While most of New York’s Javits Convention Center is occupied by the the press, buyers and exhibitors of Toy Fair 2016, over in the North Hall they’re holding the first annual Play Fair. You know, for the kids.
First opened in 1944, Chinatown Fair was a New York institution until it closed in 2011. The memory of the place lives on, though, in this documentary about the arcade.
When redditor officialvide showed Minecraft to his dad, his first order of business, after picking up the basics, was to recreate the NYC United Nations Headquarters in-game. Impressive for a WIP, and especially for a first project. Much fancier than a wooden hut, anyway. There are five more renders below.
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.
This past Sunday, I decided to soak in the sights, sounds, and smells of the Big Apple by taking the train from my home in northern Manhattan to Brooklyn. Then I'd walk all the way back—or at least see how far I could go before my legs gave out.
Did you hear that? That's the sounds of hundreds of thousands of parents and collectors breathing a sigh of relief, as they learn the final Skylanders: Swap Force character is being released next week. It's quickly followed by a pained groan, as they discover Doom Stone's debut is a 500-piece giveaway at the Toys'R'Us…
Forget the cash, downloads and merchandise: you know you've really made it when law enforcement agencies start using your game's name for raid operations.
Who knows what set off this Times Square performer dressed up as the Dark Knight? But it takes a team-up with two Spider-Men to ensure that this Batman doesn't go all Death in the Family on the dude he's arguing with. Warning: contains language that may be considered NSFW.
Graf artist Diego Bergia's awesome series of game-infused videos continue. We showed you one last year, but this new one, paying tribute to some Lower East Side legends, might be even better.
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.
From afar, I thought I was seeing a Minecraft-inspired hole of miniature golf. Closer, I thought the inspiration may have been 3D Dot Game Heroes. No, the mini-golf hole made by a gentleman named Aaron Williamson was based on Super Mario Bros..
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.
You think Rockstar Games, you think about mean things. Angry men, drugs, dingy bars, fast cars, explosive firearms. Which is totally understandable, since the company's most recent games are about a drug-addled hitman, a vengeful cowboy and a Puerto Rican who shoots up half of New York.
Just like it did over the skies of Washington, D.C. last week, the Space Shuttle made a low-altitude fly-by over the New York City Area this morning. Everybody here at Gawker HQ scrambled to the roof and waited for a few chilly minutes for Enterprise to come into our field of vision. Kotaku's own Chris Person was…
To celebrate the launch of video game Star Wars: The Old Republic, publishers EA flew teams of Jedi and Sith into New York City's Times Square to face off.
My ears have been bubbling today with selections from "Best Music of the Year" lists like I'm taking a long bath in hydrogen peroxide. But more than one list curator has selected Harlem-based Azealia Banks the best artist of 2012, purely on the basis on this one track, released in September, called "212".
We're having a Meet Up here in New York City at the Gizmodo Gallery and we'd like for you to come! Unless you are terrible. Don't come if you are terrible. Or at least bring a gift for me. I like whisky.
Nintendo packed New York City's Time Square with colorful platforms, warp tubes and piranha plants to celebrate the weekend's release of Super Mario 3D Land.
Kotaku got an appearance on CNN's Times Square billboard today in New York. Pretty cool, huh?