I don't know about buying the new 3DS just for the faceplates, but I'm not gonna lie, they're a big part of why I want one. I'm one of those people, though, who sees all of the special edition 3DS's that come out and goes "Oooh, I want it!" For example, I really love my gold Zelda edition XL, but that Persona Q… » 11/13/14 9:13am 11/13/14 9:13am

This is pretty interesting. I've always thought Little Mac's play style was a somewhat odd decision. I'm not trying to say that Little Mac is OP, because I don't really think he is, and this article sort of proves that. However, I though it was kind of weird that the Smash Bros dev team basically realized, "Oh, people… » 11/13/14 9:07am 11/13/14 9:07am

Atlus Announces Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Fightstick

Yesterday on the Persona Channel website, Atlus showed off its P4AU fightstick collaboration with MadCatz. In addition to being completely gorgeous, the announcement states that the fightstick will have a switch to change between PS3 and PS4 compatibility, in addition to the usual stuff we've come to expect from… » 7/01/14 7:20am 7/01/14 7:20am

You're not homophobic because you don't like this picture. You're homophobic because 1) You assume that anyone dressed like that must be gay, and 2) You feel some bizarre compulsion to point out to everyone on Kotaku that you find it repulsive (which I suppose could either make you homophobic or secretly gay and… » 6/12/14 8:03am 6/12/14 8:03am

Why Don't We Have Smartphone Reviews for Gamers?

A couple of weeks ago, it came time for me to upgrade to a new smartphone. And, as with any device I decide to upgrade, I took it upon myself to go out into the vast wastes of the Internet and do some research. Sure, I knew the big name phones that were out, but I wanted to know which one would suit my needs the best.… » 4/15/14 5:28am 4/15/14 5:28am

I don't think anyone totally dismisses the impact that visuals can have on a game, but there's a substantial difference between arguing visuals on a per game basis and making a generalized argument about the "power" of a system. One of the games you used as an example was Wind Waker, which rather widely regarded as… » 4/03/14 6:07am 4/03/14 6:07am

One of the things I've always loved about the Mario Golf games is their seeming disregard for actual physics. You can look at that wind indicator all you want, but it won't help you. You just have to get a feel for what the game wants, and then do that. You develop a very close, personal connection with the game the… » 3/08/14 6:17pm 3/08/14 6:17pm

I doubt that the consoles will merge together into any sort of super-system (though that would be awesome). I think the future of consoles lies more in the merger of console and portable. Considering how powerful mobile hardware is now, the capabilities should be amazing in 7-8 years. I think those Nintendo Fusion… » 1/31/14 6:41am 1/31/14 6:41am

I agree with all of those things (except maybe Hearthstone, but just because I think it's boring). I think the Wii U will turn around on its own anyway, though. I've said it before, Nintendo just needs to find a way to get more people to try the thing and find out how awesome it is. Considering, though, that the 3DS… » 1/31/14 6:34am 1/31/14 6:34am

Best Game Ever Reviews: What's Your Best Game?

I've been looking for a way to get more involved with the TAY community as of late, and I think I have an idea for something fun and worthwhile we can all do. Seeing as there's not much of anything interesting coming out in February, I thought we could use it to discuss our favorite games of all time. But I'd like it… » 1/30/14 6:27am 1/30/14 6:27am