In The Brilliant New Hunger Games Film, Katniss Can't Escape The Arena

The third movie in the Hunger Games series is supposed to be the one where the frame pulls back and reveals a bigger world than the teen arena of the first two. Instead, Mockingjay Part 1 does something more daring: it shows how all of the dystopian land of Panem is just the Arena writ large. Minor spoilers ahead... » 11/21/14 12:27pm 54 minutes ago

I Spent $100 In Assassin's Creed Unity So You Wouldn't Have To

Ten hours into Assassin's Creed: Unity, I'm having difficulty finishing up memory sequence 6. That's just about the middle chapter of the game. I think my character is too weak. His armor isn't strong enough. Neither are his weapons. » 11/21/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

The Nostalgia Nerds Who Rescue Old Games From Oblivion

Do you remember the first computer game you played? What about the first program you downloaded? Unless you've just emerged Brendan-Fraser-in-Encino Man-style from the earth, wholly unaware of computers (in which case, I have several questions for you), your early digital distractions are probably years, if not… » 11/21/14 11:54am Today 11:54am

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: The Kotaku Review

It's easy to miss, but the people of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire whisper about things. Incredible things. Inexplicable things. The sorts of rumors involving legendary Pokémon that sound unbelievable, until you remember you're dealing with a video game, where there is no such thing as a tall tale. » 11/21/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

Walmart's Pre-Black Friday Sale Includes a 40" TV for $115, and More

Not content to wait around for Thanksgiving, Walmart has kicked off several of their best Black Friday deals early today. Our picks are below, but I suspect a lot of the best stuff will sell out early, so head over to their site to see the up-to-date list. » 11/21/14 8:20am Today 8:20am

Why Smash Bros. Is More Than Just a Game

There need be no reason whatsoever to drop whatever it is we're doing to play Smash Bros on any given day of the week. I haven't got a single friend who isn't ready to throw down the gauntlet when the word Smash is dropped in conversation. That said, I can tell you without hesitation which entry of the series was the… » 11/21/14 6:00am Today 6:00am

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Get 20% Off Gunnar Computer Eyewear: Protect and Enhance Your Vision

We're constantly glued to screens, using a computer at work and home, a tablet in bed and on the couch, and a phone in any moment not immediately engaging. And all that screen time can cause Computer Vision Syndrome (yes, that's a real thing), headaches, dry eyes, blurred vision, and eye strain. But wearing Gunnar… » 11/20/14 1:58pm Yesterday 1:58pm