Report: Nintendo Will Be Releasing 'Free Mini-Games' On Phones

This year looks to be Nintendo's toughest. Nintendo, however, is looking to change that. Respected Japanese newspaper Nikkei reports that within this year, Nintendo apparently plans to use smartphones to win back gamers. Well, kind of. » 1/27/14 6:30pm 1/27/14 6:30pm

The Unresolved Gaming Mysteries of 2013

In 2013, next-gen consoles — previously the dominant fodder of the rumor mill — were announced and released. Many next-gen rumors turned out to be true — unpopular and confusing DRM policies were announced and reversed, launch titles were delayed, game resolutions differed. Yet these next-gen matters were not the only… » 12/31/13 3:00pm 12/31/13 3:00pm

Rumors of Alleged Foxconn PS4 Sabotage Are Sketchy, At Best

Last month, Kotaku reported that student interns were allegedly forced to manufacture the PlayStation 4. With the PS4 now out, rumors have popped up that some of those alleged student interns sabotaged Sony's gaming console. Those rumors are spreading online, but, juicy as they are, they're very thin. » 11/18/13 4:00am 11/18/13 4:00am

Rumored Xbox One Launch Issues Lead To Lots Of Questions

As we inch closer and closer to the release of next-gen consoles, we're starting to learn more and more about their features—and some of what we're hearing might not be great news for anyone who expected a totally stable experience at launch. » 10/28/13 6:00pm 10/28/13 6:00pm

'Extinction Mode' Among the Rumors Trickling From Call of Duty: Ghosts

With about a week to go before the latest Call of Duty hits shelves, this is high season for pre-release leaks from those who managed to cajole an early retail copy out of someone. Did you know Call of Duty: Ghosts is on two discs for the Xbox 360? Yeah, well, neither did I. There's other stuff coming out, too. » 10/27/13 5:00pm 10/27/13 5:00pm

Is 'The Jordan Challenge' Returning to NBA 2K14 for PS4 and Xbox One?

One of the most confounding things about the NBA 2K series over the last two years is why two special modes—"The Jordan Challenge" from NBA 2K11 and "NBA's Greatest" from NBA 2K12—have neither carried forward nor, at least, been re-released as DLC. But a curious domain name registered to 2K Sports may change that. » 10/26/13 1:00pm 10/26/13 1:00pm

Hacker Claims League of Legends Maker Buried a Finished Card Game…

Someone has claimed to hack the Twitter account of the president and co-founder of Riot Games, the makers of League of Legends, using it to publish images and templates from a completed-but-unreleased League of Legends card-based game. "Riot doesn't want you to play this game," said "Jason," the hacker. » 10/13/13 6:00pm 10/13/13 6:00pm