Magic pinball gets perfectly stuck between a bumper and kicker forever

You can play a pinball machine forever and not have a pinball hit at a more perfect angle than this. Look at it bounce back and forth and back and forth and back and forth forever between a bumper and kicker. If only every pinball game was so easy. According to YouTube user lilmul123, this went on for a few minutes… » 4/04/14 8:53pm 4/04/14 8:53pm

Get this precious retro Hobbit game into my iPad right now

I fondly remember one of the very first games I played on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum: The Hobbit, a text adventure with crude illustrations that was probably made in BASIC. It was crap. But this Hobbit game looks great. So good that it makes me hate the Cinefix guys for making these awesome videos without actually… » 4/01/14 3:46pm 4/01/14 3:46pm

The only better thing than a giant Lego spaceship is a real spaceship

My favorite Lego constructions are spaceships—precise models that fire my imagination better than any illustration. The 7-foot-long Lego UNSC Spirit of Fire by Mark Kelso is an example of the perfect Lego spaceship. The detail in this thing is absolutely insane. I'm not surprised that it took four (FOUR!) years to… » 2/03/14 11:18pm 2/03/14 11:18pm

9 facts about the Olympics that you probably don't know

The Olympics are coming! The Olympics are coming! And even if it's only the Winter Olympics, it's still fun to see countries who know nothing about each other put on colorful spandex to beat each other up for medals. But did you know that the gold medal is actually made from silver? Or that the bronze medal is only… » 2/03/14 9:13pm 2/03/14 9:13pm

Parents who buy Grand Theft Auto V for their kids suck

Most parents will never let kids go watch an R-rated movie. But, according to this video game retail veteran, they have no problem letting them play the M-rated—the game world equivalent to R-rated—Grand Theft Auto V. In fact, they're buying it for them. Good parenting, America! » 9/23/13 7:53pm 9/23/13 7:53pm

Review: Grand Theft Auto V is a crime simulation masterpiece

Finally, Grand Theft Auto V is here. The Kotaku review says that this crime simulation game set in a fictionalized Los Angeles is truly amazing. The realism is exquisitely gritty, the attention to detail staggering, and the story is a roller coaster. Kids, remember that pretending to be a criminal is a lot of fun… » 9/16/13 12:14pm 9/16/13 12:14pm

Sony's new console will be faster than Microsoft's—but only nerds care

Sources close to the development of games for the PS4 and the Xbox One—Sony and Microsoft's next generation consoles—say that the former is about 50% faster than the latter. But is it 50% more fun to play with it? (The answer is no, which is why normals consumers don't care about these things at all.) » 9/13/13 3:27pm 9/13/13 3:27pm