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Alibaba Is Throwing Hundreds Of Millions At Esports

You don’t hear about it a great deal, but the International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) is one of the few international bodies in esports that has a footprint in Australia. It’s been around for a few years, but there’s hope that it might get a whole lot bigger thanks to a massive investment from the Chinese conglomerate Alibaba.

A Stranger Things Video Game Is A Very Good Idea

Stranger Things is great. I think everyone has kinda established that by now. It’s sharply written, has a perfectly executed 80s aesthetic and — best of all — has some incredible characters.


Another cool thing about Stranger Things: it takes inspiration from video games, most obviously Silent Hill.

But now we need the inspiration to flow both ways. We need a Stranger Things video game.

F1 2016 Benchmarked: Pretty Good For A Preview

Codemasters’ latest iteration of their F1 series doesn’t hit store shelves until the middle of next month. But we’ve been given access to a preview build of the game, and it’s running really nicely so far.

App Deals: Pick Up A Classic Licensed Pinball Game On Mobile

Today’s best deals include Marvel Pinball for Android and Oddworld for iOS. Deals end without warning, so be quick!

Alienware Alpha R2: A $1000 Steam Box

There’s a reason that the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have dominated living rooms around the world where the PC has languished (relatively un-loved) in the corner. Gaming consoles are small, easy to understand, easy to control with their bundled wireless controller pads. But with the (slow, somewhat abortive) rise of the Steam Machine, we’ve seen a few genuinely impressive small gaming PCs rise above the noise to challenge Microsoft and Sony’s stranglehold on the big-screen TV. One of those is the Alienware Alpha, the second hardware refresh of which is one of the best small-form-factor, high-performance PCs you can buy.

The Most Ambitious StarCraft Mod Is Finally Released

Ever since StarCraft 2 was first released, it feels like StarCraft Universe has been under development. If you’ve never heard of it before, it’s basically one of the most ambitious mods you’ll ever see with the StarCraft engine.

It started as StarCraft-themed MMO, built from the ground up using the StarCraft 2 editor. It’s now more of an RPG, and it’s taken around four years to build. But it’s ready, and you can play it today.


OK, I really thought I was gonna get to a second day with this one. It was a 3DO game for christ’s sake!

Anyway, congrats to noobi who correctly guessed that yesterday’s ScribbleTaku was Way of the Warrior.

Nice job!

Hey Dazza, Have You Seen The New Forza Utes?

Hey Dazza. Mate. DAZZA?

Dazza. Have ye seen them yet? Bloody oath. They’re bloody unreal mate.

You Can Now Watch Dota 2 In VR

It’s not exactly the spectacle people probably imagined virtual reality would be ideal for, but what the hell. If you want to watch Dota 2 matches in VR, now you can.

Tell Us Dammit: Favourite Controller Of All Time?

I’ve been at Kotaku Australia for a long time, so I’m certain I’ve asked this question before.

But what the hell, I’m asking it again.

What is your favourite controller of all time?

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