Today marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Pokemon Red and Blue in Japan, and fans are celebrating by sharing their fondest Pokememories. Mine involve a kidnapping, complete with Polaroid shots and a magazine cut-out ransom letter.
I went to my local video game store on Friday to pick up a copy of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, and I walk out with an entire generation’s worth of Nintendo console goodness. Thanks, random game store guy.
World of Warcraft lives up to its name in that it is a vast world of its own. There’s so much more to do than just grind your way up to the latest level cap.
A big question many gamers have had since The Sims 4 launched last week is how the latest installment compares to the other three core games in EA's longstanding series. Now, one Sims fan has attempted an answer in the most literal way possible: by playing all four on one PC at the same time.
There are some video games that you love and hate at the same time. The Devil May Cry reboot is high up on that list. It was enormously fun, but also sort of a train-wreck. Let's reflect on where such a good game jumped off the rails.
Rainbow Road on the N64 is the stuff of legends, so Nintendo set a high bar for itself when it remade the track for the Wii U. Many fans were dismayed by how much shorter it is compared to the original. But a new video from the brothers who hacked Mario Kart 8 makes a convincing case that the truncated version is a…
Look how far we've come!
For some, the arrival of the Xbox One means finding room for it in a TV cabinet or entertainment center, especially for those power-user gamers with multiple consoles spanning generations. For me, it meant putting out to pasture an original Xbox, one given to me by a very good friend.
The last 300 stores owned by rental chain Blockbuster in the U.S. will be closed by January. If the news was as a surprise, it's only that so many were left. It leaves you with a weird nostalgia—hard to get worked up about a once-monolithic corporation, but still dewy-eyed recalling a trip to bring home GoldenEye.
I don't get wistful that often when it comes to gaming news. Companies come and go, but LucasArts was something special. It's time to remember that.
Hurry! There are only two days left until this auction for "Le Stick" closes. You can have this hunk of junk for $29.99, but I warn you, it's practically useless. Except for one video game, that is.
In the fall of 1992, my father drove me to a nondescript computer store in Alpharetta, Georgia and changed my life. Amidst the hum and buzz of countless white and beige boxes I found my first gaming PC.
Commenter UnstableArk has trouble recalling the very first video game he played, and wonders if there are more people out there like him in today's Speak Up on Kotaku.
In today's edition of Speak-Up on Kotaku, commenter Arok_Lazarus wonders what music transports us back to the games we used to play.
What would you give to relive the greatest moments in your gaming history as if it were the first time? That's the question commenter Taggart451 ponders in today's Speak-Up on Kotaku. WARNING: Spoilers ahead.
Even though their biggest competitor in the rhythm video game genre is now essentially dead, the people who started the Guitar Hero franchise say they were saddened to hear that Activision had put the seminal music game to sleep.
It was the winter of 1980. My brother and I, wrapped in blue robes, ran down the stairs to be greeted by a brand new Atari 2600 and bevy of games under the tree.
Star Trek has always held a certain mystique for me.
Yesterday's passing of pop superstar Michael Jackson has provoked widespread reminiscences. Today, leading game reporters and game designer Dave Perry recalled when they crossed paths with the King of Pop.