Adding to a long list of pop culture collaborations, which has yielded fare like Star Wars- and Disney-themed kicks, Vans is now working with Nintendo on a new line of branded sneakers featuring characters and power-ups from classic 8-bit NES games, including Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, and even Duck Hunt.
One of the best uses for the Raspberry Pi is to teach kids (and adults) basic programming skills. AppGameKit’s a bit of free software that does just that.
The original 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System arrived in North American well before wireless standards like Bluetooth or wi-fi were established—it wasn’t until the Gamecube that Nintendo even offered wireless controllers. But thanks to this simple adapter, your original NES can now use them too.
On April 20, 2006, artist Paul Robertson released a video. It was like nothing any of us had ever seen before.
Some of our most memorable times with video games have little to do with the game itself, and everything to do with who we were, who we were with and what we were doing at the time. Here are some Kotaku reader’s tales of triumph, despair, friendships lost, puking, battles with cancer, broken saves...
Many video games tell a story. But the stories we tell about games are often very, very different.
Every once in a while, when I’ve got a couple hours to kill or just feel a certain craving, there’s always one game I’ll pick up: Sid Meier’s Colonization.
If you’ve been playing video games for any amount of time, odds are pretty high you have at least one console in your entertainment center doing nothing, and that sucks. Don’t let your old friend sit there and collect a gross film of dust and grime, give it a new life—or find someone who will. Here’s how.
Iranian state TV recently aired some amazing video of a sniper killing six ISIS fighters in under two minutes. He’s an impressive marksman. It’s just too bad that the video is fake. This “Hezbollah sniper” is actually just playing the video game Medal of Honor.
Joseph Delgado is my new hero. The 21-year-old computer science student at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, took his Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 and morphed the 8-bit NES classic into a virtual reality adventure. It looks super fun.
Anyone can toss a TV and some speakers together and call it a home theater. But like many who’ve gone before him, Imgur user tylerfulltilt went above and beyond the call of duty with a custom setup that pays homage to the original 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System.
If you’re playing The Division’s beta this weekend, you may come across this dog. The dog can die, if you happen to shoot it. So...maybe don’t?
While it’s true that I’m not much of a video gamer, I have clearly found the classic Super Famicom (Super NES) game for me: Kat’s Run Zen-Nippon K Car Senshuken. Not only is it named after me, and involves kei cars I want and/or have owned, but it even has a joke from my favorite anime in the opening segment!
If you couldn’t stand the fast and repetitive pseudo-synth of 1990s video games I’d advise you not to read further. But you’re missing out; I can’t wait to peg this playlist next time I’m eating asphalt in a sports car.
Last week, I got an e-mail from a reader with a simple yet challenging question: Which video game console should they buy?
If you were a gamer in the early ‘80s, you’ve no doubt played ColecoVision—the short-lived console that brought arcade games to your living room. Well, get ready for a nostalgia hurricane, because Coleco is back on the scene with a new home console—and it’ll play actual game cartridges.
It was one of the first NES games to include the well-known Konami code (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A) and now thanks to NECA, Contra fans can finally own action figure versions of the game’s main characters: Private First Class Bill Rizer and Lance Bean.
Bloodborne’s first and only DLC pack is out, and it carries with it a ton of new bits of lore information. As a follow up to my Bloodborne - The Story and Bloodborne Stories - The Secret of Cainhurst articles, I’m writing articles exploring the storyline of The Old Hunters DLC. Major spoilers behind the break.
Chainmail Bikini is a new anthology of comics “by and about female gamers.” Some 40 cartoonists have contributed their own perspectives on everything from video games to card games to role-playing games, and the results are pretty hilarious.
The hardest part of building a PC is picking the parts, especially when everyone around you seems to have an opinion. And no flame war is more prevalent than the NVIDIA snobs vs the AMD fanboys. What’s really going on with these two companies, and which card should you get?