Check out Dragon Age: Inquisition character creation and more, live on Twitch. The stream, also showing off fresh gameplay features and a new in-game area, kicks off at 1 PM Eastern time. You can watch it live over at BioWare's Twitch channel. » 9/29/14 12:51pm 9/29/14 12:51pm

Surprise! That Mysterious New Dragon Ball Character Is You

What a dirty trick to play, Bandai Namco. Introducing a never-before-seen character for Dragon Ball Xenoverse, leaving fans to wildly speculate for months before revealing it as the first Dragon Ball game that allows players to inject their own creations into the series' greatest battles. So sneaky. So good. » 8/13/14 9:00am 8/13/14 9:00am

I Like What Tomodachi Life Did To My Voice

Tomodachi Life is out today. There's a lot to say about Nintendo's whacky life simulator and the game's lingering controversies. But why say them in my voice when I could be talking in any number of ridiculous computerized Mii voices? » 6/06/14 4:00pm 6/06/14 4:00pm

I'm A Man Who Plays As A Woman In Games, And I'm Definitely Not Alone

I self-identify as a straight male-bodied dude, but recently I've taken to playing as a female-bodied character in many games. It's not something the majority of people do, but it's also not uncommon. Oddly, however, men play as women far more than women play as men. Let's break down why people choose the avatars they… » 5/15/14 6:30pm 5/15/14 6:30pm

The Sims 4 Is Going To Be Dangerous For Me

Character creation menus will be the death of me. I love pouring my soul (and my time) into crafting the best-looking cat mage in Skyrim. Or a Commander Shepard in Mass Effect. Or a Jew in South Park: The Stick of Truth. The more complicated the interface and range of options is, the better. » 5/14/14 2:30pm 5/14/14 2:30pm

How We'll Create The Prettiest Elder Scrolls Characters Ever

As versatile and deep as the series is, it wasn't until Skyrim that The Elder Scrolls started generating somewhat attractive player characters. Looks like they've nailed attractive character creation for The Elder Scrolls Online. » 10/17/13 11:30am 10/17/13 11:30am

Make Your Own President In Saints Row IV's Inauguration Station

Hello there, Mr. President Smurf. Are you ready to become the leader of the free world when Saints Row IV launches on August 20? Of course you aren't. Not until you've been through the Inauguration Station. » 8/06/13 10:00am 8/06/13 10:00am

Liam Neeson and Megan Fox are Just Two of the Celebrities You Can Play…

I thought I'd gone pretty deep into the Guild Wars 2 » 4/04/12 12:00pm 4/04/12 12:00pm character creation tools during . That was until Sven AKA Lumin showed me the stars hiding behind the customization sliders.

The Mists of Pandaria Beta is Live, and I've Got the Panda to Prove It

Remember that Mists of Pandaria beta test I told you all about yesterday? My invite came last night, and this morning I got a chance to create my first female Pandaren Monk. Watch her come to life before your very eyes! » 3/22/12 9:00am 3/22/12 9:00am

Do You Prefer Your Heroes Pretty, or Pretty Ugly?

With last week's release of Mass Effect 3 birthing a new generation of Commander Shepards, commenter TheForgetfulBrain wonders how ugly custom-made characters can get. Show him your ugly side in today's Speak Up on Kotaku. » 3/13/12 11:00am 3/13/12 11:00am

Dear Game Developers, We're Not All Idealized Androids (Some of Us Are…

You know how in many video games with character creation your attempts to make an older, wizened sort of character always result in the buffest old man you've ever seen due to their only being one body model for all male characters? In today's Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter jacobgermain points out how ridiculous that… » 1/30/12 11:30am 1/30/12 11:30am

Crafting My Dragonborn Identity in Skyrim, Now Pronounced "Skrim"

Gather round, boys and girls, and I'll tell you the heroic tale of the Dragonborn, the legendary Wood Elf, Redguard, or possibly Khajiit man or maybe woman...I suppose we'd better clear up the particulars before moving into the main story. Let's make us a hero! » 11/10/11 10:30am 11/10/11 10:30am

Character Creation Is Back and Better Than Ever in Soulcalibur V

My favorite feature of Soulcalibur IV was the ability to create my own custom characters and see how they fare on the stage of history. Judging by this trailer and these new screens, it'll probably be my favorite feature of Soulcalibur V as well. » 11/02/11 4:20pm 11/02/11 4:20pm

Twenty Different Faces For Each of Skyrim's Races

Not only are the faces in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim the most gorgeous the series has ever seen, they're also the most customizable. Check out 20 variations of each of the game's 10 races and see for yourself. » 8/24/11 11:20am 8/24/11 11:20am

Your Next Soulcalibur V Opponent Could Be Your Own Creation

Namco Bandai welcomes us back to the stage of history in Soulcalibur V next year, and the developer needs your help creating custom non-player characters to spar with in between the big-name battles. It's time to give names to the nameless hordes. » 7/21/11 4:20pm 7/21/11 4:20pm

Celebrity Impersonators Flood The Virtual Spaceways

EVE Online recently introduced an amazing new character customization tool that has the game's players seeing virtual stars at every turn. Space Conan O'Brien heads up our star-studded gallery. » 1/27/11 12:20pm 1/27/11 12:20pm

Dial DC Universe Online Character Creation For Hero

With Sony revealing yesterday that all PlayStation Plus subscribers are getting a download of the DC Universe Online beta for Christmas, it's probably a good time to show you how character creation works in the super heroic MMO. » 12/09/10 11:20am 12/09/10 11:20am

Dial C For DC Universe Online Character Creation

Future Lex Luthor's ridiculous plan to seed humanity with super powers to avert a coming apocalypse culminates in this character creation trailer for DC Universe Online. » 10/12/10 11:40am 10/12/10 11:40am

Building Robots And Stages In Mega Man Universe

It's a little less Dr. Light and a little more Dr. Frankenstein in Mega Man Universe, where you'll choose from a wide variety of pre-made parts to create your own personal Something-Man. » 9/10/10 11:20am 9/10/10 11:20am

Guild Wars 2 Character Creation Asks Personal Questions

Selecting your race, class, and look is just the beginning of character creation in Guild Wars 2, with a series of biographical follow-up questions that determine how your personal story unfolds. » 5/26/10 3:20pm 5/26/10 3:20pm