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'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 7:29pm 5/15/14 7:29pm

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