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 7 minutes ago

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 Today 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 Today 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 Today 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 Today 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 Today 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 Today 2:27pm

Shadow Of Mordor's New Expansion Is A Huge Letdown

Shadow of Mordor is one of the best games I played this year. I had high hopes for Lord of the Hunt, its first major expansion, as a result. "New monsters!" I thought. "More nemesis orcs to fight, some of whom ride on top of the new monsters! What could possibly go wrong?" So many things, apparently. » 12/17/14 11:15am Today 11:15am

Anyone Want To Vouch For This $10 Dragon Age: Inquisition Upgrade?

Owners of the "deluxe edition" of Dragon Age: Inquisition, have you sat on the Skyhold Throne or ridden the Bog Unicorn? Standard edition schlubs like me can now buy the deluxe edition's extra content (listed above) for $9.99 today. I'm thinking this is a pass. But if you have this stuff and think it's worth it, speak… » 12/17/14 10:39am Today 10:39am

Save 10% on Unlimited Comic Subscriptions + Get $3.99 Monthly Shipping

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 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 Saturday 3:09pm

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