One of the interesting things about Sherlock's (and old-timey cops') method of deductive reasoning is that it's not very useful in today's society. That's mostly because social norms are so broad today it's hard to ascribe a certain action or background to mannerisms, dress or other things easily observed. » 1/03/12 9:00pm 1/03/12 9:00pm


After writing 11,296 stories for Kotaku I find myself at a loss for words as I write this, my last for the site. » 1/03/12 11:30am 1/03/12 11:30am

Is the PS Vita A Device Ahead of Its Time or Behind It?

With its big, bright screen, ability to sense touch and motion, and controls that mimic a home game console's, Sony's Playstation Vita delivers the sort of gaming that approaches what you might expect to experience in your den. But is that what gamers still want? » 1/02/12 10:00am 1/02/12 10:00am

Lets Play With the Vita's ModNation Racers: Road Trip

Among the games loaded up on the Playstation Vita Sony lent us last week there was one game I had very little interest checking out. Once I did, I couldn't stop tinkering. » 12/29/11 5:00pm 12/29/11 5:00pm

Let's Play Through The PS Vita's Entire Escape Plan Demo

The Playstation Vita's Escape Plan is a charming, clever side-scrolling puzzle game sure to win over the hearts of anyone considering a Vita purchase. » 12/29/11 1:00pm 12/29/11 1:00pm

Your First Look at Kid Icarus: Uprising's Online Multiplayer

News that Kid Icarus: Uprising will feature both local and online multiplayer was followed up with this video showing the game's online play in action. » 12/28/11 1:30pm 12/28/11 1:30pm

Viacom Ordered to Pay $383 Million to Rock Band Makers

Viacom is fighting an order to pay Rock Band makers Harmonix Music Systems $383 million, or a bit more than half of the money sought by the former shareholders in a long-running legal dispute over unpaid bonuses. » 12/28/11 12:00pm 12/28/11 12:00pm

Futurama's Dr. Zoidberg Versus Spider Spider-Man in a Skyrim Battle…

Perhaps these Dr. Zoidberg modded Skyrim mudcrabs aren't as freaky as the contorted spider Spider-Men, but their screams of agony when you kill them are pretty spot on. » 12/28/11 11:00am 12/28/11 11:00am

Nintendo To Host New Year's Eve Video Telethon on Your 3DS

Nintendo plans to kick off a two day video New Year's telethon starting the last day of the year and running until the morning of Jan. 2, the company said in a note sent to 3DS owners. » 12/28/11 9:30am 12/28/11 9:30am

PR Trolling "Ocean Stratagy" Out of Business, Avenger Controller Maker…

The PR tempest in a teapot born of one misused gamer and shockingly bad customer support seems to have mostly run its course, leaving a one-man PR firm in apparent shambles and a unique video game controller accessory struggling to survive. » 12/27/11 10:30pm 12/27/11 10:30pm

Let's Play the Complete PS Vita Gravity Rush Demo

I've only had about ten minutes with Gravity Rush, but I'm already thinking that it's one of the most exciting new games coming to Sony's PS Vita. » 12/27/11 5:00pm 12/27/11 5:00pm

Finally, The 3DS Gets Its MUCH Better Pictochat

In case you missed it during all of your holiday revelries, Swapnote hit the e-Shop last week for free. It's sort of like Pictochat for the 3DS but it also supports 3D sketches, the ability to send to friends online and attach real images to your messages. It's pretty great. » 12/27/11 11:10am 12/27/11 11:10am