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Kotaku's Static Podcast With Gizmodo & Lifehacker: Episode Two

Australian eSports, gendered toys, Star Wars: Battlefront, the best movie gadgets, tipping wait staff and artisanal salami made from celebrities. Yes, really.

Fine Art: The Concept Art Behind Rise Of The Tomb Raider

Tombs, snowy mountains, sunken ships, bad dudes with guns, Lara looking ready to kick some arse…yup, this is Tomb Raider (which Evan thought was pretty good).

This Is Not A Japanese High School Student's Room

A boring photo of some kid’s messy room, right? Wrong.

Why Movie Posters Are Sometimes... Different

Have you ever noticed that movie posters often look totally different when released in other countries? I have! Sometimes they’re good, but sometimes they’re not. This might be why.

Five Things You Might Not Know About Pikachu

You might know tons about Pikachu. How the character used to look slightly different or how Pikachu adores ketchup. But maybe you don’t know these tidbits.

The Rainbow Six Siege Beta Isn't Opening Up Just Yet

Rainbow Six: Siege was supposed to transition from closed beta into an open beta phase later today, but that’s no longer happening.

10 Close Calls That Brought Smash Bros. Matches Down To The Wire

Video: Nothing beats the adrenaline high of watching a close call in a competitive match — and that’s especially true with Smash Bros., a chaotic game where unexpected things happen all the time.

Riot's International League Of Legends Event Is Taking Over Melbourne Right Now

If you’re a League of Legends diehard you’ve probably already been keeping track of the International Wildcard Allstars event that Riot is hosting down in Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena. But if you’re not and you’re after some light-hearted Thursday night viewing, then it might be a good time to catch up.

A Gaming Mouse Designed Just For MMORPG Players

Over the years, Kotaku has seen its share of gaming mice. But if buttons alone are anything to go by, this latest one from Elecom sure looks impressive. And button-y!

Gazillionaire Deluxe, The Art Of The Simple Addiction

Back in the mid 1990’s you didn’t have the simplicity of games like AdVenture Capitalist, Clicker Heroes or the myriad of endless runners that you can get on mobiles these days. But there were games that had simple hooks. And I remember one of them quite vividly, because it was one of the few times I was allowed — why, I don’t know — to stay up ridiculously late to play.

It had a sound effect best described as the following: NYAHHHHHHHHHH.

Kentucky Route Zero's Fourth Act Almost Complete

It was one of the first notable games backed off Kickstarter to gain traction among gamers and the media, but Kentucky Route Zero’s opaque charms have remained incomplete for a while.

Two of the game’s five acts are yet to be released, which is a bit frustrating for people who have been waiting since Feburary 2013 when the first act was released. But on Twitter the developer has announced that the fourth act will be enroute to the internet very, very soon.

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