Sochi's Most Memorable Moments As Rendered By Old-School Video Games

We're loath to see the Sochi Olympics go—truth be told, a few of us are starting to miss Nightmare Bear—so we enlisted the help of old video game consoles to help recreate some of the Winter Games' most memorable moments. Hockey, freestyle skiing, curling—they're all here, backed up by an NES, a Sega Genesis, PSX, and… » 2/25/14 6:11pm 2/25/14 6:11pm

Madden's Ratings Back Up Richard Sherman's Trash Talk

Seattle's Richard Sherman didn't just swat away San Francisco's shot at a Super Bowl, he also crapped all over the 49ers' Michael Crabtree in a postgame interview straight out of Piper's Pit. Sherman mocked Crabtree's credentials while boasting of his own. So I wondered: Is there any objective proof for his claims? » 1/20/14 1:30pm 1/20/14 1:30pm

Here's One Super-Realistic Feature in Madden NFL 25

Madden NFL has a "fantasy draft" option—which disperses all of the players and has every team draft a new roster before beginning your career mode. If you pick that, here's how the game's fake Twitter stream reacts. Good to see that ESPN's tinhorn orchestra, Skip Bayless, stays true to character in it. » 8/24/13 5:14pm 8/24/13 5:14pm

LEGO Figures Not as Happy as They Were 25 Years Ago, Says Research

Years ago, all LEGO minifigures had a placid, happy expression and a pointedly non-ethnic skintone that fit their role in the larger LEGO universe: They were props, the same as a tree or a fire hydrant. But as LEGO has made more movie tie-ins—and video games—its minifigs have become more brooding. Darker. Angrier. » 6/15/13 6:00pm 6/15/13 6:00pm

Either Hip-Hop Gamer's an official greeter at Los Angeles International Airport, or he was waiting patiently for Kotaku to touch down there today, as he was the first guy the gang saw after getting off the flight. Here, editor-in-chief Stephen Totilo models HHG's state-of-the-art, platform-agnostic pants holder-upper. » 6/09/13 4:30pm 6/09/13 4:30pm

What If Sony Hired Leonard Nimoy to Pitch the PlayStation 4—in 1981?

Hats off to IGN for making the past into a prologue with this PlayStation 4 hype video demake starring a pornstached Leonard Nimoy from 30 years ago. My God, I think the last time I heard that opening synthesizer anthem was in a Raycom highlight show before Maryland and Duke played in the 1984 ACC Tournament final. » 2/24/13 2:30pm 2/24/13 2:30pm