Texting While Driving Can Get You Seriously Hurt (In Mario Kart)

By now we should all be on board with the idea that texting while driving is a particularly dangerous and irresponsible thing. But how does it affect one's driving within Mario Kart? A physician and some elementary schoolers found it significantly increases the risk of driving backwards, among other hazards. » 2/03/14 11:09am 2/03/14 11:09am

That Time When Mario And 'Evil Brother' Luigi Starred In a Racing Game

Recent Nintendo events got us looking back at some old news clippings about the house of Mario and we found some we just have to share. Here's one of the more interesting ones from the Daily Yomiuri, from November 1992. As you'll see, we can't vouch for veracity of all of it.... » 1/30/14 4:38pm 1/30/14 4:38pm

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 11:04am 9/11/13 11:04am

What's Your Favorite 80's Video Game?

If you know us, you know we love playing car simulators. Always have. In honor of the release of GT5 Prologue we've been holding on to a few video game QOTD's. Today's question goes back to that earliest era of truly great car sims: the 1980's. Though they didn't have realistic damage modeling, they did have color… » 4/14/08 11:40am 4/14/08 11:40am

Play With It: Top Seven Examples Of Automaker-Video Game Industry…

There's a trend I'm beginning to notice around the massive halls of auto shows: scattered among the sheet metal, booth babes and PR flacks, there's a hell of a lot of video games — both your standard issue Xbox-PlayStation3 setups as well as the more elaborate simulators. Taking a look at just a few of the many… » 3/24/08 1:30pm 3/24/08 1:30pm

Mii Is Real Smart: Nintendo Wii Ad Campaign Features Fortwo

Because we know when we think of the Nintendo Wii, all we can think about is the Smart Fortwo. We want a blue and white one to drive up in just like the two lovable and huggable stars of the "Mii" ad campaign for the Nintendo Wii save the cheerleader in drive. Because that'd be simply hetero-dorable. One more…

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