Mario Physics Can Tell Us Which Planet Is Super Mario World

By analyzing Mario's jumping skills and measuring gravity in Super Mario World, PBS Space Time tried to find a matching planet with the same conditions in the universe where the game could take place. » 2/13/15 9:30am 2/13/15 9:30am

Watch This Explanation of Why Playing D & D Totally Makes You Better at…

I kind of love the PBS Ideas series. It appeals both to my inner nerd (the child who watched Nova and 3-2-1 Contact incessantly many years ago) and to my current internet-based, short-on-time self. » 10/11/12 11:00am 10/11/12 11:00am

This Video Shows Off The Best of What Indie Games Can Be

The Off-Book series of mini-documentaries, from PBS, has brought us insights on video games many times before. They've taken on the perennial argument of whether (and how) games are art, and they've delved into the 8-bit phenomenon of retro graphics and chiptunes. » 10/04/12 6:30pm 10/04/12 6:30pm

This Video Digs Into Our Love Affair With 8-Bit Art

You don't have to be a regular Kotaku » 6/15/12 11:00pm 6/15/12 11:00pm reader to know that "8-bit" has become one a hugely popular aesthetic. 8-bit art, 8-bit music, 8-bit .

This Video Might Convince Your Doubtful Friends That Games Can Be Art

For a relaxing time, sit back and watch this terrific PBS short documentary on the artistic merits of video games. The video runs only about 7 minutes, and features NYU's Eric Zimmerman, game designer and researcher Jesper Juul, Kotaku contributor and secret nerdcore superstar Leigh Alexander, and Babycastles » 10/26/11 9:30pm 10/26/11 9:30pm

Suspected Lulz Hacker Told Mom He Was Gaming, Not Hacking

The teen linked by international law enforcement to anarchist hacking group LulzSec told family he was spending his days and nights locked in his room gaming, not hacking, the Mirror reports. » 6/23/11 8:30am 6/23/11 8:30am

Namco Registers Site For "Antiques Roadshow: The Game"

I love PBS, and not in a snobby way - History Detectives does an amazing job proving or disproving family myths, always in a very respectful manner. But an Antiques Roadshow video game? That's like watching old people fuck. » 8/13/10 8:30pm 8/13/10 8:30pm