M3’s Second Half Lacks What Made the Show Great: Endless Despair

A few months back, I reviewed the first half of M3: The Dark Metal and was impressed at the mecha anime’s neverending conga line of despair. And if there is one major flaw in the second half of the series, it’s that the conga line did, in fact, end. » 12/19/14 6:00am 5 minutes ago

See The Weapon That Beats The Wave Motion Gun In The New Yamato Movie

As far as I know, we still haven't gotten the new Space Battleship Yamato 2199 TV/movie series in the United States, even after it aired a whole season in Japan. But now, there's a follow-up movie, Star-Voyaging Ark, in which the Yamato gets hit with a weapon called the Flame Direct Attack Cannon, that can "transcend… » 12/19/14 4:00am Today 4:00am

The Folks Who Made Mad Men's Intro Also Make Game Trailers

Imaginary Forces is a creative design studio that works on all kinds of stuff, from trailers to game logos. You might have seen their God of War clip, but you've definitely seen their Marvel work, as it's the "flipbook" animation that plays before every one of the company's superhero movies. Oh, and they also did the… » 12/18/14 10:00pm Yesterday 10:00pm

Luke's Top Ten Games Of 2014

2014 was indeed a disappointing year for video games, punctuated by some big-budget misfires. But hey, it's not like every game released in 2014 sucked. Some were OK! And some were even better than OK. » 12/18/14 8:30pm Yesterday 8:30pm

Minecraft's Creator Buys The Most Expensive House In Beverly Hills

In case you needed a material transaction to illustrate just how much money Markus Persson, aka Notch, has having sold Mojang (and Minecraft) to Microsoft, take a look at this: the dude just paid $70 million (and maybe beat out Beyonce & Jay-Z) to buy the most expensive house in Beverly Hills. » 12/18/14 7:28pm Yesterday 7:28pm

The Internet Reacts To Minecraft: Story Mode

Nobody expected Telltale to announce a "narrative driven" take on Minecraft this morning. Thing is, while seemingly everyone loves playing Minecraft, nobody is playing the game because of the story. That's exactly what's causing the partnership between Telltale and Minecraft to look like it's coming from left field. » 12/18/14 6:00pm Yesterday 6:00pm

What to Do When You're Stuck at Life's Loading Screens

Sometimes life is like a video game, and you reach a point where it seems like there's nothing to do but wait. Maybe you're in between jobs or are being held back by something beyond your control, but you can always take this time to level up, help others, and find a way forward. » 12/18/14 5:20pm Yesterday 5:20pm

The Best Nerf Gun for Every Kid (At Heart)

As a kid, I strapped a Nerf gun to my bicycle so I could dive bomb the neighborhood kids while traveling—I imaginedat five times the speed of sound. As an adult, I've carried a foam-firing blaster to no fewer than three jobs. But a funny thing happened earlier this year: I realized my old guns weren't any good… » 12/18/14 4:56pm Yesterday 4:56pm

The Biggest Disappointments of 2014

2014 was a weird, wooly year for video games. The big new consoles were finding their feet, and most of the games we were expecting to play got pushed back to next year. Some of the ones that did come out were great, but others, well… weren't as great. » 12/18/14 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

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/usb cable be epic? When it's 10 feet long, that's how. This is the ultimate stocking stuffer – now you can easily charge your phone from across the room. Kotaku readers can get one with free shipping for 52% off –… » 12/15/14 2:19pm Monday 2:19pm

Drone Wars: Get 53% off the Limited Edition Black Aerial Drone + Camera

Last month, we offered a pre order discount on this limited edition Black Aerial Drone to Gizmodo readers. It sold out in 2 days. So, after securing more units, we've brought it back for Kotaku readers, who can get a discount of 53% off a Black Aerial Drone + Free Shipping. » 12/18/14 2:58pm Yesterday 2:58pm