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Mario, Board Games, Beer...Deep Space Looks Like Fun

Devon Fay is an environment artist who has worked at Blizzard, Neversoft and Infinity Ward. Read more...

Revel In The Horrors Of A Subway System

42 minutes agoEntertainment / Video Games : Kotaku

Because I am the kind of person who looks at actual subway posters as though they were works of art, last week I picked up a game called Mini Metro, which is basically a puzzle/sim game where you build your own subway system. Read more...

id Software Lives Dangerously, Decides To Change Classic Quake

52 minutes agoEntertainment / Video Games : Kotaku

Quake Live is a free-to-play variant of Quake III Gold, a legendary arena shooter released more than a decade ago. Fans, then, were furious when they found out major gameplay changes would be coming in a new update. They demanded answers. Now id has given them. Read more...

You Too Can Be A Young, Crappy Luke Skywalker

Sure, he killed a buncha bad guys later, but Luke Skywalker wasn't always a badass Jedi. He spends much of the first film wandering around like a useless dork, which is exactly the kind of Luke Sywalker this new VR demo will have you simulate. Read more...

Who The Hell Is Watching Porn On a 3DS?

PornHub released a bunch of graphs today breaking down what platforms people are viewing their service on. Among other curiosities (there are humans in 2014 watching porn on Windows NT and Blackberry phones), the company showed what gaming systems are most commonly, um, used. Read more...

Star Wars Armada is threatening to steal what little spare time and money I have left.

Star Wars Armada is threatening to steal what little spare time and money I have left. If you're as interested in seeing how it actually plays as I am, check out this vid BolS shot at GENCON. Read more...

Internet Prank Goes Too Far, Sends Schools Into Lockdown

"Swatting" is a "prank" that involves calling the police on Twitch streamers for bogus crimes. They get arrested mid-stream, one (anonymous) person in the whole damn world has a good laugh, and nobody else wins. This time it got way out of hand. Read more...

Most Pics In IKEA Catalogues Aren't Photos, They're 3D Renders

Swedish furniture behemoth IKEA has very nice, very large catalogues that I had thought contained hundreds of very staged, very nice photos. Turns out that assumption was only half right. Read more...

"Superstition, myth, and religion offer rationales that fill in the empty spaces between performance

"Superstition, myth, and religion offer rationales that fill in the empty spaces between performance and results." That's Ian Bogost being his transcendent self in an excellent essay on the Flappy Bird sequel Swing Copters for The Atlantic. Much like his earlier piece on Flappy Bird, this comes highly recommended. Read more...

Fully Functional Lego Band Plays Depeche Mode

Sorry, music industry. We're replacing you with a bunch of small plastic robots with cups for hands. Read more...

Where The World's Best Fighting Game Characters Come From

Thanks to a tradition that goes back as far as Street Fighter II, fighting game stories are usually presented as world tournaments. It's a convenient narrative device, as it allows the opportunity to display fighting styles from around the world to distinguish characters from one another. But which of these countries produces the best fighters? Read more...

Here's What's 'Exclusive' In Destiny On PlayStation

Gamers have known that some stuff in Destiny would be exclusive to the PS3 and PS4 for a while now. But as it so often is, "exclusive" has been a vague term here. A new video Sony released today gives a clearer picture of everything that PlayStation owners will get their hands on before anyone else. Read more...

How To Walk Around Walls Using The Fourth Dimension

The above video will not help you in real, three-dimensional life. But it should help you understand how you'd be able to move if you could sidestep your way into a fourth spatial dimension—sort of like what might happen if a character in a 2D cartoon leapt into our 3D world. Read more...

Highlight Reel: Y'all Ready For A Knife Fight?

We've rounded up some of the best highlights from the past few days in the gaming world and put them all in one place for you. Read more...

?GTA Creators: Lindsay Lohan Is Suing Us 'For Publicity Purposes'

In July, Lindsay Lohan filed suit against Rockstar Games for a Grand Theft Auto V character that she says is based on her. Now the makers of Red Dead Redemption say that the movie star is only suing them to garner buzz. Read more...

Let's Rank The Mario Kart Games, Worst To Best

Happy birthday, Mario Kart! It's been 22 years since the first Mario Kart released on the SNES in Japan in 1992. How time flies, huh? Read more...

What's The Best Solid State Drive For The Money?

A solid-state drive (SSD) is the best upgrade you can make to your computer, if not your life. Today we're not looking for the SSD with the most storage or the the very fastest speeds, but instead the one that's the best bang for your buck. Where's the happy medium between speed, size, reliability, and price? Tell us in the comments. Read more...

Now that's a Yoshi of a different color!

Now that's a Yoshi of a different color! As part of its big Mario Kart 8 update announcement yesterday, Nintendo revealed that two of the game's most popular characters—Shy Guy and Yoshi—are now available in eight different shades. They all look pretty great: Read more...

Police Called On Game Creator Over Nuclear War Diagrams

A game called Global Thermonuclear War that uses Google Maps to simulate devastating conflicts between nations? Oh boy. But nobody could ever believe plans for a video game were a roadmap to actual, factual nuclear warfare, right? Yeaaaah, about that. Read more...

PSN PAX Sale, Breaking Bad Barrel is Back, SteelSeries Sensei [Deals]

The Breaking Bad Complete Series Barrel is back for 2014, with new Better Call Saul inclusions. It's one of the cooler special editions for a TV series we've ever brought your way, and we're glad to see it come back. Currently $90 off MSRP. [Breaking Bad] Read more...

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