How to Set Up and Get to Know Your New PC, Mac, Android, or iPhone

You've unwrapped your presents and received everything you'd hoped you'd get. But now what? We've got you covered this holiday season with several guides to help you get acquainted with your brand new gadgets. » 12/25/14 1:22pm 12/25/14 1:22pm

Amazon's Amazing Free Overnight Shipping: The Best Gifts

Behind on your holiday shopping? No worries. Amazon's got free overnight shipping on thousands of products through tonight. Here's the best of what can still get to you—for free—in time for Christmas morning. » 12/23/13 1:45pm 12/23/13 1:45pm

Gift Ideas for the 10 Major Species of Science Fiction Fan


Buying presents for the science fiction and fantasy fan in your life can be a major challenge — because no two fans are the same. It's just not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Some people love Star Trek, others love Superman. So here's our gift guide for the 10 major species of fans! » 11/21/13 6:21am 11/21/13 6:21am

The Original Game Boy Is Travelers' Best Friend Once More

There was a time you couldn't board an airplane without seeing at least a half dozen Game Boys. That time has come again, thanks to Think Geek's Travel Boy carry-on luggage. » 9/25/13 5:30pm 9/25/13 5:30pm

What to Get the Discerning Cut the Rope Fan for Christmas

ZeptoLab's candy-munching Om Nom is the most iconic mobile gaming character this side of Angry Birds, the sweetheart (and tooth) of smartphone gamers around the globe. Round 5 immortalizes the star of Cut the Rope in a series of plushies and collectibles worthy of his big, stupid, toothy grin. » 12/18/12 10:55am 12/18/12 10:55am

The Gaming Gifts I Gave This Holiday Season

As a gamer that regularly reviews big titles and otherwise has the means to procure his own video game entertainment, it isn't often I get to experience the joy of a thoughtful video game related gift. Instead, I give things to my family and live vicariously through them. What did they get this year? » 12/27/11 11:00pm 12/27/11 11:00pm

Wear Your Xbox Live Avatar on Your Chest, Water Bottle, or Coffee Mug

Do it yourself clothing and crap company CafePress has teamed up with Microsoft to give Xbox Live users the ability to print and purchase stuff starring their own personalized avatar. Let's go Voltron force! » 12/06/11 5:20pm 12/06/11 5:20pm

On Second Thought, Club Nintendo's Platinum Gift Doesn't Look That Bad

Announced back in July, the pin set Club Nintendo is giving free to its platinum members this year was met with the usual round of griping and complaining. One of our readers just received his and, you know, it's actually a pretty decent gift. » 12/03/11 5:00pm 12/03/11 5:00pm

These Are Kotaku Readers' Least Desirable, Most Fruitcake-y Game Gifts

Yesterday, we asked you, the Kotaku readership, to name the video games that might make the least thrilling gifts to find under the Christmas tree this season, metaphorically, the fruitcake or the Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge of gaming gifts. » 11/30/10 7:30pm 11/30/10 7:30pm

Join these cute fluffy Star Wars mice... it is your Destiny!

We can't resist cuteness of this magnitude! These Star Wars mice are the sort of thing you'll buy as presents for your friends... and then wind up hoarding them for yourself. Plus check out Harry Potter and Hermione mice! » 11/24/10 1:21pm 11/24/10 1:21pm

Nothing Says 'Welcome' Like a Pitfall! Croc

Bill collectors, petition gatherers, creepy neighbors, cheerful-looking people who want to talk to you about your relationship with God, tell them all it's safe to cross into your home when this Pitfall! croc shuts his mouth. » 5/23/10 7:00pm 5/23/10 7:00pm

Pac and Blinky, Paired on a Paring Board

This cutting board runs $165, but it's perfect for cutting vegetables - or strawberries, oranges, apples and melons. But not Galaxians or keys. Seen on Etsy by reader Cameron O. » 4/27/10 9:30pm 4/27/10 9:30pm

It's Not Too Late For An 8-Bit Christmas

Christmas 2009 may have come and gone, but you've still got two days two days to order the perfect gift for the retro gamer in your life - RetroZone's 8 Bit Xmas 2009. » 12/29/09 12:20pm 12/29/09 12:20pm

Funny Book for Little Kids Helps Real Ones

Done in the style of a toddler's first book, "A Gamer's Alphabet" pairs letters and important words from video gaming. And, seriously, profits from the sale of this clever gift go to help kids suffering from a rare epileptic disorder. » 12/07/09 6:00pm 12/07/09 6:00pm

It's A Very Video Game Holiday Season

A survey conducted on behalf the Entertainment Software Association this month shows that 42% of American adults plan to give or hope to receive video games as presents this holiday season. Where do you stand? » 11/16/09 10:40am 11/16/09 10:40am

If You Don't Have a Holiday Card List, Make One

Valve's back, following its hilarious Team Fortress 2 Valentines from last year,with four sets of gift cards featuring characters from TF2, Left 4 Dead, and L4D2 that are simply a holiday must. » 11/14/09 9:30pm 11/14/09 9:30pm

Old Atari Cart Remade Into Wallet

It is $55, however, the maker of this fine conversation piece says all of an Atari 2600 cartridge's parts, except for one screw, are repurposed to help make it into a wallet. » 6/14/09 2:30pm 6/14/09 2:30pm