The Internet Reacts To Minecraft: Story Mode

Nobody expected Telltale to announce a "narrative driven" take on Minecraft this morning. Thing is, while seemingly everyone loves playing Minecraft, nobody is playing the game because of the story. That's exactly what's causing the partnership between Telltale and Minecraft to look like it's coming from left field. » 12/18/14 6:00pm 8 minutes ago

What to Do When You're Stuck at Life's Loading Screens

Sometimes life is like a video game, and you reach a point where it seems like there's nothing to do but wait. Maybe you're in between jobs or are being held back by something beyond your control, but you can always take this time to level up, help others, and find a way forward. » 12/18/14 5:20pm 47 minutes ago

The Best Nerf Gun for Every Kid (At Heart)

As a kid, I strapped a Nerf gun to my bicycle so I could dive bomb the neighborhood kids while traveling—I imaginedat five times the speed of sound. As an adult, I've carried a foam-firing blaster to no fewer than three jobs. But a funny thing happened earlier this year: I realized my old guns weren't any good… » 12/18/14 4:56pm Today 4:56pm

The Biggest Disappointments of 2014

2014 was a weird, wooly year for video games. The big new consoles were finding their feet, and most of the games we were expecting to play got pushed back to next year. Some of the ones that did come out were great, but others, well… weren't as great. » 12/18/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

Assassin's Creed Unity's New Patch: Wait, There's A Difference?

There's no doubt that Assassin's Creed Unity had technical problems, otherwise Ubisoft wouldn't have apologized for the game's performance and issued a series of ever-larger patches. So what's it mean if the graphics, then and now, seem to in many ways be the same? » 12/18/14 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

​Ask Dr. Nerdlove: Help, My Sex Life Is Dead

Hello, Internet! Welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove, the one dating advice column run by newest designated Green Lantern for Sector 2814. » 12/18/14 2:30pm Today 2:30pm

Spider-Woman Gets Her First Costume Change in Decades

Ever since her debut in 1977, Jessica Drew's superhero costume has looked pretty much the same, despite a few tweaks over the decades: a tight red unitard with yellow accents and big webs stretching from arms to legs. But Spider-Woman's got an all-new look coming soon and it's radically different. » 12/18/14 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

VW Invented First-Person Racing Video Games And They Don't Even Know It

You'd think the development of what is likely the first computerized driving simulator with actual computer-generated visuals would be a big deal. An achievement like that would have set the standard for not just simulators, but would have been the genesis of every first-person driving game since. Which is why it's so… » 12/18/14 12:06pm Today 12:06pm

Evan's Top Ten Games of 2014

There are surprises every year in video games and 2014 was no exception. Some of the surprises from the last twelve months were good enough, for me, to stand head and shoulders above everything else that came out. » 12/18/14 11:00am Today 11:00am

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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