Super Smash Bros. 3DS: The Kotaku Review

Super Smash Bros., a new piece of fanfiction for the Nintendo 3DS, is a game about anticipation. It's a game about position. It's a game about mustering up the brain juice to figure out what your opponent is going to do next, then developing the lightning-fast reflexes needed to nail the best possible response. » 10/03/14 12:23pm 10/03/14 12:23pm

Cyber Smash Grip Add-on Turns Wiimotes Into DualShocks

Despite the supposedly game-changing motion controls that the Wii brings to gaming, a good portion of AAA games use the Wiimote in the more traditional controller sense. How do you make the one-handed controller more comfortable for two handed play? By shoving it inside a body that adds an "analog" stick and two… » 3/27/08 5:20pm 3/27/08 5:20pm

Raytheon Blaster Can Smash Through Concrete Juggernaut Style

A new prototype device developed by Raytheon Co. can bash through concrete walls like nobody's business. Plans for the 100 pound Controlled Impact Rescue Tool, or CIRT, will place the device in the hands of firefighters, military personnel and search teams as part of a program developed by the Department of Homeland… » 3/24/08 8:40pm 3/24/08 8:40pm

Exclusive Video: Flat Flexible OLED Screen Survives Hammer Pounding

What happens when you smash a super-thin OLED display with a hammer? Last week, Wilson and I learned all about OLEDs, but after our factory tour we were left with that one nagging question. Lucky for us, mystery solved, as UDC has the answer courtesy of this video demonstration. Personally, I'd like to see this test… » 12/03/07 1:00pm 12/03/07 1:00pm

Format War Non-News and Rumor Smash: Wal-Mart Didn't Order 2M HD DVD Players

Remember those rumors that Wal-Mart was going big in HD DVD and ordering 2 million cheapo Chinese HD DVD players? Yeah, that's not so true. Fuh Yuan, the company supposedly taking the orders, just posted a correction regarding the orders, saying they "had not received yet." Wal-Mart just asked them for a cost analysis… » 4/26/07 7:14pm 4/26/07 7:14pm

Asurion's Cellphone Insurance Works - Even For Idiots

What's with bloggers and anger management issues? First Kotaku's Crecente smashes the wall with his fist while installing Windows, now Consumerist's Popken smashes his cellphone with his fist while being retarded. Good thing the Poppers had Asurion, which took his claim even when confessed to manually smashing the… » 1/16/07 1:00pm 1/16/07 1:00pm