Breath of the Wild is light on plot, which makes any missteps stand out. One brief costume change illustrates how designers/can fail and how fandom is left picking up the pieces.
Black girls are often forgotten by the gaming industry, and Pokémon Go is no different.
Move over, Professor Sycamore. There’s a new daddy in town. (NSFW warning!)
Nintendo employee Alison Rapp, who’s been a target of harassment over censorship controversies in recent months, said on Twitter that she has been fired. “Today, the decision was made,” she wrote. “I am no longer a good, safe representative of Nintendo, and my employment has been terminated.”
Gaming’s culture war hasn’t ended. It’s still roiling, with new fights, new targets, new depths of ugliness, but also many of the same tactics.
Narrow wins, level-one teams, besting cheaters, Shiny Pokémon captures...Kotaku readers shared some of their most impressive and memorable victories playing the Pokémon series. Here are 20 of the best of those stories.
One of the first things that you're told in Tomodachi Life, Nintendo's newest life-sim for the 3DS, is that characters in the game can have babies. Specifically, it'll take your first imported Mii, and it'll show them holding a baby with a faceless person of the opposite gender.
10 years ago this May, Massachusetts broke ground as the first state in the U.S. to legalize gay marriage. Since then, 16 states have followed suit and additional handful of states now offer civil unions or domestic partnerships for same sex couples. We're making progress, but there's still a long way to go.
Labor Day isn't just an excuse to barbecue or squeeze in one last trip to the beach; it's also the day we remember the contributions of workers to society. These scifi, fantasy, and superheroines pay tribute to the wartime labor icon Rosie the Riveter—and show off their guns.
Shigeru Miyamoto made Donkey Kong, and, in the process, put a woman on top of some girders for Mario to rescue. His Super Mario and Zelda series perpetually involve saving a princess. If we're going to talk about women in games, we should talk to him about it, right? Last week, I did.
You have to give this to Shigesato Itoi, designer of these retro-inspired wool homages to Nintendo: he doesn't make you choose between Mario and Luigi.
The number of girl gamers is up, but will women spend hours sitting in their mom's basement eating chips and tapping away on their pink bedazzled Nintendo DSs? 38% percent of video game players in the U.S. are female, up from 33% five years ago, according to IBISWorld, but the new problem for software companies is…
Tomorrow's Christmas, or, as I knew it throughout my childhood, that day when I'm bored and nothing is open. I'm 100% Heeb, and my mother was so anti-Christmas that we didn't even do the stereotypical Jew things like eat Chinese food and go to the movies. Doing those things would be a tacit acknowledgment that…
Nintendo is now Japan's second-largest company after Toyota. At first when we heard this, we were like, "whatever, Softbank used to be Japan's second-largest company after Toyota," but this time it isn't the fault of a stock market on rave drugs, it's about women, and not because we have to make it about women in…
You might have gathered that we are conflicted about parenting. Whatever our awe-inspiring productivity might suggest bloggers are not cyborgs of snark; we are humans, who were parented once, and who occasionally eat peanut butter straight from the jar, just like you would if you had a job that never actually required…