What the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U Mean for Your Home Theater

Video game consoles aren't just for gaming. They also make great set-top boxes that stream video and music into our living rooms, and the new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are no different. Each console brings a little something different to the table, so now that they're both here, let's take a look at how they bring… » 11/27/13 1:44pm 11/27/13 1:44pm

How to Connect Your Old School Video Game Consoles to a New TV

If you've just rediscovered an old console in the back of your closet, or you've gotten into retro gaming and want the genuine experience, you've probably stood in front of your shiny new LCD or plasma TV with a console made in the age of CRTs, wondering what to do. Luckily, it's not too difficult to plug everything in … » 10/28/13 1:57pm 10/28/13 1:57pm

The first new Godzilla movie footage is monstrously awesome

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This first footage from Gareth Edwards's upcoming American Godzilla movie — which unfortunately Warner Bros. has taken off YouTube —is simple, reassuring, and incredibly effective. Here are a few comments on what we saw. » 10/04/13 6:54pm 10/04/13 6:54pm

DC’s explanation of why Batwoman can’t get married is nonsense

By now, we all know about Batwomangate, in which DC forbade the marriage of Batwoman Kate Kane to her fiancée Maggie Sawyer — causing co-writers J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman to quit the series. DC has been in recovery mode, and DC co-publisher Dan DiDio tried to explain the situation. Here’s why he was still… » 9/10/13 7:45pm 9/10/13 7:45pm

The 2002 Batman/Superman movie wouldn't have been the worst thing ever

Last week, we showed you the full script of Batman/Superman: Asylum, Warner Bros.' 2002 attempt to bring both DC superheroes to the same movie screen. Because the script is 1) really long and 2) oft illegible, here's a reasonably quick summary of the movie's plot, its strengths, its plotholes, and its weirdness. » 9/03/13 7:16am 9/03/13 7:16am

First official look at the robot of Japan's live-action Patlabor movie

Getting the first official look at the "Patrol Labor" — the giant, robotic suit the Japanese police force use to combat giant robot crime — is pretty cool by itself. But what's really cool? Discovering that Ghost in the Shell's Mamoru Oshii will be directing the live-action movie based on the classic anime! » 8/16/13 7:49am 8/16/13 7:49am

Our Never-Ending Battle Against Cheaters

A couple of days ago, after reading Kotaku editor Stephen Totilo's Pay to Win article, I expressed my disappointment to him and to Kotaku on their choice to advertise and promote cheat sites. Totilo felt that talking about the details about the cheat sites were meant to be as sourcing for the article, not advertising,… » 6/22/12 11:30am 6/22/12 11:30am

And Now I'm a Frog. A Singing Demonic Frog

Earlier this week Sony Online Entertainment revealed its new SOEmote technology, which enables EverQuest 2 players to map their facial expressions and mouth movements to their in-game character. This creeped many people the fuck out. I just had to try it. » 6/07/12 9:00am 6/07/12 9:00am

Mock Trial Calls Violent Games Case For California

A panel comprised of some of the nation's pre-eminent jurists, legal scholars and court observers pondered California's violent video games statute, which goes before the Supreme Court Nov. 2, and concluded the high court will decide 6-3 for California. » 9/27/10 9:30pm 9/27/10 9:30pm

ESA Brief Rips California Law As Threat To Free Expression

Blasting a California statute regulating sales of very violent video games as a threat to the freedom of creative expression, the Entertainment Software Association today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the law, once and for all. » 9/10/10 8:30pm 9/10/10 8:30pm