Back in May, I chronicled my attempts to convince friends to get the Wii U so I could stop schlepping mine around. I'm now happy to report that I went to my friend Jake's this week and saw that he got one—much earlier than he'd said he'd even consider it. If that's not a Christmas miracle, then I don't know what is. » 12/25/14 11:00am Today 11:00am

The 12 Songs of Christmas… in Video Games

On Christmas Day one of my traditions that helps me to get in the spirit of the season is listening to Christmas songs, and last year I shared with you all a wonderful collection of Reggae Christmas songs. This year I decided to try my best and listen to all the Christmas-y songs in the world of Video Games. » 12/25/14 7:00am Today 7:00am

In Final Fantasy XV, Your MP Isn't for Magic

As far as we currently know, the combat in Final Fantasy XV is going to be your basic action RPG format with single button presses for attacks. So how is the magic going to work then? While he wouldn't offer specifics, director Hajime Tabata did reveal some interesting aspects of the combat mechanics in his game. » 12/25/14 6:00am Today 6:00am

The Coolest Custom Stages For Super Smash Bros. Wii U (So Far)

Super Smash Bros. finally came to the Wii U last month. Creative types that they are, avid fans have been having a lot of fun with the game's new level editor—making neat-looking custom stages and posting them online for others to draw inspiration from. Let's check out some of them, why don't we? » 12/24/14 3:00pm Yesterday 3:00pm

Sony's The Interview Now On Xbox Store, Coming To PlayStation Network…

Sony Pictures' controversial comedy The Interview, pulled from theatrical release last week in the fallout of a massive hack of the studio, is now officially viewable in a variety of places, among them, on Microsoft's Xbox consoles. » 12/24/14 2:12pm Yesterday 2:12pm

Get a Free Month of Crunchyroll Anime: Stream the Full Catalog Ad-Free

Crunchyroll, one of the top destinations for current and classic anime, is offering Kotaku readers a free month-long trial of their Anime Membership. In addition to streaming their entire anime catalog ad-free, you'll get access to the anime simulcasts - getting the latest anime episodes the same day they're released… » 12/13/14 3:09pm 12/13/14 3:09pm