How Anita Sarkeesian Wants Video Games To Change

Minutes after I walked through a metal detector—and some time before she was flocked by well-wishers at the best-attended gaming lecture I've ever been to at New York University—I recently listened to the media critic Anita Sarkeesian describe eight things she'd like to see changed in video games. » 2/26/15 1:15pm Thursday 1:15pm

News that the next Batman Arkham game will be the first to get an M rating isn't a huge surprise, given the series' propensity to push the limits of T ratings. In 2012, the ESRB ratings group was surprisingly forthcoming with us about the oddness of Arkham games getting T's while Halos got M's. [UPDATE] » 2/24/15 10:52am 2/24/15 10:52am

Assassin's Creed Unity Finally Drops App, Web Requirements For Unlocks…

The latest major patch for Assassin's Creed Unity will free players from the need to connect the console or PC game to the game's companion app or Initiates website to unlock some special items in the game. » 2/18/15 12:38pm 2/18/15 12:38pm

Nintendo Explains Where Tingle Came From

Tingle, map-seller in The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask, is a man in his mid-30s who wears a green fairy suit. Presumed by some—incorrectly, it turns out—to be gay, he is one of Nintendo's most unusual characters. I recently asked Nintendo's top Zelda creator what Tingle's origins were. » 2/18/15 11:50am 2/18/15 11:50am

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

The New 3DS XL Is Nice, But Not A Must-Have Yet

For a couple of years we at Kotaku have deemed Nintendo's 3DS as an essential piece of gaming hardware. And for decades, new iterations of Nintendo hardware have immediately rendered older units obsolete. Things are different this time around. » 2/13/15 1:00pm 2/13/15 1:00pm

Tips For Playing The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

You may have heard that The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask is the most challenging Zelda game, or the most stressful, weirdest, and saddest. Most of that is correct. It's also a great game that has now been remade for the Nintendo 3DS. If you decide to play the very good remake (you should!), here are some almost… » 2/13/15 10:40am 2/13/15 10:40am

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