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Super Mario wedding proposal leaves woman teary-eyed

We’ve seen all kinds of marriage proposals, including one with a <i>Halloween</i> theme and one with a celebrity assist. But gamer Shane Birkinbine tapped</i> …

Louis Vuitton casts video game character in new campaign

For most Louis Vuitton fans, the intricate worlds of <i>Final Fantasy</i> are a completely unknown universe. Seemingly a million miles away from the high-end fashion houses of Paris, the Japanese RPG series has been seen as a lifelong (and slightly guilty) pleasure for most dedicated gamers. Though not for …

Louis Vuitton's new model is a Final Fantasy character - CNN Style

Written by Tiffany Ap, for CNN<p>French fashion house Louis Vuitton is bringing the console to your closet in its latest advertising campaign.<p>The brand's creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere has unveiled the face of its Spring-Summer 2016 campaign and it's none other than Lightning, a character from …

The Avengers Assemble In This Cosplay Video From New York Comic Con

New York Comic Con is behind us, but this fantastic cosplay video will let you relive the glorious mix of costumes that go along with it.<p>We really …

Star Wars fans and video game geeks 'more likely to be narcissists', study finds

Those who take part in “geeky events” are more likely to have an “elevated grandiose” level of narcissism, according to a study conducted by the …

Your Favorite Video Games, Damaged by Porn

<i>World of Warcraft</i>, <i>Left 4 Dead</i>, <i>Tomb Raider</i>… Avid Kotaku readers (and/or consumers of adult entertainment) know that actual porn parody movies exist …

Watch The Brand-New X-Files Trailer

CTV announced yesterday that they have acquired the six new episodes of <i>The X-Files</i> premiering on January 24th, 2016. Directed by creator and …

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Nerdlesque: The Sexiest Kind of Fandom

<i>Photo credit: Brian C. Janes</i><p>It was a cold, dark night in downtown Los Angeles. The windowless building gave no hints as to what was inside. I …

Cosplay Just Got Its Own Version Of Pinterest

Over the eight years I've been in cosplay, I've seen a number of cosplay community websites come and go. Cosplay.com had its day, followed by …

30 years of Super Mario in pop culture

Mario may have cut his teeth hopping barrels as "Jumpman" in <i>Donkey Kong</i> back in 1981, but his true claim to fame came with <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> Created by acclaimed video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, that game launched in September 1985, landing on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)/Famicom …

Debunking common myths about video gamers

Tarred as an unhealthy subculture, “gamers” incites a number of stereotypical images.<p>In popular media, television shows such as the <i>Big Bang Theory</i> and <i>South Park</i> depict gaming as an activity for socially inept nerds who are desensitized to the world around them. As a result of this media portrayal, …

Old-school game cartridges are coming to your smartphone

There have been many attempts at bringing classic gaming to smartphones, but they all lack the most visceral part of the experience: the satisfying ka-chunk of plugging a cartridge into your console. You might get that vibe back if Japanese startup Beatrobo has its way. It's launching the Pico …

"Sprout Heads" Are a Trend in China

Putting sprouts in your head, it seems, is now a thing in China.<p>According to <i>The Beijinger</i> and <i>ShanghaiIst</i>, folks have taken to wearing plastic sprouts …

The Nu-Kawaii Club Kids of the World's First Sailor Moon Afterparty

"You can tell who actually watches the anime, and who just likes the aesthetics."<p><i>All photos by Rebecca Smeyne</i><p>Back in October, I dropped into a cosplay party at a Brooklyn dive bar where kids in Mishka jerseys and Hello Kitty stickers were thrashing around to a mix of jungle and J-core. I jokingly …

Zoolander 2 teaser trailer takes a trip through Derek Zoolander's brain

Paramount Pictures released a teaser trailer for <i>Zoolander 2</i> over the weekend, a strange piece featuring imagery that looks like it came from an educational video you might show to a high school science class.<p>The trailer begins with a voice-over from a speech synthesizer — clearly meant to evoke …

Stephen Colbert's magic trick will freak out approximately 2 percent of you

Stephen Colbert is returning to TV this fall when he takes over the <i>Late Show</i> in September, and CBS has released some promos to pump the show.<p>Among our personal favorites is the one above, in which Colbert performs a classic magic trick. Of course, it's hard to resist him enthusing about his new …

Top 10 Sexiest Cosplay Girls You Need To Follow

<b>Cosplay has grown into a cult movement centred around pop culture and science fiction iconography.</b><p>Gaming and cartoon characters, superheroes, even …

PewDiePie's Response To 'Haters' Is Brilliant

I have to admit, I’m not really into the sort of humor that PewDiePie peddles. That’s not criticism of the famous YouTuber. I don’t like all kinds of things that I’m sure are perfectly fine for many other people. I don’t like walnuts in chocolate chip cookies. Plenty of people do. It means …

Weekly Recap: Nintendo PlayStation Console, Batman: Arkham Knight PC Issues, Huge Star Wars Battlefront Leak

THE BIG STUFF:<p>Ultra-Rare Nintendo PlayStation Console Has Been Found: The result of a failed partnership between Nintendo and Sony, the items is considered to be the Holy Grail of game memorabilia. Click through the link above to see some images and read about how it was found.<p>Batman: Arkham Knight …

This is the Nintendo PlayStation that almost was

It might seem crazy today, but in the early '90s Nintendo and Sony were working together on a video game accessory that'd add CD capabilities to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. There would also be a separate Sony console that'd play SNES cartridge games and titles for the SNES CD system …

How misfortune and a bit of luck led to the discovery of the fabled Nintendo Play Station | Polygon

Mighty No. 9 getting a collector's edition, will feature PlayStation cross-buy support

The collector's edition for <i>Mighty No. 9</i>was revealed today, along with news that the game will be a cross-buy title for PlayStation 3, PS4 and PS Vita.<p><i>Mighty No. 9</i>, which you can see in action in the trailer above, is a crowd-funded spiritual successor to Mega Man. The <i>Mighty No. 9: Signature Edition</i> …

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Watch 40 Years of Jaw-Dropping Visual Effects Condensed into One Minute

Although Industrial Light and Magic's origin is inextricably tied to Star Wars, the studio that George Lucas founded in 1975 has since become a visual effect behemoth.<p>Since the release of the first Star Wars, ILM has worked on some of the most loved movies ever released, such as <i>E.T</i>., <i>Back to the</i> …

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See Mayweather-Pacquiao, as told by Punch-Out!! (for a lot less than $100)

Boxing's latest "fight of the century" may have been a decisive victory for Floyd Mayweather, but the 12-round unanimous decision was a deeply unsatisfying result for fight fans, particularly those who paid $100 to watch it on TV. Here to give voice to their discontent is this re-creation within a …

How Shovel Knight’s developer revived the bane of GameStop clerks everywhere: Battletoads

It’s a classic prank: calling up GameStop and asking the associate working if they have any copies of Battletoads. The joke is that the three anthropomorphic stars of that series haven’t appeared in a game in two decades.<p>But that’s about to change.<p>The Battletoads are back as boss characters in the …

Weekly Recap: PS4 Beats Xbox One, Guitar Hero 7 Announced, Star Wars Battlefront Revealed

<b>THE BIG STUFF:</b><p><b>PS4 Returns to #1 Spot in US Hardware Sales During March</b>: After being outsold by the Nintendo 3DS in March, Sony's new console took back the top spot, becoming the best-selling console for March in the United States, according to NPD data.<p><b>New Guitar Hero Revealed With Revamped</b> …

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Starfox's iconic barrel roll is possible in a vacuum. Here's how.

Yes, <i>Starfox</i>'s barrel roll in space could be accomplished in real life, even in a vacuum. Except #wellactually it's not a barrel roll.<p>In Earth atmosphere, it's an aileron roll; a barrel roll would take the entire craft on a corkscrew path. Of course, in space, ailerons mean nothing because there is …