Indie Arcades and Wu-Tang Joust: Photos from the Motherboard Relaunch…

Last night, Vice's sub-site Motherboard celebrated its official relaunching the best way possible: by throwing a giant party, having Rza play and getting everyone drunk. Indie arcade-makers Babycastles were also there to bring their own brand of gaming weirdness along with the whole gang behind Sportsfriends. » 11/30/12 1:00pm 11/30/12 1:00pm

Some of Keita Takahashi's Video Game Dreams Will Come True This Summer,…

Keita Takahashi, the free-thinking creator of Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy is teaming up with Babycastles, the free-thinking New York City-based video game art curators for a most wonderful exhibition. They're turning several of Takahashi's brainstorms into real-world, physical games for an exhibition premiering… » 7/30/12 3:30pm 7/30/12 3:30pm

This Video Might Convince Your Doubtful Friends That Games Can Be Art

For a relaxing time, sit back and watch this terrific PBS short documentary on the artistic merits of video games. The video runs only about 7 minutes, and features NYU's Eric Zimmerman, game designer and researcher Jesper Juul, Kotaku contributor and secret nerdcore superstar Leigh Alexander, and Babycastles curator… » 10/26/11 9:30pm 10/26/11 9:30pm

To-Do In New York: Bring your Ears to the Blip Festival

Blip Festival 2011 starts... tonight! Never mind that it's almost tonight. If you like chiptunes, if you want to hear music that bleeps and bloops rather than hums and sings, if you like lo-fi electronica, or if you just want to increase your odds of bumping into Kotaku columnist Leigh Alexander, go to the festival. » 5/19/11 5:00pm 5/19/11 5:00pm