Sadly, 'Realistic Minecraft' Is Not a Real Game

Instead, it's a series of 3D-animated shorts showing what Minecraft could be if it was, well, not more "realistic" per se, but rather more smooth and rounded around the edges. » 11/17/14 7:30am 11/17/14 7:30am

I'd Take Any One Of These Awesome Alternate Versions Of The Simpsons

CGI Simpsons? Anime Simpsons? Despicable Me Simpsons? As much as I enjoy the originals, last night's Treehouse of Horror episode left me yearning for these alternate reality versions of America's first family. » 10/20/14 11:00am 10/20/14 11:00am

Watch The First Footage From Ronia The Robber's Daughter

Studio Ghibli's first foray into television will begin this fall with Ronia the Robber's Daughter, an animated series based on the children's book of the same name. Here's the first footage from the series (it looks like an intro sequence), which began airing this weekend. » 7/13/14 10:30am 7/13/14 10:30am

This video shows how pretty much everything in Game of Thrones is fake

By now, we know that Game of Thrones uses a heavy VFX hand when it comes to building the world of Westeros but it's still amazing how real their visual effects can make it look. That's because pretty much everything is fake. Seriously. Anything far off in the distance or people standing around or flags waving have all… » 7/08/14 7:42pm 7/08/14 7:42pm

Suddenly, Mewtwo is the Most Badass Pokémon of All

That is one spectacular, buffed up Mewtwo sculpture, like something out of the XCOM games, or a live action Pokémon movie—not one of the cartoony monsters from a Nintendo game. » 12/31/13 10:00am 12/31/13 10:00am

CGI Makes Ninja Dancing Better

I didn't know ninja dancing was a thing, let alone ninja dancing CGI. This is Enra, a Tokyo-based dance troupe that mixes dance rhythms, martial-arts influenced acrobatics, and computer graphics. » 9/16/13 6:30am 9/16/13 6:30am

Watch the Visual Effects Reel Behind Pacific Rim's Awesome Prologue

If you watched Pacific Rim, you'd know how incredible the giant mechs looked and how unforgettably beautiful the prologue that provided the backstory for the movie was. And though ILM did most of the VFX in the film, Guillermo del Toro's Mirada studio was the team responsible for the effects in the prologue. Here's… » 9/11/13 1:00am 9/11/13 1:00am

Game of Thrones using CGI is probably not surprising, but Vulture has a cool reel that details a ton of the CGI work in the show. Anything you thought was real that turned out to be fake? » 8/14/13 10:00pm 8/14/13 10:00pm

If Studio Ghibli Made Pixar Films, They'd Look Like This

Studio Ghibli still uses traditional animation techniques. You know, hand-drawn. And while it did loan out Totoro—well, a plush toy version—from My Neighbor Totoro to Pixar's computer boffins for Toy Story 3, don't look to Studio Ghibli to go all digital anytime soon. » 3/08/13 6:30am 3/08/13 6:30am

The Never-Ending Battle of PlanetSide 2 Becomes Three Minutes of…

Premiering live today at the 2012 China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference, PlanetSide 2's 'Death is No Excuse' CGI trailer takes the spirit of Sony Online Entertainment's upcoming massively multiplayer online first-person shooter and dresses it up in a fancy coat of blood-splattered CGI. If only the game were… » 7/25/12 10:00pm 7/25/12 10:00pm

The Dark Knight Rises Gets the Taiwanese CGI Treatment

The first The Dark Knight Rises trailer was just a tease, but this one really gives the people what they want. Bane, the return of The Joker and even some Cat Woman S&M action. If this doesn't get you excited for the end of the Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy, nothing will. » 7/27/11 11:00am 7/27/11 11:00am

Is the Pre-Rendered Cutscene a Gift or a Curse?

In today's episode of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Aikage laments the general lack of pre-rendered cutscenes in today's video games, a feature many were glad to see die out. Which side of the gorgeous CGI fence do you fall on? » 7/26/11 11:20am 7/26/11 11:20am

A Slow-Mo, Easter Egg Hunting Crawl Through Saints Row's Power Trailer

Saints Row: The Third lead writer Steve Jaros walks us through some of the finer points of the game's "Power" CGI trailer in this new video. » 7/18/11 2:20pm 7/18/11 2:20pm

The Key To Lifelike Faces Lies In The Eyes

What makes a virtual face appear alive? According to a recent study published in Psychological Science the eyes are the most important factor in imparting life to the lifeless. » 12/20/10 2:30pm 12/20/10 2:30pm

Raving Rabbids Scream Their Way Into A Live-Action TV Show

The studio behind Wallace and Gromit takes a walk on the wacky wild side, as a job listing reveals that Aardman Animation is working on a live-action television show starring Ubisoft's Raving Rabbids. » 9/27/10 12:20pm 9/27/10 12:20pm

Lagoa Demonstrates The Sweet Science Of Physics

Now here's a little science we can all get behind. Check out this gorgeous particle physics demonstration, courtesy of special effects artist Thiago Costa's Lagoa Multiphysics. » 7/21/10 5:20pm 7/21/10 5:20pm

Quentin Tarantino So "Not Interested" In Video Games

Whether it be comic books, exploitation cinema or cheesy TV, Quentin Tarantino might be a pop culture connoisseur. There is one type of pop culture he is not interested in, and that's video games. » 4/05/10 7:00am 4/05/10 7:00am

Salem And Rios Get Real Jobs

Army of Two: The 40th Day's Salem and Rios decide to quit mercenary work for something a little more challenging, becoming customer service reps at GameStop. Hilarity ensues. » 1/06/10 5:20pm 1/06/10 5:20pm