I didn’t think a film about Pokémon could make me sentimental—exempting, of course, Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back, which earned tears only because I was seven and fanatical. Then last Sunday, 18-year-old aspiring filmmaker Alexander Steinberg posted “Pokémon GO: Unite NYC,” a short documentary about the Pokémon…
A few years ago, as Ashley Cantley will tell you plainly, she was in a pretty bad place. She was unemployed, her relationship with her boyfriend was strained, and she had no one to turn to for advice.
Depending on whom you ask, Facebook is either the savior or destroyer of journalism in our time. An estimated 600 million people see a news story on Facebook every week, and the social network’s founder Mark Zuckerberg has been transparent about his goal to monopolize digital news distribution. “When news is as fast…
Manhattan's Sony Tower, slightly modified, in Minecraft form. Built by Tiresh of Planet Minecraft, it's part of a larger, unreleased city map called The Capitol, which should look damn great when it's done, judging by Tiresh's other builds. Hi-res shots, interior shots, and ingame shots below, map download here.
It's been 30 years since the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man first squished through Manhattan. With Ghostbusters returning to theaters tomorrow for an anniversary run, we thought it appropriate to consider a very serious question: How would New York City actually fight an evil god in the form of a marshmallow man?…
Tim Wu is a busy man. When he’s not teaching law at Columbia or writing for The New Yorker, he’s testifying before Congress about the FCC proposed net neutrality. And as of last month, Wu is running for lieutenant governor of New York State. Busy might not be the right term, actually. Tim Wu is brimming with purpose.
You know what would have made sitting through lectures on early modern European history a lot more bearable? Giant space lasers, and plenty of 'em.
Are you in New York? Do you like Civilization V, and art? Stop by the Whitney museum to see Me Playing Civilization, a performance art piece that consists of... a guy playing Civilization V, seven hours a day, five days a week, until May 25th.
This guy makes 55 consecutive stoplights in Manhattan without coming to a full stop. It's like a real-life version of Flappy Bird.
Pinball may be a bit of an underappreciated art, but that doesn't mean it's lost and forgotten. Even in the increasingly expensive New York, pinball enthusiasts have found a way to carve out a part of the city for themselves.
Sony's holding a PS4 "review" event in New York this week, and it's going down at The Standard High Line, a weird-looking old hotel that's not exactly in the middle of Times Square. I was wondering why Sony would choose such an odd building for such an important event, but this light show explains it.
Crime is a constant feature of video games writing. Somewhere, someone is doing something illicit with them—sometimes comically stupid, sometimes tragic. Games and consoles are currency, objects of dispute, sometimes even weapons themselves. Kotaku's Police Blotter is here to round up the latest in games crime.
Here's a welcome break from fan-flicks and comedy videos. Psycho Crusher Productions are a team setting out to "make gamers as famous as the games they play", courtesy of a series of films called GAM3R.
Photographer Sergey Semonov is responsible for the above image that makes the heart of New York City look like a spline that's just been reticulated.
There's this small problem I'm having with Assassin's Creed III. It's nothing to do with the game itself, actually, and everything to do with me. The problem is this:
New York, Kotaku HQ included, is in for a wild start to the week when Hurricane Sandy touches down. Shame about the name, since we all know the real cause of hurricanes.
I'm not saying that TNT's new show Perception is necessarily going to be bad, but it's got a ways to go before it's as cool as its interactive dot-matrix advertisement.