YouTuber Makes Chris Pratt’s Mario Real With Unreal Engine

It’s-a him, Chris Pratt. Screenshot: Re-Imagined Games / Kotaku It feels like it was only yesterday when Shigeru Miyamoto pulled the goomba rug out from under our collective gamer asses with the surprise announcement of the bizarre Hollywood cast of the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie. While the casting of Chris Pratt in the starring … Read more

Asia Innovations Group, a Leading Mobile Social Platform in Emerging Markets, to Become a Publicly Listed Company Through Merger with Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited (NYSE: OPA)

Largest Consumer Internet SPAC Merger announced YTD in 2022 SINGAPORE and NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Asia Innovations Group Limited (“ASIG” or the “Company”) today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement (the “Merger Agreement”) with Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited (NYSE: OPA) (“OPA”), a special purpose acquisition company. The proposed … Read more

‘Your Name’ Director’s New Anime Has A Girl Romancing A Chair

Lewd.Screenshot: CoMix Wave Films / 東宝MOVIEチャンネル / Kotaku While most anime have a muscle-bound hunk or an aloof loner as a protagonist’s romantic partner, the new film from the director of international box-office hit Your Name goes a slightly different route. Suzume, the film’s leading lady, romances a wooden chair. This isn’t an Onion article, … Read more

Apple stock dips on report the company is bailing on plans to boost iPhone 14 production

Customers try out new iPhones at an Apple store as iPhone 14 series go on sale on September 16, 2022 in Shanghai, China. VCG | Visual China Group | Getty Images Shares of Apple fell about 4% Wednesday on a report that the company has told suppliers to bail on plans to increase iPhone 14 … Read more

Walt Disney World, Universal to close Florida parks

Cinderella Castle in Walt Disney World. Roberto Machado Noa | Lightrocket | Getty Images As Hurricane Ian nears the west coast of Florida, the Walt Disney Company and Comcast’s Universal Studios are preparing to close their Orlando-based theme parks for at least two days. Disney announced Tuesday that Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Magic … Read more

New Last Of Us Meme Gifs Released By Naughty Dog

Screenshot: Naughty Dog / Sony Today, September 26, is the awkwardly titled “The Last Of Us Day.” As part of this annual international day of celebration, developer Naughty Dog has released 10 new animated gifs featuring characters from the game, like Joel and Ellie. In the universe of The Last Of Us, September 26 is … Read more

The Nier Automata Anime Just Got A Trailer And Release Details

2B continues to carry the weight of the world on her hips.Gif: A-1 Pictures/ PlatinumGames / Kotaku We’ve been waiting since February, when a cryptic teaser went up hinting at an anime adaptation for the popular Japanese action-RPG Nier: Automata, for more details on the promising project. This weekend, we finally got not one, but … Read more

Immersive, Accessible Experiences Drive Growth in U.S. Gaming Market

The U.S. gaming population grew by 3% from 2019 to 2022, according to a new Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® study Tweet this “Accessible and immersive experiences are the future of entertainment, especially in gaming,” said CTA Researcher Steven Hummel. “Gamers are on the cutting edge, and diverse gaming options meet the interests of ever-wider audiences. … Read more

This Pokémon GO 3D Billboard Is Why We Invented Technology

Screenshot: Niantic / Kotaku All advertising is evil, obviously. But sometimes, despite this, it can be extraordinarily entertaining. This latest 3D billboard from outside of Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station is maybe the best use of this optical illusion tech I’ve seen, and it’s cross-promoting Pokémon GO and, er, World Cat Day. We’ve covered the amazing 3D … Read more

Don’t look up: Close encounters of the disaster movie kind

This is not a movie. Or a drill. But don’t worry. Apparently, we’ve got this. Or at least NASA does. On Monday, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, spacecraft is supposed to collide with Dimorphos, a small “moon” orbiting the near-Earth asteroid Didymos. NASA’s big idea here is to see whether using such unmanned … Read more