A Dad And His Kids Happily Play Video Games Together. They Have To.

This is an image of a happy family; a father and his two adorable children bonding over a video game. It's a stock photo, of course. Their excitement is fake, their game controllers disconnected. It's cheap theater, but I have to believe that somewhere in the country a genuine version of this scene is playing out — I… » 4/19/14 6:00pm Yesterday 6:00pm

The Most Amazing Cosplay From Wondercon: Day One!

Every year, the Wondercon cosplayers keep astonishing us, both with their attention to detail and with their creativity. You keep thinking you've seen it all — and then you see what people have come up with this year, and it's a brand new delight all over again. Here's our favorite cosplay from Wondercon day one. » 4/19/14 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

Top 10 Ways to Make the Most of Your HDTV

You spend a lot of time in front of your TV, but chances are you may not be using it to its full potential. It's not just about better picture, either—a good TV setup requires the right cables, a good remote, and a lot more. Here are 10 tweaks for creating the ultimate TV setup. » 4/19/14 3:00pm Yesterday 3:00pm

Watch Some Of PAX East's Coolest Games Right Here

The Kotaku crew spent last weekend at PAX East 2014, and we saw a whole bunch of great games. Take a look at some of the best games we saw, along with other great videos from this week on Watchlist. » 4/18/14 8:30pm Friday 8:30pm

​Video Games Sure Can Be Beautiful

Yesterday, I spent an inordinate amount of time messing around with the nifty new photo mode in Infamous: Second Son. It's surprisingly rare that we get that kind of opportunity to slow way down and really appreciate how beautiful video games can be. » 4/18/14 8:00pm Friday 8:00pm

Music Video Recreates The Booze-Induced Haze Of Leisure Suit Larry

Leisure Suit Larry may not have exactly stood the test of time in terms of sheer staying power, but the series of famously salacious adventure games will always be remembered fondly for being some of the first major titles to broach topics like sex and human intimacy on their own sloppy terms. Norwegian DJ Todd Terje » 4/18/14 7:00pm Friday 7:00pm

Finally, a comic that gets sex right. If you read comics, you probably know writer Matt Fraction. He's widely (and rightly) considered one of the best writers in the business, from Casanova to Hawkeye to other great stuff. Wired's got a really cool new profile of him, all about his latest comic Sex Criminals. A lot of… » 4/18/14 6:30pm Friday 6:30pm

Playstation Network Flash Sale: 30 Games for $1/each

Sony is kicking off your weekend with some deep, deep discounts on 30 different PSN titles, some PS3, some Vita, some cross-buy. Highlights includes Braid, Everyday Shooter, echochrome ii, Plants vs. Zombies, Super Stardust HD, and Tokyo Jungle. [Playstation Blog] » 4/18/14 5:06pm Friday 5:06pm

Aspiring Artists and Sculptors: Win a Trip to NYC by Playing with Food

What would you make if you had unlimited access to Pringles® potato crisps and cans? A working pedicab? A life-sized replica of a certain Canadian mayor? This isn't a test: we really want to know. And if you tell us, there's a chance you can win a trip to NYC to attend Gawker Media's fourth-annual Silent Disco. And your … » 4/04/14 11:59am 4/04/14 11:59am