I Spent Hours Chasing Ghosts in Drift Stage

Earlier this week I found a pre-alpha demo for Drift Stage in my inbox. It's a reminder of just how much life something different can breathe into a stale genre. Drift Stage is shaping up to be the coolest racing game to come around in ages, and it's no coincidence. » 12/18/14 4:05am 8 minutes ago

Someone Built A Replica Of The Weird New Star Wars Lightsaber

Since the internet seems to be getting over the reveal of Kylo Ren's weird, three-bladed lightsaber from the Force Awakens trailer, perhaps now is a good time for people to show off that they've gone and replicated the thing in real life. » 12/17/14 10:07pm Yesterday 10:07pm

Luke, Stephen And Kirk On What's Wrong With Assassin's Creed Unity

Assassin's Creed Unity is a game as big as it is broken, as divisive as it is lavish. So our three biggest Assassin's Creed fans figured they'd sit down and get to the bottom of this conundrum. » 12/17/14 7:05pm Yesterday 7:05pm

A Small Change Just Made Building In The Sims 4 A Lot More Fun

The Sims 4 got an update yesterday that, among others things, added the two new careers to the game. But we already knew about that—the developers had promised they were coming back in November. Buried within EA's announcement was something far more exciting for many Sims fans: the return of a beloved cheat code. » 12/17/14 6:30pm Yesterday 6:30pm

Give the Gift of Battery Life with These Discounted Anker Power Packs

USB battery packs are my favorite generic holiday gift. They're useful to literally everyone, they offer a tremendous amount of utility for a modest amount of money, and it still seems like most non-nerds aren't fully aware that they exist. If you have anyone on your shopping list that could use one, here's a great… » 12/17/14 4:46pm Yesterday 4:46pm

Mercy Self-Destructs, A Smash Bros. Phenomenon

I've spent a long time playing For Glory in Smash Bros.—that hardcore one-on-one mode with no items and flat stages. And while much of that playtime has been me getting my ass kicked, I can't help but keep coming back to it. Part of it is that, in my experience at least, the players in For Glory are very classy. » 12/17/14 3:30pm Yesterday 3:30pm

Until We Get A New Bloody Roar, Ultra Street Fighter IV Animal Costumes

It's been over 11 years since we last saw Hudson Soft's bestial battler series in action, and chances of a Bloody Roar revival are incredibly slim. Thank goodness Capcom is here to provide us our anthropomorphic fighter fix with a whopping nine packs of "Wild Costumes" for Ultra Street Fighter IV. » 12/17/14 3:00pm Yesterday 3:00pm

The 10 Best And 10 Worst Science Fiction And Fantasy Movies Of 2014

This was a weird year for movies. The box office was weak, but also, most films didn't deserve love or hate. They were just... okay. But the genre movies that did stand out were either brilliant experiments, or horrible misfires. Here are the 10 best and 10 worst science fiction and fantasy movies of 2014. » 12/17/14 2:55pm Yesterday 2:55pm

Last-Gen Gamers Are Being Left Behind

New-gen consoles have barely been out for a year, but there's already a familiar story: a game launches and runs great on the PS4 and Xbox One, much less so on the PS3 and 360. Shadow of Mordor was an egregious example of this performance gap, but it's not the only one. Is there any hope for last-gen gamers? » 12/17/14 2:30pm Yesterday 2:30pm

A Much Better Way To Shop For Video Games On A Console

I'm not sure when Microsoft added the best thing ever to their Xbox Live game store, but I'd like to show you some video of it so you can marvel with me. Seriously, who needs breathless catalog copy or sketchy user reviews when you can get live gamer-driven broadcasts of the $60 Xbox epic you are considering buying? » 12/17/14 2:27pm Yesterday 2:27pm

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Comic Cartel is about to be your new favorite comic book shop. Subscribe to all your favorite comics online and get them delivered right to your door. With the exclusive promo code GAWKER10 you'll receive 10% off every comic you subscribe to. Even better, your monthly shipping fee is just $3.99 (regularly $6.99,… » 11/12/14 10:18am 11/12/14 10:18am

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