I am Genuinely Surprised to See a Kinect in This Anime

Games and game systems pop up semi-frequently in anime. But given the utter failure of the Xbox 360 in Japan, I was more than a little surprised to see a Kinect in a recent episode of lesbian romantic comedy Sakura Trick. » 3/28/14 6:00am 3/28/14 6:00am

Texting While Driving Can Get You Seriously Hurt (In Mario Kart)

By now we should all be on board with the idea that texting while driving is a particularly dangerous and irresponsible thing. But how does it affect one's driving within Mario Kart? A physician and some elementary schoolers found it significantly increases the risk of driving backwards, among other hazards. » 2/03/14 11:01am 2/03/14 11:01am

Tracking Down The Odd Rumors About Nintendo's Next Console

Here at Kotaku, we love insider info. We like getting information both from random tipsters and our own sources. And because of those people—to whom we grant anonymity in our reporting—we're able to tell you stories you might not otherwise know about, and give you all the details about games like Titanfall and Alien:… » 1/22/14 1:16pm 1/22/14 1:16pm

It's Hard to Make a Game When Nintendo Doesn't Use Xbox Live, Says Dev

An unidentified developer of a third-party game that launched with the Wii U—and man, that shouldn't be too hard to narrow down—has written for Eurogamer a thorough post-mortem of his studio's experience developing for the console. It touches familiar themes of the console's struggles, but in a more detailed, firsthand … » 1/12/14 2:00pm 1/12/14 2:00pm