From the talented JonasDrawsStuff (whose Rocket Raccoon is my desktop wallpaper) by way of Reddit comes Star Fox in the style of classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons. Someone go back in time and make this happen. » 3/28/15 6:30pm Saturday 6:30pm

What's So Great About Metroid Prime

The Metroid Prime trilogy, arguably the best gaming trilogy ever, has just been re-issued as a $20 download on the Wii U. That's a good reason for Kirk "never played a Metroid Prime" Hamilton to try them out. I had to see how that went. » 2/16/15 12:47pm 2/16/15 12:47pm

We've Had The New 3DS XL For Weeks, And This Is What We Think

We've had a couple of New 3DS XL systems in the U.S. for the last couple of weeks, one in my hands in New York City and one with Patricia out in San Francisco. We like the system, though we're not blown away by it. We have discussed this for your reading pleasure. » 2/12/15 12:07pm 2/12/15 12:07pm

Netflix's Next Big Project Is... The Legend of Zelda?

According to The Wall Street Journal, Netflix and Nintendo are developing a Legend of Zelda series that will be like "Game of Thrones for a family audience". » 2/06/15 4:56pm 2/06/15 4:56pm

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D: The Kotaku Review

The Gun Game That Nearly Broke Nintendo

The Most Infamous Pokémon Bootleg

There's Pokémon Crystal, the third game in the second generation of Pokémon games. And then there's Pokémon Vietnamese Crystal, the bootleg version of the game with mistranslations. There's a difference. » 1/28/15 3:00pm 1/28/15 3:00pm

Near-Impossible Super Mario World Glitch Done For First Time on SNES

It's something that most players wouldn't even think is possible: playing a game in a certain way that jumps you completely to the end, without beating its final battle. But there it is, just executed in Super Mario World. » 1/22/15 10:40am 1/22/15 10:40am

World's Best Jigglypuff Player Makes Opponent Give Up in Smash Tourney

Seven of the Most Useful Pokémon In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Powerful Pokémon and cool Pokémon are important to have in any arsenal—but they're not the only kinds of Pokémon you'll use. Everyone needs Pokémon that are useful, to help you capture and train other Pokémon. » 12/31/14 1:10pm 12/31/14 1:10pm

This Defective Nintendo Toy Just Sold For $25,000

It's no surprise that rare toys can go for big money, but it's all the more surprising when it's a defective one that brings in the big bucks - especially from such a recently released toy like this Princess Peach Amiibo, which recently sold on eBay for just over twenty-five grand. » 12/12/14 11:00am 12/12/14 11:00am

Fan-Made Pokémon Fighting Game Looks Better Than The Official One

Pokémon: Type Wild isn't just any Pokémon fan game. It's a more intense, Street-Fighteresque take on the pocket monster series, and you should totally check it out if you haven't yet. » 12/11/14 1:30pm 12/11/14 1:30pm

Why You Shouldn't Battle Someone That Owns Hacked Pokémon

Things can get out of hand pretty quick when someone has hacked their Pokémon. But if it's not against an actual person, a hacked Pokémon battle can be pretty hilarious. » 12/08/14 12:30pm 12/08/14 12:30pm

A Legendary Pokémon That's Become Kind Of Overpowered

One of the coolest additions to Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is a certain Pokémon that can mega evolve without having to hold a mega stone. It's also a tweak that kind of breaks said Pokémon. » 12/04/14 2:00pm 12/04/14 2:00pm

Super Smash Bros. Wii U: The Kotaku Review

The first time I picked up a controller and turned on the Wii U version of Smash Bros., I felt relief. I was about to play the game the way it was meant to be played: on a TV, with Gamecube controllers, and with as many friends as I could find. » 11/24/14 2:30pm 11/24/14 2:30pm