Shuichi Shigeno’s Japan-based street-racing series Initial D began in the mid-’90s and took nearly two decades to complete. The original manga soon took anime form, and was even adapted into video games and live-action film. The franchise is a significant contributor to Japanese car culture, yet works especially well…
The new year is upon us, which means its time to make big promises to ourselves that we probably won’t keep. My 2016 gaming resolution is to finally finish all of the Legend of Zelda games. What’s yours?
As people around the world fill garbage cans and dumpsters with discarded bits of colorful paper, we take a look back at the wonderful things we gave and got during the 2015 holiday season. In other words, what’d ya get? I’ll go first.
It’s okay. No one is blaming you. It was the day—that damnable day. Relax. We’re all friends here. Just tell us what the bad shopping deals made you buy.
As one of the most anticipated Nintendo franchises, combined with the lukewarm reception of this year’s Digital Event, Star Fox Zero had a lot of weight on its wings. After playing the demo at E3 last week, our impressions couldn’t be more divided.
The only thing more fun than receiving holiday gifts is... I'm going to go with giving them here, for the sake of not sounding like a monster. But a close second is telling everybody about the presents you secured during the winter festivities. I'll go first!
Every year I tell myself I'm just going to sit at home and wait for online sales. Every year I'm at Walmart at three a.m., combing their electronics sections in case someone missed one of the cheap-ass televisions that sold out minutes after they opened. Surely I am not alone. What gaming goodies did you end up buying?
To SOLDIER 1st Class Zack Fair of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, this phrase, this motto of his, became his modus operandi. His whole life revolved around pursuing his dreams with all his heart, and defending his honor. And for some reason, after all the times I've played through that game and talked about it, and…
Ever read the comments on a popular YouTube video? There is no faster way to strip yourself of faith in humanity. It's a cesspool. And this is coming from someone who writes for the Gawker network. We know a little something about rowdy comments sections. YouTube's is worse, but it's finally about to smarten up.
Covering sports video games means I can take a break from the politically motivated and manipulated controversy of What Must We Do About Violent Video Games. Well, gee, thanks PBS. As this discussion argues, it turns out sports were simply society's first violent games.
As I was packing up for some time off about 10 days ago, someone sent an email to me and others who had review copies of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 that all of the game's downloadable courses were already on Xbox Live, and none of them had a price. It was $67 worth of content, for nothing.
Reader Josh H., a college sophomore, says he's been gaming and making videos for years, so he sent us this one. It's alright—I'm not sure it says anything we didn't know already, as the Pile of Shame is a commonly understood concept for most any serious video gamer.
There's a lot of evil in Liberty City. And, therefore, a lot of victims that need avenging. It's a good thing, then that Junior Almeida's Ghost Rider mod turns Niko Bellic into Marvel Comics' flaming skull-headed, demonic anti-hero.
Hey everybody, welcome back to the Game Club! We're about to start our second discussion about Diablo III. It's been over a week now, so I imagine that many of you have gone to hell and back and lived to tell the tale. If you've been waiting for a place to tell your tale, you've come to the right place...
Hey Game Clubbers, welcome to our first discussion of Diablo III. I hope that none of you guys had as hard a time as I did logging onto the game for the first time. If you did then, like me, you probably haven't spent as much time with the game as you'd like. Even those of us who haven't been able to play the game…
Welcome back to the Kotaku Game Club, everyone. This month we'll be playing Diablo III, because this is one game that a lot of gamers have been waiting a very long time for.
Max Payne doesn't wear tights. But, if insanely fast reflexes, deadly marksmanship and an ability to swill the worst whisky around count, you could argue that the gritty NYPD detective of Rockstar Games' shooters has superpowers. Powers or not, he'll be appearing in a new series from Marvel Comics which is being…