How To Hack Your Own Pokémon

UPDATE 3/4: Unfortunately, this has now been patched out on the 3DS! You can still do it if you don't update, but it means not being able to play online. » 2/26/15 5:00pm 2/26/15 5:00pm

The Amiibo Collector's Guide (Updated 3/29/15)

Chances are you've seen some of Nintendo's newest foray into the world of NFC figures floating around your favorite electronics section. Despite their somewhat lacking practical use in actual games they've become quite the collector's item overnight. » 3/29/15 3:50pm Sunday 3:50pm

How To 'Ground Pound' And Other New Moves In Halo 5's Multiplayer Beta

Now that the Halo 5 multiplayer is officially in session, you might want to pull off one of those new movement abilities you may have heard of. » 12/19/14 5:00pm 12/19/14 5:00pm

How To Capture Legendary Pokémon In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Between Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, there are dozens of legendary Pokémon—not all of which are easy to find. But if you're set on hunting them down, you've come to the right place. » 11/24/14 4:30pm 11/24/14 4:30pm

How To Capture Video Game Footage On PS4, Xbox One, PC And Mac [UPDATE]

Ever do something amazing in a game and wish you could share the clip with the world (or at least Facebook)? Well, thanks to a plethora of built-in tools and software designed to record gameplay, it's easier than ever before. Read on for Kotaku's (mostly) definitive guide to capturing gameplay video on your… » 11/18/14 12:00pm 11/18/14 12:00pm

A Beginner's Guide to Collecting Video Games

So, you finally realized that you can't stand to part ways with your games, guides, and various gaming memorabilia. Don't worry, you're not a hoarder, you're a collector! Unless you can't sleep because your bed is covered in stacks of Electronic Gaming Monthly... then you might be a hoarder. » 11/11/14 2:00pm 11/11/14 2:00pm

How To Import Japanese Games

Across the ocean there is a magical land where some games debut months or even years before they do in the West—or sometimes never at all. But how do you get your hands on one of these mythical games from the Land of the Rising Sun? Kotaku East is here to help. » 10/14/14 7:00am 10/14/14 7:00am

How To Preview Your Outfits Before Buying Them In Destiny

Tip: Destiny's Got A Special Store That Only Shows Up On Weekends

Destiny's not great about explaining all of the nooks and crannies and ways of getting more exotic weapons, but that's ok because we have the Internet and the power of crowdsourcing. So here's your latest tip. » 9/12/14 1:30pm 9/12/14 1:30pm

A Guide To Making Your Destiny Character Extra Pretty

When you started Destiny you picked the blue skin that looks oh so ravishing with the soft pink hair, but what about your gear? Sure, you're going to go for stats over fashion (most likely), but that doesn't mean you have to be limited in your aesthetic options. » 9/11/14 6:15pm 9/11/14 6:15pm

How To Get Free Ammo In Destiny

Sure, you can run around and grab the white and green ammo packages that dead enemies drop, or you can buy replenishing kits from merchants in town, but everyone likes free stuff, right? » 9/10/14 2:45pm 9/10/14 2:45pm

​How To Beat 400 Games In 4.5 Years

In January of 2010, I decided to change my outlook on how I manage my gaming time, how I collect games, and how I contend with the nemesis that so many gamers share: the dreaded backlog. » 7/18/14 3:00pm 7/18/14 3:00pm

How to Identify Anime and Manga Genres

We’ve looked at the basic types of anime out there but now it's time to look at the specific genres. Of course, I assume everyone knows what “fantasy” and “romance” are, but what about those genres that don’t really exist in the West outside of anime and manga—or those that don’t even use English words? » 6/17/14 8:00am 6/17/14 8:00am

How To Rearrange The Xbox One's Dashboard Pins

The June 2014 update for the Xbox One lets you rearrange the square "pin" icons that decorate the left pane of the system's dashboard and serve as the console's game/app shortcuts. That's handy! So how do you do it? And why might you need a mirror? We can explain and make it easy for you. » 6/04/14 10:00am 6/04/14 10:00am

​How To Record Videos On A PS4

There's nothing quite like seeing a once-in-a-lifetime moment in a video game and realizing it's too late to go back and get a video of it. It's over and gone, lost forever. Womp, womp. » 6/03/14 7:45pm 6/03/14 7:45pm

Here's How To Play Tetris And Asteroids On Lab Equipment

Reddit user IAmAHiggsBoson stumbled onto a little easter egg on his oscilloscope: apparently if you press the right series of buttons, you can play Tetris instead of measuring voltages, or doing some other kind of boring "actual work". » 4/07/14 4:15pm 4/07/14 4:15pm

How To Find The Secret Venom-X Weapon In Call Of Duty: Ghosts

YouTubers OutsideXbox bring a quick guide to finding the secret Venom X weapon in the Devastation DLC for Call Of Duty: Ghosts. » 4/02/14 8:00pm 4/02/14 8:00pm

How To Read, And Use, Kotaku

Coming to Kotaku, reading a story then reading another one is easy, but there's more to this site than the obvious. You can comment, share and create your own content. You can even filter content according to taste. And more. Here's how. » 3/13/14 8:05pm 3/13/14 8:05pm

How To Get Out of a Gaming Funk

Can't find anything to play? Nothing really clicking for you right now? It's okay. This sort of thing happens. We're here to help you out of your gaming slump. » 3/10/14 6:00pm 3/10/14 6:00pm