If You Like Video Games And Anime, You'll Love These Japanese Sweets

Twitter user Otakumi makes Japanese sweets or “wagashi” (和菓子). Traditionally, they are served with tea and are inspired by nature or animals motifs. These sweets, however, are inspired by anime and video games.

10 Awesome Anime Openings And Endings From Q3 2014

New anime music is one of the things I look most forward to each season. And as we have 44 new anime for the Q3 season, we also have 44 new openings and endings — not to mention the new second-half themes from last season’s anime that are still on the air.

This Is What The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Could Look Like In The Minecraft World

Dayshot: As you can see on the behind the scenes shot below, the animation is actually the result of a complex command block configuration which handles everything from the movement of the arms to the creation of the ice blocks. Fascinating.

It's National Dog Day. Let's Celebrate Gaming's Greatest Canines.

Today is the 10th annual National Dog Day in the US. And what better way is there to celebrate than by paying tribute to the gamer’s best friend? Who is your favourite fictional dog from a video game, and why?

The Big Question: Card Games

Card games: they seems to be growing in popularity. Dramatically. To the point where even the WWE has one right now. Insane.

10 Things I Learnt Acting Out XCOM In Real Life

The new XCOM board game sounds phenomenal, but last month I played a different kind of XCOM board game. Watch the Skies was a day-long game run by the UK Society of Megagame Makers. “Megagame” is a name that doesn’t disappoint — each one features dozens of players controlling small parts of a massive story.

Why Everyone Wanted To Buy Twitch

Even if you’re not “a gamer”, you’ve heard of Twitch. It’s a live-streaming juggernaut, the fourth-highest source of peak-time internet traffic in the United States, the place that did that Pokemon thing. It only makes sense that Google wanted to buy them, and that Amazon just did. In fact, the surprising thing is that more companies weren’t throwing billions at its door.

RoboCop Brought To Life In This Custom Sculpture

Hogap Lee is a brilliant sculptor. Kotaku has profiled his work before (remember this Dead Space piece?). Lee’s latest work is a RoboCop statue, fittingly called “Murphy.” It is fantastic.

Legendary Game Creator Attacked On Twitter Over Fukushima Peaches

Earthbound designer Shigesato Itoi sent out a fairly simple tweet: “If you go to Fukushima, you can buy peaches like this.” The remarks were accompanied by the above photo. Online, some people got pissed.

Future Cigarettes Are Immune To Rain, Killer Robots

Freelance artist Daniel Joustra has worked for companies like Guerilla, developers of the Killzone series.