Something I like is popular now, and that is bad. Thanks to GIF databases like Giphy, the reaction GIF, once a careful and elaborate art form, is now a bland mass market dominated by a handful of outlet-approved celebrity faces. Today Giphy sped up the medium’s slide into mediocrity by adding view counts to GIFs from…
Giphy, the popular GIF-making and sharing platform, launched a new web tool today that allows you to make GIFs right from your phone’s camera—no app download required.
You just thought fidget spinners were a way to help with nervous energy? Nope!
More than 40 artists from around the world come together for Back to Bits, a curated art project exploring video game history via a series of gorgeous animated GIFs. You’ll probably want to save them all.
Remember Frinkiac, the amazing database that lets you search for thousands of iconic Simpsons quotes for the perfect screencap? And then let you gif them, rendering the need for actual language in internet communication null and void? Well, now it has a Futurama-flavored sibling. With blackjack and hookers!
Real-time cutscenes are much better when something unexpected happens. And since it’s Just Cause 3, JayGold’s footage, with a helicopter crashing into the ground in the perfect moment, doesn’t even seem like something that isn’t supposed to happen.
The 80s and 90s were a different time, especially when it comes to computer viruses. It’s pretty cool to look back now, when we’re safe from being infected by these old-school nefarious programs.
While video game-based anime God Eater didn’t make our list for the five must-watch anime this season, I wouldn’t hesitate to say that it is one beautiful-looking anime. I mean, just check out these gifs.
Japanese prints come to life when they’re turned into GIFs.
Hi fellow editorial staff members! It’s 2015, and the internet is full of gifs. Here’s how to make your own. Doesn’t matter if you work at Kotaku or are some random person who stumbled upon this post accidentally (hi!), you’ll get the same results.
Some of the most enjoyable parts of the Ace Attorney games are the crazy characters you encounter and their equally crazy animations. Here are a few of the best from the first chapter of the newest game in the series, Dai Gyakuten Saiban—in gif form.
I loved Nintendo’s E3 presentation today, mainly because I love any thinly-veiled excuse to make GIFs of puppets. And boy did it deliver on that front!
You think you can take on Gabe Newell? Good luck!
It's OK. A cup of coffee and grumble about local sports teams will get you moving again.
French graphic designer Nicolas Damiens made this cool series of animated black and white GIFs showing the difference between a Tokyo with and without its iconic street ads, logos, or banners.
If you frequently use the recording features on Xbox One, the handy website Xbox DVR has added a neat new feature: the ability to create GIFs based on your videos.
Children of Morta—aka the most GIF-able game ever—is now on Kickstarter. If you need a refresher, it's a story-driven hack 'n slash with roguelike elements (read: lots of dying, but you learn a little something about yourself in the process). It looks gorgeous, not to mention pretty interesting. Check it out.
Monday sucks. It always sucks. So here are some animated GIFs to help get your through the morning.
Some Pokémon with the ability to fly, like the three-headed Dodrio above, just look too weird for us to believe they're actually able to do it. This is where Tumblr user Cheesyturtle's serious scientific explanations come in, in the form of animated gifs.