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Kotaku posts news as it happens plus popular regulars like:

Talk Amongst Yourselves
Posted daily
Conversation post. Kotaku’s forum.


While You Were Sleeping
Posted daily
Quick link round up of stories coming in overnight.


Scribbletaku
Posted daily
Retro guessing game. Readers try and guess what game we draw.


This Week In Games
Posted Monday
A round-up of games coming out in Australia that week.


App Deals
Posted daily
A daily roundup of discounted mobile games.


Community Review
Posted Monday
Readers talk about a big new game.


Off Topic
Posted Tuesday
A chance for readers to talk about non-gaming (but nerd related) stuff.


The Big Question
Posted Wednesday
A weekly poll post about anything and everything.


Tell Us Dammit
Posted Thursday
Where Kotaku asks the readers for advice or thoughts on an issue.


What Are You Playing This Weekend?
Posted Friday
Broad topic about what games you’re playing right now.



Danny Allen

Danny Allen

Managing Editor / Publisher

Danny has 17 years of consumer tech publishing experience with a focus on digital innovation. A former editor for Gizmodo (in the US and Australia), he has lead the local editions of Gizmodo, Lifehacker and Kotaku for the last five years.

Danny founded TechHive’s GeekTech blog (as PC World/Macworld Senior Associate Editor in San Francisco), co-authored The Ultimate Guide to Mac OS X book and picked up a Best Technical Journalist (Consensus IT Writers Awards) nod along the way.

More recently, you may have heard Danny’s music on Kotaku’s podcast or caught him on new Fox Sports TV show Wimp 2 Warrior. You can read his articles here.


Luke Hopewell

Mark Serrels

Kotaku Editor

Mark Serrels is the multi-award-winning Editor of Kotaku Australia and previously edited publications such as Official Nintendo Magazine, Official PlayStation Magazine, Australian 360 and PSM3. He is obsessed with video games and the people who make them. He wants to write the best story you’ve ever read.

In his spare time, Mark likes to climb rocks, eat porridge and play Super Mario 3D World with his 3-year-old son Quinn. Read Mark’s articles here.


Luke Hopewell

Alex Walker

Kotaku Journalist

Alex Walker is a journalist for Kotaku Australia and a former freelancer for ABC Technology & Games, games.on.net, PC Powerplay, Techly and others.

Alex broke into the industry as a specialist eSports reporter and was a finalist in 2014 and 2015 in the Best Gaming Journalist and Best Technical Journalist categories in the Australian IT Journalism Awards.

He also spent over a decade chasing the eSports dream, playing in competitive tournaments and leagues for Counter-Strike, Starcraft, Quake 3 and Call of Duty player. Read Alex’s stories here.


Logan Booker

Logan Booker

Kotaku Weekend Editor

Logan has been blissfully embroiled in tech and games media since the dawn of the universe — give or take a few billion years. At points along this timeline, Logan has held the editor job at Kotaku Australia and influential Aussie tech magazine, Atomic — which won Best Gaming Title and Best Production team under his stewardship.

Logan is also co-director of Screwfly Studios, an independent games developer responsible for three cult titles since its founding in 2011. He is an experienced programmer and games designer, having held writing, PR and creative roles at Australian gaming studios Firemint and Tantalus. Read his articles here.


Elly Hart

Hayley Williams

Editorial Assistant

Hayley is an aspiring Strong Female Character™ who writes across Kotaku, Lifehacker and Gizmodo Australia.

Named “Highly Commended” Best New Journalist at the 2015 Australian IT Journalism Awards, she has previously also contributed articles to Indie Games Magazine and spent six months dabbling in game design with Sydney indie developer Epiphany Games.

Despite the lack of a tragic backstory, Hayley still likes to moonlight as a well-dressed supervillain under the unconvincing cosplay pseudonym of Hayley Elise. Read her articles here.


Elly Hart

Amanda Yeo

Sub Editor

Amanda is a former human rights lawyer, current author, and pop culture enthusiast.

Her writing has been published and performed in Stories of Sydney (SWEATSHOP & Seizure), Westside (Westside Publications), The Last Word (Sydney Festival 2015), and The Voices Project (Australian Theatre for Young People).

In her spare time Amanda does stuff like play Dota and pretend to be cool on the internet. Once Gail Simone called her a superhero. That’s been a highlight of her life so far, along with the time she negotiated her way to 90% off the Doctor Who Series 1-4 box set. Read Amanda’s stories here.