Mario Kart Parody Of Cheesy Pop Song Is Better Than The Original

Mario Kart 8 is a game about perseverance in the face of adversity. No matter how many different colored shells, or banana peels, or scary-looking Luigis knock you down, you've just gotta get back on your kart and keep racing. In other words: it's the perfect source material for an inspirational pop song. » 12/29/14 11:00am 56 minutes ago

That Time Satoru Iwata Debugged Super Smash Bros. Melee

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata recently gave a rare and wide-ranging interview to Japanese gaming site 4gamer, excerpts of which are now being translated into English by some of the fine folks over at NeoGAF. » 12/29/14 10:05am Today 10:05am

China Does Not Require Region Locked Consoles

Back when the Xbox One was announced for China, one thought came to mind: would it be region locked? When the console was released earlier this year, it was region locked and completely neutered. Now, it turns out, the region locking put into effect by Microsoft might have been self-imposed. » 12/29/14 7:00am Today 7:00am

Custom CryEngine 3 Environments Are The Best

CryEngine's various iterations are great for 3D art, as we've seen time and time again. And by god, this one's just beautiful. » 12/29/14 5:00am Today 5:00am

Relive The Glory Days – Get 25% Off The NES30 Bluetooth Controller

Touchscreens are okay, but controllers are better. What beats a controller? A quality retro one like the NES 30. Playing with the NEs 30 is straight nostalgia – only improved. For a little while, Kotaku readers can grab 25% off the NES30 (w/ free shipping). For $29.99, it's a great last minute buy for the holidays. » 12/23/14 10:18am 12/23/14 10:18am

Give Yourself the Gift You Wanted: Headphones, Watches, a Bed & More

Let's be honest, receiving gifts is always a crapshoot. And if you received something a bit lackluster this holiday season, like a calendar or cologne, now's your chance to get yourself something you really want and need. Choose from practical items like sheets and duffle bags that or have some more fun with… » 12/17/14 2:37pm 12/17/14 2:37pm