A Brief History of Chinese Game Consoles

China and video games have a long and ridiculous history, but in the age of the internet, it's a story that's yet to be completely put together. And so, here at Kotaku, we will try to make sense of the history of consoles in China. Stay awhile, and read? » 2/05/14 6:00am 2/05/14 6:00am

Hold Your Horses, Don't Get Excited about Consoles in China...Yet

Earlier this week, China's State Council sneakily released a document about regulations in the nifty Shanghai Free Trade Zone. Due to this release, media outlets have been calling China's archaic 13-year ban on video games consoles to be over. I'm here to rain on everyone's parade. » 1/08/14 8:00am 1/08/14 8:00am

PS4 Teardown: Beautiful Outside, Tidy Inside

The PS4 has landed and it's great—but what lurks beneath its slick, slanted frame? Fortunately that's not something you need to keep wondering, because iFixit has gone and torn the console down so we can all see the guts within. » 11/15/13 6:51am 11/15/13 6:51am

The Dreamcast Was A New Console For A New Console Generation

When a new generation of gaming hardware looms, it can be instructive to look to the past. At the end of July, we published a review of a new book by Zoya Street titled Dreamcast Worlds. Mr. Street has allowed us to publish an excerpt from the book, in which he details Sega's approach to the new console generation that … » 9/18/13 7:16pm 9/18/13 7:16pm

How the Xbox One Console Was Designed to Be an Everything Machine

As the dust settled over the new Xbox One this summer, one point that kept coming up—maybe predictably—was size: The console is surprisingly chunky. Just chunky enough to make you wonder whether its wide berth isn’t a hint at what Microsoft's engineers were hiding in there—and what it could reveal about their… » 8/13/13 11:41am 8/13/13 11:41am

Over 70% of the Games at the Tokyo Game Show Are For Phones And Tablets

There has been a lot of news coming from the Tokyo Game Show this year. We've heard about Metal Gear and Phoenix Wright and a host of other games for and from Sony and Nintendo, as we have come to expect. » 9/21/12 9:40pm 9/21/12 9:40pm