Horribly Racist Arcade Machines Are Nothing New In China

Earlier today, Rocket News 24, a Japanese news site, uploaded photos of an arcade machine spotted in Myanmar. The arcade machine at first glance looks pretty much like every cheap arcade game out there—however, upon closer inspection, one can see that it's horribly racist. Towards the Japanese. » 3/18/13 7:00am 3/18/13 7:00am

A $209.99 In-App Purchase That Could Save a Baby From HIV

There are medications an HIV-positive expectant mother can take throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding that grant her child a 98 percent chance of being HIV free. $205 is enough to keep a mother in medication from conception to weaning. The largest in-app purchase in Coca-Cola and (RED)'s new free-to-play iOS game is… » 12/19/12 1:55pm 12/19/12 1:55pm

Why I Feel No Need to Catch 'em All

Way back in 1999, a friend of mine gave me an ancient gray brick of a Game Boy and a very used copy of Pokémon Red » 7/10/12 6:00am 7/10/12 6:00am while we were on a middle school field trip. An eighth grader, I already knew myself to be "too old" for Pokémon. After all, I was already into games like and ; besides, everyone knew Pokémon was for little…

French Court Declares Namco Bandai the European Distributor of Xbox

Earlier this year Polish developer CD Projekt Red got into a legal scuffle with Namco Bandai over the distribution rights to the Xbox 360 port of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Now a French court has made it quite clear: THQ is out, and Namco Bandai is in. » 12/07/11 6:20pm 12/07/11 6:20pm

We Got Microsoft to Promote The Red Ring of Death and Our Other Xbox…

Every couple of weeks we deliver a list of our favorite (mostly) new Xbox Live Indie games to officials involved with the Xbox 360. We pick our favorite indie games; they list them in a corner of the Xbox Live Games Marketplace called Kotaku's Favorites (it's in the Indie channel). » 5/24/11 8:00pm 5/24/11 8:00pm

For The First Time, Rockstar Games Previews A Game With A Rhyme

We knew Rockstar Games was going to include a cooperative multiplayer gamers vs. zombies horde mode in the October 26 Red Dead Redemption expansion Undead Nightmare. Who knew they were going to make a poem about it? See/hear it here. » 10/21/10 1:40pm 10/21/10 1:40pm