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Date: Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 01:00

PS4 Sneakers Are Badass In The Front, Silly In The Back

Behold, a pair of custom PS4-themed Jordans. The simple colour scheme makes them look, from the front, like something you'd really want to own. But then you see the back (and the price).

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Author: "Luke Plunkett" Tags: "ps4, sneakers, kotaku core"
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Date: Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 00:45

Screw Apple's Watch, Nintendo's Watches Were Way Cooler

Hey everyone, Apple is making a watch. You might have heard. It's like a normal watch, in that it goes on your wrist and tells the time, but it also does some computer stuff. Sound familiar? Of course it does. Other companies have been doing it for years. Including Nintendo. Sort of.

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Author: "Luke Plunkett" Tags: "nintendo, total recall, kotaku core"
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Date: Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 00:44

Getting Upset At Video Games Is Probably Terrible For Your Health

I tend to get angry at little things in video games. A lot. Sometimes really, really, really angry. I'm starting to think I should stop. Why? A recent study explained just how bad for us small yet frequent day-to-day stresses really are. The short version? Life-threatening.

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Author: "Nathan Grayson" Tags: "stress, anger, annoyance, science, resea..."
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Date: Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 00:15

Improving One Of TV's Worst Opening Credits Sequences

I love Boardwalk Empire. Can't get enough of it. But I, like most others, cannot stand the show's opening credits, which are neat the first 2-3 times you see them, but which have become unbearable now we're years into the show's run.

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Author: "Luke Plunkett" Tags: "tv, grand theft auto v, gta v, boardwalk..."
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Date: Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 23:30

​How To Trick Destiny Into Helping You Farm Tons Of Loot

Once you've made it past level 20 in Destiny, you can only gain more levels by scoring better gear. And if you want to do that, chances are you've tried your hand at farming.

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Author: "Kirk Hamilton" Tags: "destiny, kotakucore"
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Date: Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 23:15

Super Smash Bros Characters Sure Have Changed Over The Years

We've talked a bunch about Super Smash Bros' new characters , but what about the classics? Mario, Link, Samus, and pretty much every other major character in Nintendo history? Turns out they've changed since Super Smash Bros Brawl/Melee in ways both big and small.

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Author: "Nathan Grayson" Tags: "super smash bros, smash bros, nintendo 3..."
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Date: Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 22:11

More Weird Facts You Probably Didn't Know About The Original Star Trek

50 years ago, one of science fiction's greatest series was in development. The original Star Trek series was born out of desperation as much as inspiration, and a recent book called These Are The Voyages reveals tons of insane behind-the-scenes details. You think you know Star Trek? Here are tons of details you probably didn't know.

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Author: "Charlie Jane Anders on io9, shared by Tina Amini to Kotaku" Tags: "star trek, secret history, book review, ..."
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Date: Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 22:00

They're Going To Play Oregon Trail In Real Life This Weekend

A competition in Salem, Oregon later this Saturday will give folks nostalgic for The Oregon Trail—i.e., everyone who had access to a PC in the '80s and '90s—the chance to relive the classic game in all its pixellated, dysentery'd splendor.

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Author: "Jonathan Frochtzwajg" Tags: "event, the oregon trail, pc, mac, kotaku..."
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Date: Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 21:57

Times Group Died Completing Destiny's First Raid

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Author: "Dan Starkey on Numbers, shared by Mike Fahey to Kotaku" Tags: "destiny, bungie, activision, players, cl..."
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Date: Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 21:55

There's putting form over function, and then there's making a themed Game Boy case that's so ornate I'm not sure it's playable. This Donkey Kong-themed skin is one of the best custom console jobs I've seen. But it also raises important questions like: do those directional buttons actually work?

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Author: "Yannick LeJacq" Tags: "squee, game boy, game boy advance, kotak..."
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Date: Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 21:35

It's Heartbreaking To Say Goodbye To My Old World Of Warcraft Name

I didn't have many real-life friends in high school. I'm pretty sure I heard my WoW name more than my real name in those days—to the point where my WoW identity and my own were inseparable. Flash forward to today. Blizzard's reclaiming old, dormant WoW names, and I'm crushed.

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Author: "Nathan Grayson" Tags: "world of warcraft, blizzard, mmos, names..."
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Date: Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 21:30

This guy is compiling a digital book that will review over 280 computer RPGs—and when it's done, you can get it for free. Developers like Obsidian's Chris Avellone have already agreed to participate. "The book is going well, but I need some spotlight to travel into the far reaches of the internet and reach fans with stories to tell," curator Felipe Pepe tells Kotaku. You can see some sample reviews here, and keep track of his progress on Google Docs.

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Author: "Jason Schreier" Tags: "rpgs, felipe pepe, computer rpgs, kotaku..."
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Date: Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 20:30

A 30 Second, 16-Player Version of Chess You Can Play For Free

Bennett Foddy's Speed Chess is not actually chess. It looks like chess and the pieces make chess moves, but it is the exact opposite of chess. And now you can play it, totally for free with up to 15 other people!

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Author: "Chris Person" Tags: "bennett foddys speed chess, speed chess,..."
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Date: Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 20:23

Boeing and SpaceX Will Share NASA's $6.8 Billion Space Taxi Program

NASA just announced a critical component of Launch America, the country's highly anticipated next chapter in human spaceflight. The organization confirmed in a press conference today that Boeing and SpaceX will split the $6.8 billion "space taxi" contract, with $4.2 billion going to Boeing and $2.6 billion to SpaceX.

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Author: "Alissa Walker on Gizmodo, shared by Stephen Totilo to Kotaku" Tags: "space taxi, nasa, boeing, human spacefli..."
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Date: Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 20:15

​Grant Morrison's The Multiversity Remixes What Makes DC Comics Great

Earlier this year, Marvel Comics debuted new variants of their Captain America and Thor characters. The new Captain America is a black man and the new Thor is a warrior woman. Those changes made a lot of fans upset. But comics legend Grant Morrison is featuring a black Superman and loads of racially diversified, gender-swapped versions of established superheroes. And he doesn't care about what anyone thinks.

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Author: "Evan Narcisse" Tags: "dc comics, the multiversity, grant morri..."
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Date: Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 20:00

Bonkers Dragon Ball Z Theory Says Goku Ruined Everything

Goku showing up on earth kicked off a whole string of ridiculous events in the Dragon Ball world, not all of which were to humanity's benefit. But what if Goku had never shown up at all?

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Author: "Patricia Hernandez" Tags: "dragon ball z, fan theories"
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Date: Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 19:45

The Most Helpful Sims 4 Cheats (So Far)

The Sims is one of those game series that doesn't just allow cheating; it invites it. For many fans, tinkering with the game's inner guts is the best part of playing. The Sims 4 is no different. But it's also very new. So let's walk through the game's earliest secrets.

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Author: "Yannick LeJacq" Tags: "the sims, the sims 4, cheats, ea, pc, ko..."
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Date: Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 19:00

Here's The Full Roster For Super Smash Bros

The new Super Smash Bros. is out for 3DS in Japan, which means that we now finally know the full roster of characters that will appear in the upcoming Nintendo mascot fighter, from Mario to [SPOILERS].

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Author: "Jason Schreier" Tags: "super smash bros, kotakucore, 3ds, ninte..."
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Date: Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 18:30

What's Your Favorite Mechanical Keyboard Switch?

We talk a lot about mechanical keyboards around here, and with good reason. They're the kind of life/work upgrade you never look back from , and a joy to type and game on. Today we want to know what your favorite mechanical switch is, and why.

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Author: "Shane Roberts, Commerce Team on Kinja Co-Op, shared by Shane Roberts, Commerce Team to Kotaku" Tags: "kinja co-op, co-op, peripherals, mechani..."
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