The Seven Best Classic '80s Transformers Episodes

Taking over a billion dollars worldwide, the success of Transformers: Age Of Extinction shows that the enthusiasm of the paying punter hasn't paled for Michael Bay's takes on giant-robot warfare. That ought to please Kotaku's own Yannick LeJacq, at least – he put forward his case for a little Bay loving back in June. » 9/29/14 9:40am 9/29/14 9:40am

Six Japanese Fighting Game Series with Robust Plots

When I was a kid in the days of the original Street Fighter II, the plots in fighting games consisted of the instruction manual, the before battle/after battle one-liners, and a single picture at the end of the game—if that. Even then I wished for meatier plots in fighters; and over the years my wish has been granted. » 9/05/14 6:00am 9/05/14 6:00am

How To Get The Sharpest Images Possible Out Of Your Old Consoles

If you've tried playing a retro console on a modern HDTV, you may not have liked what you saw — smeary, stretched images that are a far cry from the sharp chunky blocks of yesteryear. Luckily, there's a better way for purists to get a crystal clear image that doesn't involve buying an old CRT TV. » 8/26/14 4:15pm 8/26/14 4:15pm

Two Incredible Glitches Make The First Pokémon Games Way Easier

One thing many Pokémon fans have in common is that growing up, we'd hear all sorts of stories about glitches and legendaries we could capture if we did something random and esoteric. Most kids, as we now know, were lying. Or, well: it's more like they didn't know how to pull the glitches off, exactly. » 8/20/14 7:04pm 8/20/14 7:04pm

Cartoons From the '80s That Would Make Great Video Games

The amazing-looking He-Man game is still going strong. Head to where the side-scrolling smack-'em-up can be downloaded, on Game Jolt, and you'll see a stream of comments, requesting new abilities and offering suggestions for extra characters, both from the original 1980s cartoons and entirely unrelated series. » 8/06/14 7:20am 8/06/14 7:20am