Which Classic Science Fiction Do You Not Understand The Nostalgia For?

Science fiction looks to the future, but its past is also full of riches and wonders. There are so many movies, books, TV shows, games and comics to love. And then there are some things that it's hard to believe anyone remembers fondly. Which SF or fantasy story do you not understand the nostalgia for? » 12/25/14 2:32pm 21 minutes ago

Xbox Live And PlayStation Network Are Having Major Problems Today

We hope you weren't planning to play many games online on Christmas. Xbox users in North America and Europe are having difficulties logging into Xbox Live today, and PlayStation owners are suffering similar problems. Some Internet troublemakers are claiming they knocked both offline. Bah humbug to this. » 12/25/14 5:23pm 30 minutes ago

The Book Of Strange New Things Will Blow You Away

Michael Faber's new novel The Book of Strange New Things pulls a neat trick. At first, you think it's going to be about a human trying to explain our culture — and specifically Christianity — to aliens on the planet Oasis. But at some point, you realize it's about the fate of humanity, instead. And that's when it gets… » 12/25/14 12:29pm Today 12:29pm

Fly Swarms Reveal Something Profound About the Human Brain

We think of our brains as single, unified organs. But a new set of experiments with flies reveals that certain brain cells in these insects respond exclusively to crowd behavior. And that leads to an interesting question: Did cells in the animal brain evolve to think using something akin to the wisdom of fly swarms? » 12/25/14 12:11pm Today 12:11pm

Finally, A Guardians Of The Galaxy Toy For Nebula

We loved Karen Gillain's take on Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy - if only there was more of it. But while it might be a while until we see more of her, at least now we're getting some Nebula merchandise, in the shape of a new Funko Pop! Vinyl. » 12/25/14 1:46pm Today 1:46pm

The Best Games To Get For Your New Gaming System, Phone Or Tablet 

Get a new gaming system for Christmas today? Or a new phone or tablet that plays games? We've got some recommendations for you so you can play some games (and maybe ignore your more annoying relatives in the process). » 12/25/14 1:29pm Today 1:29pm

Yet Another Way Game Of Thrones Could Leave The Books Behind Next Year

An actor drops a major hint at another way Game of Thrones could depart from the books next year. Some long-discussed concept art of Han Solo and Chewbacca may have surfaced. Sleepy Hollow prepares you for its return with a pack of featurettes. And we may know which episode of Once Upon a Time is all about Ursula.… » 12/25/14 6:00am Today 6:00am

Get a Free Month of Crunchyroll Anime: Stream the Full Catalog Ad-Free

Crunchyroll, one of the top destinations for current and classic anime, is offering Kotaku readers a free month-long trial of their Anime Membership. In addition to streaming their entire anime catalog ad-free, you'll get access to the anime simulcasts - getting the latest anime episodes the same day they're released… » 12/13/14 3:09pm 12/13/14 3:09pm