The Moon Sneezes Its Way into Your Heart in This Little-Kid Version of…

My two-year-old daughter doesn't think of stars as huge bodies of flaming gas millions of miles away. She thinks of them as little five-pointed symbols that live inside books and on top of Christmas trees. In similar fashion, she knows that there's a moon in the sky but also thinks the glowing circles formed by domed… » 1/09/13 11:30am 1/09/13 11:30am

Classic Apple Game Karateka Makes a Fun but Flawed Return to iPad and…

The original version of Karateka launched on an Apple II two decades ago and helped show that video game design could deliver idiosyncratic, narrative experiences. Back then, both Apple and video games were in their toddler stage, stumbling around trying to figure out what they could do. » 12/21/12 12:30pm 12/21/12 12:30pm

Bless Me, Father, For I Freakin' Love Nun Attack

Let me break it down for you: 12 years of Catholic school. Powder-blue communion suit. Did the Stations of the Cross ON MY KNEES for multiple years. Childhood best friend was an altar boy. (He's fine. Nothing ever happened. Thanks for asking.) I say all this to establish that I know all about nuns. Nuns have paddled… » 11/02/12 8:30am 11/02/12 8:30am

Sideways Bust-a-Move is the Secret to This Magical Gaming App's Success

Take the bubble-bursting puzzle gameplay of the popular Bust-a-Move series, turn it on its side and toss in some magical spells and memory matching puzzles and sharp cartoon visuals and you've got Supermagical, an award-winning iOS game from Super Awesome Hyper Dimensional Mega Team, a developer with an obvious… » 9/10/12 11:30am 9/10/12 11:30am

Marvel’s Avengers Initiative Is Almost The Strongest Portable Game…

So, maybe Marvel's console game portfolio is a collection of hits and misses. But Avengers Initiative sure makes it seem like the House of Ideas wants their portable releases to be a different story. » 9/05/12 11:30am 9/05/12 11:30am

This Delightful Xbox Live Windows Phone Game Toys With Your Emotions

Elation, sadness, calm, rage and confusion; these are the tools Mush uses to propel its puffball protagonist through colorful platform puzzle-worlds. Strange that all I feel while playing this award-winning Windows Phone 7 game is joy. » 7/17/12 11:30am 7/17/12 11:30am

Ninja Academy

But Is It Accredited? | A new school opened this week in Jonesville, N.C. Its faculty is a little young. If you have to ask where the entrance is you probably won't pass the admissions exam. (Photo: Katie Tysinger, used with permission) » 9/11/11 7:00pm 9/11/11 7:00pm

The forever-rumored reboot of EA's franchise, originally created by the defunct…

And On the Seventh Day They Played Video Games

In today's installment of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Uncle Jesse wants to know if there's a special day that you set aside each week to partake in a little interactive entertainment, if you know what he means. » 8/29/11 11:40am 8/29/11 11:40am