People who play video games don’t just sit in the audience and watch, clap or boo. They interact and sometimes even help shape the trajectory of an artform. They do this as pro players and amateur critics, as speedrunners and community organizers, and more. Each year we highlight those who have made an impact that was…
One of the most heart-warming stories in video games this year was the discovery in September that the Nintendo Switch console contained a secret tribute to the beloved Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata, who died in 2015 at the age of 55. But Nintendo doesn’t want to talk about it, and it’s not clear why.
The cutman is indispensable to combat sports. A good one adds a veneer of civility to a brutal affair by reducing swells and stopping blood. He can extend a fight for an extra round or more, armed with nothing but vaseline, a cold piece of metal called an enswell, and a chemically soaked Q-Tip.
There were many bad omens foretelling the demise of Jeb Bush’s laughably ineffectual run for the White House. There was his confusion about his position on the invasion of Iraq, his awkward performances in the debates. “Please clap.” That desperate gun tweet. On top of all those real life failings, he also got…
Konami, the company behind Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill, does not appear to be a fun place to work. That’s according to reports in the Japanese press and new information shared with Kotaku by people close to the company. They describe a game development environment where Big Brother is always watching…
The man who made Mario and Zelda needs you to tell him something, Kotaku.
Nintendo’s top game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto, is going to talk to his development teams about making Nintendo’s games a little more left-hander-friendly. It’s not a huge issue, but it’s one I’d been meaning to ask him about.
Actress Milla Jovovich starred in all four Resident Evil films. While the movies are based on the games, her character is not. And man, that pisses off some internet nerds.
On February 26, the Nintendo 3DS will be released in Japan. If a 3DS game has a release date — or even release window — this is where you'll find it.
Three year prison sentence? Pfft, whatever! Wesley Snipes isn't letting a little thing like prison stop him, and he is working on a new video game title, meeting with game developers while in the slammer.
Shigeru Miyamoto is a very important man. He created a whole slew of iconic games like Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda and many more. He probably has better things to do than respond to fan letters.
The man with one of the most impressive houses in the gaming industry now has a title to match, as Microsoft officially makes Don Mattrick the president of its Interactive Entertainment Business.
As seen on stage at Apple's WWDC 2010 conference, demonstrating the iPhone 4's six-asis motion control.