XCOM: Enemy Unknown is coming to Google Play and the Amazon Appstore "soon," according to the game's official Twitter account. This is great news for all the mobile gamers out there who've long felt the sting of not owning an iPhone or iPad. Not only is Enemy Unknown one of Kotaku's all-time favorite ways to kill space… » 4/23/14 1:00pm Wednesday 1:00pm

Flappy Bird Won't Get Any Easier In Minecraft

As if the original mobile version wasn't frustrating enough, now there's a remake in Minecraft by CodeCrafted. The gameplay is in 3D, so it's a bit different, but if you set the difficulty level to the hardest, you'll probably end up ragequitting after a couple of minutes. » 2/05/14 9:20am 2/05/14 9:20am

Report: Nintendo Will Be Releasing 'Free Mini-Games' On Phones

This year looks to be Nintendo's toughest. Nintendo, however, is looking to change that. Respected Japanese newspaper Nikkei reports that within this year, Nintendo apparently plans to use smartphones to win back gamers. Well, kind of. » 1/27/14 6:30pm 1/27/14 6:30pm

The Moon Sneezes Its Way into Your Heart in This Little-Kid Version of …

My two-year-old daughter doesn't think of stars as huge bodies of flaming gas millions of miles away. She thinks of them as little five-pointed symbols that live inside books and on top of Christmas trees. In similar fashion, she knows that there's a moon in the sky but also thinks the glowing circles formed by domed… » 1/09/13 11:30am 1/09/13 11:30am

Classic Apple Game Karateka Makes a Fun but Flawed Return to iPad and…

The original version of Karateka launched on an Apple II two decades ago and helped show that video game design could deliver idiosyncratic, narrative experiences. Back then, both Apple and video games were in their toddler stage, stumbling around trying to figure out what they could do. » 12/21/12 12:30pm 12/21/12 12:30pm

Controlling Your Toilet? Checking Your Poop? There's an App for That.

Japanese toilet tech is world class. For decades now, the country's loos have had more than heated seats and control panels. There's all kinds of fancy toilet tech for high end models. That's probably why when Japanese people visit, say, the U.S., the cold toilet seats and lack of throne features truly baffle them. » 12/15/12 2:00am 12/15/12 2:00am

Sideways Bust-a-Move is the Secret to This Magical Gaming App's Success

Take the bubble-bursting puzzle gameplay of the popular Bust-a-Move series, turn it on its side and toss in some magical spells and memory matching puzzles and sharp cartoon visuals and you've got Supermagical, an award-winning iOS game from Super Awesome Hyper Dimensional Mega Team, a developer with an obvious… » 9/10/12 11:30am 9/10/12 11:30am