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TIME Looks at the History of Consoles—Including the 5th-Gen 'S--tshow'

Kotaku - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 00:00

TIME Looks at the History of Consoles—Including the 5th-Gen 'S--tshow'

The launch of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this year rounds out the eighth console generation, as good a time as any to look back on the seven preceding it, in this three part video series by TIME. Some familiar faces offer their insights on the overcrowded "shitshow" that was the fifth console generation.

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Stay Warm with Plush Kuroko's Basketball Earmuffs

Anime News Network - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 00:00
Earmuffs from Premium Bandai feature chibi characters.
Categories: General Anime

Hackers Claim Takedown Of Battle.net, League Of Legends, EA.com

Kotaku - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 23:50

Hackers Claim Takedown Of Battle.net, League Of Legends, EA.com

A group of hackers going by the name DERP has launched DDoS attacks on a number of big games and websites today, bringing a number of them down, including the homepage of Electronic Arts.

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Section23 Films Offers English Dub Upgrades For Select Titles

Anime News Network - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 23:15
Upgrades for Maria Holic, Maria Holic Alive, Mayo Chiki!, Nyankoi!, Special A, MM!
Categories: General Anime

Here's Why You Should Never Trust Spider-Man

Kotaku - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 23:00

Here's Why You Should Never Trust Spider-Man

Dammit, Spider-Man. We can't rely on you at all any more, can we?

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Pranksters Almost Voted An Erotic Game As Our Readers' Game of the Year

Kotaku - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 22:30

Pranksters Almost Voted An Erotic Game As Our Readers' Game of the Year

Well, that was close! Thousands of loyal Kotaku readers voted in our Game of the Year poll last week, and they have chosen The Last Of Us as their favorite game of 2013. But what's the game in the number two spot? The one that missed the top spot by just 24 votes?

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Crunchyroll to Stream Super Sonico Anime

Anime News Network - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 22:07
Series starring Nitroplus's music mascot to premiere on January 6
Categories: General Anime

If Attack on Titan Were A Present-Day Anime

Kotaku - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 22:00

If Attack on Titan Were A Present-Day Anime

Attack on Titan, one of the best and most hyped anime of 2013 is... well, let's just say it has a classic fantasy setting where most of the characters wear the same brownish, boring military outfit. So digital artist Siya Ho has redrawn everyone—even characters without a name—in his fan art series on Pixiv representing them as present-day teenagers.

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Own Gendo's Visor and Misato's Sunglasses from Evangelion

Anime News Network - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 22:00
The Evangelion store has added some new sunglasses to their inventory, inspired by the sunglasses worn in Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo. Fans can...
Categories: General Anime

He Forged Fire Emblem's Falchion, Then He ... You Get the Idea

Kotaku - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 21:30

He Forged Fire Emblem's Falchion, Then He ... You Get the Idea

Video game smithy Tony Swatton has, for the past year, forging blades from Kingdom Hearts, the Legend of Zelda, God of War and even Adventure Time. Closing out 2013, he tackles a project fans have been clamoring for all year: Chrom's Falchion from Fire Emblem: Awakening.

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Capcom lays out company’s plans for 2014 - Has multiple games in the works

Just Push Start - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 21:00
With the year coming to an end, Capcom’s lead developers sat down for a large group interview with 4gamer to discuss what the company’s plans are for the coming year. Thankfully, DualShockers has translated the interview for us to check out. A new Phoenix Wright game was said to be in development according to the director of the most recent Phoenix Wright game, which comes to no one’s surprise. Shu Takumi, who worked on Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 1-3, Ghost Trick, and Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright, said that his next game will be unveiled in 2014, but didn’t give any hints whether it was a sequel to a past game or a brand new IP. Kenji Sugiura, producer of Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, talked about the company working on reviving a classic Capcom franchise sometime in 2014, but didn’t give any teases as to what the franchise could be. Lastly, Sugiara stated that Capcom intends to reaffirm its presence in the fighting game genre. Sadly no talk of Mega Man, but that is becoming all too common these days from Capcom.

Aww, The Pokémon We Wonder Trade Have It Rough

Kotaku - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 20:30

Aww, The Pokémon We Wonder Trade Have It Rough

Breeding is easier than ever in Pokemon X & Y--and you know what that means, right? More people have picked breeding up, which inevitably led to more not-quite-perfect reject Pokemon. And the more you think about what these imperfect Pokemon have to go through, the more depressing the whole situation seems.

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Photo Feature: Comiket 85 Cosplay Gallery - Day 2

Anime News Network - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 20:30
Another day of Comiket, another batch of photos- The iDOLM@STER, Love Lab, Cardcaptor Sakura, Bakemonogatari, more join the gallery
Categories: General Anime

NYC Mayor’s daughter is a metalhead

Metal Insider - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 20:08
On Wednesday, Mayor elect Bill de Blasio takes office as the Mayor of New York City following a 12 year run by Mike Bloomberg. And while the new Mayor’s rise from a New York City public advocate to assuming the helm of America’s largest city is interesting enough, his family’s might be even more interesting. [...]
Categories: Music

He Played Missile Command for Nearly Three Consecutive Days

Kotaku - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 20:07

He Played Missile Command for Nearly Three Consecutive Days

Earlier this year, Victor Sandberg broke Missile Command's all-time world record—a mark that had stood since 1982 and was believed to be unassailable. This weekend, he shot for another goal most thought unreachable. In the end, it was.

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Crunchyroll to Stream The Pilot's Love Song Anime

Anime News Network - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 20:05
Toaru Hikūshi e no Koiuta series to premiere on January 6
Categories: General Anime

Future Card Buddyfight Anime Gets English Dub Simulcast on YouTube, Hulu

Anime News Network - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 19:46
Bushiroad's series based on trading card game to premiere on January 3
Categories: General Anime

So That's Why Superheroes Wear Their Underwear On The Outside

Kotaku - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 19:34

Why did Superman wear his frilly red underthings on the outside of his body stocking? The fine folks at Today I Found Out offer this simple, sensible explanation.

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Dying Light, Mad Max, DC Graphic Novels, Free Hugo [Deals]

Kotaku - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 19:25

Dying Light, Mad Max, DC Graphic Novels, Free Hugo [Deals]

The holidays are basically over people, time to save some money on 2014 pre-orders. Grab Dying Light and/or Mad Max for $10 off, and enjoy the added security of pre-order low price guarantee, not to mention the fact that Amazon won't charge you until the game ships.

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