Everything We Could Find Out About That New Metroid Game

E3 2015’s top head-scratcher so far: Why would Nintendo bring back their dormant Metroid franchise, a series known for fairly quiet, careful solo sci-fi exploration, with a multiplayer shooter that’s also a sports game? Good thing I had a half hour with the game’s producer to find out. » 6/17/15 12:58pm 6/17/15 12:58pm

The Spectacular Story Of Metroid, One Of Gaming's Richest Universes

Nothing beats the passion of a true fan writing about something they love. That's what you're about to see here: one of the richest, most amazing tributes to a great gaming series that we've ever run on Kotaku. Warning #1: this one might make your browser chug, so close your other tabs. Warning #2: This piece might… » 9/11/13 12:32pm 9/11/13 12:32pm

Tons More Hints for Tom Cruise's Oblivion. Plus the Lowdown on Doctor Who's Season Finale!

Joseph Kosinski explains why M83 is as right for Oblivion as Daft Punk was for Tron Legacy. Mark Wahlberg showers some absolutely ridiculous praise on Transformers 4. Justified star Walton Goggins discusses G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Check out photos from Bryan Singer's gritty fairy tale Jack the Giant Slayer. Arnold… » 12/31/12 6:00am 12/31/12 6:00am

Crowdfund Cthulhu tiki mugs, a classroom-based RPG, and a documentary about Detroit

Cthulhu and cuteness are vying for your crowdfunding dollars this week, with unholy tiki mugs, an adorable collection of comics featuring Metroid's Samus, and a charming video game about a girl with time-traveling goggles. There's also a system for turning school into a role-playing game and a documentary about the… » 6/03/12 12:15pm 6/03/12 12:15pm

Classic video game characters, drawn in the style of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock art

Artist Jed Henry has taken famous characters from the video game console pantheon and reconfigured them as samurais on centuries-old Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints. The results are pretty clever — I'm liking how Mega Man's defeated robot masters have become a cloud of oni. Henry's not done with this series yet, as… » 5/18/12 6:30am 5/18/12 6:30am

You're Not Ready For The Space Pirates!

It's a miracle our pitiful spaceflights so far haven't been attacked by pirates. Pirates are everywhere, ruthlessly plundering and seizing everything in their path. Space isn't empty, because it's crammed with pirates in every direction. And because space is infinite, it offers limitless hiding places for a ruthless… » 5/27/08 4:30pm 5/27/08 4:30pm