All gamer parents want video games to be a positive part of family life, and parental controls can help achieve that with minimal arguments. Parental controls on consoles are something that you never think about until you need them. When you have a video-game-obsessed eight-year-old on your hands who sulks every time…
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.
Sony has updated its ShareFactory PS4 application to allow users to turn gaming clips captured on the system into animated GIFs. The editing software is easy to use, though the GIFs are fairly low-res. They’re tailored for Tweeting. Here’s how it works.
At one point in your life, you’ve probably played Monopoly. If want to learn how to ruin the game so that you and your friends will never want to play again, here’s how.
Fallout veterans know about the “Alien Blaster,” a special (and powerful) weapon that’s made an appearance in every Fallout game in the franchise to date. Here’s a video guide on how you’ll find it in Fallout 4. Written instructions below, too!
Xbox One consoles are now backwards compatible with some Xbox 360 games. How do you play supported Xbox 360 games on an Xbox One? What happens with disc-based games? We’ve got a short video tutorial for you.
Ever wanted to play some of Japan’s most popular mobile games on your computer? Well, me too. So let me walk you through how to do it.
The belated introduction of backwards compatibility to the Xbox One won’t just allow you to play Xbox 360 games on Microsoft’s newer console. It’ll allow you to use your old save files, too.
To get that feature to work, you’ll have to transfer your 360 saves to the cloud. It’s easy, so long as so you still have access…
UPDATE 3/4: Unfortunately, this has now been patched out on the 3DS! You can still do it if you don't update, but it means not being able to play online.
Now that the Halo 5 multiplayer is officially in session, you might want to pull off one of those new movement abilities you may have heard of.
Between Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, there are dozens of legendary Pokémon—not all of which are easy to find. But if you're set on hunting them down, you've come to the right place.
Ever do something amazing in a game and wish you could share the clip with the world (or at least Facebook)? Well, thanks to a plethora of built-in tools and software designed to record gameplay, it's easier than ever before. Read on for Kotaku's (mostly) definitive guide to capturing gameplay video on your…
So, you finally realized that you can't stand to part ways with your games, guides, and various gaming memorabilia. Don't worry, you're not a hoarder, you're a collector! Unless you can't sleep because your bed is covered in stacks of Electronic Gaming Monthly... then you might be a hoarder.
Across the ocean there is a magical land where some games debut months or even years before they do in the West—or sometimes never at all. But how do you get your hands on one of these mythical games from the Land of the Rising Sun? Kotaku East is here to help.
You know what's really annoying? The fact that you can't preview a Shader (the item that changes your Guardian's outfit color scheme) in Destiny.
Destiny's not great about explaining all of the nooks and crannies and ways of getting more exotic weapons, but that's ok because we have the Internet and the power of crowdsourcing. So here's your latest tip.
When you started Destiny you picked the blue skin that looks oh so ravishing with the soft pink hair, but what about your gear? Sure, you're going to go for stats over fashion (most likely), but that doesn't mean you have to be limited in your aesthetic options.
Sure, you can run around and grab the white and green ammo packages that dead enemies drop, or you can buy replenishing kits from merchants in town, but everyone likes free stuff, right?
In January of 2010, I decided to change my outlook on how I manage my gaming time, how I collect games, and how I contend with the nemesis that so many gamers share: the dreaded backlog.
Any good hobby requires investment, through time or money. Gaming requires both.