Cartoons and video games are a match made in heaven. Well, maybe not when the cartoon is actually based on a video game. Single shot animated stories in cartoons always seem to capture the quirky and obsessive nature of gaming in the most meaningful and hilarious light.
Video game fans can be an entitled bunch. When they latch onto a popular series or genre it isn’t long before they begin demanding the next iteration meet certain criteria and levels of excellence. But game companies don’t always give fans what they want, and many times the most invested players can have a difficult…
With the Sega Genesis edging out Super Nintendo sales in the heated 16-bit console wars of the mid ‘90s, Nintendo decided it was time to unveil their groundbreaking secret project.
It’s easy to pass over a great game. Not everybody has the time, money, or means to play every critically acclaimed title, and as the years go by, games considered to be “the best” can fall by the wayside.
Hidden under Splatoon 2's fresh gear and multiplayer madness is an outrageous backstory. Nintendo has done a fantastic job of releasing free content for the games’ online offerings, but their newest DLC is all about the single player struggle and adding some ridiculous plot twists to the colorful franchise.
Howdy Kotaku! Ben and Peter have returned to run Kotaku for the 4th of July.
With the time-shattering feats and game-breaking exploits of Games Done Quick upon us, some video game players might be wondering how they can start their journey in the mesmerizing world of speedrunning. Here’s some advice for those first few steps.
Mario may be known for his background as a plumber, or his recent adventure as a body-snatching fashionista, but over the years he’s also become one of gaming’s most popular athletes. With Mario’s newest tennis iteration launching later this year for the Nintendo Switch, it’s the perfect time to look back on the many…
As we inch ever closer to the summer months, there are bound to be a week or two that don’t offer much in the way of new games. This is one of them. At least we can get our hands on some new old Donkey Kong.
LEGO has released some unexpected and outlandish themes over the years, and Exo-Force is certainly a standout in both regards.
It’s time to settle which of Nintendo’s simian superstars is truly top banana.
Well, hey there! It’s time for Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon.
Back before the days of glasses-free 3D and touch screens, there was a Nintendo handheld that conquered the globe.
For the past decade there have been various animated hits that have brought viewers into sprawling fantasy and sci-fi worlds, introducing them to overly absurd characters and storylines. Craig of the Creek bucks this trend with some heartfelt, down-to-earth adventures.
Hot diggity daffodil! Ben, Narelle, and Peter have returned to run Kotaku for another weekend.
QUOTE | “Inappropriate conduct or practices have no place at Quantic Dream. We have taken and always will take such grievances very seriously. We value every single person who works at QuanticDream. It is of utmost importance to us that we maintain a safe environment that allows us all to channel our shared passion…
OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes is a video game based on a cartoon... that was influenced by video games. One might say its whole zany universe has come full circle.
The votes have been cast, and the latest Legend of Zelda adventure has been crowned king by Kotaku and TAY readers. It stands as the first Nintendo game to claim such an honor in The Speakys seven-year history. Other titles such as Persona 5, NieR Automata, and Horizon: Zero Dawn also battled to top the list.
Welp! That’s all from us, Kotaku readers. Thanks for taking some time out of your busy weekend to ring in the New Year with us. We had a blast, and hope you did too. In the meantime we’ll be lurking in the comments and over at TAY.
Sometimes even the worst games can bring us great joy.