I remember the exact moment that I connected internment with my family. I was in elementary school, and we had learned all about the New Deal and Franklin Delano Roosevelt in social studies. Later that week, I was at my grandparents’ house for a family dinner, and I was reciting all these things I had learned at…
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the first time in history that one nation tried to defeat another using airstrikes. Here’s how the Nazis thought they could do it—and how agonizingly close they actually came to achieving victory.
This is one compact custom tank built by Tommy Styrvoky, full of motorized goodies inside with a working mini mine-clearing flail outside.
Russian art group in[visible] studio created a miniature real life version of the bloodiest battle of World War II. They used projection mapping to bring a small-scale model of the city ruins to life with planes and soldiers fighting. The result is incredibly realistic.
It’s difficult to conceptualize excessively large numbers, particularly when they pertain to human tragedies. But this highly-engaging animated data visualization by Neil Halloran makes WWII-related deaths all too comprehensible.
In her book The Monopolists, Mary Pilon explores the secret origins of the game Monopoly, which begin with Lizzie Magie, a forgotten feminist who patented her Landlord's Game in 1904—not, as many think, a man during the Great Depression.
Normally, it's the Western Powers who are remembered for developing some of the most innovative and conceptual weapons of the Second World War. But when it came to experimental military technologies, Japan suffered from no shortage of ideas. Here are 11 you should know about.
I expected to hate the new Wolfenstein. I wanted to, even. The whole idea of rebooting the Nazi-killing epic for the umpteenth time disturbed me.
Underwater missiles that could have hit New York, jet-powered bombers that were nearly impossible to intercept, sub-orbital bombers, vertical launch rocket fighters, or infrared visors are just a few of many in this definitive collection of incredible Nazi weapons. Be happy that those bastards never got to mass…
Hindsight is 20/20, especially when it comes to second guessing the harrowing decisions that have to be made during wartime. But sometimes we have to be critical, if we hope to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past. With that in mind, here are the most egregious blunders made by the Western Allies during the Second…
World War II is not something we see every day in the ocean of blocky castles and rollercoasters that usually make up Minecraft's visually compelling constructions. That makes this WWII-themed Minecraft map that much more unique and amazing. It was made by two friends, Rythma and Sycoinc, who compiled this dramatic…
Taro Aso was a shit prime minister, but in incidental things that count—shooting guns, collecting comics, and booze— Taro Aso excels. This week, he was named Japan's official anime envoy to China.
Commenter Bipolar.Bear.Disorder is missing the good old days of World War II in today's installment of Speak-Up On Kotaku.
Beyond Holocaust museums, Holocaust documentaries, and Holocaust action movies we now have the Holocaust first-person shooter. This is our chance to virtually be an escaped Jewish prisoner of Auschwitz, heavily armed, with hundreds of Nazis in our sights. Catharsis?
The cry goes out: Another World War II video game? Writer Rob Zacny argues that the war is not the problem. The tired perspective is.
Please forgive the author as her headline-writing guy seems to be out of the office at the moment, along with the chick who comes up with puns.
Order of War is real-time strategy on a massive scale, with players taking control of entire armies as they play out scenarios in across two campaigns - Americans versus Germans and Germans versus Russians. The game will represent the first Western-developed game released by Square Enix outside of Japan, beating out …
I blow up a ship and I win, I blow up a ship and I lose. What the hell is going on here?