Nintendo's Official Rules On What Color Mario Must Be

Press the Buttons (via Fast Co.) recently got their hands on something very special: a copy of Nintendo's Style Guide, a 1993 document that sought to formalise all kinds of weird Nintendo-related mascot matters, like what exact colour Mario's and Samus' outfits have to be. » 3/02/15 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Pregnancy Puts Players Inside The Head Of A Teenage Rape Victim

The interactive short story Pregnancy, released today on Steam, begins with 14-year-old Lilla Sandor purchasing a pregnancy test. It's a painful moment for the teen. She feels ashamed and awkward. At home, waiting for the test results, she recalls the horrific act that brought her to this point. » 3/02/15 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

The 12 Best Games on the 3DS

Ah, the Nintendo 3DS. The days when we weren't sure about Nintendo's handheld are long since behind us. Four years after the original 3DS launched, there's a new version with better 3D, improved controls, and of course, a wealth of excellent games to play. » 3/02/15 4:30pm Yesterday 4:30pm

So That's How League Of Legends' Bard Got His 'Meep' Minions

When Riot unveiled its new League of Legends champion "The Bard," the developer claimed that the heavily bearded fellow hailed from somewhere "beyond the physical universe in realms unknown to men." Fair enough. But could they be known to...pikmin? (Pun very much intended). » 3/02/15 3:05pm Yesterday 3:05pm

Pneuma: Breath of Life: The Kotaku Review

The people who made Pneuma: Breath of Life are trying to convince players that their game is talking to them. Not, like, in terms of art direction, puzzle design or anything like that. It's more in the vein of an actual conversation. Part of it is worth listening to, while the other part feels like background noise… » 3/02/15 2:30pm Yesterday 2:30pm

The Truth Behind The POWER/RANGERS Short, And How You Helped Save It

Last week, director Joseph Kahn dropped his "dark as f*ck" POWER/RANGERS short. Soon, it was pulled from the internet, but now it's back in full NSFW glory. So what happened? In an exclusive interview, Kahn explains how the internet saved his short. Plus why he doesn't think the real Power Rangers show should be this… » 3/02/15 1:55pm Yesterday 1:55pm

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DreamHost is offering Kotaku readers a year of web hosting and a domain name for just $2.95 a month, 67% off the regular price. Build the site you've always dreamed of from the ground up and get all the key features you need to keep it running efficiently, all for only $35 annually. Use promo code kotaku295. » 2/19/15 3:36pm 2/19/15 3:36pm

Learn How To Be A Hacker For $49

Hackers are getting a bad rep these days in light of what happened at Sony, and more recently, Lenovo. But legit "white hat" or "good guy" hacking is vital for testing website and device security, plus it's great for modding your setup. This bundle of courses teach the ethical route into hacking. » 2/27/15 5:08pm Friday 5:08pm