The Robocop Reboot's ED-209 Is Now An Excellent Figure

ThreeZero are continuing their line of figures based on this year's Robocop reboot, and the Robocop 2.0 design will soon be joined by the shiny new ED-209 from the movie. Regardless of how you felt about Robocop, hooray for pretty robot toys! » 12/25/14 8:06pm 43 minutes ago

The Interview: Only a Bad Movie Could Start This Culture War 

The Interview begins with a thought experiment. What if, tomorrow, North Korea demonstrated that it had nuclear missiles that could destroy the US from across the Pacific? The resulting movie is a mess, but as a political satire it obviously hit its mark. Here's why such a terrible flick started a culture war. » 12/25/14 4:15pm Today 4:15pm

This Map Will Show You Drunk Driving Limits All Over The World

Do you live on Earth, drive a car, and occasionally drink? Then this map may be handy for you. It shows the blood alcohol level that each country uses to decide whether or not you're driving while you really shouldn't be. And, for the record, do not drink and drive ever, okay? Great. Problem solved. » 12/25/14 6:15pm Today 6:15pm

A Franchise Dream Deferred

I watched chunks of RIPD and Amazing Spider-Man 2 on cable tonight, and I could almost tell that the filmmakers realized, on an instinctual level, that the audience just wasn't going to give a crap. There's just the sense that they understood that all the big emotional/funny "beats" they'd worked so hard to craft were… » 12/25/14 5:58pm Today 5:58pm

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 Today 2:32pm

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 Today 5:23pm

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

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