About Us

At Kotaku Australia, we’re carefully trying to build a reputation for creating the strongest, most engaging content surrounding games and gaming culture.

We cover the Australian gaming industry with a team of award-winning local journalists, and localise the best posts from the US, making sure to eliminate what’s irrelevant for Aussies. If you want to access the US site, you can go to us.kotaku.com.

Our coverage is sorted into eight main categories – PC, Xbox, PlayStation, News, Nintendo, Mobile, Retro, and In Real Life.

All stories are tagged so they’re easy to browse and locate.

Regular Posts

We also run a series of regular columns covering specific topics in more depth:

This Week In Games
Posted on Mondays
We discuss the big game releases slated for the week ahead.

Talk Amongst Yourselves
Posted Daily
Think of it as the official unofficial Kotaku community forum.

Remember This?
Posted on Weekdays
Could you remember a game from only a small, partion of a screenshot?

Show And Tell
Posted on Tuesdays
We speak to indie devs to find out what they’re working on, what they’ve released, and what they might be releasing soon.

Ask Me Stuff
Posted on Wednesdays
Have a burning question? Leave a question, and we’ll endeavour to answer it before the day is out.

Tell Us Dammit
Posted on Thursdays
Dammit, we want you to tell us stuff. We choose a topical subject each week, and leave it for readers to discuss.

CheapSkate Gamer
Posted Weekly
The best gaming deals to help those wishing to save a penny or five!

Trading Places
Posted Weekly
We collate trade in deals available at the big three specialist games retailers in Australia.

While You Were Sleeping
Posted on Weekdays
While you sleep, video game stuff happens. First thing each morning, we round up what you missed!

Community Kudos
Posted on Fridays
Kotaku’s community rocks: awesome people, awesome posts. Here we share the love.

What Are You Playing This Weekend?
Posted on Fridays
The weekend folks, the weekend! What will you be playing?

The Kotaku Team

Danny Allen

Danny Allen

Managing Editor / Publisher

Kotaku, Gizmodo, Lifehacker Australia

Danny is a former editor of Gizmodo Australia and contributing editor at Gizmodo US. A go-to speaker on tech trends with over 16 years of consumer tech editorial + digital publishing experience. Before founding TechHive’s GeekTech blog (as PC World/Macworld Senior Associate Editor in San Francisco), he co-authored the The Ultimate Guide to Mac OS X and won Best Technical Journalist (Consensus IT Writers Awards) 2005. 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 posts here.

Mark Serrels

Mark Serrels

Editor / Steel Cut Oats Guru

Mark Serrels is the Editor of Kotaku Australia. He is a multi award-winning journalist and the inventor of the Serrels’ Stare™. He has previously edited publications such as The Official Nintendo Magazine, The Official PlayStation Magazine, Australian 360 and PSM3. He once got 191,000 on Doodle Jump and totally has a man crush on Ryan Gosling. And, yes, he is painfully aware that he closely resembles Simon Pegg.

Read his articles here.

Elly Hart

Alex Walker


Alex Walker is a journalist for Kotaku Australia and a former freelancer for ABC Technology & Games, games.on.net, PC Powerplay, Techly and others. He broke into the industry as a specialist eSports reporter and was a finalist in 2013 and 2014 for the Best Gaming Journalist and Best Technical Journalist categories in the IT Journalism awards. He’s 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 his articles here.

Elly Hart

Hayley Williams

Editorial Assistant

Hayley is an aspiring Strong Female Character™ who has previously spent her time writing about cosplay for Gametraders’ monthly magazine. She has 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, she still likes to moonlight as a well-dressed supervillain under the unconvincing pseudonym of Hayley Elise.

Read her articles here.

Elly Hart

Amanda Yeo

Early Morning Sub Editor Ninja

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 she 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.

Logan Booker

Logan Booker

Weekend Editor

Logan’s past lives include editorships of Atomic and Kotaku Australia, two-and-a-half years as a game designer at Tantalus and, most recently, a writing role at top mobile developer Firemint. A Highly Commended, Best Gaming Journalist (IT Journo Awards), Logan also moonlights as an indie games developer.

You can read his posts here.


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