Scientists Use Kinect To Make Instant X-Rays And Freak People Out

Everything's better with Kinect. Including, apparently, your insides. Okay it's not actual X-Rays, but rather a simulation using the Xbox camera to match a model in real time to your own movement. Apparently the effect's so good at least one woman "gasped and covered her breasts, trying to shield herself from view". » 4/21/14 4:00pm Monday 4:00pm

Miyazaki Films Would Be Just As Pretty With Pixel Art

Last year's news that Studio Ghibli mastermind and all around amazing person Hayao Miyazaki was retiring hit us all pretty hard here at Kotaku. If you're like us—i.e., still grieving in between bouts of playing Ni No Kuni—then I suggest you feast your eyes on these charming pixellated recreations of iconic moments from … » 4/21/14 2:00pm Monday 2:00pm

Artists, Even Game Developers, Are Weird. That's A Good Thing.

Video games have their rockstars. But they're not the same kind of rockstars as the ones who strut around in dresses made of meat or go on talk shows to argue about their Twitter feuds. Compared to pop music or Hollywood, games often seem like they have a culture of celebrity that's far more subtle. Nonexistent, even.… » 4/16/14 3:30pm 4/16/14 3:30pm

It's Not Aladdin's Magic Carpet But It's Close

Earlier this month, French "transmedia installation designer" Miguel Chevalier (that's Unnecessarily Pretentious Jargon for "artist") turned the Moroccan cathedral Sacré Coeur into a shimmering spectacle of lights and responsive surfaces with his latest project, Magic Carpets 2014. » 4/11/14 7:30pm 4/11/14 7:30pm