The Best Surprises of 2014

2014 was a weird year for video games. Lotta ups, lotta downs, lotta what-have-yous. But while the year had its share of bummers and disappointments, it was not without some lovely surprises, too. » 12/22/14 4:00pm 37 minutes ago

The 14 Most Popular Products of 2014, as Purchased By You

Another year in Deals, great products, user-voted Co-Ops, and gift guides has come to an end. Last year we had such a great time putting together a list of 2013's most popular products, that we've decided to make it an annual feature. » 12/22/14 3:17pm Today 3:17pm

What Pros Have To Think About In Every Smash Bros. Match

Super Smash Bros. is the quintessential Nintendo game: it's incredibly fun, and easy for inexperienced players to enjoy thanks to its chaotic mixture of cartoon items and characters. But once you get a handle on how the high-level game works, things become far more interesting. It just takes some time to get there. » 12/22/14 2:30pm Today 2:30pm

Who has come closest to winning Civilization in real life?

Games in Sid Meier's Civilization series are loosely patterned off the rise and fall of real-life civilizations. And some of these real-life civilizations had exactly the kinds of ambitions that would win a game of Civilization. Which raises the obvious question: did any of them get close? Has anybody won? Are we all… » 12/22/14 12:04pm Today 12:04pm

Amazon's Year-End Game Sale is Here to Save You From Holiday Boredom

If you're going to have some time off of work in the next few weeks, Amazon's having a nice sale on downloadable PC games to help keep you occupied. There will be more deals as the week progresses, but today's limited-time offers are listed below. [Amazon] » 12/22/14 9:45am Today 9:45am

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 cable be epic? When it's 10 feet long, that's how. This is the ultimate stocking stuffer – now you can charge your phone from across the room. Kotaku readers can get one with free shipping for 52% off – just $18.99. » 12/19/14 1:56pm Friday 1:56pm