Lego’s been making building sets since the 1950s, but it wasn’t until 1978 that the company came up with the perfect plastic people to play in them. The Lego Minifigure was born in 1978 with a handful of designs. Forty years later, there are more than 8,000, most of them hiding in my office drawers.
Yesterday, Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth players got to play as Satoru Iwata. The former head of Nintendo died in 2015. Every year since, he’s appeared in the game on December 6, his birthday. Afterbrith never made it to Wii U or 3DS, so was the first time the tribute was on a Nintendo platform.
Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance first appeared on the PS2 fifteen years ago today! Celebrate by watching Tony Jay voice a giant eyeball with tentacles and reliving the glory of one of the best Diablo clones available on console of all time.
Thirty years ago today the platforming of Super Mario Bros. and the exploration of The Legend of Zelda coalesced into science fiction action adventure starring a person in a powerful suit of armor. Shh. Don’t want to spoil the Metroid surprise.
The Nintendo 3DS was released in North America five years ago today, and we’re still using at least two of its Ds. Do you still have yours, or did you trade it in for something sexier last year?
“These are the closing days of the third era, and the final hours of my life.” So spoke Sir Patrick Stewart as King Uriel Septim VII in the opening moments of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, foretelling the end of his adventure and the beginning of a million others.
While you may or may not agree on whether it’s the series’ best, Duke Nukem 3D was still a very important milestone in first-person shooter history.
On November 21, 1990, Nintendo Japan released three amazing things—the first F-Zero, Super Mario World and a console to play them on. It was a very good day.
When you start a new game of Metal Gear Solid V, it asks you for your birthday. There’s a reason for that—the game actually uses it in a pretty sweet way.
Can you believe it’s already been a decade and a half since the release of Blizzard’s second installment of Diablo? I sure can.
Today millions of players around the world celebrate the first birthday of mythological MOBA Smite, the first game Hi-Rez Studios has been able to keep players interested in for an entire year.
One of the happiest gaming days of my life was the first time I played Katamari Damacy for the PlayStation 2.
It's commenter Zombie711's birthday today, and instead of dwelling on the relentless march towards death, he'd rather talk about the best and worst video game birthdays in today's Speak Up on Kotaku.
Twenty years ago today, Kirby made his debut in Japan on the Gameboy in Kirby's Dream Land. Today, we celebrate the adorable ball of pink's birthday, and some of us commiserate with his inability to drink in certain countries. Fortunately I am not amongst those that do.
She's survived fight after after fight, opponent after opponent. She's even made it through woeful Hollywood adaptations. Today, Chun-Li and her thighs turn 43 years old.
Can't get the periodic table of elements out of your head? Why not have the entire thing etched into the surface of a single strand of your hair?
For a ten-year-old, Gordon Freeman has some pretty sharp facial hair. Yes, ten years ago this very day, those idiots at Black Mesa opened a pesky interdimensional rift and let all kinds of horrible beasties spill out into our universe. The big dopes. Valve are celebrating Half Life's tenth anniversary by selling the…
Nine years ago today Sega introduced the little engine that couldn't quite to North American shores. The Dreamcast burst onto the video game scene with the roar of a lion, which unfortunately turned out to just be the noise the GD-ROM drive made when accessing a disc, spinning up, or idling. It brought with it the…