The Life Aquatic trailer in the style of Kubrick's The Shining

It's hard to turn an optimistic movie as full of light and absurd humor as Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou into a dark horror movie that tells the story of a man turned mad-man in the style of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining—but Iván Róbert did it. Check it out: » 10/31/14 7:30am 10/31/14 7:30am

This is how KFC actually makes its fried chicken from beginning to end

We've seen beyond the greasy curtain of fast food and discovered how KFC actually makes fried chicken from the raw animal to the final product that gets put into buckets and double downs at their stores. It's basically like how your grandma would do it—except they use an infernal magic machine called "pressure frier." » 10/29/14 11:04pm 10/29/14 11:04pm

The Week in Review: Greatest Of The Year

In this week Kotaku offered its four nominees for Game of the Year and engaged a public discussion of which deserved the honor. Hundreds of you joined the fray, which was the purpose all along. » 1/22/11 10:00am 1/22/11 10:00am

The Week in Review: Crosshairs

Video games are not responsible for the mass killing in Tucson, Ariz. a week ago. But the suspect's deranged ramblings in an online game's forums put them in the spotlight. Gamers have, justifiably, long mistrusted their portrayal in these stories. » 1/15/11 10:00am 1/15/11 10:00am

The Week in Review: CESplosion

Avatar Kinect got its big reveal this week at the Consumer Electronics Show, but the long-rumored PlayStation Phone did not. And hours ago, at its own event, Nintendo marched out the 3DS and eight titles due for its Japan launch. » 1/08/11 10:00am 1/08/11 10:00am

The Week In Review: Ringing Out The Old

The winner and losers; the highs and lows; the disappointing failures and the heartwarming successes of 2010, we covered it all as the Earth's odometer rolled over another year this past week. » 1/02/11 10:00am 1/02/11 10:00am

The Week in Review: What Goes Around Comes Around

With just seven days left on the calendar, we'll soon begin the retrospectives on 2010, but let's start first with a week in which the news took no holiday. » 12/26/10 11:00am 12/26/10 11:00am

The Week In Review: 'Twas The Week Before Christmas

Slowly but surely, we are finishing up another trip around the sun. With next Friday seeing Christmas eve, this was likely the last week before the news cycle enters a 14-day hibernation. » 12/18/10 10:00am 12/18/10 10:00am

The Week In Review: Name That Nominee

Yesterday, we named our four finalists for Game Of The Year. Only four. As 2010 wheels in to a fast finish, we'll be debating the best that games had to offer this year. » 12/11/10 10:00am 12/11/10 10:00am

The Week In Review: Know When To Fold ‘Em

Electronic Arts' CEO described a nail-biting 150-hour finish for NBA Elite 11, and the choice he made to cancel the game outright. "There aren't many decisions that are essentially squarely on my desk," John Riccitiello told Kotaku. "This was one." » 12/04/10 10:00am 12/04/10 10:00am

The Week In Review: Black Friday Eve

The calm before the annual storm. It was the last normal week before the holiday shopping season begins and the mass media enforces your civic duty to agonize over what to buy mom, and whether Walmart sold enough of it. » 11/20/10 10:00am 11/20/10 10:00am

The Week In Review: Cuban Mission Crisis

Nearly 50 years after the Bay of Pigs, Cuba's state-run press still seethes with indignation at any U.S. incursion, real or perceived. In a first, the Communist holdout is outraged at a video game. » 11/13/10 10:00am 11/13/10 10:00am

The Week In Review: Kinect To The Court

Kinect arrived, bringing a means of controlling games by grasping at thin air. The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could change how games are sold, even made. It was a week that carried the scent of history. » 11/06/10 10:00am 11/06/10 10:00am

The Week In Review: > Take Job, Shove It

This week? It was enough to make anyone consider throwing in the towel, packed to the gills with even more BlizzCon 2010 coverage, a week's worth of love for PC gaming and a flood of reviews and previews. » 10/30/10 10:00am 10/30/10 10:00am

The Week In Review

BlizzCon 2010 kicked off this week, with Mike Fahey on the scene, and the top man at the Entertainment Software Association laid the case for striking down California's anti-video game law, which goes to the Supreme Court in 10 days. » 10/23/10 10:00am 10/23/10 10:00am

The Week In Review: Just A Little Bit Longer

Surprise. Gran Turismo 5 is delayed again. That may not be news in the ironic sense, but it is in terms of what folks were talking about at the beauty parlor and feed store, if gamers gathered in such places. » 10/16/10 10:00am 10/16/10 10:00am

The Week In Review: Further Review

You never want to make the news and report on it, but the changes to how this site will now review games by far stoked the most interest and reaction of any topic on Kotaku this week. » 10/09/10 10:00am 10/09/10 10:00am

The Week In Review: Opposing Forces

In sports, they say it's not how you lose but when you lose. In that case, NBA Elite picked a great time, because its indefinite delay was blotted out by two doozies at week's end. » 10/02/10 10:00am 10/02/10 10:00am

The Week In Review: Crossing The Threshold

Summer transited to Fall this week as Civilization V deployed, Project Milo met an unfortunate end, Nintendo celebrated its 121st (yes, really) birthday, and Activision's boss drew sharp rebukes for his comments to investors. The week in Kotaku Original reporting: » 9/25/10 10:00am 9/25/10 10:00am