Helghast or Sith? | "Apocalypse Vader," is one of 24 custom Darth Vader helmets going up for auction on Feb. 7 by HalloweenCostumes.com, (along with "Skevader," by artist Ryan Renders, featured here in December). Proceeds will benefit two Minnesota charities.

Here Are 3 In-Game Screens from The Last of Us

Game Informer Magazine has posted three screens from their new cover story on The Last of Us, the upcoming PS3-exclusive zombie-adventure game from Naughty Dog, the studio behind the Uncharted series. More »

Nightcrawler, the Green Goblin and Ulik (?!) Show Up in The PlayStation Vita Version of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Don't get all excited: the teleporting X-Man, Spider-Man archenemy and Asgardian troll aren't playable characters. Their likenesses show up on ability card in the UMvC3's Heroes and Heralds Mode, which will be also playable on the game's PlayStation Vita version. Screens and video of handheld UMvC3—including the Gold Herald skins exclusive to Sony's handheld—make it look as pretty as its console counterparts. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will be available when the Vita launches on Feb. 22.More »

This Magic Box Transforms Your Electrical Outlets into Internet Connections

Over the course of several years I've painstakingly migrated all of my gaming and electronics equipment into a single area, an impassable tangle of wires and blinking lights, all in the name of making sure I had a stable, wired connection at all times. Once I got everything just right, Diamond Multimedia sent me the Powerline Internet AV Kit, a pair of devices that turn any power outlet into a wired network connection. More »

In-Game Skyrim Fashion Show Featuring Brynjolf, Farkas, and Vilkas

In Skyrim Brynjolf is one of the most elite members of the Thieves Guild. Farkas and Vilkas are mighty twin brothers belonging to The Companions. Manly, beefy men the lot of them. However, that doesn't stop them from wanting to show off their fashion sense (or their hips, for that matter). More »

Watch Princess Zelda Beat Up Link In SoulCalibur V

Hey, look! It's Link—who starred in the GameCube version of SoulCalibur II—making a triumphant return to the Stage of History along with that girl he's always having to rescue. More »

Meet The Newest Members of the Kotaku Team

A month ago, I said publicly that the Kotaku team would be expanding, which may have led some to think we were going to add on the expansion pack of a single, terrific new hire. Or maybe we'd add two people. No way. Today, I'm proud to tell you about four terrific new members of the Kotaku team, plus the addition of a new monthly columnist. And that's not the end of it.More »

Kingdom Rush Is the Tower Defense Game Everyone Is Rightfully Raving About

One of the first stories of infatuation that I heard about the iPad game Kingdom Rush involved a man and a woman who were in love with each other and in love with Kingdom Rush. More »

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