Of The "Smartest Man In The Room"

He used to be so cool and unpredictable. He would breeze into a complicated situation and make it simple through the razor-sharp power of his intellect. But lately, he's gotten dull and predictable, performing the same party trick over and over. The "smartest man in the room" is overexposed lately, and he needs a… » 12/22/14 5:37pm 36 minutes ago

The Best Surprises of 2014

2014 was a weird year for video games. Lotta ups, lotta downs, lotta what-have-yous. But while the year had its share of bummers and disappointments, it was not without some lovely surprises, too. » 12/22/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

The 14 Most Popular Products of 2014, as Purchased By You

Another year in Deals, great products, user-voted Co-Ops, and gift guides has come to an end. Last year we had such a great time putting together a list of 2013's most popular products, that we've decided to make it an annual feature. » 12/22/14 3:17pm Today 3:17pm

What Pros Have To Think About In Every Smash Bros. Match

Super Smash Bros. is the quintessential Nintendo game: it's incredibly fun, and easy for inexperienced players to enjoy thanks to its chaotic mixture of cartoon items and characters. But once you get a handle on how the high-level game works, things become far more interesting. It just takes some time to get there. » 12/22/14 2:30pm Today 2:30pm

Who has come closest to winning Civilization in real life?

Games in Sid Meier's Civilization series are loosely patterned off the rise and fall of real-life civilizations. And some of these real-life civilizations had exactly the kinds of ambitions that would win a game of Civilization. Which raises the obvious question: did any of them get close? Has anybody won? Are we all… » 12/22/14 12:04pm Today 12:04pm

Get 52% Off The 10ft Apple-Certified MFi Lightning Cable – $18.99 

We've organized a special discount for Kotaku readers on this epic lightning cable. How can a lightning cable be epic? When it's 10 feet long, that's how. This is the ultimate stocking stuffer – now you can charge your phone from across the room. Kotaku readers can get one with free shipping for 52% off – just $18.99. » 12/19/14 1:56pm Friday 1:56pm